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Oklahoma tornadoes: National Weather Service reports continued severe weather risk for Monday

Sunday's weather system in Oklahoma involved unstable air, a lot of humidity and very strong winds at the lower levels of the atmosphere.
by Bryan Painter Modified: May 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm •  Published: May 20, 2013
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Smith said the National Weather Service did not have a total number of storms to report as of Sunday night.

“We're still counting,” Smith said. “We had two main storms. We had a storm that produced several tornadoes along a path from Edmond up into Lincoln County.

“Then we had a second storm that developed here on the west side of Norman. We watched it right outside the window here, and it tracked across the north part of Norman. East of town, it developed a large tornado that we think was the most significant tornado of the day that hit out north of Shawnee and continued on up into southeast Lincoln County with multiple tornadoes again.”

Weather Service survey teams will go out Monday to assess the different damage areas.

by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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