REPORTS: Severe storms slam Texas as flooding and blizzard conditions struck the Plains

By By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
December 29, 2015, 9:35:33 PM EST

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These reports are from Saturday afternoon through Monday evening. For more recent updates on the weather in the Northeast, visit our Live Blog.


A powerful storm system began gathering strength over the southern Plains on Friday as tornadoes, flooding and blizzard conditions impacted the south-central United States this weekend.

Several tornadoes touched down around the Dallas area, causing significant damage which resulted in numerous fatalities.

Over 10 inches of rain fell across portions of the Missouri Valley, causing significant street and river flooding.

Blizzard conditions impacted New Mexico and western Texas during the weekend, producing snowfall totals over a foot in some places and snow drifts up to 8 feet.


11:45 p.m. CST Monday: Snowy, icy conditions possible across southern Ontario, 511Ontario reports.

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11:40 p.m. CST Monday: More than 22,000 Indiana Michigan Power customers are without power as a result of the winter storm, the utility reports.

11:34 p.m. CST Monday: 6.5 inches of snow and sleet fell 2 miles west-northwest of Dubuque, Iowa, NWS-trained spotter reports.

11:25 p.m. CST Monday: Snowy, icy conditions on QEW, west of the Welland Canal, near St. Catherines, Ontario, Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition webcam shows.

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11:20 p.m. CST Monday: 10 inches of snow has fallen at Mishicot, southeast of Green Bay, Wisconsin, NWS-trained spotter reports.

10:54 p.m. CST Monday: Snowy conditions on I-35W in Minneapolis, Minnesota DOT reports.

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10:34 p.m. CST Monday: 59 mph gust near Presque Isle, Michigan, according to a C-Man monitoring station, according to the National Data Buoy Center.

10:30 p.m. CST Monday: Over 5 inches of snow has fallen in Green Bay at a rate of 1 inch per hour, NWS-trained spotter reports.

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9:55 p.m. CST Monday: Sleet and snowy conditions on I-190 at Whitehaven Road in Grand Island, New York, near Niagara Falls.

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9:52 p.m. CST Monday: More than 20,000 NIPSCO customers remain without power in northern Indiana, down from about 30,000 customers earlier in the day, the utility said.

9:44 p.m. CST Monday: More than 6,000 customers, mostly Hydro One customers, in eastern and southern Ontario are without power as a result of the storm, utilities report.

9:33 p.m. CST Monday: About 6,000 FirstEnergy customers are without power, mostly in western Pennsylvania, the utility reports.

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9:27 p.m. CST Monday: Major power outages continue in Michigan as a result of the storm, state officials said.

9:18 p.m. CST Monday: Thundersnow reported at Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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9:15 p.m. CST Monday: Michigan state government offices will reopen on Tuesday, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, reported.

9:11 p.m. CST Monday: Icy conditions possible on I-79 and I-80 in western Pennsylvania, 511PA reports.

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8:57 p.m. CST Monday: Travel not advised across portions of eastern Wisconsin, as the roadways highlighted in black indicate. Much of the state is reporting snow-covered roadways, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation reports.


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8:20 p.m. CST Monday: Snow and ice reported on roadways across western New York, according to the New York Department of Transportation.


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8:07 p.m. CST Monday: Thousands are without power across Michigan.
7:23 p.m. CST Monday: Sleet and freezing rain is falling in Binghamton, New York.

7:13 p.m. CST Monday: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has set a new daily snowfall record for Dec. 28 with 6.3 inches. This breaks the previous record of 5.5 inches set in 2007.


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7:04 p.m. CST Monday: Heavy snowfall continues to spread through Minnesota.

6:31 p.m. CST Monday: More than 2,700 flights are canceled and another 7,193 are delayed across the U.S., FlightStats reports.

6:09 p.m. CST Monday: Many roads are still closed in Alabama following severe weather that unfolded over the weekend.

6:01 p.m. CST Monday: Sleet accumulation reported near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

5:37 p.m. CST Monday: An NWS spotter just south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin measured 1.5 inches of snow before the precipitation switched over to sleet. Sleet has since accumulated 1.25 inches.

5:18 p.m. CST Monday: Springfield, Illinois, has set a new daily rainfall record.

4:52 p.m. CST Monday: Road conditions are deteriorating across Iowa.
4:31 p.m. CST Monday: Icy conditions are possible along I-39 in north central Wisconsin.

4:08 p.m. CST Monday: Ahead of anticipated wintry weather, road crews in the Buffalo, New York, area are taking measures to treat the roadways.

4 p.m. CST Monday; More than 72,400 Ameren Illinois customers without power, the utility reports.

3:39 p.m. CST Monday: The Illinois River has reached a record height.
3:34 p.m. CST Monday: Freezing rain is falling in western Michigan.
3:15 p.m. CST Monday: Snowy travel reported in Olathe, Kansas.

3:01 p.m. CST Monday: More than 4,700 MidAmerican Energy customers without power, the utility reports. The bulk of the outages are in Quad Cities, Illinois, where more than 4,500 are currently without electricity.

2:51 p.m. CST Monday: Low visibility and gusty winds in the city of Waseca, Minnesota.

2:50 p.m. CST Monday: The wintry weather is causing some flights arriving at Chicago O'Hare International Airport to be delayed by over four hours, according to the FAA.

2:21 p.m. CST Monday: Significant flooding reported on Oklahoma.

2:05 p.m. CST Monday: Ice and sleet is accumulating in Warrensburgh, Missouri.

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1:54 p.m. CST Monday: Snowfall is increasing near Owatonna, Minnesota.

1:48 p.m. CST Monday: A look at the current road conditions across Illinois, courtesy of the Illinois Department of Transportation.


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1:30 p.m. CST Monday: The Mississippi River at St. Louis is in a moderate flood stage and is projected to reach major flood stage in the next 24 hours.

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12:52 p.m. CST Monday: More than 400 flights have been canceled at Chicago O'Hare, according to Flight Stats.

12:20 p.m. CST Monday: Highway 131 is flooded in several spots in Graves County, Kentucky, according to a NWS trained spotter.

12:19 p.m. CST Monday: Strong winds downed trees and power lines near Brentwood, Tennessee, just south of Nashville, according to local emergency management.

12:07 p.m. CST Monday: One inch of sleet was reported near Naperville, Illinois, just west of Chicago, according to a NWS trained spotter.

11:56 a.m. CST Monday: Ice continues to cause problems in Oklahoma:

10:36 a.m. CST Monday: More than 52,000 Public Service Company of Oklahoma customers are without power, the utility reports.

10:12 a.m. CST Monday: Local officials report several water rescues are in progress throughout Jasper County, Missouri.

9:56 a.m. CST Monday: A water rescue is in progress on County Road 6540 near West Plains, Missouri, according to local emergency management.

9:43 a.m. CST Monday: Damage in Barataria, Louisiana, just south of New Orleans:

8:50 a.m. CST Monday: Ice is making travel difficult in Mustang, Oklahoma, just outside of Oklahoma City.


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8:05 a.m. CST Monday: County officials report multiple road closures due to flooding near Stonemill Creek, Florida, about 30 miles east of Panama City.

7:46 a.m. CST Monday Local media reports of wind damage near Seminary, Mississippi, about 22 miles northwest of Hattiesburg:

7:00 a.m. CST Monday: More than 235 roads throughout Missouri are closed due to flooding, the state Department of Transportation reports.


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6:47 a.m. CST Monday: Snowdrifts are piling up in Woodward, Oklahoma:

6:18 a.m. CST Monday: In Madison County, Mississippi, multiple power lines are down according to Entergy.

6:17 a.m. CST Monday: A roof was blown off a house near Seminary, Mississippi, according to local officials.

6:12 a.m. CST Monday: Multiple roadways are icy and slick in spots near Murdock, Kansas, according to local emergency management. Up to 0.25 of an inch of ice has accumulated in the area.

6:09 a.m. CST Monday: Local emergency management reported a possible tornado at 5:46 a.m. near Seminary, Mississippi. Multiple trees and power lines are down on parts of Highway 49.

6:00 a.m. CST Monday: Street flooding reported in Vilonia, Arkansas, according to a NWS trained spotter.

5:42 a.m. CST Monday: Local media reports icy conditions in El Reno, Oklahoma:

5:24 a.m. CST Monday: More than 48,000 Public Service Company of Oklahoma customers are without power, the utility reports.

4:42 a.m. CST Monday: A 59-mph wind gust was recorded in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, just to the southeast of New Orleans.

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4:40 a.m. CST Monday: Heavy thunderstorms moving across New Orleans. Be alert for strong winds and torrential downpours.

4:13 a.m. CST Monday: A thunderstorms capable of producing 60-mph winds approaching Jackson, Mississippi.

3:59 a.m. CST Monday: Over 3,000 Westar Energy customers without power in southern Kansas, the utility reports.

3:35 a.m. CST Monday: A line of thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds and perhaps an isolated tornado will approach the cities of Jackson, Mississippi, and New Orleans within the next hour.

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3:05 a.m. CST Monday: More than 40,000 Public Service Company of Oklahoma customers without power, utilities report.

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2:54 a.m. CST Monday: A wind gust of 58 mph was recorded at the Pine Bluff Airport in Arkansas, southeast of Little Rock.

2:50 a.m. CST Monday: A band of moderate snow continues to fall from Abilene to Wichita Falls, Texas.

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2:26 a.m. CST Monday: Street flooding is occurring in England, Arkansas, southeast of Little Rock, law enforcement reports.

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2:25 a.m. CST Monday: A tornado watch is in effect for much of Mississippi until 8 a.m. CST. This includes the cities of Jackson, Gulfport and Hattiesburg.

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2:23 a.m. CST Monday: A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is approaching Fayette, Mississippi.

2:20 a.m. CST Monday: A thunderstorm located to the southeast of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is capable of producing a tornado.

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2:15 a.m. CST Monday: Snowfall totals of around 11 inches reported in and around Lubbock, Texas.

1:41 a.m. CST Monday: Trees are down across Rex Poole Road near Harrisonburg, Louisiana, law enforcement reports.

1:40 a.m. CST Monday: A line of gusty thunderstorms is approaching Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and later New Orleans.

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1:10 a.m. CST Monday: Little Rock, Arkansas, has received more than 2.5 inches of rain in the past 10 hours. Heavy rain will continue across the city through the night.

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1:08 a.m. CST Monday: Fayetteville, Arkansas, received 6.49 inches of rain on Sunday, a new record for that date.

12:50 a.m. CST Monday: Fort Smith, Arkansas, received 5.63 inches of rain on Sunday, breaking the old record of 2.55 inches set in 1968.

12:25 a.m. CST Monday: Rainfall totals over the past 48 hours across the south-central U.S.:

48-Hour Rainfall Totals (inches)
Rogers, Ark.9.49”
Bentonville, Ark.9.34”
Springfield, Mo.9.28”
Siloam Springs, Ark.8.99"
Tahlequah, Okla.8.26”
Mena, Ark.7.88"
Fayetteville, Ark.7.81”
McAlester, Okla.7.64"
Grove, Okla.7.55”
Russellville, Ark.7.41”
Batesville, Ark.7.28”
Sallisaw, Okla.7.22”
Kaiser, Mo.7.12"
Paris, Texas6.76”
St. Louis, Mo.6.54”

12:12 a.m. CST Monday: A line of thunderstorms will continue to roll across Louisiana into Monday morning. The main threats will be damaging winds and torrential downpours. This line may also produce an isolated tornado.

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12:10 a.m. CST Monday The Illinois River is expected to reach record level near Watts into Monday morning.
12:08 a.m. CST Monday: Midland, Texas, has received 7.6 inches of snow. This was also a daily record for the day in the city.

12:01 a.m. CST Monday: Despite the snow ending across most of New Mexico, many roads across the eastern half of the state remain closed or in poor driving conditions, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

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11:58 p.m. CST Sunday: A roof was blown off a mobile home in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, emergency management reports. Winds were estimated at 60 mph. Tree damage was also reported.

11:40 p.m. CST Sunday: Several roads closed across western Texas due to blizzard conditions and eastern Texas due to flooded roads, the Texas Department of Transportation said.

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11:34 p.m. CST Sunday: A 64-mph wind gust was recorded near Centrailia, Oklahoma, northeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma, mesonet reports.

11:29 p.m. CST Sunday: A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is approaching Homer, Arkansas.

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11:20 p.m. CST Sunday: Ice covers a tree in a backyard in Yukon, Oklahoma.

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11:16 p.m. CST Sunday: Freezing rain beginning to change to snow and sleet around Kansas City, Missouri.

11:06 p.m. CST Sunday: At least 13 people have been killed from flooding across the Plains and Midwest, the Associated Press said.

11:03 p.m. CST Sunday: Snow covers a homeowner's vehicle in New Mexico.

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10:52 p.m. CST Sunday: A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is located near Minden, Arkansas, and is tracking toward Homer, Arkansas.

10:47 p.m. CST Sunday: Snowdrifts held a doorprint in the snow in Lubbock, Texas.

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10:44 p.m. CST Sunday: Snowstorm in Lubbock, Texas, now fifth largest event on record at over 10 inches.
10:33 p.m. CST Sunday: White River at Fayetteville rose to a new record, despite records dating back to only 2007.

10:30 p.m. CST Sunday: Emergency management reports 15 inches of snow near Euncie, New Mexico.

10:23 p.m. CST Sunday: Latest snowfall reports:

Latest snowfall reports (inches)
Queen, N.M.24”
Nodal, N.M.19”
Artesia, N.M.17”
near Roswell, N.M.15.5”
near Carlsbad, N.M.15”
Alpine, Texas12”
Lubbock, Texas10”
Andrews, Texas8.5”
El Paso, Texas8.1”
Odessa, Texas7”

10:20 p.m. CST Sunday: Image of the storm to the west of Prescott, Arkansas.

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10:15 p.m. CST Sunday: A road is flooded in downtown San Augustine, Texas, 911 call center reports.

10:09 p.m. CST Sunday: Roads flooded in downtown Hope, Arkansas, 911 call center reports.

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10:00 p.m. CST Sunday: The Storm Prediction Center has issued a new tornado watch for portions of Louisiana, southern Arkansas and western Mississippi until 5 a.m. CST Monday.

9:52 p.m. CST Sunday: Tornado damage to an apartment building in Garland, Texas.

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9:40 p.m. CST Sunday: Numerous vehicle accidents in south-central Kansas, near Wichita, due to ice, multiple sources report.

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9:35 p.m. CST Sunday: State of emergency issued for St. Louis County due to flooding, County Executive Steve Stenger said.
9:29 p.m. CST Sunday: Lee Creek at Van Buren, Oklahoma, has reached a record level on Sunday.

9:24 p.m. CST Sunday: A survey team has estimated as many as 600 homes were damaged in Rowlett, Texas, from the tornado on Saturday. This brings the total number of damaged homes around Dallas to 1,450, the Associated Press said.

9:21 p.m. CST Sunday: Snow pellets fell in Austin, Texas, off Bee Cave.

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9:13 p.m. CST Sunday: Ice and sleet cover vehicles in south Kansas City, Missouri.

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9:12 p.m. CST Sunday: Ice covers tree limbs in El Reno, Oklahoma.

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8:57 p.m. CST Sunday: With over 12 inches of snow, Roswell, New Mexico, has set a new record for the most snow to fall in just one day. The old record was 11.5 inches.

8:40 p.m. CST Sunday: Snow drifts are several feet tall in Lubbock, Texas. Visibility has been below a mile for over six hours due to blowing snow.

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8:22 p.m. CST Sunday: Fire departments have evacuated and rescued 60 people near a flooded creek in Redings Mill, Missouri. The river has exceeded its all-time record by nearly 4 feet, according to rescue crews.

8:13 p.m. CST Sunday: Freezing rain has turned yards, sidewalks and roads into sheets of ice in Calumet, Oklahoma.

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7:56 p.m. CST Sunday: Police are reporting 2 to 3 inches of sleet in Paducah, Texas.

7:50 p.m. CST Sunday: Over 40,000 customers are without power in Oklahoma, according to OGE and the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

7:31 p.m. CST Sunday: Jay Nixon, Governor of Missouri, has declared a state of emergency in Missouri due to the heavy rain and flooding that has affected much of the state.

7:27 p.m. CST Sunday: Rain over the past two days have caused some roads in eastern Oklahoma to become impassable.

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7:04 p.m. CST Sunday: A severe storm capable of producing a tornado is tracking toward Lewisville, Arkansas.

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6:40 p.m. CST Sunday: Almost every road in Scott County, Arkansas, is closed due to flooding, according to emergency managers.

6:22 p.m. CST Sunday: A picture of the tornado that touched down near Fordyce, Arkansas, earlier this evening.

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5:40 p.m. CST Sunday: Interstate 40 is now closed in both directions from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Texola, Oklahoma, a distance of 390 miles.

5:01 p.m. CST Sunday: A large tornado was on the ground earlier this evening near Hampton, Arkansas.

4:47 p.m. CST Sunday: The severe thunderstorm north of Marshall, Texas is capable of producing a tornado.

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4:30 p.m. CST Sunday: Snow drifts have reached near 10 feet tall in parts of the Texas Panhandle this afternoon.

4:24 p.m. CST Sunday: A small thunderstorm has produced hail the size of quarters over Arlington, Texas.

4:16 p.m. CST Sunday: Over 10 inches of rain has fallen in Tahlequah, Oklahoma with rain continuing to fall, according to Mesonet.

4:12 p.m. CST Sunday: Snow continues to fall around Roswell, New Mexico.


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3:55 p.m. CST Sunday: Trees have been snapped and uprooted by severe storms near Gilmer, Texas, according to the local fire department.

3:50 p.m. CST Sunday: 18 inches of snow have been measured by a co-op observer in Friona, Texas, located in the Texas Panhandle.

3:40 p.m. CST Sunday: Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, has issued a disaster proclamation for Collin, Dallas, Ellis and Rockwall Counties following the devastating tornadoes that overthrew the area on Friday evening.

3:33 p.m. CST Sunday: Snow drifts in New Mexico are tall enough to bury lawn furniture.

3:11 p.m. CST Sunday: Heavy rain has led to widespread flooding in northeast Texas and eastern Oklahoma. Many unpaved roads are unstable due to mud and water, according to emergency managers.

3:02 p.m. CST Sunday: Heavy, persistent rain is causing rivers to swell in eastern Oklahoma.

2:37 p.m. CST Sunday: Visibility has been reduced to just a few hundred feet south of Lubbock, Texas due to heavy snow.

2:31 p.m. CST Sunday: Snow is being measured by the foot in parts of New Mexico!

2:23 p.m. CST Sunday: Two severe thunderstorms near Mount Pleasant, Texas are capable of producing tornadoes.

2:00 p.m. CST Sunday: Blowing and drifting snow is making it difficult for people to leave their homes in Clovis, New Mexico.

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1:35 p.m. CST Sunday: Snow, ice and gusty winds have damaged this gas station in Magnum, Oklahoma.

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1:29 p.m. CST Sunday: Flooding has taken out several mobile homes along Shoal Creek near Redings Mill, Missouri, with some people stranded in the flood waters, according to Law Enforcement.

12:49 p.m. CST Sunday: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez declared a State of Emergency in response to the winter storm impacting the state.

12:15 p.m. CST Sunday:

12:11 p.m. CST Sunday: Blowing snow reducing visibility in the Shattuck, Oklahoma, area.

11:42 a.m. CST Sunday: UPDATE: The tornado that struck the town of Garland, Texas, Saturday was rated an EF-4 by NWS Fort Worth survey team.

11:15 a.m. CST Sunday: Icy conditions will continue across the El Reno, Oklahoma, area.


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10:50 a.m. CST Sunday: Many roads are closed throughout Missouri due to flooding, according to the Missouri DOT.


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10:24 a.m. CST Sunday: A NWS trained spotter reported 10.4 inches of snow around Carlsbad, New Mexico, roughly 77 miles south of Roswell, New Mexico.

10:13 a.m. CST Sunday: Sleet has coated the ground northwest of the Oklahoma City area.

9:53 a.m. CST Sunday: Around 3,600 OG&E customers are currently without power in areas of Oklahoma and western Arkansas, the utility reports.

9:35 a.m. CST Sunday:

9:14 a.m. CST Sunday: The Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports of slick and hazardous conditions on highways, bridges and overpasses in central and western Oklahoma.

9:02 a.m. CST Sunday: Conditions are becoming more conducive for tornado development in eastern Texas, prompting a tornado watch until 4 p.m. CST in areas shaded in red on the map below.


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8:40 a.m. CST Sunday: Major roadways continue to be closed in eastern New Mexico.

8:10 a.m. CST Sunday: Winds have been frequently gusting between 25 to 40 mph in the Woodward, Oklahoma, area this morning.

7:50 a.m. CST Sunday: Dangerous travel conditions in the Lubbock, Texas, area this morning.

7:39 a.m. CST Sunday: UPDATE: At least 11 dead from tornadic storms near Dallas during Saturday afternoon, the Associated Press stated.

7:00 a.m. CST Sunday: A civil emergency message for Curry County, New Mexico advises not to travel due to life-threatening blizzard conditions.

6:35 a.m. CST Sunday: NWS Albuquerque reports of 6- to 8-foot snow drifts in Clovis, New Mexico.

6:34 a.m. CST Sunday:

6:08 a.m. CST Sunday: UPDATE: At least 8 dead from tornadic storms near Dallas during Saturday afternoon, the Associated Press said.

5:54 a.m. CST Sunday: A 24-hour storm total rainfall of 6.39 inches fell at the National Weather Service office in St. Louis.

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5:52 a.m. CST Sunday: Missouri Rte. 94 closed in West Alton, Missouri from Harbor Point to Alta Villa due to high water, Missouri Department of Transportation reports.

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5:15 a.m. CST Sunday: A zone of moderate sleet and freezing rain is falling across western Oklahoma, east of Oklahoma City. This includes the cities of Enid and Anadarko.

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5:00 a.m. CST Sunday: The temperature at the San Antonio International Airport was 74 F. Only 20 miles away to the northwest, the temperature was 45 F at Boerne Stage Field. The temperature fell from 70 F to 45 F in only 20 minutes.

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4:55 a.m. CST Sunday: Heavy snow continues across Amarillo, Texas, while a break in the snow is occurring across Lubbock, Texas. While the snow has lightened in Lubbock, strong winds continue to produce blowing and drifting snow.

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4:30 a.m. CST Sunday: The Mississippi River near St. Louis is forecast to reach major flood stage early Tuesday morning and crest on Thursday, according to the North Central River Forecast Center. The river may challenge its second highest crest on record of 43.23 feet set on April 28, 1973.

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3:55 a.m. CST Sunday: The flooding of Bear Creek has caused Route Y to close in both directions near Big Spring, Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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3:49 a.m. CST Sunday: A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Vandervoort, Arkansas and tracking toward Mena, Arkansas.

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3:47 a.m. CST Sunday: The Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue has measured 16 inches of snow at the Apache summit in southern New Mexico.

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3:30 a.m. CST Sunday: A line of thunderstorms will continue to slowly track eastward toward San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas, into the morning hours.

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2:57 a.m. CST Sunday: A section of Farm Road 94 near Springfield, Missouri, is washed out, emergency management reports.

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2:56 a.m. CST Sunday: A report of 13 inches of snow was measured in Weed, New Mexico.

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2:46 a.m. CST Sunday: Route KK closed in both directions near New Haven, Missouri, west of St. Louis, due to a foot of water flowing over the roadway, Missouri Department of Transportation reports.

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2:45 a.m. CST Sunday: As of 2 a.m. CST Sunday, temperatures across Texas are ranging from 21 F in Amarillo to 80 F in Harlingen!

2:24 a.m. CST Sunday: Snow increasing in intensity again in El Paso, Texas.
2:20 a.m. CST Sunday: Interstate 40 is now closed from Albuquerque, New Mexico into Texas, New Mexico State police report.
2:11 a.m. CST Sunday: Snow continues to fall across Polvadera, New Mexico.


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(Twitter photo/@inlightful)2:04 a.m. CST Sunday: Blizzard conditions continue to build across Amarillo, Texas.


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1:50 a.m. CST Sunday: St. Louis received 4.87 inches of rain on Saturday, breaking the old record of 1.06 inches set in 1916.

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1:44 a.m. CST Sunday: Heavier snow and strong winds are beginning to create blizzard conditions in Amarillo.


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1:20 a.m. CST Sunday: Light snow is beginning to fall in Amarillo, Texas with winds gusting to 50 mph.

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12:50 a.m. CST Sunday: Visibility at or below 0.25 of a mile over the last 2 to 3 hours in Clovis, New Mexico along with heavy snow.

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12:43 a.m. CST Sunday: UPDATE: At least seven dead from Texas storms that produced tornadoes, the Associated Press said.

12:32 a.m. CST Sunday: Snowfall total in El Paso nearing 6 inches.

12:22 a.m. CST Sunday: 24-hour rainfall totals across the central United States ending 12 a.m. CST Sunday.

24-Hour rainfall reports (ending 12 a.m. CST Sunday)
City, State Rainfall (inches)
Springfield, Mo.6.02
St. Louis, Mo.4.78
Kaiser, Mo.4.54
Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. 4.29
Rolla, Mo.4.28
Grove, Okla.4.23
Siloam Springs, Ark.4.21
St. Charles, Mo.4.13
Rogers, Ark.3.97
Tahlequah, Okla.3.93
Okmulgee, Okla.3.61
Washington, Mo.3.60

12:19 a.m. CST Sunday: A line of thunderstorms is moving through Abilene, Texas. Local ASOS reported a wind gust of 58 mph.

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12:17 a.m. CST Sunday: A water rescue is underway near Frisellas Nursery on Highway F near Defiance, Missouri in St. Charles County, west of St. Louis, emergency management reports.

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12:13 a.m. CST Sunday: A 69 mph wind gust was reported according to an AWOS near the Altus Air Force Base in southwest Oklahoma.

12:06 a.m. CST Sunday: Thundersnow and strong winds continue to occur in Lubbock, Texas.
(Twitter video/@texramfan)

12:05 a.m. CST Sunday: Road closures and poor travel conditions across the entire state of New Mexico, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

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