National Weather Service Talks April Storm Numbers

National Weather Service Talks April Storm Numbers

Update: The National Weather Service said late Monday night that a tornado with estimated top wind speeds of 130 miles per hour hit Lynchburg and the neighboring counties of Campbell and Amherst on Sunday evening.

Mother Nature brought 18 tornadoes in five states over the weekend, along with heavy snow in the upper midwest, leaving hundres of thousands without power. On top of the tornadoes we also had over 150 reports of large hail and thunderstorm wind damage as well.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - On Sunday, a survey team from the Little Rock National Weather Service office completed a storm damage assessment located in Johnson County in the community of Ozone.

The National Weather Service out of Jackson, MS submitted survey results on Sunday confirming three tornadoes in far South Arkansas. Lexington County being one of the hardest hit areas with downed trees and power outages.

One of the EF2 tornadoes was in Crawford County, near Mountainburg, where Gov. Asa Hutchinson toured Sunday to survey the damage.

Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras told news reporters that classes would be canceled Tuesday because of the storm.

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Despite the March and April storms, the central Sierra snowpack was at just 47 of average as of Thursday, the California Department of Water Resources reported.

Cooper said more than 33,000 people were without power early Monday afternoon, with 21,000 in Guilford County.

More than 50,000 customers are without electricity after storms swept through North and SC, with at least one person dead.

In Greensboro, police said 48-year-old Anthony George of Greensboro was killed about 5:45 p.m. Sunday when a tree fell on his auto.

Electric cooperatives in North Carolina had about 4,500 customers without service Monday.

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