So far yet during this 2017 winter there’s been no real widespread Blizzard and more localized heavy falls. A continuation of lake effect snowfall around local areas means more hazardous driving conditions over the next couple days, before more widespread light to moderate snow passes over Minnesota, the Dakotas & the Great Lakes on Thursday/Friday. A pretty severe SNOW STORM is expected in Montana on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with totals of 2-3ft possible on ground above 1,000ft, with 6-14 inches widespread, some of which extending into Northern Idaho and Northern Wyoming to. The attention turns to the new year for a potential BLIZZARD.
U.S Winter 2017-2018 By Location Forecast
The upcoming winter season is forecast to be colder than average for much of the north with temperatures hovering close to or just below avg for the North East however a higher than average seasonal snowfall amount is expected here. Blizzard/Snow Forecast / Update.
With the severe cold in place, and with anything intensifying for the north east and perhaps becoming more patchy the further west you go into the new year, the attempt of in roads of moisture into the cold air from the south is concerning for a potential widespread snow storm / blizzard. At the moment the dates 1ST TO 5TH of January are outlined. Most computer models keep the most severe conditions out to sea, however a slight adjustment north would bring much of the north east US into the risk zone of very heavy snow and high accumulations of 12 inches or more as well as strong winds. A lot can change between now and then and this is just an early heads up on the risk.