DISCUSSION: Over the past few days, there has been an increasingly larger amount of outpour from various national news networks concerning the threat for a fairly high-impact winter storm to break out across parts of the North-Central United States. As of earlier in the day on Thursday, a fairly large amount of both surface-based as well as more elevated precipitation began to quickly break out across parts of Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, etc. As rain and snow broke out in different parts of the northern Plains in accordance with the respective positions of both the warm and cold fronts tied to this strengthening low pressure system, a winter storm quickly took shape. As of this evening and heading through the overnight hours, the worst of this winter storm is expected to be felt most across parts of northern Nebraska, eastern South Dakota, and much of Minnesota. In some parts of the aforementioned states, blizzard warnings were issued much earlier yesterday in advance of the confident projections for heavy falling/blowing snow with very low visibilities being likely for a prolonged period of time. Be sure to watch Joe's video above which also details an early outlook for the foreseeable future; including an early Thanksgiving Day forecast!
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz