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Everything you need to know about the tornadoes (and blizzards) that struck this weekend

Twisters in Texas and Mississippi, floods in Arkansas, blizzards in Kansas

27 tornadoes slammed the United States over the weekend, killing 13 and injuring dozens of people caught up in a huge storm system that barreled through Texas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The storm formed late Friday night and is still tracking east, expected to bring more rain and thunderstorms to parts of the northeast and mid-Atlantic on Monday afternoon.

What happened?

This weekend, a low pressure system formed at the edge of the Rocky Mountains and travelled east. The

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