DISCUSSION: As yet another eastern Pacific low pressure system begins to come ashore, there will be yet another onslaught on heavy elevated snowfall as well as strong winds further inland. This incoming storm system will be delivering a variety of impacts to the region which will be a major threat to many people's and organization's life and property. Attached below is a verbatim exerpt from forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Pueblo, Colorado about this upcoming winter storm which will take hold of a good portion of the Plains states over the next 24 to 48 hours. As noted in the text below, there will be a large region being threatened by impacts from freezing rain which will make for incredibly hazardous travel of all forms so avoid travel through parts of Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas, Kansas, and more.
"Latest GOES Water Vapor Imagery and forecast track of system expected to bring widespread precip to Colorado through the weekend. The Continental Divide will see accumulating snowfall through early Tuesday. The greatest chance for precip across the Plains will come Saturday into Sunday. Snow, freezing rain, and rain are all possible precip types, so stay tuned as the weekend nears."
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