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Old 05-08-2016, 05:25 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Small tornado briefly on the ground by Faxon, about four miles south of me. Just a bunch of rain here but lots of chasers everywhere.
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Duncan, Oklahoma
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This may not technically be weather, but wow!

That was a pretty good jolt of an earthquake we felt down here in southwest Oklahoma. 5.6 about 14km NW of Pawnee and we sure felt it at my house.

What a weird feeling of uncontrolled swaying while I was sitting on my couch! My husband felt it in the bedroom. It seemed to last quite a while, too, even though I know it was only about 20 seconds or so.
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Old 09-03-2016, 07:13 AM
 
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This may not technically be weather, but wow!

That was a pretty good jolt of an earthquake we felt down here in southwest Oklahoma. 5.6 about 14km NW of Pawnee and we sure felt it at my house.

What a weird feeling of uncontrolled swaying while I was sitting on my couch! My husband felt it in the bedroom. It seemed to last quite a while, too, even though I know it was only about 20 seconds or so.
Lasted about 45 seconds. 5.6. Pawnee Oklahoma, about 100 miles north of OKC. Just off I-35, close to Kansas.
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Old 09-03-2016, 07:33 AM
 
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It was my first one!
Cats were acting strange; did not come to eat breakfast. A sudden loud boom and the weights of a grandfather clock were banging into each other.
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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It was my first one!
Cats were acting strange; did not come to eat breakfast. A sudden loud boom and the weights of a grandfather clock were banging into each other.
Animals often feel something which alerts them. If your dogs start acting very odd suddenly, and you have quakes, make sure you're in a safe place, just in case. My cats were very active and burrowing under the covers, and that's what woke me up as it started shaking.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Animals often feel something which alerts them. If your dogs start acting very odd suddenly, and you have quakes, make sure you're in a safe place, just in case. My cats were very active and burrowing under the covers, and that's what woke me up as it started shaking.

My first quake was when I was stationed in California in the late 80s. Both dogs I had were tearing around the yard chasing each other and playing like normal while the power lines overhead swayed and my dining room chandelier rocked back and forth. They acted like nothing was happening; not what I was expecting. My sister still lives in SoCal and her dog runs to the door and barks as if someone is knocking. West Coast quakes are quite different, more rolling, than the thumping I noticed from the 2011 and the smaller ones near my in-laws place in Fairview.
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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This may not technically be weather, but wow!

That was a pretty good jolt of an earthquake we felt down here in southwest Oklahoma. 5.6 about 14km NW of Pawnee and we sure felt it at my house.

What a weird feeling of uncontrolled swaying while I was sitting on my couch! My husband felt it in the bedroom. It seemed to last quite a while, too, even though I know it was only about 20 seconds or so.
It wasn't like a swaying effect in Stillwater. It felt more like a rapid shaking. It was the scariest earthquake I ever been through. The 5.6 Prague quake in 2011, being further away, had more of a gentle swaying effect and weird, yes.
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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It wasn't like a swaying effect in Stillwater. It felt more like a rapid shaking. It was the scariest earthquake I ever been through. The 5.6 Prague quake in 2011, being further away, had more of a gentle swaying effect and weird, yes.
The exact circumstances of a quake can make a difference in the way it feels, and how wet it is and what layer it began. But after many a quake in socal, small and big, that one with its rapid shaking, that felt like you were in a jar with stuff around you and someone was shaking it really hard, was different and worse. I HOPE most people have figured out not to put things over your bed which can fall on you. With the new swarm of stronger quakes, everyone should go through the house and look up, and find things which all on your sofa or your easy chair, and most of all, your bed.

The way it felt like you were inside the milkshake makes me wonder if its origion and progress was in a very wet area somewhere beneath us.
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:29 AM
 
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A beautiful fall morning here. A bit chilly, sun has come up, perfect for a Sunday with family, BBQ and a ball game.
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Old 11-25-2016, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, Okla.
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The Oklahoma weather thread is alive and well. Now that winter is around the corner, lets try to keep this active. ... and speaking of active, finally, our dry and overall mild pattern should slowly reverse over the next couple of weeks. Possibly some thunderstorm activity Sunday evening mainly east of Hwy 177. Another more important system may affect our state around the Dec. 3-6th time frame.. could be some snow into NW Okla. on the back side of that system.

An overall colder than normal period after around Dec. 7th or so but nothing extraordinary. Potentially, near or even slightly above normal rainfall for the month of December mainly east of I-35 and slightly below normal for the western half of Oklahoma.

Winter forecast in a nutshell: Not expecting any significant ice storms like last winter but I am expecting an overall colder winter interspersed with warm dry periods. Snowfall will likely be below normal region wide but not as low as last winter. We only had 0.8 of an inch here in Piedmont last winter which was ridiculously below the average. I'm going for 3-6 inches for this season. I expect at least 1 snowfall of about 2 inches in the OKC area this winter.

More detailed info if there is interest.. please feel free to contribute info or questions you may have anytime.
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