PHOTOS: Blizzard Brings Feet of Snow, Power Problems

By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, Staff Writer
October 6, 2013; 3:40 AM ET
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The first blizzard of the season made its way from Wyoming to South Dakota, dumping large amounts of heavy snow that impacted flights and knocked out power.

By Saturday morning, nearly 44 inches of snow had fallen northwest of Rapid City in Lead, S.D. according to NWS observer. One mile to the southwest of downtown Rapid City, S.D., a NWS employee reported 31 inches of snow.

Natrona County, Wyo., picked up 34 inches through early Saturday morning. Other locations across Wyoming saw 2 feet or more of snow as well.

As of 8:00 a.m. MDT Saturday, around 5,800 Casper, Wyo., residents are without power due to the storms.

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Snow piles up on deck in South Dakota, courtesy of Twitter user JazzinOC

Heavy snow observed by State of Wyoming traffic camera along I-90 near Gillette, Wyo.

Heavy snow moving through the Midwest, courtesy of USA Today Weather


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