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Storm Wreaks Havoc Wednesday Night

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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 7:37 am

Wednesday’s thunderstorm brought an inch of rain and some welcome moisture to Ada, but also some damage.

The National Weather Service in Norman issued its first storm warning early that afternoon, and the storm finally ended about 9 p.m., meteorologist Matthew Day said Thursday. There were no confirmed tornado sightings in the area, but episodes of rain and lightning continued through the night.

“We were still receiving rain here early this morning,” Day said.

He said the thunderstorm resulted from a combination of an upper-level storm system and a dryline — a boundary separating moist and dry air masses that acts like a cold front.

Between 700 and 800 members of People’s Electric Cooperative lost power at one point due to the storm, said Monica Neal, senior vice president for corporate services for People’s Electric Cooperative. 

The largest outage was around Sasakwa where 300 members did not have power for several hours due to downed power lines. Another sizable outage was around Allen where 50 to 60 members lost power due to downed power lines.

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