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Another Big Storm for the Rockies and High Plains

After recently digging out from under the last storm, region to be hit again
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

Fresh snow covers the mountain peaks east of Frisco, Colo., earlier this month. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

The third storm in 10 days may target areas from Wyoming and Colorado to the northern High Plains Sunday through Monday night.

While how much snow, rain and wind affect specific areas are dependent on the exact track and strength of the storm, enough snow could fall on parts of Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and western South Dakota to cause travel problems.

Early indications are that 6 to perhaps as much as 12 inches can fall on the mountains in Wyoming to perhaps a coating to an inch of snow over the High Plains in the Dakotas.

Significant accumulations also appear likely across the Black Hills of South Dakota.

If you have any travel plans on area interstates such as I-90 through the Black Hill or I-25 from Casper to Billings, you will need to pay extra attention to future forecasts.

If you do find yourself needing to travel through the upcoming winter storm, be sure to have a full tank of gas in your vehicle. A cell phone charger, flashlight, a shover, ice scraper and warm clothes are also a good idea to have on standby should you get stranded.

Much of Wyoming, northern Colorado and western South Dakota were hit by a blizzard Oct. 3 and 4, 2013, with up to 4 feet of snow falling on the Black Hills.

A slightly warmer storm brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to part of the same area Oct. 10 and 11, 2013.

Snowy Winter Outlook for the Rockies
North Central Regional Weather Radar
U.S. Watches & Warnings

Rapid City, S.D., was one of the cities smack in the middle of both storms during the first part of October. After receiving about 2 feet of snow from the first storm, windswept rain, winds gusting between 50 and 60 mph and RealFeel® temperatures in the 20s hit the area Friday.

Denver escaped the full fury of both storms but managed to get a little snow and gusty winds from the first storm and 50-mph wind gusts from the second storm. The Mile High City should once again escape the worst as this next storm passes by to the north.

Even though the storm should fail to bring snow to Minneapolis and other cities over the Upper Midwest, some of the coldest air of the of the young season will settle in once the final rain drops fall.

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Well Oregon could use some rain for a change, send it back!

October 13 2013 at 8:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wonder if it his south dakota again if the cattle farmers are going to wine and cry how they get no federal aid.
Remember these are the same people who wanted the government to shut down because it's too big and over burdened with helping people who do not need help.
They are also the same people who refused to help with hurricane relief!
They made no friend with their attitudes and now they are demanding help!
I say they made there own beds and now they must lie in them!

October 13 2013 at 8:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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October 13 2013 at 8:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

For starters they are called "ranchers" trust me, the people in that area will survive, something you'll never be able to understand.

October 13 2013 at 8:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Pleeze keep all that white stuff away from western Montana!

October 13 2013 at 8:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Pleeze keep it all East of Montana!

October 13 2013 at 8:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ski season's almost here. Bring it!

October 13 2013 at 6:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A shover? Really? No proof readers left. Great.

October 13 2013 at 4:05 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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