A storm will dive across the nation's midsection this weekend, blanketing a vast portion of the Plains and Rockies with a disruptive snowfall.
Before the weekend comes to a close, cities and towns including Rapid City, S.D., Omaha, Neb., and Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo., will face the harsh winter weather. Snow will also overspread the central Rockies, with up to half a foot of snow falling over the higher peaks in Colorado.
Through tonight, a swath from Montana to northern Missouri can expect accumulations of 1 to 3 inches of snow, with as much as half a foot of snow along a zone from southeastern South Dakota to far northeastern Missouri. Missouri will then bear the brunt of the snowfall on Sunday, when another couple of inches is likely.
The snow will set the stage for travel troubles through the weekend. Portions of Interstates 90, 80, 70, 35 and 29 could become snow covered and hazardous at times.
Strong winds will roar over the High Plains along the back side of this storm. On top of ushering a shot of colder air into the area, gusts past 40 mph could lead to blowing and drifting snow.
The wind-whipped snow will reduce visibility, and could also create an uphill battle for crews working to keep the roads clear even after the snow starts to taper off.
The snowstorm will work its way into the Ohio and Tennessee valleys early next week. Enough cold air could be in place for a wintry mix of rain and snow to make roads slushy and slick from Little Rock, Ark., to Huntsville, Ala., as well.
Into the middle of the week, the storm could unleash a significant snowfall over the mid-Atlantic and New England.
With more than 8 feet of snow accumulating across Boston since January, clogged city streets have made available parking spaces a hot commodity.
A volcano erupted in southern Chile early Tuesday morning, prompting the evacuation of nearby communities.
As another winter storm ramps up, snow and ice has begun to pummel the Midwest before the storm eventually moves into the Northeast.
A new storm will spread a swath of snow and sleet spanning more than 1,500 miles from northern Texas to Massachusetts, during Wednesday into Thursday.
Yet another winter storm is taking aim at the Northeast and Midwest with some snow, but also significant problems due to flooding and ice on Tuesday night and into early Wednesday.
February 2015 has come to an end with numerous monthly records set across the United States.
Nebraska to the Dakotas (1966)
Snowstorm dumped 12-36" from the 2nd to the 5th. Storm killed 15 people and 100,000 cattle. Snow drifted up to 30 feet. Visibility at Bismarck, ND, was zero for 11 consecutive hours.
Brownsville, TX (1983)
A high of 100 degrees; earliest 100 degree day ever for the city.
Mauna Kea & Mauna Loa, HI (1990)
Heaviest snow on the tops of the Hawaiian volcanoes in 15 years. Snow drifted 6-10 feet.