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VIDEO: A Wild Tornadic Week – This Week’s Twister Highlights

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After last week’s tornadoes and flooding the last thing anybody wanted to see in the forecast was more severe weather, but after a short break, it was back on again Sunday…

One of the most ominous sounds in the modern world is that of tornado sirens and in Mayflower, Arkansas with the threat of a twister nearby, they were howling to alert everybody outside to take cover inside immediately.

WeatherNation’s Brett Adair was in Grady, Arkansas when the first tornado to drop on this part of the state formed…

From nearby Star City, chaser Brandon Clement could see the same funnel whipping along the ground, accompanied by cloud to ground lightning bolts before it dissipated, or roped out…

And while multiple tornadoes hit the state during the ay, some Arkansas roads looked at first glance like they were picking up snow… but it was hail, lots of it! Driving was dicey in Dierks for sure, until the ice melted, creating clouds of hail fog across the countryside.

And after night fell along the Arkansas/Mississippi delta region, the wind blew heavy rain, more large hail fell and storm damage was visible all around the area…

Then on Tuesday, it was on again… As severe thunderstorm towers built in Macomb, Illinois, conditions were ripe for more supercell thunderstorms and all the threats they bring…

Once again, the sirens wailed as this storm blew up…

In Warsaw, there was another funnel lowering and more hail falling for miles…

And after nightfall, there was no letup on the touchdowns. In Springfield, lightning flashes were the only way to see a likely tornado dipping in the darkness…

Our own Ben McMillan and Tim Jones were following a dangerous tornado near Edwards

And in the nearby community of Brimfield ,they found sad proof of its passage through the little town of Broomfield, just down the road and Tim spoke with a local who’d just been hit…

David Neal spoke with a first responder on scene there, too.

With March just barely halfway over, the traditional peak of tornado season is still weeks away. The best advice we can give you is to be prepared, have a family safety plan before the storm and have multiple ways to get severe weather warnings!

For WeatherNation, John Van Pelt

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