Mike’s Wild Weather Flashback – June 1998 Tornado

In June of 1998 a powerful tornado roared through north Oklahoma City, even knocking down a broadcast tower in KFOR’s backyard. Mike’s Wild Weather Flashback is sponsored by Drabek and Hill.

Remembering the May 20, 2013 Moore tornado – 7 years later

MOORE, Okla. – Seven years ago, a devastating EF-5 tornado hit Moore, killing more than 20 people, including children. The tornado was just one part of a three-day severe weather event. On May 20, 2013, the touchdown first started near Chickasha and began to rapidly intensify. It then produced a tornado on the west side of […]

June 13, 1998: Rare OKC twister defies nature, spins clockwise

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Twenty-two years ago, Kent Fauss captured a powerful tornado on his camcorder in Oklahoma. It started as a waterspout on Lake Hefner and then hit land. “It kinda shocked me. When I looked at it later, I didn’t realize what I filmed,” Fauss said. The tornado moved across north Oklahoma City […]

El Reno tornado survivors talk about the life changing moments a year later

EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) – “I think about it all the time,” impactful words from young 11-year-old Mia Ramos, who remembers every detail of May 25, 2019 when an EF3 tornado destroyed her trailer home.  “And then it hit us… and the last person I saw was Carisma,” said Mia.  Carisma, Mia’s younger sister, was […]

Severe storms with damaging wind likely Sunday night

Severe storms that formed earlier in Kansas have moved into northwestern Oklahoma. As these track southeasterly, the main threat is damaging wind, however, early in the event, a small tornado risk will be present. Winds may exceed 70 to 80mph with the strongest storms! Overnight as storms slow down in central and southern Oklahoma, storms […]

Storms tonight, severe weather likely Sunday

An active pattern continues this weekend into the upcoming work week. Saturday night, look for partly cloudy skies. After midnight, a few isolated storms are possible in southern and central Oklahoma. A few may be strong. Sunday, morning rain will end giving way to sunshine and warm temps near 90. Late in the day, strong […]

Award-winning work set in concrete

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – When the broadcast professionals of KFOR-TV, Oklahoma’s News 4,moved into their new television studios in August of 2017, they were elated to be working in afirst-class communications center. Now we’ve learned that the Oklahomans that have helped create such an outstanding facility, have been recognized for their hard work. CEC Corporation […]

Seniors pose for class photo in front of beloved high school destroyed in tornado

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WJW) – The seniors at Grace Baptist Academy in Tennessee have been through a lot these last few months. Back in March, they had to switch to online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic and then, just before Easter, a Category 4 tornado struck their school. “Understandably, many of our Grace family have […]

Tracking the Tropics Week 2: Cristobal weakens to tropical depression, rains persist

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cristobal weakened to a tropical depression Monday morning, after crashing ashore as a lopsided tropical storm a day prior in Louisiana and ginned up dangerous weather farther east, sending waves crashing over Mississippi beaches, swamping parts of an Alabama island town and spawning a tornado in Florida. Cristobal made a Saturday […]

Mike’s Wild Weather Flashback – The Bridge Creek Tornado May 3rd, 1999

The highest wind speed ever recorded on our planet was the Bridge Creek Tornado, May 3rd, 1999. Over 300 miles per hour. Faster than some aircraft can fly. This deadly F5 tornado caused more than one billion dollars in damages. It was part of the bigger tornado outbreak which spawned more than 70 twisters across […]

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