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Additional Heavy Rain in the Southwest into Sodden Texas, Spreading East This Week

An upper trough tapping into tropical moisture will continue producing locally heavy rain from the Southwest and Four Corners into Texas. Willa remnants deepen across Texas on Wednesday forming into a coastal low that is forecast to move slowly eastward into the Florida Panhandle later this week. Meanwhile, a system in the Northeast may produce several inches of snow across portions of Maine. Read More >

Overview

A potent late winter storm system impacted the region on Monday, March 5th through Tuesday, March 6th with moderate to heavy snow, and blizzard conditions across southeast and southcentral South Dakota. A line of thunderstorms began to develop east of the James River Valley into northwest Iowa early Monday morning, before changing to snow by mid to late morning. Snowfall totals from 4 to around 10 inches were reported. Highest snow accumulations were found west of the I-29 corridor, and along and north of Highway 14.

 

Very strong winds of 35 to almost 60 mph also affected the area, producing whiteout conditions, and considerable blowing snow. The peak wind gusts occurred along the Missouri River Valley, where Lake Andes, SD and Butte, NE reported 59 mph during the evening hours.

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GOES East Satellite Imagery (Airmass RGB) showing a nice storm structure as it moves south-southeast of the area during the morning hours of March, 6th. 

Winter Weather Warnings and Advisories issued for this storm.

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