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Final text message from son in Arkansas tornado: Goodbye mama

Son texts as tornado hits: 'Goodbye mama...'

"Goodbye mama."

That was the last text message a man in Arkansas sent before a tornado hit his house.

A man rides a bicycle in Manhattan during a snowstorm that is moving through the Northeast on January 21, 2014 in New York City. Along with dropping arctic tempertures the storm is expected to bring three to five inches by nightfall, with another four to six inches falling overnight.

Bundle up: Cold temps could linger for days

To put it in meteorological terms, the weather in the Northeastern U.S. is a mess!

The heaviest snow in the Northeast will fall on Boston and the Cape. The white stuff is coming down pretty well down to Long Island. There is a blizzard warning for Cape Cod and a Winter Storm Warning for Boston in place right now and those will stay in place until 1 p.m. ET.

A pedestrian walks amidst the newly fallen snow along Grandview Avenue on November 26, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Along the East Coast winter storms are threatening to make Thanksgiving holiday travel dangerous.

Over the Nor'easter and through the snow...

Ready or not, here it comes.

Expect rain, snow and wind on the second-busiest travel day of the year. 

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My flight was canceled... now what?

Nearly 600 flights were canceled across the country yesterday according to flightaware.com.

The good news in all of this: Delta airlines says it will give full refunds this week if your flight is canceled or delayed.

NWS radar mosaic 11/26/2013

Holiday travel day from hell ahead?

What a mess.

Our parent storm is over the Louisiana coast now and moving northeast. Tonight it will merge with a system that formed over the Great Lakes.

Tornado outbreak rips across Midwest

Tornado outbreak rips across Midwest

At least six people are dead after a tornado outbreak ripped across the Midwest on Sunday.

MORE: Tornadoes in November: Is this normal?

Tornado in Pekin, IL

Tornadoes in November: Is this normal?

Believe it or not, November tornadoes are not all that rare.

We are in the heart of the "second severe weather season," when very cold air slams down into warm air from the Gulf.

Piano man plays in flooded out home

Piano man plays in flooded out home

One Colorado man who lost almost everything in those massive floods last week is embracing what he's got left.

A video of Mark Changaris playing his muddy piano is going viral.

More than 600 people are still unaccounted for in aftermath of Colorado flooding

Thousands of homes destroyed in Colorado floods

Food and water is now running low for hundreds of people cut off by flooding in Colorado. Emergency officials say neighbors are sharing with each other as they wait for rescue.

If helicopters can't find a way to land, crews will start dropping supplies from the air.

Tropical storm Gabrielle

Weak Gabrielle set to drench Puerto Rico

Tropical storm warnings are up for Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as Tropical Storm Gabrielle gets closer.

Gabrielle is a weak storm with 40 mph winds but it will throw a lot of rain at the islands.

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