Severe weather has been tearing through the Plains and Midwest since Monday, June 16. Deadly tornadoes touched down in Nebraska, with wind, heavy rain and hail reports spreading across the region into Michigan.
Severe weather will continue through the day on Wednesday, possibly extending into New York.
For current, ongoing updates, please visit our liveblog.
7:37 a.m. CDT Tuesday: The extent of overnight storm damage is becoming more clear as day breaks across the region, such as this photo from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
7:20 a.m. CDT Tuesday:
Homes-businesses destroyed in #Platteville, WI. Damage to University. Storm survey to be conducted this morning.— NWS La Crosse (@NWSLaCrosse) June 17, 2014
6:55 a.m. CDT Tuesday:For the latest updates on the storms and heavy rains in the Midwest, watch our morning edition of AccuWeather LIVE:
6:45 a.m. CDT Tuesday: "Most of the storms across the midwest are now falling apart and should not pose a threat to cities like Chicago and Milwaukee, AccuWeather Meteorologist Alyson Hoegg. "Heavy rain, localized hail and gusty winds will be the main threats over northern, lower Michigan for the next several hours."
6:10 a.m. CDT Tuesday: An NWS-trained spotter reports that high winds leveled a barn outside of Milton, Wisconsin.
5:50 a.m. CDT Tuesday: The FAA is listing ground delays at Chicago O'Hare International Airport as a result of the thunderstorms in the area.
5:15 a.m. CDT Tuesday: Power lines reportedly downed by winds across Stephenson County, Ill., according to local law enforcement.
4:42 a.m. CDT Tuesday: More than 29,000 are without power in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning.
Des Moines area customers were hit hard around 1:30 this morning and many are in the dark. We have crews out working around the clock...— MidAmerican Energy (@MidAm_EnergyCo) June 17, 2014
4:24 a.m. CDT Tuesday: An NWS-trained spotter in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, reports 4 inches of rain since 10:30 p.m. CDT. Heavy rain is still falling on the area.
4:13 a.m. CDT Tuesday: A tornado watch has been issued for the Chicago and Milwaukee areas until 9 a.m. CDT.
3:33 a.m. CDT Tuesday: An NWS storm spotter near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, measured 4 inches of rain between 10:30 p.m. Monday and 3:00 a.m. Tuesday.
3:19 a.m. CDT Tuesday: A wind gust of 59 mph was measured at 3:15 a.m. in Washington, Iowa, by an automated weather observing station.
2:48 a.m. CDT Tuesday: Around 26,000 MidAmerican Energy customers in the Des Moines, Iowa, metro area are currently without power, according to the company's website.
1:36 a.m. CDT Tuesday: There have been numerous reports from the NWS of 60 to 75 mph wind gusts in the Des Moines, Iowa, metro area.
12:32 a.m. CDT Tuesday: The NWS reports via law enforcement that a roof was torn off a house in Madison, Wisconsin. The damage was possibly caused by a tornado.
11:43 p.m. CDT Monday: According to the NWS via law enforcement, trees are down on homes in Platteville, WI. One injury occurred from flying glass.
11:29 p.m. CDT Monday: Nearly 43,000 Alliant Energy customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa are currently without power, according to the company's website.
10:58 p.m. CDT Monday: NWS storm spotters are estimating wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph in Sioux City, Iowa.
10:47 p.m. CDT Monday: According to data from the National Lightning Detection Network, over 67,000 lightning strikes have been detected since 12pm CDT Monday across parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.
10:27 p.m. CDT Monday: A 72 mph wind gust was measured at 80th Street and Highway 30 north of Fairfax, Iowa, according to emergency management.
9:45 p.m. CDT Monday: A tornado was on the ground at 160th and 187th streets in Winthrop, Iowa, according to an emergency manager. The report was relayed by the NWS.
9:36 p.m. CDT Monday: Law enforcement reports water over County Road K42 at the intersection of 150th street south of Craig, Iowa. The road will be closed.
9:00 p.m. CDT Monday: Click to view a video of deadly Nebraska Tornado:
8:30 p.m. CDT Monday: At least 6" of water flowing over Iowa highway 3 near Hampton, Iowa, reports NWS trained spotter.
8:00 p.m. CDT Monday: Wind gusts up to 75 mph reported near Greene, Iowa, according to emergency management.
7:50 p.m. CDT Monday: "These are some of the most violent tornadoes I've ever seen on radar," AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions Vice President Mike Smith said.
7:28 p.m. CDT Monday:
7:24 p.m. CDT Monday: Tornado reported 1 mile northeast of Burwell, Nebraskas, reports 911 call center.
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7:00 p.m. CDT Monday: One fatality from twin tornadoes that touched down in Nebraska, USA Today reports. According to the report, 15 more have been critically injured and are in care at Faith Regional Medical Center in Norfolk, Nebraska.
6:44 p.m. CDT Monday:
6:35 p.m. CDT Monday: Tornado reported near Sargent, Nebraska, reports law enforcement.
6:30 p.m. CDT Monday:
6:08 p.m. CDT Monday: Brief tornado touchdown near Plover, Iowa the emergency manager reports.
5:45 p.m. CDT Monday: Watch 'AccuWeather Live' for the latest on the dangerous storms producing multiple tornadoes across Nebraska.
5:38 p.m. CDT Monday:
Pilger middle school pic.twitter.com/kehElNfAqK— Bryan Mendlik (@Bmendlik) June 16, 2014
5:18 p.m. CDT Monday: Golf ball-sized hail near Anamosa, Iowa reports NWS Iowa.
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4:20 p.m. CDT Monday:
Tornado E of Norfolk, NE : pic.twitter.com/21upwmUe0U— Jeff Frame (@VORTEXJeff) June 16, 2014
4:15 p.m.CDT Monday: At least one home has been reported to have been destroyed due to a tornado near Stanton, Nebraska, reports NWS spotter.
4:15 p.m. CDT Monday:
Significant damage near Stanton Nebraska. Unsure of injuries pic.twitter.com/loXwB1tdF1— Chad Cowan (@stormtimelapse) June 16, 2014
4:00 p.m. CDT Monday:
Large violent tornado near Stanton, NE pic.twitter.com/FpXzpSxhL8— Chad Cowan (@stormtimelapse) June 16, 2014
3:56 p.m. CDT Monday: Wind gusts up to 67 mph reported near Washington, Iowa, according to an NWS observation.
3:50 p.m. CDT Monday: Tornado reported in Stanton, Nebraska, according to law enforcement.
3:46 p.m. CDT Monday:
So many storms!!! Video from Sioux Falls. Hail reported. http://t.co/O90862vPfq— Matt Hildreth (@mhildreth) June 16, 2014
3:28 p.m. CDT Monday:
3:09 p.m. CDT Monday:
87 mph wind gust at the airport in Sioux Falls! #sdwx— NWS Sioux Falls (@NWSSiouxFalls) June 16, 2014
2:25 p.m. CDT Monday:
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1:20 p.m. CDT Monday: Golf ball sized hail reported near Panama, Iowa, reports NWS spotter.
12:26 p.m. CDT Monday:
11:25 a.m. CDT Monday: Wind gusts up to 50 mph near Beresford, South Dakota reports NWS spotter.
11:19 a.m. CDT Monday: Hail about 1.25" in diameter near Ithaca, NE, reports NWS spotter.
10:43 a.m. CDT Monday: Hail about 1.25 inches in diameter (about half dollar-sized) in Ceresco, Nebraska, reports NWS spotter.
10:30 a.m. CDT Monday: Golf ball-sized hail in Valparaiso, Nebraska reports NWS spotter.
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