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Heavy rain and higher elevation snow continue for the Northwest, fire danger continues in Southern California

A series of Pacific storms will bring strong winds, heavy rain, and mountain snow to the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies through Sunday. Heavy rainfall and flooding is possible from the Mississippi Valley to the Deep South and Southeast U.S. this weekend and into early next week. Dry winds will prolong the fire weather threat for Southern California for several days. Read More >

 

Tornado Data

 
Tornado
Number
Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
A2 05/24/2011 1447-1451 0.7 80 EF0 0 0 Major 2 SW Fairview
 

A number of storm chasers observed this tornado to the southwest of Fairview. No known damage occurred.

 

Tornado Track

 

Preliminary Tornado Track for the Fairview, OK Tornado of May 24, 2011

 

Radar Imagery

 
Vance AFB, OK (KVNX) Radar Relectivity and Storm Relative Velocity
Vance AFB, OK (KVNX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:48 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
3:48 PM CDT
Vance AFB, OK (KVNX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:53 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
3:53 PM CDT
 

Tornado Photos

 
Photo provided courtesy of Dr. William Monfredo
Photo provided courtesy of Dr. William Monfredo
Photo provided courtesy of Dr. William Monfredo
Photo provided courtesy of Dr. William Monfredo
Photo provided courtesy of Tim Marshall
Photo provided courtesy of Tim Marshall
 
 

Tornado Warnings and Warning Updates

 

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3:40 PM CDT - 3:52 PM CDT - 4:08 PM CDT - 4:22 PM CDT


WFUS54 KOUN 242040
TOROUN
OKC003-093-242145-
/O.NEW.KOUN.TO.W.0041.110524T2040Z-110524T2145Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
340 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHERN ALFALFA COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA...
  EASTERN MAJOR COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 445 PM CDT

* AT 340 PM CDT...A THUNDERSTORM WITH A HISTORY OF PRODUCING
  TORNADOES WAS LOCATED 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FAIRVIEW...MOVING
  NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE ALINE...CARMEN...CLEO SPRINGS...
  FAIRVIEW...GOLTRY...HELENA AND ORIENTA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES. IF POSSIBLE...MOVE
TO A BASEMENT OR STORM SHELTER. OTHERWISE MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM OR
HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND OUTSIDE
WALLS.

&&

LAT...LON 3656 9810 3617 9843 3617 9864 3659 9846
TIME...MOT...LOC 2040Z 207DEG 23KT 3619 9856

$$


 



WWUS54 KOUN 242052
SVSOUN

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
352 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKC003-093-242145-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0041.000000T0000Z-110524T2145Z/
ALFALFA OK-MAJOR OK-
352 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 PM CDT FOR CENTRAL
MAJOR AND SOUTHERN ALFALFA COUNTIES...

AT 352 PM CDT...A THUNDERSTORM WITH A HISTORY OF PRODUCING TORNADOES
WAS LOCATED NEAR FAIRVIEW...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. THE
DANGEROUS PORTION OF THIS STORM IS HEADED TOWARD ORIENTA AND CLEO
SPRINGS. TAKE COVER NOW!

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE ALINE...CARMEN...CLEO SPRINGS...
FAIRVIEW...GOLTRY...HELENA AND ORIENTA.

LAT...LON 3624 9837 3625 9859 3659 9846 3656 9810
TIME...MOT...LOC 2052Z 209DEG 35KT 3632 9847

$$

 

 


 



WWUS54 KOUN 242108
SVSOUN

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
408 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKC003-093-242145-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0041.000000T0000Z-110524T2145Z/
ALFALFA OK-MAJOR OK-
408 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 PM CDT FOR NORTHERN
MAJOR AND SOUTHERN ALFALFA COUNTIES...

AT 408 PM CDT...A THUNDERSTORM WITH A HISTORY OF PRODUCING TORNADOES
WAS LOCATED NEAR ORIENTA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE ALINE...CARMEN...CLEO SPRINGS...
GOLTRY...HELENA AND ORIENTA.

LAT...LON 3632 9838 3636 9853 3659 9846 3656 9810
TIME...MOT...LOC 2108Z 207DEG 29KT 3642 9842

$$

 

 


 



WWUS54 KOUN 242122
SVSOUN

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
422 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKC003-093-242132-
/O.CAN.KOUN.TO.W.0041.000000T0000Z-110524T2145Z/
ALFALFA OK-MAJOR OK-
422 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...THE TORNADO WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR NORTHERN MAJOR AND
SOUTHERN ALFALFA COUNTIES...

THE STORM HAS WEAKENED... BUT SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS MAY STILL
OCCUR.

LAT...LON 3632 9838 3636 9853 3659 9846 3656 9810
TIME...MOT...LOC 2122Z 207DEG 29KT 3652 9836

$$