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Oklahoma weather: Fire danger continues Wednesday, rain in forecast

by Bryan Painter and Silas Allen Published: May 7, 2014

The possibility of wildfires is high in western Oklahoma through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service’s Norman office. Hot, dry, windy weather means fire danger is “very high to extreme” late Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening, according to the office’s hazardous weather outlook. A red flag warning will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday evening will bring a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across western Oklahoma, with tennis ball-size hail, damaging winds and rains of 1 to 2 inches. Storms are most likely between 4-10 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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