Tornadoes, Floods, and Severe Thunderstorms Continue in the Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:46 PM GMT on May 31, 2013

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It was yet another active day for tornadoes, flooding, and severe thunderstorms in the Midwest on Thursday, with NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) logging 16 preliminary tornado reports. Twisters touched down in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Illinois. The tornadoes missed heavily populated areas for the most part, but seven people were injured in Arkansas in two separate tornadoes, and two other people were hurt by lightning. The severe weather forced organizers of the outdoor Wakarusa Music Festival north of Ozark, Arkansas to delay the start of the festival. The band "Widespread Panic" was one of the groups scheduled to perform, leading to an Associated Press headline from yesterday titled, "Nine hurt in Arkansas storm; Widespread Panic delayed." Heavy rains from this week's thunderstorms have pushed the Mississippi River to major flood stage at most places from Burlington Iowa to Quincy Illinois, and the river is expected to crest near major flood stage at St. Louis early next week. In Iowa, the Cedar River at Cedar Falls, the Iowa River at Marengo, and the Skunk River near Sigourney and at Augusta are also in major flood. The latest forecast from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center calls for a "Moderate Risk" of severe weather today (Friday) over much of Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa in Oklahoma, and Joplin, Missouri, with the potential for several strong EF-2 and EF-3 tornadoes.


Figure 1. Lightning strike from a severe thunderstorm near Guthrie, Oklahoma on May 30, 2013, as photographed by KFOR-TV. (AP Photo/KFOR-TV)


Figure 2. Severe weather outlook for Thursday, May 30, calls for a "Moderate Risk" of severe weather over much of Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa in Oklahoma, and Joplin, Missouri. You can follow today's severe weather outbreak from our Severe Weather page.

A mostly quiet year for violent tornadoes
After a very quiet March, April, and first half of May, the U.S. tornado season has become very active during the last half of May, and is beginning to catch up to normal. TWC's tornado expert Dr. Greg Forbes has a preliminary count of 181 tornadoes for the month of May, through May 29, which is 35% below the 10-year average of 279 through May 29th. May 2012 had only 121 tornadoes. The 2013 tornado tally has risen significantly in the last half of May, due to 7 of the last 15 days having above-average numbers of tornadoes. Fortunately, we are well below-average for strong and violent EF-3, EF-4, and EF-5 tornadoes so far in 2013. According to NOAA, the U.S. has averaged 43 EF-3 or stronger tornadoes per year during the period 1954 - 2012. With tornado season nearly half over, only twelve EF-3 and EF-4 tornadoes have been recorded so far in 2013. An average year should have had at least twenty of these tornadoes by this point in the year. Here are the twelve EF-3 and stronger tornadoes so far in 2013, as detailed in Wikipedia's excellent Tornadoes of 2013 page:

EF-5, May 20, Moore, Oklahoma. 24 deaths, 377 injuries, $2 billion in damage.
EF-4, May 28, Ottawa County, Kansas. Intensity based on mobile Doppler radar data. See the Capital Weather Gang's description of this tornado.
EF-4, May 19, Shawnee, Oklahoma. 2 deaths, 6 injuries.
EF-4, May 15, Granbury, TX. 6 deaths, 24+ injuries.
EF-4, May 18, Rozel, Kansas.
EF-4, February 10, Hattiesburg, MS. 0 deaths, 82 injuries.
EF-3, Corning, KS, May 28.
EF-3, May 27, Lebanon - Esbon, KS. 1 injured. Wind gust of 175 mph measured by TIV2 intercept vehicle.
EF-3, May 15, Cleburne, TX. No deaths or injuries.
EF-3, January 30, Adairsville, GA. 1 death, 17 injuries, 363 buildings damaged or destroyed.
EF-3, April 11, Kemper County, AL. 1 death, 9 injuries.
EF-3, May 19, Luther - Carney, Oklahoma.


Figure 3. The annual number of EF-3 and stronger tornadoes, 1954 - 2012. The greatest number of these dangerous tornadoes was 131 in 1974, the year of the notorious "Super Outbreak." The minimum was just 15, set in 1987. The average is 43 per year. Image credit: NOAA.


Video 1. Impressive 2-minute timelapse of the Bennington, Kansas wedge tornado of May 28, 2013, as filmed by the Aussie Storm Chasers. As discussed in an excellent blog post by Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang, the violent EF-4 tornado stood still for nearly an hour, and had wind gusts as high as 264 mph at an altitude of 300 feet measured by Doppler on Wheels.

Remains of Hurricane Barbara bringing heavy rains to Mexico
Hurricane Barbara died on Thursday as it attempted to cross Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec into the southernmost Gulf of Mexico. While there is no low level circulation apparent on satellite loops this Friday morning, there is a bit of spin at middle levels of the atmosphere, and the remains of Barbara are kicking up some heavy thunderstorm activity over the southernmost Gulf of Mexico and adjacent land areas of Mexico. Wind shear is a high 20 knots in the region, and the area of disturbed weather is quite small, so I don't expect any development to occur over the next few days. Wind shear is predicted to remain high over the Gulf of Mexico for the next six days, and none of the reliable computers models is calling for tropical cyclone development in the Atlantic during that period. Late next week, wind shear is predicted to drop, and there is a better chance for tropical cyclone development in the Gulf of Mexico or Western Caribbean. Both the GFS and ECMWF models suggest that a strong tropical disturbance with heavy rains may affect Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Western Cuba, and the Southwest Florida by Friday next week.


Figure 4. Remains of Hurricane Barbara in the southernmost Gulf of Mexico as seen by MODIS at 12:05 pm EDT Thursday, May 30, 2013. Barbara had just been declared dead one hour prior to this photo. Image credit: NASA.

Saturday, June 1, is the first day of hurricane season, and I'll post a quick look at what we might expect to see in June.

Jeff Masters

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This was one of the easiest chase days ever. Left Salina, Ks and thought about going after the storms to the NW but turned back after about 15 miles when the storm that spawned this tornado went up. Me and my group setup just west of Bennington about 20 minutes before this tornado touched down, catching a brief rope tornado about 10 minutes before this tornado touched down. It sat almost stationary for about 45 and we watched it's entire life cycle without having to move.
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Sure are a whole lot of mesocyclones with this sloppy supercell.
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1109. hydrus
Quoting Chicklit:
"Very strong circulation forming over I35, probably SW 15, SW 29th will likely move through Dell City," Channel 9.

"SW 104th and Western 3-4 power flashes in a row just to the N, NE."
Link News9 Live
Traffic on I-35 is at a halt. They say it resembles a parking lot, and the tornado is going to cross it.
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1108. xcool
mother nature being a beep this years
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1107. JNTenne
News 9 reporting tornado on ground in North Moore
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
733 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

OKC027-109-010045-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0061.000000T0000Z-130601T0045Z/
OKLAHOMA OK-CLEVELAND OK-
733 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 745 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHERN CLEVELAND COUNTIES...

AT 728 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS AND STORM
SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A CONFIRMED TORNADO LOCATED
3 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF MOORE...MOVING EAST TO SOUTHEAST
AT 25 MPH.

...THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR NORTH MOORE AND VALLEY BROOK...

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO...LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL UP TO SOFTBALL SIZE
IS EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MOORE...DEL CITY AND VALLEY BROOK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY
BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS.

DO NOT STOP UNDER BRIDGES OR HIGHWAY OVERPASSES. THEY WILL NOT
PROTECT YOU FROM A TORNADO.

THE TORNADO MAY BE HIDDEN BY RAIN AND VERY DIFFICULT TO SEE. DO NOT
WAIT. TAKE COVER NOW.
&&

LAT...LON 3526 9743 3532 9759 3533 9760 3545 9757
3546 9741
TIME...MOT...LOC 0028Z 283DEG 16KT 2954 6189

$$

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Tornado now 3 miles North of Moore.
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Quoting Ricki13th:
This might go into late tonight. Man, this is unbelievable.


Supposed to be until 11 pm. Not this tornado, but the possibilty for them.
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Quoting Patrap:


OKC is taking a beaten right about now with tornadoes possibly in there path.
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1101. Patrap
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Quoting SLU:
Without wanting to draw away from the tornado discussion, the 2013 Hurricane Season has began as of 00 UTC. Happy Hurricane Season to all. Be safe.

happy hurricane season 2013 i guess lol
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Tornado making beeline for northern edge of Moore. 2nd tornado is on heading toward Norman.
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I think it's rush hour traffic, compounded by poor driving conditions. three circulations west to east
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1097. Patrap

037
WFUS54 KOUN 010032
TOROUN
OKC017-027-051-087-109-010100-
/O.NEW.KOUN.TO.W.0063.130601T0032Z-130601T0100Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
732 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN MCCLAIN COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
NORTHEASTERN GRADY COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
NORTHERN CLEVELAND COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHEASTERN CANADIAN COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 728 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MUSTANG...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO...GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL IS EXPECTED WITH THIS
STORM.

STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS OF 90 MPH HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MOORE...MUSTANG AND NEWCASTLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY
BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS.


LAT...LON 3535 9740 3516 9754 3531 9781 3544 9771
TIME...MOT...LOC 0030Z 293DEG 25KT 3535 9770


WR
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
732 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN MCCLAIN COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
NORTHEASTERN GRADY COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
NORTHERN CLEVELAND COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHEASTERN CANADIAN COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 728 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MUSTANG...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO...GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL IS EXPECTED WITH THIS
STORM.

STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS OF 90 MPH HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MOORE...MUSTANG AND NEWCASTLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY
BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS.
&&

LAT...LON 3535 9740 3516 9754 3531 9781 3544 9771
TIME...MOT...LOC 0030Z 293DEG 25KT 3535 9770

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1095. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
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This might go into late tonight. Man, this is unbelievable.
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Quoting Ricki13th:


Reading that just make my gut hurt. This going to be ugly


Two people were already confirmed killed by being tossed from a car near the El Reno area. :(
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1092. Patrap
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1091. Patrap
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1090. Patrap
531
WFUS53 KICT 010024
TORICT
KSC099-010100-
/O.NEW.KICT.TO.W.0024.130601T0024Z-130601T0100Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
724 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN LABETTE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS...

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 722 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR EDNA...AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT...MOBILE HOMES WILL BE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL
OCCUR. FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DEADLY TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS.
EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
EDNA...BARTLETT AND CHETOPA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.



LAT...LON 3699 9508 3700 9551 3708 9552 3715 9507
3700 9507
TIME...MOT...LOC 0024Z 265DEG 31KT 3700 9538

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...1.00IN



BILLINGS
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1089. Patrap

625
WFUS53 KLSX 010026
TORLSX
MOC071-010100-
/O.NEW.KLSX.TO.W.0025.130601T0026Z-130601T0100Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
726 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL FRANKLIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI...

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 724 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR GERALD...AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT...MOBILE HOMES WILL BE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL
OCCUR. FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DEADLY TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS.
EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
UNION...ST. CLAIR...VILLA RIDGE...GRAY SUMMIT...PACIFIC...
BEAUFORT...PARKWAY...LONEDELL...NOSER MILL...LYON...STANTON...PINEY
PARK...MOSELLE...ROBERTSVILLE AND CATAWISSA.

THIS WARNING INCLUDES ROBERTSVILLE STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.



LAT...LON 3853 9120 3854 9074 3823 9078 3825 9135
TIME...MOT...LOC 0027Z 266DEG 41KT 3839 9122

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...<.75IN


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1088. SLU
Without wanting to draw away from the tornado discussion, the 2013 Hurricane Season has began as of 00 UTC. Happy Hurricane Season to all. Be safe.
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1087. Patrap

538
WFUS54 KTSA 010027
TORTSA
OKC113-010100-
/O.NEW.KTSA.TO.W.0051.130601T0027Z-130601T0100Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
727 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL OSAGE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 726 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR WYNONA...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

* SOME LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE...
PAWHUSKA...WYNONA...OSAGE HILLS STATE PARK...BARNSDALL...OKESA...
AVANT AND BARTLESVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM...TAKE COVER NOW! IF NO
UNDERGROUND SHELTER IS AVAILABLE MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR. MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES SHOULD BE ABANDONED FOR MORE
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. AVOID WINDOWS!



LAT...LON 3686 9601 3646 9601 3647 9650 3667 9652
TIME...MOT...LOC 0027Z 268DEG 26KT 3655 9634
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Oklahoma has really been hit hard with these tornadoes all this month.
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Quoting daddyjames:



I35 North and South bound both backed up. Not good at all. Would not be surprised if some of them are chasing.


Reading that just make my gut hurt. This going to be ugly
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Quoting Ricki13th:


Hope people are underground at the airport


Yes, they evacuated to the underground tunnel between the terminal and the parking garage
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1083. Zappy
Intensity must be screwing velocity

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Quoting JTDailyUpdate:
Hope this storm disipates, Fox News just said that from both local stations in the OKC area are reporting that one of the interstates (I40 I think) both directions are currently a parking lot; and are infront of the tornados path



I35 North and South bound both backed up. Not good at all. Would not be surprised if some of them are chasing.

HP cannot shut down I-35, just reported.
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1081. Patrap
Oklahoma City
NEXRAD Radar

Storm Relative Mean Radial Velocity 0.5░ Elevation
Range 124 NMI

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Quoting JeffMasters:
Sustained winds of 45 mph, 70 mph wind gusts at OKC airport:

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KOKC/ 2013/05/31/DailyHistory.html

Jeff Masters


Hope people are underground at the airport
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"Very strong circulation forming over I35, probably SW 15, SW 29th will likely move through Dell City," Channel 9.

"SW 104th and Western 3-4 power flashes in a row just to the N, NE."
Link News9 Live
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Hope this storm disipates, Fox News just said that from both local stations in the OKC area are reporting that one of the interstates (I40 I think) both directions are currently a parking lot; and are infront of the tornados path
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0.20 deg velocity signature looks like its recycling south of OKC. Insane
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1076. JeffMasters (Admin)
Sustained winds of 45 mph, 70 mph wind gusts at OKC airport:

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KOKC/ 2013/05/31/DailyHistory.html

Jeff Masters
Yellow TVS. Got strong again quick.
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1074. Patrap
Oklahoma City
NEXRAD Radar

Storm Relative Mean Radial Velocity 0.5┬░ Elevation
Range 124 NMI




531
WFUS53 KICT 010024
TORICT
KSC099-010100-
/O.NEW.KICT.TO.W.0024.130601T0024Z-130601T0100Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
724 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN LABETTE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS...

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 722 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR EDNA...AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT...MOBILE HOMES WILL BE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL
OCCUR. FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DEADLY TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS.
EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
EDNA...BARTLETT AND CHETOPA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.



LAT...LON 3699 9508 3700 9551 3708 9552 3715 9507
3700 9507
TIME...MOT...LOC 0024Z 265DEG 31KT 3700 9538

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
HAIL...1.00IN



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1073. JNTenne
Watching this live  http://www.news9.com/category/207228/po
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Quoting Patrap:
That supercell just keeps growing. The eastern edge keeps pushing eastward while the western edge keeps regenerating.
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Channel 9 Power Flashes at the OKC airport!
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That is a crapload of power flashes. That has to be a tornado on the ground.
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Quoting Zappy:
Debris indicated on CC


Tornado is not located in that area. It's to SW of that blue dot.
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1067. Zappy
Debris indicated on CC


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1066. Patrap
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1065. RJT185
thoughts and prayers go out to those in the path of these storms.
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1064. JNTenne
711 PM CDT Fri may 31 2013

... A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 745 PM CDT for central
Oklahoma and northwestern Cleveland counties...

At 705 PM CDT... National Weather Service meteorologists and storm
spotters were tracking a confirmed strong tornado one mile south
of the Fairgrounds. This tornado was moving east to southeast at 20 mph.

..this is a tornado emergency for downtown Oklahoma City... Including
the Fairgrounds... Will Rogers World Airport... the Capitol... Valley Brook
... North Moore... and del City...

In addition to a tornado... large destructive hail up to softball size
is expected with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Oklahoma City... Moore... del City... Bethany... Warr Acres... Nichols
Hills... Forest Park... Valley Brook and Lake Aluma.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take cover now in a storm shelter or an interior room of a sturdy
building. Stay away from doors and windows.

Do not stop under bridges or Highway overpasses. They will not
protect you from a tornado.

The tornado may be hidden by rain and very difficult to see. Do not
wait. Take cover now.

Lat... Lon 3526 9743 3537 9768 3545 9768 3556 9764
      3556 9739
time... Mot... loc 0005z 283deg 16kt 2956 6201


Austin
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Quoting SFLWeatherman:


News 9
Link
And news 4
Link


Thank you so much.
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1062. Patrap
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One behind the current storm worries me. Looks to be developing a dangerous tornado.
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