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  • 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...

  • 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...



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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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