|This is what it actually looks like (the car in front of me has its lights on) to|
drive in a whiteout. Don't do it! Whiteout conditions
are possible in many areas with this storm.
I still expect blizzard warnings (farther east, watches) to be issued for much of the dark blue-pink-red-gray colored areas with winds gusting above 40 mph and some gusts above 50 mph causing severe blowing and drifting. Remember, the major snow starts in the southern Plains late Monday night and Tuesday and will spread east from there.
With regard to ice, here is the latest. Again, do not focus on exact details, please focus on the overall pattern.
|Darker colors = more glaze ice accumulation.|
Outside of the northern Plains where a separate storm will cause 1 to 3" amounts tonight through Monday, many areas will have tomorrow to prepare for the storm.
This is going to be my last update on the storm until midday Monday. AccuWeather will continue to update later tonight and Monday morning.
Between now and then, we'll have a number of interesting posts, including one for your student interested in a career in meteorology.