Much of Siouxland earlier on Friday had been placed in the Blizzard Warning area, then NWS officials expanded the number of counties in the late afternoon.
Snow, freezing rain and high winds were expected through Saturday night, with heavy ice accumulations in parts of MI through Sunday morning. Significant drifting of snow is likely.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for many counties in southwest Minnesota and through the Minnesota River Valley, and later extended it to include the Twin Cities.
Travel is expected to be unsafe and at times impossible throughout much of Northwestern Kansas including Goodland, Colby and Hill City. The region could see snowfall with hurricane force winds gusts up to 80 miles per hour. Visibility is poor. Travel is extremely risky.
All of Hub Territory is in a blizzard warning that took effect at 7 p.m. Friday and runs until 7 tonight (Saturday).
The start of the three-on-three soccer season sponsored by the Abilene Parks and Recreation Department has been cancelled Saturday because of potential weather conditions.
Video from the scene showed uprooted trees, overturned cards, damaged buildings and downed power lines. Do not travel and if you must travel have a winter survival kit with you.
The best chance for snow accumulation will be in northwest Kansas, north of Interstate 70, where three to six inches of snow could fall.
The patrol and other agencies also helped more than 100 motorists who became stranded on I-80 near Sidney, ferrying them from their vehicles using Sidney Public Schools buses escorted by patrol cruisers and snow plows.