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The Lookeba Tornado of May 24, 2011

Tornado Information

PRELIMINARY DATA...
EVENT DATE: MAY 24, 2011
EVENT TYPE: TORNADO
EF RATING: EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 140
INJURIES/FATALITIES: UNKNOWN/0
EVENT START LOCATION AND TIME: 4 WSW LOOKEBA 3:31 PM CDT
EVENT END LOCATION AND TIME: 4 NE LOOKEBA 3:46 PM CDT
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 9 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH: TO BE DETERMINED
NOTE: DETERMINED TO BE A SEPARATE TORNADO FROM CALUMET TORNADO
BASED ON ANALYSIS OF GROUND SURVEY AND MOBILE RADAR OBSERVATIONS.

Tornado Track

Preliminary Tornado Track for the Lookeba Tornado of May 24, 2011

Radar Images

Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Radar Relectivity and Storm Relative Velocity
Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Relectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:32 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
3:32 PM CDT, 5/24/2011
Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Relectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:36 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
3:36 PM CDT, 5/24/2011
Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Relectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:36 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
3:53 PM CDT, 5/24/2011
 

Tornado Photos

Tornado near Binger, OK
Photo provided courtesy of Dal Archer
Tornado near Binger, OK
Photo provided courtesy of Dal Archer
Tornado near Lookeba, OK
Photo provided courtesy of Derek Stratman
Tornado near Lookeba, OK
Photo provided courtesy of Brett Roberts
Tornado near Lookeba, OK
Photo provided courtesy of Brett Roberts
Tornado near Lookeba, OK
Photo provided courtesy of Brett Roberts

Tornado Warnings and Warning Updates

3:07 PM CDT - 3:17 PM CDT - 3:28 PM CDT - 3:41 PM CDT - 3:55 PM CDT


WFUS54 KOUN 242007
TOROUN
OKC015-149-242100-
/O.NEW.KOUN.TO.W.0040.110524T2007Z-110524T2100Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
307 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN CADDO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA...
EASTERN WASHITA COUNTY IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 400 PM CDT

* AT 308 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
ALFALFA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE ALBERT...ALFALFA...BINGER...
BRIDGEPORT...CARNEGIE...COLONY...COWDEN...EAKLY...FORT COBB
RESERVOIR...HINTON AND LOOKEBA.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 40 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 90 AND 103.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES. IF POSSIBLE...MOVE
TO A BASEMENT OR STORM SHELTER. OTHERWISE MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM OR
HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND OUTSIDE
WALLS.

&&

LAT...LON 3547 9866 3547 9863 3550 9862 3556 9853
3555 9831 3538 9831 3538 9829 3530 9829
3509 9861 3511 9861 3510 9863 3520 9878
TIME...MOT...LOC 2008Z 218DEG 35KT 3522 9862

$$





WWUS54 KOUN 242017
SVSOUN

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
317 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKC015-149-242100-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0040.000000T0000Z-110524T2100Z/
CADDO OK-WASHITA OK-
317 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CDT FOR EASTERN
WASHITA AND NORTHWESTERN CADDO COUNTIES...

AT 316 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR DETECTED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF
ALFALFA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. THIS STORM IS MOVING TOWARDS
EAKLY.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE ALBERT...ALFALFA...BINGER...
BRIDGEPORT...CARNEGIE...COLONY...COWDEN...EAKLY...FORT COBB
RESERVOIR...HINTON AND LOOKEBA.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 40 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 90 AND 103.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO THREAT... THIS STORM LIKELY CONTAINS
DAMAGING HAIL TO THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS OR LARGER.

&&

LAT...LON 3547 9866 3547 9863 3550 9862 3556 9853
3555 9831 3538 9831 3538 9829 3530 9829
3509 9861 3511 9861 3510 9863 3520 9878
TIME...MOT...LOC 2016Z 218DEG 35KT 3528 9854

$$





WWUS54 KOUN 242028
SVSOUN

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
328 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKC149-242038-
/O.CAN.KOUN.TO.W.0040.000000T0000Z-110524T2100Z/
WASHITA OK-
328 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...THE TORNADO WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR EASTERN WASHITA
COUNTY...

LAT...LON 3550 9861 3556 9853 3555 9852 3555 9831
3538 9831 3538 9829 3530 9829 3518 9853
3519 9856 3530 9862
TIME...MOT...LOC 2028Z 209DEG 35KT 3539 9847

$$

OKC015-242100-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0040.000000T0000Z-110524T2100Z/
CADDO OK-
328 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN CADDO COUNTY...

AT 328 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR DETECTED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF
EAKLY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. THIS STORM IS MOVING TOWARD
THE BRIDGEPORT AND HINTON AREAS. VERY LARGE HAIL TO BASEBALLS
ARE ALSO LIKELY WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BINGER...BRIDGEPORT...EAKLY...
HINTON...LOOKEBA AND NORTHWESTERN FORT COBB RESERVOIR.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 40 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 90 AND 103.

LAT...LON 3550 9861 3556 9853 3555 9852 3555 9831
3538 9831 3538 9829 3530 9829 3518 9853
3519 9856 3530 9862
TIME...MOT...LOC 2028Z 209DEG 35KT 3539 9847

$$





WFUS54 KOUN 242041
TOROUN
OKC011-015-017-242130-
/O.NEW.KOUN.TO.W.0042.110524T2041Z-110524T2130Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
341 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WESTERN CANADIAN COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHERN BLAINE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA...
NORTHERN CADDO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 341 PM CDT...A LARGE... VIOLENT TORNADO WAS LOCATED 6 MILES
SOUTH OF HINTON...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BRIDGEPORT...CALUMET...CEDAR
LAKE...GEARY AND HINTON.

LAT...LON 3571 9833 3572 9798 3547 9812 3534 9829
3545 9848
TIME...MOT...LOC 2041Z 218DEG 35KT 3542 9836

$$





WWUS54 KOUN 242055
SVSOUN

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
355 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKC011-015-017-242130-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0042.000000T0000Z-110524T2130Z/
BLAINE OK-CANADIAN OK-CADDO OK-
355 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 430 PM CDT FOR NORTHERN
CADDO...WESTERN CANADIAN AND SOUTHERN BLAINE COUNTIES...

AT 350 PM CDT...RADAR CONTINUE TO INDICATE THE POSSIBILITY
OF A TORNADO JUST SOUTHEAST OF HINTON. THIS TORNADIC STORM WILL
LIKELY CROSS I-40 BETWEEN MILES MAKERS 111 AND 106. THE
STORMS ARE MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BRIDGEPORT...CALUMET...CEDAR
LAKE...GEARY AND HINTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO THREAT... THIS STORM LIKELY CONTAINS
DAMAGING HAIL TO THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS OR LARGER.

&&

LAT...LON 3571 9833 3572 9798 3547 9812 3534 9829
3545 9848
TIME...MOT...LOC 2050Z 218DEG 35KT 3549 9829

$$



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