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Severe Thunderstorms & Heavy Rain in the Plains/Midwest; Clouds and Rain Threaten Eclipse Viewing for Some

While much of the nation observes today's eclipse, clouds threaten to obscure the view in parts of the Plains, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, and Southeast states. The weather could be more than just a nuisance in the north-central Plains and Midwest where scattered severe storms are possible this afternoon and evening. Very large hail, damaging wind gusts, and flash floods are possible. Read More >

Snow and ice accumulation does not impact river conditions right away, but is instead stored at the soil's surface. During warmer periods, snow cover melts, which may cause river rises similar to that caused by rainfall. Snow cover is modeled to help improve river forecasts.

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National Winter Weather Forecasts
Forecasts for snow and ice precipitation from the Weather Prediction Center

National Snow Analyses
Official snow cover analyses and forecasts for the U.S. from the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center

Snow and Ice Climatology
Snow and ice information for the U.S. and the globe