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Tornado - May 23, 2011

Okeene, Oklahoma

TORNADO - A moderate risk was issued today and it certainly did pan out. We witnessed a brief tornado near the town of Okeene, Oklahoma. It was a slender rope shape with the funnel reaching most of the way down, but with a definite debris cloud on the ground. We continued chasing several more storms through the afternoon and evening. In fact as we all piled into a restaurant for dinner, Charles noticed that the storm up near Kingfisher was cranking up so we abandoned the dinner plan and headed back out. We reached the storm and it looked like it had potential, but it was getting dark and we were being overtaken by heavy rain.

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A slender funnel cloud with debris swirl on the ground. It's a tornado!

The tornado probabilities forecast for the day