The Wall Street Journal: Tornadoes kill at least 11 in Dallas area

A powerful cluster of tornadoes roared through North Texas on Saturday night, killing 11 people and causing widespread damage, police officials said.

The deadly storm was the latest in a succession of freakish winter-weather events over the Christmas holiday that have led to at least 29 deaths in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.

Initial analysis from the National Weather Service showed the Texas storm system produced six tornadoes, which were notable for their intensity during this time of year.

The system was still producing blizzard conditions across the Texas panhandle and battering parts of Texas and Oklahoma with heavy rains, said Greg Carbin, warning coordinator for the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center.

The storm system — while still powerful — was moving east and northeast and was expected to diminish in severity by Monday. Virtually the entire border between Texas and Louisiana remained under a tornado watch on Sunday morning, Carbin said.

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