UPDATE: Oklahoma wind gust tops 100 mph Wednesday

Heavy rain is reported in eastern Oklahoma as storms move east, southeast. A flash flood warning has been issued for Latimer and Pushmataha counties.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 31, 2014 at 10:31 am •  Published: July 31, 2014
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10:20 a.m. Wednesday around 10:15 p.m., as a severe storm was moving through Love County, it produced a wind gust of 106 mph at the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network’s station at Burneyville in southern Oklahoma.


Following are the Mesonet wind gusts of 100 mph or more recorded since the Mesonet network began 20 years ago.

The Mesonet's 100 mph gusts:

May 24, 2011: 151 mph at El Reno

May 24, 2011: 131 mph at El Reno

August 17, 1994: 113 mph at Lahoma

July 30, 2014: 106 mph at Burneyville

May 4, 2006: 106 mph at Idabel

November 9, 1998: 102 mph at Bowlegs

7:20 a.m. A flash flood warning is in effect until 9:30 a.m. for northeastern Pushmataha and southwestern Latimer counties, the National Weather Service reports. Heavy rain is falling in areas where 3 to 5 inches have already fallen. An additional 1 to 2 inches is possible. Locations in the warning include: Clayton, Clayton Lake State Park, Damon, Higgins, Kiamichi, Nashoba, Stanley, Tuskahoma and Yanush. Check NewsOK.com for weather updates.

7:05 a.m. Light rain continues to fall across central Oklahoma Thursday morning. Skies are expected to be cloudy Thursday afternoon with rain ending. Friday will be sunny with a high temperature near 85 degrees in Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service reports. Check NewsOK.com for weather updates.

4:45 a.m. A flash flood warning has been issued for the Pittsburg County area in eastern Oklahoma early Thursday, the National Weather Service reports.

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