Large winter storm to hit US – In Early October

That’s winter, as in WINTER. Many states under winter storm watches and warnings.

9 Oct 2019 – A strong storm system is digging across the West over the next few days, before reaching the Plains. This powerful system is expected to produce multiple hazards.

Look for heavy snow from the North-Central Rockies into the Northern Plains/Upper Midwest and very cold temperatures across the West.

https://www.weather.gov/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link


19 thoughts on “Large winter storm to hit US – In Early October”

  1. The thing about the Eastern North Dakota storm is it is nor forecast to move, just stationary and intensifying. Very early for that part of the country, and very cold. It’s honestly life threatening the way they print one global warming article a day.

  2. It’s also very possible it sbows more than the 1 and a half feet of snow they are predicting, except the ground is warm. However, it’s like an average January air mass in places.

  3. This same event is expected to produce blizzard conditions and up to 3 feet of snow – in early October:

    National Weather Service Grand Forks ND Oct 10 2019 –

    Nelson-Griggs-Western Walsh County-
    Including the cities of Lakota, Mcville, Aneta, Tolna,
    Cooperstown, Edinburg, Adams, and Lankin

    …WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT FRIDAY…
    …BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM CDT SATURDAY…

    * WHAT…For this entire event, one to three feet of snow is
    expected, with locally higher amounts. Although wind speeds will
    be gusty this afternoon and tonight, 40 to 60 mph winds will
    occur Friday into Saturday, which will result in whiteout
    conditions and large, impassable drifts.

    * WHERE…Nelson, Griggs and Western Walsh County Counties.

    * WHEN…For the Winter Storm Warning, until 10 AM CDT Friday.
    For the Blizzard Warning, from 10 AM Friday to 1 PM CDT
    Saturday.

    * IMPACTS…Several days of impossible travel. Disruptions to
    travel will last through at least the weekend. Localized power
    outages. Tree and structural damage from the heavy snow load.
    Disruptions to agricultural and livestock activities.
    https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=fgf&wwa=blizzard%20warning

  4. CANADA TOO!

    Early snow and frost stalled harvest in Canada, reports said on October 9, 2019. From 10 to 100 cm (4 – 39 inches) of snow affected parts of the country, particularly several regions of Alberta.

    In the south, about 60% of the canola crop had been harvested, but less than 16% had been combined. Wheat harvesting was only 35% done.

    Snow has already put several fields across the prairies at risk, threatening even the areas that are not yet hit by frost.

    While the snow is not expected to last, it can make crops flat, making them difficult to harvest. Furthermore, the snow would leave a wet and muddy field, bogging down equipment. Damp grains, as a result, becomes lesser in value and costs more to dry.

    Calgary was one of the places hit by another severe snowstorm which resulted in traffic. Snow is expected to hit Manitoba in the next days.

    https://watchers.news/2019/10/10/early-frost-and-snow-hinder-harvest-in-canada/

  5. This should be the pattern for the next 18 or so years, it takes 10 years for the climate effects of a Grand Solar Minimum to be recorded in the fossil record of North American and European fresh water shell fish, according to peer reviewed Swiss researchers as have other researchers in N America recently. Their observations were that the climate above 40 Deg. Lat. during a GSM becomes cold, wet and very windy. The Swiss researches looked in particular at the LALIA period a dual cycle GSM from 585 to 620 AD made far worse by three massive volcanic eruptions.
    As our variable Sun as it passes though its energy output cycle it produces variable regional effects in the earth’s climate particularly, during the Solar Minimum Period between cycles with significant Coronial Hole activity, which in turn create SAW events leading to massive block High Pressure systems. Depending on the season these occur, they can Cold, Warm in spring and Hot in summer.
    Weather history in Europe records these exceptional events usually accompanied with Drought and freezing cold in winter.
    Exceptional variable weather always occurs during the Minimum half of the solar cycle.

  6. The cold blast in US is amazing, literally changing summer into winter directly. I bet there will be a lot of damages caused to farmers, especially further south as the cold would push it to the border of Mexico. And this is the beginning of October. This style of weather is more characteristic to winter months, but not October.

  7. That dramatic fall cold spell that hit Denver this week wasn’ t just abnormally frigid. It’ s now historically frigid.

    Denver set not one, but two record lows Thursday night and Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

    The old Oct. 10 record of 17 degrees set in 2009 fell as temps dipped to 13 degrees before midnight on Thursday. And Friday’ s low of 9 degrees shattered the prior record of 22 set in 1946, the weather service said.

    Denver Post

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