Winter Storm Warning Issued, Nearly Two Feet Of Snow Expected

Highway 10 near Blaine

Highway 10 near Blaine

Power outages, hazardous travel conditions, and all forms of precipitation including rain, freezing rain, ice pellets, freezing drizzle, and snow are hitting southern Ontario today as the slow-moving system Winter Storm Xanto passes through the area. Several hours of freezing rain are also possible Sunday night into Monday morning. The Warning is for a combination of freezing rain, sleet, snow and wind. Travel could become very hard at times.

The National Weather Service has a WINTER STORM WARNING up for Gallatin and Meagher counties in SW Montana including Bozeman and White Sulphur Springs up into central Montana from 11 am Thursday to 6 am Friday.

Strong northeast gales on the lake will build large waves that could splash over break-walls and beaches and potentially cause damage to infrastructure such as roads, walkways and parking lots.

Intense Snow Expected Saturday Afternoon, Blizzard Warning in Effect
Additionally, the city of Sioux City on Friday announced a snow emergency designation would go into effect at 2 a.m. Heavy snow and strong wind will continue to create white-out blizzard conditions through today and into tonight.

"A well-in-advance forecast of ice accumulations looks for 0.25" to 0.75" of ice accumulation.

Saturday's high will be just 0 C, with an overnight low of -4 C. Sunday's high will be -3 C, with the temperature dropping to a low of -5 C overnight. As colder air moves in, expect the freezing line to dip further to the south. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant ice accumulations that may impact travel. New ice accumulation of around a 0.2 of an inch possible.

Mixed precipitation expected Friday night, changing to mainly snow overnight into Saturday morning.

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Rain coverage increases Friday morning.

A snowstorm that will likely arrive in the area Sunday could result in more than 10 inches of snow falling locally.

Winds are going to be increasing, with some gusts up to 50 km/hr.

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A strong, wintry storm system was expected to leave its mark on eastern Nebraska and western Iowa through most of the weekend. Most of the rain and snow looks to fall Saturday morning, however, expect scattered showers to remain throughout the day.

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