Severe TStorm Watch--South-Central OK

Okiedawn OK Zone 7March 9, 2013

The NWS has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for a dozen counties in south-central OK. Well, now we know it is spring....because hail could pound our gardens. : )

If you want to see which counties are included in the watch, click on the link below. The watch is in effect through 11 p.m. and the sun has been popping out every now and then to warm us up a bit and help set-up the area for storms.

This is why gardeners don't sleep at night....get all those pretty spring plants growing and here come the thunderstorms!


Here is a link that might be useful: NWS Norman Office Webpage

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Aw Lord, take care of me and my garden

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 5:14PM
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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

I know how you feel.

The 'red' part of the radar has remained west of us...more out towards western Love County but it is getting closer now and the skies are getting darker here near the I35 corridor.

If hail has to fall, I hope it doesn't pound the garden too long. Better now than in May though.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 5:55PM
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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

pomderpaul and anyone else in line of storms:

Has been hailing here about 4 miles s/sw of Marietta for about 3 or 4 minutes now. So far hail is mostly pea to marble sized. My poor little garden plants. They were so lovely yesterday! If the hail doesn't get much larger, they might survive...but it is hitting the house at a pretty high velocity which cannot be good

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 6:20PM
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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

We had really nice rainfall for a while, with little piddly pea-sized to marble-sized hail mixed in. There was a bit of wind and a lot of lightning and thunder. The storm has weakened and moved east/northeast.

The garden looks fine. The pea-sized hail didn't hurt the pea plants, and we received 1.5" of rain. Hooray for the rain. I think this 1.5" is our largest one-day rainfall total since July. We have had that much fall in some two-day storms, but not in one day. Our yard is a lake....and I am not complaining.


    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 7:20PM
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