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Dangerous Heat Wave for the West; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain for Midwest and Plains

Severe storms and heavy rains are likely in the Upper Midwest and Plains through this evening. A long duration heat wave will build across the West through next week with excessive heat watches/warnings in effect from the Southwest to Northwest. TS Josephine is forecast to pass well north of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands while TS Kyle is forecast to move quickly away from land this weekend. Read More >

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Thunderstorms developed early in the afternoon of February 10, 2009 from near the Lawton area, northeast toward the Oklahoma metro area. Thunderstorms became severe relatively quickly as they moved through Caddo and Grady counties, and began to show signs of rotation as they moved toward western Oklahoma City. One supercell thunderstorm spawned several tornadoes as it moved northeast through central Oklahoma. Sporadic damage was reported alongthe storm's path, with some of the damage being significant as the supercell moved through northern Oklahoma county and southern Logan county. Other supercells developed near the same areas of Caddo and Grady Counties and also moved northeast. Some locations received several rounds of very large hail through the afternoon.

Approximate Tornado Damage Path Map for the Lone Grove, OK Area
Preliminary Tornado Damage Path Map for the Lone Grove, OK Area
 
KTLX Radar Imagery for the Lone Grove, OK Tornado at 726 pm CST on 2/10/2009

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Approximate Tornado Damage Path Map for the Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
Preliminary Tornado Damage Path Map for the Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area
 
KTLX Radar Imagery for the Edmond, OK Tornado at 256 pm CST on 2/10/2009

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