Killer storm clears northeast U.S., leaving floods and outages

Heavy Snow and Strong Winds in the Rockies, Great Basin; Critical to Extreme Fire Danger in High Plains.

…Conditions will continue to improve across the Northeast and northern Mid-Atlantic states as a powerful storm system pulls away from the New England coast… …

Heavy snow will continue across the mountains of California and should spread across the Central Great Basin and northern Rockies this weekend… …

Weather will become increasingly active across the Great Plains while a large scale upper trough edges out into the central U.S. late this weekend…

Much of the Northeast and northern Mid-Atlantic was slammed with heavy snow, heavy rain, and high winds from a powerful storm system as it tracked offshore the New England coast. As the system continues to pull away from the coast conditions will improve, although light snow showers will linger over the Great Lakes and interior New England.

Drier air will enter the region as high pressure builds in wake of the front. Much of the West will remain in an unsettled pattern through the weekend; which, will be conducive for accumulating mountain snow for portions of California, the Great Basin and Northern Rockies. Numerous Winter Weather Advisories, Winter Storms Warnings and High Wind Warning are in effect.

The upper-level trough will migrate east and exit into the Plains.

Moisture returning from the Western Gulf should help fuel precipitation developing across Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley on Sunday, while strong winds and a swath of heavy snow are expected across the northern Plains as a surface low rapidly deepens in the lee of the Colorado Rockies and moves northeast into the eastern Dakotas.

Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 334 AM EST Sat Mar 03 2018 Valid 12Z Sat Mar 03 2018 – 12Z Mon Mar 05 2018