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    REPORTS: Gusty Storms Blast Alabama, Mississippi With Heavy Rain

    By By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    November 20, 2015, 9:19:17 AM EST

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    A powerful storm swept through the U.S. Plains Monday night into Tuesday spawning multiple tornadoes from Texas to Nebraska.

    The same system spread snow and blizzard conditions across Colorado, forcing major travel delays on roadways and in the air. Some areas outside of Denver recorded up to 15 inches of snow on Tuesday morning.

    "A swath of heavy thunderstorms will continue to slowly march eastward early this morning from the Tennessee Valley to the central Gulf Coast," AccuWeather Meteorologist Mike Doll said.

    These storms may produce flooding downpours, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, Doll said.

    For storm reports from Monday night into early Tuesday morning, click here.


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    UPDATES: (All times are listed in CST)6:54 a.m. CST Wednesday: As the storm moves east over the next several hours, heavy rain and thunderstorms will continue to stretch across the Tennessee Valley and the Southeastern U.S., AccuWeather Meteorologist Becky Elliot said.

    "Along the coast, there is a threat of brief spin-up tornadoes and gusty winds. This is a slow moving system, so prolonged periods of moderate to heavy rainfall will lead to localized flash flooding," she said.

    6:20 a.m. CST Wednesday: Minor flooding reported along the Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile, Alabama:

    6:01 a.m. CST Wednesday: Heavy rain may lead to some travel delays across Alabama this morning:

    5:57 a.m. CST Wednesday: More than 1,000 Entergy customers are without power across Louisiana amid the storms, the utility reports.

    5:51 a.m. CST Wednesday: Flash flooding reported on multiple roads in Meridian, Mississippi, roughly 90 miles east of Jackson, according to local emergency management.

    5:38 a.m. CST Wednesday: Downed tree limbs reported in Bovina, Mississippi, roughly 35 miles east of Jackson.

    5:35 a.m. CST Wednesday: An NWS trained spotter reported 6.85 inches of rain has fallen in Pershing, Missouri, roughly 95 miles east of St. Louis.

    4:02 a.m. CST Wednesday: Thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is over the Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.

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    3:40 a.m. CST Wednesday: Thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is near Molino, Alabama, approaching parts of I-65.

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    3:25 a.m. CST Wednesday: More than 5,200 western Tennessee customers are without power after storms, utilities report.

    2:50 a.m. CST Wednesday: Interstate 70 reopens in eastern Colorado to Kansas state line.

    2:40 a.m. CST Wednesday: 18 inches of snow have fallen in Rawlins County, Kansas, emergency management reports.

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    2:35 a.m. CST Wednesday: More than 5,400 Entergy Mississippi customers are without power after storms, the utility reports.

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    2:24 a.m. CST Wednesday: Part of Interstate 70 reopens in Kansas.
    2:20 a.m. CST Wednesday: Loveland Pass in Colorado remains closed into Wednesday morning.

    2:04 a.m. CST Wednesday: Interstate 80 is closed from Cheyenne to Laramie, Wyoming, due to wintry conditions, Wyoming Department of Transportation reports.

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    1:27 a.m. CST Wednesday: Lightning caused a house fire in Monticello, Mississippi, law enforcement reports.

    1:14 a.m. CST Wednesday: Thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado heading toward Tupelo, Mississippi.

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    12:48 a.m. CST Wednesday: More than 6,600 Entergy Arkansas customers are without power after storms, the utility reports.

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    12:24 a.m. CST Wednesday: Tornado was on the ground near Carthage, Mississippi, the National Weather Service at Jackson, Mississippi, said.

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    12:18 a.m. CST Wednesday: More than 4,300 Illinois customers are without electricity after storms, utilities report.

    11:56 p.m. CST Tuesday: Quarter-mile visibility occurring in Sheridan County, Kansas, with snow-covered and icy roads, law enforcement reports.

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    11:48 p.m. CST Tuesday: More than 6,700 MLGW customers are without power after storms in the Memphis, Tennessee, area, the utility reports.

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    11:32 p.m. CST Tuesday: Conditions have improved enough on US 50 to allow it to reopen near Syracuse, Kansas.

    11:24 p.m. CST Tuesday: One inch of rain fell in 1 hour, and 4.13 inches in 3 hours at Onward, Mississippi, MesoWest reports.

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    10:44 p.m. CST Tuesday: Loveland Pass closed due to vehicle crashes in Colorado.

    10:40 p.m. CST Tuesday: 115 miles of I-70 are closed in Kansas, the Kansas DOT reports.

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    10:34 p.m. CST Tuesday: Numerous roads are closed in Rawlins County, Kansas, where up to 1 foot of snow has fallen, emergency management reported.

    10:29 p.m. CST Tuesday: More than 7,200 Mississippi customers are without power due to storms, utilities report.
    10:21 p.m. CST Tuesday: Power outages continue in Mississippi due to storms.

    10:16 p.m. CST Tuesday: 9 inches of snow have fallen 16 miles south-southeast of Bird City, Kansas, an NWS-trained spotter reported.

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    10:03 p.m. CST Tuesday: Heavy rain and fog are occurring at Memphis International Airport where there are currently delays, the FAA reported.

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    9:58 p.m. CST Tuesday: About 6,300 Memphis Light, Gas and Water customers are without power due to storms, the utility reported.

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    9:54 p.m. CST Tuesday: 2.51 inches of rain in 3 hours at Tunica, Mississippi, MesoWest reports.

    9:51 p.m. CST Tuesday: 1.69 inches of rain in 3 hours at Jennings, Louisiana, MesoWest reports.

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    9:44 p.m. CST Tuesday: Record rainfall occurred Tuesday in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    9:38 p.m. CST Tuesday: More than 3,700 Louisiana customers are without power after storms, utilities report.

    9:29 p.m. CST Tuesday: Snowy, windy travel on I-70 at Oakley, Kansas, KansasDOT webcam shows.

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    9:05 p.m. CST Tuesday: Interstate 70 is closed in part of Colorado to the Kansas state line.
    9 p.m. CST Tuesday: Wind damage reported in Obion County, Tennessee.
    8:57 p.m. CST Tuesday: Treacherous road conditions in Stockville, Nebraska.

    8:22 p.m. CST Tuesday: Snow continues to spread throughout western Kansas.


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    7:29 p.m. CST Tuesday: Road closures reported in Oklahoma due to slippery travel and low visibility.
    7:05 p.m. CST Tuesday: Snow continues to cause travel disruptions in Kansas.

    6:54 p.m. CST Tuesday: Kansas City, Missouri, has received 1.27 inches of rain today, breaking the old daily record of 1.14 inches set in 1958.

    6:40 p.m. CST Tuesday: Flash flooding expected to increase around Memphis, Tennessee.

    5:55 p.m. CST Tuesday: The visibility in Goodland, Kansas has been less than one mile since 12:36 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

    5:31 p.m. CST Tuesday: Torrential downpours have caused some roadway flooding across Missouri.

    5:04 p.m. CST Tuesday: Heavy rain has fallen across much of Missouri over the past 24 hours.

    24 Hour Rainfall Totals (Starting 5 p.m. CST Monday)
    City, StateRainfall Total
    Rolla, Missouri4.85”
    West Plains, Missouri4.47”
    Kaiser, Missouri4.29
    Columbia, Missouri3.87
    Jefferson City, Missouri3.69”

    4:55 p.m. CST Tuesday: North Little Rock, Arkansas has received 2.21 inches of rain so far today, washing away the old daily rainfall record of 0.85 of an inch set in 1996.

    4:31 p.m. CST Tuesday: Visibility is down to 100 yards in parts of northwest Kansas due to heavy, blowing snow, according to law enforcement.


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    4:03 p.m. CST Tuesday: A roof was blown off a house on East Mount Zion Road near Monticello, Arkansas, according to Emergency Managers. Trees were also blown down in the area.

    3:55 p.m. CST Tuesday:

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    3:51 p.m. CST Tuesday: Flooding has caused road closures in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    3:03 p.m. CST Tuesday: More than 21,000 Entergy Arkansas customers without power, the utility reports.


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    2:47 p.m. CST Tuesday: Road conditions are worsening across northwestern Kansas.

    2:13 p.m. CST Tuesday: Very limited visibility in Goodland, Kansas due to blizzard conditions.

    1:39 p.m. CST Tuesday: Crews were hard at work today working to remove snow from Denver International Airport.

    1:18 p.m. CST Tuesday: The NWS in Dodge City, Kansas, reported tornado damage in Montezuma, Kansas.

    12:46 p.m. CST Tuesday: Interstate 70 eastbound and westbound remains closed for more than 150 miles in eastern Colorado due to the storm, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. High winds are blowing snow behind the plows, making efforts to clear the road difficult.

    12:25 p.m. CST Tuesday: The storm continues to move out of the Denver area:

    12:18 p.m. CST Tuesday: The storm is starting push east:

    12:01 p.m. CST Tuesday: More than 300 flights have been delayed at Denver International Airport so far Tuesday, FlightStats reports.

    11:49 a.m. CST Tuesday: More than 1,200 Xcel energy customers are still without power in eastern Colorado.

    11:47 a.m. CST Tuesday: US 36 is closed from St. Francis, Kansas, to the Kansas/Colorado border amid snow, the Kansas Department of Transportation reports.

    10:56 a.m. CST Tuesday: Snow created a wintry scene in parts of eastern Colorado on Tuesday:


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    10:40 a.m. CST Tuesday: Inches of snow fell across Colorado Springs on Tuesday morning:


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    10:31 a.m. CST Tuesday: Colorado Department of Transportation reports the CO-470 ramp to I-25 southbound is closed due to multiple vehicle spinouts.

    9:39 a.m. CST Tuesday: High winds and blowing snow are creating dangerous travel conditions in Kit Carson County, Colorado:


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    9:27 a.m. CST Tuesday: Traffic is still stopped on I-25 southbound near Plum Creek Parkway:

    8:54 a.m. CST Tuesday: "Snow will continue across much of northern and eastern Colorado this morning before winding down this afternoon. An additional 1-4 inches can be expected across the Denver metro area," AccuWeather Meteorologist Ed Vallee said.

    8:42 a.m. CST Tuesday: Approximately 1,300 Xcel Energy customers in the Denver area are without power, the utility reports.

    8:28 a.m. CST Tuesday: Snow coated surfaces in the Denver metro area on Tuesday morning:


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    Inches of snow fell in Evergreen, Colorado:


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    8:14 a.m. CST Tuesday: An NWS trained spotter reported 16 inches of snow in Genesee, Colorado, approximately 18 miles west of Denver.

    8:12 a.m. CST Tuesday: Residents in Castle Rock, Colorado, woke to a fresh blanket of snow on Tuesday morning.


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