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Snow Falls In The West, Tornadoes Touch Down In The Midwest

So far, there are no reports of deaths tied to any of the recent storms. Several tornadoes touched down in states like Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa.
Posted at 9:21 AM, May 12, 2014

More severe weather is expected for the third straight day after multiple reports of tornadoes across the central U.S. and, yes, even snow farther west.

Severe thunderstorms and even tornadoes ripped through states like Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas Sunday. KOLN reports tornadoes that touched down near Lincoln caused many road closures after trees and power lines blocked traffic.

Omaha's KMTV shows what the sky looked like in the southwest part of the city shortly after tornado sirens starting going off Sunday evening. Several reported tornadoes touched down in parts of eastern Nebraska Sunday.

But the worst part of the storm in most parts of the Omaha area was the more than 80 mile-per-hour winds. WOWT reports several trees were uprooted, and one family lost part of the roof of their house because of the strong winds.

This video from KWCH shows the ominous clouds many people saw near Wichita Sunday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports show 35 tornadoes touched down Sunday. Most of them were in Kansas and Nebraska.

The Midwest sees tornadoes every spring, but farther west, some spots are dealing with weather not normally seen just one month before summer gets started.

That's right, you're looking at snow that fell in Colorado Sunday. KMGH reports part of a highway near Denver had to be closed for several hours Sunday night after seven cars crashed into each other.

The snowy conditions continued early Monday morning in parts of Colorado and Wyoming. KMGH reported a temperature of just 32 degrees shortly before 5 a.m. local time.

When all is said and done, KCNC points out Denver could have somewhere between 4 and 9 inches of snow on the ground. In the mountains, snow totals could get closer to 3 feet.

Despite what you might think, snowfall in the Denver area in May happens during most years in recorded history. The station reports that between 1882 and 2013, just 41 years have gone without any snow in the month of May.

According to NOAA, more severe weather could be possible on Monday. The best chance for strong storms stretches from Texas to Michigan.

According to CNN, the rough weather is expected to quiet down by Tuesday. Several homes were damaged in storms Sunday, but there have been no reports of any deaths.