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March 24-25: Severe Thunderstorms Spawn 6 Tornadoes in 3 States
Published: March 25, 2017
Severe thunderstorms brought six tornadoes to parts of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas March 24-25, 2017 as a robust upper-level low pushed from the central Rockies into the Midwest.
(MORE: Tornado Central)
On Thursday, March 23, a wind gust of 81 mph was recorded at the Ulysses Airport in western Kansas and a gust of 70 mph was reported at the Grand Island Airport in Nebraska. Hail up to 2 inches in diameter was observed as far north as Westgate, Iowa while golf-ball size hail was observed in Midland, Texas.
Friday into Friday night, strong winds were reported from eastern Texas into northern Louisiana and into Arkansas.
An EF2 tornado was confirmed near Cato, Arkansas Friday night. Six people were injured and four mobile homes were destroyed.
(MORE: Tornado Injures Six)
There was also a report of a tornado near Baytown, Texas with a mobile home moved.
In Ringgold, Louisiana, several homes were damaged and a church was destroyed and near Marshall, Texas a semi truck was overturned on Interstate 20. An EF2 was also confirmed near Marshall, Texas with winds of up to 115 mph.
At least 5 tornadoes have been confirmed in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
More Storms Ahead
Another round of severe storms is likely on Sunday and Monday in parts of the Plains and South. For more on that story, see the link below.
MORE: Tornadoes in the Midwest, March 6, 2017
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