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Heavy Mountain Snow across Portions of the Rockies and Intermountain West; Mainly Tranquil Weather for the East

A storm will move across the Intermountain West and Rockies through Tuesday. Heavy snow is forecast for the higher terrain with rain for lower elevations. Meanwhile, large area of high pressure for the East will keep the weather tranquil with moderating temperatures. Later this week, a more significant storm is possible for the West, especially for northern California. Read More >

Cold Advisory For Newborn Livestock (CANL)

The CANL graphics below show the risk of cold exposure to newborn livestock. The risk is related to wind chill temperature, precipitation, and humidity, and ranges from "NONE" for no risk, to "EXTREME" for rare and particularly dangerous situations. For more information click here for the product fact sheet. The images below are each valid for a 6 hour time period out to 36 hours. Click on the images to expand and see the forecast valid time. The CANL images are updated at least twice daily at 5 am and 5 pm.
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  • NONE: Wind Chill above 41 degrees
  • SLIGHT: Wind Chill less than 41 degrees for two or more hours
  • MILD: Wind Chill less than 32 degrees for two or more hours
  • MODERATE: Wind Chill less than 0 degrees for two or more hours or Wind Chill less than 36 degrees for two or more hours and .02" precipitation
  • SEVERE: Wind Chill of -9 degrees or colder for two or more hours, or wind chill of less than 34 degrees for two or more hours and .05" of precipitation
  • EXTREME: Wind Chill of -18 or colder for two or more hours, or wind chill less than 32 degrees for two or more hours and .1" of precipitation
  • For sunny conditions (Cloud cover less than 40%), reduce wind chill thresholds by 10 degrees 
  • For humid conditions (Minimum relative humidity remaining above 95%), increase wind chill thresholds by 10 degrees
  • For dry snow conditions (Maximum temperature remains less than 26F), double the precipitation thresholds for MOD-EXTREME