Winter Storm Watch For Laramie Wednesday & Thursday

Winter Storm Watch For Laramie Wednesday & Thursday

The record temperature for the date is 81°F, set in 1977. "Precipitation is expected to begin as rain but change to snow during the day as colder air moves into the area".

Blizzard warning stretch across 6 states.

A blizzard warning is in effect northwest of a line from Redwood Falls to St. Cloud.

Areas in South Dakota and Iowa surrounding the Missouri river are still in flood stage following last month's severe weather, said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist for the NWS, on Wednesday.

Nailing down totals is not fun -- it'll be 80F today for Pete's sake! "A tighter gradient in snowfall totals than now forecast should be expected along this zone".

"It is a very wet snow", said Drew Lerner, meteorologist with World Weather Inc. "It would melt relatively quickly in already bulging rivers".

"So, most of the rain will cover the southeastern part of the Corn Belt", Moehler says, with probably 1 to 2 inches.

Parts of South Dakota may get up to 30 inches of snow. The snowflakes will be big, wet and could be coming down heavy.

This system will start with rain tonight and tomorrow.

To the west, the looming spring blizzard in the Rockies was impacting flights, school classes, government functions and even baseball.

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This will be a WINDY system.

Gale-force winds of 35-45 miles per hour coming off of Lake Superior are expected on Thursday, with storm-force gusts of 55 miles per hour or more, according to the Weather Service.

Four to 12 inches are possible in mountain valleys as well as in southwest Wyoming, while valley areas may see between 1 and 3 inches of snow. The high Wednesday in Aspen is forecast for 38 degrees and Thursday 33 degrees. "It won't push farther east until Friday". We also think the need to include Denver proper (and numerous northern/northwestern urban corridor communities) is borderline.

This includes all of the Twin Cities metro area.

A spring storm rolls into Denver Wednesday morning. Not a huge severe threat it appears, but certainly some hail will be possible with some of the stronger cells that develop. In Denver, the temperature could plummet from 80 degrees Tuesday into the 20s Wednesday. "As for the snowfall, it could end up being similar to what happened last time".

For Denver, it looks like the best window for snow will come between 4pm and 11pm. "However, amounts that we have forecast right now are pretty rare".

"We were able to get some (salt) deliveries in across the state and we have been able to cross level a little bit between truck stations so we got what we need", Kevin Gutknecht, with MnDOT, said.

Temperatures will hover near the freezing mark, and some of the snow Thursday evening could mix with rain or freezing rain, especially in northern Wisconsin, which could create a glaze of ice on some surfaces.

According to the weather service, roads are expected to become covered in snow and slush leading to slippery conditions Wednesday afternoon and evening.

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