Local & Regional
Sat June 13, 2009
UPDATE: Severe Weather
By Associated Press
Norman, OK – NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Authorities say severe thunderstorms damaged trees and blew over a fence in the Norman area.
A tornado warning was issued for Cleveland County just before 10:30 p.m. yesterday after radar indicated a storm capable of producing a tornado. A storm spotter reported seeing a funnel in southeast Norman but there was no immediate confirmation of a tornado.
Damage reported by emergency management officials was clustered between downtown Norman and Lake Thunderbird.
There were no reports of injuries.
A tornado warning also was issued for McIntosh, Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties, but there were no confirmed tornadoes or reports of damage.
According to Oklahoma Gas & Electric's Web site, the storms knocked out power to more than 5,650 customers in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, including 5,428 in Norman.
... Earlier in the day, baseball-sized hail pounded Stillwater.
City emergency management director Rob Hill says the hail damaged roofs and broke car windows yesterday morning before the storm moved out of the area.
No injuries were reported.
He said wind speeds of 50 miles per hour accompanied the storm.