Storm Dumps A Foot Of Snow And Kicks Up Tornadoes On The Same Night

The storm dumped an unlikely amount of snow in western Kansas while flooding roads in the Midwest.
Posted at 4:30 PM, Apr 30, 2017

A blizzard,flooding and tornadoes — all in one storm.

A late-April system that ripped across a large part of the central and southern U.S. killed at least 10 people in Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and Missouri, according to local media.

Heavy rain in Oklahoma caused flooding across the state. In Missouri and Arkansas, high waters killed at least five people.

On Saturday, the storm produced tornadoes that leveled homes east of Dallas while at the same time, it dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Denver metro area.

The snowfall that covered the Mile High City moved out to western Kansas on Sunday. The National Weather Service predicted up to 14 inches could fall there. Goodland, Kansas, reported wind gusts up to 59 miles per hour.

It's not unheard of for western Kansas to get snow in April — but not quite this much. The average snowfall for the entire month of April in the area is around 3 inches. So 14 inches is uncommon.

The storm was moving east Sunday, impacting much of the Midwest.