Tumbleweed roll through Colorado neighborhood

The wind storm brought gusts of over 100 miles per hour to parts of the Great Plains and the Upper Midwest, meteorologists said.

The low pressure wind system, driven by unseasonably high temperatures across Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota, triggered power outages in four U.S. states, including more than 100,000 homes and businesses in Colorado by Wednesday (December 15) evening.

The wind storm follows one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. At least 74 people were killed in Kentucky and 14 died in other states when that storm system swept across the Great Plains and parts of the South last Friday (December 10) night and early Saturday (December 11) morning.

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