'Chiclone' snaps trees, power lines across Midwest

A storm drawing distinctions to a storm muscled across the Midwest on Tuesday, breaking trees and power lines, waiting flights at one of nation's busiest airports and drenched commuters who slogged to work under wrinkled umbrellas.

The storm — rapidly nicknamed a "chiclone" and "windpocalypse" — swept an area that prolonged from the Dakotas to the eastern Great Lakes. Severe thunderstorm warnings blanket much of the Midwest and tornado watches were issue from Arkansas to Ohio. Flights were belated at O'Hare International Airport, a major hub for American and United airlines.

continuous winds of 35 to 40 mph and gusts up to 60 mph were anticipated during the afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

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