Cold Front Brings Storms To Oklahoma

Thursday, March 1st 2007, 5:51 am
By: News On 6

Severe thunderstorms rumbled through northeast Oklahoma overnight, causing power outages across northeast Tulsa. The storm and cold front has since moved off into Arkansas. A couple of eastern Oklahoma counties however still under a tornado watch.

As the storms moved across the state, they produced 50 mile per hour winds, hail and rain showers. News On 6 storm chasers watched the storms near Hallett in Pawnee County, where folks there got nickel to quarter sized hail. Pea-sized hail fell in Tulsa near 81st street and U.S. Highway 169. Jenks, Claremore, Pawnee and Pryor all saw less than an inch of hail.

Also in Pryor, strong thunderstorms caused wind damage and downed tree limbs up to four inches in diameter.

The cold front has caused temperatures to drop more than 20 degrees across much of eastern Oklahoma.