"Storms Bring Heavy Snow, Hail, Rains To Central U.S"

"High winds and heavy snow and rain whipped through parts of the central United States on Wednesday, knocking out power for thousands of people and closing schools and businesses."

"Storm watchers were tracking a line of severe weather from Arkansas through southeastern Missouri into Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, with tornado watches issued by the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center for Arkansas and Missouri.

'It will be a long night in Arkansas for sure,' said Greg Carbin, meteorologist for the Storm Prediction Center. 'Tomorrow it will be probably another round for the southeast.'"

Carey Gillam reports for Reuters April 11, 2013.

Source: Reuters, 04/11/2013