A messy storm system will move through the central U.S.
today. Rain and showers will stretch from the Ohio Valley
through the middle and lower Mississippi Valley into
southeastern Texas. There will be thunderstorms, some heavy,
from southern Missouri through southeastern Texas. An icy
mix will then fall farther north and west from parts of the
central Plains into the western Great Lakes. Snow will
extend even farther north and west from eastern South Dakota
through central and western Nebraska into western Kansas and
eastern Colorado. There will be some scattered showers in
the southern Rockies. It will be a damp day for many places
along and east of the central and southern Appalachians with
drizzle and an easterly onshore flow. Late-day rain will
also move into the Pacific Northwest.
-Icing has continued to cause problems such as power outages,
property damage and travel hazards in the nation's midsection.
Freezing rain has left a glaze of 0.50 of an inch to as much as
1-inch thick in parts of Kansas, southern Nebraska, western Oklahoma
and the Texas panhandle. At Buffalo, Oklahoma, tree limbs to 12
inches in diameter were reportedly broken by ice loading. Tree damage
was also observed in Missouri near Lebanon.
-Recent snowfall in the Southwest:
13.0" (72 hours)
Wolf Creek Pass, Colo.
Los Alamos (Pajarito), N.M.
Forest Lakes, Ariz.
near Olathe, Colo.
-Unusually heavy rainfall since Saturday in southwestern New Mexico:
near Las Cruces.
Recent rainfall, ice and melted snow (inches) for the 24-hour period
ending at 7 p.m. ET Sunday, 01/15/2017
Medicine Lodge, Kan.
Truth Or Consequences, N.M.
Los Alamos, N.M.
Deming Muni, N.M.
Mesa Vista, Texas
Dodge City, Kan.
Silver City, N.M.
National High Today 86 at McAllen, Texas
National Low Today -32 at Challis, Idaho
International High (last 24 hours) 109 at Morawa, Australia
International Low (last 24 hours) -49 at Eureka, Canada