Saturday, November 5, 2011

Strong Storm System Moving North into the Dakotas

A strong storm system is moving north into the Dakotas region. We can see the main part of the storm is focused in Nebraska, while fronts and analysis on the bottom shows the energy combined into two lows from Colorado to South Dakota. At this time, the precipitation is in rain form for western Nebraska, which can be seen as a gray swath just to the west of the main circulation of the low.
As we progress into the night and temperatures fall, it is possible that this precipitation will turn to snow. As of right now, a sharp temperature gradient is preventing this snow from falling and is instead falling as rain, with some slight mixing out on the west Nebraska border closer to the temperature gradient.

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