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Following an outbreak of severe thunderstorms, high winds will sweep from the Plains to the Great Lakes and will also have damaging and disruptive consequences.

The same storm system that caused the heavy snow in the Rockies and severe weather on Wednesday, will now generate punch of 40- to 60-mph gusts over the Midwest through Thursday.

According to AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, the high wind event could affect far more many people than the severe thunderstorms this week.

“The strong winds will last for many hours and in some cases a couple of days, compared to minutes from the severe thunderstorms,” Abrams said.

The strong winds first developed over the central and southern Rockies on Tuesday night, ripped across portions of northern Texas and eastern Colorado to eastern Kansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday and will continue to roar across the Midwest on Thursday.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Damaging Winds to Sweep Chicago, Detroit and Buffalo

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By AccuWeather

A severe weather outbreak will take aim at areas from Houston to Chicago on Wednesday, Veterans Day.

The risk of severe storms will extend eastward across part of the Midwest into Wednesday night.

The severe thunderstorm threat zone covers an area home to approximately 30 million people.

Following spotty thunderstorms that erupt over the central and southern Plains, a line of thunderstorms will develop from Iowa to Missouri Wednesday afternoon. Storms will be more spotty in nature during the event farther south.

The storms will become locally severe during the late afternoon and will push eastward into the evening and nighttime hours on Wednesday.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Veterans Day Severe Weather Outbreak to Threaten 30 Million in Central US

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By Brett Rathbun – AccuWeather

The combination of snow and strong winds will set the stage for white-out conditions from eastern Colorado to southeastern Wyoming for the Wednesday morning commute.

According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde, “A typical early season storm developing over the Rockies will strengthen rapidly as it moves into the Plains, bringing snow and a brief period of blizzard conditions over the Front Range.”

The storm bringing rain and snow across the Rockies will be the system which will produce snow and wind across the Front Range of the Rockies on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Blizzard Conditions to Unfold From Denver to Cheyenne on Wednesday

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Severe weather, including tornadoes, will endanger a large swath of the Central United States on Veterans Day.

Residents from Iowa and Illinois to northern Mississippi and central Texas will remain on alert for potentially damaging thunderstorms to erupt Wednesday. The risk of severe storms will extend eastward into Wednesday night.

The severe thunderstorm threat zone covers an area home to approximately 30 million people.

Cities in the threat zone include Des Moines and Davenport, Iowa; St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri; Chicago and Springfield, Illinois; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Houston.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Severe Weather to Target Houston to Chicago on Veterans Day

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By AccuWeather

Another large storm is poised to roll into the West with rain, snow and travel disruptions during the second week of November.

According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark, “There is more good news on the way for part of the drought-stricken West starting this weekend and into next week.”

“A new storm from the Pacific Ocean will spread rain and snow as far south as California and as far east as Colorado, Wyoming and Montana,” Clark said.

The storm will continue to build the snowpack in the high country and soak the soil at lower elevations of the West.

It will follow the first widespread mountain snow of the season in the West, with totals of 1 to 2 feet of snow on part of the Sierra Nevada, Colorado Rockies and portions of northern Nevada, this week.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Pacific Storm Poised to Deliver Rounds of Rain, Snow in West

By AccuWeather

Another large storm is poised to roll into the West with rain, snow and travel disruptions during the second week of November.

According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark, “There is more good news on the way for part of the drought-stricken West starting this weekend and into next week.”

“A new storm from the Pacific Ocean will spread rain and snow as far south as California and as far east as Colorado, Wyoming and Montana,” Clark said.

The storm will continue to build the snowpack in the high country and soak the soil at lower elevations of the West.

It will follow the first widespread mountain snow of the season in the West, with totals of 1 to 2 feet of snow on part of the Sierra Nevada, Colorado Rockies and portions of northern Nevada, this week.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Pacific Storm Poised to Deliver Rounds of Rain, Snow in West

By AccuWeather

Soaking rain and accumulating snow will continue to accompany a sweep of dramatically cooler air over a large part of the West this week.

While cold air and snow will be an early boost for ski resorts, and precipitation could be just the start of drought recovery in some communities, the winterlike conditions are creating travel problems.

Temperatures will plunge 15-30 degrees Fahrenheit over much of the interior West as the leading edge of the cool air arrives.

Ahead of and near the leading edge of the chilly air will be strong winds. The strongest gusts on Wednesday will be focused on New Mexico and the central and southern High Plains.

Winds can gust past 60 mph, which is strong enough to knock down tree limbs and power lines in some communities.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: First Bout of Widespread Mountain Snow Continues Over Western US

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