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Statement as of 8:33 PM CDT on May 20, 2013
... Record daily maximum rainfall broken at Oklahoma City...
The record precipitation at Oklahoma City for may 20 was 2.74 inches... which was set back in 1979. So far today at Will Rogers World Airport... 2.82 inches of rainfall has fallen... which has broken the record for this date.
Weather records for Oklahoma City date back to November of 1890.
Local Storm Report
05/20/2013 0805 PM
7 miles WNW of Ardmore, Carter County.
Thunderstorm wind gust m62 mph, reported by mesonet.
05/20/2013 0545 PM
Gene Autry, Carter County.
Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.
... NWS damage survey has now rated the Newcastle/Moore tornado as EF5...
The National Weather Service dispatched four damage survey teams to the path of the Newcastle/Moore OK tornado. New statements will be issued throughout the day as these teams report findings. This information remains preliminary and the information here could change.
Start date: may 20 2013 start time: 2:45 PM CDT start location: 4.4 W Newcastle /Grady County /OK start lat/lon: 35.2580 / -97.6775
End date: may 20 2013 end time: 3:35 PM CDT end location: 4.8 E of Moore OK /Cleveland County /OK end lat/lon: 35.3409 / -97.4007
survey summary: experts surveying in Moore have determined damage is EF5 with maximum winds over 200 mph. Four survey teams continue to inspect damage from this long track tornado. Initial damage was found around 4.4 miles west of Newcastle... south of Tecumseh Road also known as NW 16th street and East Lake Road. The tornado tracked NE to the Interstate 44 bridge over the Canadian river and then took a more eastward track through Moore. Tornado damage abruptly ends 0.3 miles east of air depot Road and N of se 134th St.
Initially producing EF0 and EF1 damage the storm intensified very rapidly in 4 miles or around 10 minutes producing EF4 damage before reaching Interstate 44. Numerous indications of EF4 damage with some areas now determined at EF5 damage... the highest category on the ef scale... with over 200 mph winds.
Additional information such as maximum path width will be updated as the teams complete their surveys.
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