Wednesday, October 22-23rd Plains Blizzard Update

22 10 2008

Wednesday, Wednesday-Thursday Plains Blizzard Update

9:15PM

Snow is currently falling over portions of Nebraska, where up to 2 inches reported so far. The snow is expected to continue into Thursday across Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado. Strong winds of over 40MPH, combined with the snow, may cause blizzard conditions at times. Final snowfall acumulations will be in the 1-3 inches range, with a few spots picking up over 4 inches. Below is my lastest snowfall forecast for this system, and below that is a live look out of Grand Island, NE where snow is falling and accumulating.





October 23rd Weather Outlook

22 10 2008

Thursday’s Weather Outlook; Plains/Midwest System

8:45PM

On Thursday, a system will continue to move across the Plains and Midwest. Showers and storms will be ongoing and continue through the day across portions of the Plains ans Midwest. Over 1.5 inches of rain will be possible in some areas. In the Afternoon, in the Southern Mississippi Valley, with limited instibility, a few storms may become severe. With the main threats being hail and damaging winds. Snow will also be ongoing and continue through much of the day across portions of Kansas and Nebraska. When all said and done, final accumulations may be over 12 inches in some areas. Below is my thunderstorm outlook for Thursday.





October 21-22nd Northeast Snow Event Final Totals

22 10 2008

October 21-22nd Northeast Snow Event Final Totals:

4:30PM

A storm system moved across the Northeast on Late Monday into Early Wednesday. Rain turned to snow on Tuesday, and persisted into early Wednesday. Snow accumulations were generally in the 1-3 inch range, though in Maine there were a few 3-6 inch totals. Below are the top 5 snow totals from each state affected.

Maine:                                                             New York:

Estcourt, ME – 6.0″                                                Lyon Mountain, NY – 2.0″

Freedom Acres, ME – 6.0″                                        Dannermora, NY – 1.0″

Fort Kent, ME – 4.0″                                               Halcott Center, NY – 0.5″

Saint Francis, ME – 4.0″                                         Slide Mountain, NY – 0.5″

Saint Agatha, ME – 3.5″                                                         

Vermont:

East Albany, VT – 1.0″

Eden, VT – 0.6″

North Underhill, VT – 0.6″

Stannard, VT – 0.5″

Wheelock, VT – 0.5″