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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2024, 02:40:05 PM »
Thankfully, the storm that came through here Monday night during a tornado watch only featured two very heavy downpours.  The second one peaked at 15.34" per hour.  I don't recall seeing it that high before.  It didn't last long.  The longer lasting peaks were 4 to 6.5".  Rain total was 2.09".  There was no hail or high wind.  Lightening apparently knocked out a transformer on the north side of town and caused power outage there.  Just a flicker here.

Elsewhere, some Oklahoma towns didn't fare as well.  An isolated storm that started forming just to the southeast of Stillwater as pictured below greatly intensified as it moved northeast and dropped down a tornado in Barnsdall and Bartlesville.   The Barnsdall tornado happened not long before it collided with a squall line to the west. Once absorbed by it just outside Bartlesville, the tornado quickly faded away. Damage was substantial on the south side of Bartlesville. Thankfully, its unique downtown was spared. That is where famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper is built.

One person was killed in Barnsdall. One missing.  The town has around 1000 people.   25 people had to be rescued from their homes. At least an EF-3 tornado.  Aerial view of Barnsdall by KOTV-6 Tulsa: https://www.newson6.com/story/663a406314116d0646bdee10/aerial-view:-tornado-damage-in-barnsdall-debris-scattered-along-bird-creek

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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2024, 07:48:54 PM »
Here is video footage of the Bartlesville tornado from the entrance of the Hampton Inn.  When the tornado arrived, he got too scared and had to run inside.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2024, 08:24:53 PM »
Good stuff! I'm just wondering why the siren (almost as terrifying as the storm, IMHO) cuts off with the power. Or was it physically taken out at the exact same time as the power outage? Doubtful. Point being, ya think it'd be battery powered.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2024, 01:59:25 PM »
Another bad one in MO today



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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2024, 09:51:35 PM »

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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2024, 10:08:55 PM »
Iowa is having some rough weather and more coming.   I suspect with all the storms, Mother Nature is trying to tell us something.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2024, 10:10:49 PM »
I suspect with all the storms, Mother Nature is trying to tell us something.
Yeah, it's spring.  :roll:

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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2024, 02:21:59 PM »
Iowa is having some rough weather and more coming.   I suspect with all the storms, Mother Nature is trying to tell us something.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2024, 07:38:40 PM »
Sunday night turned into a dramatic night of storms as I wondered if I was going to stay on the fringes of the storms with .04" of rain to finding myself not too far from the bullseye of the storms with 3 downpours.  When it was over had 2.63" of rain. Far north side of Stillwater had more with just over 3".  Northeast of there in Glencoe, a Tempest station has just over 4".  Further to the northeast of there, another Tempest station had 4.59" for the most I found.  The Oklahoma mesonet rain map below shows gauges aren't widespread enough to catch the specific heaviest rain amounts in the state, though the darkest green spot on the map does correspond where the 4+" amounts were. 

Interesting how the severe storms in Kansas had wound down while the storms in north central Oklahoma kept up their intensity. Also, interesting how the tornado bearing OKC storm quickly started dissipating as it entered the neighboring county.

This event was similar to the previous very heavy rain event.  Just very heavy rain here with hail and tornados elsewhere.  There were eight tornado reports, rated EF1 or EF2.  Fortunately, tornadoes didn't go through any towns this time and stayed in rural areas where a few folks lost their homes. 

About 4 more weeks to go before the stress of the spring storm season starts transitioning to the more settled summer months.

Val and Amy Castor of Stillwater, who are long time storm chasers for KWTV-9 of OKC, hydroplaned on I-40 in the OKC area and crashed.  Fortunately, they were not hurt much.  The video as it happened is here:  https://www.news9.com/story/664b69f2b7e0f282d3a9a651/val-castor-shares-update-after-tracking-severe-weather-sunday-night- 


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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2024, 09:47:41 AM »
Iowa is getting it now. 

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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2024, 04:56:36 PM »
Iowa is getting it now.
Man you're not kidding. That's a nasty line.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2024, 05:27:38 PM »
that is the third line of storms in two days, maybe less.



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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2024, 06:42:27 PM »
Sounds like Greenfield, Iowa...southern Iowa, is pretty much gone

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Greenfield, Iowa sustained catastrophic damage from this <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tornado?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#tornado</a>. These are just a few images I captured. Cars tossed, structures heavily damaged/slabbes and hardwood trees heavily debarked. <br><br>This town will need any and all disaster relief they can get. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iawx?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#iawx</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TheYallSquad?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheYallSquad</a> <a href="https://t.co/xJjM0fGWHF">pic.twitter.com/xJjM0fGWHF</a></p>&mdash; Hunter Hurley (@hunterhurleywx) <a href="https://twitter.com/hunterhurleywx/status/1793047265071808996?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 21, 2024</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>



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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2024, 06:45:38 PM »
Yeah, guessing at least EF3 from the footage I'm seeing. Haven't heard about casualties yet.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2024, 07:14:11 PM »
In Stillwater, looking south at the very tail end of the storm line in northeast Oklahoma that extended NNE clear to Minnesota as snapped shortly after 5pm.  It was never able to back build to the southeast part of the OKC metro.



Facing east this time toward the storm line.  It was in the Tulsa area at the time.  As of 6pm, there was a tornado warning for Mayes County east of Tulsa.  Hopefully, things don't get too bad along this far extending storm line.  But Iowa looks especially hard hit.
 
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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2024, 07:29:37 PM »
Just saw aerial footage from Greenfield. Incredibly small footprint, but very violent. I'm thinking EF4 now.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2024, 10:32:23 PM »
I have a cousin that lives in Greenfield. Texted his sister who lives in Marshalltown. She said she has been in contact him. He and his wife are ok. Don't know what damage they had though (if any). Local news is now reporting "multiple" deaths and "dozens" of injuries in Greenfield.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2024, 04:07:11 PM »
Reminds me of Homestead after hurricane Andrew.
This is devastating.
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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2024, 05:03:39 PM »
Cant find it now, but I saw a post that they are finding documents from Greenfield in Iowa Falls, Ia. 120 miles away.




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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2024, 06:24:28 PM »
If anything's good here, it's how narrow the width of devastation is. I'm still thinking an EF4, since foundations are not completely swept clean and the debris dropped into the neighbor's yard, for the most part, as one would see with an EF5. Of course, the local WFO may see differently on the ground, but I'm betting not. Little comfort to those that lost everything.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2024, 10:41:16 PM »
windy tonight.



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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #47 on: May 27, 2024, 08:25:26 AM »
Unfortunately the severe weather continues. Been a bad year so far. :-(
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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2024, 03:48:12 AM »
Sat. night Stillwater lucked out again so good from the return of severe weather that it just barely sprinkled.  A severe thunderstorm passing by just north of town led to a more than two-hour lightning delay in the softball game at Cowgirl Stadium. After it resumed, Cowgirls beat Arizona 10 to 4.

At least a couple of towns, in northeast Oklahoma, Claremore and Pryor, didn't fare as well and got hit by tornadoes.

Will be glad when after mid-June comes so stress from the tornado season can subside.

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Re: Spring/Summer 2024
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2024, 08:56:07 AM »
Amazed at this spring.  Zero 90 degree days. I had the AC on two days, and closed the windows this morning because it was 56F.

Rain has been great. Best my lawn has looked in three years, without watering.



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