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Thunderstorms and Flooding Along the Gulf Coast; Winter Returns in the Central Rockies

A stalled front along the west-central Gulf Coast will contribute to a few severe thunderstorms and heavy rain with flooding over the next couple of days. Meanwhile, a vigorous system will produce heavy snow across the central Rockies into the High Plains the next few days. Finally, critical fire weather conditions are expected across the Four Corners region through Thursday. Read More >

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Visible Satellite Imagery

 
The above image shows three discrete anvil shields associated with supercell thunderstorms. The northern-most storm was the one that spawned the Newcastle-Moore EF-5 tornado. The second likely produced the tornadoes near Marlow and Bray.
 
The satellite loop above shows how rapidly supercells formed during the afternoon of May 20th.
 
Satellite Loop from the NOAA Visualizations YouTube Channel