'Bomb cyclone' storm with strong winds batters central US

Oct 2010
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Colorado
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Is anyone getting any of this? I talked to some friends in Denver and they were getting hammered, near hurricane force winds taking down trees. Barometric pressures in the high-28s. Those are hurricane pressures..

'Bomb cyclone' storm with strong winds batters central US
The National Weather Service (NWS) on Wednesday warned that a "historic" high-powered storm is battering the central portion of the United States as hundreds of flights have been canceled because of a bomb cyclone.​
"A historic March blizzard is taking shape across Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota," the NWS tweeted. "Between 1 and 2 feet of snow is expected in some locations with wind gusts as high as 80 MPH. DO NOT TRAVEL if you live in these areas!"​
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association said the storm is a "bombogenesis," or bomb cyclone, which is characterized by powerful winds, rain and blizzards. The storm pattern is known for rapidly gaining in intensity.​
The NWS released a flood warning in Nebraska on Wednesday morning, saying rain is expected throughout the day.​
Colorado is being hit particularly hard with blizzard conditions. The NWS warned residents to "cancel any travel plans Wednesday afternoon."​
Colorado Public Radio reported that the bomb cyclone could be the most intense storm ever recorded in the area....​
In Texas, the local NWS reported winds of up to 80 mph.​
"We received many reports of wind damage due to straight-line winds as a squall line tracked east early this morning. Some of the stronger wind gusts ranged from 65-80 MPH," it tweeted....​
More than 1,200 flights to or from Denver International Airport have been canceled because of the storm, according to tracking site FlightAware.​
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Jun 2018
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South Dakota
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We had the bottom sideswipe from it here in SW Mo. Winds were not as bad as a month ago when a whole raft of huge Cedars were knocked over. Here we had 40+ mph winds and small amounts of driven rain. Didn't even get a weather warning on the radio.
 
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