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Excessive Rainfall in Southeast Texas and Southern Louisiana; Dangerous Heat in the West and Northern Plains

Heavy to excessive rainfall will persist through Thursday from southeast Texas into southern Louisiana, bringing the threat of flash, urban and small stream flooding. A Moderate Risk (level 3 of 4) of excessive rainfall is in effect through Thursday. Dangerous heat will continue across the Western U.S. and northern Plains through Thursday. High temperatures could reach or exceed 100 degrees. Read More >

Overview

On January 12-13, a strong low pressure system impacted the area with heavy snow, heavy rain, strong gusty winds in excess of 50 mph, and impacts to travel. Many roads becoming slick and snow covered for the Friday evening commute. A flash freeze and patchy blowing snow further degraded road conditions Saturday morning. All in all, snow amounts of 2" to 4", with one reported 6" total, were recorded on January 12th. Lake effect snow continued through the 14th, especially for Berrien and Cass counties in Michigan. Arctic air followed the winter storm, with wind chills as low as -15 to -25 degrees for several days. 

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