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Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threats Shift From Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley; Elevated to Critical Fire Concerns Out West

Heavy to excessive rainfall with flash flood concerns will shift from the southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Elevated to Critical Fire weather threats will linger through the weekend across the Great Basin and central Rockies. Finally, Major to Record river flooding will continue in portions of the Midwest and across parts of North and South Carolina this weekend. Read More >

Overview

Snow began initially across the northwest Sandhills during the early morning hours Sunday, and continued through around noon Sunday. That area of snow began to diminish early afternoon, as a new area developed across southwest into central Nebraska mid to late afternoon. Sunday night into Monday, this became a strong and mature system, dropping a wide swath of heavy snow ranging from 8 to 12 inches. Combined with northwest winds of 20 to 35 mph, with gusts to 45 mph, significant blowing and drifting occurred. Snow drifts up to 3 to 5 feet were reported. Some roads became closed, especially county roads.
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