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Inclement Weather Continues in the West; Heavy Precipitation Possible Over The Southern And Eastern U.S. Next Week

The inclement weather pattern over the western U.S. will likely continue into the weekend. Potential exists for additional rain over burn scar areas in California, heavy mountain snow, and critical fire weather over the Plains. By next week, Heavy rain with potential flooding will be possible over the southern U.S. with wintry precipitation from the Mid Atlantic to the Northeast early to mid week. Read More >

Overview

A powerful early Spring storm system brought back Winter with a vengeance on April 14, 2018. The storm unleashed an historic blizzard which produced wind gusts of 45 to 65 MPH along with record-setting snowfall amounts which topped 1 foot in many locations.

Regional 3-Day snowfall map from the April 13-15, 2018 Blizzard
Regional 3-Day snowfall map from the April 13-15, 2018 Blizzard
The blizzard struck during calving season, causing many farmers to go to extreme measures to protect the newborn livestock. The fierce winds and heavy snow dropped visibility to near zero, even in towns like Luverne, Minnesota. Imagine what it must have been like in the open country! This flower provided a bright spot on an otherwise dreary, and downright treacherous day.
The blizzard struck during calving season, causing many farmers to go to extreme measures to protect the newborn livestock. (Photo near Lake Andes South Dakota, courtesy of Tabitha Ann) The fierce winds and heavy snow dropped visibility to near zero, even in towns like Luverne, Minnesota. Imagine what it must have been like in the open country! (Photo courtesy Nikki Marie) Abby Perez-Cassutt of Mitchell South Dakota found a bright spot on an otherwise dreary day, while cleaning up after the blizzard.
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