Cold Front Arrives; Panhandle Fires Force Evacuations


A cold front arrives Tuesday night, bringing more rounds of snow for several days, over 1,000 evacuated in Florida Panhandle wildfires, New Jersey thunderstorms knockout transit line, Iowa tornado, and the 3-day forecast.

Iowa tornado: 7 victims, hospitalized mom loses entire family

A Missouri mom has been hospitalized with severe injuries. At the same time, her husband and two of their three children, ages 5 in 2, perished in a tornado that hit Iowa on Saturday, People reported.

They died visiting their 63-year-old grandmother in Iowa, who also perished, KSDK reported.

Down the street, the EF-3 tornado claimed two other victims. According to the National Weather Service, this twister had peak wind speeds of 138 mph. A seventh victim died 54 miles away when the tornado struck southeast of Des Moines an hour later.

Gusty thunderstorms knockout New Jersey transit line, start fire

On Monday night, a line of thunderstorms left thousands in New Jersey without power and took down the states NJ Transit’s Morris & Essex Line and Gladstone Branch, NJ1015 reported. According to the National Weather Service, gusts reached 60-62 mph, taking down poles causing extensive damage to the transit lines, and there is no estimate as to when service will be restored. Winds were also reportedly responsible for spreading fire to a row of brownstones in North Bergen.

Florida Panhandle wildfires torch homes, force evacuations of over 1,100

Wildfires in the Florida Panhandle near Panama City had torched 14,000 acres by Monday evening, forcing evacuations of nearly 1100 homes, and was only 10% contained, according to a news release from the Florida Forest Service CNN reported.

3-day forecast: Cold front arrives Tuesday, several days of winter weather across US

A cold front will arrive on Tuesday, bringing several days of winter weather across the US, bringing heavy snow in several areas, during thunderstorms for the South throughout the week. Here is your three-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).


Snow throughout most of the Western states, into the northern Rockies, upper Midwest, and central Plains. Snow around the Great Lakes and spotty showers over New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Heavy snow for parts of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Thunderstorms throughout the South from Texas to Virginia.

NWS winter weather alerts for Tuesday

On Tuesday, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the following locations: southeastern Montana; southeastern Idaho; western and southeastern Wyoming; North-central and eastern Utah; western Colorado; west Nebraska.

Winter weather advisories are in effect for portions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado.


Snow throughout most of the Western states into the central Plains and around the Great Lakes. Heavy snow for parts of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas.

Mixed precipitation for the Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic, and Northeast.

Thunderstorms across the South.


Snow will stretch from the Southwest across the Plains to the Great Lakes. Spotty snow showers for the northern Rockies and upper Midwest.

Thunderstorms for the South from Louisiana to the Carolinas.