Western storm system to impact all ski resorts

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 28, 2010 8:56 am

Here comes another round of storms.  As if the conditions weren’t good enough already, more snow is on the way for many ski resorts across the country.

The system impacting the West will bring impacts to the entire country through midweek.

Today, those impacts will be snow in the Mountain West and in the High Plains, with gusty winds expected throughout the Southwest into the Plains and Mississippi Valley. Some locally heavy snowfall is possible in the Rockies. Overnight tonight, showers and some thunderstorms will begin to develop in the Ark-La-Tex Region while snow begins to spread into the Northern Plains and northern Missouri Valley.

Tomorrow will be a messy day throughout the Central U.S. Showers and thunderstorms are expected from the western Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley to the northern Gulf Coast with snow expected in the Northern Plains. Gusty winds are also expected to continue throughout the middle of the country. Some severe storms are expected to develop in the Lower Mississippi Valley by the afternoon hours and into the evening. Overnight tomorrow night, locally heavy rainfall is expected to develop eastward into the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and into the Mid-South, including the Lower Mississippi Valley. Severe thunderstorms are also possible, primarily in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Snow and wind is expected in the Upper Mississippi Valley.

On Tuesday, the wind and rain will stretch from the central Great Lakes through the Appalachians and into the Southeast. Heavy rainfall is possible in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, the Central and Southern Appalachians, and into the Mid-Atlantic. There is also potential for some severe storms in the Southeast. Rain will spread into the Northeast as well with a few severe thunderstorms in the eastern Mid-Atlantic overnight. Snow is expected to continue in the Upper Mississippi Valley.

By Wednesday, rainy weather is expected for much of the East with the greatest chances of rain, and the greatest rainfall amounts, shifting into New England. Windy conditions are also expected for much of the East but most notably in the Northeast. Rain should quickly change over to snow in the interior Northeast and parts of the Appalachians.

source: weather channel, Mark Avery