• Radar control returns to Austin's main airport after floods

    Updated: Wed, Nov 18, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Air traffic controllers have resumed radar operations at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport following a late-October storm that flooded the tower base. The Federal Aviation Administration says control has been returned to the Austin tower more than two weeks ahead of schedule. An FAA statement Tuesday said air traffic in Austin is now running at normal capacity after interruptions since the Oct. 30 storm. The system dumped more than 16 inches of rain in the Austin area, sending a foot of water into the base of the tower. Controllers in Houston and San Antonio handled radar air space for Austin amid the damage. The FAA on Nov. 4 announced the 240-foot control tower reopened following initial re

  • Second woman killed by tree in Northwest wind storm

    Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — A second woman has been killed by a fallen tree in the Spokane area in a storm that at its peak cut power to over 186,000 in the Spokane area alone. The Spokesman Review reports (http://goo.gl/w3MwYt ) the woman died after a tree fell on her car on Highway 904 about 15 miles southwest of Spokane. The woman's death is at least the third attributed to severe weather Tuesday in the Northwest. A woman in her 50s was hit and killed by a tree in Spokane Tuesday afternoon. A man in his mid-20s was killed when a tree crushed his car in Snohomish County. Their identities have not been released.

  • Strong storms to move into Louisiana on Tuesday

    Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for most of Louisiana late Tuesday, and said a cold front moving into the state from the west will bring strong thunderstorms through the following day. The Weather Service said on its website that tornadoes with damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph were possible. In Bossier Parish, a whole block of homes was damaged in the town of Haughton when several trees were uprooted by high winds. Late Tuesday morning, Glenn Dowden was sitting in his favorite recliner in the den of his home, and his young son Ben was lying in bed, home sick from school, when Dowden says he heard a noise and told his son to go into the hallway.

  • 4 killed in wildfires raging across Australia's southwest

    Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — Wildfires raging across southwest Australia killed four people, officials said Wednesday, as a blistering heat wave swept through the country. The bodies of four people were found in a rural area north of the town of Esperance, where several fires have been burning since they were sparked by lightning on Sunday, Western Australia police said. Disaster victim identification officers were flying to the small towns of Salmon Gums and Grass Patch, where the bodies were discovered. The victims were believed to be two men and two women, and officials were trying to confirm reports that the bodies were found in two vehicles, said Western Australia Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson.

  • Light snow falling in Panhandle

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    The first snowflakes of the season have been reported in Guymon by the National Weather Service.

  • The Latest: Arkansas officials re-open road closed for flood

    Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The latest on severe weather in Arkansas on Tuesday (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Arkansas highway officials have reopened a major link between Little Rock and its northeastern suburbs. U.S. 67-167 had been closed at Jacksonville for a time Tuesday afternoon because of high water. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says both northbound lanes had reopened and that one southbound lane had traffic moving again. More than 2 inches of rain fell on most of central Arkansas as strong to severe storms moved through. ___ 4:50 p.m. Strong storms moving through eastern Arkansas have prompted a number of warnings for winds up to 70 mph and hail up to three-quarters o

  • Severe Weather Colorado

    Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    Xcel Energy workers try to restore power to developments along Interstate 70 as a winter storm packing high winds and snow blankets the plains, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Aurora, Colo. The storm has closed much of Interstate 70, Colorado's main east-west highway, because of blizzard conditions on the Eastern Plains as well as in northwest Kansas.

  • Oklahoma storm updates

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Nov 17, 2015

    Read updates below as storms moved across western and central Oklahoma on Monday.

  • Chance for rain Monday in Oklahoma City and storms possible overnight

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Nov 16, 2015

    Overnight storms are possible early Tuesday. There is a chance for rain Monday in Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service reports .

  • Oklahoma get ready for wet winter, forecasters say

    By Bradon Long Staff Writer blong@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    While a delayed first frost isn’t too unusual, the late arriving cold could be a prelude to a cooler and wetter-than-average winter with this year’s enhanced El Nino Southern Oscillation, said meteorologist Vivek Mahale.

  • Your weekend weather, game day forecasts

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015

    Fans heading to Ames, Iowa or Waco, Texas can expect perfect football weather, but there's chance of storms beginning Sunday and lasting into the early part of next week. Watch the video above for more about the weekend forecast.

  • UPDATE: Power restored in Oklahoma City Thursday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Nov 12, 2015

    More than 1,459 power outages were reported in Oklahoma City Thursday. A work crew hit an underground cable.

  • Oklahoma firefighters battling grassfires, gusty winds

    AP | Published: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Firefighters in western Oklahoma are battling a grassfire that's being fueled by gusty winds of up to 50 miles per hour and led to the closing of a state highway. Woodward Fire Chief Steve Day said Wednesday that the fire is about 5 miles south of Woodward. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has closed Highway 34 in the area because the fire is within about 200 yards of the highway. Day says the fire has burned slightly more than 1 square mile and that no damage or injuries are reported. In Oklahoma City, District Fire Chief Benny Fulkerson says firefighters put out a small grassfire in the northwest part of the city Wednesday morning and were called to another reported fire on the city's south side,

  • Red flag warning issued in Oklahoma Wednesday, high fire danger ahead

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    High winds are whipping across Oklahoma Wednesday. A wind advisory is in effect from 8 a.m. to noon in western and central Oklahoma. A red flag warning will take effect at noon until 6 p.m. and include Oklahoma City.

  • Sunny, 70s, Tuesday in central Oklahoma with high winds in northwestern parts of state

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Nov 10, 2015

    Another sunny day with temperatures in the 70s is ahead Tuesday in central Oklahoma. Winds will gust up to 28 mph in Oklahoma City. Northwest Oklahoma is under a high wind watch.

  • Sunny skies, highs in upper 60s Monday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Nov 9, 2015

    Skies will be sunny in central Oklahoma Monday, the National Weather Service reports.

  • Temperatures shaken, not stirred; 007-day forecast

    By Bradon Long | Updated: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    Temperatures Friday are shaken, but not stirred, after the cold front yesterday. But, the sky didn't fall, as temperatures will rebound early in the next work week. In true November fashion, sunny skies with highs in the low 60s will dominate the weekend. Whether you're headed out to local high school football games Friday night or to Norman or Stillwater on Saturday, a light jacket is all that's needed to enjoy your weekend. Watch the video above for more on your weekend and game day forecasts.

  • Updates: Oklahoma weather updates

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    Read updates below as storms moved across central Oklahoma Thursday:

  • Cooler days ahead for weekend in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    Temperatures are cooling down in central Oklahoma. The low temperature early Sunday will be near 39 degrees.

  • Rare November tornado watch issued for eastern Oklahoma

    Josh Wallace | Updated: Thu, Nov 5, 2015

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Thursday for most of eastern Oklahoma.  According to their website, the last time the state saw a tornado in November was in 2011 when 11 touched down from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8. Of the 11, the strongest was an EF4 that touched down near Tipton.  Since 1950 there have been 94 recorded tornadoes touching down across the state during November.