Arctic air pushes unusually far south, bringing 10 to 20 inches of snow and three-foot drifts to Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and even parts of Texas.
Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News / AP
A powerful winter storm is ripping through the central plains states Wednesday, dropping over a foot of snow in some areas and forcing temperatures to drop nearly 25 degrees below normal – the second major snowstorm in two weeks to hit the nation's midsection.
Heavy snowfall has forced statewide school cancellations, airport closures and government shutdowns in Oklahoma, as well as parts of Arkansas, Kansas, and north Texas. State highway patrols are urging travelers to stay off highways, to prevent more vehicles getting abandoned on roadsides.