Most of the U.S. states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas again forced to fight the long blizzards and heavy snowfall. In these states, announced a warning about the danger, and the transport is going through another collapse after the Southern Plains on one day received more than 30 cm of snow.
Snow storm has caused the death of two people, one of them was killed in a car accident, another was incompatible with life trauma, when the severity of the snow on a roof of a house collapsed. Many roads in Texas closed to travel, road services for their clearance will take at least a day. U.S. airlines canceled 1,300 flights in view of the current weather conditions. Airports do not work in Lubbock and Amarillo, which fell about 500 mm of snow. A little more and the previous daily record, amounting to 523 mm, will be broken. Daily record of Texas at 635 mm is also hanging in the balance.
During snowstorms raging wind blows with a speed of 120 km / h and gusts up to 135 km / h, which were recorded in El Paso. Throughout Kansas is a risk vanishing layers of fresh snow. According to forecasts of snow in the near future have to migrate a little to the north and east, so the state of Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Michigan should be on the alert. Strong storms are expected in Kansas City (and 300 mm), Chicago (about 70-150 mm), Milwaukee and Detroit.
The only redeeming feature of the heavy snowfall could replenish groundwater affected during last year's drought. After the snow melts, 300 mm of snow can turn to 25 mm of rain and improve the situation on the parched plains.