National Weather Summary for Wednesday, December 27, 2017
by David Moran, on Dec 27, 2017 10:57:55 AM
Freezing drizzle will continue for portions of southeastern New Mexico and West Texas Wednesday morning. Elevated winds and seas are forecast for portions of the Gulf of Mexico through early Thursday morning behind a cold front.
- Freezing Drizzle Continuing Wednesday Morning for Portions of Southeastern New Mexico and West Texas
- Elevated Winds and Seas for Portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Early Thursday
- Snow Friday for the Northern Rockies
Freezing Drizzle Continuing Wednesday Morning for Portions of Southeastern New Mexico and West Texas
Freezing drizzle will continue for portions of southeastern New Mexico and west Texas as cold air moves southward into the region. This activity and the potential for slick roadways will continue through the morning.
Major Cities in Region: Carlsbad, NM, Odessa, TX, Midland, TX, Lubbock, TX
Elevated Winds and Seas for Portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Early Thursday
A cold front is forecast to move southward through the Gulf of Mexico during the morning hours on Wednesday, leading to increased winds and seas north of the front. Winds behind the front are expected to be out of the northeast at 24-28 knots with gusts in excess of 35 knots. Winds will become northerly as the front moves southward, Seas will range 6-9 feet.
Snow Friday for the Northern Rockies
As an area of low pressure moves into the Northern Rockies on Friday, moderate to heavy snow is forecast across the region. Total snowfall accumulations of 6-12 inches are expected from Idaho into Montana with higher amounts in the higher elevations.
Major Cities in Region: Missoula, MT, Butte, MT, Helena, MT, Great Falls, MT, Billings, MT
Significant Snowfall Risk Outline for Friday
A Look Ahead
Light to moderate snow is forecast for the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast on Saturday as a weak area of low pressure moves into the Great Lakes. A mix of sleet and freezing rain may develop across southern Oklahoma and northern Texas behind a cold front. Into Sunday, snow may develop across the Central and Northern Plains as an area of low pressure moves into the region.
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