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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 61 kts.
State OKLAHOMA
County/Area MCCLAIN
WFO OUN
Begin Date 04/02/2010 05:20:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth ESE
Begin Location BLANCHARD
Begin Lat/Lon 35.13/-97.64
End Date 04/02/2010 05:35:00 CST-6
End Range 3
End Azimuth NNW
End Location GOLDSBY
End Lat/Lon 35.19/-97.51
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A pacific cold front/dry line moved east through Oklahoma during the late morning hours of the 1st into the morning of the 2nd. Showers and thunderstorms developed along the front, with the aide of an upper level storm system that slowly moved east toward the southern plains. The thunderstorms increased in intensity as they moved/developed east, as better instability was in place. Strong wind shear was also in place, as the nocturnal low-level jet developed. Although hail up to golf-ball size was reported with a few of the thunderstorms as they moved east and northeast, the severe winds were the main threats with storms. Some of the storms caused extensive damage, especially in the Rush Springs area, as they moved northeast from southern into central Oklahoma. Most severe wind gusts were between 60 and 70 mph, but in and around the Rush Springs area, gusts were more likely between 90 and 100 mph. Additional damage occurred further northeast into central Oklahoma. Damage was reported in and around Newcastle, Blanchard, Norman, and Oklahoma City. And most of this occurred as the morning rush was developing. At least 3,000 people were without power across central Oklahoma. The storms continued into eastern Oklahoma by late morning.
Event Narrative Two small scale circulations, call misocyclones, moved east during the early morning, with damage reported along their paths. The first circulation caused trees and tin outbuilding damage beginning near Blanchard and continuing northeast. The more significant damage occurred a half mile south of Highway 9 on Western Avenue. Here, a large barn was destroyed and a concrete wall of another barn was blown in. Some other minor tree damage was reported just east of this location. Monetary damages were not available.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 410.00K 0.00K
WALTERS COTTON CO. OK 04/02/2010 04:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HULEN COTTON CO. OK 04/02/2010 04:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUMPKIN CENTER COMANCHE CO. OK 04/02/2010 04:50 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHICKASHA ARPT GRADY CO. OK 04/02/2010 04:52 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSH SPRINGS GRADY CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
RUSH SPRINGS GRADY CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:05 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIEDMONT CANADIAN CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLANCHARD MCCLAIN CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWCASTLE MCCLAIN CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDMOND OKLAHOMA CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(OUN)NORMAN WESTHEIMER ARPT CLEVELAND CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
PERRY NOBLE CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORMAN CLEVELAND CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
NORMAN CLEVELAND CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORMAN CLEVELAND CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDMOND OKLAHOMA CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:41 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORMAN CLEVELAND CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:42 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORMAN CLEVELAND CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:43 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(OUN)NORMAN WESTHEIMER ARPT CLEVELAND CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(TIK)TINKER AFB OKLAHOMA CO. OK 04/02/2010 05:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARRAH OKLAHOMA CO. OK 04/02/2010 06:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPARKS LINCOLN CO. OK 04/02/2010 06:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARKLAND LINCOLN CO. OK 04/02/2010 06:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUSHING PAYNE CO. OK 04/02/2010 06:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LULA PONTOTOC CO. OK 04/02/2010 08:43 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 410.00K 0.00K