Forecast calls for heavy snow today, tomorrow and Wednesday.
The snowstorm that disrupted travel across the Upper Midwest this week had already shattered records farther to the west.
The Rapid City Regional Airport, S.D., recorded a total of 12.4 inches. However, 7.7 inches of that snow fell before midnight, shattering Friday’s daily snowfall record of 4.1 inches set in 1985.
East Rapid City, S.D., set two daily snowfall records. The first on Friday when the 4.8 inches that fell exceeded the previous record of 3.7 inches from 1930.
Today’s record of 3.1 inches was surpassed by 12:45 p.m. when 4.5 inches was measured.
Farther to the west, the 3.4 inches that fell on Winnemucca, Nevada late Friday exceeded the previous daily snowfall record of 1.5 inches set in 1971.
See oOther snowfall totals from the storm here:
Thanks to Thomas McHart for this link
“We can go through an entire winter and not get this cold,” said meteorologist Dan Hancock at the National Weather Service in Fairbanks.
Look at these temperatures! … Breaks record set one hundred years ago, in 1911.
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“This sort of thing is certainly more common in December and January than November,” said meteorologist Dan Hancock
“The cold that extends from Siberia to Alaska is extraordinary,” says chief meteorologist Bill Steffen
Arctic cold in Alaska’s interior continues to break records for lows and highs.
Almost Top 10 for N. America