Snow storms in New England and Midwest of US

It’s April, but New England states were hit with snow yesterday and parts of the Midwest are prepared for a blizzard. This week some places in New England can expect to receive up to 10 inches of additional snow.

In the Midwest, the snow storm is predicted to hit Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota with some areas receiving more than a foot of snow.

The weather system comes when some areas are still recovering from last month’s “bomb cyclone”, a late-winter blizzard that brought high winds and drifting snow. It then turned into drenching rains as it moved across the Midwest and caused widespread flooding along the Missouri River.

In January, an unusually strong arctic cold blast known as a “polar vortex” shattered a few all-time cold records in the Upper Midwest, creating wind chills as cold as minus 50 Celsius.