Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

‘Bomb Cyclone’ May Have Set Unofficial State Low Pressure In Colorado

‘Bomb Cyclone’ May Have Set Unofficial State Low Pressure In Colorado

To put that into perspective we typically see pressure readings that low during Category 2 hurricanes.

High wind watches or warnings are affecting more than 20 states.

The National Weather Service Denver/Boulder said, "Blizzard conditions are likely across the northern mountains, northern foothills, Palmer Divide and adjacent plains".

The National Weather Service predicts it will be a "highly impactful winter storm" that tears through the region.

"Southwest has proactively canceled almost all operations" out of DIA, the airline said Tuesday in a statement. Thousands of power outages were reported in the Denver area alone.

The National Weather Service reported that Denver International Airport saw wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour and heavy snow, comparing the winds to a category 1 hurricane.

Parts of Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota are under a blizzard warning.

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Watches, warnings and advisories for the storm cover about 1.5 million square miles, which is roughly half of the area of the continental U.S. - and they stretch from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. Denver is under a blizzard warning, and snow accumulations of five to eight inches are expected. Severe storms capable of producing damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes is forecast from the southern Plains and into the Mississippi River Valley. The weather service plans to release more details about the storm at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.

Almost 1,000 flights coming in and going out of Denver International Airport have been cancelled as of Wednesday morning, according to FlightAware.

Denver Public Schools cancelled classes due to the severe weather, the school district said in a tweet.

In Nebraska, officials late Wednesday morning closed a roughly 130-mile strech of westbound Interstate 80, from Ogallala to the state line with Wyoming, because of the blizzard.

Sustained wind speeds of 30 mph to 40 mph with gusts of more than 60 mph are expected over most of New Mexico, western Texas, central and western Oklahoma. Portions of western Texas have already seen winds between 70 and 80 miles per hour, with some even going beyond 80 mph, according to Rinde.

The storm is forecast to rapidly intensify overnight east of the Colorado Rockies and trek slowly northeast through Thursday, bringing a variety of extreme weather from New Mexico to the Midwest. The storm is expected to wind down by Thursday evening, though residents should still take caution traveling in case of remaining wind, snow and floods.

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