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 bringing down trees in Casper, WY (facebook photo from Dixie McMechan) pic.twitter.com/TT8Zp0PKNP
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Dry and pleasant conditions will sweep unusually far southward across the eastern third of the United States to end the month of July.
There are no signs of the drought ending in Italy in the foreseeable future.
Typhoon Nesat remains on track to barrel into Taiwan and southeastern China this weekend, while flooding rain associated with the future typhoon threatens to trigger more flooding in the Philippines.
As a strengthening storm system converges on the Atlantic coast, pockets of severe weather will develop in the eastern part of the United States into Friday evening.
A rare storm for late July will deliver drenching rain and miserable conditions to a large part of the mid-Atlantic and southern coast of New England into the start of the weekend.
Firefighters were gaining control of the massive wildfires raging across southeastern France on Thursday, but warned that the fire danger remains high.