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Heavy Snow Possible in Maine, Northern Plains & Pacific Northwest

30 Nov 2016, 9:29 am

Three areas in the nation are dealing with rounds of heavy snow today, focused in Northern Maine, North & South Dakota, and the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The Northern Plains has seen the most snow, with 1 to 2 feet reported since Sunday.

A few more inches are possible in the Upper Midwest today before the low pressure center starts to weaken and move away from the region. Winter Storm Warnings continue in Central North Dakota into this evening due to gusty winds creating blowing and drifting snow, reducing visibility.

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Snow is increasing in the Cascades of Oregon & Washington and the Bitterroots of Idaho and Montana. Winter Weather Advisories continue as snowfall levels drop to near 3,000 feet.

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Up to 10″ of snow is possible for the highest mountain peaks through early Thursday as a cold front and low pressure center crosses through the region. The snow will start to diminish into Thursday afternoon and evening as the system moves eastward.

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A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for areas of Northern Maine later tonight through Thursday night. As a storm system lifts northward into the cold air spilling down from Canada, snowfall totals may climb above a foot for the highest mountain peaks.

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Parts of Maine picked up significant snow yesterday, with some areas seeing more than 6″. The next round will likely bring heavier totals.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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