10:15pm – KFOR-TV has video of a van being rolled over due to a tornado. Click here to watch.
10:00pm – Preliminary storm tracks from the Norman, OK NWS forecast office. Click to enlarge.
- As a result of the widespread nature of the outbreak, it will take some time to sift through all the data and reports. Bear with us as we attempt to provide the most complete picture of the events that occurred.
- We do NOT have a count of the total number of tornadoes at this point. That will take a complete survey analysis to determine.
- Storm survey teams will be out surveying some of the damage on Tuesday May 11th.
- The possible tornado damage paths are spread over a north-south area of over 200 miles from near the Kansas-Oklahoma border to near the Red River.
- Very large hail was reported in several locations, up to the size of softballs (4.25″).
9:43pm – 5 confirmed fatalities in Oklahoma, two in Oklahoma County and three in Tecumseh County according to Jerry Lojka, acting spokesman for the state Emergency Management Department. We will bring you some of the Oklahoma City mayor’s news conference tonight on 13News 10@10.
7:00pm – KFOR-TV helicopter shows windows blown out at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
One of our loyal fans on the 13 Weather Authority Facebook page is located in Eufaula, Oklahoma this evening. We are hoping to get in touch with him about what he is seeing as he is out ahead of this large tornado. ExacTrack is showing amazing amounts of rotation just southeast of Prague, Oklahoma. A large tornado is likely on the ground just south of I-40 in Eastern Oklahoma and continues to move east. KFOR-TV is reporting multiple serious injuries from this storm. Pictures just coming in show this as a large, wedge tornado. There are unconfirmed reports of fatalities in Norman/Moore, OK.
A large tornado has done massive damage in the Moore and Norman, Oklahoma areas. The tornado has flattened homes and downed high-tension powerlines. We are monitoring live information from our NBC affiliate KFOR-TV. Updates as we get them. You can watch KFOR-TV live by clicking here.
KFOR-TV is showing pictures of hail the diameter of soda cans…and lots of it!
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This post was written by Eric Sorensen on May 10, 2010