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Flooding

Historic Flooding and Rainfall Information Related to the
May 31-June 1, 2013 Tornado and Flash Flood Event

Overview

While the tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds that occurred during the afternoon and evening of May 31, 2013 garnered most of the attention, the flash flooding and river flooding also proved to be deadly and damaging during this severe weather event. The flash flooding that occurred in Oklahoma County during the evening of May 31st and early morning of June 1st killed a total of 13 people, including 12 people in Oklahoma City, making this event the deadliest ever for the city, and most deadly event in the state since the May 26-27, 1984 flash flood in Tulsa, when 14 people perished. This was also the deadliest flash flood event in the NWS Norman forecast area since April 3-4, 1934 when 17 people were killed by a flash flood along the Washita River near Hammon, OK.

Event Precipitation Totals

24-hour Multisensor Radar Rainfall Estimates for the 24-hour Period Ending at 7:00 AM CDT on June 1, 2013

Event River Flooding and Hydrographs

North Canadian River

North Canadian River near El Reno, OK (ELNO2)
Hydrograph of the North Canadian River near El Reno, OK (ELNO2)

North Canadian River near Yukon, OK (YUKO2)
Hydrograph of the North Canadian River near Yukon, OK (YUKO2)

North Canadian River at Britton Road at Oklahoma City, OK (OKBO2)
Hydrograph of the North Canadian River at Britton Road at Oklahoma City, OK (OKBO2)

North Canadian River near Yukon, OK (HRHO2)
Hydrograph of the North Canadian River at Harrah, OK (HRHO2)

North Canadian River near Shawnee, OK (SWNO2)
Hydrograph of the North Canadian River near Shawnee, OK (SWNO2)

North Canadian River near Wetumka, OK (WETO2)
Hydrograph of the North Canadian River near Wetumka, OK (WETO2)


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