Winter alerts — including the first blizzard warnings of the 2021 season — were issued to more than 2 million people across the country Thursday.
- However, the warnings are a little early since they often come after November.
- The last November blizzard warning came in 2016. Before that, the last November warning came in 2008.
- “The snow combined with high winds will cause poor visibility and dangerous travel conditions,” per NBC News.
The blizzard warnings come as a major storm has brought heavy rainfall, blizzards and other forms of precipitation to the entire West. The Washington Post reports the storm brought tropical moisture to Washington, Oregon and California.
- Soon after, the storm covered the Rocky Mountains with snow on Tuesday and Wednesday, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
Kevin Eubank, a meteorologist with KSL Weather, said that there was a chance for showers in Utah Thursday. But the weekend will see higher temperatures as the storm leaves the area.