Bomb Cyclone Causes Jet To Almost Stall 37,000 Feet Over Colorado

Blizzard to bring'impossible travel conditions in four midwestern states

Blizzard to bring'impossible travel conditions in four midwestern states

The disruptive storm will move east Thursday, bringing what the National Weather Service calls "a Great Plains cyclone of historic proportions".

The system was undergoing cyclogenesis on Wednesday over southern Colorado satellite images from the NWS showed.

High speed in poor driving conditions was being investigated as a possible factor, the patrol said.

The blizzard in Colorado caused widespread power outages March 13, forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights and wreaked havoc on roadways as drivers became overwhelmed by blinding snow.

A similar warning for northeast North Dakota and northwest and west central Minnesota was in effect Thursday through Friday.

"One volunteer group was out all night rescuing stranded motorists", said Hanson. Wind, hail, and even tornadoes are being forecasted in the southern Plains and Mississippi River Valley. The majority of disruptions were for flights in and out of Denver International Airport.

Thunderstorms across portions of the southern Plains will make way on Wednesday for sustained winds of 35 to 45 miles per hour, akin to the strength of a low-end tropical storm.

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Travel will be risky if not impossible as more than 1,000 flights have been cancelled nationwide.

"We are just answering the phones and writing down on the board the stranded and crossing them off when we get to them", he said.

Colorado has been one of the hardest hit states, with white-out conditions and wind gusts reaching 97 miles per hour - Category 2 hurricane levels. No injuries were reported from the incident. All runways at the airport were closed around early afternoon and remained closed into Wednesday evening. Wind gusts of 50mph to 70mph are expected across Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, while some areas could see hurricane-force gusts of 100mph.

Forecasters are warning drivers not to attempt to travel as a severe winter storm is set to dump as much as two feet of snow on multiple midwestern states.

"By mid-morning the heart of the storm will be western Iowa, headed toward Wisconsin and MI, where it will bring about a half-inch of warm rain", Hurley said.

As a "bomb cyclone" brings hurricane-strength winds and blizzard conditions to the Midwest, photos and video have captured the ferocious storm in action. Coincidentally, this is the 26th anniversary of the 1993 Superstorm, also known as "The Storm of the Century", which also brought a wide array of severe weather over a large area.

On Wednesday, South Dakota's governor also ordered the closure of state government offices in 39 central and western counties due to winter conditions. "The snow will start mid-morning, but the worst of it will be from mid-afternoon (Wednesday) and overnight into Thursday". Ice jams are a major concern along rivers in this region.

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