The Weather Prediction Center

College Park, MD

Storm Summary Message

Storm Summary Number 1 for Central and Eastern U.S. Winter Storm
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
1000 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

...Moderate to heavy snow is advancing east across portions of the
central Plains and the Midwest as a major winter storm moves
across the Central U.S. tonight and moves toward the Eastern U.S.
on Saturday...

Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Storm Watches and Winter Weather
Advisories are in effect across a large area of the central
Plains, Midwest, Ohio Valley, central Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic
and the Northeast.

For a detailed graphical depiction of the latest watches, warnings
and advisories, please see

At 900 PM EST...A surface low, with a central pressure of 1000
millibars, or 29.53 inches of mercury, was moving steadily off to
the east over far southwest Oklahoma with a warm front extending
east across the Red River Valley and the downstream over the lower
Mississippi Valley. Meanwhile a cold front is dropping south
across western Texas. Surface observations and National Weather
Service radars show an area of mainly light rain impacting areas
of northeast Oklahoma, southeast Kansas and central Missouri, but
just to the northwwest is an axis of light to moderate snow
falling from portions of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles
northeast across central Kansas, northern Missouri, Iowa, southern
Minnesota and central to southern Wisconsin.

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Snowfall in inches from 700 PM
EST Wed Jan 16 through 900 PM EST Fri Jan 18...

SWEA CITY                             4.0                    
COLFAX                                3.5                    
DES MOINES 2 ESE                      3.5                    
HIAWATHA 3 ESE                        1.6                    

ULYSSES                               2.5                    

HERON LAKE 8.5 N                     15.0                    
AVOCA                                12.0                    
WINDOM                               11.0                    
HARDWICK 3 E                         10.2                    
FULDA                                 8.0                    
LAKEVILLE                             1.6                    

COLMAN 3 N                           14.0                    
FLANDREAU                            10.0                    
DE SMET                               7.5                    
HURON 2 S                             6.0                    
HUMBOLDT                              5.5                    
POLLOCK                               5.0                    

HOLLANDALE 6 W                        4.7                    
RANDALIA 3 ENE                        4.0                    

...Selected preliminary Storm Total Snowfall in inches where the
event has ended...

DURANGO 4 W                          13.0                    
HAYDEN                               11.0                    
WALSENBURG 5 WSW                      3.5                    

NEIHART 7 SSE                         8.0                    
RUDYARD 19 S                          6.0                    
COPPER CAMP                           5.0                    
HAVRE 1 NE                            4.0                    
WEST YELLOWSTONE 1 ESE                3.0                    

SELFRIDGE                             5.0                    
BELFIELD                              4.7                    
BISMARK                               3.5                    
HETTINGER                             3.5                    
WILLISTON                             3.0                    

The surface low over southwest Oklahoma this evening will cross
the lower Mississippi Valley early on Saturday and strengthen as
it lifts east-northeast across the Tennessee Valley by Saturday
evening. On Sunday, the storm system will cross the Mid-Atlantic
region and lift northeast up along the New England. Heavy snowfall
will develop north and northeast of the low track this weekend,
with snowfall totals of as much as 4 to 8 icnhes across the
Midwest and including the Ohio Valley north of the Ohio River.
More significant snowfall is expected farther to the northeast
across the northern Mid-Atlantic region and Northeast with
interior areas of Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire
and Maine seeing as much as 1 to 2 feet of snowfall by Sunday

The next storm summary will be issued by the Weather Prediction
Center at 400 AM EST. Please refer to your local National Weather
Service office for additional information on this event.


Last Updated: 1138 PM EST FRI JAN 18 2019