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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1-22-18 Minnesota Afternoon Update: Blizzard conditions ongoing through the afternoon. B.

1-22-18 Minnesota Afternoon Update: Blizzard conditions ongoing through the afternoon. B.

Minnesota
Video (3:30): http://youtu.be/bM3NHQZOoz4?hd=1 Good Monday afternoon.  Here's a look at the current radar. Hefty snowfall rates currently in portions of Southern Minnesota. Blizzard conditions are ongoing in Southern Minnesota this afternoon. Wind gusts of up to 45 MPH are possible and snowfall rates of 1-2"/hour are likely in the areas outlined below:  Additional snowfall of 8-12" is possible in areas that see the heaviest snow bands this afternoon and evening. Here's a look at the simulated radar through 3AM tonight. Snow will begin to diminish after dark.  Winds are sustained at 25-30 MPH in portions of Southern Minnesota this afternoon with wind gusts up to 45 MPH which will create drifting and blowing snow.  Stay safe and have a great Monday!
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1-22-18 Long-range: Warm week east ahead, colder changes loom into early Feb. Additional Plant ’18 dry concerns discussed as well. K.

1-22-18 Long-range: Warm week east ahead, colder changes loom into early Feb. Additional Plant ’18 dry concerns discussed as well. K.

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Today's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WmWWm9uaSU&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Today's long-range slides PDF: 1-22-18 Long-Range Analysis
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1-22-18 Northern Plains Update: Snow ongoing in portions of South Dakota and Minnesota. B.

1-22-18 Northern Plains Update: Snow ongoing in portions of South Dakota and Minnesota. B.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Video (5:00): http://youtu.be/U_WqCUXI72A?hd=1 Good Monday morning! We are continuing to track the blizzard that is working it's way across portions of the Northern Plains today. Here is a look at the current radar. Heavy snow bands in Southern Minnesota and extreme Southeast South Dakota are fairly stagnant at this time. This will allow for snow to accumulate very quickly over the next few hours. If you take a look at the simulated radar through tomorrow morning, you can see heavy snow bands linger in Southeast South Dakota and Southern Minnesota into this evening. Snow will likely end for South Dakota late this evening but snow looks to continue for portions of Minnesota into early tomorrow morning. The latest HRRR is picking up on the heavy bands of snow that have…
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1-21-18 Northern/Central Plains Update: Blizzard Warnings in effect… major winter storm underway! B.

1-21-18 Northern/Central Plains Update: Blizzard Warnings in effect… major winter storm underway! B.

Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota
Video (7:00): http://youtu.be/hQqqKCwtQsE?hd=1 Good Sunday Morning!  We are tracking the major winter storm that is working across portions of the Northern and Central Plains today. Here's a look at the simulated radar through Tuesday morning.  Blizzard warnings for whiteout conditions with wind gusts up to 50 mph at times and heavy snow are in effect for portions of the region.  We will be posting radar updates on our twitter throughout the day. If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out!  Have a great Sunday! 
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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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1-19-18 Northern Plains: Heavy snowfall for portions of the region this weekend. B.

1-19-18 Northern Plains: Heavy snowfall for portions of the region this weekend. B.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Video (4:30):  http://youtu.be/8_MRxbdYQq0?hd=1 Good Friday morning!  We have some light rain showers working across North Dakota this morning with temperatures hovering in the mid-30s for much of the state. Scattered showers will linger in the area into tonight especially in Northern and Central North Dakota. Overall, there shouldn't be any huge impacts. High temperatures today will again be very mild. We would not rule out some upper 50s in southern portions of South Dakota.  However, things will change abruptly beginning Saturday. Winds will begin to shift out of the north as a storm develops in the rockies. This will draw in colder air for your Saturday and Saturday night and allow snow to be the primary mode of precipitation as the low pressure system moves off to the east. Snow…
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2018 Is Here. How Can We Get Better For You? Feedback Welcomed. Cheers To A Successful Year!

2018 Is Here. How Can We Get Better For You? Feedback Welcomed. Cheers To A Successful Year!

Agriculture, Energy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Premium Discussions, South America, South Dakota
2018 Is Here. How Can We Get Better For You? Feedback Welcomed. Cheers To A Successful Year! Good Friday morning friends, Bamwx.com Meteorologist and Co-Owner Michael Clark here just wanting to touch base with you all as we get ready to take on another year! We wanted to give you a friendly reminder that all subscriptions are auto-renewal. If you wish to continue with us there's nothing at all that you need to do. Prices with us are locked in and will never increase. If you wish not to continue when your renewal time is near make sure you contact us prior to the date. Contact us by emailing Info@bamwx.com I also wanted to take a moment and reach out for some feedback. What can we do to make our…
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1-18-18 Northern Plains: High impact winter storm this weekend! B.

1-18-18 Northern Plains: High impact winter storm this weekend! B.

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Video (4:00): http://youtu.be/CmlMFyQ6hjA?hd=1 Good Thursday morning everyone!  As we've discussed the past several days, temperatures are on the rise today which will begin to melt the remaining snow pack in South Dakota and deplete snow cover in North Dakota and Minnesota. Spring-like temperatures will dominate today and tomorrow with nearly the entire region above freezing and highs in the 40s and 50s in portions of South Dakota.  However, things are going to quickly revert back to a wintry pattern into the weekend. As we have discussed in previous updates, a high impact winter storm is likely this weekend and into early next week. The GFS and European models are similar with the track of this storm but vary on timing and snowfall amounts. The past several runs by both models have…
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1-18-18 Long-range: Discussing the risks for warmth possibly lingering into early Feb before return to cold…latest details here. M.

1-18-18 Long-range: Discussing the risks for warmth possibly lingering into early Feb before return to cold…latest details here. M.

Agriculture, becks, Energy, Illinois, Indiana, INDOT - Crawfordsville, INDOT - Fort Wayne, INDOT - Greenfield, INDOT - La Porte, INDOT - Seymour, INDOT - Vincennes, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Premium Discussions, South Dakota
Today's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us_QHFos058 PDF: 1-18-18 Long-Range Notes
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