Bryan Painter Articles, Oklahoma Weather and News
Note: Bryan Painter also is a general news columnist. He writes about Oklahomans making a difference in the state. For his full bio, go here.
  • "Critical Wildfire conditions likely" today

    Bryan Painter | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office: Wildfire danger will be elevated to critical on Wednesday due to dry weather, decreasing humidity, warmer temperatures, and increasing winds.

  • A National Weather Service, Norman look back at the April 14-15, 2012 Woodward tornado

    Bryan Painter | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office: The April 14-15, 2012 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado   The following summary was taken from a public information statement issued by the NWS Norman forecast office at 4:41 pm CDT on Monday, April 16, 2012.

  • Gary McManus writes about the mid-April freeze/wheat ...

    Bryan Painter | Yesterday

    In years of covering Oklahoma’s wheat industry, I learned that after a hard freeze this time of year, it’s always wait and see for wheat farmers.

  • Chickasha leads the way with low temps at Mesonet sites today

    Bryan Painter | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office: Rain returns Thursday during the day, with thunderstorms possible by this weekend.

  • Snow reports from Panhandle...freezing temps ahead

    Bryan Painter | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    From the National Weather Service, Amarillo, Texas Forecast Office:  A band of light snow brought accumulating snow to the Panhandles last night, with totals ranging from 1.5 to 2 inches across the northern parts of the Panhandles to a tenth of an inch or less in the far southeast.

  • Back in 1953...

    Bryan Painter | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    According to the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office: Oklahoma City accumulated 0.8 inches of snow on April 14, 1953 – 61 years ago today.

  • Still snowing ...

    Bryan Painter | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    At 8:30 a.m.: Harper County had 1 1/2 inches of snow by about 7 a.m.



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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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