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Severe Weather to Linger Over High Plains, Upper Midwest, and Beyond for Next Several Days

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The first few days of June are going to feature stormy conditions for a large portion of the High Plains and the Upper Midwest. Here is a more detailed look at the timing and impact zones of these storms.

Month of May Goes Out with a Roar

The High Plains will see the brunt of the storm action through the weekend prior to the activity spreading into the Upper Midwest by the beginning of the week. The storms will then meet a new surge of energy over the Rockies and the High Plains, setting the stage for another infusion of activity across the Midwest. Forecasters are already warning that Tuesday's storms could pack dangerous impacts.

The month of May did not disappoint when it came to severe weather. This is typically the time of the year when storms reach their peak across the U.S. This year's tally is already well above the norm thanks to an especially busy May.

According to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) out of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there have already been over 500 preliminary reports of twisters this May. This number is part of the overall total of over 6,000 reports of severe weather. In addition, over 1,800 reports of hail measuring 1 inch or greater have been reported. Lastly, reporters have documented over 350 incidents of hail coming in at 2 inches in diameter or higher.

First up to kick off the weekend will be more storms for an area from southern Missouri and down into southern Louisiana. It was already an active start to the month with a large area of storms rushing through Texas on Friday, knocking out power to thousands for the second time this week. Dallas took the brunt of the early week power outages with some customers still in the dark.


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