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Originally posted by Rizin
I'm far from a weather expert or enthusiast, but I think they require the warm ocean water. They lose their power as soon as they make land fall, so I am going to have to say no, they don't just form over land (but I could be wrong).
Deadly Plains Snow, 91 MPH Winds - a lot more info at the link
The following snowfall reports over 20 inches were issued by the National Weather Service:
MEADE, SD: 25.0"
LAWRENCE, SD: 24.5"
CROOK, WY: 24.0"
FARMINGTON PEAK, UT: 22.0"
SNOWBIRD, UT: 22.0"
ALTA, UT: 21.0"
5-foot drifts were reported north of Lindsay, Montana.
The following wind gusts over 80 mph were reported:
SNOWBASIN STRAW TOP, UT: 91 MPH
RUSHVILLE, NE: 84 MPH
SNOWBASIN WILDCAT, UT: 81 MPH
9 INCHES AT NEWEL, SD
10 INCHES AT CAMP CROOK, SD AND FORT MEADE, SD
12 INCHES AT BELLE FOURCHE, WY AND BUFFALO, WY
15 INCHES AT BEAR RIDGE, SD
20 INCHES AT HARDING, SD
24 INCHES AT SPEARFISH, SD
36 INCHES AT WESTION, WY
46 INCHES AT 2 MILES NORTHEAST OF DEADWOOD, SD
59.4 INCHES AT LEAD, SD...OVER FIVE INCHES /5.21/ LIQUID EQUIVALENT
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
329 AM CDT THU APR 20 2006
.DISCUSSION...TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
GOES WV/IR LOOP AND EVENING UPPER AIR ANALYSES REVEALED STACKED
UPPER LEVEL LOW SPINNING LIKE A PINWHEEL ACROSS THE MN AND DAKOTAS
BORDER WITH DRY AIR INTRUSION WRAPPING AROUND IT. 1004MB SFC LOW
DIRECTLY BELOW AND FILLING RAPIDLY WITH WEAK COLD FRONT EXTENDING
SOUTH. LIGHT ECHOES ON 88D DIRECTLY AHEAD OF LOW AND DISSIPATING
AT PRESENT. SHWRS WITH EMBEDDED TNDR THAT DEVELOPED OVER N WI
LAST AFTN AND EVENING WAS AT NOSE OF H8-H7 THETA-E AXIS WHICH WILL
BE LITTLE OF A FACTOR TODAY. BESIDES SCT SHWRS...DRIVING FORCE
FOR ANY ORGANIZED PRECIP TODAY WILL BE BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS UNDER
-25C H5 AND -10C H7 TEMPS. THESE WILL BE DIFFICULT TO PLACE...BUT
THINKING IS THAT SHWRS WILL BE A DEFINITE OVER NORTHERN TWO-
THIRDS OF CWA AND COVERAGE WILL BE MINIMAL WHICH YIELDS 50 TO 60
POPS. NO CG STROKES WERE SEEN UNDER HEART OF SYSTEM YESTERDAY SO
HAVE SQUEEZED ISOLD TNDR MENTION TO SOUTH AND EAST OF THE TWIN
CITIES WHERE H7 JET NOSES IN AND LAPSE RATES ARE PROGGED TO BE
GREATER. CLOUD COVER WILL KEEPS TEMPS DOWN OVER MN...WITH BELOW
NRML VALUES SEEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A WHILE.