Second Bomb Cyclone Hits Midwest and Plains, Cancels Flights

A map showing warnings watches advisories and alerts

A map showing warnings watches advisories and alerts

Blizzard warnings have been issued for the northern half of Colorado's heavily populated Front Range region, including Denver, as well as the state's northeastern plains through midday Thursday.

And driving conditions? "The roads are awful", said one South Dakota sheriff's department spokesman.

"Really hope this is the last snow storm we'll have to post about this spring, the National Weather Service tweeted". "But.it's worth repeating. Stay safe out there!" Local governments, including in Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming, and state government in the Denver area closed offices early.

Just last month, a bomb cyclone hit many of these same areas, including Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Light snow was reported Thursday morning in parts of the southern Lower Peninsula, but more snow and ice was forecast in northern portions of the state.

The weather phenomenon with a complex scientific definition essentially entails a rapid drop in air pressure and a storm strengthening explosively.

Parts of Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota are under a blizzard warning and parts of Colorado, Kansas and Utah are under a freeze warning. Winds reached 60 miles per hour in West Texas. Damages and losses to property, cattle and crops in Nebraska and Iowa alone were estimated at more than $3 billion.

A major spring storm has brought warnings and advisories from Utah to MI, the National Weather Service said.

"Roads are becoming impassable".

Interstate 29 in South Dakota from Sioux Falls to the North Dakota border remains closed.

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The snow plow was traveling northbound while the pickup truck was going southbound - the truck lost control due to road conditions and crashed into the snow plow, Casillas said.

The Minnesota State Patrol said it has responded to more 200 crashes statewide since Wednesday.

Just this week, Denver was basking in springlike conditions with 78 degrees Tuesday, a near-record high for that date.

As of late Wednesday, the snowfall totals were staggering and are only expected to climb.

It will bring with it heavy snow, freezing rain and, in some areas, impossible travel conditions.

The snowfall could lead to additional flooding in the region.

Risky driving conditions forced interstate closings early Thursday, including Interstate 29 from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to the North Dakota border, Interstate 90 from Sioux Falls nearing Rapid City, South Dakota, Interstate 76 from northeast of Denver to Nebraska, and western Nebraska's Interstate 80. The Red River is now flooding in some areas, and the extra precipitation likely will exacerbate that.

In Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds urged Iowans to make preparations for flooding.

Frontier and United airlines will allow passengers scheduled to travel Wednesday or Thursday within the Plains area to change their tickets at no charge.

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