The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 18, 2013

Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.

The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.

The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.

The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.

Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.

The National Weather Service in Norman reported tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state’s far southwest earlier Saturday afternoon.