Significant winter impacts across the Central Plains toward the Great Lakes, U.S.

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A potent winter storm is expected to deliver significant winter impacts across the Central Plains toward the Great Lakes, U.S. on January 1 and 2, 2022.

Accumulating snow and ice are expected on Saturday, January 1, 2022, from the Central Plains to the Great Lakes resulting in widespread travel disruptions and impacts, NWS WPC warns.

Several inches of snow are likely with potentially heavier accumulations where snowfall rates surpass 2.5 cm (1 inch) per hour.

Some locations may exceed total amounts of 15 – 20 cm (6 – 8 inches).

Significant freezing rain is possible to the south of the heavier snow, with some ice accumulations greater than 2.5 mm (0.10 inches).

Bitterly cold temperatures will follow on January 2, with highs only in the 10s to low 20s (°F // -12 to -5 °C) and wind chills near to below zero.

Featured image: Total snow amount December 30 – January 3, 2022. Credit: TropicalTidbits, GFS

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