Eight million people in the South are under a moderate to severe storm threat as Texas and Louisiana are devastated by gigantic tornadoes.
A monstrous tornado swept through a residential neighborhood in Northlake and Winnsboro, Texas, leaving residents shocked as the big twister rolled through.
Tornado warnings were also issued for Dallas-Fort Worth area, trapping travelers at the Dallas Love Field Airport in a storm bunker, including pro tennis player Toby Kodat, who was traveling back from a tournament in Waco, Texas.
‘Not sure what is worse….that I am flying home early from the tournament or that I am in the tornado shelter at Dallas Love Field airport,’ he wrote on Twitter.
Dallas Love Field canceled around 400 flights on Thursday and has already started canceling flights as of early Friday morning. A temporary ground stop was issued at the airport during the storms.
A monstrous tornado swept through a residential neighborhood in Northlake (pictured) and Winnsboro, Texas, leaving residents shocked as the big twister rolled through
Eight million people in the South are under a moderate to severe storm threat as Texas and Louisiana are devastated by gigantic tornadoes
Another tornado was seen in Shreveport, Texas (pictured)
A tree was down in McKinney, Texas, after the storm rolled through
Parts of Texas and Louisiana experienced hurricane-force winds, leaving more than 206,000 Texans without power, according to poweroutrage.us.
All the schools in the Weatherford School District – near Fort Worth – will be closed on Friday due to power outage, debris, and damages to school grounds, according to CBS 11 Producer Giles Hudson.
Roads in Greenville, Texas, have been blocked by bricks from multiple brick building were damaged in the storm.
In Louisiana, a tornado touched down near Louisiana State University.
The storm is forecast to move across the Ohio Valley on Friday and into the Northwest by evening, The New York Times reported.
Two cars were seen piled on top of each other in Oklahoma after a tornado passed through
Snow was also seen in Sherman, Texas, as the
Tornado warnings were also issued for Dallas-Fort Worth area, trapping travelers at the Dallas Love Field Airport in a storm bunker, including pro tennis player Toby Kodat (pictured), who was traveling back from a tournament in Waco, Texas
Heavy snow and high winds are due to sweep across the Southwest states and bring with them 45mph gusts and up to eight inches of snow, before moving north up the Rockies and into the Pacific northwest and upper Midwest throughout Friday.
They follow the historic blizzards that rocked California this week, leaving people buried under up to seven feet of snow and prompting Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency to help with the recovery.
And while the west freezes, an unseasonably warm patch of air is expected to settle over the southern plains and move east, bringing with it a cell of severe storms that could herald baseball-sized hail and conditions ripe for dangerous tornados.
In the northeast, New York is expected to see snow changing to a freezing wintry mix, and parts of New England could be buried under up to 12 inches of snow.
The Golden State turned white this week after rarely-seen snowstorms buried parts of the state under several feet of snow, with flakes even falling across Disneyland and blanketing the hills behind the Hollywood sign.
A radar shows the large storm mass moving across the Southern United States
Governor Newsom deployed the national guard on Wednesday to assist residents, especially in San Bernardino County, where some have been trapped in their homes for days.
Wind, freeze and winter storm warnings were issued by The National Weather Service throughout the sunny state effective until Thursday as temperatures hit sub-freezing lows down to 26 degrees Fahrenheit in certain areas.
The National Guard is working with local law enforcement to open shelters for residents and help deliver food and water to those trapped, according to the governor’s office.
High winds in Texas took an port-a-potty for a trip down a roadway
Southern California mountain ranges were hit by several feet of snow and residents begged the governor for help clearing the roads as food and water supplies run low.
‘There are roofs collapsing everywhere, people are needing assistance and rescues. All of the stores are running low on food and water supplies. The gas stations barely have any gas,’ Lake Arrowhead resident Miyah Nelson told KTLA.
‘We need our roads cleared so that way people can get out of their homes. They’re all trapped.’
The counties named in the emergency declaration include Amador, Kern, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Nevada, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sierra, Sonoma and Tulare.
Some areas not included in the declaration were not ordered to evacuate, including residents in Olympic Valley, east of Sacramento.
An avalanche struck an apartment building in the area around 7pm on Tuesday, according to the Sierra Sun, and numerous pictures from across the state showed people snowed in with walls of white climbing above doors and up to second-story windows.
Snow is seen on the mountains in Southern California (pictured)
The Golden State turned white this week after rarely-seen snowstorms buried parts of the state under several feet of snow
Governor Newsom deployed the national guard on Wednesday to assist residents, especially in San Bernardino County, where some have been trapped in their homes for days
Snow covered a cactus and other greenery in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday
A child played i nthe snow in Mount Baldy, California, on Wednesday after Southern California was pummeled with heavy snowfall
The Hollywood sign looked straight out of a movie with the snow covered mountains behind it
A man brushes a foot of snow off his car in Crestline, California, on Wednesday morning
A house in California’s front door is back full of snow