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WEATHER WIRE: Triple threat of severe storms, blizzards, extreme fire weather threatens millions

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It's a tale of Earth, wind and fire on Tuesday as a severe storm threat places more than 62 million Americans from Texas up to Minnesota in the danger zone. To the north, a potentially historic blizzard is unleashing heavy snow and high winds across the Northern Plains. Plus, the High Plains are on alert for a significant wildfire outbreak.

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FOX Weather Alert System is Live

The FOX Weather Alert System is live as severe storms threaten an area from Texas to Iowa on Tuesday.

Posted by Scott Sistek

FOX Weather 3D Radar tracking last of the severe storms

The FOX Weather 3D Radar is tracking the last Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in effect across Louisiana. Thunderstorms are expected to weaken overnight before another round of severe storms redevelops on Wednesday.

Wednesday's forecast: Click Here

Download the FOX Weather app to track the storms: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

VIDEO: Tornado near Jarrell, Texas

A tornado was caught on video moving through Jarrell, Texas on Tuesday evening.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado-warned storms moving through southeastern Minnesota

Meteorologists are tracking severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes in southeastern Minnesota that are headed in the direction of Wisconsin. Thunderstorms are expected to gradually diminish in intensity but will remain significant for the next several hours. Winona County, MN is under a Tornado Warning until 12 a.m. CDT.

Here's the difference between a warning and a watch: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado Watch issued for parts of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi

Meteorologists expect severe thunderstorms with the capabilities of producing large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes to continue into the overnight hours.

For that reason, a Tornado Watch has been issued for parts of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi until 4 a.m. CDT.

Latest forecast: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

VIDEO: Roof ripped off of building in Gilmore City, Iowa

Storm chasers captured video of a roof being ripped off a building in Gilmore City, Iowa.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado-warned storm moving into southern Minnesota

A storm with rotation has triggered meteorologists to issue a Tornado Warning for Mower and Fillmore counties in Minnesota.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Nearly 2 dozen injured after severe storms

Officials in Bell County report at least 23 people were injured during the severe weather in Texas. Out of the injuries, one person is reported to have sustained critical injuries. So far, there are no reports of any deaths in the Lone Star State.

Where the severe weather is expected to go: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

VIDEO: Tornado captured in Gilmore City, Iowa

Posted by Heather Brinkmann

Tornado-warned storm continues to move through Louisiana

A Tornado-Warned storm continues to move eastward in through northern Louisiana.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado-warned storm moving through Shreveport, LA

Several tornado-warned storms are moving through northwestern Louisiana right now, which includes the Shreveport area. A line of storms continues to move eastward into the state and could produce damaging winds, hail and tornadoes.

The area is under a Tornado Watch until 2 a.m. CDT: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Shelter for storm victims opens in Salado, Texas

Latest forecast: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado Warning issued in southeastern Nebraska

A Tornado-Warning has been issued for Nemaha County, Nebraska until 10 p.m. CDT. The storm is moving to the northeast and will soon cross into parts of Missouri and Iowa.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

VIDEO FORECAST: Threat of severe weather expected to expand on Wednesday

The threat of severe storms is expected to expand on Wednesday and include areas from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest.

Latest forecast: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

FOX Weather 3D Radar tracking 3 tornado-warned storms across Iowa

The FOX Weather 3D Radar is tracking three tornado-warned storms moving through the Hawkeye State. All of north of Interstate 80 and continue to move off to the east and northeast. PowerOutage.US reports there are more than 7,000 electric outages in the state.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

VIDEO: Tornado spotted southwest of Austin

A Texas resident captured video of a reported tornado in Central Texas on Tuesday afternoon.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

FOX Weather 3D Radar tracking 2 tornado-warned storms in Texas

The FOX Weather 3D Radar is tracking two tornado-warned storms in the Lone Star State. One storm is north of College Station and the other is near Longview. Both cells are moving east to northeast. More than 67,000 electric outages were reported by PowerOutage.US.

Track the storms on the FOX Weather app.

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Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado-warned storm moving through Central Iowa

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Crawford County, IA until 9 p.m. CDT. Meteorologists said a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Denison, IA and moving northeast at 35 mph.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado Watch issued for parts of South until 2 a.m. CDT

Parts of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas are under a Tornado Watch until 2 a.m. CDT. Meteorologists say damaging wind gusts to 70 mph, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible into the overnight hours.

Latest forecast: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado-warned storm expected to cross I-35 in Iowa

A tornado-warned storm moving through north-central Iowa and has triggered warnings for Worth, Hancock and Cerro Gordo counties until 9 p.m. CDT.

Meteorologists said a severe thunderstorm was capable of producing a tornado near Garner and was moving east at 40 mph.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Funnel cloud over Fort Calhoun, Nebraska

Pottawattamie and Harrison Counties in Iowa and Washington County, Nebraska are under a Tornado Warning until 8:15. A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was over Fort Calhoun and moving northeast at 60 mph. Spotters reported a funnel cloud.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Rosebud, Texas under tornado threat

A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado and golf ball-sized hail was near Rosebud, Texas moving east at 30 mph. The NWS issued a Tornado Warning for Milam and Falls Counties until 8:30 p.m.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Confirmed tornado near Britt, Iowa

Weather spotters confirmed a tornado south of Britt, Iowa moving east at 55 mph. Wright, Hancock, and Cerro Gordo Counties are under a Tornado Watch until 8:15.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Tornado Warning for Waverly, Nebraska

The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Lancaster County, Nebraska until 7:47 p.m. A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was north of Lincoln headed for Waverly at 60 mph.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Another Tornado Warning for Bell County, Texas

The NWS issued another Tornado Warning for Bell and Falls Counties in Texas until 8 p.m. The radar indicated the tornado was north of Rogers moving northeast at 25 mph. Along with destructive winds, the storm could produce ping pong ball-sized hail.

Earlier, a confirmed tornado marched through Salado, Texas in Bell County.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Watch: Tornado nearing Salado, Texas

Eli Underwood posted this video on Facebook of the Bell County, Texas tornado heading for Salado.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Severe Thunderstorms continue across Texas

Violent thunderstorms with huge hail and strong winds continue to batter Texas. FOX Weather has the latest Warnings.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

5.5" hail falls in Salado, Texas

Posted by Heather Brinkmann

Tornado warning extended in Iowa for two tornadoes

The NWS expanded a Tornado Warning for Wright, Kossuth, Hancock and Humboldt Counties in Iowa until 7:45 p.m. FOX Weather indicates two areas of rotation. One has been confirmed 7 miles northeast of Dakota City moving northeast at 40 mph.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Confirmed tornado in Nebraska

Spotters confirmed a tornado was 23 miles west of Lincoln, Nebraska moving northeast at 40 mph. Lancaster, Seward, Butler, and Saunders Counties are under a Tornado Warning until 7:15 p.m. The storm also produced ping pong ball-sized hail.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Confirmed tornado in South Dakota

A confirmed tornado is near Clayton, South Dakota moving east at 40 mph. The NWS issued a Tornado Warning until 7 p.m. for McCook, Turner and Hutchinson Counties.

The County Deputy Sheriff said baseball-sized hail smashed his windshield.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

'Major' April snow for Montana

Road crews will stay busy in Montana as a major April snowstorm hits the region. The Montana Department of Transportation posted, "MDT crews are out working hard to clear roads during this major snowstorm across the state! Make sure to give them plenty of room to work. #DontCrowdThePlow."

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Mcbride Fire destroys homes, burns more than 1,000 acres in New Mexico

Authorities report the fire around Ruidoso, NM has burned multiple structures. Parts of the town are under an immediate evacuation notice and has burned more than 1,000 acres.

Why the area is under a high fire danger: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Confirmed tornado in Iowa

A confirmed, large tornado is on the ground east of Pocahontas, Iowa. The NWS extended the Tornado Warning until 7:15 p.m. for Pocahontas, Kossuth and Humboldt Counties. Arnold, Livermore and Irvington are in the path of the storm.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

VIDEO: Tornado spotted near Flat, Texas

Posted by Heather Brinkmann

I-35 opened in Minnesota after wind blew over nine trucks

Officials cleared the nine overturned tractor-trailers from I-35 after strong winds earlier in the day. Wind Advisories remain across the area through midweek.

STRONG WINDS BLOW SEMI-TRUCKS OVER ON MINNESOTA HIGHWAY

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Tornado Warning for Pocahontas, Iowa

Radar indicated a tornado south of Pocahontas, Iowa moving northeast at 50 mph.

The NWS issued a Tornado Warning for parts of Pocahontas, Calhoun and Humboldt Counties until 6:30 p.m.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Hail hammering down on a Nevada patio

Hail looked more like snow falling on a patio in Spring Valley, Nevada. Look at the stones bounce.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Possible tornado near Salado, Texas

This Texas DOT camera caught the tornado warned storm approaching I-35 near Salado.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Watch: Video of potential tornado near Flat, Texas

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Possible tornado headed for Salado, Texas

FOX Weather is tracking a possible tornado in Bell County, Texas. The communities of Salado, Belton and Little river are in the path of the storm.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Several schools evacuated in New Mexico due to fast moving fire

Several schools in southern New Mexico have been evacuated due to the fire burning near Ruidoso, NM.

The Mcbride Fire has burned more than 1,000 acres and has forced several neighborhoods to evacuate.

The Ruidoso Schools have evacuated all students from Sierra Vista and White Mountain to the Ruidoso Convention Center. 

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado Watch extended to Minnesota

The NWS expanded the northern Tornado Watch to include areas of Minnesota.

The Watch is active until 10 p.m. for many counties across Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Tornado Warning for Williamson County

The NWS issued a Tornado Warning for Williamson County until 5:45 p.m. The severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was near Florence and moving east at 25 mph.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Storms trigger ground stop at Dallas- Ft Worth International Airport

A groundstop has been issued at the Dallas-Ft Worth International Airport because of approaching storms. The FAA says air traffic arriving to the airport could be impacted. So far, more than 2,700 flights were delayed on Tuesday due to a variety of reasons.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado Warning for central Texas

The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Coryell and Bell Counties in Texas until 5:45 p.m. A spotter observed the tornado in Coryell, Texas.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

School evacuated in Plainview, Texas due to approaching wildfire

Hillcrest Elementary School in Plainview, Texas was evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to a grass fire that was approaching the campus. Students were moved to a stadium until parents could pick them up.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Wyoming DOT closes 25 miles of I-90

The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed both directions of I-90 from the Montana state line to Sheridan. Winds in Sheridan right now are blowing out of the NW at 33 mph. Snow is falling and the blowing snow reduced visibility to half a mile.

There is no estimated time of opening yet.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

New evacuations in New Mexico due to wildfire

Strong southwest winds have pushed the Hermits Peak wildfire burning near Las Vegas, New Mexico toward the areas of San Ignacio, La Canada, Las Tusas, Manuelita, Southwests Sapello, Canoncito and Southern Tierra Monte Canon, forcing immediate evacuation orders for those areas, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office.

An evacuation shelter is available at Old Memorial Middle School in Las Vegas, NM.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Watch: At least 9 big rigs blown over

Minnesota officials are on the scene now of a stretch of I-35, south of Minneapolis where strong winds have so far blown over 9 big rigs.

Faribault right now is rainy with winds gusting to 21 mph.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

9 semi-trucks blown over during severe weather in Minnesota

It’s currently unknown if anyone has been injured.

For more information on the severe weather, click here.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Watch: Blowing snow makes for poor visibility in Bismarck, North Dakota

Blizzard conditions will continue through the day.

For more information, click here.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

FOX Weather multimedia journalist Will Nunley check out storm damage in Arkansas

For more information about the severe weather outbreak, click here.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Watch: Dallas braces for multiday severe weather outbreak

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for areas to the west of Dallas

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Central.

For more information, click here.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott mobilizing resources ahead of severe weather, critical fire weather

Gov. Abbott is asking Texans to remain resilient and heed guidance of local officials.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Extreme fire conditions continue Tuesday in Southern, Central Plains

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Texas utility company pre-positioning crews ahead of the severe weather

To prepare for severe weather in the Lone Star State, utility company Oncor said it was pre-positioning crews to respond to any outages on Tuesday.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

I-90 closed from the Montana State Line to Sheridan, Wyoming

Winter weather has forced officials to close I-90 in both directions from the Montana State Line to Sheridan, Wyoming.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Risk for severe weather now 'significant' in the Mississippi Valley on Wednesday

The Storm Prediction Center has increased the risk of severe weather in the Mississippi Valley on Wednesday to "significant."

For more information, click here.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Watch: Spring blizzard blankets Bismarck, North Dakota, in snow

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Pres. Biden visiting Iowa Tuesday amid a moderate risk of severe weather in the region

Pres. Joe Biden is expected to be in Iowa on Tuesday and the area has a moderate risk of severe weather.

For more information about the storms, click here .

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Tornadoes, hail, flooding hit Arkansas as stormy weather continues Tuesday

There were six reports of tornadoes on Monday, including at least one twister that was confirmed by the weather observer at Little Rock Air Force Base, which triggered the National Weather Service to issue a rare Tornado Emergency.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Watch vs. Warning: Here are the differences between these weather terms that could save your life

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Watch: Heavy snow, strong wind gusts to produce blizzard conditions in Northern Plains

Some parts of the Plains could see more than 30 inches of snow through Thursday.

For more information about the storm, click here.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Iowa to see significant threat of severe weather

Another multiday severe weather outbreak – the fourth in four weeks – is targeting the Plains, Midwest and South, where thunderstorms will be capable of spawning several tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail.

For more information on the severe weather threat, click here.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Satellite loop shows clouds clearing setting the state for severe weather

The National Weather Service in Omaha, Nebraska, shared satellite images of clouds starting to clear from the region, which will set the state for severe weather Tuesday afternoon.

For more information, click here .

Posted by Steven Yablonski

FOX Weather's new tool in severe weather coverage arsenal

The first FOX Weather Beast, one of four news-crew trucks custom-built by Accelerated Media Technologies, will take its maiden voyage Tuesday from New York City.

The 4x4 vehicle will traverse across the country heading into the storm system that's moving from the Plains and South all the way to the Midwest and East Coast.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Outbreak of dangerous wildfire conditions likely across the Plains on Tuesday

Posted by Steven Yablonski

NWS Billings reports 12 inches of snow so far

The National Weather service in Billings, Montana, has reported 1 foot of snow so far.

For more information about the blizzard, click here.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

It's a winter wonderland in Sapphire Village, Montana

The flakes are flying in Sapphire Village, Montana, making the area look like a winter wonderland.

Photo: Wade Clark, Jr.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

No Travel Advisory issued in parts of southwestern, central North Dakota

For more information about winter driving, click here.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Pony, Montana, reports 2-3 feet of snow so far

The National Weather Service in Great Falls, Montana, reports areas of southwestern Montana have picked up 2-3 feet of snow.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Watch: Snow falling across Bismarck, North Dakota

A Twitter user shared video of heavy snow falling in the Bismarck area on Tuesday.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Watch: Blizzard could be catastrophic for ranchers in North Dakota

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Potentially life-threatening blizzard impacts Northern Plains with historic snow, winds

The snow first swept across portions of the West on Monday, even accumulating at very low elevations such as Portland, Oregon, where measurable snowfall (at least 0.1 inches) was reported for the first time on record during the month of April.

Now, the Northern Plains will get hammered by this storm. Snow and high winds began moving into the region Tuesday morning.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Severe weather threat puts 68 million Americans at risk

Posted by Steven Yablonski

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