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Maine town buried under a foot of snow as nor’easter batters east coast

Two people were killed in Pennsylvania when the storm caused trees to fall on their cars

Graig Graziosi
Thursday 04 April 2024 21:58
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US: Storms Bring Large Hail To Parts Of Texas

At least four people were killed after tornadoes and severe storms tore through several states this week.

Widespread thunderstorms rolled across the central and eastern US on Tuesday bringing tennis ball-sized hail, pounding rain and dangerous winds to at least 75 million people.

After lashing parts of Texas, Illinois and Oklahoma, the weather system moved from the northern parts of Indiana and Ohio and western Pennsylvania on its track east, with tornadoes touching down in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee.

On Wednesday, two people were killed in Pennsylvania when the storm caused trees to fall on their cars, WPVI reported.

Meanwhile, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed that at least one victim was killed in the state – as the weather caused a car accident.

After two days of heavy rain, thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes, the east-ward moving storm system has now hit the US east coast, with severe weather hammering Florida up through New England and the northern border states.

As of Thursday morning, 137,000 homes in Maine were without power after a powerful Nor’easter hammered the state.

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Rachel Sharp1 April 2024 15:19
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50 million Americans under storm threats

More than 50 million Americans are currently facing the threat of severe storms on Easter Monday, with risks of tornadoes, flooding and snowstorms sweeping central and eastern US.

Thunderstorms are forecast to develop across the Fort Worth area of Texas on Monday afternoon through Monday night – some of which may be severe, according to the National Weather Service.

“Initial storms in western North Texas late this afternoon could be capable of very large hail and have slightly increased potential for tornadoes. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats,” the agency said.

The storms are expected to shift east on Tuesday, heading for the likes of Memphis, Tennessee, Washington DC and Baltimore.

Rachel Sharp1 April 2024 15:21
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Fort Worth faces risks of thunderstorms on Monday

Rachel Sharp1 April 2024 15:30
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Scattered, severe storms expected across Fort Worth, Texas

Graig Graziosi1 April 2024 15:45
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Storms with 40mph winds expected in Indiana

South and Central Indiana may experience severe storms on Monday afternoon and evening.

The inclement weather is part of a broader system sweeping across the eastern portion of the country.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has predicted that lightning, large hail, and potentially damaging wind gusts are possible during the weather event. Isolated tornadoes, heavy rain, and subsequent flooding are also expected across substantial swaths of the state.

The NWS predicts that the storms are likely to start this afternoon in Indiana, with 40mph (63kmh) winds blowing in from the west.

Graig Graziosi1 April 2024 16:29
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Strong storms, up to an inch of rain expected in Arkansas-Red Basin River area as storms roll across the eastern US

Graig Graziosi1 April 2024 17:03
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WATCH: Storms to roll through Central US over next two days

Storms to roll through Central US over next two days
Graig Graziosi1 April 2024 17:33
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Tornadoes, Tennis ball-sized hail possible in Oklahoma

Severe weather covering the eastern US may bring strong tornadoes and tennis ball-sized hail to Oklahoma, according to local forecasts.

By Monday afternoon, KOCO 5 meteorologists determined there was an increased threat of tornado formation largely in east and northeastern portions of the state.

KOCO 5 Meteorologist Jonathan Conder said he believed the storms would hit in full around 6pm, and noted that he would not want his family driving around in storms of that severity.

Graig Graziosi1 April 2024 18:11
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Heavy, wet snow forecast for most of New Hampshire on Wednesday

A storm system blowing across the eastern portion of the US will likely blanket New Hampshire with wet, heavy snow later this week, according to local meteorologists.

While the state will likely see clear weather today, clouds are expected to thicken on Tuesday before dumping snow on Wednesday and early Thursday. The remainder of Thursday is expected to bring a mix of rain and snow to the southern portions of the state.

WMUR metorologists said it was too early to predict how much snow might fall, but they did warn that gusty winds were likely and power outages would be possible as a result.

Graig Graziosi1 April 2024 18:52
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Heavy rain, thunderstorms and possible flooding and hail in Central Ohio

A storm system moving across the eastern portion of the US may bring rain, flooding, hail and thunderstorms to Central Ohio this week.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to begin in the region today and into Tuesday morning. There will be a short dry period before more storms roll in later on Tuesday evening.

Flooding, lightining, and gusty winds with hail may begin to affect the region as early as Monday, according to NBC4 meteorologists. There will also be a low, but not zero, chance of tornadoes.

Graig Graziosi1 April 2024 19:46

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