Severe thunderstorms with marble-sized hail broke out over parts of the central and southern Plains states on Tuesday, April 23. The storms even spawned this dramatic funnel cloud in Hastings, Nebraska, late in the afternoon. Credit: YouTube/Francis Lavigne-Thériault
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Payne Preparations to include British Gas Great Swim Series 2012
Olympic open water swimming silver medallist and world champion Keri-anne Payne has launched the British Gas Great Swim Series 2012 and confirmed that two of the open water events will feature in her training plan for the summer.
The Stockport swimmer, who was officially named in Team GB over the weekend, will take part in the opening event of the series, the British Gas Great London Swim on Saturday 26th May followed by the British Gas Great North Swim on Friday 22-24th June.