606  
FXUS01 KWBC 250800  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
259 AM EST SUN NOV 25 2018  
 
VALID 12Z SUN NOV 25 2018 - 12Z TUE NOV 27 2018  
 
...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW AND POTENTIAL  
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS INTO THE GREAT LAKES  
THROUGH MONDAY...  
 
...LIGHT ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE FOR INTERIOR NEW  
ENGLAND BEFORE DRYING OUT LATER TODAY...  
 
...HEAVY PRECIPITATION RETURNS TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BY  
MONDAY...  
 
A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL LOW PUSHING ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS ALSO  
HAS AN ACCOMPANYING SURFACE LOW THAT WILL MOVE INTO THE MIDDLE  
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON. HEAVY TO SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL  
IS EXPECTED IN PARTS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND MISSOURI RIVER  
VALLEY TODAY, MOVING INTO THE UPPER GREAT LAKES BY THIS EVENING  
AND MONDAY. A SWATH OF 10+ INCH SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE EXPECTED, WITH  
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OVER A FOOT IS POSSIBLE--PARTICULARLY IN  
EASTERN IOWA/WESTERN ILLINOIS. IN ADDITION TO HEAVY SNOW, STRONG  
WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEM RESULTING IN POTENTIAL BLIZZARD  
CONDITIONS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS TO END THE HOLIDAY  
WEEKEND. BLIZZARD AND WINTER STORM WARNINGS, ALONG WITH WINTER  
WEATHER ADVISORIES AND WINTER STORM WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT ACROSS  
THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS EASTWARD INTO THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI  
VALLEY AND PORTIONS OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES. PLEASE SEE  
WWW.WEATHER.GOV FOR ADDITION DETAILS ON WATCHES AND WARNINGS.  
 
THE HEAVY RAINFALL THAT IMPACTED THE MID-ATLANTIC ON SATURDAY HAS  
SHIFTED TO THE NORTHEAST IN THE EARLY HOURS OF SUNDAY MORNING.  
DURING THE DAY, THE SURFACE LOW THAT WAS MOVING ALONG THE  
MID-ATLANTIC COAST IS EXPECTED TO MOVE FARTHER EAST INTO THE  
ATLANTIC OCEAN. THIS IS TAPER OFF PRECIPITATION ACROSS NEW ENGLAND  
LATER THIS MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON. HOWEVER, LIGHT ICE  
ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE THIS MORNING IN PARTS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE  
AND MAINE WHICH CURRENTLY HAVE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES. BY LATE  
TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY MORNING, NEW ENGLAND WILL BE DRY. THIS  
WILL BE TEMPORARY AS ANOTHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE TOWARD THE EAST  
COAST ON MONDAY, BRINGING ANOTHER ROUND OF SHOWERS TO THE  
MID-ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST MONDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY  
MORNING.  
 
REINHART  
 
GRAPHICS AVAILABLE AT  
WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/BASICWX/BASICWX_NDFD.PHP  

 
 
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