Chance for severe weather in NW Oklahoma Saturday, central Oklahoma Sunday

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Far northwestern Oklahoma, near the Panhandle, has a low possibility of tornadoes forming, the weather service reported. The week is a reminder that while you may be preparing for sunshine and campfires, you should also be preparing for lightning, floods, tornadoes and other severe weather events.

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The course will review weather safety procedures, storm spotting fundamentals, how to report severe weather observations, and historical systems that have affected the region.

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Outdoor warning sirens and weather radios will sound in a simulated tornado warning. However, the National Weather Service says an active start to the season isn't necessarily an indication of what's to come over the next several months. A record was set in 2010 with 104 tornadoes across the state. Understanding this threat and knowing what to do when a tornado is approaching can save lives and minimize injuries.

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The idea behind this awareness campaign is to make sure you know what to do if you find yourself in a situation where a weather disaster is striking your area. The drill will be rescheduled for Thursday if there is severe weather Wednesday.

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