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Heavy Snow for the North-Central U.S.; Bitter Cold and a Second Storm to Follow

Heavy snow will develop overnight in the Dakotas and move into northern Minnesota on Thursday. Light sleet and freezing rain accumulations will be possible south of the area of heavy snow from South Dakota into central Minnesota. Bitter cold temperatures will follow this weekend along with another storm impacting the Pacific Northwest starting Friday then moving down the Rockies through Monday. Read More >

Snow and ice accumulation does not impact river conditions right away, but is instead stored at the soil's surface. During warmer periods, snow cover melts, which may cause river rises similar to that caused by rainfall. Snow cover is modeled to help improve river forecasts.

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