Denver, Colorado 2021-10-11 17:12:25 –
Coweta, Oklahoma (AP) — A violent storm brought tornadoes and baseball-sized hail to parts of Oklahoma, but there were no reports of death or injury on Monday.
The stormy weather that hit Oklahoma late Sunday also brought heavy rains, lightning, and wind to parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas, with more stormy weather expected later this week in parts of the central United States.
Chuck Hodges, senior meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Tulsa, said stormy weather is not uncommon in the Southern Planes in October. But Sunday’s storm was “like a spring setup,” he said.
“We went through an unusually high humidity and a very strong weather system,” he said.
According to Hodges, tornado warnings and damage reports will appear throughout Oklahoma from Sunday afternoon, and meteorological bureau investigators will go out on Monday to find out how many tornadoes have occurred.
Classes at Koweta Public School were canceled on Monday after a tornado was reported to have hit Coweta on the outskirts of Tulsa late Sunday, causing serious damage to high schools, homes and gas stations.
Damage to the building was also reported in Anadarko, about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Oklahoma City.
Previously, in Norman, about 20 miles (32 km) south of Oklahoma City, baseball-sized hail shattered windows and dented cars.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that two small tornadoes have occurred in rural areas of southwestern Missouri. EF-1 Twister in Newton County around 1am and EF-0 in Jasper County around 4:45 am. Some barns and irrigation systems were damaged, but no one was injured.
Thunder, which appears to have come from the same storm line, delayed the NFL match between Buffalo Bills and the Chiefs of Kansas City, Missouri by about an hour on Sunday night.
Storm forecast centers predict heavy storms in parts of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan on Monday, and storms in Kansas and Oklahoma on Tuesday.
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