Earlier this evening, several supercells erupted in Central Oklahoma, producing several strong to violent tornadoes. These tornadoes impacted communities such as Edmond, Carney, Norman, Bethel Acres and Shawnee. Much of the attention now including prayers have been focused on those impacted in a mobile home park directly in the path of the tornado where at least one fatality has occurred.
The following link goes to an interactive map showing the approximate paths of the three most significant tornadoes that impacted Central Oklahoma. The map has a bookmark feature where you can view the Edmond, Carney and Norman to Shawnee tornadoes. Similar tornado path maps have been very helpful and highly accurate for other significant tornadoes events over the past several years.
This information is unofficial information, but is based upon NWS Radar scans and uses the National Climate Data Center Weather/Climate Toolkit (NCDC WCT) and ESRI’s ArcGIS Online. For official storm survey results, please follow the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma (@NWSNorman). In the coming days, the National Weather Service will be performing storm damage surveys. When more information is made available, I’ll be linking to those products.