Spring storm hits area hard

Late season blizzard brings northeast region to a standstill

 

April 28, 2022

Jeff Moberg

Though the snow melted almost as quickly as it fell, the evidence of this weekend's blizzard was still present on the city streets by Monday.

What began as a thunderstorm on Friday evening ended in the most significant blizzard so far this season, bringing travel to a standstill, canceling events and cutting power in some places across the area.

It turned out to be a much more severe blizzard than many had been expecting. According to the National Weather Service, a low pressure system approached the plains on Friday, pushing warm, moist air ahead of it.

This caused thunderstorms to develop on Friday evening, which became severe in some places – mostly in South Dakota – and brought large hail and strong winds. Some places rec...



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