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Stormy Weather Along the East Coast; Extended Warm-up for the West

A strong low pressure system will bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and thunderstorms along the east coast. Isolated severe thunderstorms could produce damaging winds and a few tornadoes in the Southeast. Heavy rains may result in excessive runoff and flash flooding. Building high pressure out west will produce above normal temperatures, especially, in the Pacific Northwest. Read More >


Fast Facts

  • 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