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  • Northern Oklahoma counties remain under severe thunderstorm warning Monday evening

    Silas Allen | Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Several areas in northeast Oklahoma remain under severe thunderstorm warnings until 11:30 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service reported. Affected areas include: EAST CENTRAL OSAGE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA... WASHINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA... SOUTHERN CRAIG COUNTY IN NORTHEAST...

  • Tornado touches down in southeastern Kansas, moves toward Osage County

    Silas Allen | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    A tornado touched down near Elgin, Kan., shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service reported. The tornado was moving southeast toward Osage County, OK. From the National Weather Service’s Tulsa office: ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHEASTERN OSAGE COUNTY UNTIL 945...

  • Flood advisory issued for northwest Oklahoma counties

    Silas Allen | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory Monday evening for areas in northwest Oklahoma. From the National Weather Service’s Norman office: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... EAST CENTRAL MAJOR COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN...

  • Tornado warning issued Monday evening for northern Craig County

    Silas Allen | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    The National Weather Service’s Tulsa office issued a tornado warning for northern Craig County Monday evening. The warning remains in effect until 7:30 p.m. Sunday. From the National Weather Service: * TORNADO WARNING FOR... NORTHERN CRAIG COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA... * UNTIL 730 PM CDT * AT...

  • Second day of cooler temperatures in Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Wednesday morning in Oklahoma City felt more like October than August. Shortly before 7 a.m., the temperature at Will Rogers World Airport was 65 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. And that temperature wasn’t the coolest in the state. Take a look at Mesonet’s coolest minimum...

  • Hot morning in western Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    If you’ve stepped outside at all today, you already know that it’s going to be a hot weekend. One town had already passed the 100-degree mark before noon, and several others aren’t far behind. Take a look at the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network’s top 15 temperatures, as of 11:35 a.m. Saturday: 1...

  • Severe thunderstorm watch in effect in eastern Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for several counties in eastern Oklahoma Wednesday. The watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Affected counties are: ADAIR ATOKA BRYAN CHEROKEE CHOCTAW COAL CREEK DELAWARE HASKELL HUGHES JOHNSTON LATIMER LE FLORE MAYES...

  • Wednesday brings cool, rainy weather to Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    If you’ve stepped outside at all today, this news won’t come as a surprise: Wednesday was an unusually cool morning for July in Oklahoma. Much of the state started the morning well below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and most of the state hasn’t broken the 80 degree mark yet. Take a look at Mesonet’s...

  • Flash flood warning for northeast Oklahoma counties

    Silas Allen | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The National Weather Service’s Tulsa office issued a flash flood warning for several counties in northeast Oklahoma Thursday afternoon: * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… EAST CENTRAL OSAGE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA… NORTH CENTRAL TULSA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA… SOUTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN...

  • Little change in this week's drought report

    Silas Allen | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Oklahoma’s drought picture remained virtually unchanged over the past week, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday. About 80 percent of the state is in some form of drought, according to the report. That’s the same percentage of the state that was listed in drought...

  • Wednesday morning brings nearly four inches of rain to Oklahoma City

    Silas Allen | Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    The rain came hard and fast in Oklahoma City Wednesday morning. Most parts of the city saw multiple inches of rain before 9 a.m. Wednesday. By mid-morning, an Oklahoma Mesonet weather network in eastern Oklahoma City had measured nearly 4 inches of rain. But other areas of the metro weren’t as...

  • Flooding predicted for northwest Oklahoma communities

    Silas Allen | Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    The National Weather Service’s Norman forecast office has issued a flood warning for areas along the Cimarron River in Harper County for Thursday and Friday. From the National Weather Service: * FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON TO FRIDAY EVENING. * AT 7:30 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.1 FEET. * MINOR...



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Silas Allen


General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter

Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.

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 Federal Building and the May 3, 1999 tornado outbreak resulting in more than 40 deaths. He has extensive experience in human interest stories and coverage of victims, striving to stress the importance of the individual behind the numbers.



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