Monday, November 7, 2011

Tornadic Storm SW of OKC

The above image (click to enlarge) was just taken from the Frederick, OK doppler radar. The left half of the image is the reflectivity mode of the radar (i.e., rain, hail, etc.) and the right half is the wind velocity mode (which shows the wind speed and direction within the storm with respect to the location of the radar site).

The radar site is located just off of the bottom left hand corner of each side of the image.  Remember, when looking at the wind velocity image, the red shows wind blowing away from the radar, and the green shows wind blowing toward the radar.  Keeping this in mind, I have circled in yellow the tornado signature on the radar, which is directly East of Cooperton, between there and Apache.  

The storm is moving toward the Northeast at 35 mph.  If this track continues, people in Alden and rural areas between Alden and Fort Cobb will be affected by this storm.

Folks to the immediate West of the Oklahoma City Metro area, including the El Reno area, should keep a close eye on the track of this storm.

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