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A potent upper-level system ejecting out of the Rockies led to a severe weather outbreak in the Plains Saturday into the early hours of Sunday morning. There were 28 reports of tornadoes across nine states during this time, including Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Iowa and Louisiana.
Severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts, large hail and a few tornadoes will flared up once again in the central states on Sunday, affecting a swath that spanned from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Illinois to portions of Missouri, Arkansas, southeastern Oklahoma and east Texas.
(FORECAST: Severe Weather)
Below are the most notable storm reports so far from Saturday afternoon through Sunday.
- Johnson County, Texas, EMA reported multiple swift water rescues Sunday morning from homes and vehicles in the Alvarado and Lillian areas. This is just south of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.
- A tornado was reported near Ogden, Iowa at 4:01 a.m. CDT.
- Several mobile homes were damaged near Independence, Louisiana at 3:46 a.m. CDT. This was due to a possible tornado.
- 80 train cars were knocked over near Osceola, Iowa at 2:10 a.m. CDT.
- A tornado struck Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, around 11:30 p.m. CDT Saturday. There are reports of structural damage and power outages in the area. The storm also damaged homes near Inola, Oklahoma, and that damage may also have been from a tornado.
- The same circulation that affected Broken Arrow later produced a reported tornado near Fairland in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, damaging homes. There are early reports of damage from the same storm just to the east in Newton County, Missouri.
- Earlier, a large tornado was reported in southwest Oklahoma around 6 p.m. CDT on Saturday. It tracked from south of Elmer to near Tipton to north of Manitou; it briefly crossed a bend in the Red River into extreme northern Texas along its path. Sporadic damage was reported along its path, though the twister did not hit any towns directly.
- Police in Lyon County, Kansas, report storm damage across the county, including a stopped train that was blown over. Homes and barns were also damaged by the suspected tornado. The National Weather Service in Topeka plans to survey the damage Sunday.
- Elsewhere in Oklahoma, tornadoes were reported 9 miles south of Anadarko; near Meers; and near Elk City along Interstate 80.
- A multi-vortex tornado was reported 3 miles west-southwest of Murdock in west-central Minnesota at 5:51 p.m. CDT. Another brief tornado was reported northwest of Murdock Saturday afternoon.
- A brief tornado touchdown was reported near Rosen, Minnesota, around 4:25 p.m. CDT. Ten minutes later, a tornado hit a farmstead north of Montevideo in Chippewa County, taking part of the roof off a building. Both locations are in west-central Minnesota.
- A tornado was reported in the Texas Panhandle just after 2:30 p.m. CDT. Reports say it crossed U.S. Highway 287 near Lelia Lake, according to storm chasers in the area. Earlier, the day’s first tornado report came in about 10 miles north of Silverton, Texas, at 1:12 p.m. CDT.
- Law enforcement reported a tornado near Highway 14/16/20 in eastern Park County of northwest Wyoming around 1:30 p.m. MDT.
- Baseball-size hail was reported just south of Goodlett, Texas, at 4:47 p.m. CDT. The same cell dropped baseball-size hail in Quanah, Texas, a few minutes later. Baseball-size hail also fell in Castle, Oklahoma, around 10 p.m. CDT.
Below are the latest updates from The Weather Channel, the National Weather Service and social media. Updates refresh automatically. Time stamps are in Eastern Daylight Time; subtract one hour for Central Daylight Time and two hours for Mountain Daylight Time.