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Photos and Videos From April 17th, 2013


Video of First Lawton, OK Storm (~5:30pm CDT) (Courtesy of Jared Leighton and Scott Blair, NWS employees)


Video of Second Lawton, OK Storm (~6:50pm) (Marcus Diaz, Storm Chaser)


 NWS Operations

Lawton Storms and Damage

Storm #1

These two photos from the first Lawton storm show a well-defined wall cloud at left, and a clear slot at right. Photos courtesy C. Schwarz.

Storm #2

The series of photos above show the second Lawton storm as it produced a brief tornado. The top image shows a rapidly rotating wall cloud. The bottom two images show a tornado becoming wrapped in rain and hail. Photos courtesy C. Schwarz.

These two images show the magnificent yet ominous structure of a high precipitation supercell. Tennis ball to baseball sized hail was being reported at this time near Cache. Photos courtesy C. Schwarz.

 Storm Damage

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