Articles tagged "oklahoma"

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Destructive tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana, claiming lives of 7 people and injuring dozens

7 people have been killed and dozens injured after a series of tornadoes ripped through Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana on April 22, 2020, destroying homes, businesses, and cars. More than 150 000 customers lost power. Two people were killed and one was critically...

April 23, 2020

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Destructive EF-3 tornado kills 2, injures 29 in El Reno, Oklahoma

A powerful EF-3 tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of El Reno late Saturday, May 25, 2019, killing 2 people and injuring 29. The event took place almost 6 years after the world's widest tornado on record hit El Reno, killing 8 people and injuring...

May 27, 2019

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High risk of excessive rainfall across Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois, U.S.

The threat of flash flooding continues this afternoon and evening across portions of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois with a HIGH risk of excessive rainfall, NWS WPC warns. Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding are likely once again from the Southern...

May 24, 2019

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Significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms, violent tornadoes, and heavy rain in the Plains, U.S.

A significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms, violent tornadoes, and heavy rain is expected across the U.S. Plains on Monday, May 20, 2019. ​A potent spring storm system is expected to produce an outbreak of severe weather in parts of the Plains today, NWS...

May 20, 2019

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A major severe weather outbreak in Texas and Oklahoma

Very dangerous weather is expected in parts of Texas and Oklahoma today. High Risks of flash flooding and severe weather are in place for Monday and Monday evening, May 20, 2019. An outbreak of tornadoes, some potentially long-track and violent, is expected today...

May 20, 2019

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Severe thunderstorms, large hail and at least one confirmed tornado hit southern U.S.

Severe thunderstorms hit parts of southern United States on March 23 and 24, 2019, producing large hail, damaging winds and at least one tornado. The worst affected Sunday night was Collin County, Texas where a round of severe storms moved through the area producing...

March 25, 2019

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Deadly storms move through southeastern United States

Intense and damaging thunderstorms moved over the southern Plains and into the Southeast over the past couple of days, dumping heavy rain and producing strong winds and 17 reported tornadoes. At least 2 people have lost their lives, one in Texas and another in...

November 02, 2018

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High risk of excessive rainfall/flash flooding for parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma

Heavy rain and flooding are expected to make weather headlines for the end of the week across parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, NWS said. Meanwhile, significant river flooding continues across the Carolinas. Pacific moisture associated with former Tropical...

September 21, 2018

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Rhea Fire: Deadly Oklahoma wildfire has now consumed over 100 000 ha (246 000 acres)

The Rhea Fire that started on April 12, 2018 in Western Oklahoma grew quickly with Red Flag fire weather conditions and has now consumed over 100 000 hectares (246 000 acres). The fire is blamed for the death of 1 person so far. This fire is located in Dewey County,...

April 17, 2018

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Shallow M4.2, M2.8 earthquakes hit northeast Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey registered two shallow earthquakes near Stillwater in northeast Oklahoma on December 5, 2017. The first, registered as M4.2 at 04:26 UTC (22:26 CST, December 4) hit at a depth of 3.3 km (2 miles) and the second, registered at 04:53 UTC as...

December 05, 2017

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Animation of earthquakes in Oklahoma between 2004 and 2016

Many studies have investigated the relationship between seismic activity and wastewater injection, particularly in Oklahoma where scientists recorded a 4 000% increase in the rate of earthquakes between 2008 and 2016. Now, the USGS in Oklahoma has released an...

July 21, 2017

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Deadly tornadoes hit Elk City, OK and Chetek, Wisconsin

At least two people were killed in the central United States on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, as powerful thunderstorms rolled through the region. SPC's preliminary reports mention at least 27 tornado reports and 150 hail/large hail reports from Texas to Wisconsin by...

May 17, 2017

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Oklahoma declares state of emergency after severe weather outbreak

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, tornadoes and snow impacting the state. The massive storm system has delivered widespread rain...

April 30, 2017

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More than 200 000 lost power in Texas, severe weather continues

Powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes left behind serious damage across North Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29, 2017 and caused power outages to more than 200 000 people. NWS SPC warns there is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms Thursday from...

March 30, 2017

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Large and deadly wildfires strike Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado

At least four people have died in Texas Panhandle where wildfires scorched more than 130 000 hectares (320 000 acres) and prompted mandatory evacuations. Large grass fires are also affecting Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma, some of which are also forcing evacuations....

March 07, 2017

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2011 Oklahoma human induced earthquake may have triggered larger quake - study

In a new study involving researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, scientists observed that a human-induced magnitude 5.0 earthquake near Prague, Oklahoma in November 2011 may have triggered the larger M 5.7 earthquake less than a day later.  This research

March 13, 2014

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Earthquake hazard in Oklahoma increased due to ongoing swarm

USGS reported today that since January 2009, more than 200 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes have rattled Central Oklahoma, which marked a significant rise in the frequency of these seismic events.  Important to people living in the Oklahoma City region

October 23, 2013