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Flash Flood Threat Shifts to Florida; Snowy in the Northern Plains; Fire Danger in the West

Showers and thunderstorms may produce flash flooding in northern and central Florida into Tuesday; and gusty winds and hail are also possible across the area Sunday. A strong cold front will bring below average temperatures and wintry precipitation to the northern High Plains. Elevated fire weather conditions are expected across parts of the Northwest and southern California. Read More >

Rainfall Maps

 

Rainfall Map for the 24-hour Period Ending at 7 AM CDT on May 5, 2015.
Rainfall Map for the 24-hour Period Ending at 7 AM CDT on May 5, 2015

Rainfall Map for the 24-hour Period Ending at 7 AM CDT on May 6, 2015.
Rainfall Map for the 24-hour Period Ending at 7 AM CDT on May 6, 2015

Rainfall Map for the 24-hour Period Ending at 7 AM CDT on May 7, 2015.
Rainfall Map for the 24-hour Period Ending at 7 AM CDT on May 7, 2015

Preliminary Storm Reports on May 6, 2015 Compiled by the Storm Prediction Center

 

Tornado Data

 

Sixteen tornadoes were confirmed in Oklahoma and western north Texas in the NWS Norman forecast area for the May 6, 2015 severe weather event.

 

Tornadoes by Intensity

 

EF? EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 11 2 1 2 0 0 16
 
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Number
Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
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Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
1 05/06/2015 1345-1347 2 50 EF0 0 0 Caddo 2.5 E - 3 ENE Apache
2 05/06/2015 1353-1355 0.5 50 EF0 0 0 Caddo 4 NW Cyril
3 05/06/2015 1533-1626 10 1500 EF3 0 0 Grady 4.5 E Amber - 4 NNE Bridge Creek
4 05/06/2015 1537-1538 0.1 20 EF0 0 0 Major 5 S Ringwood
5 05/06/2015 1548 0.3 50 EF0 0 0 Grady 5 ENE Amber
6 05/06/2015 1615 0.1 10 EF0 0 0 Garfield 2 SSW Carrier
7 05/06/2015 1633-1639 1 200 EF1 0 0 McClain 2 SE Newcastle
8 05/06/2015 1646 0.5 25 EF0 0 0 Cleveland Norman (near 60th Ave NW/Robinson)
9 05/06/2015 1653-1710 3 1000 EF1 0 0 Cleveland Norman (36th Ave NW//Rock Creek - 36th Ave NW/Indian Hills)
10 05/06/2015 1733 0.3 30 EF0 0 0 Dewey 10 ESE Seiling
11 05/06/2015 1741-1749 4 200 EF0 0 0 Caddo 4 NNW - 6 N Verden
12 05/06/2015 1756-1757 0.3 20 EF0 0 0 Grant 5 SSW Wakita
13 05/06/2015 1849-1851 0.5 40 EF0 0 0 Grady 3 SE Tuttle
14 05/06/2015 1911-1921 4 200 EF0 0 0 Grady 4 ENE Tuttle - 2 NE Bridge Creek
15 05/06/2015 1941-1948 2 700 EF3 0 12 Oklahoma Oklahoma City (near SE 56th/Eastern - just W of SE 44th/I-35)
16 05/06/2015 1949-2012 12 400 EF2 0 0 Archer 7 WNW - 4 N Archer City

Radar Reflectivity Loop

 

The following image shows a loop of reflectivity images from 3:00 PM CDT though 10:57 PM CDT on May 6, 2015 for the Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Radar.

Radar Reflectivity Loop for the Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Radar on May 6, 2015

Visible Satellite Loop

 

The following image shows a loop of visible satellite images from 8:45 AM CDT though 7:45 PM CDT on May 6, 2015 for the Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Radar.

Visible Satellite Loop from 8:45 AM until 7:45 PM CDT on May 6, 2015

Storm Photos

 

The following photo was taken by Chris Hayes and shows a tornado as it moved near the Newcastle, OK area at 5:36 PM CDT on May 6, 2015.

Photo of tornado near Newcastle, OK was taken by Chris Hayes at 5:36 pm CDT on May 6, 2015

Tornado Damage near Amber and Bridge Creek, OK

 

NWS personnel conducted a survey of the tornado and wind damage near the Amber and Bridge Creek areas on May 7, 2015. The following photos show some of the tornado/wind damage that was observed by the NWS personnel during their survey of the affected areas.

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