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Severe Storms; Fire Danger; and Strong Pacific Storms

More strong storms on tap for the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Heavy rains could produce flooding and mudslides. Saturday, a cold front moving into the central U.S. will bring potential for severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes; and localized flooding potential. Dry winds in southwestern California will keep fire weather threats high. Read More >

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A series of severe thunderstorms produced damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes in central and southern Oklahoma  during the afternoon and evening hours of March 25th and early morning hours of March 26th. One supercell thunderstorm tracked through parts of Canadian, Oklahoma, and Cleveland counties, producing a small, weak anticyclonic tornado near Yukon, OK. The storm later produced an embedded, intermittent, small EF2 tornado within a larger area of damaging winds that affected parts southwest Oklahoma City and Moore. Some of hail reported during this severe weather event reached 2.75" in diameter, and wind gusts from some storm peaked as high as 73 mph at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.

 

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