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Chase Thomason joined the 4Warn Storm Team in August 2012. He comes to Oklahoma from Lubbock, Texas where he was a meteorologist at KJTV.

His love for Mother Nature’s fury started in Salt Lake City, Utah where he was raised. In his own backyard he was able to watch a unique weather phenomenon that only happens in two parts of the United States, lake-effect snow. This ignited his passion for meteorology.

Thomason moved south to “Tornado Alley” to study meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. In the heart of severe weather country he chased twisters, floated flash floods and weathered record-breaking ice storms. Thomason graduated from OU with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and a double minor in mathematics and broadcast journalism.

Thomason started his career in Texas where he worked as a meteorologist for several years. He’s excited to be back in Oklahoma where he can put his severe weather knowledge to good use.

If Thomason is not forecasting weather, he can be found playing tennis or golfing. An avid snowboarder, he religiously flocks to Utah’s first snow of the season. Traveling is another favorite hobby; he hops on a plane whenever he gets the chance. Seoul, South Korea and the Great Barrier Reef are some of his favorite destinations. He hopes to travel back to Australia to visit Perth, the most isolated city in the World, in the near future.

An interesting fact, Thomason has family in Oklahoma. His grandmother was in her house when the May 3 tornadoes demolished her home. We are happy to report she weathered the storm and still lives in Moore.


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    Temperatures expected to climb this week; Fire danger to increase

    OKLAHOMA -Rain totals should stay low with any showers that develop. Some rainfall may linger into the morning hours on Sunday. Near normal temps are expected Sunday afternoon. The jetstream pattern will change early next week to a ridge resulting in dry conditions and hot temperatures. Temps will soar to the 80s and 90s by Monday. As the winds increase out of the south, the fire danger will increase next week. There will be a pattern break-down for Memorial Day […]

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    Unseasonably cool temperatures to continue for the next several days

    While northwesterly flow will prevent major storm chances, a few small waves may set off a few isolated showers in the afternoon through the rest of the week. Rain totals should stay low with any showers that develop. The jetstream pattern will change early next week to a ridge resulting in dry conditions and hot temperatures. Temps will soar to the 90s and 100s by Tuesday. There may be a pattern break-down for Memorial Day weekend but stay tuned for updates.

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    Temps to drop overnight, small chance for storms Tuesday evening

    A few showers and storms will stay in eastern Oklahoma through the overnight hours. Expect temps to drop into the 40s tonight. It will be a chilly morning (for May) Tuesday for your commute into work. There is another small chance for storms Tuesday evening/night in southwestern, central and eastern Oklahoma. Temperatures will stay below normal for most of the week in the 60s and 70s. Temperatures will climb to the 80s and 90s over the weekend with a small […]

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    Warming trend continues into the work-week, Fire danger continues to be a threat

    OKLAHOMA – ***A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for western Oklahoma Sunday. A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for northwestern Oklahoma Sunday.*** Temperatures will continue to be well above average today and we will be flirting with the record of 93 degrees set back in 1955. As winds increase out of the south/southwest (up to 45 mph), our fire danger will increase as well. We could even see some blowing dust across the western half of the state. Look for hot weather Monday and […]

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    Stay 4Warned: few storms tonight, showers expected Thursday morning

    After a few storms tonight, a cold front will move through tomorrow morning bringing showers and a few thunderstorms for the morning commute. Thursday’s storms will not be severe. Temperatures will soar to the 80s and 90s as we head towards the weekend. Another powerful storm system will bring severe storms for Saturday and Sunday (especially Saturday for OKC). All forms of severe weather will be possible over the weekend including the possibility of strong tornadoes. Cooler temps will follow for […]

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    Clear skies Tuesday night; Severe weather chances increasing Wednesday

    Temperatures will drop into the 50s overnight under clear skies. As an upper level storm approaches, our severe weather chances increase tomorrow afternoon. A dryline will push into extreme western Oklahoma, sparking severe storms. Very large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible. This first round of storms could push into the metro around 7-11PM. A cold front will move through tomorrow night through Thursday morning, bringing another round of potential weather with the main threats of damaging winds and […]

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    Highs in the 70s and 80s; Pack an umbrella for Easter Sunday!

    OKLAHOMA – Winds will continue to increase later today with warmer highs in the 70s and 80s. Expect cloud cover to increase as a storm system approaches the state. Showers and thunderstorms will develop Saturday evening through Easter Sunday morning over western Oklahoma. A few isolated showers will be possible in central Oklahoma Sunday morning. Pack that umbrella just in case if you are heading out for church services. Have a happy Easter, from NewsChannel 4!

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    Warmer, windy day ahead along with very high fire danger

    Wednesday will be a warmer and windy day. Temperatures will make it into the 60s and 70s! Fire danger will be very high over our western counties. Our next chance of rain moves in Thursday. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible across our state. Rain totals will range from 0.1″ to 0.5.” No severe weather is expected. A stronger storm system is expected this weekend. Some severe weather is possible Easter Sunday. Stay tuned for the latest.

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    Freeze warnings in effect tonight; 60s to return tomorrow

    Freeze Warnings and Hard Freeze Warnings are in effect tonight through tomorrow morning, so make sure to protect your plants. Temperatures will plunge to the 20s tonight, which means we could break a record-low temperature. OKC’s forecast low of 27 degrees will test the record-low of 30 degrees set back in 1928. Thankfully, temperatures rebound quickly to the 60s tomorrow. Our next chance of rain moves in Thursday. A bigger storm system is expected next weekend. Stay tuned for the latest and […]

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    Severe weather moves north, partly cloudy skies overnight

    Severe weather has moved north of Oklahoma this evening and we will be left with partly cloudy skies overnight. A slight chance for a rogue storm cannot be ruled out, however and thunderstorms will not be severe. A severe weather outbreak is across eastern Oklahoma and into Arkansas, however almost all of Oklahoma will be dry and windy Thursday. Stay tuned for the latest forecast. We will keep you 4Warned! APPS: Download free 4WarnMe and Go4Warn weather apps to stay […]