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Heavy Snow in the Western Mountains

23 Jan 2019, 8:22 am

As one system exits the West, another winter storm will track will move into the region over the next 24 hours bringing significant snowfall. Winter weather alerts extend along the Continental Divide from Colorado to Idaho. 1 to 2 feet of snow may accumulate in the highest elevations.

The first low pressure center has already pushed away from the Rockies and into the Great Lakes. A second low is moving southward out of Canada into the Northwest, funneling up moisture from the Pacific Ocean. This will help to produce areas of heavy snow, along with strong, gusty winds. Snow will spread to the east and south into tonight (Wednesday). High pressure will build across the West Thursday, giving the region a break from snowfall.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels