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The National Weather Service predicts a wide area unstable winter storm sections for the Central Plains. The storm may produce blizzard conditions in many locations. The central location of this storm affects more transportation lanes than isolated storms common this time of year.
Each state in an area from Denver, Colorado to Chicago, Illinois maintains road and rail safety standards during storms. If the storm reaches the predicted intensity we predict a one-half day delivery delay depending on location.
As part of CREEL Printing’s continuous monitoring, updates will be available on this site as the changes become available and relevant.
Central Plains Blizzard
Expect travel problems due to snow and/or ice along I-29, I-35, I-70, I-80 and I-90.
The winter storm follows a push of arctic air. Windswept snow continues in upper part of the northern Plains and the Upper Midwest.
The potential remains for flight and ground travel disruptions from Denver to Chicago.
While the storm will affect a vast area from Texas to the Dakotas, the wintry side of the storm will affect areas from the Rockies to the Upper Midwest beginning Wednesday after hitting areas from Utah, Arizona and New Mexico with snow, wind and cold.
Heavy snow is predicted for several passes over the Rockies. As the storm pulls away from the Rockies, it will reorganize, causing wind-whipped snow to redevelop.
Blizzard conditions are foreseen in places from Goodland, Kansas to Sioux Falls, S.D., and Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday night into Thursday. The strongest winds will be on the front side of the storm and its snow. Severe blowing and drifting snow in the wake of the storm are not likely.
Farther southeast, areas such as Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri., are projected to receive a mixture of rain, ice and snow Thursday. Significant icing could lead to scattered power outages across central and northern Missouri to central Illinois.
Mostly snow is forecast to fall around Chicago later Thursday night.
Accumulating snow can reach as far north as Minneapolis with significant snow likely over southern Wisconsin.
Farther south, the storm is likely to bring a significant severe weather outbreak from Louisiana to Mississippi through Thursday night.