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5:25 a.m. - No more threat of severe weather for Green Country, though there's a chance of scattered thunderstorms and lightning.
5:17 a.m. - MUCH colder this morning: 40 degrees in Tulsa, 45 in Muskogee, 38 in Bartlesville and 43 in McAlester.
2:56 a.m. - A brief dry period in Tulsa. Still warm in far Eastern counties, Muskogee & Tahlequah at 52, and Grove at 57.
2:27 a.m. - Heavy rain in Western Osage County and Central Washington county. Light to moderate rain in Okmulgee County.
1:41 a.m. - It is now 42 in Bartlesville. Rain is now moving into Washington, Tulsa and Roger counties. Winds are northerly 20 to 25 mph N of I 44.
12:35 a.m. - Still in the 70s in SE Oklahoma. It's 77 at Sallisaw but only 39 in Stillwater. Freezing rain and 30 in Clinton, Okla.
12:15 a.m. - Temperature continues to fall. Tulsa is now at 44. It's 41 in Bristow. Rain and thunderstorms continue in a line from Winfield, Kan. south through Ponca City to Stillwater. Strong enough for some hail.
11:55 p.m. - Tulsa temperature now at 56 degrees and falling. It's 49 in Bristow. Strongest storms are now near Chouteau. A few lightning strikes but not severe. Stronger cells on DD2 now in western Osage County.
11:20 p.m. - A few storms moving towards Muskogee. Could see some hail in these storms as they move NE towards western Muskogee County.
10:55 p.m. - Temperatures are falling rapidly just west of Tulsa. We are still at 73 but by next hour we'll drop into the 50s. Seeing a few cells going up just east of Okmulgee. Those showers are moving NE at 20 mph.
10:30 p.m. - Just finished the newscast. Will stick around a few hours. Anxious to see what those storms out west do. Plus it's sort of fun watching how fast these temperatures are dropping.
9:55 p.m. - Getting things locked down for the 10 pm newscast. Will show the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for western Oklahoma and Double Doppler 2 showing a few cells along the cold front now nearing western Tulsa county. 00Z model run is in. Looking for short term instability for the overnight period. Interesting to see the CAA (cold air advection) behind this strong front.
9:50 p.m. - Storms getting stronger in NW Oklahoma. Surprised to see such intense cells in 35 degree air. For us the leading edge of the cold air is moving over Lake Keystone moving our way now.
9:15 p.m. - Interesting the Storm Prediction Center has not dropped or moved the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for western Oklahoma. We still do not have anything severe in our area.
9:00 p.m. - Things calming down for now. Cold air is rushing in. Amazed at the temperature drop just to our west. Ponca City has fallen to 46. We are in the mid 30s in Enid.
8:30 p.m. - That cell never went severe but is holding together. Will clip eastern Labette County, Kansas. I've seen a few lightning strikes but nothing too harry.
8:15 p.m. - Strong, but not severe, storm now in Craig County. It moved through Rogers County and is flying NE at about 45 mph. No hail reports out of this one, but strong.
7:55 p.m. - Decent cell going up just NE of Tulsa. Not severe but will need to be watched as it moves through Rogers county.
7:35 p.m. - Getting dark soon. Many of our spotter do not chase after dark and will be heading home soon.
7:14 p.m. - Terry Bavousette is near Davenport. Reported a 10 degree drop in the temp. in just a few minutes. He is drifting back to the east to stay ahead of the front.
7:01 p.m. - George phoned with some light drizzle in southern Tulsa County.
6:45 p.m. - Vipir 2 shows a cell trying to go up in western Creek County. This thing is a long way from becoming severe but in very ripe air. It will move NE towards Lake Keystone. Other disorganized "storms" are trying to fire in Okmulgee and western Muskogee County.
6:30 p.m. - Just spoke with storm chaser Terry Bavousette. Terry is streaming video form Creek County but heading closer to the dryline in Lincoln County. Towers going up there.
6:01 p.m. - Reporter Dan Pearlman reports clouds rolling in and covering what was clear skies just an hour earlier in Pawnee on HWY 412. He says 20 miles down the highway there is a 5 to 8 degree difference in the temperature.
5:45 p.m. - Severe Thunderstorm Watch just issued for western and central Oklahoma.
5:30 p.m. - George Flickinger sent back a test video feed from Storm Chaser 2. Will show his shot for the 6 p.m. newscast.
5:00 p.m. - Saw a live feed sent in from Creek County. It's not impressive. Front is still to our west. Storm lighting up near Winfield Kansas moving NNE.
4:20 p.m. - Just finished up the forecast. Wow! Turning MUCH colder tomorrow. Going with 36 in the morning. That is 30 degrees colder than this morning's low. High of only 44. Folks will be surprised tomorrow if they haven't seen my forecast!