The Weather Prediction Center

College Park, MD

Storm Summary Message

Storm Summary Number 1 for North-Central U.S. to New England
Winter Storm
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
1000 AM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

...Snow and freezing rain expanding in coverage across the Plains
with rain across Oklahoma and Texas...

Blizzard warnings are in effect from northwestern Iowa to eastern
North Dakota.

Winter storm warnings are in effect from eastern Iowa to northern
Minnesota, east-central Kansas, southeast Michigan, and portions
of the southern Rockies.

High wind warnings are in effect for the Front Range of the
central Rockies, and for portions of the Dakotas and northern

Winter weather advisories are in effect from northern New Mexico
to Michigan, central Appalachians, northern Rockies, and portions
of the Northeast U.S.

Winter storm watches are in effect for much of southern New

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

At 900 AM EST...A large winter storm system is continuing to get
better organized across the Plains in response to a vigorous upper
level trough.  Regional Doppler radars continue to indicate
numerous showers from west-central Texas to central Oklahoma.  A
zone of freezing rain and sleet is ongoing across eastern Kansas
and extending across much of Missouri and northern Arkansas, and
snow is falling farther north across much of central and eastern
Nebraska, southeastern South Dakota, and western Iowa.  Windy
conditions exist from the Front Range of the Rockies to the
eastern Dakotas with winds gusting in excess of 40 mph.

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Snowfall in inches from 1200
AM EST Thu Jan 16 through 900 AM EST Fri Jan 17...

FAIRBURY                              2.0                    
COLUMBUS 1 WNW                        1.0                    

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Rainfall in inches from 1200
AM EST Thu Jan 16 through 900 AM EST Fri Jan 17...

TINKER AFB                           1.78                    
OKLAHOMA CITY                        1.62                    
NORMAN                               1.28                    

DALLAS LOVE AIRPORT                  4.21                    
MINERAL WELLS                        2.52                    
BURLESON                             2.29                    
DALLAS/FT. WORTH AIRPORT             2.26                    
FORNEY                               2.19                    
MERETA                               2.03                    
WICHITA FALLS                        1.83                    
CROWELL                              1.82                    
MILLER CREEK                         1.70                    
BANDERA                              1.53                    

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Freezing Rain ice amounts in
inches from 1200 AM EST Thu Jan 16 through 900 AM EST Fri Jan 17...

HARRISON                             0.10                    
MIDWAY                               0.06                    

LUCAS 2 E                            0.33                    
GREAT BEND                           0.25                    
RUSSELL                              0.25                    
WICHITA                              0.20                    

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

GOODLAND                               45                    

TIMER MOUNTAIN                         83                    
MATHER                                 78                    
MOREY CREEK                            63                    
PANCAKE                                51                    

FARGO                                  52                    

MAGPIE CREEK                           55                    
WINNER                                 54                    
ANDOVER                                53                    
HURON                                  49                    
HARROLD                                48                    
PIERRE                                 45                    

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

CHUPADERO 7 ESE                       6.0                    
AGUA FRIA 5 NNW                       4.0                    
LAMY 3 NW                             4.0                    
TRES RITOS 3 NW                       3.5                    
RIO RANCHO 2 WSW                      3.0                    
SANDIA PARK 4 NW                      3.0                    

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Freezing Rain ice amounts in
inches where the event has ended...

TOLAR 13 SE                          0.31                    
CORONA 15 ESE                        0.25                    
PLEASANT HILL 6 W                    0.23                    
TEXICO 6 S                           0.23                    

The low pressure system is forecast to become better organized
through the rest of today and gradually intensify through Saturday
night as it lifts northeastward from eastern Colorado to eastern
Michigan, and merge with a weaker disturbance crossing the
northern Plains.  The result will be widespread snow from the
Dakotas to the Great Lakes through Saturday, and then reaching the
interior Northeast by Saturday night and into Sunday.  Snowfall
totals are expected to range from 6 to 12 inches, with locally
higher amounts, for those areas that remain all snow.  Freezing
rain is also expected to make weather headlines farther to the
south from eastern Kansas to the Ohio Valley and then the central
Appalachians, with up to three tenths of an inch of ice accretion
possible for portions of Missouri and two tenths across the
central Appalachians. 

The next Storm Summary will be issued by the Weather Prediction
Center at 400 PM EST. Please refer to your local National Weather
Service office for additional information on this event.


Last Updated: 1006 AM EST FRI JAN 17 2020