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Cold Front Dropping South Across the Western U.S.; Watching Threat for Tornadoes and Flooding in the South

A cold front will push south across the Western U.S. into Tuesday with mountain snow and areas of gusty to high winds. An area of low pressure will form along this front on Tuesday and bring a potential for severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and excessive rainfall in the lower to mid Mississippi River Valley. To the north, heavy snow is possible in parts of the upper Midwest. Read More >


During the evening hours of March 28, 2020, an EF-1 tornado touched down in rural Ogle County near the town of Oregon and lifted near Stillman Valley. The tornado was on the ground for roughly 7 miles with a maximum width of ~1/4 of a mile, damaging mainly trees, power lines, outbuildings, and barns. A tornado warning was issued ~20 minutes before the tornado touched down. 

The storm system that produced the tornado in Ogle County also produced tornadoes across Iowa and west-central Illinois.  Check out the following pages from neighboring NWS offices:

NWS Lincoln

NWS Davenport

NWS Des Moines



Apparent picture of the tornado seen from the Byron area

(taken by Jennifer Rocen Beltran, shared by Candice King (WTVO) on Twitter)

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