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By Brett Rathbun – AccuWeather

Rain, snow and cold air will return to the Northwestern states into Thanksgiving.

A storm system will dive southward along the West Coast into Tuesday before tracking eastward across the Rockies into Thanksgiving Day.

The strength and track of this storm system will determine which locations will receive the heaviest snowfall on the cold side of this system.

The amount of moisture available with this system will be much less than the previous storms this month across the Pacific Northwest. While much of the lower elevations will deal with periods of rain, the threat for flash flooding will be low.

“Snowflakes will mainly just make an appearance in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, on Monday night,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said. “The low elevations east of the Cascades have the better opportunity to receive accumulating snow on Tuesday into Wednesday, especially in eastern Oregon.”

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Cold Storm to Bring White Thanksgiving to Portions of Western US

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By Eric Leister – AccuWeather

The 27th named tropical cyclone of the year has developed in the western Pacific Ocean.

Typhoon In-fa is currently northwest of Chuuk and southeast of Guam. Further strengthening is expected over the next several days.

As In-fa passed near Chuuk on Wednesday night and Thursday, it brought downpours and gusty winds. Earlier this week, In-fa brought more than 325 mm (13 inches) to Nukuoro Atoll in only 24 hours.

A continued northwest track will take In-fa south of Guam on Saturday. By this time, the cyclone could be as strong as a Category 2 or 3 hurricane with winds over 160 km/h (100 mph).

In-fa will pass far enough south of Guam that the island will be spared the worst impacts; however, tropical storm conditions are expected with wind gusts over 65 km/h (40 mph) and downpours capable of producing flash flooding.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Typhoon In-fa to Threaten Guam Saturday

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A storm is poised to bring the first snowfall of the season to parts of the Midwest, including Chicago and Milwaukee, this weekend.

Enough snow could fall to cause slippery travel in portions of Interstate 35, 75, 80 and I-90/94 in the Midwest.

The storm will produce a swath of snow from the northern Rockies on Thursday to the central Plains on Friday and the Upper Great Lakes region Friday night into Saturday.

Exactly where the swath of heaviest accumulating snow falls will depend on the track and strength of the storm.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: First Snowstorm of Season to Blanket Midwest This Weekend

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By Brett Rathbun – AccuWeather

The latest storm in a series that will march across the northwestern U.S. claimed three lives in Washington state on Tuesday.

Trees fell on all three people Tuesday afternoon, The Associated Press reported.

Over 300,000 customers, mostly in western Washington, lost electricity as a result of the storm, utilities reported early Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service in Spokane, Washington noted that the number of power outages was higher than the iconic storm of 1996, where ice brought significant power outages to the region.

Locally flooding rainfall, mountain snow and damaging winds pounded coastal British Columbia, Washington and Oregon through Tuesday night.

While much of the region would enjoy any precipitation it can take due to the significant drought, there has been a large amount of rain that has fallen in a short period of time this month.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Three Killed as Wind Storm Strikes Northwest US

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By Mark Leberfinger – AccuWeather

A powerful storm swept the U.S. Plains Monday night into Tuesday spawning multiple tornadoes from Texas to Nebraska.

The same system spread snow and blizzard conditions across Colorado, forcing major travel delays on roadways and in the air. Some areas outside of Denver recorded up to 15 inches of snow on Tuesday morning.

As the snow winds down across eastern Colorado in the afternoon, the storm will push into Kansas and Nebraska.

“Snowfall totals of 12-18 inches will be common across this region with locally higher amounts possible,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Ed Vallee said.

More continued coverage at AccuWeather: LIVE: Tornadoes Slam Southern US Plains; Blizzard Conditions Grip Colorado

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By Jordan Root – AccuWeather

Another round of windswept snow is set to blast Colorado and the High Plains Monday night and Tuesday, mimicking the storm that brought blizzard conditions this past week.

An area of low pressure that brought rain and snow to the West Sunday into Monday will emerge across the Plains and rapidly intensify early this week, setting the stage for a major winter snowstorm.

While this storm will spawn severe weather across the southern Plains, cold air and moisture will connect on the backside and produce a swath of very heavy snowfall.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Blizzard to Unfold Across Denver, High Plains Early This Week

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By Brett Rathbun – AccuWeather

Heavy rain will soak portions of Washington and British Columbia through Friday, leading to flash flooding before spreading inland through the weekend.

“A fire hose of moisture extending from the western Pacific Ocean to western North America will focus over British Columbia to Washington state through Saturday,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.

The heaviest rain will fall across the Olympic and Cascade mountains of Washington as well as Vancouver Island and the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia. Total rainfall could exceed 10 inches (250 mm) in some locations through this weekend.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Pacific Fire Hose to Aid Drought Across Western US Into Early Next Week

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