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Powerful storm system brings with it blizzard conditions, more snow, rain and flood concerns




Parts of the western states of the Rocky Mountain and Rocky Mountain plains reported several inches of snow on Saturday and many more could be on their way Sunday with up to 18 inches of possible snow in the city of Denver, Colorado, while areas north of Boulder could see more than two feet of snow, CNN meteorologist Tyler Mauldin said.

The National Weather Service in Boulder reported moderate to heavy snow conditions early Sunday in northern Denver to the Wyoming border, with “poor travel conditions.” Uinta County, Wyoming, could see a total of one to two feet of snowfall, the Salt Lake City, Utah Weather Service said. projected.
The weather service in Cheyenne, Wyoming, reported his office received more than eight inches of snow on Saturday. Leadville, Colorado, reported more than 10 inches of snow early Sunday morning, while the city of Sawpit also saw about 10 inches of snow, according to total snowfall. published by the National Meteorological Service.

Denver International Airport reported seven inches of snow on Saturday afternoon, according to the weather service.

Snow along with strong winds could mean some parts of Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota would see snowstorm conditions, making trips to these areas nearly impossible, according to Mauldin.

There is a winter weather warning in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday in the central mountains of Utah, Wasatch Plateau and Book Cliffs, while the winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday in the morning. Western Uinta Mountains and Uinta County, Wyoming, dit.

The southeast could see flood concerns

Meanwhile, flood surveillance and warnings are in place in the Kansas and Missouri areas, while heavy rains are affecting parts of Nebraska and Iowa.

“Be aware of localized flooding from typical flood-prone areas,” the Wichita, Kansas, weather service said. he wrote on Twitter.

As the storm system shifts eastward over the next day or two, the southeast could also have flooding problems.

Some areas of Alabama and Georgia could see between two and four inches of rain on Monday and Tuesday.

The weather service in Atlanta warned “Several rounds” of rain and storms were expected Monday through Thursday, with total rainfall of two to three centimeters.

Damage caused by returns to Texas

In Texas, the sheriff of Randall County, Christopher Forbis warned Saturday evening of several demolished power lines and basketball-sized hail shortly after the National Weather Service in Amarillo reported two simultaneous tornadoes in the area.
Saturday night, the sheriff dit some parts of the county had seen “extensive tornado damage,” but no injuries had been reported.

There were 40 preliminary reports of severe storms on Saturday, 11 of which were tornadoes, according to Mauldin.

Severe weather threats move to Arkansas on Sunday, where showers and heavy storms are forecast throughout the afternoon and evening, according to the Little Rock National Weather Service.

“Harmful winds will remain the main threat, but an isolated tornado cannot be completely ruled out,” the service said. dit Sunday early in the morning.
The potential of the tornado was very low, officials said. Wind speeds could reach up to 60 mph, seconds the service, while some parts of the state can see up to a hail of up to a quarter of a size.

CNN’s Andy Rose and Haley Brink contributed to this report.