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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Comfy Weather Continues

Comfy spring weather continues Wednesday with partly to mostly sunny skies and low humidity. Clouds increase Thursday.  Most of the day will be dry but there is a chance for a shower or two late in the day. Friday looks wet.  But the word “wet” may be an understatement if all the ingredients come together.  A storm in the Gulf of Mexico will climb up the east coast.  Tapping into tropical moisture, periods of heavy rain and poor drainage flooding is possible Friday into early Saturday.

Tonight: Diminishing wind. clear and comfy. Low: 44-53

Tomorrow: Another cool, refreshing morning! Sunny to partly sunny, dry and pleasant. Not as windy. Northwest wind 5 to 15 miles an hour. High: Mid to upper 70s

Thursday: Increasing clouds. Showers developing late in the afternoon or at night. Wind becoming south at 5 to 10 miles an hour. High: Low 70s

Friday: Cloudy and cooler with periods of rain and drizzle. Rain could come down heavy at times. Some poor drainage flooding is possible. High: Mid 60s

Saturday: Rain ending in the morning. Clouds could break for some sun in the afternoon with a shower in spots in the afternoon. High: Low 70s

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds, warmer than recent days. High: Upper 70s. Watching another warming trend heading into next week.


The El Reno tornado of May 31, 2013 is officially the widest tornado in U.S. history at 2.6 miles. The National Weather Service in Norman Oklahoma made the announcement on Tuesday.  Mobile doppler radar measured wind speeds of 295 mph which caused the rating to be increased to EF-5. These destructive winds were found within a satellite tornado or suction vortex which was spinning around the larger “parent” tornado.  The parent tornado had winds around 195 miles an hour. The suction vortex had winds of near 100 mph.  This means a combined wind speed of 295 miles an hour!


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