Blizzard dumps heavy snow from Rockies to Higher Midwest

Blizzard dumps heavy snow from Rockies to Higher Midwest

Yolanda Curtis
January 23, 2018

Here's what you need to know.

New alerts are being issued as a winter storm rolls through the state of Nebraska.

Weather service meteorologist Aaron Mangels said around 5:30 a.m. that snow was just starting to fall on Hastings in south-central Nebraska, and he expected 5 to 6 inches to accumulate by the storm's exit around 3 p.m.

The heaviest of the snow is expected in eastern Kansas and Nebraska, southern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, as well as the Upper Peninsula of MI, where the forecast calls for 1 foot of snow. Areas of drizzle and showers are likely to move through as well.

The snow is expected to end by this evening with the north winds subsiding.

The storm, which the Weather Channel has named Winter Storm Jaxon, dumped heavy snow over the western mountains on Saturday - good news for snow-starved ski resorts in Utah, Idaho and Montana.

Please stay up to date on this storm system as it move into the area tonight and Monday.

The snow will begin tapering off over the Central Plains Monday night.

A cold front swings through the Mountains and Front Range today.

Denver 7 will continue the First Alert Action Day all through Monday morning due to slick roads and very cold temperatures as folks head back to work or school. Models indicate counties under a winter weather advisory could receive anywhere between one to three inches, but that may change.

Meanwhile, minimal lake-effect snow is possible behind the low during the day on Tuesday. That being said, even a mild pattern in the month of January could still bring the risk of snow.

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