Winter Storm Astro is taking it’s aim at the Upper Midwest this week, sending chilly temperatures and snowfall to Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Snowfall totals are just beginning, and more snow is in the forecast as we move through the week.
Here are snowfall totals in the states that have been impacted so far:
Montana: 14 Inches at Big Mountain Summit
Wyoming: 11 Inches near Lander
Colorado: 6 Inches near Phippsburg
North Dakota: 8 inches near Bowman
South Dakota: 8.5 Inches in Northern Rapid City
Minnesota: 16.5 inches at St. Augusta
Wisconsin: 12 Inches at Spooner and Glidden
Michigan: 14.6 inches at Negaunee
This system is a result of the aftermath of Typhoon Nuri, and it’s first target was a small island off of the coast of Alaska; but the storm didn’t do much damage. As we move into the end of this week and the beginning of next week, the already snowy states can expect more snow and light rain, which may make for some dangerous traveling conditions. If you plan on flying, you may expect some delays due to low visibility and cloud cover.