A second powerful blizzard in a week roared through parts of the central US on Wednesday, bringing biting winds and dumping more than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow on areas still digging out from last week's major storm.
As the system barreled through the central Plains toward the Deep South, it blanketed parts of northeastern Oklahoma under a new layer of snow, dropping 16 inches (40 centimeters) in some areas, officials said.
The storm dropped close to a foot of snow on parts of hilly northwest Arkansas, including 9 inches (23 centimeters) in Siloam Springs, said Michael Lacy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Tulsa. He said strong winds created blizzard conditions that limited visibility and made travel hazardous. Heavy snow was reported in parts of Kansas and Texas, where many school districts canceled classes. And winter storm warnings were issued for an area stretching from northern Louisiana to Georgia, where a blizzard last month paralyzed Atlanta for days.