Coast-to-Coast Winter Storm this Weekend

Record snowfall in some areas.

A major winter storm, as the Weather Service puts it, will continue producing heavy mountain snow across much of the Western U.S. through Thanksgiving Day before tracking over the Rockies on Friday.

Very heavy mountain snow will continue through Friday from the Sierra mountains across Utah, northern Arizona, Minnesota, Colorado and Wyoming with several more feet of snow and whiteout conditions. Albuquerque will likely see its snowiest Thanksgiving on record

Winter Storm Warnings are in effect from the Sierras to the Central and Southern Rockies and from Montana to Michigan, with up to a foot of snow (30 cm) and blizzard conditions possible. Two to possibly more than 4 feet of snow is forecast for the highest elevations.

This storm will go on to produce up to a foot (30 cm) of snow and blizzard conditions across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest through Saturday before moving to the Great Lakes and Northeast Sunday and Monday, when yet another round of snow and rain will take aim at the West Coast.

Widespread travel delays are possible, if not likely, as people try to return home from the Thanksgiving weekend.

And then, there’s the rain. With 3.6 inches of rain so far this month, Tucson, Arizona, has endured its rainiest November on record, while the Los Angeles area has broken ‘a few’ daily rainfall records.

3 thoughts on “Coast-to-Coast Winter Storm this Weekend”

  1. Southern California just got hammered with snow!!! I live in the San Bernardino mountains, and it is snow apocalypse up here. Power outages, broken trees, downed power lines, and EVERY route going up the mountain was eventually closed due to multiple pileups. Snow levels dropped down to the desert (Hesperia, Victorville, Apple Valley). The Cajon Pass (15 FW) was even shut down for a while. This happens every few years or so, but not in November!!!! Unbelievable.

  2. Not only ‘coast to coast’ but hemisphere to hemisphere:

    The first 2 to 3 days of Australia’s (meteorological) summer are forecast to enjoy sub-zero temps and snow on the high-country tops of not only Tasmania but Victoria and New South Wales as well.

    Yet some people believe the place is ‘on fire’.

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