SPC MD 299

SPC MD 299


Mesoscale Discussion 0299
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1025 PM CDT Sun Mar 24 2024

Areas affected…Central Plains

Concerning…Heavy snow

Valid 250325Z – 250830Z

SUMMARY…Snow rates should increase across portions of the central
Plains tonight, possibly approaching 1 inch per hour.

DISCUSSION…Latest water-vapor imagery/model data suggest midlevel
low is located along the southeast CO/NM border. This feature is
ejecting east toward southwest KS where some deepening may occur
over the next several hours. This maturation process will result in
sharpening corridor of large-scale ascent across the central Plains
such that an elongated zone of increasing precipitation should be
noted, especially from northwest KS into north-central NE. Latest
radar data supports this evolution and profiles should continue to
cool along this zone. A developing band of heavy snow is now ongoing
from near Burlington CO-LBF-west of ONL. This band may not move
appreciably through the early-morning hours and snow rates could
easily approach, or perhaps exceed, one inch per hour. Additionally,
winds are expected to increase across the high plains and some
blowing snow may develop as snow cover increases within the band.

..Darrow.. 03/25/2024

…Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product…


LAT…LON 39390231 40650147 42549957 42489864 40420039 39180166

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