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As of 8 a.m., Oklahoma Mesonet had recorded 15 wind gusts of 57 mph or more in last 3 hours

by Bryan Painter Published: February 20, 2014
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From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office:

“Very strong northwest winds will spread over the region this morning, with some damaging winds possible across northern and western parts of Oklahoma.

Motorists should exercise caution due to the potential for difficult handling and reduced visibilities in blowing dust.

All outdoor burning and other activities that could lead to the start of fires should be avoided!”

 

According to the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network, in Northwestern Oklahoma, 17 miles north, northeast of Freedom  a wind gust of 64 mph was recorded at 7:50 a.m. today.

Closer to the Oklahoma City metro, wind gusts have included one of 45 mph at 8:05 a.m. at Spencer.

 

As of 8:00 am CST, Feb 20, 2014, there have been 15 Wind Gusts of 57 mph or more in the last 3 hours.
Station
Wind Gusts
Date Time
Date Time
Beaver
58 mph
Feb 20 5:00 AM CST
Feb 20 05:00 CST
Slapout
59 mph
Feb 20 5:55 AM CST
Feb 20 05:55 CST
Buffalo
59 mph
Feb 20 6:35 AM CST
Feb 20 06:35 CST
Slapout
60 mph
Feb 20 6:40 AM CST
Feb 20 06:40 CST
Camargo
59 mph
Feb 20 6:45 AM CST
Feb 20 06:45 CST
May Ranch
60 mph
Feb 20 7:00 AM CST
Feb 20 07:00 CST
Arnett
59 mph
Feb 20 7:05 AM CST
Feb 20 07:05 CST
May Ranch
58 mph
Feb 20 7:05 AM CST
Feb 20 07:05 CST
Camargo
58 mph
Feb 20 7:15 AM CST
Feb 20 07:15 CST
Alva
61 mph
Feb 20 7:30 AM CST
Feb 20 07:30 CST
Freedom
61 mph
Feb 20 7:40 AM CST
Feb 20 07:40 CST
Freedom
58 mph
Feb 20 7:45 AM CST
Feb 20 07:45 CST
May Ranch
63 mph
Feb 20 7:45 AM CST
Feb 20 07:45 CST
Freedom
63 mph
Feb 20 7:50 AM CST
Feb 20 07:50 CST
May Ranch
64 mph
Feb 20 7:50 AM CST

by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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