Welcome to the Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather. It’s Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. Start your day the right way with everything you need to know about today's weather. You can also get a quick briefing of national, regional and local weather whenever you like with the FOX Weather Update podcast.
Triple-threat Thursday: Storm brings severe weather, snow, high winds to eastern US
A storm system crossing the eastern half of the U.S. this week is bringing a little bit of everything with it. Wednesday, severe thunderstorms tore across parts of the South while snow began falling in the Midwest.
Communities from Texas to Missouri reported seeing damage Wednesday that included large hail, damaging wind gusts and at least one tornado. Hardest hit appeared to be Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana, where authorities said they rescued children who had been caught in a trailer that was overturned and destroyed during a suspected tornado.
The threat of severe weather is much lower Thursday and is confined to smaller areas of the Ohio Valley and Gulf Coast. On the cold side of this storm, snow and a wintry mix is falling from Iowa into Wisconsin and parts of Michigan.
As the storm begins to exit the region Thursday afternoon, it will create powerful winds. High Wind Warnings have been issued in both Indiana and Ohio. According to the FOX Forecast Center, gusts as high as 60 mph are possible in places such as Fort Wayne, Indiana. That falls well into the range of winds usually found in a tropical storm and can cause damage.
Things to know
- What’s the difference between a watch and a warning?
- Driving in light snow just as dangerous as snowstorm, researchers say
- What is a high wind warning?
Before-and-after images show devastation wrought by earthquakes in Turkey
More than 16,000 people have died as a result of the powerful series of earthquakes that rattled Turkey and Syria this week. Search-and-rescue efforts continue in harsh winter weather.
Satellite images have revealed the terrible aftermath of the quakes in Turkey, showing a stadium filled with tents to house those whose homes were destroyed. Debris fills streets in bustling cities. Grain silos have been toppled.
- These are the most powerful earthquakes to hit the U.S.
- Why Super Bowls in the West don’t always have picture-perfect weather
- Satellite photos capture snow on Mars deserts with eerie comparisons to Earth
Need more weather? Check your local forecast plus 3D radar in the FOX Weather app. You can also watch FOX Weather wherever you go using the FOX Weather app, at foxweather.com/live or on your favorite streaming service.