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Snow is expected for portions of the Northern Rockies from Friday through Sunday as several upper level troughs move through the region. 

  • Snow for the Northern Rockies Friday through Sunday
  • Freezing Rain and Snow Saturday through Early Monday for Portions of the Ohio Valley

US Hazards Thursday, February 1, 2018US Hazards

2017-18 Winter Weather Outlook

Snow for the Northern Rockies Friday through Sunday
A series of troughs are forecast to move through the Northern Rockies through the weekend. Snow chances will begin to increase by midday Friday and potentially last into early Sunday morning as a cold air mass remains in place across the High Plains for several days. Snow accumulations of 3-6 inches are forecast with locally higher amounts approaching 8 inches. 

Major Cities in Region: Great Falls, MT, Billings, MT

Snow Risk Outline for February 2-4, 2018Snow Risk Outline for Friday through Sunday

Freezing Rain and Snow Saturday through Early Monday for Portions of the Ohio Valley
As an area of low pressure moves into the Midwest on Saturday, a mix of freezing rain and snow is forecast for much of the region. Snowfall amounts of 3-6 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 8 inches are forecast. In addition, ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch are expected.

Major Cities in Region: Evansville, IN, Louisville, KY, Columbus, OH, Pittsburgh, PA

Snow Risk Outline for February 3-4, 2018Snow Risk Outline for Saturday through Early Sunday

A Look Ahead
Snow will move into the Northeast on Sunday as an area of low pressure and cold front moves eastward. Snowfall totals of 3-6 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 8 inches are forecast. Another round of snow is also forecast for portions of the Northern Rockies and High Plains on Monday. An additional 3-6 inches of snow with locally higher amounts in excess of 8 inches are forecast.

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