Rare November blizzard, atmospheric river to bring heavy snow, rain to northern U.S.

.Effective storm systems are anticipated to bring heavy rains and snow to the Pacific Northwest and parts of northeastern South Dakota and Western Minnesota starting Thursday night. Picture courtesy NOAA.Nov. 11 (UPI)– A set of effective storm systems, consisting of an unusual November blizzard, are anticipated to strike the northern United States starting Thursday night.Blizzard cautions remained in location for parts of northeastern South Dakota and Western Minnesota through Friday night.Numerous inches of snow and wind gusts as much as 55 miles per hour might produce whiteout conditions and hard travel in the location, as a magnifying, windy storm, often referred to as a “November witch” strikes the area.The caution marks the very first time given that 2015 South Dakota has actually been positioned under a blizzard caution in November.Snow and windy conditions are anticipated to extend over much of Minnesota, the eastern Dakotas and northern Iowa on Thursday with the most serious conditions extending into Friday early morning.Gusts of approximately 70 miles per hour are possible in parts of western South Dakota, although snowfall is not anticipated.Snowfall of 2 inches to 4 inches and wind gusts of 40 miles per hour are most likely for much of the area, while northern Minnesota might see as much as 8 inches of snow.In the Pacific Northwest, a system referred to as a climatic river, which draws tropical Pacific wetness from as far as Hawaii, has actually resulted in flood expect western Washington and northwest Oregon in addition to Seattle and Portland through Friday.Seattle might experience 1 inch to 2 inches of rain through Saturday night, while the Olympic and the Cascades are anticipated to get 4 inches to 8 inches at their peaks.The location currently experienced 2 inches to 4 inches of rains previously today with a number of rivers in Washington anticipated to increase to significant to moderate flood phase through Friday. Read More