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From the New York Times: The Weather God of Oklahoma City Published: August 9, 2013

You know a storm is going to be bad, people in Oklahoma will tell you, when Gary England removes his jacket, reports Sam Anderson in the New York Times.

I had heard stories about the special powers of Gary England, Tornado Alley’s most famous weatherman: how he had tracked storms, back in the day, from a tiny attic office with a primitive radar repurposed from the nose of an airplane; how he had comforted, through the television screen, children who had been left alone in storms. As a nonresident of Oklahoma, however, I had never actually seen England’s powers in action. This changed during my first few minutes at the Channel 9 Weather Center.

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