Blog: Severe weather moved across much of Oklahoma Saturday night


OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) The 4Warn Storm team tracked the severe weather in Oklahoma on Saturday night.

The following is a real-time blog during inclement weather coverage.

Interactive radar

10:17 p.m. There are power lines near NE 36th and Luther Road. Please avoid the area.

OG&E reports that more than 3,500 customers are affected.

Fallen power lines

10:10 p.m. I-40 in both directions into Canadian Co. at Mile 119 is now reopened.

9:03 p.m. A tornado warning is in effect for Marlow, Rush Springs and Bray until 9:45 p.m.

8:57 p.m.. A tornado warning for Marlow

8:43 p.m. A tornado warning is in effect for Lawton, Elgin and Central High, Okla., until 9 p.m.

8:31 p.m. A tornado warning was issued for eastern Comanche County and northwest Stephens County.

8:16 p.m. A tornado warning was issued for Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties.

8:13 p.m.. Mike Morgan reports that it appeared on radar that a small tornado may have hit Tinker around 7:49 p.m.

8:07 p.m. A tornado warning remains in effect for Midwest City, Choctaw and Harrah until 8:15 p.m.

7:47 p.m. Severe storms continue to move through parts of the metro area and present the potential for large hail, strong winds and heavy rain. A few of the storms could also produce a tornado, according to the National Weather Service’s Norman office.

A tornado warning is issued for the following counties: Payne until April 23 8:30 p.m.

7:43 p.m. Bridgecreek and Newcastle should be very attentive to the situation.

Chief Meteorologist Mike Morgan monitors severe weather

7:39 p.m. The tornado warning has been extended and will now extend to eastern Oklahoma County.

7:38 p.m.. Residents of North Moore should be aware that the storm is intensifying again.

Here’s what you should do in a tornado warning:

What to do if a tornado warning is issued:

  • Find Shelter Indoors: A basement, underground shelter, or certified safe are your best options. If you don’t have access to it, go to a closet or small interior room for shelter.
  • Cover yourself with a mattress or thick blankets and stay away from windows.
  • If there is no shelter, go to the lowest level of the building and enter the innermost hallway or windowless room.
  • People in apartments must go to an apartment on the lowest level of their building and go to an interior room without windows.
  • Use helmets, goggles and make sure you have thick-soled shoes. You can also stock your safe area with bottled water and a coat or jacket for each person.
  • Do not take refuge in a prefabricated house.

If you are on the road when a tornado warning is issued:

  • 3 days water supply (one gallon per person, per day)
  • All current prescription medications (oxygen tank for those who need it)
  • First aid kit (make sure you have antiseptic cleansers)
  • Foods that won’t spoil and a can opener
  • Garbage bag
  • Battery operated weather radio, extra batteries
  • Flash light
  • One change of clothes and shoes per person
  • One blanket or sleeping bag per person
  • Extra set of car keys
  • Cash or credit card
  • Special items for babies, the elderly or disabled family members and pets
  • Written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water
  • Make copies of your important documents and papers
  • Cellphone
  • Whistle for help
  • Dust mask for each family member
  • Miscellaneous tools: spanner, pliers, screwdriver, hammer

7:35 p.m. A flood advisory is in effect for Stillwater due to heavy rain. The National Weather Service tells community members to remember to “Turn around, don’t drown!”

7:31 p.m. A tornado warning is still in effect for Oklahoma County.

7:13 p.m.– People in the path of these storms should take your tornado precautions.

7:03 p.m. A tornado warning has been issued for the Tuttle, Mustang, southwest Oklahoma City area through

7 p.m. A tornado warning was issued for the Stillwater area until 7:45 a.m.

6:56 p.m.. Calm water should be prepared for large hail and strong winds

6:49 p.m.. Hail reported at Minco

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6:38 p.m. I-40 in both directions into Canadian Co. at Mile 119 is closed due to an accident. No word if it comes to the weather.

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