A blizzard continues to produce heavy, blinding snows across parts of the northern Plains. This is just another chapter in a wild spring of severe weather.
The storm responsible will continue to intensify across the Northern Plains through tonight. The intensifying storm will ingest plenty of moisture into unseasonably cold air, piling up more spring snow for the region.
Strong northerly winds will combine with the heavy snow to create blizzard conditions, primarily across North Dakota. Bismarck will be among the hardest hit in the region, with upwards of a foot and a half of snow expected.
"This storm will likely be the most widespread and disruptive snow of the winter season," said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel.
Travelers on Interstate 94 should expect major delays, if not road closures, across most of North Dakota and northern Minnesota into tonight.
"The heavy snow will add to the growing threat to a major flood event on North Dakota rivers,
especially the Red River, later this this month and into May," added Samuhel.
Farther south, the storm's cold front will hit remarkably warmer air, sparking severe weather from eastern Iowa and western Illinois to eastern Kansas. Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Kansas City, Mo. and Wichita, Kan. will be at risk for damaging winds and large hail from these dangerous thunderstorms.
For more information on the severe weather, click over to this story written by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Anthony Sagliani.
The intense spring storm will gradually weaken tonight into Monday across northern Minnesota as it moves into Canada. While the snow will largely taper off across the Plains by early next week, the storm's lingering cold front will act as a trigger for more severe thunderstorms in the Mississippi Valley into next week.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel are forecast prior to the departure of arctic air this weekend around Detroit.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel are forecast prior to the departure of arctic air this weekend around Cleveland.
Dense fog encompassed the city of London Wednesday morning, delaying flights and halting the morning commute.
Yet another blast of arctic air will roll southeastward this week over the Midwest and will reach the Northeast.
After a severe ice storm knocked out power for thousands last weekend, the weather ahead is looking brighter for the city.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel are forecast prior to the departure of arctic air this weekend around Pittsburgh.
Dover, DE (1899)
24.0" snow; December record.
First of three large snowstorms that winter. Over a foot of snow from mid-Atlantic states into New England: Nantucket Island 15.7" Philadelphia, PA 14.6" Baltimore, MD 14.1" Avoca, PA 11.1" Newark, NJ 20.4" Central Park, NY 19.6" Boston, MA 18"
The West (1995)
Monster storm slams into coast. Winds gusted to nearly 120 mph at Sea Lion Caves, OR. 80 mph winds at San Francisco, CA. 12.25" of rain fell in Marin, CA. 1.5 million people in the Bay area without power.