Flood Warning Issued For Arkansas, Oklahoma Counties

iPix Show Strong Wednesday Night Storms

SEVERE

Tracking severe storms rapidly developing in Oklahoma… updates on the developing weather situation will be posted here.

Garrett Lewis December 19, 201210:41 pm

Damage in South Fort Smith via Mallory Cooke

Garrett Lewis December 19, 201210:39 pm

Damage in South Fort Smith via Mallory Cooke

Garrett Lewis December 19, 201210:27 pm

Riverdale Fire Department reporting possible tornado touchdown. This was the cell that prompted the warning just before 10pm. #arwx

Garrett Lewis December 19, 201210:14 pm

Branch area is being watched very closely! dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 201210:03 pm

The tornado warnings for the River Valley area have been canceled or allowed to expire. Damaging winds likely. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20129:59 pm

Cecil and Ozark are in the path of very high winds. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20129:55 pm

The NWS in Tulsa continues Tornado Warning for Crawford, Franklin [AR] till 10:15 PM CST …AT 950 PM CST…A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORNADOES WAS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM MULBERRY TO VESTA…MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH. TORNADOES MAY FORM RAPIDLY ANYWHERE IN THE LINE OF STORMS! dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20129:53 pm

Channel 34 is off the air. Likely lost power. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20129:51 pm

(9:49:54 PM) NWS Tulsa
issues Tornado Warning for Crawford, Franklin, Sebastian [AR] till 10:15 PM CST …* AT 945 PM CST…A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORNADOES WAS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM DYER TO 9 MILES SOUTH OF DYER…MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH. TORNADOES MAY FORM RAPIDLY ANYWHERE IN THE LINE OF STORMS! dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20129:39 pm

Central City in the path of high winds. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20129:31 pm

Strong rotation near the Fort Smith area. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20129:27 pm

Heavy rain here at the station. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20129:22 pm

Rotation seen on radar in Paris and Subiaco area. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20129:11 pm

NWS Tulsa issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Sebastian [AR] and Le Flore [OK] till 9:45 PM CST. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20129:02 pm

That cell in srn Seq. Co. continues with some hail potential… dime to nickel.. maybe a small area of quarter size hail

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:59 pm

About to do some LIVE coverage on KXNW Channel 34

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:57 pm

NWS Tulsa issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Haskell, Le Flore, Sequoyah [OK] till 9:30 PM CST

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:56 pm

Rotation is west of Gans, showing some signs of weakening

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:51 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Sequoyah County until 9:30. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:49 pm

Potential for wind damage in the Stigler area. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:46 pm

Mid level rotation is strong in cell south of Sallisaw… not down at the surface yet. Watching low levels

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:35 pm

BLOG NOTE: Any posts tonight followed by the initials “dw” are from our ham radio volunteer, Dave Whiteis, KC5YAF.

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:33 pm

Rotation 2miles north of Hwy 9 in Keota

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:32 pm

Storm near Keota and Stigler showing some decent rotation… I’m watching it very closely.

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:30 pm

The storm cell entering Sequoyah County is of concern. Watching it closely. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:27 pm

We are watching the storms entering the River Valley extremely carefully. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:23 pm

The storm in Haskel county is looking supercellular. dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20128:22 pm

NWS Tulsa issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Haskell, Muskogee, Pittsburg, Sequoyah [OK] till 9:00 PM CST dw

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20127:58 pm

Looks like the strongest will be getting into the RV and I40 and south, activity in NWA looks weaker attm

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20127:56 pm

Right now I don’t see any embedded rotation within the storm… but the hail threat initially should transition into embedded rotation in next few hours.

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20127:49 pm

Severe warning for McAlester area storm tracking east and will affect River Valley in next 2 hours

Garrett Lewis December 19, 20127:36 pm

TORNADO WATCH ISSUED FOR ENTIRE AREA UNTIL 2AM

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