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Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threats From the Lower Mississippi Valley Into the Mid-Atlantic; Elevated to Critical Fire Concerns Out West

Heavy rainfall will continue through midweek from the lower Mississippi Valley to the Mid-Atlantic. Elevated to critical fire weather threat continues across the Central Great Basin and the Central Rockies; and there is an elevated fire risk from southwestern Oregon to northern California. Record river flooding will continue in portions of the Midwest and the Carolinas. Read More >

Overview

A squall line developed in a strongly sheared environment in western Kansas Christmas Day. Damaging winds and several weak tornadoes occurred as the squall line moved rapidly eastward. Each tornado moved at least 60 mph and lasted only a few minutes.
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