1-23-18 Northern Plains Forecast: Relatively quiet/mild pattern next several days…changes as we flip into February? N.

1-23-18 Northern Plains Forecast: Relatively quiet/mild pattern next several days…changes as we flip into February? N.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeNzXr5lHH4&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Southern portions of South Dakota and Minnesota picked up very heavy snowfall with blizzard conditions on Monday.  Overall, the snowfall forecast panned out well for most areas.  As expected, we saw a very sharp cut-off on the northern edge of this storm.  Here is a map showing observed snowfall amounts vs. our final forecast we issued Sunday: No major systems are expected for the rest of the week.  We will track a couple minor disturbances to bring light snow chances over the next couple of days.  Temperatures will remain above average through the week.  A brief cool-down arrives for the weekend.  A stronger storm looks possible towards the latter portion of next week.   A few flurries possible possible across South Dakota this morning, then we will watch…
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Tuesday Weather Package

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Good Tuesday morning! 7-Day Forecasts: Radar at 8am ET showing scattered rain and snow showers impacting the Ohio Valley this morning.  Light snow accumulations have occurred in northeast Illinois and light accumulations will be possible into northern Indiana.  Otherwise, just some scattered snow showers with limited accumulations for the rest of the region.   Forecast radar from this morning through 2am Wednesday shows the scattered snow/rain showers shifting mostly to Indiana/Ohio through the day, decreasing this evening beyond sunset.   A weak wave will bring additional clouds on Wednesday with the possibility of a sprinkle/flurry as this moves overhead during the morning into early afternoon.  Skies should clear west to east during the afternoon.   After a seasonably cold Wednesday, temperatures take off for late week with sunshine around Thursday…
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Monday Weather Package

Monday Weather Package

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Good Monday morning! 7-Day Forecasts: Here is a look at radar as of 7:40 AM ET...heavy band of rain/gusty wind/thunder working into western Indiana.  Temperatures are very mild in the upper 40s to upper 50s.   Here is a look at simulated radar through the day....the band of heavy rain looks to gradually weaken in intensity as it tracks east this morning across Indiana and Ohio.  A dry slot will lead to only a few scattered showers behind the main shield of rain late morning into mid-afternoon, then showers increase as a secondary cold front swings through this evening.  This will send a drop in temperatures.   Temperatures fall in the 30s overnight and through Tuesday with wrap-around rain and snow showers: Best chance to see a light snow accumulation…
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1-22-18 Iowa Forecast: Blizzard conditions continue northwest into tonight…improving weather mid-week. N.

Iowa
Video (6 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-MeKOYvFLU&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Blizzard and winter storm warnings continue through midnight CT across northwest portions of the state: Simulated radar 5am CT this morning to 9am CT Tuesday: Very heavy snow will continue to ramp across the northwest portions of the state, with the snow intensity gradually decreasing through the evening hours.  Scattered snow showers linger Tuesday morning across eastern portions of the state, then dry by Tuesday afternoon.   Here is the latest hi-res guidance for snow accumulations today...this goes out through the next 18 hours.  Keep in mind there will still be light snow falling beyond this time-frame.  Areas from Sioux City, Spencer, Estherville to Ledyard see the highest totals ranging from 10-15".   A look at total snow through Tuesday morning to cover the entire event.…
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1-22-18 Illinois Forecast: Windy and unsettled weather into Tuesday….calmer weather returns mid-week. N.

Illinois
Video (7 min): http://youtu.be/o9m9P-z4kfo?hd=1 Illinois is waking up to a mild and soggy Monday morning.  A band of heavy rain will continue to work west to east across the state this morning, with claps of thunder and very gusty winds as this rolls east.  As we head from mid morning through early afternoon, most areas will get under the "dry slot" of this storm, meaning some breaks of sun would be possible for a time with mainly dry conditions.  An increasing threat for scattered showers will return mid afternoon through the evening as a secondary cold front sweeps through the state.  Here is a look at future radar from 4am CT this morning to 6pm CT this evening: Temperatures will fall overnight as we get into the backside of this…
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1-20-18 Central/Northern Plains Update: Major winter storm late Sunday-Monday.  Latest on impacts and snow totals here! N.

1-20-18 Central/Northern Plains Update: Major winter storm late Sunday-Monday. Latest on impacts and snow totals here! N.

Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota
Forecast video covers the latest details regarding a major winter storm late Sunday through Monday: http://youtu.be/6ZQ6aFMDK1M?hd=1 Latest thinking on snowfall totals.  Most of this falls overnight Sunday through Monday evening. Forecast radar from 8pm CT this evening to 11am CT Monday:
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Nebraska/Kansas/Iowa Forecast: Major winter storm arrives Sunday/Monday.  Latest thinking on impacts and snow totals here! N.

Nebraska/Kansas/Iowa Forecast: Major winter storm arrives Sunday/Monday. Latest thinking on impacts and snow totals here! N.

Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Today's Video Forecast (7 min): http://youtu.be/uYzegSCY2jY?hd=1 Winter storm watches have been issued across much of Nebraska, northwest Iowa, and southern Minnesota through Monday: Forecast radar Saturday night-Monday night: Snow breaks out across western Nebraska Saturday night, expanding eastward on Sunday.  The heaviest snow looks to fall overnight Sunday into Monday as the storm system strengthens across the region: Current thinking on snowfall amounts: Wind will be a concern with this storm as well.  Blizzard-like conditions may develop Sunday night and Monday.  Wind gusts 35-45 MPH possible during this time: After a mild Saturday, the strengthening storm Sunday and Monday will bring down colder temperatures: Updated weeks 1-4 outlooks:
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Friday Weather Package

Friday Weather Package

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Good Friday morning! 7-Day Forecasts: A warming trend really kicks in today with above freezing highs expected!  Enjoy the sunshine today...because we've got several very gloomy days ahead!  As warmer air continues to move over a cold/icy ground, clouds will thicken/lower on Saturday with drizzle and fog developing Saturday night.  Fog could be dense in areas.  Sunday will remain a foggy and drizzly day.  Expecting the storm system to move through on Monday with widespread rain showers.  Colder air will filter in Monday night and Tuesday, with backside snow showers possible (mainly north of I-70).  Here is the forecast radar for Saturday into Sunday showing the clouds/drizzle taking over: Widespread rain showers accompany the front on Monday.  Many areas could see around a half-inch of moisture, with the heaviest over…
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1-18-18 Central Plains Regional Forecast: Warming trend ahead….watching a late weekend winter storm.  N.

1-18-18 Central Plains Regional Forecast: Warming trend ahead….watching a late weekend winter storm. N.

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Good Thursday morning!  After a brutal start to the week, we will change things in a big way for late week.  Expecting a nice warming trend over the next few days ahead of a storm system set to impact the region from Saturday night through Monday.  This will bring accumulating snow for parts of the region, and just rain for others.  All the details in today's video and the post below.   Video: http://youtu.be/z6hcwN4A3gE?hd=1 Great weather expected today and Friday with decent sunshine and continued warmer temperatures.  Check out the forecast temperatures over the next couple of days: A few sprinkles are possible by late Saturday, then the majority of the moisture builds in on Sunday, continuing through Monday.   Not much has changed regarding the placement of where we…
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Thursday Weather Package

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Good Thursday morning! 7-Day Forecasts: Tranquil weather today and Friday with lots of sunshine region-wide.  A southwest wind will help usher in gradually warmer air.  Many areas should go above freezing by Friday afternoon! A storm system will develop across the Plains this weekend, and move east across the region early next week.  Much of Saturday looks dry with increasing cloud cover.  A few sprinkles develop Saturday evening, and we anticipate scattered drizzle and light showers Sunday. A cold front will sweep across the area Monday with a widespread swath of rainfall.  Behind the front, a decent signal for backside snow showers, most numerous over the northern half of the region. With the track of this storm, the main swath of wintry weather will set-up across the central and northern…
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