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May 20, 2013

Another storm system poised to hit Oklahoma

ENID, Okla. — Oklahoma is bracing for more severe weather as another storm system takes aim at the state.

The National Weather Service says baseball-sized hail and tornadoes are possible Monday afternoon and evening in Oklahoma. Forecasters say a large section of central and eastern Oklahoma is at a moderate risk for the severe weather. The moderate risk area includes Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

What does that mean for Enid?

"We are in a 'slight risk' area for severe weather later this afternoon," said Mike Honigsberg, certified director of Enid/Garfield County Emergency Management. "We are on the north side of an upper low and just north of the front. We are close enough where we could see some significant weather if it were to occur. I personally don’t feel we will be under that threat today, but I am not letting my guard down until this mess moves away!"

The severe weather comes a day after storms pummeled Oklahoma, killing one person and injuring 21. Forecasters say Monday's scenario will look a lot like Sunday's.

The National Weather Service says emergency management personnel and storm spotters should plan for severe weather from 1 p.m. until midnight.


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