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Snow Continues Across Nation's Midsection

UPDATED 7:30 AM CDT, April 23, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologists, Seth Carrier and James West

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Although it`s nearing the end of April, winter continues to hold on in the U.S. Northern Tier and central Plains. Accumulating snow will continue this morning across Kansas and the western Great Lakes.

Snow is spreading from eastern Colorado into central Kansas and across the Upper Mississippi Valley. The jackpot winner so far from the storm is Piedmont, S.D., with 13 inches of snow. Meanwhile, 10 inches of snow has fallen in Pinecliffe, Colo., with nearly 7 inches of new snow on the ground in Boulder, Colo. In northern Minnesota, 10 inches has fallen in Piedmont Heights, with 8 inches in the town of Sawyer. In addition, the accumulating snow has forced the closure of Interstate 70 between Burlington, Colo., and Goodland, Kan.

Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories continue from Colorado`s Rocky Mountains into northwestern Kansas and from western Wisconsin to Michigan`s Upper Peninsula. Denver, Goodland, Kan., and Ironwood, Mich., are included in these alerts.

Although the storm will quickly wind down later this morning as high pressure pushes down into the Plains, residents from eastern Colorado to central Kansas could pick up another quick 2 to 4 inches of snow before all is said and done. Meanwhile, an additional 1 to 3 inches will accumulate across the western portion of Michigan`s Upper Peninsula as well as the Minnesota Arrowhead.

In addition to the late-season snowfall, abnormally cold air will be the rule across these regions today, with highs struggling to climb out of the 30s. These temperatures will be 20 to 30 degrees below seasonal averages.

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