Snowfall and Weather Warnings Across Multiple States

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.15 - 2023 3:12 PM CET

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Snowfall and Weather Warnings Across Multiple States.

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As winter tightens its grip, several U.S. states are bracing for a mix of weather conditions, including snow and strong winds.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued winter weather advisories for Alaska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. These alerts come as a low-pressure system is expected to bring significant snowfall, particularly to the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and challenging travel conditions marked by low visibility and slippery roads.

In Texas, the NWS station in Amarillo has forecasted moderate to heavy snowfall, with an accumulation of 1 to 3 inches expected. This rapid snowfall is set to impact morning commutes, particularly in Beaver and Texas counties in Oklahoma and Hansford, Lipscomb, and Ochiltree counties in Texas. Southwest Kansas is also on alert for potential wet snow and additional snow accumulations.

The weather system, moving northeast, is predicted to reach the upper Great Lakes by Sunday. It will bring showers and thunderstorms to the Southern Plains on Friday, followed by a second wave of low pressure over the Northern Plains, which could result in light rain and snow.

This winter season has already seen significant snowfall in western states, continuing a trend from the previous winter. Higher elevations in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming have experienced substantial snow accumulation. Alaska, too, faces challenging conditions with low visibility and blowing snow, particularly in St. Lawrence Island and coastal regions near the Yukon Delta.

This weather pattern underscores the early onset of winter conditions in various parts of the United States, highlighting the need for preparedness and caution during this season.

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