Storms clouds pass behind Buck Creek School near Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, May 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) (AP)

"High risk" of severe weather in plains states

In the wake of Sunday's deadly storm, more tornadoes could strike Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas and Missouri


Associated Press
May 24, 2011 4:41PM (UTC)

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center says there is a high risk of severe weather that could include tornadoes in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas and Missouri.

The highest risk area for severe weather Tuesday extends from south-central Oklahoma to south-central Kansas.

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The prediction center says there is a moderate risk of severe weather that could include tornadoes extending from northern Texas, across much of Oklahoma to central Kansas, and into western Arkansas and southwestern Missouri, where a Sunday night tornado is blamed for at least 116 deaths in Joplin.

The severe weather could also include wind gusts of 55 to 75 mph and nearly baseball-sized hail.


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