May 17, 2022

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Blog: Oklahoma severe weather coverage

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Severe weather is a threat to a large part of Oklahoma.

This will be a Live Blog of Severe Weather Coverage:

Crews are on the way to the impacted towns to check for damage.
Live coverage has ended at this time.

8:34 p.m. Chief Meteorologist Mike Morgan says there is a tornado near Holdenville.

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Seminole and Hughes Counties

8:23 m. p. Outside of Seminole one of the 4Warn Storm Team reports trees being snapped in half after the severe storm moved through the area.

8:10 p.m. We are hearing of some damage such as trees being uprooted. One of the KFOR Storm Trackers id driving through Seminole and does not see widespread damage from their vantage point.

8:02 p.m. 4Warn Storm Team Trackers say the tornado is rain-wrapped but is reporting they have seen power flashes.

7:57 p.m. Mike says a confirmed tornado is on the ground west of Seminole

7:50 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issue for the Pottawatomie and Seminole Counties

7:31 p.m. All tornado warnings have expired.

7:31 p.m. We will be closing this live blog unless more storms pop up.

6:51 p.m. Payne County: There are reports that two trailer houses were destroyed in Ripley, and a ranch had two outbuildings destroyed. No injuries have been reported at this time.

A Tornado Warning remains in effect for east central Cleveland and west central Pottawatomie Counties

Below is video shot early Near Hunter by KFOR Meteorologist Aaron Brackett in the 4Warn Storm Team Interceptor 4

Nearly 14,000 customers are without power in the Piedmont area according to Og&E.

6:46 p.m. There is reported damage near Piedmont where some power lines may be down.

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6:35 p.m. Tornado Warning issued for Cleveland County, west central Pottawatomie County, and west central McClain County until 7:15.

6:29 p.m. Cushing should take your severe weather precautions.

6:30 p.m. Tornado Warning issued for Payne County until 6:45

6:14 p.m. Tornado Warning issued for Dibble

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The Turner Turnpike eastbound lane has reopened.

5:47 p.m. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says The Turner Turnpike eastbound near mile marker 159 has the right lane closed for an accident.

5:33 p.m. Tornado Warning for Grady and Caddo Counties

Garvin, Jefferson, Stephens, Comanche, and Cotton counties have been added to the Tornado Watch in effect until 10:00 p.m.

4:43 p.m. Tornado Warning in Garfield County

4:25 p.m. National Weather Service:

HAZARD...Damaging tornado and golf ball size hail.

SOURCE...Weather spotters confirmed tornado.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.

4:25 p.m. Folks in Loyal should be taking severe weather precautions in Kingfisher County

4:24 p.m. Tornado on the ground near Alfa. The touchdown was brief.
Residents should take tornado precautions

4:15 p.m. Tornado Warning for Northern Kingfisher and East Central Blaine County

4:13 p.m. KFOR Meteorologist Aaron Brackett reported live as a small Tornado touched down and lifted quickly near Alfa and west of Kingfisher

Folks in Kingfisher should take your tornado precautions.

3:53 p.m. Tornado Warning NW Kingfisher County and East Central Blaine County

3:47 p.m. Watong area should take tornado precautions

3:29 p.m. Fairview is under a Tornado Warning
This Warning includes Alfalfa and Major counties until 4:15 p.m.

2:00 p.m. A Tornado Watch will be in effect until 10:00 p.m.

The counties included are:

Alfalfa, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cherokee, Cleveland, Craig, Creek, Custer, Delaware, Dewey, Garfield, Grady, Grant, Hughes, Kay, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, Major, Mayes, McClain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Seminole, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington, Washita, Woods, and Woodward.

You can track the storms on interactive Radar.

You can also track the watches and warnings.

Have multiple ways to receive warnings. The 4WarnMe Weather app is an excellent way to stay on top of severe weather and stay 4Warned.

Have an emergency sheltering plan in place.

According to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, if you don’t have a below-ground storm shelter, well-constructed homes and buildings provide life-saving protection from 98 percent of Oklahoma’s tornadoes. Take shelter in a closet, bathroom, interior hallway or other interior room with no windows on the lowest level of the house or building.

The 4Warn Storm Team is tracking the storms in the studio and in-the-field. A host of storm trackers is out keeping an eye to the sky.