Thursday Evening Severe Weather Updates


Thursday, May 1st 2008, 9:30 pm
By: News On 6


10:22pm- The WARN Team continues to monitor the threat of more severe weather including heavy rain, strong winds, hail, and possibly tornadoes as another front moves through Green Country overnight into Friday morning.

9:52pm- News On 6 WARN Unit Von Castor sent back video of a tornado that touched down in the Blackburn area near the Pawnee - Osage County line.

9:46pm- Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer reports the severity of the storm is decreasing, but says a tornado warning for Osage County remains in effect.

9:40pm- WARN Vipir 3D indicates the storm that originated near Stillwater and moved through Osage County has dropped 3"-4" of rain in some area along its track.

9:35pm- Despite the storm weakening, a tornado warning remains in effect for Osage County.

You can track the storms by clicking on to the U Control: Weather Center and the U Control: Street Level Radar.  You can get more severe weather information by clicking on to WARN Interactive Radar. Look for safety tips in our Storm Zone Section.

9:32pm- The WARN Team reports the main core of the storm should miss the Bartlesville area.  Meteorologist Dick Faurot reports the storm is weakening and has not recently produced a tornado.

9:29pm- News On 6 WARN Unit reports roof damage to two homes in the Ralston area.  There were no immediate reports of injury.

9:27pm- News On 6WARN Unit Matt Patterson reports golf ball size hail north of Pawhuska along Highway 99.  Patterson did not see a tornado or funnel.  Patterson reports that Pawhuska police had not received any reports of damage.

9:22pm- Meteorologist Dick Faurot reports the hook-echo feature displayed on WARN Max Radar is now less defined - a sign that the storm is weakening.

9:19pm- Meteorologist Travis Meyer reports the storm continues to track Northeast near Pawhuska.  The potential for more tornadoes and large hail is favorable.

9:14pm- The News On 6 WARN Team reports that radar indicates the western side of the storm is most severe.  WARN Max Radar shows the storm moving over Highway 60 west of Pawhuska.

9:11pm- News On 6 WARN Unit Von Castor reports seeing power flashes associated with the tornado.  Castor estimates the tornado has been on the ground in Osage County for approximately five minutes.

9:08pm- News On 6 WARN Unit Von Castor reports the tornado is growing in size and continues to touch the ground in rural Osage County.

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9:05pm- News On 6 WARN Unit Von Castor reports the wall cloud of the Osage County storm is becoming more organized.

9:02pm- Meteorologist Travis Meyer reports sporadic tornado touchdowns in central Osage County.  WARN Max  Radar continues to indicate a distinct tornado signature.  Meteorologist Dick Faurot reports the storm is moving Northeast towards the community of Pawhuska.

8:54pm- News On 6 WARN Unit Von Castor reports the tornado continues to reach the ground in rural Osage County.  News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer reports the tornadic storm is tracking towards the Pawhuska area.

You can track the storms by clicking on to the U Control: Weather Center and the U Control: Street Level Radar.  You can get more severe weather information by clicking on to WARN Interactive Radar. Look for safety tips in our Storm Zone Section.

8:44pm- The tornadic storm is moving Northeast at approximately 20 miles per hour into central Osage County towards Pawhuska.  Up to baseball size hail has been reported with this storm which is moving through a rural area.

8:40pm- A News On WARN unit has reported a tornado on the ground in Osage County just east of Ralston.  WARN Live Radar indicates strong rotation.

8:33pm- WARN Max Radar showed a hook-echo feature which is a clear sign of a tornado.

8:31pm- WARN First Video showed the tornado near Skedee in Pawnee County.  The storm was tracking into Osage County.

8:26pm - A News On 6 WARN unit reported a tornado on the ground near Blackburn and Skedee.  Von Castor reports a large cone-shaped funnel is kicking up debris.  These two communities are located Northwest of Tulsa.

8:23pm - A News On 6 WARN unit reported a funnel cloud and tornado in Pawnee County