December 18-20th 2008 Plains/Midwest/Great Lakes/Northeast Winter Storm

17 12 2008

Thursday-Saturday Plains/Midwest/Great Lakes/Northeast Winter Storm


A winter storm will move through the region Thursday into Saturday. This system will have ample moisture and cold air to work with. This will cause significant ice and snow accumulations to be possible. Snow and freezing rain will develop in the Plains through the day on Thursday. This are of precip will spread into the Midwest and Great Lakes as we head into Thursday Night. This storm will then push east into the Northeast on Friday and early Saturday. Snow accumulations of 6-12 inches, with some locally higher amounts can be expected from Iowa up into Michigan, and also in the interior Northeast. Ice accumulations of over an 1/2 inch can be expected from Iowa into Indiana. Below is the snowfall forecast for this system.


Thursday, December 18th 2008 Weather Outlook

17 12 2008

Thursday’s Weather Outlook; West/Plains/Midwest/Great Lakes System


On Thursday, a system wil will east form the West, and into the Plains. Showers and storms will be possible in the Central and Southern Plains. On the north sid eof the system, significant amounts of snow and ice will be possible, from the Plains and into the Great Lakes. Ice accumulations may reach over a half an inch in many areas. Heavy snow is also expected, with accumulations of 8-12 inches in some areas. Below is the thunderstorm and snowfall outlook for Thursday.