Strong storm system brings record snow to West, strong cold front to Oklahoma


Monday, October 13th 2008, 12:12 pm
By: News 9


By News9 Meteorologist Carrie Rose.

A strong storm system moved through the western U.S. this weekend, dumping an early season snowfall on the Rockies and Northwest. 

Boise, Idaho had its record earliest snowfall on Friday, October 10 with 1.7" accumulating.  This beat the old record by two days for the earliest snow of the season.  This was an unusually early heavy snowfall for this part of the country.

Parts of Montana accumulated more than four feet of snow.  You can check out full snow totals here.

The storm system is moving into the Central Plains Monday, driving a cold front into Oklahoma.  Temperatures are falling rapidly behind the front about 20 degrees, and winds are shifting from the south to the north at 15 to 30 mph.  Scattered showers will continue to expand southeast through the state Monday afternoon and Tuesday.  Some lingering showers may continue into Wednesday as well.

The heaviest rain totals are expected to be in the northwest quarter of the state.

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