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Winter Weather Alert: Which states will see snow storms today, Sunday, December 3?

Cold temperatures and winter storms will be affecting communities across the country on 3 December. Check out the full list of NWS alerts.

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Around the country, cold temperatures and snow are creating dangerous conditions. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued dozens of alerts. If you live in an affected area, it is advised that you take the proper precautions to stay safe. We have compiled all of the current alerts active for Sunday, 3 December, and for the full details check out the NWS website.

What is a Winter Weather Advisory?

The following areas are under Winter Weather Advisory, which the NWS issues “for any amount of freezing rain, or when 2 to 4 inches of snow (alone or in combination with sleet and freezing rain), is expected to cause a significant inconvenience, but not serious enough to warrant a warning.” For the details, please review the information uploaded to the NWS website, which compiles and updates these alerts.

Winter Weather Advisory

COLORADO 

North Park, and Grand and Summit Counties Below 9000 Feet | Active through 11 PM MST Sunday.

Western Mosquito Range above 11000 feet and the Eastern Sawatch Mountains above 11000 feet | Active until 5 PM MST Sunday.

Upper Yampa River Basin | Active until 5 PM MST Sunday.

Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys | Active through 5 AM MST Monday.

MAINE 

Northeast Aroostook and Northwest Aroostook Counties | Active starting at 7 PM on Sunday through 7 PM EST Monday.

Coastal Hancock and Coastal Washington Counties | Active starting 4 PM on Sunday through 7 PM EST Monday.

Coastal Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc Counties | Active starting 7 PM on Sunday through 1 PM EST Monday.

Portions of southwest Maine and central New Hampshire | Active starting 7 PM on Sunday through 10 AM EST Monday.

Northern Grafton, Southern Carroll, and Southern Grafton Counties | Active starting 1 PM on Sunday through 10 AM EST Monday.

Interior Cumberland Highlands County | Active starting 7 PM on Sunday through 10 AM EST Monday.

MONTANA 

Pierce, Elk River, Dixie, Highway 11 Pierce to  Headquarters, Elk City, and Highway 12 Lowell to Lolo Pass | Active starting 10 AM Sunday through 4 AM PST Monday.

Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains | Active starting 11 AM on Sunday through 5 AM MST Monday.

Lower Clark Fork Region | Active starting Sunday 11 AM through 5 AM MST Monday.

NEVADA

Southwest Elko County and South Central Elko County | Active until 10 AM PST Sunday.

Humboldt County | Active until 10 AM PST Sunday.

OREGON 

Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon | Active until 4 AM PST Sunday.

Ochoco-John Day Highlands | Active until 4 AM PST Sunday.

Upper Slopes of the Eastern Washington Cascades Crest | Active until 10 AM PST on Sunday.

Lower Slopes of the Eastern Washington Cascades Crest | Active until 10 AM PST on Sunday.

Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon | Active until 4 AM PST on Sunday. 

UTAH 

Central Mountains | Active until 5 AM MST Sunday.

Eastern Box Elder County, Northern Wasatch Front, Cache Valley/Utah Portion and Bear Lake and Bear River Valley | Active until 11 AM MST Sunday.

Salt Lake Valley and Utah Valley | Active until 5 AM MST Sunday.

VERMONT 

Eastern Franklin and Eastern Chittenden Counties | Active starting 1 PM on Sunday through 10 AM EST Monday.

Northern St. Lawrence and Northern Franklin Counties | Active starting 1 PM on Sunday through 10 AM EST Monday.

Portions of northern New York and central, northeast, northwest and southern Vermont | Active starting 1 PM on Sunday through 10 AM EST Monday.

WASHINGTON

Holden Village, Stehekin, and Stevens Pass | Active until 1 PM PST on Sunday. 

Leavenworth and Plain | Active until 1 PM PST on Sunday.

WISCONSIN

Calumet, Manitowoc, Winnebago, Brown, Kewaunee, Outagamie, Shawano, Southern Oconto County, and Waupaca Counties | Active until 3 PM CST on Sunday. 

Door County | Active until 6 PM CST on Sunday

WYOMING 

Southwest Carbon County and Upper North Platte River Basin | Active from 5 PM this afternoon to 11 PM MST Sunday.

Source: National Weather Service

What is a Winter Storm Warning?

The more severe alert issued by the NWS is a Winter Storm Warning, which includes “heavy snow of at least 6 inches in 12 hours, or at least 8 inches in 24 hours, is expected. It can also be issued if sleet accumulation will be at least half an inch.”

Winter Storm Warning

COLORADO 

Elkhead and Park Mountains | Active until 5 AM MST Monday.

Rabbit Ears Pass | Active through 11 PM MST Sunday.

Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range, and The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks |  Active until 11 PM MST Sunday.

West Elk and Sawatch Mountains | Active until 5 PM MST Sunday.

IDAHO

West Central Mountains, Boise Mountains and Camas - Prairie zones | Active until 5 PM MST Sunday.

South Hills, Raft River Region, East and Southeastern Highlands, the Sawtooths and Stanley Basin | Active through 5 AM MST Monday.

The Sun Valley area | Active until 5 AM MST Monday.

MAINE 

Portions of Central Highlands, Far Eastern, Interior DownEast, North Woods, and Penobscot Valley Maine | Active starting at 4 PM on Sunday through 7 PM EST on Monday.

Portions of south central, west central, and western Maine and northern New Hampshire | Active starting 1 PM on Sunday to 1 PM EST Monday.

Interior Waldo, Kennebec, and Androscoggin Counties | Active starting 7 PM on Sunday through 1 PM EST Monday.

NEVADA 

Northern Elko County and Ruby Mountains and East Humboldt Range | Active through Sunday morning.

OREGON

Upper Slopes of the Eastern Washington Cascades Cres | Active until 10 AM PST Sunday

In Oregon, Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon. In Washington, Northwest Blue Mountains | Active until 10 AM PST Sunday.

Lower Slopes of the Eastern Washington Cascades Crest | Active until 4 AM PST Sunday

WASHINGTON 

Cascade mountains of Whatcom and Skagit Counties, including the Mount Baker Ski Area, the Cascade mountains of Snohomish and King Counties, including Stevens and Snoqualmie Pass, and the Cascade mountains of Pierce and Lewis Counties, including the Crystal Mountain Ski Area and Paradise on Mount Rainier | Active until 4 AM PST Sunday

UTAH

Wasatch Mountains I-80 North and Wasatch Mountains South of I-80 | Active from 11 AM this morning to 5 AM MST Monday.

Wasatch Back | Active until 5 PM MST Sunday.

Pinehurst, Mullan, St. Maries, Kellogg, Dobson Pass, Wallace, Fernwood, Osburn, Fourth Of July Pass, and Lookout Pass | Active until 4 PM PST Sunday.

Loup Loup Pass, Twisp, Stehekin, Methow, Mazama, Plain, Holden Village, Stevens Pass, Leavenworth | Active until 4 AM PST Sunday.

Peola, Anatone, Mountain Road, and Cloverland Road | Active until 10 AM PST Sunday.

VERMONT 

In New York, Western Clinton County. In Vermont,  Orleans and Essex Counties | Active starting 1 PM on Sunday through 10 AM EST Monday.

WYOMING 

Sierra Madre Range and Snowy Range. The heaviest snow is expected over the Sierra Madre Range | Active until 5 PM MST Monday.

Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains | Active through 5 AM MST Monday.

Source: National Weather Service 

Traveling this weekend?

Travel disruptions are likely to occur due to heavy snow and blowing snow, which can lead to dangerous and challenging conditions. The eastern part of the United States can expect unsettled and mild weather with light rain, while most of the Northwest should anticipate wintry weather. Dry conditions are generally expected in the central and southwestern United States, with the central Plains and West experiencing below-average temperatures, while above-average temperatures will be observed elsewhere.

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