What will likely become known as the Lone Grove tornado had a 48-mile track through parts of four Oklahoma counties.
Farther north on Tuesday, three tornadoes touched down in or near Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service in Norman confirmed.
The first tornado touched down near Rockwell and Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City, was on the ground for 3/4 of a mile, and was an estimated 30 yards wide. It was rated at EF1.
The second tornado touched down in northern Oklahoma City, moved north-northeast through Edmond and lifted north of the town. It was on the ground for 6.5 miles, was about 75 yards wide and had a maximum rating of EF2.
The third tornado in the Oklahoma City area touched down west of Meridian, was on the ground for 3/4 of a mile, was 20 yards wide and had an EF0 rating. The track was distinctive, in that it included a sharp left turn. That’s not unusual for tornadoes as they weaken, meteorologists have told me in the past…though the hard left turn caught my eye. If the tornado’s track was placed on a clock face, it would give the time as 8:05.