The Weather Prediction Center

College Park, MD

Storm Summary Message

Storm Summary Number 2 for North-Central U.S. to New England
Winter Storm
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
400 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

...Snow and freezing rain increasing in coverage across the
Midwest with rain from Texas to southern Missouri...

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

Winter storm warnings are in effect from eastern Iowa to northern
Minnesota, southeast Michigan, and portions of upstate New York
and central New England.

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

Winter weather advisories are in effect from eastern Nebraska to
Vermont, central Appalachians, and northern Rockies.

Winter storm watches are in effect for much of eastern New England.

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

At 300 PM 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 south-central Texas to eastern Oklahoma and
into southern Missouri.  A zone of freezing rain and sleet is
ongoing across eastern Kansas and extending across much of
Missouri and into southern Illinois.  Snow is being observed to
the north across much of Iowa, Minnesota, and the eastern Dakotas.
 Windy conditions exist from the Front Range of the Rockies to the
eastern Dakotas with winds gusting in excess of 35 mph.

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Snowfall in inches from 1200
AM EST Thu Jan 16 through 300 PM EST Fri Jan 17...

SPENCER 1 N                           5.6                    
MAPLETON                              5.0                    
POCAHONTAS                            5.0                    
HUXLEY                                4.9                    
EAST PERU 5 WSW                       4.8                    
DENISON                               4.5                    
URBANDALE                             4.3                    
AMES                                  3.5                    
DES MOINES                            2.5                    

HARDWICK 4 E                          4.0                    

PONCA                                 4.5                    
NORFOLK 4 W                           4.0                    
OSCEOLA                               3.2                    
YORK 3 N                              3.0                    
SHELBY 3 NE                           2.9                    
GREELEY                               2.2                    
FAIRBURY                              2.0                    
COLUMBUS 1 WNW                        1.0                    

SIOUX FALLS 3 N                       5.2                    

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Rainfall in inches from 1200
AM EST Thu Jan 16 through 300 PM EST Fri Jan 17...

TINKER AFB                           1.78                    
OKLAHOMA CITY                        1.62                    
NORMAN                               1.28                    

DALLAS LOVE AIRPORT                  4.24                    
MINERAL WELLS                        2.52                    
BURLESON                             2.29                    
DALLAS/FT. WORTH AIRPORT             2.27                    
FORNEY                               2.19                    
MERETA                               2.03                    
MILLER CREEK                         2.03                    
HAWKINS                              2.02                    
WICHITA FALLS                        1.83                    
CROWELL                              1.82                    
BANDERA                              1.53                    

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Freezing Rain ice amounts in
inches from 1200 AM EST Thu Jan 16 through 300 PM EST Fri Jan 17...

HARRISON                             0.10                    
MIDWAY                               0.06                    

NORTHVIEW 3 NNE                      0.25                    
WILLARD 5 SSE                        0.20                    
ASHLAND 2 NW                         0.15                    
REPUBLIC 1 SE                        0.10                    
SEYMOUR                              0.10                    

FALLS CITY 1 NNE                     0.16                    

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

LA VETA 1 WNW                          79                    
MARSHALL 3 NW                          67                    
HOEHNE 2 ESE                           64                    
WALSENBURG 5 N                         61                    
CARTER LAKE 2 N                        56                    
CRISMAN 1 NE                           56                    
BOULDER 2 WNW                          55                    
ROCKY FLATS 3 SW                       55                    

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                    

ARLINGTON 1 NNW                        58                    

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

CHUPADERO 7 ESE                      12.0                    
LOS ALAMOS 6 W                       10.0                    
CUBA 9 E                              8.0                    
EL RANCHO 1 WNW                       7.7                    
RED RIVER 8 SSW                       7.0                    
TRES RITOS 3 NW                       7.0                    
AGUA FRIA 2 SW                        6.9                    
SANDIA PARK 4 NW                      6.0                    
SANTA FE 1 WSW                        6.0                    
LAMY 3 NW                             4.0                    
RIO RANCHO 2 WSW                      3.0                    

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

SHARON SPRINGS 11 S                  0.50                    
LUCAS 2 E                            0.33                    
GREAT BEND                           0.25                    
RUSSELL                              0.25                    
GOVE                                 0.20                    
WICHITA                              0.20                    

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 tonight 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 1000 PM EST. Please refer to your local National Weather
Service office for additional information on this event.


Last Updated: 358 PM EST FRI JAN 17 2020