How much snow can you expect?

How much snow can you expect?

"A potentially historic winter storm will bring severe impacts Wednesday night into early Friday", the weather service's Twin Cities office tweeted.

National Weather Service hydrologists calculate river levels by measuring the soil's moisture, how much snow is on the ground, the current and forecasted temperatures and what precipitation is expected to come.

"Further south, high winds and very dry conditions will produce the potential for rapid wildfire growth across the High Plains and Southwest states into at least Thursday", the service said.

The NWS advises that travel could be hard or impossible for those in the warning areas on Wednesday and Thursday.

In South Dakota and western Minnesota, rivers will continue to experience moderate to major flooding as additional snow will slow the rate at which waters recede.

Colder air will push south Monday morning, turning rain into snow over parts of southern ME, according to the weather service office in Gray.

The storm moving east out of the northern Rockies Wednesday and Thursday could be similar to last month's.

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A powerhouse jet stream is expected to punch out of the West, triggering the development of strong surface low pressure over the Plains by Wednesday.

The storm could bring significant snow and some minor ice accumulations to other northern areas on Monday.

Even with a limited moisture supply, some powerful thunderstorms are possible, although they likely will cover small swaths.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS.Travel could be very hard. Here, a man uses a bulldozer to clear snow in Limon, Colo., that was left by a bomb cyclone that swept across much of the state last month.

Nothing says spring like hurricane-force winds, snow and blizzards. Wind gusts of up to 60 to 70 miles per hour are expected in the Mountains outside of Los Angeles, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour in Las Vegas on Tuesday. That snowfall could turn into a wintry mix by the evening, bringing sleet that the forecasters warned could create icy roads in time for the commute home. Blowing snow will reduce visibilities to near zero this afternoon and tonight. Please stay weather aware and and be on the lookout for more updates. "And then travel on Thursday morning is expected to be tough when it comes to visibility due to blowing snow".

Thursday remains cool and unsettled, highs in the 40s for Denver, with sunny skies but chilly temperatures wrapping up the week on Friday with highs again in the 40s and 50s for the greater Denver area.

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