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This multi-day storm comes with a second and third punch.
A large portion of central South Dakota is in a Winter Storm Watch beginning at 6 a.m. today.
Locations in a band stretching from southwest to northeast through Furnas, Gosper, Dawson and Valley counties appeared to be in line for the heaviest snowfall, with totals of 4-8 inches. On the high end, Brainerd and Crow Wing County and parts of Cass and Aitkin counties could see 15 inches of snow with 17 inches possible in Walker.
The 10-inch report from a Weather Service spotter was about 12 miles northwest of Silver Bay along Lake County Highway 11, with that road almost impassable in a four-wheel-drive truck, the spotter reported. Wind gusts in the Albuquerque metro area and Santa Fe are expected to reach up to 60 miles per hour causing blowing snow and whiteout conditions.
Additional rainfall from Thursday through Saturday could amount to 3 to 5 inches of rain along the Gulf Coast. Gusty winds could also create snow drifts several feet high. The heavy snow and high-powered winds "could create very unsafe travel conditions", Edwards says, with some areas experiencing near-blizzard conditions and winds between 20 and 30 miles per hour.
Severe storms will move through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama by 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Winter storm warnings were issued for much of Wisconsin along with parts of the Dakotas, Kansas and Nebraska.
Due to the winter weather conditions, City of Kearney offices, Kearney Public Library and Peterson Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, December 27, 2018. However, the weather service is forecasting little if any ice accumulation. Those in the area should expect blowing snow through Thursday. The snow will become lighter Friday and taper off west to east.
Cold wind chill values are also expected with the passage of the cold front on Friday or Friday night. "Overnight Thursday, snow will start over parts of Northern New England, ending by Friday evening", according to the short-range forecast from the Weather Prediction Center. "Up to 16" of snow could fall over the highest peaks. Actual temperatures will fall into the 20s, teens and single digits in some areas.