Tornadoes and high winds in West Virginia left two people dead and at least 60 injured. Storms also flattened toll booths and tore the roof off a city hall in Kentucky, where National Guardsmen were called out to prevent looting.

Storms on Tuesday also played havoc with the mercury, leaving snow in parts of Michigan where days earlier people were sunbathing.Heavy rains, twisters and high winds were reported in North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. A rare tornado struck in Washington state.

The Seattle area seldom sees a tornado, but it did Tuesday, preceded by hail as big as baseballs. The twister near Bremerton felled trees and damaged homes.

Golfball-size hail cracked windshields on a Pittsburgh highway.