NWS: Storm that damaged Lamar University Saturday morning not a tornado

NWS: Storm that damaged Lamar University Saturday morning not a tornado

The epic weather event that began Friday night had slowed somewhat on Sunday after what the weather service described as a "historic" snowstorm Saturday, but the snow kept coming down.

The National Weather Service said Monday tornadoes touched down in the towns of Lexington and Irmo, west and northwest of Columbia.

He says their goal is to wrap things up late Monday night but miss that target if more outages erupt today.

However, a snow plow knocked down a power pole on USA 2 near Hydraulic Falls Road in Iron Mountain about 9:45 a.m. Sunday, causing one electrical wire to fall to the ground and others to hang low over the road, Iron Mountain police and firefighters said.

Storms that damaged Lamar University and parts of South Beaumont were not tornados.

In North Carolina, the weather service office in Raleigh said Monday that a high-end EF-2 tornado hit Greensboro, carrying maximum winds of 135 miles per hour with a path that was at least 300 yards wide.


The St. Cloud area has gotten 62.7 inches of snow for the season, 17 inches above normal.

About 33,000 Consumers Energy customers and 125,000 DTE customers were without power by noon Sunday in MI due to damaged power lines. Enbridge made a decision to shut down the twin pipelines until weather conditions improve in the Straits of Mackinac, which links Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, Duffy said.

Freezing rain is falling south of Interstate 96, but sleet falling north of the highway has dropped 2 inches (5 centimeters) of sleet in some areas.

Despite snow on Saturday, Hays has still only received.07 inches of moisture for the month. A few inches of snow are possible north of Highway 20, along with a light glaze of ice.

Hundreds of flights have been canceled in Minneapolis as a deadly storm system sweeps across the central USA, bringing heavy snowfall, powerful winds and rain to several states.

Metro Transit said on Sunday morning that trains are running on time. Let's hope it doesn't shut down the state like Friday's system did.

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