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Seasonal

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A widespread severe weather outbreak is expected to unfold over the Southern and Central Plains within the next few hours, bringing long-lasting tornadoes, destructive winds, large hail, and flooding downpours to the region. The last time such high risk was issued was April 2012, when over 100 tornadoes devastated the Plains. A very active start to this season is only expected to continue, with this afternoon/evening calling for the highest risk we’ve seen in over 7 years. Over a dozen tornadoes were reported in the region just yesterday, and today, the Southern Plains is in for an especially intense and destructive round of severe thunderstorms. The highest risk today falls over the Eastern TX Panhandle, Northwestern TX, and much of Central OK. Over this area, the chances for significant tornado formation is a whopping 45%, with the highest level of risk given out by the NWS Storm Prediction Center. It’s…