Winter Storm Mateo's Final Round of Snow, Ice to Spread Through Great Lakes and Interior Northeast on Sunday

February 11, 2018

Snow and ice will continue to spread across parts of the Great Lakes and interior Northeast Sunday as Winter Storm Mateo wraps up its multi-day journey across the country.

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Happening Now

As of Sunday afternoon, snow, freezing rain and sleet were impacting locations from the Great Lakes into the interior Northeast. 

Chicago picked up 3.2 inches of snow from this final round of Mateo, adding to the 7.8 inches the storm brought Thursday-Friday.

A separate bout of freezing rain and sleet swept through north Texas Sunday morning, leading to icy conditions in spots, including around the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.


Current Radar and Weather Conditions

(NEWS: Schools Closed, Flights Cancelled Thanks to Mateo)

The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories from the Great Lakes into parts of the interior Northeast.

Slippery road conditions can be expected in these areas with occasionally reduced visibilities.


Winter Weather Alerts

Mateo's Forecast

On Sunday, snow, sleet or freezing rain will continue from the Great Lakes into the interior Northeast and southeastern Canada.

Most of the wintry weather from Mateo will be finishing up on Sunday night, but snow, sleet and freezing rain could linger in the Ohio Valley as well as the interior Northeast.


Sunday's Forecast

Minor additional snow accumulations are forecast in the Great Lakes through Sunday evening.


Additional Snowfall Forecast

For most areas, ice accumulation potential appears to be more of a nuisance, rather than a more damaging variety.

Expect some ice accumulation on elevated surfaces, bridges, overpasses, and untreated roads.

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Snowfall Totals By State

Selected snowfall totals by state are listed below, as of mid-evening Saturday:

  • Colorado: 10 inches at the Irwin Ski Lodge; 8 inches at Telluride Ski Resort; 6 inches near Aurora; 2.2 inches in Denver
  • Illinois: 13 inches in Palos Hill; 11.2 inches in Joliet; 8.8 inches near Midway Airport; 7.8 inches in Chicago
  • Indiana: 16.0 inches in Westville; 15 inches near Granger; 10.9 inches near South Bend
  • Iowa: 11 inches in Fort Dodge; 7.9 inches in Sigourney; 6 inches in Waterloo; 4.8 inches in Dubuque
  • Maine: 7.5 inches in Springfield; 6 inches in Brewer and Alton; 5 inches in Bangor
  • Michigan: 15 inches in Dowagiac; 11.5 inches in Litchfield; 8.5 inches in Ann Arbor; 7.5 inches in Flint
  • Minnesota: 4 inches in Bricelyn; 1.5 inches in Mankato
  • Montana: 17 inches near Bynum; 13.3 inches in Havre; 12 inches in Billings; 9 inches in Great Falls
  • Nebraska: 13 inches in Clinton; 11 inches in Gordon; 7.5 inches in Chadron; 5 inches near North Platte
  • New Hampshire: 3.5 inches in Pinkham Notch; 3 inches in Dalton and Berlin
  • New York: 7.6 inches near Lockport; 7 inches near Redfield; 5.6 inches in Buffalo
  • North Dakota: 7 inches near Rhame; 6 inches in Marmarth
  • Ohio: 6.8 inches in Dewart Lake; 5.5 inches in Bryan; 4.4 inches near Toledo
  • Pennsylvania: 2.2 inches in Erie
  • South Dakota: 15 inches in Hot Springs; 12 inches in Buffalo; 7.5 inches in Pierre; 4.0 inches near Rapid City; 3.6 inches in Sioux Falls
  • Wisconsin: 9 inches near Kenosha and near Gillette; 4 inches in Greendale (Milwaukee metro)
  • Wyoming: 11.9 inches near Sheridan; 11 inches in New Castle

Wind gusts higher than 60 mph were reported in parts of Wyoming on Thu., Feb. 8, including a gust of 67 mph near Garrett, Wyoming. 

Winter Storm Mateo Recap

The first batch of energy from Mateo created a stripe of snow from parts of Montana to northern New York, including the Chicago and Detroit metro areas on Feb. 8-9. 

The heaviest snowfall totals so far have been in the High Plains of Montana, where a few locations picked up a foot or more of snow. Havre, Montana, picked up just over 13 inches of snow in a 30-hour period, leaving some city streets impassable with stranded vehicles.

Up to 3-inch per hour snow rates were observed in Great Falls, Montana.

If that wasn't enough, a rare freezing rain resulted in poor travel conditions across parts of Montana, Feb. 8. 

The first round of snow in Chicago lasted nearly a day and more than 10 inches fell in parts of Chicagoland, making it the deepest snow depth in almost three years. Up to 6 inches piled up in the Milwaukee metro area and 2 to 4 inches accumulated in the Detroit metro area from this first batch of snow.

Record-breaking snow fell in South Bend, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 9. South Bend received 10.3 inches, breaking the old daily record of 6 inches set back in 1909. Columbus received 4.4 inches of snow, breaking the old daily record of 3.6 inches, set in 1895.

The first round of snow in Iowa diminished late on Feb. 9 after dropping 6 to 11 inches of snow in a swath from Ft. Dodge to Waterloo.

The second round of snow snarled traffic on Feb. 9 across much of Nebraska where snowfall totals were upwards of 13 inches.

Light to moderate snow fell across the Colorado Rockies and into the Denver metro area on Saturday (Feb. 11).  Denver officially reported 2.2 inches of snow.

Up to 0.15 inches of ice was reported in parts of Missouri on Saturday (Feb. 11).

Several accidents were reported on Interstate 44 between Joplin and St. Louis, Missouri, and in much of central and southwestern Missouri due to icy conditions. 

MORE: Winter Storm Mateo Photos


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