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Insane October Snowstorm Slams Midwest

Winter is definitely coming.

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Over 24 hours, parts of South Dakota and other Great Plains states were walloped with up to three and a half feet of wet, heavy snow. Who's ready for winter?

@capitalweather Snow has prevented my friend from leaving her job in Deadwood, SD. #realsnowmaggedon

Kathleen Reineke

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@capitalweather Snow has prevented my friend from leaving her job in Deadwood, SD. #realsnowmaggedon

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The National Weather Service said wind gusts of up to 70 mph were recorded in the Black Hills.

The severe weather in Iowa has been crazy enough, but this is from South Dakota. THREE FEET OF SNOW IS ON THE GROUND.

Tyler Roney

@TylerJRoney

The severe weather in Iowa has been crazy enough, but this is from South Dakota. THREE FEET OF SNOW IS ON THE GROUND.

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Besides the snow, thunderstorms also brought heavy rain, hail, and tornadoes in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota.

"Even the snow gets tired sometimes! Winter Storm #Atlas, Gillette, Wyoming." via FB fan Katie S.

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"Even the snow gets tired sometimes! Winter Storm #Atlas, Gillette, Wyoming." via FB fan Katie S.

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AMAZING. Wyoming landscape lost to a sea of snow SAT AM. Pic via FB at http://t.co/fQHQJvzcdc |

Anthony Sagliani

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AMAZING. Wyoming landscape lost to a sea of snow SAT AM. Pic via FB at http://t.co/fQHQJvzcdc |

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The Weather Channel reported 17 tornadoes across the three states.

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Snow at BUSU

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At least 15 injuries were reported from the tornadoes, and snow was said to be the cause of three deaths from a traffic accident on U.S. 20 in northeast Nebraska.

The severe weather in Iowa has been crazy enough, but this is from South Dakota. THREE FEET OF SNOW IS ON THE GROUND.

Tyler Roney

@TylerJRoney

The severe weather in Iowa has been crazy enough, but this is from South Dakota. THREE FEET OF SNOW IS ON THE GROUND.

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As the cold front moves east, it's expected to expand south and meet up with teh remnants of Tropical Storm Karen, though it's not expected to be as devastating as past combination storms like Superstorm Sandy.

What it looks like in Leed, SD where 22" of snow has fallen: credit Darren Leeds via @skilling

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What it looks like in Leed, SD where 22" of snow has fallen: credit Darren Leeds via @skilling

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The damage from the storms are expected to cost millions of dollars.

WOW !! Over three feet of snow in Lead, South Dakota. Check out this photo! #Snow #SDwx

Mark Tarello

@mark_tarello

WOW !! Over three feet of snow in Lead, South Dakota. Check out this photo! #Snow #SDwx

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Rachel Zarrell is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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