Thread: Midwest snow storm named Gandolf
01-11-2013, 04:08 PM #1Member
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Midwest snow storm named Gandolf
I have officially seen it all
Winter Storm Gandolf will continue to spread snow, strong winds, and dangerously low wind chills from the northern/central Rockies to the Northern Plains into Saturday.(MORE: Why We Named Gandolf)
Low pressure will track from Nebraska on Friday to Lake Superior by early Saturday; as usual, the adverse winter weather will be north of this path.
(WINTER ALERTS: Northwest | Rockies | Northern Plains)
Northwest Snow Forecast
Utah Snow Forecast
N. Plains Snow Forecast
Friday, snow will continue to expand eastward into the northern Plains, affecting a good chunk of the Dakotas and into the Nebraska Panhandle.Localized blizzard conditions will be possible,particularly in northeast North Dakota and far northwest Minnesota. Blowing and drifting snow may heavily affect east-west roads, including...
- Interstate 94 from Billings, Mont. to Fargo, N.D.
- Interstate 90 from Chamberlain, S.D. toBillings, Mont. (if not farther west)
- Interstate 29 in eastern North Dakota, including Grand Forks.
(INTERSTATE IMPACT: Today | Tomorrow)
A mix of sleet and freezing rain is likely ahead of the storm over parts of far eastern North Dakota, northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Eventually that icy mix will change over to snow as the low pressure moves into eastern Canada onSaturday.
Snowfall totals will exceed a foot in the Wasatch Range of Utah and the Tetons of western Wyoming. Totals of 6 to 12 inches are expected from western South Dakota to northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.
In addition, dangerously cold weather is expected for parts of this region, as temperatures plummet below zero by Friday afternoon or evening across parts of Montana, northern Wyoming and western North Dakota along with the gusty winds, driving wind chills well below zero.
This will be a dramatic change from the ongoing mild weather in the region. Some cities will see highs plunge from the 50s to the single digits in a span of just two days from Wednesday through Friday.
By late Friday night and Saturday morning, subzero cold will grip the western Dakotas as well as many of the typical cold spots across the central and northern Rockies and Great Basin. A few high mountain valleys in Colorado and Wyoming will see lows in the minus 20s and even minus 30s over the weekend.
Negative teens will spread across North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota to start the day Sunday.
The following links will take you to the forecast for cities and destinations in the path of Winter Storm Gandolf:
- Salt Lake City
- Park City, Utah
- Pocatello, Idaho
- Sun Valley, Idaho
- Jackson Hole, Wyo.
- Steamboat Springs, Colo.
- Great Falls, Mont.
- Billings, Mont.
- Rapid City, S.D.
- Bismarck, N.D.
- Fargo, N.D."We need to upgrade your skill before we upgrade your horsepower"
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