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Wildfire Danger Continues in Southern California

High pressure building into the Western U.S. will create strong offshore winds in southern California. Temperatures in this region are unseasonably hot, and conditions are dry. The combination of these strong winds and dry conditions will bring fire danger to portions of southern California. Red Flag Warnings are in effect here. Any new fires in this region could quickly grow out of control. Read More >

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  • Fifteen tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down in Oklahoma during the afternoon and evening of May 6, 2015. A tornado also occurred in Archer County, Texas near Archer City.

  • The tornado that moved near Amber and Bridge Creek in Grady County was rated EF-3. The tornado that struck parts of southeastern Oklahoma City was also rated EF-3. A tornado that moved through the west side of Norman was rated EF-1. The tornado that occurred near Archer City in western north Texas was rated EF-2.

  • One flash flood fatality occurred during the event. A woman who had taken refuge from severe weather in her storm cellar in southeast Oklahoma City was drowned when flash flooding inundated her shelter and she was unable to get out. In addition, at least 150 high water rescues were conducted in the Oklahoma City metro area as a result of the heavy rainfall and flash flooding that occurred.

GIS Resources

Web Pages and Reports Related to the May 6, 2015 Event

Tornado Data