Blizzard Warnings Continue As Winter Storm Quid Pushes Through Plains, Upper Midwest


Winter Storm Quid may bring blizzard conditions to parts of the Plains and Midwest, dumping over a foot of snow in areas that recently smashed record highs the past several days.  Blizzard warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service for parts of southern Minnesota, northern Iowa, extreme southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska. Winter storm warnings stretch from Wyoming to Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including parts of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.


Moderate snow is currently falling from Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota eastward into portions of Wisconsin and Michigan. Thundersnow was reported early Friday morning in parts of the northern Lower Michigan, including Kalkaska and Interlochen and in Wisconsin near Wausau. Lincoln, Nebraska reported thundersnow on Thursday evening.


Blizzard conditions were reported late Thursday night in Mason City, Iowa and Forest City, Iowa.

Drifting snow and poor visibility with winds already gusting over 35 mph prompted the shut down of Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming from Laramie to Rawlins early Thursday morning.


Friday into Early Saturday

  • Snow and strong winds will persist in a swath from Nebraska into parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
  • Winds gusting over 40 mph, at times, and lowering visibilities are likely to significantly affect travel in this swath.
  • Blizzard conditions are possible across parts of Iowa, southern Minnesota, southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska.
  • Heavy, wind-driven snow will continue in parts of the Upper Midwest Friday night, and the western Great Lakes Saturday before tapering off.
  • Severe storms are possible from the southern Great Lakes into the Ohio Valley.Lighter snow and snow showers are possible as far south as northern Kansas, northern Missouri and northern Illinois, including the Chicago area.Some sleet or freezing rain may reach as Far East as northern Maine late Friday or Saturday, but the rest of the East will see rain and even thunderstorms.We recognize the severe impact that current conditions are having on our customers and we are committed to restoring service levels as quickly as possible. As a result these weather issues, the ALG Client Service Team will send daily updates as we monitor the storm’s progress and track job level impact.
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