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Storms Moving Through Northeastern Oklahoma

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Jeremiah Rogers took this photo of the Talala tornado. Jeremiah Rogers took this photo of the Talala tornado.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. for the highlighted counties. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. for the highlighted counties.
Nationwide, the storm system has produced at least 28 tornadoes, according to preliminary reports. Nationwide, the storm system has produced at least 28 tornadoes, according to preliminary reports.
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Thunderstorms are moving through northeastern Oklahoma, but appear to be producing few tornadoes.

Warnings for storms continue in Henryetta to Boynton and Checotah with downburst winds, but there are no counties under tornado warnings.

A large tornado was spotted late Monday afternoon in the Avant/Ramona area where it crossed Highway 75. That storm moved south of Nowata county and crossed over 169, passing over Watova.

Meteorologist Mike Grogan, storm chasing in the area, says Nowata has heavy rain, hail and some minor street flooding.

Tornado watches are in effect until 10 p.m. for the following counties:

  • Tulsa
  • Adair
  • Cherokee
  • Craig
  • Creek
  • Delaware
  • Latimer
  • LeFlore
  • Mayes
  • McIntosh
  • Muskogee
  • Nowata
  • Okfuskee
  • Okmulgee
  • Osage
  • Ottawa
  • Pawnee
  • Pittsburg
  • Rogers
  • Sequoyah
  • Wagoner
  • Washington

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A devastating tornado has touched down in Moore Monday afternoon. The tornado first touched down in Newcastle. Emergency crews were in south Moore, trying to rescue students and staff trapped in an elementary school.

A theater and medical center were also hit. There are reports of dozens of injuries.

5/20/2013 Related Story: Massive Tornado Rips Across Moore

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Additional storms may develop Tuesday morning or midday.

Central Oklahoma was hard hit by the first round of severe weather Sunday, with devastating tornadoes hitting Bethel Acres, Little Axe and Carney. At least one fatality has been reported.

5/20/2013 Related Story: Deadly Twisters Tear Through Central Oklahoma

"Over 300 reports of severe weather have been received with this system nationwide including 28 tornado reports, several of these in Oklahoma," Crone said.

"These numbers are preliminary and may change later today."

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for 16 counties due to the tornadoes, severe storms, straight line winds and flooding, including Oklahoma, Creek, Pawnee, Payne, Cleveland, Grant and Okfuskee counties.

The governor plans to tour the damage on Monday.

Keep checking back with NewsOn6.com for updated weather information as conditions can change rapidly.

You can track the storms as they develop with News On 6's interactive live radar.

News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer has severe weather safety tips you might want to check out before the storms reach northeastern Oklahoma.

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