WATCH: “Thundersnow” Blankets Midwest

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A fierce winter storm made up of snow, thunder and lightning is blanketing the midwest — and CNN is there. The news network’s cameras captured the storm in Kansas, near what the Associated Press reported was the storm’s epicenter, as snow fell at a rate of 2 inches per hour in some areas. Topeka, for instance, got hit with three inches of snow in 30 minutes, while other parts of the state have had more than a foot in total. Some farmers actually told the AP that they are relieved to see the snow, especially after the state experienced one of the worst droughts in history in 2012. But many in the midwest will be more than happy to see the storm pass as slushy and icy roads caused several accidents and two deaths yesterday.

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