Here we go again…threat of severe t-storms and #tornadoes from the Great Lakes to Oklahoma. wxch.nl/ZxZSdX
#Tornado watch (“particularly dangerous situation”) issued for parts of ctrl/eastern Okla. until midnight CT. Includes Okla. City, Tulsa.
Just after 5:30 p.m. local time, the first tornado warning was issued just west of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Tornado Warning for Canadian County in OK until 6:15 PM CDT weather.com/weather/alerts…
Minutes later, a tornado was reported to be in progress near El Reno as the storm danced over Interstate 40.
WX UPDATE: Tornado has rapidly formed and is on the ground 2 miles south of I-40 just west of El Reno. #okwx
Spotter report: 6:04pm - TORNADO - 6 miles SW of EL RENO, OK - Becoming large fast. multiple vortex.
6:06pm: A multiple-vortex tornado is confirmed via video in the El Reno, OK area (Canadian County). El Reno and Union City are in danger.
Wow - Gary England pleading with his storm chasers near El Reno to get out of the way. This is intense stuff.
BREAKING The hood of the Dominator has been torn off by the tornado in El Reno!! #TORNADO @reedtimmerTVN. #OKWX
TORNADO EMERGENCY COMING FOR OKC METRO #okwx
Right around 6:30 p.m. Central, Tornado Hunt meteorologist Mike Bettes and crew were overtaken by the tornado. He reported the car was tossed about 200 yards, but the crew sustained only minor injuries.
Bettes says he & crew are fine, hands a little bloody, but they were actually tossed by the El Reno twister.
TWC Meteorologist Mike Bettes: “It was my worst nightmare. We got hit by the tornado. My life flashed before my eyes.”
I still have the chills… I’m incrediblely thankful @TWCMikeBettes & rest of @weatherchannel family on the #TornadoHunt are okay!