It’s 10:20 p.m. and I’m about to log off and head home. Thanks for keeping up with today’s weather activity on NewsOK.com and on this weather blog, and please come back any time around the clock for the latest news. Till next time, take care.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 10:07 for Pontotoc, northern Coal and southern Hughes counties until 11 p.m. The cities and towns involved will include Ada, Allen, Atwood, Byng, Calvin, Fittstown, Fitzhugh, Francis, Gerty, Roff, Stonewall, Stuart and Vanoss.
The tornado warning that had been in effect until 10:15 p.m. will be allowed to expire, though my main man Doug at the Weather Forecast Office said the staff will continue to watch the storm because it has potential to develop tornadoes later.
Offices inside the National Weather Center, including the Weather Forecast Office where I’ve been since mid-afternoon, had been filled with meteorologists and buzzing with activity but it’s become much quieter over the past half-hour. The storm near Ada is the last tornado warning in the office’s area, and the western half of the state is quiet. It’s been quite a day here watching these professionals track the weather and then relaying the information on to you.
A tornado was detected by radar about 9:40 p.m. near Fitzhugh, moving ENE at 25 mph. The tornadic storm is still tracking south of Ada, but it close enough for people there to take shelter because tornadoes are difficult to spot at night. The tornado warning in effect till 10:15 p.m. includes Ada, Fittstown, Fitzhugh, Francis and Roff.
Just a reminder that parts of Pontotoc, Garvin and Murray counties remain under a tornado warning until 10:15 p.m. Tornado storm is tracking toward Fitzhugh; it’s passing Roff though that town isn’t out of the woods, and Ada residents should stay alert though it’s still not tracking directly toward the city.
Hope everything is fine weather-wise where you are
A person calling into the Weather Forecast Office in Norman has reported hail about the size of tennis balls about 7 miles NNE of Leedey.
NW Kingfisher and SW Garfield counties are under a tornado warning until 4:45 p.m. The center of the storm is 16 miles SW of Bison, moving NE at 20 mph.
A severe thunderstorm warning has just been issued for Ellis and Woodward counties that’s in effect for the next hour.