A long-duration ice storm in the Great Plains and Midwest claimed the lives of six people, caused treacherous travel, prompted the delay of an NFL football game and left thousands without power.
Freezing rain, ice and winter storm warnings were in effect from the Texas panhandle north into Iowa and east through central Indiana.
Multiple crashes occurred due to drivers losing control of their vehicles on the ice-covered roadways, including at least four fatalities, according to Missouri and Oklahoma State Highway Patrol. Two fatal accidents also occurred in Kansas on Saturday, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.
Missouri and Oklahoma declared states of emergency.
The same storm also produced some severe weather in parts of Oklahoma and Texas on Sunday.
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At least 30 homes were damaged around the Frisco, Texas, area but no injuries were reported, according to the Associated Press.
A tornado was confirmed near Grand Prairie airport, about 15 minutes east of Arlington, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth said. Fans who attended the NFL playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T stadium were forced to remain in the stadium until the threat for severe weather subsided.
Troopers are investigating a weather-related fatal crash on NB I-55 south of Chrystal City. pic.twitter.com/E4TKyBen37— MSHP Troop C (@MSHPTrooperC) January 13, 2017
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California’s stormy winter continued early this week as another potent storm swept through Northern California with heavy rain and gusty winds.
Less than 48 hours after record-challenging warmth, a storm will threaten parts of the Plains and Upper Midwest with blizzard conditions prior to the end of the week.
Blustery showers and strong wind gusts will lead to difficult travel at times this week as Storm Doris passes through.
With bathing suit season on the horizon, many are desperate to lose the excess weight they’ve put on during the dark, dreary days of winter.
Beneficial rain will help ease the brush fire danger across Florida at midweek and bring an end to a prolonged stretch of dry weather.
In line with Punxsutawney Phil’s 2017 prognostication, forecasters are predicting winter weather will linger into spring across much of the United States.
A storm will continue to unleash heavy rain, gusty winds and mountain snow across Northern California into Tuesday.
The risk for severe thunderstorms will ramp up across the Ohio Valley states and lower Great Lakes region to end the week.