2nd Major Storm In A Week Dumps 2ft Of Snow, Fans Fire, Spawns 2 Dozen Tornados Killing 5

Written by on November 30, 2016 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments

A second major storm within a week has pushed into the Mississippi Valley bringing a variety of extremes over the last 36 hours. On the warm side fire fanning wind gusts over 60 mph, drought relieving flooding rainfall, record warmth and some 2 dozen tornadoes were spawned across the South, said to have killed 5.

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WILDFIRE

The Alamo Steakhouse is damaged from the wildfires around Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

The Alamo Steakhouse is damaged from the wildfires around Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

DROUGHT RELIEVING RAINFALL

Many cities saw a record dry streak end this week.

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TORNADOS

This Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 photo shows storm damage in the Arley area of Winston County, Ala. A suspected tornado killed multiple people in Alabama as a line of severe storms moved across the South overnight, authorities said. (Bill Castle/abc3340.com via AP)

This Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 photo shows storm damage in the Arley area of Winston County, Ala. A suspected tornado killed multiple people in Alabama as a line of severe storms moved across the South overnight, authorities said. (Bill Castle/abc3340.com via AP)

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A streak that’s sad to see end!

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That potent line of intense and embedded supercell thunderstorms continue to roll ESE today!

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SNOW & COLD

On the cold side, 2ft of snow fell in the Dakotas but the combination of wind and heavy snow also generated drifts of up to 8ft.

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Via @TiaStreeter

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This storm was Bismarck, ND’s heaviest snow in 23 years!

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Credit: Debbie Borsch

Credit: Debbie Borsch

Big thermal gradient this afternoon between Colorado and Georgia this afternoon.

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

The current system clears out into the Atlantic this weekend only to be followed by another storm only this time, after dumping heavy snow in the Rockies and Northern Plains, true arctic air is behind the cold front.

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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First widespread sub zeros next week…

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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