A large tornado has torn across the northern suburbs of Oklahoma City tonight, one day after the southern part of the metro area got hit. Tonight’s went through Yukon, Bethany, Warr Acres, The Village, and out toward I-44. More than 100 cars were reported at a McDonald’s on I-44 northeast of OKC, where many were attempting to take shelter from the approaching super cell.
More details from ChannelOklahoma.com Here’s a Intellicast radar loop and Weather Underground radar loop.
Many more radars and cams in the following WXnation pages: Oklahoma City and Tulsa (where the storms are headed next).
One of my sisters and my niece lives in Midwest City and missed last night’s tornado by a mile or so. I was going to go up there tonight, and was on my way, when I heard on 1520 KOMA that tonight’s tornado was hitting the metro area and I changed my plans. (KOMA had superb coverage, as did KFOR-TV, which was in the path of the tornado at one point) I may leave for Midwest City in the morning… My sister’s power is still out and may be for some time.
Debris from tornadoes can travel far. Listen to this: Personal checks from Moore, just south of Oklahoma City were found in Sapulpa, just southwest of Tulsa. Thats a long trip for that debris!
My prayers are with those who lost homes and businesses (some of them for the second time perhaps) in Oklahoma, and the other locations where tornadoes have hit over the past week.
Much less important stuff: on the WXnation site, I have removed the Fort Worth skyline webcam for two reasons. 1) Many hazy and hot days will make it impossible to see the skyline most of the time in the summer since the cam is 13 miles from downtown. 2) We are moving from south Arlington to north Fort Worth at the end of June and will have a new webcam view (a much better one too, I might add). Stay tuned! The Arlington webcam is still up and is now refreshing every 30 seconds instead of 60.