Photo of tornado over Lawton is said to be fake

Published: April 22, 2013
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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a photo posted on social websites that purports to be a tornado over Lawton is a fake.

The weather service office in Norman noticed the doctored photo that allegedly depicted a tornado over the southwestern Oklahoma City on April 17.

The weather service says the photo shows a real tornado that was photographed in Nebraska in 2004 and the photo was doctored to make it appear it was over Lawton.

There were a reported 12 small tornadoes in Oklahoma on April 17 including one on the western edge of Lawton and one just east of the city.