Saturday, February 23, 2013

"Bigfoot" Update, and More On the Way

Surface map at 9:00 a.m. CST February 23rd.
The storm that brought a wide swath of snow to the central U.S. is departing the northern Great Lakes this morning.  The 72-hour snow accumulation map this morning shows the expansive area of snow produced by this storm. Showers and thunderstorms are occurring ahead of the cold front that is now moving off the east and Gulf Coasts.
72-hour snowfall ending the morning of February 23rd.
High pressure will keep the weather relatively quiet over the nation's midsection this weekend, but weather eyes are already watching another system that could bring significant snow to areas that were hit by this week's storm. There is a potential for another 8 to 12 inches of snow of parts of the Central Plains and western Midwest. This system is still over the Pacific and models will have a better grasp on the storm development once the system moves ashore.  Monitor your local NWS web page to follow updates on the forecast during the weekend.

Click HERE for an animation of the probability of 2 inches of snow or more for the next 72 hours.


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