Thunderstorms, Hail Rain Down On Green Country; Freeze Warning In Effect


Sunday, April 13th 2014, 9:17 am
By: Dee Duren


Several tornado watches issued by the National Weather Service have expired in Northeastern Oklahoma, but now the Sooner State needs to be ready for rapidly falling temperatures behind a cold front.

"Another piece of energy arrives Monday morning and creates widespread showers in the area," News On 6 meteorologist Mike Grogan said. "It will be cold enough just northwest of Eastern Oklahoma to produce a wintry mix."

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Several Northeastern Oklahoma counties are under a freeze warning that will be in effect from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 15. Counties under the warning include Tulsa, Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, LeFlore, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pittsburg, Rogers, Sequoyah, Wagoner and Washington.

4/13/14 Related Story: Tornadoes Touch Down In Southern Oklahoma

Storms fired across central Oklahoma during the mid-afternoon hours on Sunday and spread quickly into Green Country. Tornadoes touched down near Bray and Velma.

Hail fell in Pawnee, Osage, Rogers and Tulsa counties during the late afternoon hours as dark clouds blanketed the sky. Viewers reported downed trees in Owasso and Broken Arrow.

On Sunday evening, these power outages had been reported across the area:

  • OG&E: 58 customers in Muskogee out
  • PSO: 145 customers out in Nowata County
  • Verdigris Valley: 75 customers out, mainly along Highway 20 in and east of Owasso
  • Indian Electric Cooperative: 400 out. Most are scattered with the biggest concentration just east of Kaw Lake in Osage County.
  • Other outages in other systems are minimal and very scattered.

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