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Central Plains Snowfall; Cold Air Marches Southward

13 Apr 2014, 11:24 am

April snowstorms are not impossible, but with each passing day they become more unlikely. Even so, a few rounds of wintry weather will leave many folks looking out the window and double-checking the calendar. Which season is it?


Check out this fresh coating of snow on the Crazy Horse webcam earlier this morning!


Snow totals around the region range from an inch or so up to half a foot already early Sunday. This snow creates hazardous travel conditions, especially where plowable amounts of snow are on the ground.

[Below: Snow Totals via CoCoRaHS/NWS ending 7AM local time]


Snow will continue to push southward as the cold air advances toward the Gulf of Mexico. Accumulating snow is likely even across the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma through the next 24-48 hours.


[Shown above: GFS model via WeatherBell]



Springtime in the Central Plains is always a wild ride, but I think snow is probably a pretty unwelcome sight to most. Below-average temperatures will also continue for the next week or more east of the Rocky Mountains. Hope you kept that winter coat handy . . .



Well, that’s all for now on the snow & cold. We have continuing coverage of severe storms and your extended forecast on WeatherNation, tune in for details! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week ahead. -Meteorologist Miranda Hilgers (@mhilgersWNTV)



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