Monday, December 7, 2009

Winter Gripping Nation

Wow the past several days have been really something in terms of wild weather.

Late last week we saw snow fall almost all the way to the Gulf Coast in some cases. Houston, Corpus Christi, the northern edges of New Orleans, Jackson and Meridian were just a few of the places that saw snow flying from the skies.

This week there is a major cold blast impacting the lower 48 states with temperatures in the negative numbers across a large chunk of the northern Rockies and high plains.

Some places in northwest Montana will be in the 20s to 30s BELOW zero.

A large swath of snow is expected from the higher terrain of southern California all the way to the Great Lakes. Places like Flagstaff, Denver, Kansas City, Omaha, Chicago and Detroit are all anticipating snow to fly.

It will be heavy in the central Rockies of Colorado, for example, with 2 to 4 feet between now and Wednesday.

Some places in the central plains are looking at potentially a foot of snow, such as Omaha.

Denver may see several inches of snow because the snow density is so light. Just a few hundredths of moisture will translate to an inch of snow. So if we see a quarter inch of moisture, that might mean 6 to 12 inches of snow!

The great thing about that type of snow is you can shovel it with a broom -- so light and fluffy!!

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