Tornadoes Hit the Heartland, again.

Tornado Watch is in effect in central and eastern Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, Norman, and Tulsa, Okla. This watch is considered a Particularly Dangerous Situation, where long-lived and significant tornadoes will be possible through tonight.

Credit: WeatherBug Meteorology team

Credit: WeatherBug Meteorology team

Very violent thunderstorms continue to pummel the Oklahoma City metro area tonight, with a vicious line of thunderstorms stretching from northeastern Oklahoma to west-central Missouri.

Credit: David Hepworth via Flickr

Credit: David Hepworth via Flickr

Other severe thunderstorms are bolting across eastern Missouri, including the St. Louis metro area, as well as pushing across northern Indiana. Media reports indicate there have been several deaths from these storms. Our thoughts are with those affected and hope you get through this safely.

  • Other Tornado Watches extend from southeastern Kansas to the Illinois and Indiana border, including Springfield, Columbia, Joplin, and St. Louis, Mo.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watches are in place from northeastern Iowa to the Minnesota Arrowhead, as well as in northern Indiana, including South Bend and Fort Wayne, Ind., and Madison and Wausau, Wis.
  • Flood and Flash Flood Watches stretch from eastern Oklahoma to northern Illinois. If you come across water in the road, do not attempt to cross it as it is likely deeper than it appears.

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For tornado safety tips, read WeatherBug’s Twister 101 – What to do Before, During & After!

 

Here are exclusive photos of what our network is showing:

Credit: WeatherBug - from our StreamerRT product

Credit: WeatherBug – from our StreamerRT product showing alert polygons and lighting flash rate measured by the WeatherBug Total Lightning Network.

Credit: WeatherBug - from our StreamerRT product

Credit: WeatherBug – from our StreamerRT product. Purple boxes are WeatherBug’s Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs). Orange and red boxes are National Weather Service warnings.

Stay up-to-date on the latest from this event, visit WeatherBug’s Online Hurricane Center. Stay safe. Be strong.

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