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Oklahoma City paramedics urge caution during hot, humid weather
Emergency Medical Services Authority officials issued a heat alert for the Oklahoma City metro area Tuesday. The alert will remain in effect until temperatures drop substantially. Read More
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect in eastern Oklahoma
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for several counties in eastern Oklahoma Wednesday. The watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Affected counties are: ADAIR ATOKA BRYAN CHEROKEE CHOCTAW COAL CREEK DELAWARE HASKELL HUGHES JOHNSTON LATIMER LE FLORE MAYES MCCURTAIN MCINTOSH... Read More
Cities in Oklahoma scramble to spend community storm grants
More than half of the federal disaster funds being offered to Oklahoma for recovery from the violent storms of 2013 are in the form of community development grants. Read More
Oklahoma Watch: Oklahoma cities must navigate hazard mitigation plans before weather disasters
Oklahoma Watch: The hazard-mitigation money provided by FEMA is calculated by taking 15 percent of the total amount spent on both individual and public assistance aid related to a disaster. Read More
Oklahoma's persistent drought makes life difficult in western Panhandle
While a storm front was dropping several inches of rain on the rest of Oklahoma last week, Bob Apple’s rain gauge had about half an inch of water in it. It wasn’t a drought-busting rain, he said, but it’s the most he’s seen in a while. Read More
Oklahoma dams to be rehabilitated under 2014 Farm Bill
Oklahoma dams that protect people, property and crops to be rehabilitated under Farm Bill Read More
I-35 north of Dallas is closed due to flooding
The Big Rain expected for close to a week is approaching Dallas-Fort Worth from the north, and some towns along Interstate 35 are already seeing substantial flooding, reports the Dallas Morning News. According to the National Weather Service, one rain gauge in Valley View, in Cooke County just north of Denton, has... Read More
Cold front brings record-breaking temperatures to Oklahoma City on Wednesday
A cold front moved across the state Wednesday, bringing gloomy skies and record-breaking temperatures to the Oklahoma City metro. Forecasters predict the cool, wet weather will last at least through Thursday night. Read More
Wednesday brings cool, rainy weather to Oklahoma
If you’ve stepped outside at all today, this news won’t come as a surprise: Wednesday was an unusually cool morning for July in Oklahoma. Much of the state started the morning well below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and most of the state hasn’t broken the 80 degree mark yet. Take a look at Mesonet’s coolest... Read More
Federal requirements leave many Oklahomans without emergency aid they expected
Many requests for emergency aid in Oklahoma were ruled ineligible because they did not meet federal regulations or project requirements, some aimed at preventing waste or abuse. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s strict requirements caused many who thought they would get aid to do without. Read More
High winds Monday cause continued power outage in Newkirk Tuesday morning
More than 1,300 homes and businesses were without power Tuesday morning after high winds knocked down a power line, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority officials said. Read More
Oklahoma Watch: State's residents still are rebuilding after storms
Oklahoma Watch: Severe weather in 2013 leads to $257 million in disaster assistance funds for Oklahomans. Read More
Volunteers build playground at Moore's Briarwood Elementary School
Taking a break from spreading mulch Saturday afternoon, Moore schools Superintendent Robert Romines marveled at the number of people working alongside him. All around him, about 300 people were hard at work building a playground at the new Briarwood Elementary School. Read More
Flash flood warning for northeast Oklahoma counties
The National Weather Service’s Tulsa office issued a flash flood warning for several counties in northeast Oklahoma Thursday afternoon: * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… EAST CENTRAL OSAGE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA… NORTH CENTRAL TULSA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA… SOUTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST... Read More
Little change in this week's drought report
Oklahoma’s drought picture remained virtually unchanged over the past week, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday. About 80 percent of the state is in some form of drought, according to the report. That’s the same percentage of the state that was listed in drought conditions in last... Read More
Wednesday morning thunderstorms spark one house fire, strand motorists and flood streets in Oklahoma City
A round of thunderstorms dumped several inches of rain on Oklahoma City on Wednesday morning, sparked at least one house fire and left motorists stranded on flooded streets. An Oklahoma Mesonet weather network site in eastern Oklahoma City measured 3.91 inches of rain Wednesday morning. Read More
Early July brings withering heat to Oklahoma City metro area
If you drive past an Oklahoma City utility crew in the next few days, you might notice a few workers sitting in the shade, sipping bottles of water. Don’t worry. That’s what they’re supposed to be doing. Read More
Wednesday morning brings nearly four inches of rain to Oklahoma City
The rain came hard and fast in Oklahoma City Wednesday morning. Most parts of the city saw multiple inches of rain before 9 a.m. Wednesday. By mid-morning, an Oklahoma Mesonet weather network in eastern Oklahoma City had measured nearly 4 inches of rain. But other areas of the metro weren’t as lucky. Norman, for... Read More
Drought continues to retreat in Oklahoma, but dry conditions persist
After several years of crippling drought, southwest Oklahoma has seen a wetter-than-average spring. Southwest Oklahoma received an average of 8.18 inches of rain between May 21 and Thursday, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network. That total is 2.32 inches above normal, making it the 17th wettest period... Read More


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