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Violent Storms to Strike Alabama to Pennsylvania

Damaging winds, hail and even tornadoes are expected to hit the region

The same storm system that brought the first severe weather outbreak of the season to the Deep South and Mississippi Valley on Tuesday will bring more nasty storms today into tonight.

Violent storms are expected to rumble toward the Eastern Seaboard today as a cold front races eastward. Many of these storms will be capable of producing damaging winds and hail. There could even be a few tornadoes.

A squall line of severe thunderstorms toppled trees and power lines from Texas to Indiana on Tuesday. A few tornadoes were even reported and several people were injured.

This squall line will continue to progress eastward through Wednesday, reaching the East Coast later in the evening. Winds can gust up to 70 mph in the strongest storms.

Although the day will start out springlike across the Southeast, conditions will deteriorate rapidly as storms move in from the west. In the wake of the storms, much chillier air will pour south and eastward.

While the severe threat is not expected to be as widespread as Tuesday, it still has the potential to cause problems. In addition to the high winds, torrential downpours can cause localized flooding.

Airline flights will no doubt be delayed in many places, including major hubs such as Atlanta, Charlotte and Washington, D.C.

Damaging winds could stretch as far north as the Mason-Dixon Line. The severe threat should wane by late evening as most of the storms move into the Atlantic.

While a severe weather outbreak of this scope isn't unprecedented this early in the year, it certainly isn't the norm. Looking forward, a return to chilly, wintry conditions is anticipated to close the week.

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Nobody cares. the ultra wealthy real estate market is booming.
The world is falling to pieces
The country is falling to pieces
The human condition is falling to pieces (well at least 98% of it)
The planet is falling to pieces
And the lobbyists are still in control
Do they understand that while they allow everyone else to suffer,
Do they understand that while they allow everything else to degrade beyond the point of no return,
Do they realize that while they are immune from most events, the planet will catch up with them as it is the great equalizer.
But do they care, no.
But do they care about their children, obviously not.
Do we as a people realize the totality of what is and has been unfolding?
Do we even have a glimpse of the depth and pervasiveness of who and what is occurring?
Obviously this can be seen via the way we deal with issues, ignore disaster, do not realize the pieces of trauma being put together. The ultra rich real estate market is booming. Gee.

January 30 2013 at 5:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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