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Powerful storm to bring heavy snow, blizzard-like conditions, and severe thunderstorms to parts of the U.S.


A weekend storm will bring accumulating snow, strong winds, and severe thunderstorms from the West Coast to the central U.S.

Key Highlights

Threats: Accumulating snow, severe thunderstorms, strong wind gusts, isolated tornadoes, hail, power outages, road closures

States affected: West Coast, central U.S.

When: Friday, October 21 - Monday, October 24, 2022


A strong storm moving into the West Coast will bring a significant shift to the country's weather.  Accumulating snow, strong wind gusts, and severe thunderstorms are expected this weekend and into early next week. The storm will also bring swinging temperatures as the storm moves toward the central U.S.Fri snap

Businesses will see accumulating snow from the Cascade Mountain Range through most of the Rockies and into the northern High Plains. The heaviest snow of more than a foot will fall across the mountains, but snow levels will drop to the lower terrain of eastern Montana and eastern Wyoming later this weekend. The AccuWeather Local StormMaxTM for the region is 30 inches.Snow-2 The storm will also bring much-needed rain that could help put an end to the wildfire season across the Northwest.

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But the storm will do the opposite further South, bringing strong wind gusts Sunday across the Four Corners region, the Plains, and Midwest, creating a high risk for potential wildfires.


This storm will likely produce severe thunderstorms across the middle of the country late Sunday. The thunderstorms could continue into Monday. Businesses should prepare for all types of severe weather, including damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes.severe

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Businesses in these areas should keep an eye on the storm and should: 

  • Be prepared for business interruptions due to extended power outages. 
  • Expect ground logistics disruption from drifting snow, downed trees, and power outages due to road closures.
  • Damaging hail could impact outdoor activities, equipment, and inventory.
  • Businesses with weather exposure: Life safety and asset protection should be top of mind.
  • Prioritize cold weather concerns for outdoor workers.

It's not a matter of if but when severe weather will threaten your business. Depend on SkyGuard® to provide the most accurate, site-specific forecasts and warnings. 

If not prepared when a major winter storm hits, your business could experience disruptions in business operations, property damage, and injury to employees.

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