Severe Weather Rolls Across Northeast Oklahoma


Friday, August 12th 2011, 4:47 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma – Green Country residents woke up to much cooler temperatures after severe thunderstorms once again rolled across parts of northeast Oklahoma Friday.

The storms brought heavy rains and gusty winds. They also brought temps in the mid 60s to low 70s under cloudy skies on Saturday.

Much of Green Country was under a severe thunderstorm watch until 3 a.m Saturday.  The watch included Rogers, Seminole, Wagoner, Tulsa, and Washington counties.

A line of storms moved across areas to the north and east of Tulsa Friday afternoon.  

News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer said wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour were reported in Claremore, where two inches of rain fell Friday. 

Pryor saw more than three inches of rain, Meyer said.

Another line of storms was located to the west of Tulsa, near Enid, Friday night.  Those storms are expected to move into the area late Friday night.

Large hail and damaging winds were the primary threat with the storms.

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Tulsa has already received three inches of rain this week, Grogan added.  But the recent rains have not done enough help drought conditions across the state.

"We need more than just one rainy spell to see major improvement," said Grogan.  "A slow-moving tropical system or a long-term pattern change would be clutch."

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A burn ban remains in effect for all 77 Oklahoma counties.

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