A pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm could complicate travel and produce more than a foot of snow across Denver and Northeast Colorado.
Bloomington issued a snow emergency that will go into effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday night.
Once the Northeast recovers from the brutal winds Wednesday and Thursday, travelers headed home Sunday will face another round of tumultuous wind and rain.
Some rain could also fall on Wednesday, while Thanksgiving Day should be sunny, quite windy and cool in the Garden State, National Weather Service forecasters say. The powerful storm system we have been tracking is still aiming for MI for a direct hit. "A few spots could record 1.5" of rain.
A "bomb cyclone" forms when air pressure drops by 24 millibars in a 24-hour period.
In contrast to those imposing circumstances, the weather on most of the East Coast should be relatively quiet, the NWS says.
While burn scar areas may experience flooding and mudslides, travel woes are anticipated with the rounds of heavy rain expected for the Los Angeles Basin. The next possible direct trip is Thursday night.
More than 55 million people will be traveling for Thanksgiving this year-1.6 million more than last year-according to the latest report by INRIX, global transportation analytics company.
Southwest offers a travel advisory for travelers through Denver and Minneapolis. Up to a foot and a half of snow can be expected as low as 2000', and we could be dealing with up to 3 feet of snow down to 3000'. Some parts of the Sierra Nevada mountains could see an AccuWeather StormMax of up to 42 inches of snowfall.
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A powerful Pacific storm will rake the coast of Northern California and OR, with gusts up to 70 miles per hour (113 kilometers per hour).
The Arizona Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced the closure of State Route 67, a 43-mile (69-kilometer) paved route between US 89A at Jacob Lake and the North Rim. Flash floods and snow are expected, according to the National Weather Service. Conditions will deteriorate quickly over the summit during Tuesday night with the risk of motorists becoming stranded.
"It's one of those things, you couldn't make it up if you tried", Hewett said of back-to-back storms falling around the holiday.
More than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow has fallen in northern Colorado and about a foot (30 centimeters) fell in southern parts of Wyoming.
Outside of California, snow will spread across OR into Nevada, Idaho and Utah.
Weather officials in Chicago said 35 to 45 miles per hour wind gusts were already whipping across the city, warning that gusts may exceed 60 miles per hour.
The Latest on the wintry weather in the U.S. Light snow, possibly mixed with light freezing rain, is forecast to develop across much of the area Thanksgiving afternoon and evening, continuing through Friday afternoon. About 20 flights were delayed or canceled Wednesday morning. Those out and about on Black Friday and through the weekend will need to bundle up to protect themselves from the cold.
Pam Semmler walks her 10-year-old Golden retriever named Summit as a storm packing snow and high winds sweeps in over the region Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Denver.
With the potential for another several feet in the Sierra mountains, and locally heavy rainfall in the southern terrain, early indications are that travel conditions could again be hard for those traveling for the holiday weekend.