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Old 07-10-2016, 09:14 PM
 
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Or at least not many of them? We will be traveling there in a motorhome and I was wondering when was the best time to be where, weatherwise. Are there areas of OK where tornadoes are rare or typically mild?
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Stillwater has not had a tornado go through it since 1990. But has had several close calls with tornadoes passing through just to the north and south of it since then. Tornadoes mainly occur from April to June.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:42 PM
 
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Thanks, good info.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Deer Creek/Edmond, OKla
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To be honest I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just before your trip check some of the local news stations 7 or 10 day forecast. If they think weather will be severe they will put that information out there. While in state again check local weather stations and if there is severe weather most local radios stations will also break programming and broadcast the weatherman from the local TV station on the air. This may not be so true in more out lying parts of Oklahoma not near a major metro area in which case a battery powered weather radio would be useful.


2015 Oklahoma Tornadoes

Tornadoes by Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
0 0 7 5 83 1 3 0 0 0 9 3 111


Also if you are on Facebook you might follow some of the local storm chasers. The "Oklahoma Storm Chasers" are good and will keep you updated. The "National Weather Service - Norman, Ok" Facebook might be good to follow as well.

Where abouts are you going to be travelling in Oklahoma?
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:16 AM
 
Location: USA
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The weathermen LOVE tornado weather, so there will be lots of info.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:39 AM
 
Location: plano
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Dont sweat tornados they impact small areas and are a media darling but not a reasonable threat to your life. If one happens to be where you are exercise good sense and follow instructions.
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:53 PM
 
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Dont sweat tornados they impact small areas and are a media darling but not a reasonable threat to your life. If one happens to be where you are exercise good sense and follow instructions.

This is true. A tornado can blow the lid off of a garbage can in Slapout, OK, and it will make the national news. You do need to be aware of flooding and high winds.
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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This is true. A tornado can blow the lid off of a garbage can in Slapout, OK, and it will make the national news. You do need to be aware of flooding and high winds.
The number weather problem in Stillwater is high winds from some of the thunderstorms. If you got a trampoline or tent, make sure you got it anchored.
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Old 07-23-2016, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Considered eastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico can get some, yea, all parts of Oklahoma are at risk. However you're more likely to have a vending machine fall on you and kill you than have a tornado kill you.
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Old 07-23-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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Considered eastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico can get some, yea, all parts of Oklahoma are at risk. However you're more likely to have a vending machine fall on you and kill you than have a tornado kill you.
LOL. Good one. However, in Oklahoma, more people are at risk for death by vending machine due to their SHAKING it to get at the candy bars!
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