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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
2129Z REF SRV  
2134Z REF SRV  
2139Z REF SRV  
2144Z REF SRV  
2149Z REF SRV  
2154Z REF SRV  
2159Z REF SRV  
2204Z REF SRV  
2209Z REF SRV  
2214Z REF SRV  
2219Z REF SRV  
2224Z REF SRV  
2229Z REF SRV  
2234Z REF SRV About to produce tornado B1 (2236Z) - brief spin up
2239Z REF SRV  
2245Z REF SRV  
2250Z REF SRV  
2255Z REF SRV  
2300Z REF SRV  
2321Z REF SRV Tornado B2 on the ground.
2326Z REF SRV Tornado B2 dissipated at 2324Z.
2331Z REF SRV  
2336Z REF SRV Tornado B3 about to develop (2338Z)
2341Z REF SRV Tornado B3 on the ground.
2346Z REF SRV Tornado B3 still on the ground.
2351Z REF SRV Tornado B3 still on the ground.
2356Z REF SRV Tornado B3 about to dissipate; satellite tornado B4 forms briefly.
0002Z REF SRV  
0007Z REF SRV  
0012Z REF SRV Tornado B5 quickly forms and then dissipates.
0017Z REF SRV Tornado B6 about to form (0020Z) - brief spin up.
0022Z REF SRV  
0027Z REF SRV  
0032Z REF SRV Tornado B7 about to form - brief tornado (0034-0035Z).
0037Z REF SRV Tornado B8 and tornado B9 just formed.
0042Z REF SRV Tornado B8 already dissipated; B9 still on the ground.
0047Z REF SRV Tornado B9 about to dissipate; Tornado B10 just formed.
0052Z REF SRV Tornado B10 still on the ground. Satellite tornado B11 forms briefly in a few minutes at 0055Z.
0057Z REF SRV Tornado B10 still on the ground, dissipates at 0100Z.
0102Z REF SRV Tornado B12 forms briefly at 0103Z.
0106Z REF SRV  
0111Z REF SRV Tornado B13 about to form briefly 0113-0114Z.
0116Z REF SRV Tornado B14 about to form briefly 0116-0118Z.
0121Z REF SRV  
0126Z REF SRV Tornado B15 formed briefly at 0125Z.
0131Z REF SRV Tornado B16 about to form at 0134Z.
0136Z REF SRV Tornado B16 still on the ground.
0141Z REF SRV Tornado B16 still on the ground. Tornado B17 about to form at 0144Z.
0146Z REF SRV Tornado B16 dissipates. Tornado B17 on the ground.
0151Z REF SRV Tornado B17 still on the ground.
0156Z REF SRV Tornado B17 still on the ground. Tornado B18 about to form at 0158Z.
0201Z REF SRV Tornado B17 dissipated at 0200Z. Tornado B18 on the ground.
0206Z REF SRV Tornado B18 still on the ground.
0211Z REF SRV Tornado B18 still on the ground. Satellite tornado B19 forms briefly 0210-0212Z.
0216Z REF SRV Tornado B18 still on the ground.
0221Z REF SRV Tornado B18 about to dissipate at 0222Z.
0226Z REF SRV Tornado B20 (Mulhall Tornado) formed at 0225Z.
0231Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0236Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0241Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0246Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0251Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0256Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0301Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0305Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0310Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0315Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0320Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0325Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0330Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0335Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0340Z REF SRV Tornado B20 still on the ground.
0345Z REF SRV Tornado B20 dissipates.
0350Z REF SRV  
0355Z REF SRV  
0400Z REF SRV  
0405Z REF SRV  
0410Z REF SRV  
0415Z REF SRV  
0420Z REF SRV  
0425Z REF SRV  
0430Z REF SRV  



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