The Weather Prediction Center

College Park, MD

Storm Summary Message

Storm Summary Number 3 for North-Central U.S. to New England
Winter Storm
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
1000 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.

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

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

For a detailed graphical depiction of the latest watches, warnings
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At 900 PM EST...A large winter storm is continuing to get better
organized across the Upper Midwest in response to a vigorous upper
level trough.  Regional Doppler radars continue to indicate
numerous showers from south-east Texas to eastern Oklahoma and
into southern Missouri.  A zone of freezing rain and sleet is
observed ongoing across southeastern Iowa into central Illinois
into southern Indiana.  Snow is being observed ongoing across
eastern Dakotas into parts of Nebraska and extending across parts
of Upper Mississippi Valley and Upper Great Lakes into parts of
Western Ohio Valley.  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 900 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                    

BREWSTER                              7.0                    
SLAYTON                               7.0                    
OLIVIA                                6.0                    
MANKATO                               5.0                    
HARDWICK 4 E                          4.0                    
RUSHFORD                              4.0                    
CLEARWATER                            3.9                    
ROCHESTER                             3.7                    
LAKEFIELD 2 N                         2.3                    

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                           7.5                    
ROWENA 4 WNW                          7.0                    
SIOUX FALLS 3 N                       5.2                    

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

HARRISON                             0.10                    
MIDWAY                               0.06                    

NORTHVIEW 3 NNE                      0.25                    
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...

LAWRENCE                             1.25                    
ELLISWORTHH                          0.50                    
SHARON SPRINGS 11 S                  0.50                    
LUCAS 2 E                            0.33                    
GREAT BEND                           0.25                    
RUSSELL                              0.25                    
GOVE                                 0.20                    
WICHITA                              0.20                    

MOBERLY                              0.31                    
NORWOOD                              0.30                    
WILLARD 5 SSE                        0.28                    
NORTHVIEW 3 NNE                      0.25                    

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

CLINTON                              0.25                    
ERICK                                0.25                    

BOOKER                               0.40                    
PERRYTON                             0.40                    

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
Michigan, and moves into the Northeast 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 AM EST. Please refer to your local National Weather
Service office for additional information on this event.


Last Updated: 1024 PM EST FRI JAN 17 2020