WATCH: WeatherNation Top 5 Videos of the Week
Another wild week of weather has come and gone. From blizzard conditions, to extreme wind, historic flooding, and ice jams…one powerful storm system generated all types of weather conditions. See what made WeatherNation’s top 5 videos for the week of March 10-16.
Topping our list, high winds flip a semi truck in Amarillo, Texas. Wind gusts on Wednesday, March 20, topped more than 70 mph, wreaking havoc on the roadways as high profile vehicles we tossed like toys. Wind gusts in north Texas maxed out at 103 mph in Pine Springs. Read the full story here.
Wicked winds whipped on the southern side of this storm, while blizzard conditions crippled the north side. In Colorado, eerie scenes developed on interstate 25, south of Denver as cars became stranded along the highway. The “bomb cyclone” set records across the Centennial State for lowest pressure on record. Read more on the “bomb” here.
The storm also set off severe weather across the central and eastern U.S. Thursday. Nearly two dozen tornadoes struck from Alabama all the way to Michigan. An EF-2 tornado was on the ground for nearly 17 miles from Lovelaceville to Paducah, Kentucky.
In Nebraska, flooding of historic proportions gives us our final 2 videos of the week. In Loup City, ice chunks larger than humans covered a hay field for nearly 50 acres. The chunks were deposited in the field following an ice jam and flooding of the Middle Loup River.
Finally, as historic flooding plagues the Midwest and Plains states, heartbreaking images continue to pour into WeatherNation. WeatherNation affiliate WMTV captured drone footage of towns underwater in Wisconsin as the flood waters continue to rise.
Read more about the historic flooding ongoing, and tune into WeatherNation as we cover this historic event.