Another Powerful Storm

Another powerful storm system will move across the upper Midwest, through the Great Lakes and into the northeast. Along with it will come heavy snow, freezing rain, potential white out conditions and even the threat for severe thunderstorms! Let’s take a look at all the threats involved!

Heavy Snow

NWS Warning Map

NWS Warning Map

 

NAM vs GFS Snowfall

NAM vs GFS Snowfall

The heavy snow and strong winds will lead to possible Blizzard Conditions for much of the event!

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Experimental Blizzard Index

Sleet/Freezing Rain

There will be the potential for some sleet and freezing rain to accumulate near the center of the track of the system. This could lead to some power outage issues with such strong winds in the forecast.

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3 Hour Precip and Precip Type Wed Afternoon

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Total Ice Accumulation

Severe Weather

To the south of the storm’s track, severe thunderstorms will be possible both Tuesday and Wednesday. The SPC has outlined a marginal risk for severe weather both days.

SPC Day 1 Hail Risk/Radar & Instability Forecast

SPC Day 1 Hail Risk/Radar & Instability Forecast

SPC Day 2 Risk/Reflectivity

SPC Day 2 Risk/Reflectivity

Cold Temperatures

Bitter cold temperatures will be seen along the backside of the storm system. Wind chills could dip to dangerously low values!

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