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National Weather Summary for Friday, December 29, 2017

by David Moran, on Dec 29, 2017 10:40:28 AM

Snow will continue from the Northern Rockies into the Northern High Plains through Saturday as an area of low pressure moves through the region. A fast moving disturbance will bring snow to portions of the Northern Plains into the Midwest through early Saturday.

  • Snow Continues for the Northern Rockies and Northern High Plains through Saturday
  • Continued Snow Friday into Early Saturday from the Northern Plains into the Midwest

US Hazards Friday, Decenber 29, 2017US Hazards

2017-18 Winter Weather Outlook

Snow Continues for the Northern Rockies and Northern High Plains through Saturday
Snow is expected to continue for portions of the Northern Rockies and High Plains as a disturbance moves through the region. Accumulations of 12-20 inches with locally heavier amounts in excess of 2 feet are expected across northern Idaho and western Montana. Visibilities will be less than a quarter mile at times. Across Central Montana, 10-15 inches of snow are forecast in the Plains and 2-3 feet in the mountains. For eastern Montana, 10-15 inches of snow are forecast in the lower elevations with accumulations in excess of 16 inches in the higher elevations. Wind chills will range from -15°F to -30°F.

Major Cities in Region: Missoula, MT, Butte, MT, Helena, MT, Great Falls, MT, Billings, MT

Region 1 Friday, December 29, 2017Region 1

Continued Snow Friday into Early Saturday from the Northern Plains into the Midwest
Snow will continue from the Plains into the Midwest Friday into Saturday morning as a fast moving disturbance moves through the region. Accumulations of 3-5 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 6 inches are expected from the Dakotas into western Indiana. From western Indiana eastward into Ohio, snow accumulations of 2-4 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 5 inches are forecast. Across southern Iowa, much of Missouri, and western Illinois, freezing rain is expected to develop this afternoon and evening in association with a cold front. Forecast ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch are expected, which could cause travel difficulties on roads and especially overpasses.

Major Cities in Region: Pierre, SD, Sioux Falls, SD, Davenport, IA, Chicago, IL Indianapolis, IN, Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH

Region 2 Friday, December 29, 2017Region 2

A Look Ahead
Some wintry precipitation may develop near the Texas/Oklahoma border on Sunday behind a strong cold front. Some light rain, and possibly some wintry precipitation, may develop along the Gulf and Southeast coasts on Monday. 

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