Blizzard warnings have been issued for West Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma on Feb. 25, 2013, with more warnings on the way for Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan as heavy snow and high winds continue to wreak havoc in the midwest.
The National Weather Service reports that Winter Storm Rocky has buried many areas of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles with snow on Monday, with travel on the roads and by air halted.
Heavy snow is possible from the Mid-Mississippi Valley to the southern Plains, with blizzard conditions possible for some locations. Parts of central Okla., Kan. & western Mo. could see more than a foot of snow through Tuesday. Severe thunderstorms are possible on Monday across much of the Gulf Coast. - NOAA
A spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation tells USA Today that whiteout conditions and drifting snow" on Monday made all roads in the Texas Panhandle impassable. Interstate 40 was closed to all traffic from Amarillo to the Oklahoma state line due to the blizzard.
According to Weather.com, the massive snowstorm will continue to travel north and east, bringing heavy snowfall totals to eastern Kansas and northern Missouri.
From Monday night and well into Tuesday, people in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan should also prepare for blizzard conditions.
Which cities will see large amounts of accumulating snow by Tuesday? The National Weather Service reports that the heaviest snow will fall in Kansas City, Wichita and Topeka, where they will likely see about a foot of snow.
Chicago will get about three to six inches of snow. Milwaukee and Detroit could see up to a foot, depending on the area.