wintryweatherwarnings
2010… Out Like a Lion Dec 30, 2010

Hello and happy Thursday everyone.

More Wintry Weather

The wintry weather forecast calls for a little bit of everything and a lot of some stuff. Heavy snow will come in two rounds over the next couple of days – the hardest hit areas look to be from eastern South Dakota through eastern North Dakota and into far northwestern Minnesota, including the Red River Valley. I wouldn’t be shocked to hear of some locations getting close to 18″ by the time the 2nd low barrels through early Saturday morning

Blizzard Conditions

A BLIZZARD is defined as a violent snowstorm with winds blowing at a minimum speed of 35mph and visibility of less than 1/4 mile for at least 3 hours. These conditions are being already for the 2nd time this week in different parts of the country from 2 different storm systems. The first one was earlier this week along the East Coast and the 2nd is now occurring through the Rockies and along the Front Range in southeastern Wyoming near Cheyenne.

Ishy Forecast

Yeah… That’s all I have to say about this one. Yuck – Rain on December 30th for the northern tier states usually doesn’t happen that often. Take Minneapolis, MN for example. This December, Minneapolis has seen 33.4″ of snow – making it the snowiest December on record, which records go back to the late 1800s. There was nearly 20″ of snow on the ground on Christmas Day and now there’s is light to moderate rain in the forecast for Thursday and perhaps for the early part of Friday. Isolated thunder may be as close to the Twin Cities as extreme southeastern Minnesota.

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

A general thunderstorm risk extends to southeastern Minnesota tomorrow and turns into a SLIGHT RISK over part of the Lower Mississippi Valley tomorrow.

High Resolution 4km Simulated Radar Reflectivity

This is a look at the depicted simulated radar reflectivity by late tomorrow afternoon & evening. Note the more intense looking ‘blobs’ over the eastern portions of Missouri and Arkansas. There is a potential of some hail, high winds and isolated tornadoes in these locations. Keep in mind that this is fairly unusual for this time of the year, but it is important to note that tornadoes CAN happen at any time of the year… day or night – make sure to pay attention to the weather tomorrow if you live in these locations for any potentially surprises that may pop up!

New Years Cold Blast

The most significant threat behind the system and just in time for New Years Eve and New Years Day is going to be the Arctic Blast and very cold wind chills. Track the Arctic chill below:

New Years Eve

New Years Day

Alright, that’s all for that ishy forecast – hope you’re not too confused…. I know I am 🙂

If we don’t talked to you before the New Year, enjoy the waning hours of 2010, we’ll see you around the bend.

Meteorologist Todd Nelson – WeatherNation LLC

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tweets

RT @MidlandUSA: Our @brucewxman checked in with @WeatherNation from the @okem Conference last week about #severewx https://t.co/MBhRgbTqj7

1 hour ago by WeatherNation

Invest 99-L already battering St. Maarten.Latest: https://t.co/KsYFyjd6Zf – Video: @kphawk99/Instagram https://t.co/C5Awt5s38z

1 hour ago by WeatherNation

Blame It on the Wind –Hundreds of Americans Illegally Float Into CanadaDetails & images:https://t.co/lSqkboUITA https://t.co/XL7ZoHdqDh

2 hours ago by WeatherNation

Double, double toil and trouble! Watch as the thunderstorm clouds bubble in Nebraska on Tuesday. #NEwx https://t.co/FbREUVCTe0

6 hours ago by WeatherNation

Twirling and swirling skies in Concordia! A confirmed #tornado touch down was reported in nearby Aurora on Tuesday. https://t.co/5BuhwWrUGu

8 hours ago by WeatherNation

Lightning lit up the skies over Omaha, NE last night as thunderstorms pushed through the region. #NEwx https://t.co/evETIANjew

10 hours ago by WeatherNation

Strong thunderstorms blew through Climbing Hill, #Iowa knocking trees onto main street. Photo: Tammy Sue Hane https://t.co/QL2zbrAQ1O

14 hours ago by WeatherNation

Wow! Check out this waterspout taken yesterday over Cold Lake, in Alberta Canada. Video: @ luv2shopntravel/Instagram https://t.co/V13jmmmcJN

15 hours ago by WeatherNation

The Atlantic basin may soon have its next named storm. More: https://t.co/kjgwbbGLhP https://t.co/ljRG5z5ZzT

16 hours ago by WeatherNation

A confirmed tornado was spotted near Kennard, #Nebraska just moments ago. Photo: @Haley_Lou13 https://t.co/m6q0gHcqFA

18 hours ago by WeatherNation

Our storm chasers are tacking a tornado warned storm near Miltonvale, #Kansas. https://t.co/sVJu5R30zs

18 hours ago by WeatherNation

❄️It's snowing in Colorado! This from #PikesPeak near #ColoradoSprings, #COwx.❄️Latest: https://t.co/KkmSgGmivf https://t.co/MPGdg9bKv4

19 hours ago by WeatherNation

#BlueCutFire –Thanks to firefighters as the 36,000+ acre blaze reaches 100% containment.🎥Wrightwood Elementary https://t.co/h4K07v38z8

20 hours ago by WeatherNation

#LouisianaStrong – A powerful message from the @LANationalGuard on recent devastating #LouisianaFloods. https://t.co/nijymt9wRg

21 hours ago by WeatherNation

Tropics Update: #Gaston Likely to Strengthen to Hurricane – #Kay Barely Holding OnDetails:https://t.co/6MspmItDUO https://t.co/SfjLOxoybu

22 hours ago by WeatherNation

LIVE: President Obama visits Louisiana to address historic flooding disaster.Watch: https://t.co/nDj2tg6uoZ https://t.co/e1GSsEr5z8

23 August by WeatherNation
Follow Us