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Event Details

Event Heavy Rain
State OKLAHOMA
County/Area WOODS
WFO OUN
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-09-12 06:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0S WAYNOKA
Begin Lat/Lon 36.59/-98.88
End Date 2008-09-12 06:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A prolonged area of southwest flow aloft developed over much of Oklahoma during the period from the 10th through the 12th. Numerous upper level disturbances moving through the flow, as well as a very moist air mass allowed for several rounds of showers and thunderstorms to develop and move northeast, much of the time moving over the same areas. Moisture associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Lowell added to the mix, with an added depth of moisture that only made the situation worse. Rainfall rates of one to one-and-a-half inches were common, with some areas receiving near three inch per hour rates. Widespread flooding was reported over a large portion of northern Oklahoma. Numerous homes and business' were flooded. At least a half to two-thirds of the roadways from Woodward to Kay county were closed at some point during the event. Numerous roadways were damaged, with at least 125 miles of roadway damaged in Alfalfa county alone. Half of the roadways in Pond Creek and Lamont were damaged, and 40 percent of the bridges were damaged. Numerous rounds of the precipitation allowed for widespread river flooding as well. The Chikaskia River reached its highest level ever recorded. This caused several homes to be destroyed. In all, 20 homes were completely destroyed, 14 homes sustained major damage, 52 homes sustained minor damage, and 96 homes sustained at least some damame. Damage totals for the event reached over $8 million.
Event Narrative The measured rainfall was 4.30 inches, much of it falling in a six to eight hour period.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 2.275M 0.00K
HOLLIS HARMON CO. OK 09/11/2008 15:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALOGA DEWEY CO. OK 09/11/2008 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHESTER MAJOR CO. OK 09/11/2008 22:50 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURLINGTON ALFALFA CO. OK 09/12/2008 00:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.800M 0.00K
CHEROKEE ALFALFA CO. OK 09/12/2008 00:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JET ALFALFA CO. OK 09/12/2008 00:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIRVIEW MAJOR CO. OK 09/12/2008 01:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
NASH GRANT CO. OK 09/12/2008 03:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEDFORD GRANT CO. OK 09/12/2008 03:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEDFORD GRANT CO. OK 09/12/2008 04:05 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPETON WOODS CO. OK 09/12/2008 05:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALOGA DEWEY CO. OK 09/12/2008 05:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLACKWELL KAY CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMARGO DEWEY CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHEYENNE ROGER MILLS CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ERICK BECKHAM CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIRVIEW MAJOR CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FREEDOM WOODS CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HELENA ALFALFA CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLLIS HARMON CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON GRANT CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEEDEY DEWEY CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEDFORD GRANT CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUTUAL WOODWARD CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUTUAL WOODWARD CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ORIENTA MAJOR CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM DEWEY CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAYRE BECKHAM CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VICI DEWEY CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAYNOKA WOODS CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODWARD WOODWARD CO. OK 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUTUAL WOODWARD CO. OK 09/12/2008 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
MEDFORD GRANT CO. OK 09/12/2008 10:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE ALFALFA CO. OK 09/12/2008 10:40 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEO SPRINGS MAJOR CO. OK 09/12/2008 10:50 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MANCHESTER GRANT CO. OK 09/13/2008 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 2.275M 0.00K