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An extreme snowstorm buries seven horses in the snow as storms batter the US with rain and thunderstorms over Easter weekend

An extreme snowstorm has buried seven horses in nearly a meter of snow and even wilder weather is set to hit parts of the US this Easter.

A stalled weather front will bring thunderstorms to parts of Louisiana and Georgia, while temperatures in North Dakota could drop to a bitter 26F.

An extreme snowstorm in North Dakota left horses covered in snow and ice

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An extreme snowstorm in North Dakota left horses covered in snow and iceCredit: Hollie Wilson
Americans in Walla Walla, Washington state, faced whiteout conditions Thursday

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Americans in Walla Walla, Washington state, faced whiteout conditions ThursdayCredit: AP

A blizzard swept across the Northern Plains, burying foals in snowdrifts.

Hollie Wilson, owner of Rockin’ 33 Performance Horses in South Heart, North Dakota, shared fox weather The horses “trembled uncontrollably”.

She added, “Hopefully all of my horses go through with this and don’t end up with nausea and colic.”

One of the ponies, named Izzy, is only 32 inches tall and has trouble moving through the snow.

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More than a foot of snow fell in Bismarck, North Dakota, and temperatures could drop to 26F this weekend.

Meanwhile, up to two feet of snow were reported in Dickinson and Glenburn on Thursday.

Schools switched to online instruction and flights at Bismarck Airport were canceled amid the whiteout.

Rick Krolak of the National Weather Service in Bismarck told the Associated Press: “In April it’s not uncommon for it to snow. Well, snow of this magnitude – that’s something more unique.”

The wild weather will hit the Southeast Friday, including New Orleans, Mississippi and Georgia.

Thunderstorms and heavy downpours will hit Atlanta and Jackson Friday night.

Strong storms were reported in Dallas, Texas, and Panama City, Florida CNN.

The wet weather is caused by a front located over the southeast.

Rain is also forecast in cities like Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

Searching for Easter eggs can be difficult as snow can be seen at higher elevations along the west coast.

Snow is expected in the higher elevations of Washington’s Olympic Mountains.

And temperatures could drop to a bone-chilling low of 12F.

Meanwhile, up to three inches of rain could hit parts of California on Sunday.

It comes after Blizzards, fires and severe storms hit the southern and central US earlier this week.

Multiple tornadoes in central Texas and Iowa on Tuesday caused injuries and widespread damage.

Homes in Bell County, Texas were damaged when a tornado brought massive hail nearly six inches in length.

The tornado hit the city of Salado, leaving up to 23 injured.

Officials said multiple tornadoes confirmed by the National Weather Service caused widespread damage north of Austin.

The storms left thousands of Texans temporarily without power.

Meanwhile, a raging wildfire in New Mexico has already destroyed 200 homes and killed two people.

More than 5,000 people have been evacuated from Ruidoso.

The wildfire has scorched around nine square miles of land.

Firefighters are trying to fight the blaze where they can, but winds are expected to pick up on Friday and fears will escalate.

Incident Commander Dave Bales said: “We are trying to minimize this fire as much as possible, particularly as it is in the very heart of the community.

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“We’ve had the loss of a lot of structures, so our crews are right on the fire front and going as directly as possible.”

Wildfires are also burning in the Rio Grande — south of Albuquerque — and in the communities of Las Vegas and Roswell.

Storms are expected to hit parts of the southeast this weekend

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Storms are expected to hit parts of the southeast this weekendPhoto credit: CNN Weather
Grapefruit-sized hail fell as wild weather battered parts of the southern and central US

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Grapefruit-sized hail fell as wild weather battered parts of the southern and central USPhoto credit: Twitter / Gina Brown
The weight of snow knocked down tree branches in Portland, Oregon on April 11

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The weight of snow knocked down tree branches in Portland, Oregon on April 11Credit: AP

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