(By Kelly McDonald, Jr.) On March 6, 2017 at least 36 Tornadoes erupted across four Midwestern States: Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas. Northwest Arkansas and parts of Minnesota were slightly affected. According to one source, no fatalities have been reported thus far.


The greatest outbreak happened in Missouri where 18 people sustained injuries. In one town alone, Oak Grove, MO, almost 500 homes were damaged. About 20,000 customers in Iowa were without power. Thus far, parts of the Midwest have experienced a warmer than normal winter. Converging fronts increase the likelihood of these kinds of storms.