1. Wild Weather

    Storms Tear Through the South

    In this image made from video and released by WSB TV in Atlanta, a tornado moves through the town of Adairsville, Ga. on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013. A fire chief says a storm that roared across northwest Georgia has left overturned vehicles on Interstate 75 northwest of Atlanta, and crews are responding to reports of people trapped in storm-damaged residential and commercial buildings. (AP Photo/WSB TV) MANDATORY CREDIT


    Tornado warnings were issued in Tennesee and Kentucky this morning, and three tornadoes had been reported by 4:35 a.m. Severe-weather warnings are in effect for the areas between New Orleans and Jacksonville, Fla., in the south and between Baltimore and Pittsburgh in the north. More than 13,000 people lost power when the storms tore through Memphis and four inches of rain fell over three hours. Downed power lines caused a grass fire in Arlington, Tenn. The storms are part of an unusual weather pattern this year fueled by winds blowing unseasonably warm air from the Gulf of Mexico into cold air coming over the plains from Canada. “It's not a normal weather pattern for this time of year,” one expert said.

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