UPDATE AT 3:00 a.m. EDT Sunday:
The severe storm threat was winding down across the Plains early on Sunday morning when just a few, thunderstorms were hanging on.
However, thunderstorms will again ramp up in the Plains with a significant tornado threat Sunday afternoon and evening from Des Moines to Oklahoma City.
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12:44 a.m. CDT Sunday: Winds blew out multiple windows in a house near Forest City, Mo.
12:27 a.m. CDT Sunday: Winds 4 miles northeast of Topeka, Kan. brought down tree branches 6 to 7 inches in diameter.
11:45 p.m. CDT Saturday: A wind gust from a thunderstorm in Emmett, KS was estimated at 70 mph.
10:48 p.m. CDT Saturday: An 85 mph wind gust was reported from a thunderstorm 2 miles east of Okreek, S.D.
10:35 p.m. CDT Saturday: A thunderstorm produced pea sized hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph in Miltonvale, Kan. with reports of tree limbs down.
10:01 p.m. CDT Saturday: Thunderstorm wind gust of 70 mph was reported near Lahoma, Okla.
9:58 p.m. CDT Saturday: 4 inches of rain has fallen just south of Dupree, S.D.
9:47 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf ball-sized hail reported in Elgin, Okla.
9:19 p.m. CDT Saturday: A police officer has been injured by debris near Garfield, Okla. with many trees and power lines down.
8:59 p.m. CDT Saturday: A thunderstorm wind gust of 60 mph was reported in Stapleton, Neb., with reports of small branches broken.
8:52 p.m. CDT Saturday: Thunderstorm wind gust of 60 mph was reported in Abbyville, Kan.
8:47 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf ball-sized hail reported in Altus, Okla.
8:35 p.m. CDT Saturday: A 66 mph wind gust was reported 4 miles north of Vernon, Texas.
8:35 p.m. CDT Saturday: Quarter-sized hail has been reported 3 miles east of Imperial, Neb.
8:34 p.m. CDT Saturday: Thunderstorm wind damage knocked a tree down across Trail Rd. in Lincoln, Neb.
8:22 p.m. CDT Saturday: Goree, Texas reports ping pong ball-sized hail.
8:10 p.m. CDT Saturday: A 60 mph thunderstorm wind gust was reported 4 miles west southwest of Weatherford, Okla.
8:00 p.m. CDT Saturday: Thunderstorm wind gust of 60 mph was reported 3 miles west of Medicine Park, Okla.
7:56 p.m. CDT Saturday: A tornado has touched down 4 miles NNE of Sanford, Kan.
7:48 p.m. CDT Saturday: Tornado damage reported 2 miles west of Rozel, Kan. Reports say one house was nearly destroyed. The two residents that were inside are okay.
7:40 p.m. CDT Saturday: A tornado has touched down 1 mile west of Rozel, Kan.
7:40 p.m. CDT Saturday: Quarter-sized hail reported 1 mile west of Protection, Kan., and 8 miles north of Grant, Neb.
7:35 p.m. CDT Saturday: A thunderstorm wind gust of 58 mph was reported in Lexington, Neb.
7:34 p.m. CDT Saturday: Quarter-sized hail reported 10 miles northwest of Russell, Kan.
7:31 p.m. CDT Saturday: A storm chaser reported a large stovepipe tornado 6 miles north of Sanford, Kan.
7:28 p.m. CDT Saturday: A funnel cloud has been reported in Starbuck, Minn.
7:25 p.m. CDT Saturday: A tornado has touched down 2 miles northwest of Sanford, Kan.
7:17 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf ball-sized hail reported 8 miles south southeast of Rushville, Neb.
7:14 p.m. CDT Saturday: Egg-sized hail reported 3 miles east of Blair, Okla.
7:12 p.m. CDT Saturday: Half dollar-sized hail reported in Catherine, Kan.
7:00 p.m. CDT Saturday: Thunderstorm wind gust of 59 mph was reported 7 miles west of Watonga, Okla.
6:59 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf ball-sized hail with 40 mph was reported 6 miles south of St. Gertrude, N.D.
6:50 p.m. CDT Saturday: Tennis ball-sized hail was reported near Imperial, Neb.
6:44 p.m. CDT Saturday: Near Hays, Kan., a large wall cloud was reported by local media.
6:40 p.m. CDT Saturday: A tornado touchdown was reported 10 miles southeast of Ellis, Kan.
6:26 p.m. CDT Saturday: Winds gusting to 60 with 1 inch hail has been reported near Long Island, Kan.
6:15 p.m. CDT Saturday: Winds are gusting to 58 mph near Perryton, Texas.
6:03 p.m. CDT Saturday: A tornado was reported 5 miles south of Ellis, Kan.
5:58 p.m. CDT Saturday: Storm chasers reported a tornado touchdown 10 miles north of Broadwater, Neb.
5:45 p.m. CDT Saturday: A well defined funnel cloud was reported 14 miles northeast of Bridgeport, Neb.
5:34 p.m. CDT Saturday: Storms capable of producing tornadoes are entering west central Kansas and moving northeast at 25 mph. Residents should be alert for rapid weather changes.
5:27 p.m. CDT Saturday: 1.25 inch diameter hail was reported in McQueen, Okla.
5:16 p.m. CDT Saturday: Strong thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes are moving toward the northeast and may impact Chadron, Neb.
4:51 p.m. CDT Saturday: Baseball-sized hail was reported in Warren and Friendship, Okla.
4:31 p.m. CDT Saturday: This radar image is of Wakeeney, Kan.
4:26 p.m. CDT Saturday: West of Utica, Kan., 2.00 inch diameter hail was reported.
4:00 p.m. CDT Saturday: Hail the size of golf balls was reported 7 miles west of Wakeeney, Kan.
3:00 p.m. CDT Saturday: 1.00 inch diameter hail was reported just northeast of Tilford, S.D.
3:00 p.m. CDT Saturday: Conditions have become ripe for severe thunderstorm development from western South Dakota through north-central Texas. We expect thunderstorms to fire up over the next 1-2 hours across this region, some of which will be capable of producing tornadoes.
2:15 p.m. CDT Saturday: 0.88 inch diameter hail was reported near downtown Spearfish, S.D.
1:45 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf ball sized hail was reported to the south of Deadwood, S.D.
Tropical Depression Eight could become a tropical storm while brushing the North Carolina coast with rough surf, downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms into midweek.
Tropical Depression Nine developed just south of Florida on Sunday and will turn toward the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States later this week.
Another strong tropical disturbance has moved off the coast of Africa and bears watching for strengthening and impact on the Caribbean and the United States during September.
Two tropical systems, Madeline and Lester, could pose hazards to Hawaii from the middle of the week into Labor Day weekend.
Though the summer season is winding down, forecasters are predicting a warm start to fall across the Northeast — a weather pattern that could spell bad news for fall foliage lovers.
The worst thing that people who live along coastlines can do is not to prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes.
Raleigh, NC (1965)
46 degrees -- coldest ever in August.
Three inches of snow fell in parts of the state; record lows were set in 31 northeastern U.S. cities and towns.
West Virginia (1989)
Lightning sets numerous house and trailer fires. Firefighters could not keep up with all the fires that were burning.