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Snow Totals Expected With Next System

Snow Totals Expected With Next System

January 20, 2019 09:26 PM

While there is still about 24 hours before the snow is expected to really begin, there's strong confidence that most of the forecast area will experience another round of measurable snow. The placement of the center of this next low pressure system is going to be critical in determining exactly where the bulk of the moisture is going to be.

Temperatures are not necessarily going to be a factor since we'll be well below the freezing temperature even with southeasterly winds throughout Sunday night and throughout Monday. As stated above, the center of this low's placement is going to be critical; if the center trends farther south, the bulk of the heavier moisture will go south with it. If it trends north, more of that heavier moisture will be closer to the region. Of course, isolated heavier bands of snow (like what we experienced Friday) are possible whether or not the center is farther south or closer to the region.

That being said, there's strong confidence that most of the region will pick up between 1-4" of additional snow. However, those us of in Albert Lea, Austin, Rochester, Forest City and anyone southeast of that imaginary line could see between 4-6" of snow. Along Highway 18 east of Mason City and parts of Mitchell, Floyd, Howard and Fillmore counties could see between 6-8" of snow. Keep in mind that heavier snow bands may develop and produce localized higher amounts. Stay with ABC 6 News for the latest.

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