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Heavy Snow and Ice in the Midwest and Ohio Valley

26 Jan 2021, 8:30 am

A strong winter storm brought heavy snow to the central Plains and western Great Lakes. Some of the highest snowfall accumulations were in Nebraska and Iowa where totals were over a foot.


Winter Alerts

Winter Storm Warnings in pink have been issued through the Plains and Midwest where a couple inches of additional snowfall are possible today (Tuesday), along with strong wind gusts higher than 30 mph. Winter Weather Advisories have been issued in purple surrounding the warnings where we also mix in a wintry mix/icing element.  More advisories have been extended eastward into the Ohio Valley and western Great Lakes as well.


Note: For a closer look on some of these regions, scroll down to the end of the article.

Tuesday Morning

Precipitation begins to taper off today (Tuesday) as out low pressure center makes it’s way through the Ohio Valley, but lingering snow will still be possible to the north. By afternoon, the heaviest of the snow comes to a close across the Midwest, with lingering snow near Lake Huron.

Forecast Accumulation

The heaviest snowfall today (Tuesday) will be in Lower Michigan where up to 6″ may accumulate near Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Lighter totals are possible in Wisconsin and Iowa.

Near Lake Michigan and Lake Erie, a coating of ice is possible. Amounts should be light.

Stay with WeatherNation for all of the latest in the evolution and track of this particular winter storm as it moves into the Northeast and Middle Atlantic.

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