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Storms in the Plains; Fire Weather Threats in the Southwest and Southeast

A slow moving weather system will bring potential for scattered strong to severe storms with damaging wind and hail with areas of locally heavy rain in the South and Central Plains. Strong storms may also develop in the Central Great Basin and North Plains. Dry, gusty winds will produce critical fire weather in the Southwest, and elevated threats in U.P. of Michigan and the Southeast. Read More >

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  • A total of 12 tornadoes occurred during the afternoon and evening hours of May 9, 2016 in central, south central and southeastern Oklahoma.

  • The "Katie Tornado" killed one person and the "Bromide Tornado" also killed one person.

  • NWS crews surveyed tornado damage paths in central and southeastern Oklahoma on Tuesday, May 11, 2016. Based on their findings, the "Katie Tornado" was given an EF-4 rating while tornadoes that occurred near the Davis/Roff, Connerville/Bromide, and Bennington/Boswell areas were given EF-3 ratings.

Web Pages and Reports Related to the May 9, 2016 Oklahoma Tornado Events

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