THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER

CAMP SPRINGS, MD


STORM SUMMARY MESSAGE



STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 01 FOR UPPER MIDWEST TO UPPER GREAT LAKES
WINTER STORM
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD
900 PM CST TUE FEB 28 2012
 
...MAJOR WINTER STORM IS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST...
 
WINTER STORM WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT FOR EASTERN NEW YORK UP INTO
MUCH OF NEW ENGLAND FOR ANTICIPATION OF THIS STORM TRACKING INTO
THE NORTHEAST.  TO THE SOUTH... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES HAVE
BEEN ISSUED.
 
BLIZZARD WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA AND
NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.  IN ADDITION WINTER STORM WARNINGS
EXTEND FROM THE NORTHERN PLAINS EASTWARD INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST
AND UPPER PENINSULA MICHIGAN.  SURROUNDING THIS AREA IS A REGION
OF WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES.
 
FOR A DETAILED GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE LATEST
WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES...PLEASE SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV

AT 800 PM CST...A 992 MB LOW PRESSURE CENTER...OR 29.29
INCHES...WAS CENTERED IN CENTRAL NEBRASKA...OR ABOUT 130 MILES
WEST NORTHWEST OF OMAHA. A COLD FRONT EXTENDS SOUTHWARD TRHOUGH
THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WITH A WARM FRONT EXTENDING EASTWARD ACROSS
THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INTO THE OHIO VALLEY. NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AREAS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY
SNOW DEVELOPING NORTHWEST OF THE LOW FROM SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH
DAKOTA...NORTHEASTWARD INTO MINNESOTA. A WINTRY MIX OF SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN WAS FALLING OVER SOUTHERN MINNESOTA EASTWARD INTO
SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN...WHILE LIGHT SNOW WAS OBSERVED NORTH OF THIS
WINTRY MIX OVER CENTRAL AND NORTHERN WISCONSIN.  SOUTH OF THIS
SYSTEM... SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE BREAKING OUT ACROSS THE
CENTRAL PLAINS WHERE A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT.

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES FROM 800 AM CST MON FEB
28 THROUGH 800 PM CST MON FEB 28...

...SOUTH DAKOTA...
MILLER                                2.5                     

...WISCONSIN...
RHINELANDER 7 NW                      5.0                     
LAKE TOMAHAWK                         2.0                     

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL FREEZING RAIN ICE AMOUNTS IN INCHES FROM
800 AM CST MON FEB 28 THROUGH 800 PM CST MON FEB 28...

...SOUTH DAKOTA...
ARDMORE 1 NNW                         0.10                     

...SELECTED PEAK WIND GUSTS IN MILES PER HOUR EARLIER IN THE
EVENT...

...WYOMING...
LARAMIE                               63                     
PUMPKIN VINE                          57                     


THE SURFACE LOW ASSOCIATED WITH THIS MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL
CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN AND TRACK NORTHEASTWARD THROUGHOUT THE
NIGHT AND INTO WEDNESDAY.  BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THE CYCLONE WILL
HAVE REACHED ITS PEAK AS IT GRADUALLY WEAKENS WHILE MOVING THROUGH
THE GREAT LAKES AND INTO THE NORTHEAST.  THROUGHOUT THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS SNOW TOTALS FROM THE NORTHERN PLAINS INTO THE UPPER
GREAT LAKES WILL AMOUNT 8 TO 14 INCHES WITH ISOLATED POCKETS OF
HIGHER AMOUNTS.  SIGNIFICANT ICING IS POSSIBLE IN CENTRAL
MINNESOTA INTO THE LOWER GREAT LAKES.  FURTHER TO THE EAST... SNOW
WILL BEGIN ACCUMULATING ACROSS NEW ENGLAND ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
WITH AMOUNTS APPROACHING A FOOT FROM UPSTATE NEW YORK TO INTERIOR
NEW ENGLAND.  IN ADDITION, SIGNIFICANT ICING IS POSSIBLE
IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF THE HEAVY SNOW AREA.  

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL
PREDICTION CENTER AT 300 AM CST. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS
EVENT.

MONARSKI/RUBIN-OSTER/OTTO





Last Updated: 956 PM EST TUE FEB 28 2012