While our skies today have been bright and blue and as clear as anything we’ve seen so far this fall, a potent storm system centered in Tennessee is producing some wet snow, soaking rains, and strong, gusty winds across much of the eastern half of the country. This is the storm system we were watching a week ago as possibly bringing us snow before it became clear that it would stay to our east instead. Speaking of snow, there is some of that falling from this storm system, but it’s way to our south and affecting some locations that don’t normally see November snow like Memphis, Tennessee and Paducah, Kentucky where several inches have been measured today. Earlier this morning Paducah experienced thundersnow and in a quick burst of heavy snow, 8 inches fell at the National Weather Service office. It’s strange to think that even the mid South has now registered more snowfall than Rochester or most of our viewing area this season! Strong winds and some soaking rain showers are going on on the northern side of the storm system and Chicago has actually measured winds greater than 60mph off of Lake Michigan today, creating waves of 19 feet at times and quite an impressive storm surge. Here’s a video of that storm surge in Chicago from this morning:
Winter Weather Advisories have been posted for parts of Indiana and southern Michigan for tonight as three or four inches of snow is expected there by tomorrow morning. That storm system is expected to then move northeastward into eastern Canada tomorrow afternoon.
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This post was written by tschmidt on November 29, 2011