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Weather Update 10.27.20 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Oct 27, 2020 9:18:18 AM

Hurricane Zeta is forecast to bring hazardous conditions to portions of the northern Gulf Coast by late Wednesday. Meanwhile, Winter Storm Billy is bringing snow, sleet, and freezing rain to the southern Rockies and the southern High Plains. Farther west, critical fire weather conditions are expected to persist over parts of California and the Southwest U.S. Active Advisories: New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida

Winter Storm Billy
New Mexico
Winter Storm Warning
A powerful storm system will continue to bring hazardous weather throughout the course of today
  • 4-8 inches of snow
  • Up to 12 inches locally
  • 1/4 inch ice accumulation
  • Until 6 AM MDT Wednesday
Impacting transit along I-40 and I-25
Winter Weather Advisory
Another round of wintry weather this morning in southern KS
  • 1 inch of additional snow
  • 2/10ths inch of ice
  • Until noon CDT today
Winter Weather Advisory
Periods of Freezing Rain and Sleet expected across the state today 
  • Light glaze of 
  • Until 1 PM CDT Wednesday
Impacting transit along I-40, I-44, I-35
Ice Storm Warning
Significant icing expected through central OK
  • 1/10 to 3/10th inches of ice accumulation
  • Until 1 PM CDT Wednesday
Impacting transit along I-40, I-44, I-35
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy mixed precipitation across northwest TX and the panhandle today
  • 3-5 inches of snow
  • 1/10th inch of ice
  • Until 1 PM CDT Wednesday.
Impacting transit along I-40 and I-27
Ice Storm Warning
Significant icing expected today across the Rolling Plains and the southeast panhandle
  • 1-3 inches of snow
  • 1/10-3/10 inches of ice
  • Until 1 PM CDT Wednesday
Impacting transit along I-40, I-27, and I-20. Travel is strongly discouraged
Hurricane Zeta
Hurricane conditions and flooding are expected along portions of the northern Gulf Coast by late Wednesday. Between tonight and Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected from the central U.S. Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states near and in advance of Zeta . Zeta is the Atlantic's 11th hurricane of the season.
Hurricane Warning
74 mph or greater winds are expected to arrive later Wednesday.
  •  Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi/Alabama border
  • including Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas and metropolitan New Orleans
Storm Surge Warning
  • Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to Navarre, Florida, including Lake Borgne, Lake Pontchartrain, Vermilion Bay, Pensacola Bay and Mobile Bay
Tropical Storm Warning 
  • Mississippi/Alabama border to Okaloosa/Walton County line in Florida
A broad area of soaking rainfall will impact southern and eastern U.S.
  • 1-3 inches of rainfall from the South into the Ohio Valley
  • 2-4 inches of rainfall, up to 6, through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia
Tropical storm force winds will most likely arrive on the northern Gulf Coast sometime on Wednesday afternoon
  • Sustained winds over 40mph
  • Wind gusts farther inland through Alabama Georgia into Thursday
Storm Surge
Flooding could inundate parts of the northern Gulf near and east of where the center crosses the coast
  • 4-6 ft inundation
  • Port Fourchon, Louisiana, to Dauphin Island, Alabama, including Lake Borgne
Tornadoes are possible Wednesday and Wednesday night
  • Southeast Louisiana into southern Mississippi
  • Southern Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle
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