- Severe weather including winter storms moves across central and southern US.
- The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for 6 inches of snow in South Dakota
- Likewise, forecasters reported on the risk of forest fires in the southeast of the country
Severe weather moves across central US into the Upper Midwest in South Dakota and Minnesota carrying golf ball-sized hail, lightning, and dangerous wind gusts. Severe weather is expected to move into the southern part of the country, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, with the greatest threat being that of damaging winds and some tornadoes.
The National Weather Service in Rapid City in South Dakota issued a winter storm warning for 6 inches (15 centimeters) or more of snow on Tuesday at the highest elevations in Black Hills.
Winter Storm Warning in South Dakota
A winter storm warning had not been issued in western South Dakota since the 1970s, The Associated Press reported. Any accumulation of snow shouldn’t last long, as temperatures in the region will return to the mid-60s by Thursday.
The weather service said it expects snow over the Black Hills to ease Tuesday night. While there may be more snow near the hills, Rapid City is expected to get anywhere from a layer of dust to 2 inches (5 centimeters) of snow.
Winter storm warning to affect the north, central and southern Black Hills
The winter storm warning is expected to affect the north, center and south from the Black Hills, including Keystone, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave National Park. The storm warning comes after a weekend of temperatures above 70 degrees.
Before winter weather, hot, dry and windy summer conditions will hit from California to the Great Lakes that could pose a wildfire hazard in the southeast of the country.
Windy and dry conditions will continue Tuesday from Arizona to West Texas
In addition to the dry and windy conditions, dozens of record highs were broken yesterday from the southern Rocky Mountains to the Great Lakes yesterday, it reported. ABC News.
These records include, Sioux Falls, South Dakota hit 90 degrees, which was the city’s first 90-degree day ever recorded, Minneapolis hit a record 85 degrees, the warmest temperature so early in the season since 1991, and even El Paso, Texas hit a record 92 degrees on Monday.
Tornadoes and storms wreak havoc
Meanwhile, tornadoes and thunderstorms in the southern US last week killed at least six people. The region, which has been hit by extreme weather since mid-March, is once again suffering from the destruction of seriously damaged homes and trees and businesses.
The six people who have died across the South include five in Calhoun County, Alabama, and one in Coweta County, Georgia, since Thursday, when a second wave of extreme weather hit the region, authorities said. Three of the dead were relatives of Calhoun County Kalvin Bowers, who told NBC News: “I lost a brother-in-law. I lost a sister. I lost a niece. I have a brother in the hospital. And I have a niece in the hospital ”.
“Things will never be the same again”
Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade said the tornado crossed the county on a diagonal, hitting mostly rural areas, perhaps keeping the death toll from being higher. “Five people lost their lives and for those families things will never be the same again,” Wade said at a late-night news conference.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp toured storm-damaged communities Saturday. “It is very different from anything I have seen,” he told the media. “Total destruction in many places.” At least 24 tornadoes have made landfall in Georgia and Alabama since Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
The South and Middle Atlantic continue to be under threat from severe weather
The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Birmingham, Alabama, reported Saturday that it had recorded at least six tornadoes since Thursday that reached the force of EF2, meaning sustained winds of at least 111 mph. .
The NWS office in Atlanta said Friday that at least one tornado showed evidence of 170 mph winds. Around 30 million people in the South and Middle Atlantic continued to be threatened by severe weather, so authorities called for precautions.
Thunderstorms through Sunday morning
The National Weather Service on Saturday warned a “higher risk” of more thunderstorms and a “moderate risk” of excessive rainfall over parts of the lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valley through Sunday morning.
The overall threat to tornadoes will diminish in Birmingham, Alabama, as the line of thunderstorms approaches the I-20/59 corridor this morning. The line of thunderstorms will continue southeast through Central Alabama until 4 p.m. today. Thunderstorms will also be possible in the Mid-Atlantic through Monday morning, experts said.
“The main dangers associated with severe thunderstorms are frequent lightning, severe wind gusts, hail, and tornadoes,” the NWS said in a forecasting discussion. Pelham authorities released a video showing three huge trees blocking roads and power poles leaning threateningly over debris-strewn streets.
There were warmer periods of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday. Some strong storms occurred in the afternoon. It did not rain all day and there were a few dry hours that served to sneak in a walk or run. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and participate for a $ 100 gift card each month. Receive your favorite news in your email inbox from today.
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