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Tuesday Tornadoes in the Southern Plains

1 Sep 2020, 10:49 am

Tuesday brought a severe weather threat across the Southern Plains starting with heavy rain and flooding in Oklahoma and Arkansas early Tuesday morning. As storms progressed into the peak of afternoon heating, the reports of severe weather increased across Oklahoma and Arkansas into Missouri and Tennessee and surrounding states. There were multiple reports of tornadoes that formed including the ones below.


Earlier Tuesday afternoon the first of the tornado warnings were issued in Arkansas; one of the confirmed tornadoes in Heber Springs, Arkansas as seen in the footage below.


Although tornado warnings were never issued for Missouri, here is some viewer footage from Deering, Missouri before this confirmed tornado cross the Mississippi River and was later warned in far northwestern Tennessee. This was a small and rogue storm ahead of the more dominant activity but quickly dissipated before the warning was canceled near the Kentucky border.

The severe weather threat diminishes for some of the areas into the overnight hours but heavy rain and flooding become our next threat. For the latest on severe weather reports make sure to follow us on twitter @WeatherNation and tune in the for the latest watches and warnings!


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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!

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