Winter Storm Cleon Packs Three-Prong Punch

Snowfall Forecast

According to the Weather Channel, up to 2 feet of snow is expected to fall in areas of Colorado and up to a foot of snow is expected to fall in the  Wasatch-area of Utah and areas of southern Wyoming.

As much as 6 inches of snow is expected in Salt Lake City and Denver.

In addition, temperatures in Denver will plummet from the mid 60s into the teens by Wednesday.

The Weather Channel reports that the snowfall will affect:

– I-80 over Donner Summit and also into the Reno area, as well as from the Salt Lake Valley into southern Wyoming
– I-70 over Vail Pass and the Eisenhower Tunnel and over much of western Colorado and eastern Utah, as far east as the Denver metro

Winter Storm Cleon will also hit the northern High Plains  to the northern Great Lakes with heavy snow.  Winter Storm Cleon will also lay down a swath of heavy snow by the middle of the week.

Today, bands of snow will spread from Montana, Wyoming and western South Dakota into North Dakota.  By Wednesday, the ban is expected to reach Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula.

“As low pressure intensifies in the Upper Midwest Wednesday, snow will also intensify from the eastern Dakotas into Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the U.P. of Michigan. Blizzard or near-blizzard conditions are possible in some outlying areas of the eastern Dakotas and northern Minnesota from late Tuesday into late Wednesday, though this will depend on the yet-unclear track of the Upper Midwest low pressure system,” the Weather Channel reported.

The heaviest snow is expected to remain north of the Twin Cities

Among the impacted interstates are…

– I-94 from the Twin Cities to Billings, Mont.
– I-90 from southwest Minnesota to Billings, Mont.
– I-35 from the Twin Cities to Duluth

Patches of freezing rain are also possible on the southern edge of the snow band, from South Dakota to central Wisconsin and areas of Lower Michigan.

As the storm moves off to the south, areas in the High Plains, eastern New Mexico, southern Colorado, the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas might see as much as 6 inches of snow.

Parts of Oklahoma are expected to see moderate to heavy snow on Thursday night into Friday.

“Totals on the order of a couple of inches are possible from southern Missouri and northern Arkansas northeastward into the mid-Mississippi and Ohio Valleys, and the interior Northeast,” the Weather Channel reported

Areas of Oklahoma, north Texas, southern Missouri, Arkansas, west Tennessee and western Kentucky may see “significant ice accumulation” Thursday and Friday.

Drivers, it’s going to be a messy week.  Please post weather/road condition updates on our Facebook page.

From: NOAA
STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 04 FOR ROCKIES TO UPPER MIDWEST WINTER STORM
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
800 AM MST TUE DEC 03 2013

…A COUPLE OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS DEVELOPING ALONG AN ARCTIC
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING MORE WINTRY PRECIPITATION FROM THE
NORTHERN ROCKIES INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS…

WINTER STORM WARNINGS AND WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES COVER A LARGE
AREA FROM MUCH OF THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST…THE SIERRA
NEVADA…ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN AND THE CENTRAL ROCKIES…AND
EASTWARD INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND THE UPPER MIDWEST.

WINTER STORM WATCHES ARE NOW IN EFFECT FOR SCATTERED AREAS IN THE
CENTRAL ROCKIES AS WELL AS A SMALL PORTION IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS.

HIGH WIND WATCHES…WARNINGS…AND ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT FROM
PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EASTWARD INTO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES.

FOR A DETAILED GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE LATEST
WATCHES…WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES…PLEASE SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV

AT 700 AM MST…AN ARCTIC FRONT WAS DRAPING ACROSS THE NORTHERN
ROCKIES AND NORTHERN PLAINS…PUSHING SLOWLY SOUTHWARD. A SURFACE
LOW WITH A CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 999 MB…29.49 INCHES…WAS MOVING
EAST-NORTHEASTWARD INTO EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN IOWA ALONG THIS
FRONTAL BOUNDARY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT OF PACIFIC ORIGIN WAS MOVING
ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN AND INTO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES WHERE A
SURFACE LOW WITH A CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 995 MB…29.39 INCHES WAS
LOCATED IN SOUTHERN WYOMING.  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADARS AND
SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATED LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WAS FALLING
IN SOUTHWESTERN WYOMING BEHIND THE SECOND LOW.  MAINLY LIGHT SNOW
WAS REPORTED IN MUCH OF MONTANA AND NORTHERN HALF OF
WYOMING…WESTERN PORTION OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS…THE NORTHERN
PART OF THE UPPER MIDWEST…AND INTO LOWER MICHIGAN.
MEANWHILE…STRONG GUSTY WINDS CONTINUED TO AFFECT NORTHERN
WYOMING.

SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES FROM 500 AM MST SAT NOV
30 THROUGH 700 AM MST MON DEC 03…

…IDAHO…
MULLAN 3 ESE 12.0
COLBURN 4 WSW 11.0
MACKAY 37 NE 9.4
ISLAND PARK 8 NW 6.5
PORTHILL  6.0
EASTPORT 1 SSE 5.0

…MICHIGAN…
MANCELONA 0.5 ESE  3.5

…MINNESOTA…
TWO HARBORS 2.4 N  14.0
MCGREGOR 7.3 N 10.7
DULUTH HEIGHTS   10.1
WADENA 1 NNW       9.0
RICHVILLE 5.8 SSW  8.8
DEERWOOD   8.0
HINCKLEY 1 SW 8.0
W GRAND RAPIDS   8.0
MCGREGOR 7 N      7.3
FLOODWOOD         7.0
REMER        6.5
SAWYER 4 S       6.5
ASKOV          6.0
CANYON        5.5
WALKER 1 S    5.5
BRUNO 4 S    5.3
GRAND RAPIDS    5.3
PINE RIVER 7 W    5.2
HILLMAN 8 S      4.0
DULUTH 4 NNE      3.1

…MONTANA…
JACKSON 16 SSW     14.0
PONY 5 SW          13.0
EAST PORTAL 5 NW   12.0
ISLAND PARK 16 NE 10.5
POLARIS 8 ENE  10.0
LODGE GRASS 4.5 N  8.5
BILLINGS 4.5 NE   8.4
BYNUM 23 W      8.0
EAST GLACIER PARK 11 SSW – 8.0
BLACKTAIL 1 SE    6.0
GREAT FALLS       6.0
NEWCOMB 2 SW       5.5
BOZEMAN 5 SW      4.0

…NORTH DAKOTA…
BUFFALO   8.0
MCCLUSKY        5.0
GRAND FORKS 0.6 SW-4.5
CARRINGTON     4.0
DUNSEITH 6 N      4.0
MOORETON 4 S    4.0
TOLLEY 6.4 N      4.0
VALLEY CITY     4.0
JAMESTOWN    3.5
MINOT         3.5
FARGO     3.0
HARVEY      3.0
LEONARD   3.0
MCGREGOR    3.0
WILLISTON       3.0

…OREGON…
CAMP SHERMAN 2 SSW-3.0
ELGIN 9.8 N        3.0
MEACHAM 4.0 NW    3.0

…SOUTH DAKOTA…
NEWELL 2.8 ENE    6.8

…WASHINGTON…
WENATCHEE 11 SSW  7.0
CHEWELAH      6.0
NORTHPORT 8.3 SE   4.8

…WISCONSIN…
SUPERIOR 7.2 WSW  8.0
ASHLAND 0.5 WNW   6.6
BARNES 2.2 S    6.5
HAYWARD 9.2 NNE   6.0
MASON       6.0
SPOONER     6.0
RICE LAKE 1 NE    3.5
CLEAR LAKE        3.0
EAST FARMINGTON   3.0
MENOMONIE     3.0

…WYOMING…
BONDURANT 19 SW                      25.0
CORA 22 N                            21.0
MORAN JUNCTION 25 NE                 21.0
YELLOWSTONE SOUTH ENTRANCE 5 S       19.0
AFTON 19 SE                          18.0
COMMISSARY RIDGE                     16.0
KEMMERER 36 N                        16.0
JACKSON 9.9 NW                       15.0
PAHASKA 14 N                         15.0
THAYNE 17.2 E                        15.0
WAPITI 19 WSW                        15.0
DUBOIS 25 NW                         14.0
STORY 0.8 W                          13.5
SHERIDAN 2.2 SE                      11.0
DRIGGS 32 NNE                        10.2
TOGWOTEE MOUNTAIN LODGE               9.0
SMOOT 4.9 SSE                         5.0

SELECTED STORM TOTAL FREEZING RAIN ICE AMOUNTS IN INCHES FROM
500 AM MST SAT NOV 30 THROUGH 700 AM MST MON DEC 03…

…NORTH DAKOTA…
LA MOURE       0.10

SELECTED PEAK WIND GUSTS IN MILES PER HOUR EARLIER IN THE
EVENT…

…CALIFORNIA…
LAKE ISABELLA 19 ESE   59

…COLORADO…
PIKES PEAK                81
ELDORADO SPRINGS 4 WSW   79
EVERGREEN 3 S             78
AIR FORCE ACADEMY 3 WNW   74
BUENA VISTA 5 WSW       70

…IDAHO…
ROBERTS         59

…NEBRASKA…
KIMBALL       50

…WYOMING…
ARLINGTON 11 SE     66
BORDEAUX      65
CENTENNIAL 13 NE   65
CHUGWATER 8 S   65
BUFORD         61
HORSE CREEK 16 W     59
CHEYENNE        58

…SELECTED STORM TOTAL RAINFALL IN INCHES WHERE THE EVENT HAS
ENDED…

…IDAHO…
MOOSE CREEK RAWS                      3.14
LOWELL                                2.83
SYRINGA 1 ENE                         2.65
PIERCE                                2.48
FENN RAWS                             2.33

…OREGON…
BLAZED ALDER SNOTEL                   9.30
LOG CREEK NR RHODODENDRON             7.19
BONNEVILLE DAM                        6.29
GREENPOINT RSVR SNOTEL                6.20
BRIGHTWOOD 6 N                        6.10
CEDAR RAWS                            5.42
LOG CREEK                             4.23
TILLAMOOK 16.1 ENE                    3.98
RHODODENDRON 3.8 NW                   3.81
HOOD RIVER 3.1 SW                     3.68
LOCKS                                 3.52
HEBO 4 ESE                            3.31
DETROIT DAM                           3.28
YELLOWSTONE MTN                       3.10
ASTORIA                               1.97

…WASHINGTON…
JUNE LAKE SNOTEL                      5.90
OLALLIE MEADOWS SNOTEL                5.20
SURPRISE LAKES SNOTEL                 5.20
REX RIVER SNOTEL                      5.10
ALPINE MALPINE MEADOW SNOTEL          4.80
COUGAR 10 NNE                         4.70
CARSON FISH HATCHERY                  3.38
DRY CREEK                             3.35
YALE 1 WSW                            3.08
WHITE SALMON 0.7 WNW                  2.58
KELSO-LONGVIEW AIRPORT                1.97

AS ARCTIC AIR CONTINUES TO MOVE SOUTHWARD OVER THE NEXT COUPLE
DAYS…A NEW LOW PRESSURE CENTER IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP AND
INTENSIFY IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS ON WEDNESDAY AND THEN QUICKLY
MOVES INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  THIS STORM WILL
HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BRING HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH STRONG GUSTY
WINDS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND UPPER MIDWEST ON WEDNESDAY.
TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 6 TO 12 INCHES WITH
MORE THAN 15 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE UPPER GREAT LAKES.  AS THE
ARCTIC FRONT PUSHES FURTHER SOUTHWARD INTO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES…
SNOWFALL TOTALS WILL RANGE FROM 5 TO 10 INCHES WITH MORE THAN 15
INCHES IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.  FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS UP
TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE UPPER
MIDWEST AND UPPER GREAT LAKES TODAY AND INTO WEDNESDAY. IN
ADDITION…THIS SAME SYSTEM COULD PRODUCE A QUARTER TO ONE-HALF
INCH OF ICE ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN PLAINS INTO THE LOWER OHIO
VALLEY LATER THIS WEEK.

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE WEATHER PREDICTION
CENTER AT 200 PM MST. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT.