Two powerful wintry storms will be affecting the United States from coast to coast this week...
The first system is currently organizing itself over the Rocky Mountains region, and will begin to really get its act together tomorrow as its center moves into Kansas.
5:00 PM Radar (November 2nd 2019)
As this storm marches northeastward, it will drop a wide swath of 6-12 inches of snow stretching from Colorado to Ontario, with localized amounts up to 20 inches possible, especially in northern Wisconsin and the upper-peninsula of Michigan.
Areas in and around the snow swath will receive strong winds with widespread gusts of over 40-50 mph across many of the Great Plains and Midwestern States. Winds may gust over 60 mph directly along the Great Lakes shores.
This system will bring some rain, snow, and wind to the Northeast Wednesday night, before exiting off the coast Thursday. As it strengthens off the coast Nova Scotia will be brushed by nor'easter conditions.
18z High-Resolution NAM 10:1 Snowfall Accumulation [60 hours] (November 2nd 2019)
Our next storm, which has the potential to dump even more snow, will rapidly intensify in the Northeast Pacific tomorrow night, before slamming into extreme southwestern Oregon tomorrow night with a pressure near 970 mb. It is looking increasingly likely that a sting jet will accompany this storm, which could result in significant wind damage in coastal areas near the California/Oregon border.
18z High-Resolution NAM Sustained Wind Speeds in Knots [9 PM Tuesday] (November 2nd 2019)
This system will slow down once it moves over land, and dump feet of snow over the Cascades, Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain ranges. As it stalls, it will likely combine with a second piece of energy Thursday night, and may rapidly intensify again over the Great Plains Friday. Widespread snow across the Great Plains and Midwestern regions of the United States is possible again, with even stronger winds possible. Its even looking possible that this storm may transfer its energy off the coast Sunday night, and strengthening into a classic nor'easter.
December is shaping up to be quite wintry and exciting for the continental United States! There isn't any clear end in sight to this very dynamic pattern, with many more storm chances on the horizon...