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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:38 PM

Snow in Northern Plains as cold shot charges towards East Coast

Source: Washington Post

Snow in Northern Plains as cold shot charges towards East Coast
By Jason Samenow

Radar image Thursday morning showing snow in eastern North Dakota and northwest MinnesotaParts of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota are receiving a blanket of snow in the wake of a powerful, early cold season Arctic front. This front is headed east and will bring a radical change in the weather to the eastern half of the U.S., dropping temperatures up to 30 degrees

It’s snowing now in eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, where some areas could receive upwards of half a foot.

“There’s little doubt that 5-10” of heavy, wet snow will fall on northwestern Minnesota by midday Friday,” writes Star Tribune meteorologist Paul Douglas.

Winter storm warnings cover the northern Red River Valley of northwest Minnesota into tonight. In Grand Forks, North Dakota - near the Minnesota border, the 9 a.m. (CDT) observation indicated moderate snow and 33 degrees

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/snow-in-northern-plains-as-cold-shot-charges-towards-east-coast/2012/10/04/f05da5fe-0e2a-11e2-bd1a-b868e65d57eb_blog.html



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Botany Oct 2012 OP
xchrom Oct 2012 #1
allan01 Oct 2012 #2
DemoTex Oct 2012 #3
Botany Oct 2012 #4
DemoTex Oct 2012 #6
hedgehog Oct 2012 #5
tonekat Oct 2012 #7
Historic NY Oct 2012 #8
Strelnikov_ Oct 2012 #9

Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:57 PM

1. Du rec. Nt

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:01 PM

2. re:Snow in Northern Plains as cold shot charges towards East Coast

bring it on

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 04:02 PM

3. I guess that means I'll be taking the southern route next week

My last day in the lookout tower is Saturday. I'll leave Oregon on Monday or Tuesday for the drive to South Carolina. I had hoped to take a northern route for a change, but I guess not, now. Looks like Bend => Reno => Las Vegas => Kingman, then I-40 to Amarillo. Then I'll drop down into Texas - bypass Dallas through Sherman and Greenville - and pick up I-20 at Tyler. That is my default route.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:40 PM

4. It will be gone by then

....... I would go either through Canada then drop down south on the Mac Bridge or
Idaho to Montana then to Yellowstone and dip south east toward Nebraska* ....
..... a really neat road runs along the North Bank of the Niobrara river from outside
of Valentine, Neb (really awesome short grass prairie national wildlife area there too
the nature conservancy has some land on the Niobrara river too) .... lots of good land
out there that is worth seeing on your trip ..... if you have the time.


* There is a natural rise in the land from Kearney, NE to Yellowstone and many
natural scientists think that the greater Yellowstone ecosystem reached that far
with migration of animals ....... bison, elk, grizzly bear, and jack-o-lope.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:57 PM

6. Bwaa haa haa!

There is a restaurant in Bend (Oregon) called the Jackolope Grill.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:44 PM

5. Noooooooo!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:00 PM

7. Bring it On!

I'm in NoVA, and after this hellish summer, and considering I will never acclimate to this swamp (being from NYS), I'd like some cold weather, as I thrive in it.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:12 AM

8. We had a crap load of heavy heavy rain today...in NY.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:28 AM

9. Winter is coming n/t

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