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
400 AM EST Sat Jan 18 2020

...Snow and freezing rain move eastward into the Great Lakes in
coverage across the Midwest with rain from Texas to southern

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

Winter storm warning are in effect for much of the Upper
Mississippi Valley and Upper Great Lakes, eastern Iowa and
portions of upstate New York and Central New England.

Winter weather advisory are in effct for North-Central North
Dakota, Upper Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, into Vermont,and central

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

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

At 300 AM 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 east Texas to eastern Oklahoma and into
Lower Mississippi Valley and the Ohio Valley.  A zone of freezing
rain and sleet is observed ongoing across northern Illinois into
central Indiana and southwestern Ohio.  Snow is being observed
ongoing across parts of the Northern/Central Plains into the Upper
Mississippi Valley/Upper Great Lakes and parts of far northern
Ohio Valley and eastern Ohio Valley.  Windy conditions exist from
the Front Range of the Rockies to the Northern/Central Plains with
winds gusting in excess of 35 mph.

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

HARRISON                             0.10                    
MIDWAY                               0.06                    

RIDGELY 1NNW                         0.50                    
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 over the Northern/Central Plains is forecast to
move eastward to New England by Sunday morning then out over the
Western Atlantic by Sunday evening.   Snow will develop over Upper
Great Lakes into New England with snowfall amounts of 8 inches
with locally higher amounts possible.  Freezing rain is also
expected the Ohio Valley and central Appalachians, and northern
Mid-Atlantic with up to one tenths of an inch of ice accretion
possible for portions the central Appalachians. 

The next Storm Summary will be issued by the Weather Prediction
Center at 1000 AM EST. Please refer to your local National Weather
Service office for additional information on this event.


Last Updated: 359 AM EST SAT JAN 18 2020