The Weather Prediction Center

College Park, MD

Storm Summary Message

Storm Summary Number 1 for Central U.S. Winter Storm
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
400 PM CDT Wed Mar 13 2019

...Blizzard across the Central Rockies/Plains as surface low
crosses into Kansas...

Blizzard Warnings are in effect for parts of the North/Central
Plains and Upper Midwest.

High Wind Warnings are in effect from the Southern Rockies to the
Southern/Central Rockies.

Flood and Flash Flood Warnings are in effect for the Central
Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley.

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At 300 PM CDT...A low pressure system with a central pressure of
968 mb was located near Manter, Kansas and was moving eastward. An
occluded front extended eastward across the Central Plains and
into a triple point over southeastern Missouri with a cold front
extending southward across Lower Mississippi Valley and
southeastern Texas. A warm front extended southward from the
triple point across the Lower Mississippi Valley and into the Gulf
of Mexico. National Weather Service radars and surface
observations indicated moderate to heavy snowfall with blizzard
conditions in some places across the Northern/Central Plains and
Central Rockies. Moderate to heavy rainfall spread into the
Mississippi Valley with some thunderstorm activity reported in the
Lower Mississippi Valley. High winds gusting near 100 mph were
observed near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Snowfall in inches from 700 AM
CDT Tue Mar 12 through 300 PM CDT Wed Mar 13...

WOLF CREEK PASS 1 SE                 45.0                    
TELLURIDE SKI RESORT                 24.0                    
SKYWAY 6 E                           20.5                    
COAL BANK PASS                       14.0                    
PLACERVILLE 9 NE                     10.1                    
JAMESTOWN 3 W                         9.6                    

RED RIVER 8 SSW                      17.0                    
CHUPADERO 7 ESE                      15.0                    
CUBA 9 E                             11.0                    

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

COLORADO SPRINGS                      97                    
PETERSON AFB 1 SSW                    97                    
GLEN HAVEN 4 S                        92                    
CARR 6 SW                             76                    
DENVER INTL ARPT 2 SSE                75                    
WESTON 6 ESE                          71                    
AGUILAR 2 NE                          69                    
BLENDE 5 NE                           66                    
BURLINGTON 5 S                        60                    

LIBERAL 1 W                           62                    
WILBURTON 9 NW                        60                    

MCDONALD OBSERVATORY                  79                    
WAGON MOUND 6 N                       78                    

JEWEL CAVE                            64                    

AMARILLO 6 ENE                        78                    
PINE SPRINGS                          77                    

TORRINGTON                            60                    

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

NEDERLAND 4 NE                       17.5                    
BROOKVALE 4 S                        15.0                    
GENESEE 1 N                          14.5                    

PINE RIDGE                            5.0                    
NORRIS 5 ESE                          4.0                    

The surface low will move northeastward across the Central Great
Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley before arriving in the Great
Lakes by Friday Morning. Snowfall totals between 6 and 10 inches
are expected across the Northern and Central Plains through
Friday. Wind gusts will be in the 30-40 mph range overnight

The next storm summary will be issued by the Weather Prediction
Center at 1000 PM CDT. Please refer to your local National Weather
Service office for additional information on this event.


Last Updated: 508 PM EDT WED MAR 13 2019