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Severe Storms in the North High Plains; Heavy Rain in the Gulf States

Severe thunderstorms with locally heavy rain that could cause flash flooding will be possible across the Upper Midwest. Storms with damaging wind may impact the Northeast. Regardless of tropical development, a low in the north-central Gulf may produce heavy rain and flash flooding. Elevated fire weather threats continue in the Central Great Basin and northern Alaska panhandle. Read More >

May 1-2, 2008 Severe Weather Outbreak
 

Severe thunderstorms erupted along a dry line across Central and Eastern Oklahoma on the evening of May 1st . These storms produced tornadoes across Pawnee and Osage Counties in Northeast Oklahoma before dissipating. Another round of severe thunderstorms occurred during the early morning hours of May 2nd as a potent cold front swept through the region. Several tornadoes were produced by these thunderstorms along with large hail and damaging winds.

Multimedia Review of the May 1-2, 2008 Severe Weather Event

 
May 1-2, 2008 Tornadoes
County
Location
Time
Rating
Length
Width
Pawnee
1 mile NE of Pawnee
Approx. 830 pm
EF-0
brief touchdown
 
Pawnee
5.5 miles NE of Pawnee to 4.5 miles S-SE of Ralston
Approx. 830 pm
EF-1
3 Miles
300 Yards
Osage
9 miles S-SE of Fairfax to 8 miles S-SW of Pawhuska
838-912 pm
EF-1
17 Miles
450 Yards
Osage
9 miles SW of Pawhuska to 5.5 miles W of Pawhuska
906-915 pm
EF-0
5 Miles
100 Yards
Creek
1 mile S of Bristow to 6.75 miles E-NE of Bristow
145-151 am
EF-0
7 Miles
250 Yards
Rogers/Mayes
9.5 miles E. of Claremore to 5.5 N-NW of Pryor
303-315 am
EF-1
9 Miles
500 Yards