Tornado Near Moore and Norman – OKC Suburbs

A tornado was reported near Moore and Norman, Oklahoma–suburbs of Oklahoma City–on Wednesday night.

It doesn’t appear the tornado was very strong, but there were reports of heavy damage in Moore.

Moore was hammered by an EF5 tornado in 2013, which devastated the city and killed 24 people.

There were also reports of a tornado near Tulsa, Oklahoma, earlier on Wednesday.

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EARLIER ASSOCIATED PRESS UPDATE for Tulsa:

Severe storms were bearing down on the Tulsa area, ending a quiet start to the nation’s tornado season.

Tornado warnings were issued and sirens blared for a time Wednesday night as a pair of storms moved across the area.

After the first storm passed, amateur radio operators reported damage in the Sand Springs community west of the city. A second storm passed through the city a half-hour later, prompting another tornado warning.

No injuries were reported.

The Storm Prediction Center had warned that a clash of warm and cooler air masses could lead to violent storms. It predicted mostly hail and high winds, but said tornadoes couldn’t be ruled out.

Tornadoes were also reported in the Ozark Mountains of northwestern Arkansas. No injuries were reported there, either.

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