Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State OKLAHOMA
County/Area MCCLAIN
WFO OUN
Begin Date 08/19/2007 03:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location PURCELL
Begin Lat/Lon 35.02/-97.37
End Date 08/19/2007 08:30:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Tropical Storm Erin, the fifth named storm of the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane season, developed quickly over the northeast Gulf of Mexico on the 15th, before moving onshore during the morning hours of the 16th. Erin moved onshore near Lamar, TX as a weak tropical storm, but was quickly downgraded to a tropical depression as it moved over land. The tropical depression moved northwest over the Edwards Plateau toward west Texas. Erin maintained her depression status as it then began to move northeast into southwest Oklahoma between Hollis and Erick during the afternoon hours of Saturday, August 18th. A very tropical airmass was in place along and east of this feature, extending into western and central Oklahoma. Heavy rainfall developed along and east of the center, which moved slowly to the northeast. Low-level wind shear north and east of Erin increased throughout the evening, with several tornadoes reported in Kiowa, Washita, and Grady counties during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Damage was reported east of Hobart, and in Washita county south and east of Cordell. As the evening progressed, a strong low-level jet developed, with additional thunderstorms developing over southwest and central Oklahoma. Remarkably, the center of the tropical depression strengthened between 1 and 7 AM, with a compact area of sustained winds of 35 to 45 MPH concentrated around the center of the depression. Wind gusts of 50 to 80 mph were also reported over parts of central Oklahoma at this time. As with the wind speeds, thunderstorms intensities increased, with two additional tornadoes reported over central Oklahoma Sunday morning. In addition to tornadoes and very strong winds, rainfall rates of over three inches per hour were common, with significant flash flooding reported in numerous counties. Rainfall amounts exceeded five inches over a large area, with some locations receiving eight to ten inches. Rivers and creeks easily exceeded their banks, with water also rising quickly in many towns. Dozens of people were rescued by boat and helicopter as numerous homes and businesses quickly took on water. Unfortunately, six people lost their lives due to the flooding. Monetary values were estimated.
Event Narrative A barn was flooded north of State HWY 39 and Sooner Road. Juneau Street was also flooded in Purcell. Monetary damages were estimated.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 6 3 5.194M 0.00K
HOBART KIOWA CO. OK 08/18/2007 15:46 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CORDELL WASHITA CO. OK 08/18/2007 16:10 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORGE GRADY CO. OK 08/18/2007 19:44 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
HOBART KIOWA CO. OK 08/18/2007 21:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CYRIL CADDO CO. OK 08/18/2007 21:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOUNTAIN VIEW KIOWA CO. OK 08/18/2007 21:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAWTON COMANCHE CO. OK 08/18/2007 22:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
FT COBB CADDO CO. OK 08/18/2007 23:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. MG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
FT COBB CADDO CO. OK 08/18/2007 23:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOUNTAIN VIEW KIOWA CO. OK 08/18/2007 23:19 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FT COBB CADDO CO. OK 08/18/2007 23:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FT COBB CADDO CO. OK 08/18/2007 23:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. MG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CARNEGIE CADDO CO. OK 08/18/2007 23:26 CST-6 Flash Flood 3 0 10.00K 0.00K
ANADARKO CADDO CO. OK 08/18/2007 23:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 1 0 100.00K 0.00K
FT COBB CADDO CO. OK 08/18/2007 23:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FT COBB CADDO CO. OK 08/18/2007 23:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
APACHE CADDO CO. OK 08/18/2007 23:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FT COBB CADDO CO. OK 08/18/2007 23:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATONGA BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 00:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATONGA BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 00:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATONGA BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 00:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HINTON CADDO CO. OK 08/19/2007 00:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THOMAS CUSTER CO. OK 08/19/2007 00:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WATONGA BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 00:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATONGA BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 00:49 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COGAR CADDO CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:00 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WATONGA BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
UNION CITY CANADIAN CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WATONGA BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 63 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINCO GRADY CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:32 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 45.00K 0.00K
UNION CITY CANADIAN CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:38 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
UNION CITY CANADIAN CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION CITY CANADIAN CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATONGA BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:54 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 71 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATONGA BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
OKEENE BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
GEARY BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 2 84.00K 0.00K
EL RENO CANADIAN CO. OK 08/19/2007 01:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
MINCO GRADY CO. OK 08/19/2007 02:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOUNTAIN VIEW KIOWA CO. OK 08/19/2007 02:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
MOUNTAIN VIEW KIOWA CO. OK 08/19/2007 02:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
PURCELL MCCLAIN CO. OK 08/19/2007 02:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
PIEDMONT CANADIAN CO. OK 08/19/2007 02:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
CHICKASHA GRADY CO. OK 08/19/2007 02:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
EL RENO CANADIAN CO. OK 08/19/2007 02:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
BETHANY OKLAHOMA CO. OK 08/19/2007 02:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
PURCELL MCCLAIN CO. OK 08/19/2007 03:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
APACHE CADDO CO. OK 08/19/2007 03:00 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
KINGFISHER KINGFISHER CO. OK 08/19/2007 03:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OKARCHE CANADIAN CO. OK 08/19/2007 03:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
YUKON CANADIAN CO. OK 08/19/2007 03:36 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 800.00K 0.00K
NORMAN CLEVELAND CO. OK 08/19/2007 03:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
EAKLY CADDO CO. OK 08/19/2007 03:59 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORMAN CLEVELAND CO. OK 08/19/2007 04:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
WEATHERFORD CUSTER CO. OK 08/19/2007 04:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
KINGFISHER KINGFISHER CO. OK 08/19/2007 04:34 CST-6 Flash Flood 1 0 500.00K 0.00K
OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA CO. OK 08/19/2007 04:35 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
NORMAN CLEVELAND CO. OK 08/19/2007 05:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
LINDSAY GARVIN CO. OK 08/19/2007 05:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
(OKC)WILL ROGERS APT OKLAHOMA CO. OK 08/19/2007 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EL RENO CANADIAN CO. OK 08/19/2007 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALTERS COTTON CO. OK 08/19/2007 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORMAN CLEVELAND CO. OK 08/19/2007 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATONGA BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GEARY BLAINE CO. OK 08/19/2007 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEDAN KIOWA CO. OK 08/19/2007 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FT COBB CADDO CO. OK 08/19/2007 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOOKEBA CADDO CO. OK 08/19/2007 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(OUN)NWS NORMAN CLEVELAND CO. OK 08/19/2007 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STROUD LINCOLN CO. OK 08/19/2007 08:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
TECUMSEH POTTAWATOMIE CO. OK 08/19/2007 09:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
SEMINOLE SEMINOLE CO. OK 08/19/2007 12:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 1 0 50.00K 0.00K
Totals: 6 3 5.194M 0.00K