Violent thunderstorms began to erupt over the central Plains Monday afternoon and will fire and produce tornadoes well into the night time hours.
A strong tornado touched down in Norton County in northwestern Kansas during the middle of the afternoon. A debris ball was indicated on the radar for a time.
Additional powerful thunderstorms were firing farther to the east over Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska, which will take the tornado risk to areas from Omaha to Topeka, Wichita, Tulsa and Oklahoma City this evening and into Des Moines and Kansas City later tonight.
The threat of violent thunderstorms and tornadoes will continue over the Mississippi Valley and western Great Lakes during Tuesday and Tuesday night.
A line of severe thunderstorms are currently moving through Nebraska, two of which are capable of producing tornadoes. A tornado has touched down near Hampton.
Storms are coming into Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Collegiate World Series is currently happening in the area. Even though these are predominantly straight line winds, the gusts are very powerful.
Following a dry end to the holiday weekend, showers and thunderstorms will quickly return to the Northeast during the first part of the new week.
The unrelenting heat across the interior West will continue through the first part of the new week, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
After blowing through Guam over the weekend with up to 304.8 mm (12 inches) of rain, Chan-hom has its eye set on intensification as it tracks toward Japan's Ryukyu Islands and eventually east-central China.
A 21-year-old California woman died recently after contracting a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm bodies of water.
Severe thunderstorms will ignite from Minnesota to northeastern Colorado into Sunday night. Storms will extend from upper Michigan to northwest Texas on Monday.
An uptick in tropical activity is likely around Hawaii and then near the shores of Mexico as July progresses.
Southeast Louisiana (2005)
Hurricane Cindy approached SELA and made landfall around midnight on the 6th. An oil fig offshore recorded a gust of 100 mph winds. A 70 mph gust was recorded at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
DeSoto, NE (1871)
Tornado blew railroad cars off track; heavy hail.
Rapid City, SD (1891)
Hail killed 16 horses, and injured many others.