Storm Damage at Norman

Norman, OK – Hard wind microburst damages Norman, Okla., homes

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) A National Weather Service meteorologist says winds that damaged roofs and fences in Norman were part of a microburst in a storm that struck Saturday.

The weather service said it recorded winds greater than 80 miles per hour in at least one area of the city.

Forecaster Forrest Mitchell said the microburst occurred at about 6:50 p.m. between 12th and 24th streets and Alameda and Robinson streets in Norman. Mitchell said there were reports of shingles blown off homes, fences knocked down and several power lines that were snapped.

Mitchell said one Norman resident reported to the weather service that the storm dropped 1.90 inches of rain at his home.

High winds and storms were also reported in Lawton, where winds exceeded 66 miles per hour at the city's airport.


Information from: The Oklahoman,