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Elevated Fire Weather Threats for California; Cold Across Upper Midwest with Snow in Central Rockies

Unfortunately, elevated fire weather threats return this weekend for parts of California, as gusty offshore winds increase. Meanwhile, a large cold dome of surface high pressure will keep high temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below average across the Upper Midwest and down the High Plains. Also, heavy snowfall is expected from Wyoming into northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska. Read More >

Severe thunderstorms brought tornadoes to McCurtain County in Southeast Oklahoma on May 1st, 2003. One tornado, rated F0, affected areas near Battiest. Another tornado, rated F2, impacted Broken Bow. Below is a summary of the tornadoes that were confirmed by National Weather Service officials.


F0 = 1
F2 = 1
 #1 Battiest, McCurtain County, OK F0 None A barn roof was partially torn off, and some sheet metal was tossed around. A few trees were also uprooted.
#2 Broken Bow, McCurtain County, OK F2 None Two new frame homes under construction had roofs torn off. A total of 30 to 40 wood frame homes sustained roof and frame damage, and had windows broken. One home was destroyed. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped. Several power poles were blown down.
Tornado tracks in McCurtain County, OK, on May 1st, 2003
Tornado tracks in McCurtain County, OK, on May 1st, 2003.


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