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Severe weather breaks out across western, central Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA – As severe weather sparked several tornadoes across western Oklahoma, many storms left behind wind damage and hail.

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The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning until 2:45 p.m. for Jackson, Kiowa, Greer and Harmon counties.

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A strong storm is moving northwest of Duke and headed toward the town of Martha. Residents should take their tornado precautions.

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Residents in Victory and Martha are urged to take their tornado precautions as a strong storm heads their way. 

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Residents near Martha need to take their tornado precautions. 

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The tornado roped out near Martha, but that doesn’t mean the danger is over. Residents should still take their precautions. 

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The Commissioner of Public Safety has announced that due to inclement weather, state agencies may temporarily reduce non-essential services beginning at 3 p.m. for Canadian, Cleveland, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties. 

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The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Ellis, Washita, Custer, Beckham and Roger Mills counties until 3:15 p.m. 

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Those near Mangum need to take their tornado precautions. 

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The National Weather Service has extended the tornado warning for Washita, Jackson, Kiowa and Greer counties until 3:30 p.m. 

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The town of Sayre has started to sound their tornado sirens. Residents are encouraged to take their tornado precautions.

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Those in Sayre need to take cover. 

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Kiowa County residents need to take their tornado precautions. 

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A large mesocyclone is just south of Sayre. Residents in the area need to take their precautions. 

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PDS: Particularly Dangerous Situation.
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Please stay weather aware today. Have your severe weather plans ready. 
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Storm locations as of 2:53 p.m. 

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A strong storm is headed toward Lone Wolf & Hobart. Residents are encouraged to take your tornado precautions. A wreck near the south side of the Quartz Mountains has brought traffic to a standstill. 

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Funnel cloud near Hobart, OK. 

Please take your weather precautions if you are in that area. 

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There are reports of wind damage in Gage, Oklahoma. 

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The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Ellis, Harper and Woodward counties until 4 p.m. 

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Highway 44 East of Highway 44 A in Kiowa County, about 6 miles northeast of Blair, OK, is closed at this time due to an accident and dangerous weather in the area. 

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If the storm stays steady, the storm will arrive near El Reno around 4:45. 

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Rotation has been reported near Butler, OK. 

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Fargo, OK 

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It looks like large hail is headed toward Sentinel as the storm near Hobart weakens. 

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We do not want to alarm you, but we want you to be 4Warned. 
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A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for Washita, Caddo, Custer and Kiowa counties until 4:15 p.m. 

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Tornado Warning issued for Washita and Caddo counties until 4:15 p.m. 

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Residents in the area near Gotebo need to be weather aware. 

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Large hail is moving into Cordell, so make sure to protect your pets and your property. 

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If you live near Cordell, take cover. Washita County is currently under a Tornado Warning. 

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Tornado Warning issued until 4:15 p.m. Thursday for Dewey County 

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The tornado-warned storm is headed toward Seiling. Residents should start thinking about their tornado precautions. 

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Residents near Corn, OK need to take cover immediately. 
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Residents in Cordell and Corn should take their tornado precautions now. 

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Corn, OK residents take shelter NOW. A tornado is in the area. Residents near Weatherford should also be taking their tornado precautions. 

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There is strong rotation just west of the town of Corn. Residents should take their tornado precautions. 

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Tornado sirens in Weatherford are sounding, according to the Weatherford Daily News.

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Residents near Seiling need to take cover now. 

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Substantial circulation was reported north of Corn, OK/NW of Colony, OK 

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A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 4:15 p.m. for Woods, Woodward and Major counties.

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A tornado warning has been issued for Woods and Woodward counties until 4:30 p.m. 

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Residents in Seiling need to stay in their tornado safe spots. 

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Tornado Warning issued for Washita, Caddo, Custer, and Blaine counties until 4:45 p.m. 

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Reports of a funnel forming near Eakly, OK. 

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This is a live look at a storm near Seiling. Residents need to take their precautions. 

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Tornado Warning issued for Washita, Dewey, Woodward, and Major counties until 4:45 p.m. 

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Here’s a live look at the storm near Seiling. Residents should take their tornado precautions. 

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Residents in Weatherford should take their tornado precautions. The storm is possibly tornadic. 

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Weatherford residents take cover immediately. Hyrdo residents should as well.

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Large rotation near Weatherford. Take precautions now. 

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Residents in Hydro and Weatherford need to be in their safe spots. 

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Cordell residents: Take cover now. Strong circulation in your area. 

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Large multiple vortex with violent motion near Chester, OK. 

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Residents in Chester are encouraged to take their tornado precautions since storm chasers are reporting a large tornado in the area. 

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Highway 44 East of Highway 44 A in Kiowa County, about 6 miles northeast of Blair, OK, is still closed due to an accident and severe weather. 

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Tornado near Chester, OK. Take cover now if you’re in the area. 

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Tornado Warning issued for Woods, Woodward, and Major counties until 5:15 p.m. 

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Near Bouse Junction and Highway 412. 

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Alva residents take cover now. 

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The tornado watch will remain in effect for the following counties until 8PM:

Cleveland, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma, Kay, Noble, Carter, Garvin, Love, Murray

Canadian, Grady, Kingfisher, Garfield, Grant, Alfalfa, Blaine, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Major, Woods, Woodward

Jefferson, Stephens, Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Tillman, Beckham, Custer, Roger Mills, Washita.

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Tornado Warning issued for Custer, Blaine, and Canadian counties until 5:30 p.m. 

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Residents in Waynoka, take tornado precautions. 

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Alva residents should also take their tornado precautions. 

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Dangerous tornadic storm near Alva, OK. Take cover now. 

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Tornado Warning remains in effect for Washita, Caddo, and Custer counties until 5:30 p.m. 

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Waynoka residents take your tornado precautions now. 

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Tornado Warning issued for Tillman County until 5:30 p.m. 

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A storm that is moving into Waynoka is dangerous. Residents should take their tornado precautions. 

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Tornado Warning remains in effect for Woods County until 5:15 p.m. 

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Waynoka residents should be in their safe spots right now. 

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KFOR storm chaser captures large tornado in Chester, Oklahoma on video http://via.kfor.com/9Qh53 

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Storms are staring to roll into the metro area, but they are not severe at this point. 

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For a list of watches and warnings, click here: http://kfor.com/weather/warnings/. 

For a live interactive radar, click here: http://kfor.com/weather/maps-and-radar/interactive-radar/.
For a list of closings and delays, click here: http://kfor.com/weather/closings/.

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For a list of watches and warnings, click here: http://kfor.com/weather/warnings/. 

For a live interactive radar, click here: http://kfor.com/weather/maps-and-radar/interactive-radar/. 

For a list of closings and delays, click here: http://kfor.com/weather/closings/.

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Tornado Warning issued until 5:45 p.m. Thursday for Kingfisher, Blaine and Canadian counties 

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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Kingfisher, Canadian and Blaine counties until 5:45 p.m.

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Folks in Kingfisher are in danger.

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Kingfisher residents should take cover.

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Tornado Warning remains in effect until 5:45 p.m. for Woods and Woodward counties. 

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Rotating wall cloud 

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Here’s a live look at a storm near Geary. Residents should take their tornado precautions now. 

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Hail has been reported in the metro. Quarter or nickel sized hail but that could change. Stay 4Warned. 

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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect until 6PM for Oklahoma, Lincoln, Cleveland & Pottawatomie counties. 

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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Comanche, Cotton & Tillman counties until 6:15 p.m.

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NBC Nightly News will be moved to KAUT Freedom 43 due to severe weather coverage. NBC programming may stay on KAUT past 7 p.m. with weather coverage. 

Channel 43.1 over-the-air
Channel 16 or 714 for Cox Cable 
Dish Network, Direct TV or ATT Uverse on Channel 43
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Hail is being reported near Frontier City in Oklahoma City. 

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Tornado Warning remains in effect for Blaine and Kingfisher counties until 5:45 p.m. 

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All eastbound lanes of I-40 at the Dallas Junction are closed due to an accident. Drivers should avoid the area.

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Click below for watches and warnings. 

Warnings
Click below for KFOR’s interactive radar. 

Interactive Radar
Click below for closings. 

Closings and Delays

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Severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 6:45 p.m. for Seminole, Oklahoma, Lincoln, Cleveland, Logan and Pottawatomie counties.

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A tornado warning has been issued for Cotton and Stephens counties until 6:45 p.m.

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Tornado Warning for Cotton and Stephens counties. 

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A storm that is headed toward Walters measured a wind gust over 100 miles per hour. 

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Sirens going off in Duncan, OK. 

Take your tornado precautions now. 

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The tornado warning has been allowed to expire in the Duncan area.

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Tornado Warning issued until 7:45 p.m. Thursday for Woods and Alfalfa counties 

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There are reports that power poles have been snapped by the storm near Duncan. Residents are likely seeing heavy rain and large hail.

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