The Norman Transcript


January 29, 2013

Much of central Oklahoma covered by tornado watch

NORMAN (AP) — A tornado watch is in place for much of central Oklahoma as a storm system races through the state, bringing the risk of large hail and wind gusts of up to 65 mph.

The National Weather Service in Norman says the tornado watch is in effect until noon Tuesday. Forecasters say the storm could bring hail the size of ping pong balls and damaging wind gusts. Isolated tornadoes are possible with the storm system.

The weather service says the greatest risk of severe storms will be near a line extending from Seymour, Texas, into Oklahoma to Hobart, Clinton and north to Medford.

The tornado watch includes the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

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