• A low cloud moves over a farm near Gypsum, Kan., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Thunderstorms bearing hail as big as grapefruit and winds approaching hurricane strength lashed portions of the Great Plains on Tuesday. The area is expecting severe weather. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    After fanfare, forecasters review talk of storm ‘outbreak’

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a “bust” because the tornadoes that did develop were small.

  • In this April 27, 2011, file photo a deadly tornado moves through Tuscaloosa, Ala. On April 27, 2011, a series of tornadoes killed hundreds of people, injured thousands and reduced countless buildings to rubble across a swath of the U.S. More than 120 tornadoes were reported that day - one of the deadliest outbreaks in the nation's history. (Dusty Compton/The Tuscaloosa News, via AP, File)  MANDATORY CREDIT

    Tornado outbreak, 5 years later: Piecing lives back together

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — On April 27, 2011, a series of tornadoes killed hundreds of people, injured thousands and reduced countless buildings to rubble across a swath of the U.S.