Yet another April snowstorm is reaching across parts of the Rockies, northern Plains and the Upper Midwest.
The storm dropped between 6 and 12 inches of snow in and around Rapid City, S.D., through the midday hours on Monday. Rapid City has now had 43.4 inches of snow so far during the month of April, which is more than the city averages over an entire winter season.
Similar amounts of snow were reported on Monday across parts of northern and western Wyoming.
From there, the snow spread eastward, bringing significant snowfall to much of South Dakota, as well as central and southern Minnesota.
Snow also spread into Colorado and northern Kansas, with accumulating snow causing slick travel around the Denver area on Tuesday morning. The bulk of the snow in the Denver area fell on Monday night. Snow will gradually come to an end on Tuesday.
Areas of slippery travel will continue on portions of I-25, I-70 and I-80 in the region through Tuesday morning.
The snow will have moved out in time for the morning commute around Minneapolis on Tuesday, but lingering snow and slush will result in slow travel along portions of I-35 and I-94.
During the day on Tuesday, the focus of the snow will be across northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where a light additional accumulation of snow is expected.
Total storm accumulations will surpass 6 inches in portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
As cold air continues to spill southward across the central Plains and Rockies, some snow will fall in western Colorado, northern Kansas and far northern Missouri.
Snow will mix in with the rain at times around Kansas City, but there will be no accumulation as temperatures stay above freezing.
The bigger story across the vast majority of the Midwest on Tuesday will be the huge drop in temperature compared to the relatively warm day on Monday. A gusty wind will make it feel even colder.
Temperatures will not rebound until the second half of the week.
The northern Plains have had their fair share of snow this spring. Duluth, Minn., has had their snowiest April on record, with over 50 inches of snow falling this month. Nearly 2 feet of snow was on the ground as of Tuesday morning.
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