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Major Storm hitting the Plains/Midwest

Posted By Janice Dean On December 19, 2012 @ 12:24 pm In Weather | Comments Disabled

Hi everyone!

Busy day in the weather center as we get closer to Christmas, and with millions planning to travel over the next week, we’re in for a doozy of a winter storm across The Central and Eastern U.S!

High Wind Warnings are posted for portions of New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, while Blizzard Warnings are in effect for northeastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas, and southeastern Nebraska:

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Winter Storm Warnings also extend from Colorado to Wisconsin, where 5-10″ of snow is possible, with locally heavier amounts over 12″. 

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The system will move into the Midwest on Thursday, spreading rain and snow across the region.

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The potential for strong to severe storms will exist across the mid-to-lower Mississippi Valley today, then shift farther into the Southeast on Thursday.  Hail and damaging winds are the primary concerns, however isolated tornadoes are possible.  

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And look at how cold it gets tonight as the storm pushes east pulling down arctic air from Canada:

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And finally, yet another system moves into the Pacific Northwest today, spreading valley rain and mountain snow into the region.  

I guess the good part of this is many people will see a white Christmas this year, and I’m sure the skiers are excited for a little fresh powder!

In the meantime, please keep prayers coming for our buddy Don who is still in the hospital.   We miss his comments with his wonderful sense of humor.

JD


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