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    14,786.640
    2,951.100
    24.9%
  • OTRI.USA
    25.820
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    -1.7%
  • OTVI.USA
    14,737.070
    2,949.900
    25%
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    2.740
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    -2.5%
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    2.890
    0.260
    9.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.930
    -0.150
    -4.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.280
    0.100
    8.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.000
    -0.210
    -6.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.750
    0.120
    7.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.280
    -0.080
    -2.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    5.000
    4.1%
  • ITVI.USA
    14,786.640
    2,951.100
    24.9%
  • OTRI.USA
    25.820
    -0.440
    -1.7%
  • OTVI.USA
    14,737.070
    2,949.900
    25%
  • TLT.USA
    2.740
    -0.070
    -2.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.890
    0.260
    9.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.930
    -0.150
    -4.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.280
    0.100
    8.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.000
    -0.210
    -6.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.750
    0.120
    7.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.280
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  • WAIT.USA
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InsightsNewsWeather and Critical Events

Another record snowstorm coming to Upper Midwest (with forecast video)

Would be the second one this week

It’s been a messy week for truckers in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest. They have been delayed by snowy, slushy and icy roads from the northern Rockies to northern Wisconsin. Unfortunately, they have been involved in accidents too.

Another storm is on the way Wednesday night and will last through Thursday.

Early-season snowfall isn’t unusual in this region of the country, but amounts are typically very light. Tuesday’s storm set daily record snowfall for the following cities (in inches):

• Minneapolis-St. Paul, 7.9
• Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 6.9
• Duluth, Minnesota, 5.8
• Fargo, North Dakota, 4.2
• Bismarck and Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1.5

For Minneapolis-St. Paul, it was also the second-snowiest October day on record.The snowiest was 8.2 inches on Oct. 31, 1991.

Eau Claire’s record snowfall Thursday was the most snow on record for the entire month of October for that city.

New daily record snowfall records could be set again Thursday in these and other locations. Totals of 5 to 10 inches are possible along large sections of the Interstate 29, 35, 90 and 94 corridors.

Cities in the next storm’s potential impact zone include Bismarck, Grand Forks and Fargo; Pierre and Rapid City, South Dakota; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Bemidji and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Eau Claire; as well as Marquette, Michigan.

Wind gusts up to 35 mph will create blowing snow and reduced visibility at times in some areas. Bridges and overpasses will be especially slick due to areas of freezing rain and slush. The storm should fade across the Upper Midwest by Thursday afternoon or evening.

The storm will also hit parts of eastern Montana and Wyoming, mainly Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Click here for more FreightWaves articles by Nick Austin.

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Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist

In his nearly 20 years of weather forecasting experience, Nick worked on air at WBBJ-TV and WRCB-TV, including time spent doing weather analysis and field reporting. He received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Florida State University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. Nick is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. As a member of the weather team at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee, Nick was nominated for a Mid-South Emmy for live coverage of a major tornado outbreak in 2008. As part of the weather team at WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nick shared the Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of the Best award for “Best Weather Team” for eight consecutive years. Nick earned his National Weather Association Broadcasting Seal in 2005.
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