A major outbreak of severe storms blasted portions of the Plains Tuesday, leaving a trail of damage.
Throughout Tuesday evening, an intense cluster of thunderstorms pushed across Nebraska with wind gusts 80 to 100 mph in some areas and had enough force to overturn a semi-truck. The National Weather Service reported that Omaha received 5.3 inches of rain on Tuesday, setting a new daily record for the city.
Baseball-sized hail, high wind gusts and flooding downpours swept across Omaha, Nebraska, forcing the evacuation of several homes, according to Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. This occurrence of severe weather is known as a derecho. Due to ferocious wind and torrential rain, derechos can also be referred to as inland hurricanes.
Strong winds, hail and heavy rain moved through the Omaha, Nebraska area on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Vine Video/OPD Helicopter)
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The storm system that has plagued the southeastern U.S. through this past weekend will push northward into the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday, taking on some wintry characteristics.
Dry weather will prevail much of the week across Germany as the recent chill eases.
A surge of milder air will bring the warmest air since mid-November to the United Kingdom this week.
A blast of arctic air will create wintry travel in the Upper Midwest and part of the Northeast later this week.
On the heels of Cyclone Nada, a more significant tropical cyclone threatens to take aim at India this week.
A storm will bring a fresh bout of coastal rain and high-elevation snow to the Pacific Northwest early this week.
Before the coldest air so far this season arrives, parts of the northeastern United States will face slow and slick travel early this week.
The threat for flash flooding and localized severe thunderstorms, including isolated tornadoes, will expand across the southern United States early this week.