Tulsa receives almost an inch of rain Tuesday
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
1/30/13 at 12:36 PM
Nearly an inch of rain was recorded Tuesday in Tulsa, bringing the monthly total up to the monthly average Wednesday.
However, without more rain Wednesday or Thursday, Tulsa will again have another month behind the average, same as every month last year except for August and March.
The National Weather Service reported 0.91 inches of rain Tuesday at the Tulsa International Airport. That brings the total for January to 1.54 inches.
Storms blew across northeast Oklahoma for much of the day Tuesday, some of them severe.
A tornado was reported about three miles north of Natural Dam, Ark., which is about 120 miles southeast of Tulsa. No damage reports were immediately available from the tornado, but the storms did cause minor property damage in Sequoyah County.
Cold air behind the storm brought temperatures back down to normal January levels Wednesday, but highs are forecast to again reach back into the 60s by early next week.
Wind could be a problem Wednesday, with gusts of 30 mph forecast. Skies will be cloudy most of the day Wednesday, with clearing taking place tonight and low temperatures dropping into the 20s.
Skies will be clear Thursday and Friday with high temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s. No rain chances apprear in the National Weather Service's seven-day forecast.
Tuesday rainfall totals from the Oklahoma Mesonet recording stations:
Newkirk: 2.67 inches
Jay: 2.57 inches
Wilburton: 2.4 inches
Burbank: 2.05 inches
Inola: 1.97 inches
Sallisaw: 1.96 inches
Miami: 1.91 inches
Pryor: 1.89 inches
TU freshmen Ielma Olevira and Marcia Mendes share an umbrella in the rain at the University of Tulsa Tuesday. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World