US Short Range Weather to Mar 20

...Blizzard Conditions Are Coming To The North Central U.S.
Followed By Temperatures 20 To 30 Degrees Below Average...

...Snow And Ice Storm For Parts Of The Northern Mid-Atlantic Into
The Northeast Beginning This Evening...

A Cold Front Currently Dropping Into The Northern High Plains Is
At The Leading Edge Of A Significant Drop In Temperatures Which
Will Follow Behind An Area Of Low Pressure Analyzed In Eastern

The Montana Low Is Forecast To Move Across North Dakota Tonight And Into Northern Minnesota Early Monday...With A Tightening Pressure Gradient Developing...Which Will Increase Wind Speeds At The Surface. Snow With Localized Areas Of Heavy Snow Will Develop Eastward Into The Northern Plains Tonight And Into The Upper Mississippi Valley During The Day On Monday With A Broad 4 To 8 Inches Expected Before The Storm Ends Late Monday... With Higher Amounts Over Northern Minnesota.

On The Tail End Of The Snowfall...A Combination Of Colder Temperatures And Strong Winds Will Make For Perilous Conditions Including Reduced Visibilities Below 1/4 Of A Mile. Winds Will Subside From West To East Monday Night Into Tuesday As The Low Moves Into The Great Lakes Region.

Elsewhere...As Upper Level Troughing Moves Eastward Into The
Center Of The Country Tonight...Precipitation Will Increase Ahead
Of A Surface Low...Currently Located Near The Arklatex...Tracking
Toward The Ohio Valley By Monday Morning.

To The East Of This Low Currently Extends A Strong Quasi-Stationary Front With Temperatures Near Or Below Freezing To Its North...Thanks To A Strong Ridge Of High Pressure Located Over The Great Lakes...And Temperatures Well Into The 70s South Of The Boundary Across The Southeast.

Precipitation Will Likely Begin As Snow For Much Of The Northern Mid-Atlantic Before Transitioning To A Mixture Of Sleet And/Or Freezing Rain...Followed By All Rain.

Colder Temperatures Along And Just East Of The Spine Of The Central Appalachians As Well As Interior Sections Of Pennsylvania And The Northeast Could See Several Inches Of Snow Along With A Coating Of Ice While Lower Elevations And Near The Coastlines Change Over To All Rain. These Interior Sections May Also Changeover To Rain...But The Dominant Precipitation Type Appears To Be Frozen.

A New Surface Low Is Forecast To Develop Along The Mid-Atlantic Coast And Move North Monday Night With Additional Heavy Snow Possible For Northern New York Into New England.

On The Warm Side Of The Storm System...Increasing Low Level
Moisture From The Gulf Of Mexico Will Track Out Ahead Of The
Surface Low Which Will Fuel Thunderstorms This Evening And
Overnight As Far North As The Ohio River. While Widespread Heavy
Rain Is Not Expected...Locally Heavy Rainfall Totals Will Be Possible From The Mid-Mississippi River To...Eventually...The Southeast.

West Of The Great Plains Will Remain Rather Quiet With
Temperatures Near Average With Only Scattered Light To Moderate
Snow For The Pacific Northwest Into The Northern Rockies.

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