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A major winter storm pummeled large parts of the U.S. on Tuesday, dropping heavy snow on the Southern Plains and spinning off damaging tornadoes in warmer areas southward. Treacherous holiday travel was expected to become even more of an ordeal by the time the storm arrives in the Northeast later this week.
Day US tornado outbreak from overnight and this morning
- Report of mobile homes flipped in Pike County, Alabama –@TWCBreaking
- High school in Mobile, Alabama, sustains substantial damage in storms; officials to assess Wednesday – @LOCAL15NEWS
- Local emergency management report mobile homes damaged near Troy, Alabama, airport; people may be trapped in debris –@TWCBreaking
- Video: Funnel cloud moves across Mobile, Alabama – via @AP
- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declares state of emergency for 8 counties with storm damage – @AP
- 1st US tornado warning of the day is issued for areas of North Carolina –@StormChaser4850
- Snow, thunderstorms, sleet, tornadoes and high winds cancel some 400 holiday flights from Dallas to New York – @AP
- Update: Death toll of US storms rises to 6 with accidents on highways in Arkansas and Oklahoma – @AP
weather.com: Following what will likely end up as the largest Christmas Day tornado outbreak on record in the U.S.,severe thunderstorms and at least a few tornadoes will threaten the Southeast again Wednesday.