NWS releases preliminary tornado report

Posted at 6:08 AM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 07:08:06-04

The National Weather Service Tulsa released its preliminary findings on the Wednesday, March 30 tornadoes that hit parts of northeast Oklahoma.

According to NWS Tulsa, the first tornado, rated a preliminary EF2, hit 10 miles south of Skiatook at 7:13 p.m.

It traveled from Tulsa to Owasso and ended two miles north of Verdirgis at 7:55 p.m.

The tornado's peak wind speeds were 110 - 120 miles per hour, with a path width of 1,000 yards.

It traveled 20 miles.

Five minutes after Wednesday's first tornado ended, the night's second touched down at 8 p.m.

NWS Tulsa says it started 2.3 miles southwest of Claremore and was on the ground for 13 minutes.

It was slightly stronger than the first tornado, with peak wind speeds of 120 - 130 miles per hour and a path width of 550 yards.

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