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Cool and Dry in the East; Turning Stormy in the Northwest

Much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the East Coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires. Read More >

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Photo of a Supercell Thunderstorm in Central Oklahoma on May 8, 2003
This photo of a supercell thunderstorm was taken by the NWS Norman staff at 3:44 pm CDT on 5/08/2003 as the storm was approaching the OKC metro area. The view in the photo is looking to the west-northwest from the NWS Norman forecast office (then located near the Max Westheimer Airport). The supercell went on to produce 3 tornadoes between 4:00 pm and 4:38 pm CDT on 5/08/2003.
Photo of the May 8, 2003 Supercell in Central Oklahoma
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Photos of the Tornado #1 in McCalin County near Newcastle, OK
Photos © Brad Bartell
These photos were taken by Brad Bartell one quarter mile north of Oklahoma State Highway 37, and about 1 mile west of I-44 (~3 miles northwest of Newcastle, OK at 5:00 -5:01 p.m. CDT on May 8, 2003. The tornado circulation lasted for about 20 seconds before dissipating.
Photo of the May 8, 2003 McClain County© Brad Bartell
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 McClain County© Brad Bartell
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Photo of Tornado #2 in Southwest Oklahoma City
Photos © Melissa Moon
This photo was taken by Melissa Moon near the intersection of SW 134th Street (OK State Highway 37) and Western Avenue in southwest Oklahoma City. View in the photo is looking to the south.
Photo of the May 8, 2003 Tornado in Southwest Oklahoma City © Melissa Moon
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Photo of Tornado #3 in Moore, OK
Photos © Chris Anders
This photo was taken by storm spotter Chris Anders near the intersection of N 27th Street and Eastern Avenue in Moore, OK. View in the photo is looking to the southwest.
Photo of the May 8, 2003 Tornado in Moore, OK © Chris Anders
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Photos of Tornado #3 in Moore, OK
Photos © Donna Hale-Hicks
These photos were taken by Donna Hale-Hicks near the intersection of Main Street and Broadway Street in Moore, OK. View is looking to the north.
Photo of the May 8, 2003 Tornado in Moore, OK © Donna Hale-Hicks
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Tornado in Moore, OK © Donna Hale-Hicks
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Photos of the Tornado #3 in Southeast Oklahoma City
Photos © Dan Olson
The following series of photos were taken by Dan Olson, the General Manager at ARINC located in southeast Oklahoma City. The tornado was viewed first to the south, then southeast and then east of the ARINC office as it moved through the area.The tornado can be seen approaching and then hitting the GM motor plant in photos 9-11.
Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Moore/OKC Tornado © Dan Olson
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Photos of Tornado #3 in Choctaw, OK
Photos © John Hammond
These photos were taken by John Hammond in the Choctaw, OK area near the intersection of SE 15th Street and Choctaw Road. View is looking to the north.
Photo of the May 8, 2003 Tornado in Choctaw, OK © John Hammond
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Tornado in Choctaw, OK © John Hammond
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Photos of Tornado #4 near Red Rock, OK
Photos © Steve Shiever
These photos were taken by Steve Shiever at the Frontier School in Red Rock, OK. View is looking to the west.
Photo of the May 8, 2003 Tornado near Red Rock, OK © Steve Shiever
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Tornado near Red Rock, OK © Steve Shiever
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Tornado near Red Rock, OK © Steve Shiever
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Photo of the May 8, 2003 Tornado near Red Rock, OK © Steve Shiever
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