REPORTS: Severe Storms Slam Oklahoma, Texas

By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
June 8, 2014; 5:20 AM ET
Share |

The severe weather threat has ended. This blog is no longer live.


Severe thunderstorms continue to track across portions of the southern Plains and Mississippi Valley with one primary threat area ranging over Oklahoma and northern Texas.

Cities in the path of this severe weather this morning include: Dallas and Abilene, Texas, and Oklahoma City and McAlester, Oklahoma.

Storms are expected to continue to track eastward across portions of Texas and Oklahoma with the potential to produce wind gusts up to 70 mph, flooding downpours and hail the size of baseballs. A few tornadoes may also briefly touch down.

The southern Plains will see more severe thunderstorms develop throughout the day Sunday to close out the weekend.

RELATED:
Five Essential Safety Steps to Take Before Severe Weather Hits
AccuWeather Severe Weather Center
Severe Storms, Tornadoes: The Difference Between Watches and Warnings


Updates: (All times are listed in Central time)

5:18 a.m. CDT Sunday: In the past four hours, 1.54 inches of rain has fallen in Oklahoma City with rain still falling.

4:27 a.m. CDT Sunday: 1.92 inches of rain fell in three hours at Justiceburg, Texas, according to MesoWest.

3:55 a.m. CDT Sunday: More than 12,000 Georgia customers are without electricity, utilities report. Storms continue to plow through the state.

3:50 a.m. CDT Sunday: Power outages and downed trees in Dooly County, Georgia, reports law enforcement.

3:26 a.m. CDT Sunday: More than 11,100 Oklahoma electric customers remain without service, utilities report.

3:11 a.m. CDT Sunday: Numerous trees and power lines down in Crawford County, Georgia, reports 911 center:

2:53 a.m. CDT Sunday: 0.88 inches of rain fell in 49 mins at the Oklahoma City airport, according to NWS observation.

2:40 a.m. CDT Sunday: 1.39 inches of rain fell in 90 minutes at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, reports Mesonet.

2:27 a.m. CDT Sunday: A mesoscale convective system (MCS) is developing in the Southern Plains at this time:

2:25 a.m. CDT Sunday: More than 7,000 Georgia electric customers are without service, utilities report.

2:05 a.m. CDT Sunday: Hen-egg-sized hail fell 2 miles southeast of Norman, OK, reports NWS spotter.

2:01 a.m. CDT Sunday: Tens of thousands without power in Alabama:

1:59 a.m. CDT Sunday: A major fire broke out in Sulligent, Alabama, around 10:30 p.m. CDT Saturday, as a line of thunderstorms rolled through the area:

1:43 a.m. CDT Sunday: Jackson, Tennessee, breaks its June 7 rain record with 1.50 inches. The old record was 1.02 inches, set in 1974.

1:33 a.m. CDT Sunday: Storms down trees in Tallapoosa, Randolph, Coosa, Talladega and Elmore counties in Alabama, emergency officials and NWS spotters report.

1:06 a.m. CDT Sunday: A line of storms is about to move through the Atlanta metro area, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Lada said.

1:01 a.m. CDT Sunday: A tree fell on a home as a storm rolled through Wetumpka, Alabama, northeast of Montgomery, emergency management reported:

12:45 a.m. CDT Sunday: More than 12,000 Oklahoma electric customers without service, utilities report:

12:19 a.m. CDT Sunday: More than 1,000 Xcel Energy customers without service in Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas, areas, the utility reports.

12:10 a.m. CDT Sunday: About 1,000 Central Alabama Electric Cooperative customers are without power, the utility reported.

11:42 p.m. CDT Saturday: 96 mph gust clocked 6 miles south-southwest of Wolfforth, Texas, or 11 miles southwest of Lubbock, reports MesoWest.

11:20 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf-ball-sized hail fell at Levelland, Texas, reports NWS spotter.

11:10 p.m. CDT Saturday: 4,400 customers in the Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, area are without electricity after line of storms moved through the area, OG+E reports.

10:58 p.m. CDT Saturday: Large tree blown onto a home near Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama, reports NWS spotter.

10:52 p.m. CDT Saturday: At least 3,600 west Texas power customers are without service, utilities report.

10:47 p.m. CDT Saturday: Flooding and numerous power outages at Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, reports NWS spotter:

10:46 p.m. CDT Saturday: 81 mph gust 1 mile northeast of Amherst, Texas, reports Mesonet.

10:35 p.m. CDT Saturday: 0.99 inches of rain fell in one hour, 5 miles northwest of Hedley, Texas, reports Mesonet.

10:30 p.m. CDT Saturday: Infrared satellite image shows storms blowing up over Texas and Oklahoma:

10:16 p.m. CDT Saturday: Tornado at 10:10 p.m. CDT Saturday, 6 miles north of Sudan, Texas, law enforcement reports.

10:14 p.m. CDT Saturday: 66 mph gust and golf-ball-sized hail at Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, spotter and Mesonet reports.

9:58 p.m. CDT Saturday: Numerous roads flooded in Peoria, Illinois, reports law enforcement. 3.25 inches of rain had fallen 4 miles northwest of the city, a National Weather Service employee reported.

9:56 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf-ball-sized hail fell at Levelland, Texas, reports NWS spotter.

9:48 p.m. CDT Saturday: Tornado touchdown around 8:30 p.m. MDT Saturday, west of Texico, New Mexico, reports emergency management.

9:40 p.m. CDT Saturday: More than 9,000 Mississippi electric customers without service, utilities report:

9:33 p.m. CDT Saturday: Hen-egg-sized hail fell 10 miles north of Roswell, New Mexico, reports NWS spotter.

9:24 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf-ball-sized hail fell at Ropesville, Texas, reports NWS spotter.

9:21 p.m. CDT Saturday: Storm coming into Rogersville, Alabama:

9:16 p.m. CDT Saturday:3,100 El Paso Electric customers without service, the utility reports.

8:20 p.m. CDT Saturday: Storm clouds moving in over Corinth, Mississippi (Photo/Niko Chills)

8:00 p.m. CDT Saturday: "A few rounds of dangerous thunderstorms are threatening northern Alabama and will continue to do so through the rest of the evening," Pindrock said.

7:29 p.m. CDT Saturday:

7:23 p.m. CDT Saturday: "The greatest threat for severe weather through the late evening hours will occur from southeastern Colorado and eastern New Mexico points east to southern Oklahoma and northern Texas over into the Mississippi Valley," said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Erik Pindrock.

7:18 p.m. CDT Saturday:

7:05 p.m. CDT Saturday: Tennis ball-sized hail near Tucumcari, New Mexico reports NWS spotter.

6:55 p.m. CDT Saturday:

6:46 p.m. CDT Saturday: About 1.45 inches of rain fell in about four hours in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, reports NWS spotter.

6:30 p.m. CDT Saturday:

5:54 p.m. CDT Saturday: Emergency management reported a funnel cloud in Red Bud, Illinois around 5:49 p.m. CDT.

5:12 p.m. CDT Saturday: Possible tornado damage in St. Peters, Missouri.

4:34 p.m. CDT Saturday: Reports of downed trees and power outages throughout the community of Murray, Kentucky according to the emergency manager.

4:25 p.m. CDT Saturday: Funnel cloud near Neelyville, MO around 4:17 p.m. CDT emergency management reports.

4:19 p.m. CDT Saturday: Golf ball-sized hail reported near Union City, Tennessee according to NWS spotter.

3:46 p.m. CDT Saturday:

3:40 p.m. CDT Saturday: At 3:35 p.m. CDT, an NWS spotter reported a tornado on the ground near Clayton, Tennessee moving towards Union City.

3:11 p.m. CDT Saturday:

3:03 p.m. CDT Saturday: Quarter-sized hail in Rosita, Colorado reports NWS spotter.

2:37 p.m. CDT Saturday:: Many roads washed out across western Adams County west of highway 148 and north of highway 34 near Carbon, Iowa, reports emergency manager.

2:27 p.m. CDT Saturday: A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is tracking toward New Madrid, Missouri.

Comments

Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A

WeatherWhys®

This Day In Weather History

Atigun Pass, AK (2001)
Temperature at 27 degrees - 79 for a high on July 2nd.

Southeast Louisiana (2005)
Hurricane Cindy approached SELA and made landfall around midnight on the 6th. An oil fig offshore recorded a gust of 100 mph winds. A 70 mph gust was recorded at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

DeSoto, NE (1871)
Tornado blew railroad cars off track; heavy hail.