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More Snow and Wind Across the West

22 Dec 2020, 8:00 am

Heavy snow has been falling across the higher elevations in the West and more is on the way over the next 24 hours. Winter weather advisories include the Rockies and Wasatch northward to the Bitterroots.

Up to a foot of snow is possible for the highest mountain peaks, with 3″ to 6″ common in the valleys and passes.

The low pressure center and cold front will gradually exit the West and move into the Plains today (Tuesday). With plenty of moisture and cold air behind the system, snow will continue to fall throughout the day. Snow will start to diminish into Wednesday.

High winds will continue to howl across the West. Wind alerts have been issued from Montana to California and New Mexico:

Winds may get up to 35-45 mph with gusts up to 75 mph possible from Montana through Wyoming and even into the southern Rockies of Denver. Check out some of the wind reports we have already seen the last couple of days:

For more information on the winter weather, flooding threat, etc for the northwest be sure to tune into WeatherNation at 50 minutes past the hour to watch our Western Regional forecast!

For more information on avalanche details visit: https://avalanche.org/

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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!