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Radar Imagery Related to the
Great Plains Tornado Outbreak of May 3-4, 1999

Click on the links in the table below in order to access radar imagery for particular storms from the tornado outbreak on May 3, 1999. Radar data from the Twin Lakes, OK radar (KTLX) are available for "Storm A" and "Storm B". Images from the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) for Will Rogers World Airport are also available for "Storm A" as it passed through the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

Additional Information:

  • Radar loop of the outbreak by Travis Smith of NSSL
Radar Main Page
Storm A Storm B Terminal Doppler

Time Reflectivity Velocity Notes
2119Z REF SRV  
2124Z REF SRV  
2129Z REF SRV  
2134Z REF SRV  
2139Z REF SRV  
2144Z REF SRV  
2149Z REF SRV About to produce tornado A1
2154Z REF SRV Tornado A1 already dissipated, about to produce tornado A2
2159Z REF SRV Tornado A2 already dissipated
2204Z REF SRV  
2209Z REF SRV  
2214Z REF SRV  
2219Z REF SRV About to produce tornado A3
2224Z REF SRV Tornado A3 on the ground, weak satellite tornado A4 about to briefly touch down (2226Z)
2229Z REF SRV Tornado A3 still on the ground
2234Z REF SRV Tornado A3 still on the ground
2239Z REF SRV Tornado A3 already dissipated (2235Z), Tornado A5 briefly touched down and lifted (2238Z)
2245Z REF SRV About to produce tornado A6
2250Z REF SRV Tornado A6 on the ground
2255Z REF SRV Tornado A6 on the ground
2321Z REF SRV Gap in data, storm has already finished producing tornadoes A6, A7, and A8...about to produce A9 - the F5 tornado
2326Z REF SRV Tornado A9 on the ground
2331Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground
2336Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground
2341Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground
2346Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground
2351Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground
2356Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground, impacting Bridge Creek area
0002Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground, impacting Bridge Creek area
0007Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground, impacting Newcastle area
0012Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground, satellite tornado A10 briefly touched down at 0010Z
0017Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground, impacting Moore area
0022Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground, impacting Moore area
0027Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground, impacting Moore area
0032Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground, satellite tornado A11 touches down briefly (0031-0032Z) in south Oklahoma City
0037Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground, impacting Del City area
0042Z REF SRV Tornado A9 still on the ground, impacting Midwest City area
0047Z REF SRV Tornado A9 about to dissipate in Midwest City
0052Z REF SRV Tornado A9 already dissipated (0048Z), Tornado A12 about to form (0053Z)
0057Z REF SRV Tornado A12 on the ground
0102Z REF SRV Tornado A12 still on the ground
0106Z REF SRV Tornado A12 about to dissipate (0107Z)
0111Z REF SRV Tornado A13 already formed (0109Z), still on the ground
0116Z REF SRV Tornado A13 just dissipated (0115Z)
0116Z REF SRV Tornado A13 just dissipated (0115Z), Tornado A14 about to form (0117Z)
0121Z REF SRV Tornado A14 on the ground
0126Z REF SRV Tornado A14 just dissipated (0125Z)
0131Z REF SRV  
0136Z REF SRV  
0141Z REF SRV  
0146Z REF SRV  
0151Z REF SRV  
0156Z REF SRV  
0201Z REF SRV  



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