Snow and wind will combine to create near blizzard conditions .
According to Accuweather we can expect "snow, gusty winds and plummeting temperatures" as a storm is set to blast a large area from the Rockies to the High Plains with winterlike weather this week.
In fact some morning commuters were already greeted to a winter storm. Blowing snow can be seen reducing visibility. Multiple cars slipping off the roads were reported.
The National Weather Service had this to say:
An early season major winter storm continues across the Northern Plains tonight as an anomalously cold air mass drops into the Central U.S. and interacts with a vigorous storm system. Heavy snowfall across the Northern Plains will continue Friday into Saturday as the storm system is slow to exit the region. The heaviest axis should focus across eastern North Dakota where an additional 1 to 2 feet of snow is expected. Strong and gusty winds will accompany this system resulting in blowing snow and dangerous travel. Blizzard warnings are in effect across portions of north-central North Dakota. A very cold air mass has spread across the Western U.S. and into the Plains, and widespread record lows remain likely again on Friday morning for many locations from the Southern/Central Plains to the Great Basin. Along and ahead of the sharp cold front from the Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley, heavy rainfall is possible on Friday, though the front will be progressive enough to limit a widespread flash flood threat.
The massive size and intensity of this snowstorm is unheard of for October.
All this to say - have your shovel ready if you need it!