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  • Snow possible overnight in northern Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Several cities in northern Oklahoma could see snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning, National Weather Service forecasters predict. If snow does materialize, it won’t be enough to affect travel plans, forecasters said.

  • Dense fog advisory issued for Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Much of the state is under a dense fog advisory until Friday morning. If you’ve looked outside anytime today, that probably comes as no surprise. A thick fog blanketed much of the state, including the Oklahoma City metro area, throughout the day Thursday. From the National Weather Service’s...

  • Rainy morning Saturday across Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Rain came Saturday morning to one of the most drought-stricken parts of Oklahoma. Much of southwest Oklahoma received an inch or more of rain before 9 a.m. Saturday, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network. Heavy rains prompted the National Weather Service’s Norman office to issue a...

  • Foul weather in store Saturday for Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    If you were thinking of doing something outdoors this weekend, you might want to rethink those plans. The National Weather Service is predicting rain and possible flooding for much of the state on Saturday. From the Hazardous Weather Outlook: THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF...

  • Snow possible Saturday in Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Get ready for snow. Much of Oklahoma could see its first snow of the year Saturday.

  • Panhandle wakes up to sub-freezing temperatures Wednesday

    Silas Allen | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    It’s been a weird week. Just a few days after temperatures broke the 90-degree mark in parts of the state, a few towns in the Oklahoma Panhandle woke up to temperatures below freezing Wednesday. Take a look: 1 – Beaver 31.3F 7:10 am 2 – Camargo 31.6F 7:35 am 3 – Chickasha 33.7F 8:10 am […]

  • Record heat expected Saturday in Oklahoma City

    Silas Allen | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    It’ll be a hot one Saturday in Oklahoma City. The National Weather Service predicts a high near 90 degrees Saturday. That would break the record high of 87 degrees, set in 1939. Above-average temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend before cooler weather moves into the area next...

  • Record heat expected Tuesday

    Silas Allen | Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Oklahoma could be in for record high temperatures Tuesday. Forecasters at the National Weather Service’s Norman office predict a high of 94 degrees in Oklahoma City Tuesday. That would tie the record for hottest temperature on Oct. 7. The record was set in 1979.

  • Cool weather expected Friday evening in Oklahoma City

    Silas Allen | Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    If you’re headed out Friday evening, pack a sweater. The National Weather Service’s Norman office is predicting a low temperature around 44 degrees Friday night. Those chilly temperatures are expected to continue Saturday morning. High temperatures are only expected to climb into the mid 70s...

  • Cold front brings cooler temperatures to Oklahoma Thursday

    Silas Allen | Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    If you didn’t know it already, you will soon. A front is moving across the state Thursday, bringing cooler temperatures and chances for rain. Take a look: The Panhandle woke up to temperatures near 50 degrees as the front passed through, and it’s already brought rain to some areas of the state....

  • Tornado warning issued for areas near Bartlesville Wednesday afternoon

    Silas Allen | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for areas near Bartlesville Wednesday afternoon. From the National Weather Service’s Tulsa office: ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WASHINGTON...NORTHEASTERN OSAGE AND NORTHWESTERN NOWATA COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA UNTIL 330 PM...

  • Thunderstorms possible Saturday in western Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Chances for thunderstorms will return to northern and western Oklahoma in the next few days, the National Weather Service’s Norman office reports. From the Hazardous Weather Outlook: .DAY ONE...THROUGH TONIGHT... .THUNDERSTORMS... ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS PORTIONS...



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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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