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Weather Update 10.20.21 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Oct 20, 2021 7:58:41 AM


Summary: An approaching Pacific storm system may produce showers with areas of gusty winds and heavy mountain snow on the West Coast.  Meanwhile, a few strong to severe storms with gusty winds and hail will be possible across parts of the Midwest on Wednesday, and Abnormally warm temperatures will return in the East. Advisories: California, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska
 
California
Winter Weather Advisory
Wet snow occurring this morning above 4500ft across north central CA
  • 3 inches of snow
  • 35mph wind gusts
  • Until 11 AM PDT this morning
Wyoming
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy snow continuing early this morning across eastern WY
  • 2-6 inches lower elevation snow
  • 8-14 higher elevation snow
  • 35mph wind gusts
  • Through 6 AM MDT Wednesday
Impacting transit along I-80 and I-25
 
South Dakota
Winter Weather Advisory
Wet snow continuing this morning across southwest SD
  • 1-3 inches additional snow
  • Until 9 AM MDT this morning
Nebraska
Winter Weather Advisory
Wet snow continuing this morning across the northern panhandle
  • 2 inches additional snow
  • Until 10 AM CDT /9 AM MDT/ this morning
 
 
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Weather Update 10.19.21 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Oct 19, 2021 7:38:29 AM


Summary: A storm will move across the Intermountain West and Rockies through Tuesday. Heavy snow is forecast for the higher terrain with rain for lower elevations. Meanwhile, large area of high pressure for the East will keep the weather tranquil with moderating temperatures. Later this week, a more significant storm is possible for the West, especially for northern California. Advisories: Utah, Wyoming, Colorado
 
Utah
Winter Weather Advisory
Snow continuing this morning across northeast UT
  • 6-12 inches of snow
  • Until noon MDT Tuesday
Impacting transit along I-80 from Parley's Canyon to the WY border, I-84 from Morgan to 80 Junction, and I-70 through Salina Summit 
 
Wyoming
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy snow expected today across portions of central and southeast WY
  • 5-10 inches of snow
  • 35mph wind gusts
  • From 6 AM Tuesday to 6 AM MDT Wednesday
Expected to impact transit along I-25
 
Colorado
Winter Weather Advisory
Moderate to heavy snow expected today above 9000ft across northwest CO
  • 4-8 inches of snow
  • 35mph wind gusts
  • Through midnight MDT tonight
Impacting transit along I-80 west of Denver
 
 
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Weather Update 10.18.21 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Oct 18, 2021 7:49:43 AM


Summary: Low pressure will progress inland across the west overnight with some valley rain and higher terrain snow as this system tracks across the Intermountain West on Monday. East of the Rocky Mountains, high pressure will keep the weather pattern tranquil with moderating temperatures expected for the center of the nation. Advisories: Oregon, California, Utah, Wyoming
 
Oregon
Winter Weather Advisory
Snow above 5000ft expected to continue this morning across south central OR
  • 1-4 inches of snow
  • 35mph wind gusts
  • Until 9 AM PDT today
California
Winter Weather Advisory
Snow above 5000ft expected to continue this morning across the northern Sierra Nevada
  • 3-8 inches of snow
    • 12 inches locally
  • Until 5am PDT today
Impacting transit along I-80 through the mountains
 
Utah
Winter Weather Advisory
Snow above 5,000ft expected to begin this afternoon across northeast UT
  • 6-12 inches of snow
  • From 3 PM this afternoon to noon MDT Tuesday
Will likely impact transit along I-80 east of Salt Lake City
 
Wyoming
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy snow expected tomorrow across central WY
  • 12-18 inches of snow
  • From 1 AM to 6 PM MDT Tuesday
Winter Storm Watch
Heavy snow possible beginning late tonight across central WY 
  • 4-6 inches of snow
  • From late tonight through Tuesday evening
May impact transit along I-25 and I-90
 
 
Wind Advisories are also in place across parts of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona
 
 
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Weather Update 10.14.21 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Oct 14, 2021 7:31:30 AM


Summary: While transit is still being impacted in some areas affected by the winter storm early this week, previously closed highways across Wyoming, Colorado and South Dakota are now reopened and operational, though below average temperatures are likely to remain from the North/Central High Plains, westward to the Great Basin. Heavy rainfall from the remnants Tropical Cyclone Pamela could produce areas of flash, urban, and small stream flooding across portions of Texas and into the Ozarks today. Meanwhile, much above average temperatures will persist across the eastern third of the country through the end of the week.
 
 
 
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Weather Update 10.13.21 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Oct 13, 2021 7:50:23 AM


Summary: A strong storm will bring a winter weather and strong winds for portions of the western U.S. Meanwhile, the remnants of Tropical Storm Pamela will move across Texas and southeast Oklahoma with heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding on Wednesday. The eastern U.S. will remain mild for the middle of October. Advisories: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska
 
Montana
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy snow continuing today across southeast and east central MT
  • 3-11 inches additional snow
  • Until 6 PM MDT this evening
Winter Weather Advisory
Snow continuing today across northeast MT
  • Up to 2 inches additional snow
  • Until 6 PM MDT this evening
Impacting transit east of Billings along I-94, I-90, US-12 and US-212
 
 
Wyoming
Blizzard Warning
Blizzard conditions occurring this morning across east central WY
  • 6-12 inches of snow
  • 65mph wind gusts
  • Until noon MDT today
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy snow continuing today across eastern WY
  • West Slopes
    • 10-15 inches of snow
  • East Slopes
    • 12-24 inches of snow
  • 30mph wind gusts
  • Until Noon today
Due to winter conditions, I-80 is closed from Cheyenne to Rock Springs, I-25 is closed from Wheatland to Buffalo, I-90 is closed from Moorcroft to Buffalo. US-20 is closed from Shoshoni to Manville. US-26 is closed from Wheatland to Douglas
 
 
Colorado
Winter Weather Advisory
Moderate snow continuing this morning across north central CO
  • 2-4 inches additional snow
  • 35mph wind gusts
  • Until 6 AM MDT today
Due to winter conditions, I-25 is closed from Owl Canyon Road to Wyoming State Line
 
 
North Dakota
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy wet snow expected today across southwest ND
  • 5-9 inches of snow
  • 45mph wind gusts
  • Until 9 PM MDT this evening
Winter Weather Advisory
Wet snow expected today across Northwest ND
  • 2-4 inches of snow
  • 45mph wind gusts
  • Until 10 PM CDT/9 PM MDT/ this evening.
Impacting transit along I-94 west of Bismarck, US-85 north of Alexander
 
 
South Dakota
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy snow occurring today across western SD
  • 7-17 inches of snow
  • 45mph wind gusts
  • Until 6 PM MDT Wednesday
Due to winter conditions, I-90 is closed west of Rapid City to the state line. 
Also Impacting transit along US-85, US-385, US-16
 
 
Nebraska
Blizzard Warning
Blizzard conditions expected across the northern NE panhandle
  • 6-12 inches of snow
  • 65mph wind gusts
  • Until noon MDT today
Impacting transit along I-80 west of Potter, US-20, US-335, US-26
 
 
 
Additionally, Wind Advisories are in place across parts of Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa
 
 
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Weather Update 10.12.21 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Oct 12, 2021 8:02:11 AM


Summary: Heavy snow and powerful winds continue across the Great Basin mountains, Rockies, and into the High Plains, creating hazardous travel conditions. Severe storms developing in the Plains ahead of this front may have damaging winds, large hail, and a couple of tornadoes. Meanwhile, Pacific Hurricane Pamela, while not expected to directly impact the US, is forecast to make landfall along the west-central coast of Mexico as a major hurricane some time on Wednesday morning. Adverse conditions are expected across Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, and western Durango. Heavy rains from Pamela's remnants are expected across portions of central Texas and southeastern Oklahoma late Wednesday and Thursday, which may result in flooding. Advisories: Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota
 
Idaho
Winter Storm Warning
Moderate to heavy snow expected to continue this morning across the Upper Snake Region
  • Above 6000ft
    • 6-10 inches additional accumulation
  • Below 6000ft
    • 2-5 inches additional accumulation
  • 40mph
  • Continuing through noon today
Winter Weather Advisory
Light to moderate snow expected to continue this morning across central and southeast ID
  • 1-3 inches additional accumulation
  • Continuing through 6 AM MDT today
Impacting transit along I-15 including Lookout and Monida Pass, US-20 including Targhee Pass
 
 
Nevada
Winter Weather Advisory
Snow continuing this morning across White Pine County
  • 1 inch additional accumulation
  • 40mph wind gusts
  • Until 8 AM PDT this morning
Impacting transit along US-50, US-6
 
 
Montana
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy snow continuing today across southwest MT
  • 8-15 inches additional snow
  • 35mph wind gusts
  • Until 6 PM MDT Wednesday
Winter Weather Advisory
Snow continuing today across central and southeast MT
  • 2-8 inches additional snow
  • Until 6 PM MDT Wednesday
Some transit impacts along I-15, I-90, I-94
 
 
Wyoming
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy snow continuing today across most of the state
  • East Slopes
    • 12-24 inches additional snow
  • West Slopes
    • 10-15 inches additional snow
  • 45mph wind gusts
  • Until Noon Wednesday
Impacting transit along I-90, I-80, and most other major routes in the area
 
 
Utah
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy snow continuing today across central and southern UT
  • 6-14 inches of additional snow
  • Through 6 PM MDT this evening
Impacting transit along mountain routes including portions of I-15 and I-70
 
 
Colorado
Winter Weather Advisory
Mountain snow expected overnight tonight across western CO
  • 5-10 inches of snow above 9000ft
  • 50mph wind gusts
  • From 6 PM this evening to midnight MDT Tuesday night
May impact transit along I-70 and other mountain routes
 
 
North Dakota
Winter Weather Advisory
Wet snow expected to begin this evening across southwest ND
  • 2-5 inches of snow
  • 40mph wind gusts
  • From 6 PM this evening to 6 PM MDT Wednesday
 
South Dakota
Winter Weather Advisory
Wet snow expected to begin this evening across northwest SD
  • 6 inches of snow
  • 45mph wind gusts
  • From midnight tonight to 6 PM MDT Wednesday
May impact transit along I-90
 
 
Additionally, Wind Advisories are in place across parts of California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas
 
 
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Weather Update 10.11.21 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Oct 11, 2021 8:45:32 AM


Summary: Our first significant winter storm system of the year will continue producing heavy mountain snow, high winds, and much below normal temperatures. Isolated severe storms may produce all hazards from the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes. An offshore low with a low chance of subtropical development may produce locally heavy rain and gusty winds in eastern North Carolina. Advisories: Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, South Dakota
 
Idaho
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy snow expected tonight across higher elevations of southeast ID
  • Below 6000ft
    • 2-6 inches of snow
  • Above 6000ft
    • 6-14 inches of snow
    • Up to 20 inches along ridges and passes
  • Winds gusting up to 40mph
  • From midnight tonight to noon MDT Tuesday
Winter Weather Advisory
Snow expected overnight tonight across eastern ID
  • 2-5 inches of snow
    • Up to 12 inches along ridges and passes
  • Winds gusting up to 40mph
  • From midnight tonight to 6 AM MDT Tuesday
Will likely impact transit along I-15, including through Lookout Pass, and I-84
 
Nevada
Winter Weather Advisory
Snow continuing across eastern NV 
  • Above 7000ft
    • 4-10 inches of snow
  • Below 7000ft
    • 1-4 inches of snow
  • Winds gusting up to 40mph
  • Continuing until 9 AM PDT today
May impact transit along SR 93
 
Montana
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy snow expected overnight tonight across southern MT 
  • 6-18 inches of mountain snow
  • 3-6 inches of lower elevation snow
  • Until Noon MDT Tuesday
Winter Weather Advisory
Snow expected overnight tonight across southern MT
  • Above 5000ft
    • 3-5 inches of snow
  • Below 5000ft 
    • Up to 3 inches of snow
  • From 6 PM this evening to Noon MDT Tuesday
Will likely impact transit along I-90 and I-15
 
Wyoming
Winter Storm Warning
Heavy snow expected overnight tonight across much of the state
  • 15-15in of west slope snow
  • 12-24 inches of east slope snow
  • 45mph wind gusts
  • From 1 AM Monday to noon MDT Wednesday
Winter Storm Watch
Heavy, wet snow possible tomorrow afternoon across northeast WY 
  • 6+ inches of snow
  • 45mph wind gusts
  • From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon
May impact transit along I-90 and I-25
 
Utah
Winter Storm Watch
Heavy snow possible this evening across south central UT
  • 8-18 inches of snow
  • From Monday evening through Tuesday evening
May impact transit along I-15 and I-70
 
Colorado
Winter Weather Advisory
Snow expected to begin overnight tonight across western CO
  • 4-8in of snow, up to 12in
  • 40mph wind gusts
  • From 6 PM this evening to midnight MDT Tuesday night
May impact transit along I-70
 
South Dakota
Winter Storm Watch
Heavy, wet snow possible Tuesday afternoon across west central SD
  • 6+ inches of snow
  • 45mph winds
  • From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon
 
Additionally, Wind Advisories are in place across parts of Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, and Missouri
 
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Weather Update 10.8.21 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Oct 8, 2021 7:26:25 AM


Summary: Several strong storm systems are forecast to move through the Western and Central U.S. this weekend into next week with much below normal temperatures and winter weather for the central and northern Rockies. This could be the first widespread snowfall of the season. Heavy rain and severe thunderstorms will be possible for portions of the Plains. Current Advisories: Utah
 
Utah
Winter Weather Advisory
Accumulating snow is expected to begin today above 8500ft across northeast UT
  • 4-12 inches of snow
  • 40mph wind gusts
  • From 6 AM Friday to 6 PM MDT Saturday
 
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Weather Update 10.1.21 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Oct 1, 2021 7:26:19 AM


Summary: Swells from Hurricane Sam are expected to reach Bermuda and the Bahamas today, and then spread to the Unites States east coast and Atlantic Canada this weekend. Tropical Storm Victor is tracking northwest through the eastern tropical Atlantic, and is not considered to be a threat at this time. Otherwise, there's a relatively quiet weather pattern across the US today, with jut some locally heavy rainfall across parts of the central and southern Plains and southern Rockies that may bring flash flooding, especially in parts of Texas.
 
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Weather Update 9.29.21 - U.S.

Posted by Jarrett on Sep 29, 2021 7:30:49 AM


Summary: While Hurricane Sam won't directly threaten US East Coast, it will be a wave generator, causing large swells along portions of the Leeward Islands today, portions of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, the Bahamas, and Bermuda by Thursday or Friday, and the US East Coast and Atlantic Canada by the weekend. Additionally, there are two disturbances forming off the African coast that are showing a high chance of development. Otherwise, its a tranquil late September across the US with some areas of locally heavy rain across the central plains, and above normal temperatures from the Mississippi valley through the Tennessee and Ohio valleys.
 
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