Blizzard barrels through U.S. Great Plains, threatening new floods

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(Worthy News) - A 'bomb cyclone' blizzard swept out of the Rockies into the Great Plains on Wednesday, leading the Colorado governor to activate the National Guard and prompting fears of more flooding in areas still recovering from a deluge last month.

Warm spring temperatures on Tuesday gave way to heavy snow, gale-force winds and life-threatening conditions on Wednesday across a swath of the central United States running from Colorado to Minnesota, the National Weather Service said.

In March, a late-winter “bomb cyclone,” which involves a rapidly intensifying cyclone, triggered heavy rainfall over the region and combined with melting snow to cause extensive flooding along the Missouri River and its tributaries. The deluge resulted in more than $3 billion in damage to property and crops in Nebraska and Iowa alone. [ Source: Reuters (Read More...) ]

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