If you haven't figured it out yet, those whipping Oklahoma winds usually signal good odds for big rains and severe weather. After a weekend where the winds wouldn't quit, you'd expect more in the forecast, but it's relatively quiet if not for a few small chances of big weather.

Monday, April 10th is a day we're not worried about in Southwest Oklahoma. There is a chance of rain, but the severe threats are far off to our East, mainly affecting the I-35 corridor.

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Tuesday, that margin of severe weather gets a little closer to home.

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Looking at the predictions currently on the map, you wouldn't necessarily expect anything to be in store for Lawton, but the most curious thing about Oklahoma's weather is, it gives zero warning. While the tornado and hail threat is low, it's not zero.

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As we move into Wednesday, the threat of big weather moves back East away from us.

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The biggest threat we'll likely see this week is even more fire-danger weather. High winds, dry conditions... With all that fuel on the ground and ample amounts of unwavering wind to spread it far and wide, we're not out of the stove just yet.

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The closer we get to May, the bigger and bigger these severe weather threats will likely become. While the worst weather that spring can offer happens from March through June, May is the month nature seems to be working overtime in our part of the country.

On the plus side, lots of storms mean lots of rain. As everything finally greens up, restrictions will ease and you might be able to finally use that fire pit in your backyard soon.

Things To Do In Lawton - Fort Sill

Odds are, if you live here long enough, you'll simply forget how much awesomeness surrounds this community. It's like getting tired of an old toy, the new simply wears off... but, no matter what time of year it is, here are some things to do when you come to Lawton - Fort Sill

Oklahoma's Top 25 Largest Employers

Too many people think all they'll ever find is yet another dead-end job. Here's a quick list from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce featuring the twenty-five largest employers in Oklahoma who are always looking to hire good people.

The Wonders of Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle

Often called the Grand Canyon of Texas, it's easy to feel small when surrounded by the towering land. Palo Duro offers stellar hiking and biking, camping, and even cabins to plan more of a family or lovers getaway. Explore it on foot, on wheels, on horses, etc... Cap off the day with an authentic taqueria meal in Amarillo, if you can stand the smell. They don't call it "Cow Town" for nothing...