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Storm Moving through the South; Pacific Storm to Impact the West this Weekend

A storm is expected to develop over the southern High Plains today and track to the Mid-Atlantic through Friday with showers and thunderstorms. On the northern edge, snow, ice, and/or a wintry mix is possible over the central Plains. A significant storm is expected to arrive late Friday through the weekend with rain, heavy mountain snow, and gusty winds for much of the West. Read More >

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Blanchard, D. O., 2008: Interactions between a Supercell and a Quasi-Stationary Frontal Boundary. Mon. Wea. Rev.136, 5199–5210,

Blanchard, D. O., 2011: Supercells in Environments with Atypical Hodographs. Wea. Forecasting26, 1075–1083,

Blanchard, D. O., 2013: A Comparison of Wind Speed and Forest Damage Associated with Tornadoes in Northern Arizona. Wea. Forecasting28, 408–417,

Klimowski, B. A., M. R. Hjelmfelt, and M. J. Bunkers, 2004: Radar Observations of the Early Evolution of Bow Echoes. Wea. Forecasting19, 727–734,<0727:ROOTEE>2.0.CO;2.