Bomb cyclone' fizzles to rain across US Midwest

The storm is being blamed for the death of Colorado State Patrol Cpl. Daniel Groves, 52, died on Interstate 76 after being struck by a Volvo whose driver lost control. He police said people should be careful during the exit. People have been told that if possible, do not get out of the house. Several Colorado school districts closed Wednesday and Thursday, with Denver Public Schools citing "severe storm, power outages across the city and poor road conditions".

Many streams will see moderate to major flooding through the weekend, the service added, and flooding along the Missouri River will continue into next week.

As the storm headed north into Canada, snow will keep falling over the Dakotas and western Minnesota, with some areas seeing as much as a foot of the white stuff.

Highways were also closed in the Nebraska Panhandle, South Dakota and near the Wyoming border on Thursday due to the storm.

The Colorado National Guard announced it had rescued 93 people and two dogs after inspecting about 250 vehicles.

The storm left quickly rising floods in its wake in parts of eastern Nebraska and Iowa that saw residents evacuated from their homes, roads washed out in communities, and farmers anxious all the water would drown livestock. "The best place to be is at home and off the roads".

A CBS4 viewer sent video showing what it was like flying into Denver as the bomb cyclone was gaining strength over the eastern plains.

Nebraska, under a state of emergency since Tuesday night, is trying to cope with historic flooding.

More news: Hammond could have ended austerity earlier without Brexit

The storm gained "bomb cyclogenesis" or "bombogenesis" status earlier in the week after its air pressure dropped precipitously within 24 hours, causing wind gusts of almost 100 mph while simultaneously dropping several inches of snow and rain. That's what happened in parts of the central US, where just one day before blizzard conditions hit, many areas such as Denver were enjoying sunny weather in the 50s and 60s.

On Wednesday up to 1.2 meters of snow and 170-km-per-hour winds blasted Colorado, leaving thousands of motorists stranded and tens of thousands of people without power in Colorado and Texas.

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. "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.

Areas to the east and south of the bomb cyclone are also facing challenging weather Thursday - with the official start of spring less than a week away.

"This time of year produces these kind of monsters", he said.

A powerful, late-winter "bomb cyclone" storm pushed into the US Midwest and the Great Lakes region on Friday, causing flooding along the MS and Missouri rivers, stranding herds of cattle and raising alarms at a Nebraska nuclear power plant.

Fringes of the storm triggered a tornado in Kentucky, and tornado watches were issued throughout the region and as far east as Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, the NWS reported Friday.

Related News:



Most liked

'No Man's Sky' Reveals Huge New Multiplayer Experience With 'Beyond'
What else do you think should be added to No Man's Sky? There is also no way to communicate with players inside of the game. He noted that the update will be free to all existing players and will not include subscriptions or microtransactions .

'Apprentice' contestant's defamation suit against Trump cleared to proceed
Her lawyer, Mariann Wang, said in an emailed statements she was pleased the judges had ruled that Trump was "not above the law". The Appellate Division's First Judicial Department of the New York Supreme Court ruled against Trump in a 3-2 decision Thursday.

Mafia boss slain outside New York home in grisly hit
Weiss explains that the younger Gotti and Cali had often clashed 30 years ago, and upon his return, reignited their feud. His murder is the first of a NY mob boss since Paul Castellano was famously assassinated at Sparks Steakhouse in 1985.

Delaying Brexit for prolonged period 'disaster,' says DUP MP Robinson
Options in the longer term might include agreeing to a softer kind of Brexit, holding a general election or a new referendum . Mrs May will also look to get her deal passed through the House of Commons again, with plans to hold another vote next week.

Eating eggs can raise risk of heart disease, research finds
However, though flawed, Cho says these studies are important for a better understanding of nutrition research. The latest US government nutrition guidelines, from 2015, removed the strict daily cholesterol limit.

49 killed in New Zealand mosque shooting
Performance analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekaran posted: "Just escaped active shooters ". "Hearts pumping badly and panic everywhere". They ran to the dressing room where they stayed for an hour before being given the allclear to go to the hotel.

O'Rourke's Donor Roots Are GOP Businessmen — WashPost
Is this the right thing for the country? "And, of course, he's someone that comes, like I do, from the center of the country". Some have talked about using tax credits and other subsidies as reparations, which O'Rourke did not mention Thursday.

US Prepares to Bar Entry of International Criminal Court Investigators
The head of State said he hopes to convince the ICC to change course in Afghanistan from taking action inconsistent with US views. Supporters of the court slammed Pompeo's announcement.

Zion, Duke beat rival North Carolina to advance to ACC Final
It's also the same floor where Virginia lost a second-round game as a No. 2 seed to seventh-seeded Michigan State in 2015. Rick Fox, the tournament MVP, had 25 points as the Tar Heels blew out the Blue Devils in the title game.

Is Google building a foldable Pixel phone?
What's more, Google's smartphones usually don't reflect current mobile trends - which folding phones may become. All I'm saying is, don't expect the folding Google Pixel (Fixel?) this Autumn alongside the Pixel 4 series.

Huawei P30: Here Is The Latest Leaks, Rumours And Release Date
This should provide big performance improvements over last year's Huawei P20 series but could fall short of the Galaxy S10 . Also, fans of the 3.5mm headphone jack are in luck as Huawei has chosen to retain the feature once again.

What We Know: New Zealand Mosque Shootings
One was a Syrian refugee who came to New Zealand with his family - a wife and three "beautiful" children - about six months ago. Muslims account for just over 1 percent of New Zealand's population, a 2013 census showed, most of whom were born overseas.

Bryce Harper hit by pitch, limps off field
Harper went down to the dirt Friday after being struck by a 96 miles per hour fastball from Toronto rookie Trent Thornton . After exchanging a few words with Thornton, Harper walked slowly off the field and back into the Phillies dugout.

Kyler Murray Pro Day Results: Height, Weight, Performance Ahead of NFL Draft
New England is unlikely to get the chance to draft Murray, who is likely to get selected in the top 10 picks of the draft. Didn't have any - at least to my face, nobody was negative.

Score pie deals on National Pi Day
Officials say the company will celebrate by serving custom-built, artisan pizzas for just $3.14 each. This offer will be available for lunch and dinner, and will work through any ordering platform.