A storm that produced tornadoes across parts of southwestern Oklahoma bore down on suburban Oklahoma City during the evening rush hour Wednesday, and forecasters declared a tornado emergency for Moore, which was hit hard two years ago.
Forecasters had warned that severe storms could strike through much of Tornado Alley. Twisters were also reported in Kansas and Nebraska.
No injuries were reported in Wednesday’s weather. Local television stations reported that some storm spotters had seen signs of damage southwest of the Oklahoma capital.
National Weather Service meteorologist Angela Pfannkuch said the rural town of Roseland, Nebraska, near Grand Island, was hit at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were immediately reported to emergency management personnel and it wasn’t yet known whether homes and buildings were damaged.
A weak storm formed in southeastern Oklahoma shortly after 3 p.m., according to weather service meteorologist Michael Scotten, and the supercell thunderstorm that created it held together until it reached Oklahoma City.
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