Winter Storm Spreading Snow, Ice Into Upper Midwest

  • A winter storm sweeps across the plains and upper Midwest to kick off the week.
  • Heavy snow and ice can be damaged by storms.
  • Strong winds cause snowstorms and poor visibility, leading to dangerous travel.
Winter storms are reaching the plains and upper Midwest, with snow, ice and strong winds expected early in the week.

Dubbed the Winter Storm Hudson by The Weather Channel, this storm system also causes severe weather in the South.

it’s happening now

Storm sleet and freezing rain are now spreading over parts of the northern and central plains. Snow continues to fall in the Rocky Mountains.


The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories from the Rocky Mountains to the upper Mississippi Valley. The worst travel conditions are usually in areas with winter storm warnings, including Minneapolis-St. Paul. Pole.

An ice storm warning has also been issued for northeastern Nebraska, northwestern Iowa, and south-central Minnesota. This is where the risk of severe icing increases as it causes tree damage and takes power away.



monday and monday night

Snow will continue in Colorado and Wyoming, and snow is expected to spread to western and northern Nebraska, South Dakota, and central and southern Minnesota. Winds will become stronger, causing snowstorms and poor visibility in some areas.

Freezing rain and a narrow band of sleet can occur around the southern side of this snowfall area from the Central Plains to the upper Mississippi Valley. This area may include Sioux City, Iowa and Rochester, Minnesota. Power outages and tree damage are possible.



Snow and high winds from the storm will affect parts of the upper Midwest and northern plains, including Minneapolis-St. Louis. Paul and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Strong winds will cause blizzards and poor visibility. Travel should be avoided or delayed.


The storm will begin to abate, but snow will linger in the upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes Wednesday through Thursday. Light snowfall is likely to spread through the northeastern interior by later this week.

Expected amount of snow

Snowfall of at least 5 inches is most likely from northern Nebraska and parts of southern and eastern South Dakota to northwestern Iowa, central and southern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Parts of this corridor develop particularly heavy snow bands, which can approach a foot total in places that last several hours.


storm history

The storm started in California over the weekend.

The state saw flooding rains, high winds, and snow underfoot in high-altitude areas of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Up to 54 inches fell on Mammoth Mountain in the Southern Sierra.

The storm then spread over the Rocky Mountains on Sunday and Sunday night.

Wasatch of Utah greeted 4 feet of snowfall and Flagstaff, Arizona, I could almost see a foot of snow.

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