A monster winter storm that slammed the Rockies into the Central Plains contributed to the death of a Colorado State Patrol corporal on Wednesday, officials report.
The ‘bomb cyclone’ packed blizzard conditions, tropical storm-force winds, and hazardous travel.
“There have been gusts to near 100 mph with the snow in Colorado Springs, Colo.,” AccuWeather’s Dave Samuhel said.
The National Weather Service called the storm a cyclone of historic proportions:
Areas were expected to receive 12-18 inches of snow with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 26 inches possible in some places by the time the storm is finished.
The storm also tangled with barometric pressure records across the southwest and middle of the nation. According to preliminary NWS data, Colorado and New Mexico broke all-time low barometric pressure records on Wednesday.
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