Weak tornadoes form in north-central Oklahoma

Friday, April 12th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Weak tornadoes spun up in north-central Oklahoma as a line of severe thunderstorms moved through the state.

Spotters reported seeing a tornado northwest of Billings and one two miles east of Billings around 11 p.m. Thursday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, said Mike Konigsberg, Garfield County's Civil Emergency Management director.

The National Weather Service also issued tornado and flash flood warnings for a storm in Grant County, where 1 to 3 inches of rain fell in a couple of hours. There were no reports that a twister touched down in the county.

Hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter also was reported in the northern Oklahoma storms.

Heavy thunderstorms continued to develop southward along a slow-moving weak cold front early Friday, forecasters said. Severe weather was possible as front stalled in the state and temperatures climbed into the 70s under partly to mostly cloudy skies.

Wet, stormy weather was possible through Tuesday, as highs warm into the 70s and 80s.