Historic April blizzard dumps snow on Plains and Upper Midwest

Historic April blizzard dumps snow on Plains and Upper Midwest

Here's what to expect across the state through Thursday night. "Really think about whether you need to travel", the South Dakota public safety tweeted Wednesday.

A powerful spring storm will be developing in the Central Plains, dragging warmth from the south which will clash with late season cold air draining out of Canada.

The National Weather Service says a "significant winter storm" is expected to hit western and southwestern Minnesota. The ground has thawed in most areas since last month, allowing for better absorption than during the aftermath of the March storm.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Aspen, Snowmass Village and the Elk Mountains starting early Wednesday morning and lasting until Thursday as a strong Pacific storm system moves through the West, the National Weather Service said Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of eastern Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle. "And then travel on Thursday morning is expected to be tough when it comes to visibility due to blowing snow".

"Monday in Portland is going to be a dreary day with a mix of rain and snow", Schroeter said. During this time, we are likely to see between 1/2 and 1 inch of snow. Rain will turn to snow Wednesday. Regardless, it does look like we'll see several hours in the Wednesday afternoon to Wednesday night timeframe of blowing, heavy, wet snow across the greater urban corridor. As this system reaches the East, it will mainly produce rain and thunderstorms, even into northern New England.

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On Thursday, the snow is expected to be heavy at times, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation. As it strengthens, a large swatch of substantial snowfall and blizzard-like conditions will exist from Colorado and Wyoming thru Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of MI.

Much of this snow zone may pick up at least 6 inches of snow, and there is the potential for over a foot of snow in parts of these areas.

There are more storms, after this week's storm ends.

It may be spring but parts of northern ME are in for more snow.

The storm is expected to bring blinding, heavy wet snow across the region, likely downing trees and causing widespread power outages, widespread road closures and making driving treacherous, Burke said.

In South Dakota and Western Minnesota, rivers will continue to experience moderate to major flooding as this additional snow will slow the rate at which waters recede.

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