National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Snow from Upper Midwest to northern New England; Blizzard Conditions in Alaska

A storm system will slide from the Upper Midwest to New England through Tuesday with heavy snow and some hefty accumulations. The same system will potentially produce heavy rain and possible flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday from the South to Texas. Finally, in Alaska, a strengthening system over the Bering Sea will sweep across the state with strong winds and heavy snow through midweek. Read More >

Overview

Upper level jet energy combined with a little bit of moisture and very cold temperatures to produce a few bands of snow from the early morning hours of January 5th, 2017 until the early afternoon hours. Because of the colder temperatures, snow ratios were between around 15 to 1 and 20 to 1. So despite the low precipitation totals across the area, most locations received between a half inch to inch of snow, with a main area cutting through the center portion of our forecast area that had between 1 to 2 inches. A couple of spotty localized areas received between 2.8 and 3 inches.

Image
Snow Map
nws logo Media use of NWS Web News Stories is encouraged!
Please acknowledge the NWS as the source of any news information accessed from this site.
nws logo