THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER

CAMP SPRINGS, MD


STORM SUMMARY MESSAGE



STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 03 FOR LATE SEASON NORTHERN PLAINS WINTER
STORM
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD
1000 PM CDT FRI APR 15 2011
 
...LATE SEASON STORM CAUSING SNOW OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND
SEVERE WEATHER ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST...
 
WINTER STORM WARNINGS AND WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES REMAIN IN
EFFECT OVER EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE UPPER
GREAT LAKES.
 
FOR A DETAILED GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE LATEST
WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES...PLEASE SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV

AT 900 PM CDT...A 995 MB...29.38 INCHES...SURFACE LOW WAS LOCATED
OVER SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA.  A COLD FRONT EXTENDED FROM THE LOW
ACROSS THE OHIO AND TENNESSEE VALLEYS AND SOUTHWESTWARD OUT INTO
THE GULF OF MEXICO.  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS AND
SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATED A LARGE PRECIPITATION SHIELD
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CYCLONE STRETCHED OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF
THE COUNTRY.  TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST OF THE SURFACE LOW...LIGHT
TO MODERATE SNOW WAS FALLING FROM NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS NORTHWARD
INTO EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA AND WESTERN MINNESOTA...WHILE A MIX OF
SNOW...RAIN...AND OCCASIONALLY FREEZING RAIN WAS OBSERVED FARTHER
EAST.  AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT...A BAND OF SHOWERS...WITH EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS....WAS MOVING ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY...TENNESSEE
VALLEY...AND SOUTHEAST...SOME OF THESE STORMS WERE SEVERE.  BEHIND
THE FRONT...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WERE OBSERVED ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS.                      
                                                                  

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES FROM 700 AM CDT THU APR
14 THROUGH 1000 PM CDT FRI APR 15...

...NORTH DAKOTA...
HANNAFORD 7 WSW                      11.0                     
JAMESTOWN                            11.0                     
FLASHER                              10.5                     
WISHEK                               10.0                     
GLEN ULLIN                            9.8                     
BRADDOCK 5 SE                         9.0                     
CARRINGTON                            9.0                     
DRAKE                                 8.0                     
FESSENDEN 7 SE                        8.0                     
BISMARCK 10 N                         7.6                     
HAZELTON 4 NW                         7.4                     

...NEBRASKA...
PAXTON                               16.0                     
KINGSLEY DAM                         10.2                     
IMPERIAL                             10.0                     
VALENTINE 29 S                       10.0                     
KILGORE                               9.1                     
NORTH PLATTE 8 WNW                    9.0                     
VALENTINE                             9.0                     
BLOOMFIELD                            8.0                     
WALLACE 2 W                           7.0                     
OSHKOSH 10 NE                         6.5                     
CENTRAL CITY                          4.1                     

...SOUTH DAKOTA...
ISABEL 14 N                          13.0                     
KADOKA 14 SSE                        12.0                     
MARTIN 19.6 ENE                      12.0                     
HAYES 6 E                            11.0                     
PORCUPINE 5 E                        10.0                     
SULLY BUTTES 5 W                     10.0                     
MCINTOSH 8.7 WSW                      9.7                     
TRIPP                                 9.0                     
BOWDLE                                8.5                     
HIGHMORE 19.1 NNW                     8.5                     
BRITTON 10 NW                         8.0                     

...SELECTED PEAK WIND GUSTS IN MILES PER HOUR IN THE LAST SIX
HOURS...

...KANSAS...
WICHITA                                 67                     
WELLINGTON                              61                     
JABARA AIRPORT                          59                     
CLAFLIN                                 58                     


THE SURFACE LOW OVER IOWA WILL LIFT NORTHEASTWARD FRIDAY
NIGHT...REACHING THE UPPER GREAT LAKES BY SATURDAY MORNING.  SNOW
WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS FRIDAY NIGHT AND
ANY ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE AREA WILL BE MINIMAL. 
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
GREAT LAKES...WHERE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING.  SEVERE WEATHER AND STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO BE A
HAZARD WITH THIS SYSTEM AS IT LIFTS NORTHEASTWARD.

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL
PREDICTION CENTER AT 400 AM CDT. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS
EVENT.

GERHARDT
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Last Updated: 1051 PM EDT FRI APR 15 2011