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Weather Update 01.18.22

Posted by Jarrett on Jan 18, 2022 9:24:55 AM

Summary: As a potent winter storm moves off the coast of New England, heavy snow will be possible in its wake downwind of the eastern Great Lakes into Tuesday. A quick-hitting winter storm will bring strong winds and snow to the Northern Plains and Upper Great Lakes Tuesday.

Keep in mind that areas are still trying to dig out from Winter Storm Izzy that moved through Sunday and Monday. Parts of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee received 14-20 inches of snow. Snow was reported as far south as Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Roads remain icy in parts of the South and Northeast with more snow possible in these regions later this week. Many LTL carriers were closed yesterday due to weather issues and will be trying to recover the remainder of the week. Also, blizzard conditions are possible Tuesday in parts of the Upper Midwest; several inches of snow through Tuesday night from eastern North Dakota to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Wind gusts will reach 35 to 55mph, producing period of potential whiteouts. Trucks will be hit by high winds in western sections of the Dakotas leading to high risk of rollovers. There is a risk of rain/freezing rain over parts of the Southern Ohio/Tennessee Valleys and Middle/Lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday.
Winter Weather Advisory / Wind Chill Advisory
Central Montana is under a winter weather advisory until 3pmMST on Wednesday.  Snow is expected.  Northeastern Montana is under a wind chill advisory until 2pmMST on Wednesday.  
  • 1-3 inches snow accumulation
  • Wind chills -40
North Dakota
Winter Weather Advisory / Wind Advisory
A winter weather advisory is in effect for central and eastern North Dakota until 9pmCST tonight.  Blowing snow is expected.  Falling temperatures throughout the day will result in frigid wind chills developing.
  • Northwest winds to 35mph with gust to 50mph expected.  High profile vehicles will have difficulty.
South Dakota
Wind Chill Advisory / Wind Advisory
The wind chill advisory will go into effect from midnight this evening to noon CST Wednesday.  
  • Wind chills -35
  • Northwest winds to 35mph with gust to 50mph expected.  High profile vehicles will have difficulty.
Winter Weather Advisory / Wind Chill Advisory
Northern Minnesota is under a winter weather advisory until 9pmCST tonight.  A wind chill advisory is in effect from 3am Wednesday until noon.  Snow is expected.  
  • 3-6 inches snow accumulation
  • Wind gusting as high as 40 mph
  • Wind chills -20 to -30
Hazardous Weather Outlook
North- central and Northeast Wisconsin has a hazardous weather outlook for today and tonight.  Hazardous travel conditions are expected to develop north of Highway 29 this morning, then continue into the evening.  Accumulating snow is expected in the morning and early afternoon followed by a mix of freezing drizzle and light snow for the later afternoon and evening hours.
  • 1-3 inches snow accumulation
  • Sub-zero temperatures expected Wednesday night and Thursday night
New York
Winter Weather Advisory
There is a winter weather advisory for western New York bordering Ohio, Lake Erie and extending up to Buffalo.  This is in effect until 10am this morning.  Lake effect snow is still in place.  Syracuse, NY is also under a winter weather advisory until 10am this morning.  The Syracuse area is expected to also pickup more lake effect snow this morning.  
  • 2-3 inches additional snow accumulation
  • Wind gusting as high as 30mph
A wind chill advisory is also in place for Northern Vermont, Northern New Hampshire and Northern Maine starting at 4pm today and extending until 4am on Wednesday.  Very cold wind chills are expected.  Wind chills will be around -30.
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