Deadly Blizzard Pummels Midwest, Brings Hurricane-Force Winds
A deadly blizzard is burying much of the Midwest, closing highways, knocking out power to thousands and packing hurricane-force winds to an area that was socked by a ferocious storm last week.
The blizzard, which dumped more than 19 inches on Amarillo, Texas, and brought 75 mph wind gusts, made its way east overnight to Kansas. More than 5 inches have fallen in Wichita and forecasters said that 8 to 14 inches of snow could fall before the system moves through the state by late afternoon.
Kansas was still digging out from last week’s storm that dumped more than foot of snow on parts of the state.
More than 15 inches were forecast for parts of western Missouri, with a foot or more in Kansas City alone.