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TODAY   |  October 04, 2013

2 feet of snow expected in parts of Rockies

The first major snowfall of the season is hitting the Northern Rockies and areas like Cheyenne, Wyo., could see more than a foot of snow, wind gusts over 35 miles per hour and possible power outages. The Weather Channel’s Mike Seidel reports.

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>> that's right. four big stories to talk about. it's crazy out here. in our today's top weather, we have winter storm , tropical storm karen , severe weather in the midwest and crazy heat in the east with santa anna winds in the west. we'll go to wyoming where mike seidell has been in the middle of all of this.

>> they're no stranger to snow in october. last week on the 27th of september they had 5 inches over 12,000 homes in the state without power. so far we've had 9 inches of snow. that's more than they typically see in the entire month of october. it's a heavy, wet snow. they're snowpacked and snow covered. also we're going to pick up the winds across the state. we have blizzard warnings east of here. rapid city , south dakota could see winds of 70 miles per hour. we have wind, heavy, wet snow. more power outages. the snow will wind down this evening and continue through tomorrow midday and then we are back to typical weather here next week which is a high of 65. it's 30 right now with the snow.