» Storms predicted, reported early: On Thursday, the Norman, Okla.-based Storm Prediction Center announced a potentially life-threatening storm that would hit the midwest and plains states this weekend. It was just the second time that the center made an announcement more than a day in advance of a storm. The center warns that the threat is still there, but it’s just moved eastward. But it left much destruction in its path: In Iowa, a town was largely destroyed; in Kansas, an Air Force base suffered damage. Nebraska reported baseball-sized hail. But in Oklahoma, the storms proved deadly. Very scary.