Texas and Oklahoma residents told to seek shelter after tornado damages homes

Powerful tornadoes and thunderstorms ripped through Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arkansas on Memorial Day weekend, causing 18 people dead and causing widespread damage

The weather system will produce severe thunderstorms across the Mid-Atlantic with the highest chance of intense rain in parts of Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

“Additionally, heavy rain may lead to scattered instances of flash flooding with this initial burst of thunderstorms,” the weather service added. “By the afternoon hours another round of showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along a cold front and impact similar regions, with the severe threat shifting further east across the Ohio Valley overnight.”

The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings in Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arkansas over the Memorial Day weekend. The NWS office in Fort Worth said one of the storms was expected to contain “golf ball sized hail!”

The National Weather Service says that large parts of the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys are at an increased risk of severe weather on Sunday.

Kentucky’s Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency on Monday. Multiple reports of wind damage and tornados have been received, Beshear wrote.

Hundreds of thousands of people were in the dark early Monday, according to the website poweroutage.us. The greatest risk from storms will be to the east.

Powerful tornadoes and thunderstorms ripped through parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas late Saturday evening and Sunday morning, leaving at least 18 people dead and causing widespread damage.

High-Centrifugal Tornado Damage Homes As Texas and Oklahoma Residents Tell to Seek Shelter, Associated Weather Service Reports on May 25

The weather service reported Saturday that the temperature in Texas cities was 99 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degree Celsius) and 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degree Celsius) for the May 25 date.

Red Flag fire warnings were also in place in West Texas, all of New Mexico and parts of Oklahoma, Arizona and Colorado. Humidity was very low, under 10%, and wind gusts of up to 60 mph (97 kph) were recorded.

“We’ve got very dry air, warm temperatures and strong winds creating a high fire danger over a wide area … that can lead to rapidly spreading or uncontrollable fires,” Taylor said.

April saw the United States’ second-highest number of tornadoes on record. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman states that the country is 25% ahead of the average number of twisters.

A storm system causing severe weather is expected to move east and there is a chance that the Indianapolis 500 auto race will be delayed.

Excessive heat, especially for May, was the danger in South Texas, where the heat index was forecast to approach 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 degrees Celsius) in some spots during the weekend. The temperature will be lower but it will feel hotter because of the humidity.

Source: Tornado damages homes as Texas and Oklahoma residents told to seek shelter

A Storm Overturned Tractor Trucks in Northern Denton County, Tulsa, On July 22, 2014 (WASHINGTON)

There is only a small chance most of the matches are duds and we only see a few storms today. Still, that’s not a match I would want to play with. It said via Facebook that it only took one storm to make a difference.

The Norman office said the conditions were like a brush pile of gasoline. Large hail, dangerous winds, and tornadoes are what could occur if a storm forms.

At 10:24 p.m., the weather service office in Fort Worth posted a message warning residents in Era and Valley View they were in the direct path of a possible tornado and to immediately seek shelter. The Forth Worth office continued to post notices and shelter warnings, as well as issuing a severe thunderstorm warning withgolf ball sized hail.

The Claremore, Oklahoma, police announced on social media that the city about 28 miles (45 kilometers) east of Tulsa was “shut down” as a result of storm damage including downed power lines and trees and inaccessible roads.

The fire department in the city of Denton posted on X that emergency personnel were responding to the marina for multiple victims, some reported trapped.

The storm caused damage to homes and caused trees to fall on power lines in the area, but it is not known the number of injuries in the county.

A tornado warning was issued for northern Denton County due to the tornado being confirmed near Valley View and moving east at 40 mph (64 kph).

A tornado crossed into northern Denton County in Texas late Saturday and overturned tractor-trailer trucks, stopping traffic on Interstate 35, Denton County Community Relations Director Dawn Cobb said in a statement.

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