Storm Causes Damage In South Tulsa Saturday


Saturday, August 14th 2010, 8:59 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK -- Scattered showers and storms moving across northern Oklahoma Saturday morning produced a little rainfall and strong to damaging winds.

"A microburst was reported this morning around 5 a.m. near Highway169 and 71St. in Tulsa.  These winds were estimated from 55 to near 70 mph by an off-duty National Weather Service employee in the area," said News On 6 meteorologist Alan Crone.

The Freckles Frozen Custard at 9607 E. 71st Street received extensive damage to the roof. Other businesses up and down 71st Street between Mingo and Memorial also show signs of damage from the strong winds.

WARN Team Weather Forecast.

Microburst Causes Damage In South Tulsa

"Additional strong to gusty winds would also have been possible with a few of these early morning storms due to the environment of the atmosphere this morning. If you find wind damage in your area it was due to these small storms producing microburst winds."

Green Country is expecting another hot afternoon with highs in the 100 to 105 range and temperature heat index values nearing 112, Crone said in his weather discussion.

The much wished for cold front will not arrive until Sunday afternoon or evening, but a few showers or storms may be possible Sunday morning.

Temperatures will drop into the lower 90s for afternoon highs Monday and Tuesday with morning lows in the lower 70s.

Read Alan Crone's Weather Discussion.

If you have damage pictures from Saturday morning's storm, please send to pics@newson6.net.