Powerful Storms Moving Into Midwest Friday

Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in Northeastern Wyoming and into South Dakota. The storms also spawned a tornado in Nebraska and brought dangerous thunderstorms on a wide path from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

A foot of snow had fallen in western South Dakota’s scenic Black Hills by early Friday, thanks to a storm gaining strength as it slowly moves east from Colorado and Wyoming. Blizzard conditions were expected in the area, with as much as 3 feet of snow and wind gusts of between 50 and 70 mph.

Accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are forecast in northeast Utah and central Colorado.

The storms appear to all be tracking far south of our listening area, but the national weather service is reporting that damaging winds, hail and tornadoes are possible today with the highest tornado threat most likely in southern Wisconsin, southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

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