Again and again and again! A major storm will bring heavy late-season snow and blizzard conditions from portions of the northern and central Plains to the Upper Midwest from Friday to Sunday night. While some of the snow will melt at times on area roads, the heavy rate of snow and gusty winds will cause extensive blowing and drifting snow and difficult, if not impossible, travel conditions for an extended period of time this weekend. The worst travel conditions are likely to be centered on, but not limited to, the Interstate 35 and 90 corridors.

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A major storm will bring heavy late-season snow and blizzard conditions from portions of the northern and central Plains to the Upper Midwest from Friday to Sunday night.

Airline passengers should anticipate major flight delays and a high number of flight cancellations centered on the major hub of Minneapolis. The area likely to receive between 6 and 12 inches of snow is forecast to extend from eastern Montana to northeastern Wyoming, much of South Dakota, southern North Dakota, northern Nebraska, much of southern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

Blizzard conditions are projected from much of Nebraska, South Dakota and southern North Dakota to central and southern Minnesota to northern Wisconsin. The storm has the potential to bring 1 to 2 feet of snow to part of the same area that is likely to experience blizzard conditions.

Other major cities in the region likely to be adversely affected by the snowstorm include Sioux City, Iowa; Valentine, Nebraska; Rapid City, Huron and Pierre, South Dakota; Miles City, Montana; Ortonville, Minnesota; and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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The area likely to receive between 6 and 12 inches of snow is forecast to extend from eastern Montana to northeastern Wyoming, much of South Dakota, southern North Dakota, northern Nebraska, much of southern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

The strong wind aspect of the storm, in lieu of snow, can lead to power outages and property damage over a broad area of the Plains. Operators of high-profile vehicles should be prepared for difficult cross winds along portions of I-25, I-29, I-35, I-70, I-80, I-90 and I-94.

Significant turbulence is likely and may lead to issues during landing and takeoff well away from the center of the blizzard and may impact the hubs of Denver, St. Louis and Chicago.

The same storm will parent a multiple-day severe weather outbreak south and east of the snow area from Friday to Sunday.

In addition to heavy snow, blizzard conditions and severe thunderstorms, a significant buildup of ice may occur in part of Ontario, northern New York state and northern New England.

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The same storm will parent a multiple-day severe weather outbreak south and east of the snow area from Friday to Sunday.

Strong winds will lead to areas of blowing dust and an elevated fire risk to end this week over the Southwest.

During early next week, the storm will pivot northeastward toward Hudson Bay, Canada, and colder air will be funneled across the balance of the Midwest and into the northeastern United States.

Yes! Get prepared for another cold blast in April!

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Nostradamus says, take heed we may see that the stars and planets positions give data that tells us of ? The next 2 to 4 winters may be quite brutal in both the southern and northern hemispheres , the ones closest to the largest ice sheet in the world? Will cool faster than the more populated NORTHERNERS, it appears that the current data overload shows we are cooling 20 percent faster than the year of 2009. This does not count any variables of the SUN’S ability to randomly increase or decrease its energy output by a couple of tenths of one percent at any given time and becoming an OUTLAW STAR!

  2. This is geoengineering and weather warfare, which is being deliberately waged against the American people. With the continuing cold weather, crops are not being planted and others that have been are being destroyed. Get ready for a major famine to break out within the next few months, with food prices going sky high and availability set to drop dramatically.

  3. That can’t be snow, cause Al Gore said by 2015 snow will never fall again. What you are referring to are very small ice crystals

  4. otronville,mn and eau Claire,wi are NOT major cities.
    mpls/st.paul,,des moines are the big cities-get your facts straight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. arlen.I agree,that ” weather satellite” that Nasa had spacex send up was pretty damn big just to be for weather forecasting . More like weather control.

  6. This is just the previously predicted (before all the Climate Warming stuff) beginning of the next little ice age…
    There was a big article about it in LIFE Magazine once upon a time.

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