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SEVERE WEATHER THREAT THROUGH THURSDAY

Posted By Janice Dean On April 9, 2013 @ 12:55 pm In Weather | Comments Disabled

Hi everyone!

Big weather happening today through Thursday.  Here are the details:

A strong system over the Plains will bring heavy snow, wind and severe storms to the nation’s midsection today.  Blizzard conditions are possible along the Front Range in Colorado, where gusty winds up to 50mph will combine with heavy snow to create drifting and white-out conditions through this evening.  

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1-2 feet of total snow accumulation is likely across eastern Colorado and Wyoming through tomorrow.  Winter Storm Warnings extend through the Northern Plains and into Minnesota as a wintry mix and 4-8″ of snow is likely across the region through Wednesday.  

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Meanwhile,  severe storms are a concern along the eastern and southern sides of the system.  Strong straight-line winds, hail and tornadoes are expected from the Midwest and Central Plains to Central Texas, including Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Dallas.

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The threat will shift eastward Wednesday, bringing damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes to the Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley.  

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 Much warmer temperatures continue building across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast today and tomorrow, where afternoon highs will be 15-30 degrees above average.

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Temperatures will return closer to seasonal averages by the end of the week.

I hope you’ll all keep an ear to the local forecasts expecially if you live in any of the “yellow” shaded areas on the severe map.

And here in the Northeast, I’m getting thanked for springtime/summertime temperatures (FINALLY!)…but by the weekend we’re back to more “seasonal” averages…

Have a great day everyone!  Talk to you on the weekend.

JD


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