Live: Tornadoes Threaten Minnesota to OklahomaThe severe weather outbreak is forecast to continue Thursday and Friday
Thunderstorms wasted no time firing up over the Plains Wednesday with a major severe weather outbreak.
The storms are producing not only large hail, damaging wind gusts and frequent lightning strikes, but also a number of tornadoes. The pattern favors large tornadoes that could be on the ground for an extended period of time.
The severe weather outbreak is forecast to continue Thursday and Friday, while shifting slowly to the east.
A separate severe thunderstorm area is affecting part of the Northeast during Wednesday ahead of a zone of building heat. A funnel cloud was reported northeast of Sherburne, N.Y. and a possible tornado impacted Schenectady, N.Y.
Plains Severe Storm, Tornado Risk Wednesday
Severe Storms From New York and Pennsylvania to New England
Current Severe Weather Watches and Warnings
9:55 p.m. CDT Wednesday: There have been numerous reports of flash flooding in the Rapid City, S.D., area. Three to five inches of rain has fallen in the span of a few hours, with more rain still falling. Water up to three feet deep has been reported against Meadowbrook School.
9:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Thunderstorms across southern New England have been weakening over the past hour, but gusty winds and heavy rainfall are still possible south of Boston down to Cape Cod and back through southern Connecticut and Rhode Island.
9:15 p.m. CDT Wednesday: There have been numerous reports of wind gusts over 50 mph with one cluster of thunderstorms in northern Kansas and another cluster in the southeastern portion of the state. Trees were reported down in the towns of Eureka and Independence.
8:24 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A wind gust of 60 mph was reported 1 mile north of Logan, Kan.
7:38 p.m. CDT Wednesday: The National Weather service reported a possible tornado moving toward Manchester, Iowa.
7:12 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Baseball-sized hail fell 8 miles northwest of Vinson, Okla.
7:00 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A possible tornado is developing southwest of Larkin, Kan., and is moving northeast.
6:57 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A flash flood caused a mudslide in Herkimer, NY. Route 28 is closed between Herkimer and Middleville.
6:26 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Rainfall measuring 3.43 inches in Calmar, Iowa, has flooded homes. Several county roads and state Highway 24 are also flooded.
6:08 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A tornado touched down 3 miles southwest of Bartlett, Neb.
6:00 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A tornado was reported 3 miles northeast of Rising City, Neb.
5:55 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Conditions are right for the possible development of a tornado near Schenectady, N.Y. Residents near the area should take cover now.
5:23 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A wind gust of 65 mph was reported 2 miles west of Cyril, Okla.
5:08 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Winds gusting to 70 mph sent a 24x30 barn airborne 3 miles northwest of Walters, Okla.
5:00 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A tornado is reported to be on the ground 2 miles northwest of Benedict, Neb. Seek shelter now.
4:57 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A line of severe weather is tracking through Nebraska producing large hail and tornadoes. Stay alert for rapidly changing weather conditions.
4:46 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A tornado is confirmed 1/2 mile west of Comstock, Neb. People should seek shelter now.
4:40 p.m. CDT Wednesday: One mile north, northeast of Sherburne, N.Y. a funnel cloud was reported.
4:33 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A tornado is on the ground and approaching Stockham, Neb. Seek shelter.
4:27 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A tornado is 4 miles north of Clay Center, Neb., near Highway 6 and Road P. The tornado is reported to be rain wrapped.
4:21 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Two miles north of Clay Center, Neb., a tornado is reported to be on the ground. Take cover now in the area.
4:20 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A rope tornado made a brief touchdown then lifted 7 miles west of York, Neb.
4:00 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Multiple trees and wires are down in Syracuse, N.Y. A tree is on a car in the Assumption Cemetery and trees and wires are down near the Webster School.
3:45 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A tornado was reported 6 miles north of Sutton, Neb.
2:30 p.m CDT Wednesday: Thunderstorm winds gusted to 65 mph near Greensburg, Kan.
2:01 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Three miles south of Greene, Iowa, a tractor trailer and a small car were blown off a highway. Large trees are down on houses and power lines are down in the city. The entire city is without power.
1:40 p.m. CDT Wednesday: A funnel cloud was reported 5 miles north of Bird City, Kan.
1:22 p.m. CDT Wednesday: Thunderstorm winds gusted to 60 mph and brought down 4- to 5-inch-thick tree limbs in Borger, Texas.
11:41 a.m. CDT Wednesday: Golf ball-sized hail fell near Ogden, Iowa.
11:15 a.m. CDT Wednesday: Thunderstorm winds gusted to 62 mph in Willmar, Minn.
11:00 a.m. CDT Wednesday: Quarter-sized hail fell 7 miles south of Ravenna, Neb.
9:51 a.m. CDT Wednesday: Hail 1.00 inch in diameter fell near Franklin, Neb.
9:21 a.m. CDT Wednesday: Golf ball-sized hail fell on Plymouth, Neb.
8:00 a.m. CDT Wednesday: More than 6.40 inches of rain fell near Nemaha, Kan., since Tuesday afternoon.
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