winter storms moved across the country Friday, bringing a blizzard to the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest and heavy snow to Arizona and Texas. As of Friday afternoon, blizzard warnings remained in effect for parts of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Gov. Jeff Colyer declared a state of emergency in Kansas.
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On Friday, two powerful winter storms moved across the country, one brought blizzard conditions to the northern Plains and the Upper Midwest, and a second heavy snow spread from Arizona to the Texas Panhandle.
National Weather Service forecasts more snow from Central Minnesota to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan throughout the northern part of the nation.
The second winter storm, which hits southwestern parts, is expected to continue through Saturday afternoon. Snowfall is projected to spread from southern Colorado to eastern Arizona, New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle.