It appears an unusual and significant snow event brewing for the North Central US through the remainder of this week and into this weekend.
Beth Carpenter, owner/meterologist at Thermodynamic Solutions and frequent Snow Magazine contributor, weighed in on her LinkedIn feed with her expert opinion on the upcoming storm. And if you're not already, be sure you're following Beth at www.linkedin.com/in/beth-carpenter).
Here's what she posted:
"While we don't usually post snow maps for the north-central U.S., this is going to be a historic (these amounts this early in the season are), and significant event, and we've had a lot of questions about it. Based on current data, snow totals may surpass a foot and a half across eastern North Dakota. The timing of this map is Wednesday through Sunday morning. Keep in mind, uncertainty is higher due to covering such a large span of time. Additionally, the lows in the upper levels of the atmosphere becoming "stacked" may choke off upper level divergence needed to keep the storm stronger toward the weekend, so that adds even more uncertainty to the final evolution and snowfall amounts.
Impacts will be significant, heavy and wet snowfall, winds gusting to 40-50mph+, blowing snow causing low visibility, and temperatures dropping into the teens and lower 20s this weekend behind the front."