7 Things You May Have Missed During the April 2014 Tornado Outbreak

By Jon Erdman
Published: May 3, 2014

Weird Pattern...Weird Results

While the destructive, multi-day tornado outbreak and Gulf Coast flash flooding seized most of the national weather headlines, there were plenty of other weather oddities during the last few days of April 2014.

(RECAPS: State-by-State | Tornado Scars | Deja Vu Tornado Cities | Gulf Coast Flooding)

The impacts varied from record-smashing heat to heavy, wet snow. It was all due to a roughly 1,500-mile wide area of low pressure aloft, which stuck over the nation's heartland (shown as green shadings in the upper-air weather map above).

Let's walk through the other interesting weather events of the week, starting with a so-called "ice tsunami."

NEXT > 12-Foot Tall Ice Shove

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