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Broad expanse of flat land west of the Mississippi River and east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada

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Great Plains: Broad expanse of flat land west of the Mississippi River and east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada
The Great Plains is the broad expanse of flat land, much of it covered in prairie, steppe, and grassland, that lies west of the Mississippi River tallgrass prairie in the United States and east of the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. and Canada. It embraces:
  • The entirety of the U.S. states of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota
  • Parts of the states of Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming
  • The southern portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan


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Severe weather threatens millions in central U.S.

The Central and Southern Plains are bracing for severe weather and tornadoes from a major storm system. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson joined CBSN with the latest forecast.
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New storm threatening millions of Americans

Nearly a dozen confirmed tornadoes have touched down across the Southern Plains over the weekend. So far, no one has died, but these storms are destroying nearly everything in their path. Jeff..
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Videos for Great Plains

Tornado Alley: US Has More Twisters Than The Rest Of The Entire World [Video]Tornado Alley: US Has More Twisters Than The Rest Of The Entire World

Over 1,200 tornadoes strike American soil each year. That's four times as many twisters as the rest of the world combined. According to Business Insider, the US has more tornadoes than anywhere else in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Midwest Snowstorms Could Slow Down Spring Flooding [Video]Midwest Snowstorms Could Slow Down Spring Flooding

The newest batch of Midwest snow could improve some flood situations in the short term. Damage from floodwaters has already cost billions.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Bomb Cyclone Blasts Through Great Plains, Stoking Fears Of More Flooding [Video]Bomb Cyclone Blasts Through Great Plains, Stoking Fears Of More Flooding

Reuters reports a “bomb cyclone” blizzard swept out of the Rockies into the Great Plains on Wednesday. Warm spring temperatures on Tuesday gave way to heavy snow, gale-force winds and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Blizzards And Floods Threaten US Plains And Midwest Region [Video]Blizzards And Floods Threaten US Plains And Midwest Region

Reuters reports that Blizzards and windstorms are headed to the US Plains and Midwest states. The powerful storms are expected to hit the region on Wednesday and Thursday. The weather front also brings..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

 
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