Early on Monday, a late-winter storm delivered a powerful combination of wind, snow, and rain to much of the central United States. At least seven tornadoes in Oklahoma caused extensive damage and twelve people were injured.

The storm system was anticipated to continue moving northeast, up through Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and the Great Lakes region, which was still recuperating from a devastating bout of winter weather the week before, after pummeling portions of Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma throughout Sunday.

On Monday, nearly 300,000 homes and companies across several states were without electricity.

Overnight, at least two more tornadoes were recorded in Kansas, and parts of Texas and Oklahoma experienced extreme weather, including strong winds and hail, which caused more than 62,000 homes to lose electricity.

Seven tornadoes have been verified by meteorologists in Oklahoma, but many more may form as the storm moves out of the state.

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More than 20 million people were under severe storm warnings all day Sunday due to the storm, which affected areas from western Texas to Illinois.

Several Oklahoman towns sustained significant damage as the system passed through the state.

Memphis experienced one wind gust that was recorded at 114 mph, which is similar to the strength of a Category 3 hurricane.

In Norman, Oklahoma, where numerous houses and automobiles were destroyed, some of the worst damage was suffered. As soon as possible, an evacuation shelter was established, and Red Cross disaster employees were ready to move in when the situation permitted.

None of the reported fatalities were life-threatening, and all known injuries were described as such.

In anticipation of the dangerous weather, military employees at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas, moved aircraft to hangars and evacuated earlier on Sunday.

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Extreme weather was predicted for Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Columbus, Ohio as the system was projected to start moving north by Monday afternoon.

Last week’s storms also caused flash floods and blizzard conditions in parts of northern California. On Monday, another system is expected to bring heavy rain and snow to the Pacific Northwest, which has prompted severe weather warnings in nine states.

A blizzard alert was issued for the Sierra Nevada mountains, where snowfall was anticipated to reach up to 6 feet, while higher elevations of Oregon, Washington, and Colorado could see 3 to 10 inches of snow through Tuesday.

Yosemite National Park was forced to shut over the weekend due to severe weather, and forecasts indicate that there could be up to 84 inches of snow there by Wednesday.


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