Wednesday Evening Storm Update


Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 7:56 pm
By: News On 6


Here are the latest updates from the News On 6 WARN Team.

8:53pm- WARN Live Radar indicates the storm is weakening.

8:37pm- A WARN Unit reports sirens are sounding in Big Cabin.

8:27pm- Sirens are sounding in Delaware County near the Grove area.

8:20pm- The News On 6 WARN Team reports 60 mile-per-hour gusts near Tahlequah.

8:05pm- WARN First Video showed storm damage at a storage facility west of Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow.

7:59pm- Sirens are going off in Claremore.  A WARN Unit reports the rotation has not reached the ground.

7:57pm- A rotation in the storm has come close to reaching the ground in Rogers County near Claremore.

7:45pm- WARN Max Radar continues to show small rotations along the leading edge of the storm as it moves through the Inola area.

7:40pm- There are reports of cars in the water at 72nd & Lewis and 11th & Sheridan.  News On 6 anchor Craig Day reports lots of rain in area highways and streets.

7:35pm- A WARN Unit reports lots of street flooding in Broken Arrow.  Hydroplaning is a concern - driving is difficult.

7:30pm- A WARN Unit reports roof damage at 91st & 129th East Avenue in Broken Arrow.

7:27pm- A WARN Unit reports heavy rain and strong winds in Broken Arrow.  Sirens are going off in east Tulsa.

7:25pm- The SKYCam at 71st & Highway 169 shows rotation in the storm as it moves through the Tulsa metro area.

7:23pm- A WARN Unit tracking these storms reports some roof and tree damage, but no major damage yet.

7:17pm- A WARN Unit reports some tree damage east of Bixby along 131st Street.

7:15pm- Near 131st, east of Memorial, a WARN Unit reports seeing a funnel over a sod farm.  The funnel is not yet reaching the ground.

7:13pm- WARN Max Radar indicates multiple rotations associated with this storm.

7:12pm- A WARN Unit reports a lowering near 151st Street in Bixby and strong winds.

7:10pm- A WARN Unit reports he saw a funnel near Lake Eufaula.  Dennie Brison also reported 80+ mile per hour winds.

7:07pm- Another portion of the storm is tracking towards Glenpool and Jenks.  There is a potential for wind damage in both sections of the storm.

7:06pm- WARN Live Radar shows a rotation feature near Mounds.  The storm is tracking towards Bixby, Leonard, and Broken Arrow.

7:02pm- Tornado sirens are sounding in Tulsa.  Parts of Okmulgee and Muskogee Counties are also affected by the tornado warning.

7:01pm- Residents in the Hectorville area urged to take cover.

7:00pm- A tornado warning was issued for southern Tulsa County.

6:55pm- A News On 6 WARN Unit reported rotation in a storm just South of Hectorville.