A sign for shops is seen as floodwaters flow along a street in Pullman, Washington, U.S.in this still image taken from April 9, 2019 social media video.
Mr Burke said: "It's slow moving".
System's location and radar at 7 a.m. Thursday.
By Friday, at noon, the eye of the storm will be over Rochester, Minnesota.
Nothing says spring like hurricane-force winds, snow and blizzards.
While this latest storm may not intensify fast enough to that category, Colorado State Climatologist Russ Schumacher told the Associated Press it "will be near record intensity for April for this area".
Early on Wednesday morning, thundersnow was reported in Pierre and surrounding parts of South Dakota, as well as southern Minnesota.
"This isn't going to be a one-and-done thing", he said.
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This storm is another reminder of how volatile and active April weather can be. Wind gusts of up to 60 to 70 miles per hour are expected in the Mountains outside of Los Angeles, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The wheat crop that's growing in those areas will get hit hard with the wind, sand, and dust.
Like March's bomb cyclone, this storm seems likely to affect weather in a majority of the country as it spreads.
Snow is likely to melt rapidly under moderate temperatures. "So, we will release the runoff in a staggered fashion".
The Pacific-born storm has already sparked flood evacuations in Oregon. However, the path is different.
Additional flooding in the Plains by the weekend is likely. More mix of rain and snow/sleet in the Twin Cities, with an inch or two of accumulation.
This storm hits in the middle of next week.
"The southeast of the Midwest will see most of the rain with this storm", the meteorologist says. And thundersnow struck parts of South Dakota, including the capital city of Pierre, according to the report.
A storm system lifting up into the Great Lakes will generate an extended period of mixed wintry precipitation over northern MI through Friday. Because of this, Sioux Falls and points south and east remain in a Winter Storm Watch for now.
The National Weather Service forecasts call for worsening weather through Wednesday followed by more severe conditions at night and overnight into Thursday.
"A warmer pattern should begin in the last week of April and continue into May".