Meteorologists call storms like this one a "bomb cyclone", a winter hurricane that forms when the barometric pressure drops 24 millibars in 24 hours. Some locations could receive up to two feet of snow. "With severe weather on the southern side, blizzard conditions on the northern side, the concern for flooding, and then, the winds that are outside of the thunderstorms".
"Snow and gusty winds from Ulmer continue from the Colorado Rockies to western South Dakota and much of Wyoming".
Sustained wind speeds of 30 mph to 40 mph with gusts of more than 60 mph are expected over most of New Mexico, western Texas, central and western Oklahoma.
Meanwhile, Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Denver, Colorado, are slated to get hit with blizzard conditions soon, said the news outlet.
An earlier round of heavy, wet snow caused several roofs to collapse, including those of a church and a hotel, in the Upper Midwest last weekend.
A storm system that could generate severe weather in Alabama tomorrow is bringing "historic" blizzard conditions to parts of the Great Plains today, according to the National Weather Service.
"'We are anticipating some possible delays and cancellations, be sure to check your flight status with your airline". According to Flight Aware, there have been more than 1,000 flight delays within the US and more than 1,400 flights have been canceled.
The storm will also bring heavy rain to areas of eastern Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota that already have a good deal of snow on the ground, the NWS said.
Snow showers will push through the Beehive State Wednesday, according to Dan Guthrie of KSL Weather.
Heavy rain is expected Wednesday night through Thursday throughout the region, which may lead to flooding, AccuWeather says.
"Very high winds will also affect large portions of the Southern to Central High Plains where high wind warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service offices across these areas", the NWS' Weather Prediction Center wrote.
It claimed blizzard conditions are possible for the Central and Northern High Plains. Schools were closed in many places where more than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and winds as high as 80 miles per hour (129 kph) were possible.