Friday, 22 March, 2019

Massive 'Bomb Cyclone' Bears Down on Continental US — Hurricane Blizzard

'Bomb cyclone' clobbers US Plains: Videos
Jeannette Daniel | 16 March, 2019, 23:40

The National Weather Service said the system would move into southern Minnesota and parts of IL, including Chicago, with rain later turning to snow.

The quickly rising floods evacuated people from their homes, washed out roads in communities, and left farmers anxious all the water would drown livestock.

"Widespread and extremely risky flooding will continue today and tonight", the National Weather Service office in Omaha, Nebraska, said on Friday in a statement.

Blizzards in Colorado and Wyoming and winds of up to 97 miles per hour on Wednesday shut down highways, interstates and airports, and knocked out power to about 184,000 homes and businesses in the Denver area, according to a report from the Associated Press (AP).

The storm's center was over Iowa and Nebraska on Thursday and will continue delivering risky weather conditions to 105 million people who are under some sort of watch, warning or advisory as it moves east and then north into Canada. Heavy rain caused flooding in eastern parts of both states, as well as in Iowa.

In Iowa, a disaster proclamation by Governor Kim Reynolds, issued after reports of flooding on Thursday, remained in effect. The closure was reminiscent of historic flooding along the river in 2011 that saw segments of the interstate in western Iowa washed away.

"Just today we're facing blizzards, white-out conditions, flooding, dense fog, and each of those pose a unique risk", he said.

The harsh weather also resulted in road accidents involving 100 vehicles on north Interstate 25.

The National Weather Service predicts "much calmer" weather in most areas this weekend.

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

Air travel has also been severely affected by the bomb cyclone.

Nebraska has also been hammered by high water.

The window-rattling storm brought blizzards, floods and a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond.

In the Texas Panhandle, a utility worker was killed while working to restore power amid strong winds pushed in by the storm.

The storm also contributed to the death of Corporal Daniel Groves, a Colorado State Patrol officer who was hit and killed by a vehicle as he helped another driver who had slid off Interstate 76 near Denver.

Five people were hurt and 150 dairy cows had to be euthanized when a tornado hit the small town of Dexter, New Mexico, on Tuesday. On Thursday the low pressure storm created nine tornadoes that ripped through Ohio, Kentucky (top and bottom right), Alabama and MI.

The meteorological term "bomb cyclone" refers to a storm that intensifies very quickly, a process called bombogenesis - in which barometric pressure falls by at least 24 millibars over 24 hours.

In mid-Michigan, authorities reported two tornadoes and possibly a third, in Shiawassee County and nearby Genesee County. Thankfully no injuries were reported. As of late Wednesday night, "we still had 1,100 people stranded who had been there anywhere from an hour to seven hours", Kirby said.

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