A storm moving across the central United States late-week brought both severe and winter weather to several states.
In northeastern Nebraska and northwestern Iowa on Friday, severe storms spawned dangerous tornadoes. 15 were injured, the Associated Press reported.
On Saturday, the National Weather Service Omaha office reported that the damage survey team in Wayne found a some spots in an industrial park that suggested an EF-4 tornado had touched down. Mostly, however, the damage was rated EF-2 and EF-3, they said.
On Friday and Saturday, feet of snow fell across Wyoming and South Dakota, bringing blizzard conditions to the region.
Numerous roadways were closed and thousands were without power. As much as 44 inches fell northwest of Rapid City in Lead, S.D., a National Weather Service observer reported.
The pressure of the storm was 29.58 inches Saturday morning, making it stronger than Tropical Storm Karen and its pressure of 29.77 inches.
First snow of the year is a huge blizzard. #nature pic.twitter.com/s4Fz83Qicb— Pilker76 (@Pilker76) October 5, 2013
RAPID CITY, SD FALL STORM OF 2013. This storm includes 4 foot drifts, 3 feet of snow, powers outages, RC closed. pic.twitter.com/IwA3XStSau— Danielle (@DanielleShuster) October 5, 2013
Snow bringing down trees in Casper, WY (facebook photo from Dixie McMechan) pic.twitter.com/TT8Zp0PKNP— SevereStudios (@severestudios) October 4, 2013
WOW !! Over three feet of snow in Lead, South Dakota. Check out this photo! #Snow #SDwx pic.twitter.com/bnQtVZqKgR— Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) October 5, 2013
This is the Wayne softball complex after the tornado hit tonight. pic.twitter.com/GScEBJyFlT— Chuck Hughes (@ChuckHughes23) October 4, 2013
AMAZING shot of the MASSIVE Wayne, Nebraska tornado from @TornadoTitans today!!! Wow! What a beast! pic.twitter.com/3DhNKGObHx— Georgia Storm Chaser (@StormCoker) October 4, 2013