The Weather Prediction Center

College Park, MD

Storm Summary Message

Storm Summary Number 5 for Intermountain West to Plains Winter
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
800 PM MST Tue Feb 04 2020

...Light to moderate snow spreading across southern High Plains...

Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for parts of southern New
Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and into the Middle Mississippi Valley.

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for portions of the
southern Rockies, central to southern Great Plains into the Middle
Mississippi Valley.

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

At 700 PM MST...A low pressure system with a central atmospheric
pressure of 1002 mb or 29.59 inches of mercury was located just
south of El Paso, Texas. A cold front stretched southwestward from
the low across northern Mexico/Southern Texas and up through the
Lower Mississippi Valley Tennessee/Ohio Valleys and into another
low over the west Atlantic just south of the Maine coast. National
Weather Service radar and surface observations continued to
indicate light to moderate snow occurring across much of southern
Colorado and New Mexico into the adjacent High Plains. Some sleet
was reported in central Oklahoma. Light snow and freezing rain
spread into Illinois north of the frontal boundary.

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Snowfall in inches from 700 PM
MST Sat Feb 01 through 700 PM MST Tue Feb 04...

ELDORADO SPRINGS                     21.3                    
CUCHARA 6 NW                         14.3                    
BOULDER (NWS OFFICE)                 13.1                    
GENESEE 1 N                          10.6                    
ESTES PARK 1 NE                       5.5                    
TRINIDAD                              5.0                    
PUEBLO 3 SSW                          3.1                    
DENVER INTL AIRPORT                   2.8                    

RED RIVER 8 SSW                      18.0                    
NOGAL                                12.0                    
ANGEL FIRE 2 SSW                      8.3                    
SHADY BROOK 5 E                       8.0                    
TAOS 1 N                              4.0                    
TAJIQUE 6 NE                          3.5                    
SANTA FE                              2.0                    

CANYON                                5.0                    
FRIONA                                4.0                    
HEREFORD                              4.0                    
DIMMITT                               3.0                    
DALHART                               1.0                    

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

SPRINGERVILLE 2 W                      78                    
ST JOHNS                               70                    
TAYLOR                                 68                    
TWO GUNS                               64                    

SAN BERNARDINO                         74                    
HARRISON PARK                          73                    
OAK CREEK                              73                    

EMMA 3 SSW                             60                    
WAUNITA 10 ESE                         60                    
DOUGLAS PASS                           59                    
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS 4 ESE                55                    

IDAHOME 2 NW                           63                    
SPENCER 4 S                            57                    

CLIMAX MINE                            74                    
RED ROCK                               67                    

MAGDALENA 10 SSE                       60                    
RED HILL 1 N                           60                    

LA SAL 9 NNW                           68                    
BARRO                                  59                    
WEST GRANITE                           59                    

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

INKOM 5 ESE                          16.0                    
POMERELLE MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT        11.0                    
CHUBBUCK 2 E                          9.0                    
POCATELLO 3 NE                        8.0                    

PONY                                 18.0                    
RED LODGE 1 S                        17.0                    
FORT SMITH                           10.0                    
BOZEMAN 2 SSE                         8.0                    

MCGILL 10 ESE                        13.0                    
GILLMAN SPRINGS 6 WNW                12.0                    

DEERFIELD 4 SE                        7.0                    
DEADWOOD                              6.0                    
LEAD                                  5.5                    
RAPID CITY 10 WNW                     3.6                    
DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY 1 E               1.3                    

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS                   20.3                    
SANDY                                19.7                    
SALT LAKE CITY 1 NE                  19.0                    
FRUIT HEIGHTS                        12.0                    
LOGAN                                 9.5                    

STORY                                20.0                    
GLENROCK                             18.0                    
LAMAR RANGER STATION                 15.0                    
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES                14.0                    
LANDER 1 S                           13.7                    
BEDFORD 3 SE                         12.0                    
BIG HORN                             11.5                    
CASPER 7 S                           10.0                    
RIVERTON 1 S                          7.8                    
GARRETT 9 NNE                         6.0                    

The cold front will continue to move southward and eastward across
the central and eastern U.S. through Wednesday before low pressure
organizes along the front in the Lower Mississippi Valley. The low
will then track northeastward into New England for Friday and
depart into the Canadian Maritimes through Saturday morning. Most
of the snow is forecast to fall in a swath from New Mexico and
northwestern Texas into the Great Lakes and northern Maine.
Additional snowfall accumulations for the Rocky Mountains of
Colorado and New Mexico should be light through tonight but 4-8
inches of snow are expected for parts of the Southern Plains,
Great Lakes and northern New England through Friday morning. A
wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected to fall just
south of the swath of snow from the central Texas/Oklahoma border
into the Midwest, northern Mid-Atlantic and New England. Several
inches of rain are possible through Saturday over the Southeast
and Mid-Atlantic with embedded thunderstorms likely.

The next Storm Summary will be issued by the Weather Prediction
Center at 200 AM MST. Please refer to your local National Weather
Service office for additional information on this event.


Last Updated: 953 PM EST TUE FEB 04 2020