A significant snowstorm is looking likely over many areas of the Plains and Midwest in the next three days to start off the workweek. It appears that the far northern Plains will bear the brunt of this event, where snowfall could exceed one foot. I can envision a wide swath of 6 to 12 inches from the Canada/US border down into the Great Lakes, with lower amounts to the west and east of this swath.
I did outline a swath in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa where I believe isolated spots of up to one foot of snow could fall. This results from fairly consistent forecasts of amounts flirting with one foot, as well as possible lake enhancement snowfall close to Chicago and Milwaukee. Latest model forecasts that I am observing as I type this show that this forecast may even need to be raised for many in the Plains and Midwest as a result.
This model has been known to overdo snowfall forecasts, so the 30 inches could be too high. I anticipate amounts closer to the 2 foot mark going solely off this forecast. I will have to evaluate future forecasts to determine an amount that would suit this event, which could be quite an event judging by recent model forecasts.
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