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Unsettled Weather for Northwest, Central and Eastern U.S. Leading Up To Thanksgiving

A pre-Thanksgiving storm system will develop over the Central U.S. Tuesday then move through the East on Thanksgiving. Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible from the south-central Plains into the lower Mississippi Valley while heavy snow is forecast for the central Rockies. Several fronts will keep the Northwest unsettled through midweek with rain, mountain snow and gusty winds. Read More >


A line of thunderstorms developed the evening of September 19th across the eastern Dakotas and moved into western Minnesota before midnight of September 20th. Severe thunderstorms developed into west central and parts of central Minnesota producing large hail, downbursts and six tornadoes. This line of thunderstorms slowly weakened as it moved into far eastern Minnesota, with general, non-severe thunderstorms as the line progressed into West Central Wisconsin after 3 am CDT.

Tornado, Downburst, and Indeterminate Damage Points
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