The rain and snow falling on the Grand Valley recently is just one part of a trio of storms some meteorologists are calling, “the storm of a generation.” Storms passing over the west are expected to converge with others coming from the arctic and the gulf, with the result expected to be a series of ice and snow storms that could cripple travel in the plains and the Ohio Valley for days.
Experts at the U.S. Climate Prediction Center say this is something that happens only two or three times a century. Paul Frisbie at the National Weather Service office in Grand Junction says the warm wet storms passing over Colorado and the southwest, also called the pineapple express, could bring several more days of rain and snow to our area.
Weather service officials say travelers heading east by road or air should be aware of the possibility of major delays and possible road closures as the storm dumps inches of ice and snow as the storm heads to the east.
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