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Heavy Snow from the Wasatch to the Upper Midwest

A strong weather system will bring heavy snow, gusty winds, and difficult travel conditions to a broad area from the Great Basin to the Upper Midwest. Farther south, strong winds and dry conditions is increasing the wildfire threat. Unusual warmth from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic continues. The approaching cold front brings a threat of severe weather to the Ohio Valley later in the week. Read More >

ICE Buildup on Rivers

When Arctic air stays in our area for an extended period of time during the winter months there may be ice buildup on the rivers. If the ice moves there can be a rapid rise in the water level and there is potential for subsequent flooding behind jams. 

The National Weather Service monitors the rivers and streams and will issue ice statements and flood potential outlooks on a periodic basis. 

The following products discuss these conditions:
Trenton Ice Pack (Jan 2003), click here to enlarge view
The National Ice Center (NIC) website provides worldwide operational sea ice analyses and forecasts for the armed forces of the U. S. and allied nations, the Departments of Commerce and Transportation, and other U. S. Government and international agencies, and the civil sector.  more... 
Storm Archives

Several pictures of ice packs are available from our storm archives.

River Ice Reports