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May 21, 2013; 6:52 AM ET Pleasant this weekend
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
Dangerous storms have formed between Amarillo and Lubbock on Highway 27.
Despite record-breaking flooding in parts of the Midwest this year, budget cuts threaten to shut down hundreds of stream gauges across the United States.
Cold temperatures in the Midwest and Northeast will sneak as far southward as northern Georgia to start the week.