Update: 14 OK tornado reports from Sunday’s storms

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 10/12/2021, 3:35 PM
Edited: 10/12/2021, 3:57 PM

(TULSA, Okla.) An updated map and timeline of storm reports from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Storm Prediction Center show the journey tornado activity took during Sunday night’s severe weather.  

The line spun up and moved northeast around 6 p.m., beginning with visible swirls in Kiowa. A tornado was observed near Saddle Mountain shortly after. 

Less than ten minutes later, multiple people reported a tornado in Caddo County. 

An EF0 tornado touched down in Oklahoma County and moved northeast for three miles before crossing into Lincoln County at 8:20 p.m. 

At 8:42 p.m., an EF0 tornado developed near I-40 and SH-102 in Pottawatomie County and moved north/northeast for about half a mile. 

At 9:26 p.m., an EF1 touched down just west of Ada city limits and moved northeast toward Byng for about a mile. 

At 10:03 p.m., an EF0 touched down south of Beggs for a short distance. 

Downed power poles and damaged buildings were reported in Coweta at 10:48 p.m. Coweta Public Schools closed Monday to assess the damage.

Just before midnight, a spotter observed a rope tornado illuminated by lightning near Webbers Falls in Muskogee County. 

At 12:11 a.m. Monday, a tornado was radar confirmed south/southwest of Jay. 

Officials and local news organizations took great effort to inform the public of the severe weather threat ahead of time and during the severe weather event itself. Tornado sirens sounded during tornado warning times and robocalls went out in affected areas as the storms rolled through.

A total of 14 Oklahoma tornado reports were validated by the NOAA as of Tuesday. The storms crossed into Missouri after midnight, where six tornado reports have since been validated.

The NOAA also received more than a dozen hail reports and nearly 60 high wind reports during that time. 

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