Tornado in Norman

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
1217 PM CDT SAT JUN 13 2009

…TORNADO IN NORMAN FRIDAY EVENING…

METEOROLOGISTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN
NORMAN CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED IN NORMAN ON
FRIDAY EVENING. THE SURVEY DOCUMENTED THAT A WEAK TORNADO OCCURRED
AROUND 1030 PM ON FRIDAY JUNE 12 ALONG A 2 MILE PATH EXTENDING FROM
NEAR SOUTHEAST 24TH AVENUE AND ALAMEDA STREET TO SOUTHEAST 48TH
STREET AND LINDSEY STREET. CURRENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE TORNADO
WILL BE RATED A LOW-END EF1 TORNADO. ALL OF THIS INFORMATION IS
PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

THIS IS THE FIRST TORNADO TO OCCUR WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF NORMAN
SINCE MARCH 13 1990 WHEN TWO TORNADOES OCCURRED IN NORMAN. ON THAT
DAY…AN F2 TORNADO DEVELOPED 1 MILE WEST OF CRINER IN MCCLAIN
COUNTY AND CAUSED DAMAGE IN NOBLE BEFORE DISSIPATING WITHIN THE
SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF NORMAN AT A POINT 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF
NOBLE. A SECOND TORNADO /AN F1/ MADE A 5 MILE PATH THROUGH EAST
NORMAN NEAR AND NORTH OF LAKE THUNDERBIRD.

AN EF0 TORNADO ON MAY 7 2008 OCCURRED JUST SOUTH OF THE NORMAN CITY
LIMITS MOVING FROM JUST SOUTHEAST OF GOLDSBY TO NEAR 36TH AVENUE
SOUTHEAST AND POST OAK ROAD.

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Putnam has been storm chasing since 1990 and is a co-founder of Hook-Echo.com. For his day job, Putnam works in emergency management for information technology.
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