May 8, 2019

Tornado warnings issued in Texas as violent night of weather begins for millions

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Tornado warnings were issued in the Panhandle of Texas Tuesday afternoon, the first salvo in what’s predicted to be a violent night of weather across the southern Plains.

“Severe thunderstorms are likely into tonight, particularly across the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma,” the Storm Prediction Center warned. “A couple of strong tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging winds will all be possible.”

Hail nearly the size of baseballs was reported to be slamming into Fritch, Texas, as of late afternoon, the center reported. That’s about 20 miles northeast of Amarillo.

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