Tracking severe weather across Oklahoma

TULSA - We tracked multiple storms as they crossed through Oklahoma. We updated this page throughout the evening to give you timely updates of the rapidly changing weather.

11:22 p.m. The line of storms has now moved into Arkansas. Chief Meteorologist Dan Threlkeld says some areas may see more rain overnight, however, the storms should not be severe. 2News meteorologists are on duty overnight to keep an eye on the storms.

11:20 p.m.  The storms near Sallisaw are packing 70 mph winds. 50-55 mph winds are being reported near Spiro.

11:06 p.m.   New reports that a tornado levelled two homes in the Haskell area. Multiple reports of tree limbs down, roofs damaged and several businesses damaged. Power is out tonight, according to 2News reporter Jason Grubbs.

10:59 p.m. New reports show low level rotation 4 miles east of Heavener.

10:52 p.m. The 2Works for You storm track shows the storm will hit Petros at 10:53, Heavener at 10:55 and Monroe by 11:05.

10:51 p.m. Double Doppler 2 radar indicates a tornado is forming in LeFlore county west of Heavener.

10:50 p.m.  The leading edge of the storm moving through Adair county is moving east of Christie with lightning, heavy rain and high winds.  It is expected this storm will produce up to 1.5" of rain.

10:47 p.m. Radar indicates a developing tornado south of Wister tracking northeast toward Heavener. Now is the time to take shelter if you live in the path of the oncoming storm.

10:45 p.m.   Storm spotters report a lowering of the storm west of Westville.

10:39 p.m.  A new tornado warning has been issued for Adair county  until 11 p.m. The most dangerous track is moving east of Talihina and northwest of Baron.

10:34 p.m.  Thunderstorms warnings are in effect for Cherokee county. Tornadic storms are now moving into Arkansas.

10:30 p.m.  The Delaware county storm cell is moving out of Oklahoma and into Arkansas.

10:28 p.m. Meteorologist Andy Wallace says radar indicates a debris ball just east of Talihina along the Talimena Drive area.  This is indicative of a tornado on the ground.

10:20 p.m. There are reports of a tornado touchdown in Talihina.

10:13 p.m.  New thunderstorms are popping up in the Tulsa metro area. These are severe thunderstorms only, they are not tornadic, according to Chief Meteorologist Dan Threlkeld.

9:57 p.m. Residents of Talihina are advised to take shelter now. The approaching storm is capable of producing a tornado at any time.

9:52 p.m.  The storm tracking out of Clayton toward Talihina is capable of producing tennis ball-size hail. Residents in the path of the storm are advised to take shelter now.  The storm is moving rapidly at 50-55 mph.

9:48 p.m.   No reports of any major injuries for people in the town of Haskell following a tornado touching down there. The worst of the damage appears to be on the south side of town. Meteorologist George Flickinger reports the Sheriff is requesting that people who do not live in Haskell or nearby - stay away.

9:40 p.m. Chief meteorologist Dan Threlkeld is tracking two potentially tornadic storms. One is moving from Wilburton to McCurtain, the second is moving northeast out of Clayton. The storm near Clayton is producing tennis ball-size hail.

9:36 p.m.  The same area seven miles south of Locust Grove that was hit by a tornado about a week ago, is now facing the threat of another tornado. The circulation showing on radar is just south of Highway 412.

9:32 p.m.  A new tornado warning has been issued until 10:15 p.m. for Haskell, Latimer, Pittsburg counties due to a developing tornado just outside of Peggs.

9:28 p.m.  Residents who live in Peggs, Locust Grove and Salina areas are advised to take shelter. Joplin, Missouri now  under a tornado warning.

9:24 p.m. Benches set in concrete were ripped out of the ground in Haskell, according to meteorologist George Flickinger. Emergency officials are also investigating a gas leak south of the central portions of Haskell.

9:20 p.m. Residents of the Pryor area should now take shelter.

9:17 p.m.  Cherokee, Delaware, Mayes and Wagoner counties are now included in a new tornado warning issued until 10 p.m. The storm is racing across Green Country at 50-55 mph.

9:15 p.m.  A tornado has touched down in Haskell. Roofs are missing, signs blown over, trees down and power is out in the area, according to meteorologist George Flickinger.

9:05 p.m.  Reports of damage are coming in from Haskell. There are several semi trucks overturned, power lines down.  Earlier reports of damage to the hospital in Bartlesville turned out to be unfounded.

9:01 p.m.  People who live in or near Wagoner are advised to take shelter due to the threat of the oncoming storm that may be tornadic.

8:59 p.m.  People who live in or near the town of Porter are advised to take shelter. Tulsa county is no longer under a tornado warning.

8:55 p.m.   The center of the storm is now just north of Highway 64 near Haskell.

8:52 p.m. A tornado is on the ground

in Haskell. Residents are strongly advised to seek shelter.

8:50 p.m.  Osage county reporting damage to homes west of Pawhuska near the municipal airport and near Bluestem Lake. No injuries reported. Flash flood sirens now sounding in Bixby.

8:48 p.m.  Chief Meteorologist warns residents in the Muskogee county town of Haskell to take shelter due to the possibility of a tornado forming in the line of storms now moving into the area.

8:44 p.m.  Tulsa International Airport officials reporting wind gusts of more than 60 mph.

8:42 p.m. Meteorologist Julie Chins warns there is a risk of flooding due to the heavy rainfall. Chetopa reports 2.33", Caney 1.47" and 2.21" in Mannford.

8:39 p.m.  Coffeyville, Kansas authorities report 82 mph winds.

8:35 p.m. Meteorologist Andy Wallace says sirens are going off in many areas due to the threat of winds of up to 80 mph.

8:32 p.m.  A storm moving northeast of Beggs shows signs of rotation. The storm will arrive in Hectorville by 8:38 p.m.

8:24 p.m.  Tornado sirens are sounding in south Tulsa.

8:20 p.m.  Tornado sirens are sounding in midtown Tulsa.

8:17 p.m.   Meteorologist George Flickinger is in Stormchaser 2 heading for the Beggs area where a tornado warning is in effect. He is observing a wall cloud forming near Highway 16

8:14 p.m.  All eastern Oklahoma counties are now included in a tornado watch until 3 a.m.

8:11 p.m.  A new tornado warning has been issued for Pittsburg county.

8:10 p.m.  Tornado warnings are now issued for northwestern Muskogee county, northern Okfuskee county, southeastern Creek county, northern Okmulgee county, southwestern Wagoner county as well as southeastern Tulsa county.  The warning is in place until 8:45 p.m.

8:07 p.m. Tornado warning now issued for southern Tulsa county. Residents of Bixby are advised to take shelter.

8:03 p.m.  Strong winds prompting sirens in Kiefer and Sapulpa.

8:01 p.m.  60 to 70 mph winds, lightning and heavy rain reported in downtown Tulsa. Sand Springs reporting 60 mph winds.

7:56 p.m.  Chautauqua and Montgomery counties are under a new tornado warning. Radar indicates a developing tornado. Sirens are sounding in the area of Chautauqua and Caney, Kansas.

7:55 p.m.  Heavy rain and strong winds are moving into the city of Tulsa.

7:53 p.m.  Stormspotter Allen Wright reports seeing a lowering wall cloud, weak rotation and heavy rain near Welty.  Radar indicates rotation in the area of State Highway 56.

7:49 p.m.  Washington County emergency management officials are reporting damage to a church at Frank Phillips Blvd. and Virginia Ave. in Bartlesville.  Jane Phillips Regional Medical Center also suffered some damage.

7:44 p.m.  60.4 mph winds reported in the Mannford area.

7:40 p.m.  People in western Okfuskee county  and western portions of Okmulgee county are advised to take shelter.

7:38 p.m.  Heavy rain making it appear darkness has fallen in Mannford.  Tornado warning for Creek, Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties. There is a possible tornado forming 2 miles east of Paden.

7:32 p.m. The tornado warning has now been extended for northeast Osage county. In addition, Bartlesville is now included in the tornado warning which has been extended until 8 p.m.

7:30 p.m. 2News reporter Jason Grubbs reports approximately 15 people took shelter in a convenience store in Stroud as tornado sirens sounded. However, the storm has since passed without causing any apparent damage.

7:27 p.m.  Meteorologist George Flickinger reports 50 mph westerly winds in the Bristow area.

7:26 p.m.  Joplin, Missouri is now included in the Tornado Watch issued for a multi-state region.

7:25 p.m.  Governor Mary Fallin sent this statement: ;"I am asking all Oklahomans to stay aware of the weather and to take proper precautions to keep themselves out of harms way."

7:22 p.m. A new storm system is moving into the Atoka area.

7:19 p.m. Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office confirms four deaths from Oklahoma City area tornado that touched down several hours ago.

7:09 p.m. Chautauqua county, Kansas is now under a severe thunderstorm warning as severe lightning, rain and hail move into the area.

7:08 pm  Double Doppler 2 radar indicating roation in the storm system moving into Stroud. Tornado sirens now sounding in the city of Stroud.

7:05 p.m.   Data from the storms:  wind gusts up to 69 mph in OKC, 31 mph in Stillwater and 55 mph in Cleveland.

7:02 p.m. The line currently moving into Green Country is moving at 35-45 mph. Potential storm hazards include hail up to quarter-size, and damaging wind gusts to 70 mph,

6:59 p.m.   A severe thunderstorm warning has now been issued for Okfuskee, Creek, southeastern Osage, Pawnee and western Tulsa counties until 8 p.m.

6:56 p.m. Meteorologist Julie Chin has arrived at the 2News storm center to provide additional support for storm coverage. She is showing multiple pictures of the tornado and storm damage. Send your pictures to

6:54 p.m.  65 mph wind gusts west of Hominy,

east of Ralston

6:51 p.m. The tornado warning has been extended for Osage and Pawnee county until 7:15 p.m.  The storms are tracking to the east/northeast.

6:48 p.m. Meteorologist George Flickinger is in Stormchaser 2 near Highway 51 and  Highway 99 just west of Creek County. Strong winds are developing, however the tornado potential appears low due to the current cloud formations.

6:45 p.m.   Another storm cell is developing and moving into the Bristow area. Residents are advised to take shelter.

6:39 p.m. Because the line of storms have caused two deaths in El Reno, and major injuries to three children in Piedmont, 2News meteorologists are strongly advising everyone in Green Country to take these storms seriously and take immediate shelter when a tornado warning is issued.

6:34 p.m. Storm spotters in Pottawatomie county report rapid, rising motion in the storm... all signs that point to an impending tornado.

6:32 p.m. Tornado warnings are now in effect for the following counties: Oklahoma, Payne, Logan, Noble, Pawnee, Osage and Creek until 7:15 p.m.

6:28 p.m. Meteorologist Andy Wallace warns the line of storms is moving very swiftly at 40 to 50 mph.

6:24 p.m.  Chief Meteorologist Dan Threlkeld advises people in Osage County to go ahead and make preparations to take shelter. He warns the oncoming storm has proven deadly and may strengthen. It is currently  moving toward Terlton, Hallett and Meramec.

6:17 p.m.  2News meteorologist George Flickinger reports a rear flank downdraft on the backside of the storm at Highway 51 east of Stillwater.

6: 09 p.m. - Two deaths have been confirmed in El Reno, according to reports from KFOR-TV

6:03 p.m. - Reports of debris in town of Golsby

6:00 p.m. - Sirens going off in Stillwater

5:53 p.m. - Tornado Watch issued for the following counties: Choctaw, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington

5:52 p.m. - Damage reported in Newscastle

5:51 p.m. - Large tornado on the ground headed for Noble

5:49 p.m. - Tornado takes out homes in west Guthrie - reports from OKC meteorologist

5:36 p.m. - Tornado sirens going off in Blanchard

5:21 p.m. - Large hail being reported in Norman and Moore

5:19 p.m. - Circulation weakening southwest of Guthrie

5:07 p.m. - Tornado on the ground reported southwest of Chickasha

4:47 p.m. - Different storm making its way into southwest Oklahoma City

4:35 p.m. - Tornado is 3 miles west of Richmond

4:33 p.m. - Canadian County only county under Tornado Warning right now

4:26 p.m. - Two tornadoes are on the ground near Hefner Road and HWY 81, reports of debris falling from the sky

4:04 p.m. - Tornado on the ground in El Reno. We have reports of trees down and cars in ditches along I-40.

3:14 p.m. - Tornado Watch issued for the following counties - Allen, Barton, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cowley, Elk, Ellsworth, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Labette, Lincoln, McPherson, Marion, Montgomery, Neosho, Reno, Rice, Russell, Saline, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson, Woodson

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