US Storms unleash tornadoes in U.S. east, record snow in Midwest

07:40  16 april  2018
07:40  16 april  2018 Source:   Reuters

Storms unleash tornadoes in East, record snow in Midwest

  Storms unleash tornadoes in East, record snow in Midwest Deadly slow-moving storms generated record or near-record snowfall and low temperatures in the U.S. Midwest and tornadoes further east on Sunday, leaving airline travelers stranded and thousands without power.In Michigan, where snowfall was expected to reach 18 inches in some areas, about 310,000 homes and businesses were without power because of an ice storm, most of them in the southeast of the state.Large areas of Detroit were without power and customers were not expected to have it back on Sunday night, utility DTE Energy said. It was working to have 90 percent of outages restored by Tuesday, DTE spokeswoman Carly Getz said in a statement.Tornado Sighted From Across Parking Lot in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Sunday(SEE ALSO: Fire breaks out after at Coachella music festival)The weight of ice on power lines, coupled with high winds, caused more than 1,000 power lines to fall in Detroit and Wayne County, DTE said.The worst of the snow was focused on the upper Great Lakes, with Green Bay, Wisconsin, seeing its second largest snowstorm ever after 23.2 inches fell as of Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.For the twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, the April monthly record for snowfall of 21.8 inches (55 cm) was surpassed on Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A trail of damage was left at an Army post, schools and businesses were closed for a second day, and a damaged women' s prison was running partly on backup power Wednesday after two days of storms unleashed tornadoes and flooding in the South and dumped

(AP) — A trail of damage was left at an Army post, schools and businesses were closed for a second day, and a damaged women' s prison was running partly on backup power Wednesday after two days of storms unleashed tornadoes and flooding in the South and dumped heavy snow in the Midwest .

This photo provided by Nebraska State Patrol show stranded motorists on Interstate 80 near Sidney, Neb., Friday, April 13, 2018.  A potent spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Midwest.  ( Nebraska State Patrol via AP) © Nebraska State Patrol via AP This photo provided by Nebraska State Patrol show stranded motorists on Interstate 80 near Sidney, Neb., Friday, April 13, 2018. A potent spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Midwest. ( Nebraska State Patrol via AP)

ATLANTA, April 15 (Reuters) - Deadly slow-moving storms generated record or near-record snowfall and low temperatures in the U.S. Midwest and tornadoes further east on Sunday, leaving airline travelers stranded and thousands without power.

In Michigan, where snowfall was expected to reach 18 inches (46 cm) in some areas, about 310,000 homes and businesses were without power because of an ice storm, most of them in the southeast of the state.

Florida lightning strike kills 1, injures 4

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Severe storms unleashed powerful winds, large hail and heavy downpours on Wednesday in the U . S . Southeast and parts of the Midwest , where several damaging tornadoes reportedly touched down and two people were injured, forecasters said.

There is an enhanced risk for damaging straight-line winds and possibly a few tornadoes from east of Dallas, Texas, to Jackson, Mississippi, through. Midwest , Northeast brace for more snow as major storm heads for West Coast.

Large areas of Detroit were without power and customers were not expected to have it back on Sunday night, utility DTE Energy said. It was working to have 90 percent of outages restored by Tuesday, DTE spokeswoman Carly Getz said in a statement.

The weight of ice on power lines, coupled with high winds, caused more than 1,000 power lines to fall in Detroit and Wayne County, DTE said.

The worst of the snow was focused on the upper Great Lakes, with Green Bay, Wisconsin, seeing its second largest snowstorm ever after 23.2 inches (60 cm) fell as of Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

Wild storm charging across nation to unleash all modes of extreme weather through the weekend

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A damaged women’ s prison was running partly on backup power, schools and a major highway were closed for a second day, and an apartment building was evacuated on Wednesday, a day after storms unleashed tornadoes and flooding in the South and dumped heavy snow in the Midwest .

Storms hit the U . S . South, Southwest and Midwest over the Christmas holiday weekend, unleashing floods and tornadoes that killed at least 43 people, flattened buildings and snarled transportation for millions during a busy travel time.

For the twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, the April monthly record for snowfall of 21.8 inches (55 cm) was surpassed on Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

Toledo moves spring game to Friday night to avoid inclement weather

  Toledo moves spring game to Friday night to avoid inclement weather This is supposed to be one of several big weekends for spring football games around the country but inclement weather forecast in the Midwest has led to other ideas at many schools in the region. While they are not following schools like Wisconsin, Michigan or West Virginia in completely cancelling their game, Toledo is moving their annual ‘Blue and Gold Spring Football scrimmage’ up to Friday night in order to avoid potential storms on Saturday. Kickoff at the Glass Bowl is now set for 7 p.m.

U . S . Midwest Flooding Tornado Kentucky Severe Weather. Storms in the Midwest have claimed the lives of at Heavy rains and snow melt have caused flooding in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and other Midwest states. Related Stories. Winter Storm Noah to Hit East Coast This Weekend.

Rounds of severe storms brought tornadoes to the Midwest and Northeast, while Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Linfa formed east of the Philippines and is expected to take aim at the country into next week. 4. Winterlike storm to unleash travel-disrupting snow in northwestern US for days. 5.

Two tornadoes tore up trees and ripped apart homes in Greensboro and Reidsville, North Carolina, killing a motorist who was hit by a tree, according to Greensboro's city manager, local media reported.

The storms stretched from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest and were moving into the Northeast and New England.

Record low temperatures for the date were expected in Oklahoma City on Monday at 30 degrees F (-1 C), and in Kansas City, Missouri, at 25 F (-4 C), Hurley said.

On Friday, the weather system produced 17 reports of tornadoes in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Texas, with four people injured and 160 buildings damaged in a possible tornado in northwest Arkansas, local media reported.

The weather was blamed for two traffic deaths in western Nebraska and Wisconsin, according to National Public Radio.

The storms also killed a one-year-old girl when a tree fell on a recreational vehicle where she was sleeping, the sheriff's office in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, said.

By Sunday night, 1,804 flights had been canceled into or out of U.S. airports, the website flightaware.com reported, including 148 flights in or out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.

(Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; Additional reporting by Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Andrew Hay in Taos, N.M.; Editing by Adrian Croft and Peter Cooney)

Duke's Wendell Carter leaving school for NBA after 1 season .
Duke forward Wendell Carter Jr. is leaving for the NBA Draft after one season in college. Carter announced his decision Monday through the school, and team spokesman Mike DeGeorge says Carter plans to hire an agent.Carter averaged 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and a team-best 2.05 blocks as part of a one-two punch in the low post with fellow freshman Marvin Bagley III.Carter becomes the fourth member of Duke's freshman class to turn pro this offseason, joining Gary Trent Jr., Trevon Duval and Bagley. He becomes the 16th one-and-done in program history.

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