High-impact Winter storm exits the Corn Belt
Across the Corn Belt, a departing storm system is producing some light snow across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Travel disruptions persist in several areas of the Midwest, following weekend (January 30-31) snowfall that totaled 3.3 inches in Moline, Illinois and 10.8 inches in Chicago.
On the Plains, dry weather prevails. In addition, warmer-than-normal weather covers the High Plains. As a result, the central High Plains’ snow cover is quickly eroding. In fact, lingering snow coverage is largely limited to the eastern Dakotas, central and eastern Nebraska, and parts of northern Kansas.
In the South, scattered showers are ending across Florida’s peninsula, which overall experienced a very dry January. Meanwhile, snow is falling across portions of the southern Appalachians and neighboring areas. The remainder of the South is experiencing cool, dry, breezy weather.
In the West, mild weather has returned between storms. However, rain and snow showers associated with a new Pacific storm system are overspreading the Northwest. In recent days, snowpack in California, the Great Basin, and the Southwest has markedly improved but remains mostly below average for this time of year.