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    Reports: Tornadoes in Oklahoma and Arkansas Thursday

    By By Meghan Evans, meteorologist
    June 03, 2013, 5:59:19 AM EDT

    Another round of severe storms rolled across the Plains and Midwest on Thursday.

    Damaging wind gusts, very large hail and tornadoes impacting portions of Arkansas and Oklahoma. There were over a dozen reports of tornadoes in the two states. Five people were injured in Arkansas in two different tornadoes.

    Softball-sized hail was also reported in south-central Oklahoma.

    Farther north, widespread straight-line wind damage was reported across Wisconsin, Illinois, eastern Iowa as well as portions of Michigan and Missouri. There were numerous reports of roof and building damage, as well as downed trees and power lines.

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    2:10 a.m. CDT Friday: A thunderstorm left hail the size of half-dollars south of Junction City, Kan.

    1:15 a.m. CDT Friday: Law enforcement reports that a house and shed were destroyed in Brinkley, Ark. Trees are also down on Highway 70 east of town. The storm that moved through was showing strong rotation on radar.

    12:55 a.m. CDT Friday: Another thunderstorm with a possible tornado is located near Brinkley, Ark. Very strong rotation indicated on radar.

    12:50 a.m. CDT Friday: Several buildings have been damaged near Hutton Valley, Mo., possibly due to a tornado. The storm has weakened a bit, but could still produce a tornado near and east of Mountain View, Mo.

    12:35 a.m. CDT Friday: The possible tornado in southern Missouri is now located between Route 63 and the town of Mountain View. Strong rotation is indicated on radar. Local Radar

    12:25 a.m. CDT Friday: A thunderstorm with a possible tornado is located just south of Willow Springs, Mo., and is moving eastward through northern Howell County. Seek shelter now.

    12:00 a.m. CDT Friday: Locally severe thunderstorms continue across portions of Arkansas. Main threats from storms early this morning will be damaging winds and hail. Local Radar

    10:40 p.m. CDT Thursday: Part of a roof was blown off of a storage unit and train depot in Momence, Ill., which is south of Chicago.

    10:15 p.m. CDT Thursday: A semi was overturned along Interstate 57 near Gilman, Ill., as a result of strong winds from a line of thunderstorms.

    10:15 p.m. CDT Thursday: A cluster of thunderstorms capable of producing a tornado is passing just north of Fayetteville, Ark.

    8:44 p.m. CDT Thursday: A tornado is on the ground near 91st and 101st Streets in Broken Arrow, Okla. Seek shelter now.

    8:35 p.m. CDT Thursday: Softball-sized hail was reported in Wynnewood, Okla.

    8:15 p.m. CDT Thursday: Trees and power lines are down in Fulton, Ky.

    8:02 p.m. CDT Thursday: Thunderstorms winds gusted to 70 mph in Loami, Ill. Local radar.

    8:00 p.m. CDT Thursday: A tornado was reported 5 miles north, northwest of Paron, Ark.

    7:38 p.m. CDT Thursday: A funnel cloud was reported 3 miles southwest of Merrill, Mich.

    7:30 p.m. CDT Thursday: Highway AB at Femrite Drive in Cottage Grove, Wis. has power poles and wires down and sparking. Fire trucks are on the way to the scene.

    7:14 p.m. CDT Thursday: Flowing water of an unknown depth was reported 2 miles south, southeast of Hannibal, MO on Highway 79. Remember: Turn around, don't drown.

    7:05 p.m. CDT Thursday: A funnel cloud was spotted in Janesville, Wis. Local Radar.

    6:56 p.m. CDT Thursday: A tornado was spotted near Mazie, Okla.

    6:31 p.m. CDT Thursday: Highway 370 in Chesterfield is reported to be impassable due to flooding.

    6:23 p.m. CDT Thursday: In Marissa, Ill., Power lines and several medium to large trees were brought down by thunderstorm winds. Shingles from the roofs of four homes were removed.

    6:20 p.m. CDT Thursday: A possible tornado is moving toward Ratliff City, Okla. Seek shelter.


    6:17 p.m. CDT Thursday: Storm chasers reported a rain wrapped tornado near Pernell, Okla.

    5:56 p.m. CDT Thursday: Severe storms capable of producing large hail and tornadoes is moving towards Falls and Falls Creek, Okla. Seek shelter now. Latest tornado watches and warnings in the area.

    5:37 p.m. CDT Thursday: A tornado was reported in Prophetstown, Ill.

    5:27 p.m. CDT Thursday: Softball-sized hail broke the windshield of a vehicle 3 miles east of Bray, Okla.

    5:16 p.m. CDT Thursday: Winds gusted to 65 mph in Charlotte, Iowa.

    5:12 p.m. CDT Thursday: Golf ball-sized hail fell 3 miles east of Bray, Okla.

    4:50 p.m. CDT Thursday: A thunderstorm wind gust blew a tractor trailer onto its side.

    4:36 p.m. CDT Thursday: A dangerous storm capable of producing a tornado was moving northwest of Bray, Okla. Residents of Bray and Cox City should seek shelter.

    4:35 p.m. CDT Thursday: A tornado was reported 2 miles east of Wickes, Ark.

    4:24 p.m. CDT Thursday: Highway 169, 1 mile north of Coffeyville, Kan., is flooded with flowing water.

    4:19 p.m. CDT Thursday: A funnel cloud was spotted near Mountain Pine, Ark.

    4:04 p.m. CDT Thursday: A funnel cloud was spotted near Brady Mountain Recreation Area, Ark. Law enforcement reported that the funnel cloud formed a tornado and downed trees and power lines.

    3:59 p.m. CDT Thursday: Local law enforcement spotted a funnel cloud in Hatfield, Ark.

    3:57 p.m. CDT Thursday: Possible tornado damage in Cove, Ark., was reported by local law enforcement.


    3:51 p.m. CDT Thursday: A tornado was reported in Meyers, Ark. Seek shelter if in the area.

    3:49 p.m. CDT Thursday: Emergency Management reported that a house was destroyed in western Oden, Ark., at 3:03 p.m. CDT. There were two possible injuries. Power lines were downed and Highway 88 was blocked.

    3:38 p.m. CDT Thursday: A tornado in Lake Ouachita State Park, Ark., is moving toward Lena Landing. Local Radar

    3:33 p.m. CDT Thursday: Strong rotation in the wall cloud near Dibble, Okla., a possible tornado may form.

    3:19 p.m. CDT Thursday A tornado injured three people 4 miles north of Amity, Ark.

    3:15 p.m. CDT Thursday: Local media reported a tornado five miles east of Perkins, Okla.

    3:08 p.m. CDT Thursday: A tornado made a brief 30 second touchdown in Perkins, Okla.

    3:03 p.m. CDT Thursday: A funnel cloud was spotted over Oden, Ark.

    2:54 p.m. CDT Thursday: Thunderstorm winds uprooted a large tree near the courthouse in Scotland, Mo. The power is out in the town.

    2:52 p.m. CDT Thursday: A storm with a possible tornado is headed toward Oden, Ark. Seek shelter now. Local Radar

    2:53 p.m. CDT Thursday: Water rescues are underway in Coffeyville, Kan. Five vehicles are involved.

    2:30 p.m. CDT Thursday: Straight line winds, confirmed by a storm chaser, blew a mobile home out onto Highway 11 in Kirksville, Mo. In the southern half of Kirksville, numerous trees and power poles are down. Roofs are also damaged.

    2:22 p.m. CDT Thursday:

    2:16 p.m. CDT Thursday: A severe storm in Caddo County, Okla., is rotating with a visible wall cloud. The storm will head just south of Moore near Norman, Okla. Local Radar

    2:05 p.m. CDT Thursday: Winds gusted to 70 mph 4 miles west, southwest of Macomb Township, Mich.

    1:55 p.m. CDT Thursday: NWS Norman warns that a tornado could form at any time with the Cashion-Guthrie, Okla., storm. People are being urged to stay in shelters in that area.

    1:53 p.m. CDT Thursday: Thunderstorm winds gusted to 65 mph near Warren, Mich., and downed tree limbs.

    1:45 p.m. CDT Thursday: Golf ball-sized hail fell 2 miles south of Anadarko, Okla., according to the Norman National Weather Service office.

    1:30 p.m. CDT Thursday: A 60-mph gust pushed a car off the road in Coffeyville, Kan. Hail with diameters of 0.75 of an inch fell in the same area.

    1:19 p.m. CDT Thursday: Supercell storms are starting to fire just west of Oklahoma City. Local Radar Gusts higher then 60 mph, large hail and tornadoes are possible from these storms. This is the beginning of a dangerous severe storm outbreak. People are urged to heed all warnings.


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