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70M Americans Face Severe Weather Forecast

That could include tornadoes and hail

(Newser) - Good thing Americans have nothing else to worry about—because severe storms that might include hail and tornadoes are forecast for a good swath of the country on Saturday, CNN reports. "Over 70 million Americans face the threat of severe weather today, with the greatest threat for a significant...

Mom Acted as Human Shield for Baby During Crazy Storm

Queensland 23-year-old has now been nominated for a bravery award

(Newser) - An Australian mother who shielded her daughter from hail during a storm last week has now been nominated for a bravery award, ABC Australia reports. "She's one of the bravest people I've read of lately," said Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a press conference Sunday at...

Hailstorm Brings 'Massive Loss' for Colorado Zoo

Endangered vulture among 2 animals killed

(Newser) - Hail the size of golf balls and softballs pummeled a Colorado zoo on Monday, leaving 14 people injured and two animals dead, including one of roughly 20 endangered vultures known to be in the US. The 13-year-old female Cape vulture, dubbed Motswari, arrived at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado...

Tennis Ball-Sized Hail Kills Birds at Fort Worth Zoo

Flamingos, ducks, pelican struck down

(Newser) - Severe storms hit the Fort Worth area Thursday morning, bringing hail that killed some of the birds in the city's zoo and forced it to delay opening. A zoo spokesperson tells Fox 4 News that at least two ducks, a pelican, and four or five flamingos were killed when...

Hail Damaged Plane So Badly, It Forced a Landing

Scary storm cracked windshield, damaged nose

(Newser) - Nervous fliers might want to go read anything else : A Delta flight headed from Boston to Salt Lake City last night ran into hail so severe that it cracked the windshield and severely bashed the nose, forcing an emergency in Denver, reports the Denver Post . "There were times when...

Tornado, Hail, Storms Strike Central States

First tornado spotted near Cisco, Texas

(Newser) - Officials warned us about tornadoes, and they were right: One was spotted today close to Cisco, Texas, roughly 100 miles west of Dallas-Fort Worth, CNN reports. It was heading east at 15mph along Interstate 20. The National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings into late evening across parts of six...

Twitterverse Hails Massive NYC Storm With Boffo Pics

Millions transfixed by weather

(Newser) - New York City's 100-degree heat finally exploded yesterday in a spectacular rainstorm that spawned " ground-shaking " thunder, hail, high winds—and spectacular photographs that ricocheted across the Twitterverse and Facebook like lightning itself. Photos of massive clouds, quarter-size hailstones, drenched city streets, and a flooded Penn Station joined...

'Life-Threatening' Tornadoes, Hail Hit Midwest

Kansas, Oklahoma warned of 'life-threatening' weather

(Newser) - More than a dozen possible tornadoes were reported today as forecasters warned residents across the nation's midsection to brace for "life-threatening" weather. An apparent tornado took down barns, outbuildings, and large trees in southeast Nebraska, and Johnson County emergency director Clint Strayhorn said he was still trying to...

Heartland Tornadoes Kill 7 in Arkansas

Severe storms and hail also hit Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri

(Newser) - Severe storms spawned twisters in America's heartland today, knocking out power, toppling tractor-trailers, and killing seven people in Arkansas, the AP reports. Up to 25 tornadoes also hit Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma, a state where hail smashed windshields and storms derailed railway cars. “It just seems like we’re...

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