Thursday, August 11, 2011

Another Round of Storms for the Sooner State

A large complex of rain and thunderstorms is moving into the Oklahoma City Metro area at this time. The above picture was taken by Rick Smith of the NWS in Norman on top of the National Weather Center building on the OU Campus a few minutes ago.  You can see the long, bowing "shelf cloud" out ahead of the activity, which signifies the strong, gusty winds blowing out of the thunderstorm complex.

Here is another view of the shelf cloud taken by storm chaser Chris Sanner in Norman at about the same time:

Radar shows the large area of beneficial rain (albeit with some gusty winds initially) will continue to overspread the region during the morning hours:

The Tulsa area will get it on the Northeast quadrant of the activity as well, it appears....

We just need to figure out how to get this rain into Texas!  

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