Nearly Coast-Coast Significant Snow

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Look at the nearly Coast-to-Coast snow that is falling from this midweek weather system. A band of 6-12 of snow is likely from Colorado and Nebraska northeast to Upper Michigan

Heavy snow from the Tues. Night/Wednesday Storm

The heavy snow is impacting much of Minnesota, NW Wisconsin and the Western U.P. Tamarack, Michigan in the U.P. has already had 54″ of snow this season.

Heavy snow fell in parts of New England on Monday, with 12″ at Pinkham Notch NH and up to 10″ in Maine.

Impacts of the Deep Low Pressure System on the West Coast

Here’s a satellite view and a surface map showing the Western Storm. This deep storm produced extremely strong winds on the coast and heavy mountain snows inland. At one point half the state of California was under a winter storm warning. There was a rare Blizzard Warning for parts of Southern Oregon. (graphic from the Weather Prediction Center).

Blizzard Warning for Keweenaw County

Michigan’s first Blizzard Warning has been issued for Keweenaw County. It’s for 11″-16″ of new snow, wind gusts to 50 mph…and the NWS says “travel will become nearly impossible”. Areas in pink are under a Winter Storm Warning and the purple on the edges is a Winter Weather Advisory.

This was the South Haven Beach on Tuesday

The pic. above is the S. Haven Beach Tuesday PM – it’s in the upper 40s…the lake is flat calm and it’s partly sunny. Wait until you see what the lake looks like 24 hours later.

Also: It’s now a “crash” – not an “accident”. Rope clouds west of the U.S. define where the cold front is located.

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