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First Big Autumn Storm to Bring Snowfall This Week

14 Nov 2016, 4:38 pm

After a warm and quiet Fall so far this year, snowfall is likely by the end of the week in portions of the West and Plains. Computer forecast models have been locking onto this system since last week. Big snows are possible in areas of the Upper Midwest that haven’t seen snow yet this season. The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center has mapped out a large area where an inch or more of snow could fall. Some of the highest mountains may see more than a foot of snow by the end of the week.

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As the Jet Stream digs into the West, it will pull down cold air, helping the snow to form.jetcoldair

On Tuesday, the storm will start to move through the Northern Rockies, with energy shifting southward by Wednesday.tue

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Thursday into Friday, the low ejects into the Plains and Upper Midwest, spreading the snow northward. As the storm strengthens, wind will likely be an issue with blowing and drifting snow. By next weekend, enough cold air may push across the Great Lakes to get the lake effect snow belts active.thu9lhwbg_conus

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Several National Weather Service offices from the West into the Northern Plains have been discussing the storm on social media.

Stay tuned to WeatherNation throughout the week for updated forecasts on where, when, and how much snow may fall.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

 

 

 

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