Tornadic Storms Roll Across NE Oklahoma

Monday, March 31st 2008, 7:09 am
By: News On 6

Severe weather moved across northeastern Oklahoma early Monday.  A line of severe thunderstorms that produced 60 plus mile per hour winds, large hail and tornado warnings blew through Pawnee, Osage, Washington, Rogers, Nowata, and Ottawa Counties.

The storms also produced heavy rains as they moved east to northeast.  With the heavy rainfall, there is always a danger of flash flooding. 

Several counties in the News On 6 viewing area were under some type of severe weather watch or warning on Monday morning.  

At approximately 7:25 on Monday morning, a News On 6 WARN unit reported three different funnels near Highway 75 north of Ramona in Washington County.  Washington County emergency management officials say a preliminary survey of the community shows no signs of damage.

The News On 6 was told that Pawnee Schools were closed on Monday because of the dangers of severe weather as well as a lack of power.  Flooding also closed several Pawnee area highways.

Meanwhile, storms that rolled into Ottawa County caused some damage to buildings in Miami.  News On 6 viewer Gary Crow sent us a picture of the Miami bus barn damaged by strong winds Monday morning.

You can track the storms with WARN Interactive Radar and get safety tips in our Storm Zone Section.

More severe weather is expected Monday.  You can get the latest WARN Team forecast in the Weather section.