The Weather Prediction Center

College Park, MD

Storm Summary Message

Storm Summary Number 5 for Major Pacific Northwest, Intermountain
West, & Plains Storm System
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
1000 AM CDT Thu Apr 14 2022

...Blizzard conditons will continue through the day in the
northern Plains, but are expected to improve tonight as the storm
system moves northeastward into Canada...

Blizzard Warnings are in effect for southeastern Montana,
west-central North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota.

High Wind Warnings are in effect for north-central South Dakota
and western Minnesota.

Red Flag Warnings are in effect for eastern New Mexico, eastern
Colorado, west Texas, the Oklahoma Panhandle, western Kansas,
central Nebraska and western Iowa.

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for northern Minnesota,
eastern North Dakota, and northeastern South Dakota.

For a detailed graphical depiction of the latest watches, warnings
and advisories, please see

At 900 AM CDT...A potent storm system continued to track
northeastward across the northern Plains, with an occluded surface
low analyzed over central North Dakota with a central pressure of
990 mb, or 29.23 inches of mercury. A secondary low presure center
along the triple-point was analyzed on the northern shore of Lake
Superior with a pressure of 990 mb, or 29.23 inches of mercury.
The secondary low had begun to take over as the primary pressure
center, with the occluded boundary extending from northern
Minnesota to south-central Ontario dissipating. A cold front
extended southward from the triple point into the Ohio Valley and
Southeast, while a slow-moving warm front stretched eastward
through New York state and the Northeast. Regional Doppler RADAR
mosaic imagery and surface observations showed snow continuing to
lighten in North Dakota with some lingering snow bands causing
locally moderate snow in the eastern portion of the state. In
addition to the snow, strong wind gusts of 40-50 mph were being
observed across the Dakotas, leading to blizzard conditions at
times. In the warm sector of this expansive system, light to
moderate rain, with locally heavy rainfall rates embedded in
thunderstorms, was moving eastward along the cold front in the
Ohio Valley.

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Snowfall in inches from 1000
AM CDT Tue Apr 11 through 900 PM CDT Wed Apr 14...

KEY WEST 1 W                         14.0                    
THIEF RIVER FALLS                    10.0                    
MIDDLE RIVER                          8.0                    
WARREN 4 S                            7.0                    

GLENBURN                             30.5                    
MINOT 3 NNW                          30.0                    
NORWICH                              28.0                    
VELVA 3 ENE                          28.0                    
HEBRON 1 NW                          26.5                    
DUNN CENTER 1 W                      26.0                    
UNDERWOOD                            24.3                    
CARPIO                               24.0                    
SENTINEL BUTTE 10 NE                 24.0                    
SHERWOOD                             23.0                    
GRASSY BUTTE 2 NE                    22.0                    
MINOT                                21.0                    
STANTON                              21.0                    
DICKINSON 1 WNW                      18.4                    
CATHAY 7 N                           18.0                    
BISMARCK 3 SSE                       17.5                    
MORTON                               17.0                    
NEW ENGLAND                          16.0                    
FESSENDEN                            14.0                    
GRAND FORKS                          13.0                    

BUFFALO                              12.0                    
LADNER 1 SE                          12.0                    
LODGEPOLE 2 SE                       12.0                    
SHADEHILL 1 SW                       12.0                    
LEMMON                               10.3                    

...Selected preliminary Peak Wind gusts in miles per hour earlier
in the event...

ORD 2 NW                               64                    
HASTINGS AIRPORT                       63                    
NORFOLK 3 SSW                          62                    

AMIDON 10 WNW                          60                    
NEW LEIPZIG 3 W                        60                    
GLADSTONE 1 NE                         58                    
WASHBURN 1 NNW                         58                    

BULLHEAD 11 S                          72                    
LONG LAKE 10 SW                        67                    
SUMMIT 1 WNW                           67                    
MORBRIDGE MUNICIPAL 1 NW               66                    
PIERRE REGIONAL AIRPORT 2 N            62                    
GANN VALLEY 3 N                        61                    
HERREID 2 N                            61                    
RELIANCE 3 SW                          61                    

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Snowfall in inches where the
event has ended...

PINE                                 15.0                    
FEATHERVILLE                         10.0                    
HAILEY 2 NNW                          7.0                    
MCCALL                                5.0                    
POCATELLO AIRPORT                     1.2                    

PONY 5 SW                            47.0                    
RED LODGE 4 W                        27.0                    
JANNEY 8 S                           26.0                    
NYE 3 S                              24.0                    
HELENA 7 SW                          22.0                    
BILLINGS 1 SW                        15.0                    
MELVILLE 10 ENE                      14.5                    
GLENDIVE                             14.0                    
NEWCOMB 2 SW                         12.0                    
ASHLAND 10 ESE                       10.0                    
CLANCY                               10.0                    
HILGER 5 NE                           8.5                    

SADDLE MT SNOTEL                     16.0                    
MISSION 16 SE                        14.0                    
PARKDALE                             14.0                    
RED HILL SNOTEL                      13.0                    
LITTLE MEADOWS SNOTEL                11.0                    
UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND 3 SW          10.0                    
CRESCENT                              9.2                    
PORTLAND                              1.6                    

CITY OF DALLE 9 NNE                  15.0                    
JUNE LAKE SNOTEL                     13.0                    
SNOWDEN 1 S                          12.6                    
WHITE SALMON 4 NE                    12.0                    
YACOLT 2 W                           12.0                    
WASHOUGAL E                          11.0                    
UNDERWOOD 1 W                        10.5                    

DAYTON 8 WSW                          8.0                    
STORY 2 W                             6.0                    
SHERIDAN 14 NNE                       4.0                    
DOWNTOWN GILLETTE 4 SE                1.5                    

Snow will continue to become more scattered in nature over
portions of the northern Plains on Thursday as the system moves
into Canada, with additional snowfall accumulations of 1-3 inches
possible in localized areas where snow showers linger, but the
heaviest snowfall has come to an end. However, very hazardous
travel conditions will persist through Thursday night, with
additional power outages possible as strong winds of up to 50 mph
will lead to blowing snow and the potential for ground blizzard
conditions. As the low pulls away to the northeast, below normal
temperatures around will linger over the Southern Plains through
the weekend. Further south, the heavy rain and severe weather
threat will shift east into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic today,
where isolated flash flooding and severe wind gusts are possible
as the cold front progresses eastward.

This will be the last Storm Summary issued by the Weather
Prediction Center for this event. Please refer to your local
National Weather service office for additional information.


Last Updated: 1058 AM EDT THU APR 14 2022