9:05 p.m. The National Weather Service reports there is a “very low chance” of supercells in the Oklahoma City area and eastern parts of the state after 10 p.m., but a dangerous squall line is expected to move through the metro area between 2 and 4 a.m. Winds of 70 to 80 mph with golfball sized hail and embedded tornadoes are possible with the storms. The squall line will continue moving east overnight, but western Oklahoma is still threatened by supercells until 2 a.m.
8:00 p.m. Two tornadoes are on the ground in Alfalfa County heading in the direction of Cherokee.
7:45 p.m. A tornado was spotted in Alfalfa County in northern Oklahoma near Lambert and heading southwest toward Dacoma in Woods County.
7:30 p.m. A tank battery fire ignited southeast of Waynoka in Woods County after tornadoes briefly touched down there.
7:00 p.m. A tornado was spotted five miles south of Quinlan in Woodward County about 6:50 p.m., according to emergency management. Another brief touchdown was reported about 5:15 p.m. about 11 miles south of Tangier in the county. No reports of damage or injuries were immediately available.
Gov. Mary Fallin is urging residents in the state to pay attention to the news.
“Develop a plan, call your children and elderly parents ... make sure everyone knows where to go and keep an eye on the weather,” she said.
6:15 p.m. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is advising people in the Waynoka area to seek shelter at Little Sahara State Park. Between 5,000 and 8,000 people are reportedly in the park for the annual snake hunt, Capt. Chris West said.
6:10 p.m. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado occurred about 4 p.m. about 7 miles north of Woodward, and another tornado was spotted about 4:30 p.m. 4 miles northwest of Freedom. Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer says the storm damaged a metal outbuilding and a camper, but no injuries were reported. Hail the size of softballs pounded the area, but no injury or damage reports had come in yet, Lehenbauer said.
6:00 p.m. A tornado watch is in effect until 2 a.m. for Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Major, Noble, Osage, Pawnee, Roger Mills, Washita, Woods and Woodward counties.
5:00 p.m. Norman has opened storm shelters including Whittier and Irving Recreation Centers, Cleveland Elementary and Little Ax High School, police Capt. Tom Easley said.
The American Red Cross shelter in Norman, Oklahoma moved from the Whittier Recreation Center on W. Brooks to the St. Stephens United Methodist Church at 1801 W. Brooks (on the corner of Brooks and McGee) in Norman.
3:59 p.m. There was a brief tornado touchdown 7 miles north of Woodward, the National Weather Service says.
3:21 A tornado warning was issued for Ellis and Woodward counties.
3:18 p.m. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for northeast Harper and northwest Woods counties.
Scattered supercell thunderstorms capable of producing violent and long-track tornadoes, large hail and destructive straight-line winds developed in western Oklahoma in early afternoon and are spreading east, the National Weather Service says.