A breach in the levee protecting West Alton, Mo., forced nearly 500 residents to higher ground late Monday evening.
A tornado reaching up to a mile wide at times left at least six dead Wednesday in Hood and Johnson counties, Texas.
As lingering winter cold keeps spring at bay, residents from Chicago to New York City remember only a year ago when record warmth had already ushered in the greenery.
Extreme fire concerns continue with another day of bone dry warmth expected. A look at the short-term weather across the northern Plains and Rockies.