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Weather Update 4.28.22

Posted by Jarrett on Apr 28, 2022 7:49:44 AM

Summary: Fire weather conditions continue on Thursday with critical concerns from eastern Arizona through much of New Mexico into the western Texas Panhandle and even elevated threats are possible in parts of the Northeast. Meanwhile, some severe storms are possible from the central High Plains into the southern Plains. Finally another major storm is anticipated across the Central U.S. starting on Friday. Impacted: I-20, I-25, I-40, I-29, & I 94

Major lanes of concern

Due to wildfires

  • Interstate 20 in Texas from Pecos to Abilene
  • Interstate 25 from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Pueblo, Colorado
  • Interstate 40 from Kingman, Arizona, to Oklahoma City

Due to flooding

  • Interstate 29 from Fargo to the North Dakota-Canada border
  • Interstate 94 from Valley City, North Dakota, to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota


Wind Advisory
  • Wind Advisory  in effect now until midnight tonight
    • West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph
    • Impacts: Difficult driving conditions, especially for larger vehicles traveling along roads with crosswinds. Light, unsecured objects may become airborne



Wind Advisory / Blowing Dust Advisory
  • Wind Advisory  in effect from 11 AM this morning to 11 PM PDT this evening
    • West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph
    • Impacts: Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Travel may be difficult especially for high profile vehicles
  • Blowing Dust Advisory in effect from noon today to 8 PM PDT this evening
    • Blowing dust could reduce visibility, resulting in hazardous driving conditions



Winter Storm Warning
  • Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 6 PM this evening into Friday night
    • Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations between 6 and 10 inches in the mountains
      • Little or no snow accumulation below 4000 ft
    • Impacts: Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will likely become slick and hazardous



Winter Weather Advisory
  • Winter Weather Advisory in effect from until 6 AM EDT Friday
    • Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected
      • Locally over 9 inches in higher elevations
      • Winds gusting as high as 35 mph
    • Impacts: periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads  and limited visibilities
Additional Flood Advisories include but not limited to the following: Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Minnesota


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