This is slightly below the average of May tornadoes. May is climatologically the most active tornado month of the year. Despite the below-average number of tornadoes, May marked the most tornadoes of any month since Mayand the first month since May with two EF-5 strength tornadoes.
Wed, May 2, 5: Forecasters said mobile homes could be destroyed and homes could face damage if a tornado forms in the area. The warning is set to expire at 6 p. The weather Oklahoma tornado issued a tornado watch Wednesday afternoon for all of western and parts of central Oklahoma.
This graphic shows the new watch area.
This will be in effect until 10pm. The watch, issued about 1 p. Wednesday, is set to expire at 10 p. A tornado watch is in effect for much of western and central Oklahoma until 10pm. We expect storms to start developing between now and 3pm. Take a look at the attached images for details and timing.
No damage was reported. The weather service has confirmed it was a tornado, the first for the year in Oklahoma, said Rick Smith, meteorologist in Norman. The western half of Oklahoma has a moderate risk for severe storms, the weather service reports.
In the Oklahoma City area the risk increases about 7 p. Very large hail and tornadoes are possible. Central Oklahoma could see severe weather after 7 PM. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.
Mostly cloudy with a high near South wind 16 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 28 mph. Showers and thunderstorms likely mainly after 1 a. Mostly cloudy with a low around South wind 16 to 18 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny with a high near South wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 28 mph. Partly cloudy with a low around South, southwest wind 7 to 16 mph becoming north, northwest after midnight.
Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Mostly sunny with a high near North wind 6 to 11 mph. Mostly clear with a low around Sunny with a high near In this Tuesday, May 1,frame from provided by Jacob Honeycutt, a car travels down a dirt road as a tornado sweeps through near Tescott, Kan.
Multiple tornadoes were reported across central and northern Kansas, but most of the damage was minor. Jacob Honeycutt via AP.The Red Cross Northern Oklahoma Region is a non-profit humanitarian organization that provides disaster relief and helps people during disasters.
Tornado debris is still visible five years later at Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park in Pottawatomie County. BRIANNA BAILEY/The Frontier. T races of the EF-4 tornado that leveled most of Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park are still visible five years later..
Piles of twisted metal and broken fence posts still sit in the field just behind the last dirt and gravel road of the mobile home park in.
A tornado warning is in effect for parts of Washita, Caddo and Kiowa counties Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service reported. About p.m. a severe thunderstorm capable of producing. Oklahoma Tornado: What Can State and Local Officials Learn? June 04, by Logan Harper When a major disaster like the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado hits, the country gets a clear view of the efficiency of emergency and disaster management in both the local area in which the disaster occurred and in the federal government as a whole. A tornado also caused minor damage in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore — the scene of a massive and deadly twister in that killed 24 people and injured more than others.. Interstate
Tulsa, Oklahoma is considered a high risk area for tornadoes. According to records, the largest tornado in the Tulsa area was an F5 in that caused 81 injuries and 5 deaths.
At p.m., an EF5 tornado touched down southwest of Chickasha. It tore through Bridge Creek, Oklahoma City, Moore, Del City, Tinker Air Force Base, and Midwest City. April 26 has come and gone without any tornado activity in the Sooner state this calendar year.
It is now officially the longest Oklahoma has gone without an observed tornado in recorded history. A monstrous tornado at least a half a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening neighbourhoods and destroying a school as children and teachers huddled against winds up to mph.