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Central Oklahoma to see first chance of severe storms Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Norman is predicting large hail and strong winds for parts of central Oklahoma on Wednesday. Tornadoes possible, it said.
by Jonathan Sutton Published: April 1, 2014

Central Oklahoma could see its first severe weather Wednesday since the end of one of the worst storm seasons in the state’s history.

The National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office is predicting up to baseball size hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph Wednesday afternoon for parts of central Oklahoma.

David Andra, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office, said tornadoes are possible, though the main concern will be wind and hail.

The last tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service, Norman was May 31, 2013.

“I think there’s a little more anxiety after last year,” Andra said. “The thing to do to offset that is to have a plan, know what you’re going to do and watch the forecast.”

Andra said storms are most likely to produce severe conditions in central and northern Oklahoma about 4 p.m. and will move east in the evening.

by Jonathan Sutton
Breaking News Reporter
Jonathan Sutton is a reporter covering breaking news and crime for The Oklahoman and He grew up in Ada and has a degree in journalism from Oklahoma State University. He was the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily O'Collegian, OSU's student...
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