The storm dumped at least 8 inches of snow in parts of eastern Kentucky, southeastern Ohio, Virginia dell'ovest, western Pennsylvania and upstate New York Saturday.
The severe weather in Florida prompted Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a state of emergency in Clay, Highlands, Marion and Putnam counties, where a cold front had brought “multiple severe weather hazards” across the northeastern and central parts of the state, Egli ha detto. Heavy rain, thunderstorms, strong winds and isolated tornadoes resulted in damages and widespread power outages, the governor added.\
South continues to freeze
Più di 40 locations across the southeast are expected to see record low temperatures Sunday morning, with many record lows forecast across areas of central and northern Florida that were hit hardest Saturday, forecasts show.
“This really gives an indication of how powerful the cold front was that moved through the region,” CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam said.
A freeze warning is in effect through Sunday morning for portions of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Florida e Carolina del Sud.
“Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops
, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing
,” the weather service said in the warning
March started warm in the Southeast
, with many locations setting record highs in the 70s and 80s as recently as the past week
. The warmth helped many trees
, flowers and crops to begin to bloom
Before the frigid temperatures settled in, the NWS confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Florida Saturday.
In Marion County
, a tornado with maximum winds of
100 mph was detected in Ocala
, where resident Hannah Laviolette posted a video on Twitter of the damage
“My bed is next to my window and it started violently shaking so much so that I thought it was about to come flying off,” Laviolette said.
Per un momento, she said she saw a funnel outside her window, and when she later went outside, a neighbor said their bedroom had been “ripped open.”
A weaker tornado in Fort Myers Beach was confirmed after a waterspout came ashore, the weather service said. The NWS is doing a survey and has not yet confirmed the intensity of the tornado.
Scott Wirth, the district chief of operations at Fort Myers Beach Fire Department, described the incident to CNN as a “minor event.” Wirth also said no damage was reported, and there were no calls to the fire department.