Powerful storm system threatens more than 90 million people in the United States

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Powerful storm system threatens more than 90 million people in the United States
  • Storm system threatens more than 90 million people in the United States.
  • There are warnings of tornadoes, hail and winds that will put the west and northeast at risk.
  • The danger level has been placed at number 3 out of 5.

A new threat is yet to come, a severe weather including hail, tornadoes and winds, will keep more than 90 million people at risk in the western and northeastern United States, according to information from the news portal CNN.

The Storm Prediction Center in reference to the Midwest has been very clear in its forecasts and has said: “Although the large hail will be possible with (thunderstorms), the damage caused by the wind should be the most prevalent severe threat”.

DANGER LEVEL: 3

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However, the greatest concern for the northeast are the strong winds, which is why they have issued an alert to all citizens to take shelter and avoid any tragedy, since they will be irrepressible for a moment.

The danger is imminent and its scale has been placed at the number 3 out of 5 that is marked, and it is estimated that it may be felt in the following states Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin, for which they are asked to be alert.

Storms in the United States: RISK WILL INCREASE

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Other areas that will be affected at this level, or even to a lesser extent, are the following: “Wisconsin, Madison; Minnesota, Iowa, Rochester and Cedar Rapids. There is also a risk – although less – in cities like Milwaukee, Des Moines, Omaha, Chicago and Minneapolis.

This Wednesday has already started with some rains and thunderstorms, in addition there will be heavy rains in some parts and isolated in others, however, as this humidity gets out of control for the Midwest, the risk of severe weather will increase.

United States Storms: HARMFUL WINDS

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The forecast for this Wednesday afternoon is for thunderstorms in the aforementioned areas, including Minnesota and Iowa, this as they enter that area, so it is requested to be careful with the statements.

The Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service said the following about this natural phenomenon: “The complex (of thunderstorms) will have the potential for widespread damaging winds, but some stronger updrafts could also produce larger hail.”

STRONG STORMS

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The information from the experts on severe weather details that in the late afternoon the rains will continue and it is likely that at night it will enter Lake Michigan, so the authorities will keep an eye on the movement of the storm system.

However, they have warned that there are some areas that could present strong electrical storms, so the population is asked to be attentive to the statements of the National Meteorological Service and local authorities.

DANGEROUS

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Given the information available, the Storm Prediction Center indicated the following for the entire population: “These storms will be tracked eastward through approximately the same corridor as the morning storms, which further justifies the risk area in progress (level 3 of 5) ”.

Thunderstorms are expected to hit the Midwest tonight and unfold to the south, this becomes more dangerous because damaging winds, tornadoes and large hail that can become dangerous are anticipated.

FLOODS

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This natural phenomenon could lead to severe floods and some areas where water falls, could capture up to 3 inches, so the population is warned to be vigilant to avoid any contingency.

For Thursday, the system of heavy rains is expected to move towards the central plains and gradually isolate itself in other areas, but the strongest would be for this Wednesday afternoon and at night, to decrease for Thursday.

DANGER FROM THE PACIFIC

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Tropical Storm Felicia formed Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean, off the Mexican coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicted that the storm will become a hurricane before Friday as it veers west, but poses no threat to land.

On Wednesday morning, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (45 miles) and was centered about 1,045 km (650 miles) south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. It was heading west-northwest at 28 km / h (17 mph).

TRAGEDY IN INDIA

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The rains are beginning to wreak havoc in various parts of the world and a few days ago it was announced that at least 38 people were killed by lightning strikes in two states of India in recent hours, authorities said Monday.

Most of the deaths occurred in the western state of Rajasthan, where 11 people died after being struck by lightning near a watchtower at Amber Fort, a 12th-century construction, according to police.