Blizzard & Tornadoes

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The wild weather associated with a poweful storm tracking through the middle of the country Thursday evening is the result of a clash of seasons. The cold of winter made an early arrival on the west side of the storm, producing blizzard conditions in the Rockies. The remnants of summer’s warm and humid air along the gulf coast helped to trigger severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in Lousiana and Arkansas.

The National Weather Service in Denver, CO reported up to 42″ of snow in the mountains west of Denver, while the Severe Storms Prediction Center reported 6 possible tornadoes in northern Lousiana and southern Arkansas.

This storm will track slowly east bringing a chance for showers to the mid Atlantic region this weekend. Maryland should remain on the warm side of the storm system through Sunday, with cooler air moving back into the area next week.

Possible Tornadoes:
HAUGHTON , LA
NUMEROUS HOMES DAMAGED FROM A TORNADO SPOTTED BY A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT. TREES WERE DOWNED ALONG I-20 BLOCKING ALL EASTBOUND LANES.

EAST CAMDEN, AR
A TORNADO WAS REPORTED AT EAST CAMDEN AT 342 PM. TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN…WITH HIGHWAY 278/274 REPORTED TO BE IMPASSABLE.

SHREVEPORT, LA
STEEPLE ON CHURCH IN DOWNTOWN SHREVEPORT TORN OFF AND ONTO A CAR

SHREVEPORT, LA
SIGNS TORN UP AND AUTO DEALER ON FIRE OFF I-220

BOSSIER CITY, LA
POWERLINES DOWN AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEMPLE ROAD AND OLD BROWNLEE ROAD. OVERTURNED TRAILER NEAR OLD BROWNLEE ROAD

MAGNOLIA, AR
TREES DOWNED IN SE PART OF CITY NEAR COUNTY ROAD 11

Tom Tasselmyer

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