Funnels and a Blizzard in Kansas – 4/30/2017

Funnel clouds and blizzard only 100 miles apart under powerful Spring storm over Kansas! .

Coldcore funnel clouds developed under very cold and powerful upper-level low pressure over central Kansas. While less than a 100 miles away a blizzard was raging over Western Kansas.

The blizzard caused authorities to shut down nearly half the highways in the State including Interstate 70.

All footage shot during evening daylight on April 30, 2017 by Meteorologists Juston Drake and Simon Brewer over the following locations :

Funnel clouds near McPherson, KS (central Kansas)
I-70 roadblock in Russell, KS (western Kansas)
Edge of heavy snow/blizzard shot in Norton, KS (northwest Kansas)
Shot Description

1-4. Pushed-in shots of funnel clouds near McPherson, KS under powerful upper-level low pressure system

5-7. pushed-in shots of traffic and very heavy blowing snow by high winds near bridge in Norton, KS: all Kansas highways south, east, and north of Norton were closed due to blizzard conditions

8-10. shots of very heavy blowing snow with American Flag blown by high winds in Norton, KS

11-14. shots of vehicles in ditches after sliding off slick roads with heavy snow falling in Norton, KS

15. Roadblock on I-70 as interstate is closed and traffic is diverted off highway into Russell, KS due to blizzard over Western Kansas

16. pushed-in shot of traffic and heavy snow falling/blowing in Norton, KS

17. shot of very heavy snow falling in Norton, KS

18. shot of traffic driving in heavy snow in Norton, KS

19. shot of snow-covered highway sign with heavy snow falling in Norton, KS