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Tornado watch info from National Weather Service, Norman and Tulsa

by Bryan Painter Published: April 3, 2014
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The National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office has issued a tornado watch in effect until 9 pm this evening for the following areas in Oklahoma:

In east central Oklahoma: Pontotoc, Seminole

In southeast Oklahoma: Atoka,  Bryan,  Coal,  Hughes,  Johnston, Marshall

In southern Oklahoma: Love

This includes the cities of…Ada, Atoka, Coalgate, Durant, Holdenville, Madill, Marietta, Seminole and Tishomingo.

The National Weather Service, Tulsa Forecast Office has issued a tornado watch in effect until 9 pm this evening for the following areas:

In east central Oklahoma: Cherokee,  Muskogee, Okfuskee,  Sequoyah

In northeast Oklahoma: Adair,  Craig,  Delaware,  Mayes,  Okmulgee,  Ottawa,  Rogers,  Wagoner

In southeast Oklahoma: Choctaw,  Haskell,  Latimer,  Le Flore,  McIntosh,  Pittsburg, Pushmataha

This includes the cities of…Antlers, Claremore, Clayton, Eufaula, Hugo, Jay, McAlester, Miami, Muskogee, Okemah, Okmulgee, Poteau, Pryor, Sallisaw, Stigler, Stilwell, Tahlequah, Vinita, Wagoner and Wilburton.

 

Also, from the National Weather Service, Norman:

Thunderstorms…A few severe thunderstorms could develop in an area southeast of a line from Seminole and Ada… to Sulphur and Marietta, Oklahoma. This activity would develop along a dryline…mainly through 7 pm. If storms develop, large hail up to golf balls and damaging winds up to 70 mph would be the main hazards. The better storm potential today will be east of the area.

Strong winds… Strong winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 40 mph could occur this afternoon across parts of western north Texas and southwestern Oklahoma. These strong winds may also cause blowing dust and enhance wildfire danger in these areas. A wind advisory is in effect.

 

 

 

 

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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