The April winter storm brings record-breaking freezing temperatures and late snowfall to a dozen states

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Huge parts of the US hit by record-breaking late snow and freezing temperatures with Kansas City covered below 3.5 inches and Kentucky registering the last ever snowfall

  • The National Weather Service has issued frost and freeze guards for more than 87 million Americans as a rare April winter storm sweeps through the eastern half of the country.
  • The storm has made its way through the Rocky Mountains and Central Plains, where Montana and South Dakota have packed up to 9 inches of snow
  • Indianapolis, Buffalo in New York and Cleveland, Ohio also saw snowfall from Tuesday through Wednesday.
  • The blizzard is expected to be short-lived, lasting between three and six hours in most locations, followed by more spring-like weather that should melt the snow
  • The coldest air is expected to move to the Northeast and East Coast on Thursday morning, with wind chills expected to be in the 20s and even descending to the teens of west and north New York.
  • On Thursday, more than 90 record temperatures per day could be equalized or broken

A late-season winter storm is expected to bring record-breaking low temperatures and late snow to more than a dozen states this week as Kansas City and Kentucky record their latest snowfall.

The National Weather Service has issued frost and freeze guards for more than 87 million Americans as a rare April winter storm sweeps through the eastern half of the US.

The storm has made its way through the Rocky Mountains and Central Plains, where Montana and South Dakota have packed up to 9 inches of snow.

It has since continued to the Northeast as Indianapolis, Buffalo in New York and Cleveland in Ohio had snow from Tuesday through Wednesday.

The blizzard is expected to be rapid, lasting between three and six hours in most locations, followed by more spring-like weather that should melt the snow

The blizzard is expected to be rapid, lasting between three and six hours in most locations, followed by more spring-like weather that should melt the snow

Indianapolis has experienced historic snowfall, recording three inches of snow and breaking the record for the most snow in one day as late as April

Indianapolis has experienced historic snowfall, recording three inches of snow and breaking the record for the most snow in one day as late as April

On Wednesday morning, Indianapolis registered 21 degrees weather as the storm sets record-breaking low temperatures in a dozen states

On Wednesday morning, Indianapolis registered 21 degrees weather as the storm sets record-breaking low temperatures in a dozen states

On Tuesday, Kansas City received 3.5 inches of snow, the largest snowfall on record so late in spring.

Indianapolis also experienced historic snowfall, recording three inches of snow, breaking the record for the most one-day snow as late as April.

Historically low temperatures are expected in nearly a dozen states as the storm makes its way through the Northeast.

On Wednesday morning, Indianapolis registered a weather of 21 degrees, while Oklahoma City saw a record low temperature of 30 degrees and Dallas 38 degrees.

The blizzard is expected to be rapid, lasting between three and six hours in most locations, followed by more spring-like weather that should melt the snow.

This end-of-season storm has brought record-breaking late snows and low temperatures in more than a dozen states

This end-of-season storm has brought record-breaking late snows and low temperatures in more than a dozen states

The National Weather Service has issued frost and freeze guards for more than 87 million Americans as a rare April winter storm sweeps through the eastern half of the country.

The National Weather Service has issued frost and freeze guards for more than 87 million Americans as a rare April winter storm sweeps through the eastern half of the country.

Wednesday afternoon, the snow is expected to move northeast inland, with a band expected to follow through western Pennsylvania, upstate New York and northern parts of New England. CNN reports.

On Wednesday, Buffalo was covered in a blanket of snow, which was expected to accumulate up to four inches.

Snowfall in Cleveland caused more than 2,500 power cuts on Wednesday morning, Cleveland.com reported.

The coldest air is expected to migrate to the Northeast and East Coast on Thursday morning, with chills expected in the 1920s and even to the teens of West and North New York.

Thursday could equalize or break more than 90 daily cold-record temperatures, CNN reports.

Temperatures are expected to rise by the weekend ahead and remain below average at least next week.

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