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Information about the April 9, 2012
Large Hail and Tornado Event

Overview

Supercell thunderstorms developed over northwest Oklahoma during the mid-afternoon hours of the 9th and moved southeast through the evening hours. Hail up to softball-size was reported over many areas of Woodward county. In addition, several weak tornadoes occurred near and south of Woodward, OK. The tornadoes were brief in duration, although one did produce some damage east of Sharon, OK. The more extensive damage occurred with the very large hail that ravaged most of the city of Woodward. The hail shattered numerous automobile and building windows, some of which caused injuries. Two injuries occurred as hail busted through car windows. Another injury occurred to a girl that was closing her storm shelter. She broke her wrist after being struck by tennis ball-size hail. The Mesonet site located 2 miles south-southwest of Woodward recorded an interesting drop in pressure as the supercell tornado moved nearby. The site also reported very strong winds that were being drawn into the storm, with speeds approaching 50 mph. To view the image, click here

The storms moved southeast with large hail becoming primary threat as they moved over Clinton, OK. Other thunderstorms developed over the Texas panhandle and moved into far southwest Oklahoma and adjacent portions of western north Texas. These storms moved over mainly rural areas of Hardeman Foard counties, with large hail likely occurring and wind gusts over 60 mph (See Goodlett Meteogram image below).

Goodlett, TX Meteogram Showing 62 mph Winds

 

Below are the storm reports that we received during/after the event. To view images of the large hail and brief tornadoes, click this link. If you would like to send us your pictures or video of this event, or would like to send us your weather images in the future, send them to us by clicking here or here . Please indicate whether or not we have permission to use that on our webpage.

Storm Reports

Here is the summary of the storm reports that we have received so far from this event.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
1041 AM CDT TUE APR 10 2012

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0337 PM HAIL 4 NNW SELMAN 36.86N 99.52W
04/09/2012 E0.88 INCH HARPER OK TRAINED SPOTTER

0416 PM HAIL 7 SE SELMAN 36.73N 99.40W
04/09/2012 E1.75 INCH HARPER OK TRAINED SPOTTER

0426 PM HAIL 1 S FORT SUPPLY 36.56N 99.57W
04/09/2012 E0.88 INCH WOODWARD OK TRAINED SPOTTER

0441 PM HAIL 10 SE SELMAN 36.70N 99.36W
04/09/2012 E2.75 INCH HARPER OK TRAINED SPOTTER

0450 PM HAIL 6 NW WOODWARD 36.50N 99.47W
04/09/2012 E2.25 INCH WOODWARD OK PUBLIC

0452 PM HAIL 5 N WOODWARD 36.51N 99.39W
04/09/2012 E2.50 INCH WOODWARD OK TRAINED SPOTTER

0454 PM HAIL 2 N WOODWARD 36.46N 99.39W
04/09/2012 E2.50 INCH WOODWARD OK TRAINED SPOTTER

0456 PM HAIL 1 N WOODWARD 36.45N 99.39W
04/09/2012 E2.75 INCH WOODWARD OK TRAINED SPOTTER

0500 PM HAIL 2 N WOODWARD 36.46N 99.39W
04/09/2012 E4.25 INCH WOODWARD OK TRAINED SPOTTER

0502 PM HAIL 1 N WOODWARD 36.45N 99.39W
04/09/2012 E2.50 INCH WOODWARD OK EMERGENCY MNGR

0505 PM HAIL 1 NE WOODWARD 36.44N 99.38W
04/09/2012 E2.50 INCH WOODWARD OK CO-OP OBSERVER

0521 PM HAIL WOODWARD 36.43N 99.39W
04/09/2012 E4.25 INCH WOODWARD OK EMERGENCY MNGR

*** 3 INJ *** THE HAIL BROKE MULTIPLE WINDOWS AND DENTED
SEVERAL CARS.

0524 PM TORNADO 3 SSW WOODWARD 36.39N 99.41W
04/09/2012 WOODWARD OK STORM CHASER

THE TORNADO LASTED FOR LESS THAN A MINUTE.

0549 PM TORNADO 3 N SHARON 36.32N 99.34W
04/09/2012 WOODWARD OK STORM CHASER

A BRIEF TORNADO OCCURRED NORTH OF SHARON AND MOVED
SOUTHEAST. NO DAMAGE OCCURRED WITH THE TORNADO.

0552 PM TORNADO 3 E SHARON 36.28N 99.28W
04/09/2012 WOODWARD OK EMERGENCY MNGR

MULTIPLE STORM CHASERS, LOCAL BROADCAST MEDIA, AND THE
WOODWARD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED A TORNADO
EAST OF SHARON. THE TORNADO DEVELOPED TO THE
EAST-NORTHEAST OF SHARON AND MOVED SOUTHEAST, DESTROYING
A 20 BY 40 FOOT METAL SHED AND DETACHING A ROOF FROM A
HOME. THE TORNADO LASTED FOR 3 TO 4 MINUTES. THE TIME AND
LOCATION ARE APPROXIMATE BASED ON RADAR.

0622 PM HAIL 2 W WOODWARD 36.43N 99.43W
04/09/2012 E4.00 INCH WOODWARD OK TRAINED SPOTTER

0638 PM HAIL 5 W SHARON 36.28N 99.43W
04/09/2012 E3.50 INCH WOODWARD OK TRAINED SPOTTER

0701 PM HAIL 1 W VICI 36.15N 99.32W
04/09/2012 E2.50 INCH DEWEY OK STORM CHASER

THE BACK WINDSHIELD OF A CAR WAS SHATTERED.

0705 PM HAIL VICI 36.15N 99.30W
04/09/2012 E1.50 INCH DEWEY OK STORM CHASER

0800 PM TSTM WND GST 3 W GOODLETT 34.33N 99.93W
04/09/2012 M62.00 MPH HARDEMAN TX MESONET

0900 PM HAIL 2 E CLINTON 35.51N 98.94W
04/09/2012 E1.00 INCH CUSTER OK TRAINED SPOTTER

REPORTED AT THE LUCKY STAR CASINO.

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