A severe snowstorm has buried seven horses under almost a meter of snow, and wilder weather is expected this Easter in parts of the United States.
The stalled weather front is expected to bring thunderstorms to parts of Louisiana and Georgia, and temperatures could drop as low as 26°F in North Dakota.
A blizzard hit the northern plains, burying the foals in snowdrifts.
Holly Wilson, owner of Rockin’ 33 Performance Horses in South Hart, North Dakota, told Fox Weather the horses were “shaking uncontrollably.”
She added: “I hope all my horses survive this and don’t get sick and stick to me. »
One of the ponies, named Izzy, is only 32 inches tall and has difficulty walking in the snow.
More than a foot of snow fell in Bismarck, ND, and temperatures could drop to 26F this weekend.
Meanwhile, up to two feet of snow was recorded in Dickinson and Glenburn on Thursday.
Schools switched to online learning, and flights at Bismarck Airport were suspended due to white fog.
Rick Krolak of the National Weather Service in Bismarck told The Associated Press: “It’s not uncommon to get snow in April. So, snow of this magnitude is something more unique.
Wild weather is expected to hit the southeast, including New Orleans, Mississippi and Georgia on Friday.
Thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected to hit Atlanta and Jackson Friday night.
Severe storms could be reported from Dallas, Texas and Panama City, Florida, according to CNN.
Wet weather is caused by a front that lies in the southeast.
Rainfall is also expected in cities such as Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
Easter egg hunting can be tricky as the higher ground along the west coast can get snow.
Snow is expected to fall at high altitudes on the Olympic Mountains in Washington.
And temperatures can drop to scary lows of 12F.
Meanwhile, up to three inches of rain could fall in parts of California on Sunday.
This comes after blizzards, fires and severe storms hit the southern and central United States earlier this week.
On Tuesday, multiple tornadoes in central Texas and Iowa caused injuries and extensive damage.
Homes in Bell County, Texas were damaged when a tornado brought down huge hailstones nearly six inches long.
A tornado hit the city of Salado, injuring up to 23 people.
Officials said multiple tornadoes confirmed by the National Weather Service caused significant damage north of Austin.
Storms temporarily left thousands of Texans without power.
Meanwhile, a raging New Mexico wildfire has already destroyed 200 homes and killed two people.
More than 5,000 people were evacuated from Ruidoso.
The forest fire scorched about nine square miles of land.
Firefighters are trying to control the blaze where they can, but winds are expected to pick up on Friday, raising concerns.
Incident commander Dave Bales said: “We are trying to keep this fire as small as possible, especially because it is the right thing to do in the community.
“We lost a lot of buildings, so our teams are on the front line as much as possible. »
Wildfires are also raging in the Rio Grande – just south of Albuquerque – and in the communities of Las Vegas and Roswell.
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