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Oct 27, 2010 8:18 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Massive storm howls across nation's midsection

CHICAGO (AP) - A massive storm making its way through a big chunk of the nation has brought a bit of everything: strong winds, rain, tornadoes and now even some snow for a couple of states.

The storm packed wind gusts of up to 81 mph Tuesday as it howled across the Midwest and South. It snapped trees and power lines, ripped off roofs and delayed flights.

The storm continued its trek early Wednesday, with snow falling in the Dakotas and Minnesota. Some snow was also possible in Wisconsin.

More strong winds were in the forecast in several other states.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the system's pressure reading Tuesday was among the lowest ever in a non-tropical storm in the mainland U.S.

Some meteorologists recorded a barometric reading like a Category 3 hurricane.

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