Top Tweets: Texas, Oklahoma & Kansas tornado outbreak
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9:57 - Thursday brought yet another round of tornadoes, hail and damaging winds to the Plains, with our Storm Hunters Mark Robinson and Ross Giarratana among the many storm chasers capturing Mother Nature at work across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
As of 9:00 p.m. CDT Thursday, 19 tornadoes were reported.
Residents were urged not to let their guard down as scattered severe thunderstorms were expected to continue across parts of the southern and central Plains through Thursday evening/overnight. Wind damage, large hail and a few tornadoes were the main threats across eastern Kansas southward across east-central Oklahoma, with isolated severe thunderstorms possible for parts of north-central Texas Thursday evening.
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As of 9 p.m. CDT, there were no significant damage or injuries reported as a result of the severe weather outbreak.
Forecasters said the threat for storms would continue Friday with large hail, potentially damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes possible across a large portion of the southern and central Plains into the Middle Mississppi Valley.
Below is a look at some of the incredible storm footage captured on Thursday:
Tornado! East of Woodward pic.twitter.com/vMInktW3On— Mark Robinson (@StormhunterTWN) May 18, 2017
Another tornado imminent northeast of Chester, OK pic.twitter.com/eeYg9OmLWe— Dayna Vettese (@daynavettese) May 18, 2017
Below: Tornado Touches Down near Duke, Oklahoma
Below: Large Tornado Reported Near Oklahoma Town of Waynoka
Below: Funnel Cloud Spotted Near Taloga, Oklahoma