A late-winter storm this week could dump up to two feet of snow and bring intense winds to the U.S. Central Plains states.
Winter Storm Ulmer could bring potentially snarling travel and bringing flooding to the Upper Midwest, U.S. forecasters stated on Tuesday.
The storm, now developing as low-pressure center in the southwest, will rapidly move into the Rocky Mountains and provide one to two feet of snow.
A late-winter storm this week could dump up to two feet of snow and bring strong winds to the U.S. Central Plains states
The storm, now developing as low-pressure center in the southwest, will quickly relocation into the Rocky Mountains and deliver one to two feet of snow
Blizzard conditions are anticipated in much of Colorado and parts of Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota on Wednesday, the National Weather Service forecasted.
Winds gusts could reach 70 miles per hour and cause snow drifts, whiteout conditions and power blackouts throughout the area, forecasters stated.
‘We are encouraging to stay off the roadways through the afternoon and evening,’ Treste Huse, a National Weather Condition Service meteorologist in Denver, stated on Tuesday afternoon.
‘It will be a fast, however powerful storm … with the worst of it most likely late early morning or afternoon.’
Storm Ulmer will also unleash a powerful wind across the main U.S.A. through Thursday.
‘While not a tropical system, winds will competitor what’s seen in a Classification 1 typhoon,’ said weathermodels.com meteorologist Ryan Maue.
The worst weather condition is projection for the Plains, from Texas up to the Dakotas.
‘We anticipate a significant blizzard to unfold with winds likely to technique cyclone force, heavy snow and enormous wanders,’ according to AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
Destructive winds, gusting at more than 100 miles per hour, are expected in Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and Colorado, where extensive power failures are possible.
Blowing dust will lower presence to less than a mile at times. The weather service office in Midland/Odessa, Texas, stated Wednesday could be ‘the windiest day in years, USA T oday reported.
Winds gusts could reach 70 miles (113 km) per hour and cause snow wanders, whiteout conditions and power blackouts throughout the area, forecasters stated
Blizzard conditions and snowfall are anticipated from the Front Variety across the main and northern Plains, the National Weather Condition Service stated
The biggest air travel hub likely to be affected by the snow is Denver International Airport.
However cross-continental air travel lanes might be interfered with as well as the system brings a line of rain squalls eastward, forecasters stated.
‘The calm prior to the storm,’ Denver International Airport said on Tuesday on Twitter as the airport ready for the blizzard.
‘We are preparing for some possible hold-ups and cancellations, be sure to check your flight status with your airline.”
Schools across Colorado canceled classes ahead of the storm while Denver Public School District officials were thinking about closing school early on Wednesday, regional media reported.
Taran Vollmer, (left), and Ethan Bush (right), clear snow from in front of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fast City, S.D on Thursday in South Dakota
Judy Hartman clears snow from her driveway in Box Senior Citizen, South Dakota, following Winter Storm Taylor last week
Snow is cleared from near Main Street Square in downtown Quick City in South Dakota on Thursday
The storm will also bring heavy rain to areas of eastern Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota that already have a excellent offer of snow on the ground, the NWS stated.
‘We could have the possible for significant river flooding, given the rain and the snow melt,’ meteorologist Mark Chenard stated from the NWS W eather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.
An earlier round of heavy, damp snow triggered numerous roofing systems to collapse, including those of a church and a hotel, in the Upper Midwest last weekend.
By Thursday, the storm system will deteriorate as it moves over the Tennessee River Valley, bringing mostly rain from Michigan southward to the Gulf Coast and some remaining snow just in the far northern parts of the country, he included.
The National Weather Condition Service cautioned the storm would develop a myriad of weather dangers across the U.S. through Thursday.
It stated: ‘Heavy snow is most likely to spread across the Rockies and into the Plains. The San Juan Mountains, Main Rockies, and parts of the Central to Northern Plains are expecting 12 to 18 inches of snow, with isolated amounts of 2 feet.
‘The calm prior to the storm,’ Denver International Airport said on Tuesday on Twitter as the airport prepared for the blizzard
‘The heavy snow and visibility near absolutely no will produce exceptionally harmful travel conditions, and power interruptions are also possible.’
It claimed blizzard conditions are possible for the Central and Northern High Plains.
The heavy snow and presence near absolutely no will develop incredibly hazardous travel conditions, and power blackouts are likewise possible.
Winter Storm Taylor has already spread snow and gusty winds from coast to coast throughout the northern tier of the U.S. in early March.
In contrast, temperatures in New York were milder today with sunshine. Pictured is a female running with her canine in Jersey City with the New York horizon in the background
People delighted in a warm afternoon at New York’s Coney Island in New York City following a cold and windy week
Taylor entered the U.S. through Northern California late on March 7, then crossed through Nevada and the main Rockies on March 8.
Dozens of avalanches were reported in the Rockies, consisting of one near Copper Mountain, Colorado, that buried vehicles on Highway 91 on March 7.
The avalanche came in in between an earlier disturbance and Winter Storm Taylor.
The weather event concluded its cross-country journey on March 10 by spreading snow and gusty winds through parts of New England and the northern Great Lakes.