Friday Night, October 9-12th West/Plains Snow Storm Update

10 10 2008

October 9-12th West/Plains Snow Storm Update


An early season snow storm continues to affect portions of the Inter-Mountain West and West Plains. Up to 8 inches of snow has fallen since Thursday Night, and more than 6 inches more is expected for many areas through Sunday. Final snow totals should range from 1-4 feet portions of the Inter-Mountain West, while up to 20 inches can be expect in Western South Dakota and Western North Dakota. Snow along with winds gusting up to 50MPH at times may produce blizzard conditions at times. Below is an updated Snow Map for final totals expected by Sunday; includes what has fallen, and what is still expected. Below the map, is the top 5 snowfall totals to come in so far.

October 9-12th Inter-Mountain West/Western Plains Snow Storm Totals So Far:

Spearfish, SD – 8.0″

Deadwood, SD – 8.0″

Hoover, SD – 6.0″

Belle Fo, SD – 5.7″

Newell, SD – 5.5″

Saturday, October 11th Weather Outlook

10 10 2008

Saturday’s Weather Outlook; West/Plains System


On Saturday, a system will continue to affect the West and Plains. Showers and isolated storms will be ongoing in portions of the Plains while snow is ongoing in the Western Plains and the Inter-Mountain west. This precipitation will continue through the day. I have issued an isolated risk for severe storms for portions of, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. Storms will develop in the Afternoon across portions of Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. With limited instibility, some storms may become severe. With the main threats being hail, damaging winds, and an isolated tornado. In the Inter-Mountain West and the Western Plains, snow will continue through Sunday, with final accumulations when all said and done of 1-4 feet in the Inter-Mountain West, and up to 18 inches in North Dakota and South Dakota. Below is my thunderstorm outlook for Saturday, and below that is the snowfall forecast for North Dakota/South Dakota. Note: The snowfall map also includes what has already fallen on Thursday Night/Friday, plus what is expected to fall between now and Sunday.