A significant potentially historic winter storm to impact the Northern Rockies
Story by: Mario Pawlowski @ iTrucker
Widespread moderate to heavy snow from southeast Montana into portions of the central and northern Plains. Record low temperatures possible across the western and central U.S. through Friday.
A vigorous upper-level trough and strong associated cold front will move from the Rockies into the central U.S. today. Widespread moderate to heavy snow is expected today from southeast Montana into portions of the central and northern Plains.
By tonight into Friday morning, a more significant area of low pressure is forecast to develop along the front across the Upper Midwest, increasing the intensity of the snowfall west of the surface low across the Northern Plains.
Through Saturday night, the system is expected to produce potentially historic amounts of 1 to 2 feet possible across portions of central and eastern North Dakota.
Strong and gusty winds may also accompany the snow, resulting in blowing snow and severe travel conditions at times. In the cold air mass north and west of the frontal boundary, widespread record low temperatures are possible Friday morning from the Great Basin east across the Rockies into the southern and central Plains. According to noaa.gov.
Predicted forecast Valid -Thu Oct 10, 2019 – Sat Oct 12, 2019. According to noaa.gov.
See the full forecast @ ncep.noaa.gov
A significant, and potentially historic, October winter storm is on track to impact the northern Rockies, and areas of the central and northern Plains through Saturday. Significant travel disruptions, power outages, and impacts to agriculture and livestock are all anticipated. pic.twitter.com/5KGdPOfWJQ
— NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) October 10, 2019
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