Severe storm system could affect millions of travelers. Snow totals of 18 inches (45 cm) – or more! – expected in some areas.As much as 3 ft (90 cm) in South Dakota.
Blizzards and snowstorms forecast from Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico to the Upper Midwest, then into New England.
Snow totals topping 8 inches, with localized totals above 18 inches (45 cm), are forecast for the Northern Rockies into the Northern Plains along with Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, according to the National Weather Service.
Parts of South Dakota were under a blizzard warning and could see as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow.
“The visibility could be so low at times it may be difficult to determine where the road surface actually is,” says AccuWeather, which forecasts 3 feet (90 cm) of snow for the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain are likely by Saturday night in parts of the Northeast, including northern Virginia and Pennsylvania, then on into New York on Sunday morning.
The same low pressure system is likely to produce several inches of snow in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Flagstaff, Arizona, was hit by heavy snow early Friday – almost 4 inches in just one hour as the storm moved in.