Spring storm moves east after battering Midwest

Powerful spring snowstorm turns deadly in central US

Powerful spring snowstorm turns deadly in central US

"It's a cool experience for me, the best Minneapolis experience", Niko Heiligman, of Aachen, Germany, said as he braved the snow Saturday to take a walk along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.

ATLANTA (Reuters) - lethal slow moving storms making recording or near-record snowfall and low temperatures from the U.S. Midwest moved eastward on Sunday, leaving stranded airline tourists and tens of thousands without electricity. Blizzard conditions also forced the airport in South Dakota's biggest city, Sioux Falls, to remain closed for a second straight day.

All flights were grounded Saturday at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport as a spring blizzard made it hard to keep runways clear and planes de-iced.

About 200 flights were canceled Sunday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as a spring blizzard made it hard to keep runways clear and planes deiced. On Saturday, the storm caused the cancellation of almost 470 flights at the airport.

The National Weather Service predicted that a large swath of southern Minnesota, including Minneapolis and St. Paul, could get up to 20 inches of snow (51 centimeters) by the time the storm blows through on Sunday.

The storm finally let up in South Dakota, allowing the airport in the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, to reopen for the first time since Thursday.

Keith White, a weather service meteorologist in Marquette, Michigan, said moderate to heavy snow was falling Sunday morning in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Authorities closed several highways in southwestern Minnesota, where no travel was advised, and driving conditions were hard across the southern half of the state. He said more than a foot was possible by early Monday in the communities of Ishpeming and Negaunee, west of Marquette.

The weather service also warned of potential coastal flooding along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin and IL, where Chicago residents were warned that waves could reach as high as 18 feet.

At least three deaths were blamed on the storm system, which stretched from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.

In Michigan, where snowfall was expected to reach 18 inches (46 cm) in some areas, about 310,000 homes and businesses were without power because of an ice storm, a lot of them in the southeast of the state.

A sleeping 2-year-old girl in Louisiana was killed when a tree fell on her family's recreational vehicle early Saturday.

In Wisconsin, a woman was killed when she lost control of the minivan she was driving and struck an oncoming SUV near Lewiston.

The weather process produced 17 stories of tornadoes from Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Texas, with four people and one hundred sixty buildings ruined at a potential tornado at southern Arkansas, regional media reported. In Austin, fire officials said strong winds helped spread the flames after lightning struck and badly damaged two houses.

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