Two storms bring snow and tornadoes to the Rockies, severe weather on Gulf Coast

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Up to 52 inches of snow fell in Wyoming and up to 42 inches of snow fell in northern Colorado on Sunday and there were more than a dozen reported tornadoes in the Texas panhandle that damaged homes and flipped vehicles.Denver got a massive 27 inches of snow in the biggest snowstorm they have had since 2003, and the second biggest snowstorm in March in recorded history. This storm was also the fourth biggest snowstorm for any month on record.Cheyenne, Wyoming, got nearly 30 inches of snow, making it the biggest snowstorm in the city’s history.Blizzard warnings were verified in Wyoming and Colorado as winds gusted 30 to 50 mph for several consecutive hours.On Monday morning, this storm moves east into the Midwest where winter storm warnings have been issued.Meanwhile, a new storm is moving into the West Coast with heavy snow and strong winds from Oregon to Arizona.There are 11 states on alert for heavy snow, strong winds and avalanche danger from California to Illinois.As that weekend snowstorm moves from the Rockies into the Plains and the Midwest, locally 6 to 9 inches of snow is possible from Illinois to Minnesota on Monday.That second storm will move from California into the Plains and the Gulf Coast by Tuesday and Wednesday with a threat for tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail.It looks like the worst severe weather day will be Wednesday from Arkansas to Alabama, where strong tornadoes are possible.Meanwhile, in the East, a large wildfire broke out Sunday due to strong winds and very dry conditions.A red flag warning continues Monday until 5 p.m. for New Jersey, parts of Pennsylvania and into Delaware and eastern Maryland.Dry conditions will persist in the Northeast Monday along with very cold temperatures for this time of the year.Wind chills Monday morning are running below zero in upstate New York and into New England with temperatures in the teens for the I-95 corridor.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img

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