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Turning Stormy in the Northwest

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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The following 6 photos were taken during the evening of May 29, 2004 when severe weather operations were in progress at the former location of the NWS Norman forecast office (near the Max Westheimer Airport on the north campus of the University of Oklahoma). The computer screen display shown in most of these photos was the first version of the Situational Awareness Display (SAD) that the NWS Norman staff now routinely uses during significant weather events. It  was originally installed in March 2004.

Photo of NWS Norman severe weather operations on May 29, 2004 Photo of NWS Norman severe weather operations on May 29, 2004
Photo of NWS Norman severe weather operations on May 29, 2004 Photo of NWS Norman severe weather operations on May 29, 2004
Photo of NWS Norman severe weather operations on May 29, 2004 Photo of NWS Norman severe weather operations on May 29, 2004
View of severe weather operations inside the NWS Norman office during the evening of May 29, 2004
Looking at a view of severe weather operations inside the NWS Norman office during the evening of May 29, 2004.
View looking to the northwest from the NWS Norman forecast office just after sunset during the evening of May 29, 2004. The supercell thunderstorm that produced multiple tornadoes is in the middle of the photo.
View looking to the northwest from the NWS Norman forecast office just after sunset during the evening of May 29, 2004. The supercell thunderstorm that produced multiple tornadoes is in the middle of the photo.
View of very large hail collected near Custer City, OK during the afternoon of May 29, 2004
View of very large hail collected in the Custer City, OK area during the afternoon of May 29, 2004