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Multiple Tornadoes, Hail Reported In Western Oklahoma

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Two Guys Chasing reported hail larger than a quarter near Elmer Two Guys Chasing reported hail larger than a quarter near Elmer

We will continue with the warm and humid conditions across the area for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Scattered thunderstorms have developed across the Texas panhandle and will continue to move into far western and southwestern Oklahoma by late afternoon.

Some of the storms will be severe with large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes. The storms will generally be moving fairly quickly at 30 to 35 miles per hour. So the flooding risk will generally be low but with the saturated ground we couldn't rule out some flooding in some spots especially in the metro.

Timing of the storms will remain across western Oklahoma through 8 p.m. Moving toward the OKC metro and central Oklahoma between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Then across eastern Oklahoma from 11:00 p.m. till 2:00 a.m. as the storms will gradually start to weaken as we get past midnight. 

Around 5:30 p.m. base ball size hail moved into Elmer, Okla. Hess, Humphreys, Tipton, Burt, Manitou, Lige, Snyder, Lake Frederick, Sroboda, Mountain Park and Odetta were urged to take tornado precautions. 

A strong thunderstorm extending from Seiling to Waynoka produced strong winds and large hail.

Rotation was wrapped in rain over Interstate 40 over Elk City at 5:40 p.m.

At 5:42 p.m. reports and a radar confirmed a violent tornado about a half mile wide south of Elmer.

At 5:45 p.m. northeast of Elk City, a funnel was more than halfway to the ground north of I-40.

At 6 p.m., the Altus Emergency Manager said they received reports of downed power lines and a roof collapse. Residents in the area will be without power for awhile, according to emergency officials.

Also at 6 p.m., there were no reports of damage yet in Elk City, according to the Elk City Police Chief.

Northwest of Fairview at 6:26 p.m., a tornado was spotted by News 9 Storm Tracker Marty Logan.

At 6:30 p.m., the tornado moved toward Snyder, Okla. from the south. 

The storms moving east, northeast toward the metro could arrive at 9:30 p.m. in Oklahoma City.

At 7:25 p.m., a tornado was reported over Mount Scott, wrapped in rain.

At 7:27 p.m. reports and radar confirmed a tornado near Meers.

At 7:58 p.m., a tornado was reported nine miles south of Anadarko.

The storms moving toward Oklahoma City around 8:30 p.m. were not severe but had the potential for flooding and high winds.

At 8:25 p.m., Comanche County Emergency Management alerted residents to take shelter if they were near Pumpkin Center.

At 8:36 p.m., News 9's Wade Deaver reported Boy Scouts saw power outages, flooding rain, and downed trees after getting out of a storm shelter at George Thomas Scout Camp.

Conditions prompted a Tornado Warning near Tecumseh after 8:30 p.m. But at 9:21 p.m. the Pottawatomie County Sheriff said there was no touchdown in Tecumseh and no reports of damage.

At 8:34 p.m. Will Rogers Airport was under an Airport Weather Warning.

In south and southeast Oklahoma City just after 9 p.m. winds were reportedly gusting at 60 miles per hour.

Around the same time, residents in Prague were urged to take cover as severe weather moved through the area.

Around 9:19 p.m., several residents reported power outages in Edmond.

At 9:33 p.m., a tree reportedly fell over at Lindsey Street and Flood Avenue in norman. 

At the same time officials in Moore reported no damage as the storm moved east of the area.

At 9:34 p.m., OG&E reported more than 500 customers were without power in the metro.

Stay with News 9, we'll keep you advised throughout the day.

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