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Good afternoon!!

I waited to put out my weekly information until better data came out and it has. I will put it in line item form:

1- Today-expect storms to fire out west along the dryline and make a good run towards us later this evening. Large hail, tennis ball size is possible and damaging winds to 70mph will be the main threats. The tornado threat is low tonight but not out of the question. STAY ALERT!!

2- Wednesday’s threat will occur around the same timeframe-4-11 pm and the possibility for a tornado or two is possible with discrete storms. The main threats are the same but with this increase in the possibility of tornadoes. STAY INCREASINGLY ALERT!!!

3- This said, depending what happens with storms tonight and tomorrow will depend on what we expect for Thursday evening. The main exception is that the tornado threat will be at it’s highest at this point in the week. Where will all of this bad weather occur? It all depends on where the boundaries set up. STAY ON HIGH ALERT!!!!

All this said, no one wants to panic anyone out there especially after last week but we do live in Oklahoma. Stay weather aware as the week wears on and make sure you are prepared for the storms. Make sure your emergency kits are ready and make sure you have several means to get your severe weather information. I have been receiving a boatload of calls on what-to-do, where-to-go if a tornado occurs. Since so many don’t know and are not prepared, maybe I should look into teaching “How to Survive a Tornado” instead of preparing for it. Hmm, when you think about it, it’s almost the same thing, huh?


We will advise again tomorrow if all this mess becomes a little bit clearer.


Have a safe evening and stay weather aware.


Mike Honigsberg, Certified Director

oklahoma emergency managementEnid/Garfield County Emergency Management
E.O.C. 580-249-5969
Personal Cell–580-541-1263
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