Just days after tornadoes and floods tore through parts of Oklahoma, the state could see even more severe weather. The National Weather Service's (NWS) Storm Prediction Center issued Friday a tornado watch for parts of southern and western Oklahoma along with areas in North Texas.
The NWS watch was issued at 12:50 p.m. CDT and lasts through 9:00 p.m. CDT. The watch statement said "a few tornadoes" were possible, along with widespread large hail (including isolated incidents of 3.5-inch hailstones) and damaging winds with gusts up to 75 miles-per-hour.
— NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) May 8, 2015
— Leslie Rangel (@Leslie_KFOR) May 6, 2015
BREAKING: KFOR-TV in Oklahoma reports a tornado has hit "Tiger Safari" and wild animals are on the loose.
— Alex DiPrato 7News (@AlexDiPrato) May 7, 2015
Basically, a tornado hit a wild animal park in Oklahoma. Animals are loose, maybe a tiger. Stay inside. Also, leave Oklahoma. #TigerNado
— Randy Scott (@RandyScottESPN) May 7, 2015
If you go outside in Oklahoma tonight, it could be a tornado, a flood or a tiger that you're dealing with. Lot of options out there.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) May 7, 2015
UPDATE: All the wild animals from the safari have been found after the Oklahoma City #tornado.
— Steve Rudin ABC7 (@SteveRudinABC7) May 7, 2015