Three things to know about weather for RVers and travelers Thursday 26 October

  • Heavy snow and hazardous travel conditions continue across the Northern Rockies into the Northern Plains today.
  • Heavy rainfall and possible flooding extends from the Southern Plains into the Great Lakes region.
  • Record warmth spreads to the eastern third of the country.

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From the RV Weather Mobile Command Center in Jackson Center Ohio:

These are the most significant weather impacts to RV travel over the next two to three days. I do not list every area of rain, showers, or breezy winds. It would be exhausting (for both of us!). Please check out the animations and graphics for a good depiction of the weather along your route.


— Western WA; southwest ORl northwest CA: A variety of Freeze Watches, Freeze and Hard Freeze Warnings are in effect tonight and Friday night. Low temperatures in the mid to upper 20’s.

— South-central WA; north-central OR eastern Columbia River Gorge: Freeze Watch Friday night and Saturday morning. Low temperature in the mid to upper 20’s.

Northeast NV: Winter Weather Advisory continues this morning for northern Elko County. Additional snow accumulations up to 2 inches. Wind gusts to 45 mph. US-93 impacted.

— East-central CA Owens Valley: Freeze Warning tonight and Friday morning. Low temperatures near 30 deg.


Central ID; MT except northwest corner of state: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories continue today for ID and western and central MT, and through tonight for eastern MT. Additional snow accumulations of 2-4 inches in the western portions and 4-7 inches in the eastern portions. Wind gusts to 40 mph. I-15, I-90, I-94 impacted.

Northwest WY Yellowstone NP, Teton, Gros Ventre and Absaroka Mountains: Winter Storm Warnings continue through this evening. Additional snow accumulations of 4-8 inches above 7000 feet and 10-20 inches above 8000 feet. Wind gusts to 40 mph. US-26, US-89, Togwotee and Teton Passes impacted.

— Record cold high temperatures today for much of MT.

North-central and northeast WY; Wind River, Salt River and Wyoming Ranges: Winter Weather Advisories through late this evening. Additional accumulations generally 2-6 inches. I-25, I-90 impacted.

South-central WY: High Wind Warning this afternoon and evening. Gusts to 60 mph. I-80 impacted.

South-central ID: Wind Advisory through this afternoon. Gusts to 50 mph. I-84, I-86 impacted.

— Central and eastern UT; southern WY; western and central CO: Strong winds today. Gusts 30-40 mph. I-70, I-80 impacted.

North-central and northeast UT: Winter Weather Advisory for the Wasatch Mountains through this afternoon. Expect 5-10 inches of snow. I-80 impacted.

— North-central UT including the Salt Lake Valley: Freeze Warning tonight and Friday morning. Low temperatures in the low to mid 20’s deg F.

— East-central CO: Dense Fog Advisory through late this morning. I-70 impacted.

— South-central CO: Red Flag (fire danger) Warning today. Wind gusts to 40 mph. I-25 impacted.

— Central CO from the WY to NM borders: Strong winds late Friday morning through Friday evening. Wind gusts to 40 mph. I-70 impacted.

South-central WY; north-central and central CO: Snow develops late Friday night and continues into Saturday. Several inches accumulation probable. I-70, I-80 likely impacted.


ND except southeast portion of state; western SD; northwest MN: A combination of Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories through early Friday morning. Snow moves in from west to east. 2-5 inches on the southern and eastern borders of this region, while much of ND will see 6-10 inches snow. Some freezing drizzle may mix in central and southern portions. I-29, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— South-central MN: Dense Fog Advisory through late this morning. I-35, I-90 impacted.

— Eastern ND; central and eastern SD; central and eastern NE; central and southwest KS; OK Panhandle: Strong winds later tonight through Friday morning. Gusts 35-45 mph. I-29, I-70, I-80, I-90, I-94 impacted.

Portions of west-central WI: FLOOD WARNINGS this morning. Between 3-7 inches of rain fell yesterday. Many creeks, streams and areas of poor drainage have flooded. I-90 potentially impacted.

— Southern SD; much of NE; northwest IA: Snow on Saturday. Several inches accumulation possible. Heaviest snow likely over northeast NE. I-29, I-80, I-90 potentially impacted.

— Much of western KS: Dense Fog Advisory through late this morning. I-70 impacted.

Central and north-central TX: FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS, Flood Advisories and Watches end this morning. As much as 5 to 9 inches of rain have fallen yesterday and overnight. Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low lying areas is imminent or occurring. I-10, I-20, I-35 potentially impacted.


— Northern MI Upper Peninsula: Strong winds Friday afternoon. Gusts 30-40 mph. US-41 impacted.

— Eastern NC; north-central SC: Some fog this morning. I-20, I-40, I-95 impacted.

— Much of NC and SC: Patchy fog, some dense, Friday morning. I-20, I-40, I-77, I-85, I-95 potentially impacted.

— Record or near record-high temperatures today from the Northeast to the lower Mississippi Valley.

Severe thunderstorm risk today and tonight.
Severe thunderstorm risk tomorrow and tomorrow night.
Total rainfall amounts for the next three days
Total snowfall amounts for the next three days
Freezing rain (ice) accumulations for the next three days

Current Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Watches from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center

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