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Dangerous Blizzard Conditions Developing for South-Western Great Plains

December 19, 2011 – A potentially life-threatening winter storm is headed for the southwestern Great Plains, with blizzard conditions expected by mid-day tomorrow in parts of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. The National Weather Service says heavy snow, high winds and falling temperatures will hammer the central and southern Plains as the winter storm moves east tonight. Forecasters say slippery conditions – at the beginning of a holiday travel week that is one of the busiest of the year – will make leaving home near impossible for some, with brisk winds gusting between 40 and 50mph in the region.

Blizzard: More than a foot of snow and wind gusts of 50 miles per hour are predicted for some parts of the southwest and plains by Tuesday morning. Up to 18 inches of snow is expected in northeastern New Mexico, the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, southwestern Kansas and southeastern Colorado, which were under blizzard watches or warnings Sunday afternoon. ‘Those are tremendous amounts of snow,’ Jones said. ‘Add to that the fact that that snow is going to be blowing, and you’re going to have winds easily in the 40 mph range if not higher, it’s going to be a very ugly, potentially life-threatening situation.’

‘We try to reserve these blizzard watches for very intense storm systems.”

…(Daily Mail)

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2 Comments »

  1. I cannot thank you enough for the blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

    Comment by Charity Gant | January 5, 2012 | Reply

    • Not a problem. Any time there is information regarding weather for America/Canada, I will try to be on the ball as quick as I can. There’s so much going on in the world so the goal is to keep the biggest dangers, weather warnings and statistics on this one blog.

      Thanks for the interest 🙂
      Mark

      Comment by murkraz | January 6, 2012 | Reply


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