Strong Storms Aim for Midwest
Fri Oct 4, 2013 12:33 PM CDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

A foot of snow had fallen in western South Dakota's scenic Black Hills by early Friday, thanks to a storm gaining strength as it slowly moves east from Colorado and Wyoming. Blizzard conditions were expected, with as much as 3 feet of snow and wind gusts of between 50 and 70 mph.

The typically bustling Pilot Travel Center just west of Rapid City was like a ghost town ...

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