Here is how the week broke down:
Sunday, May 4, 2014:
- Wichita Falls recorded a record high of 99.
- Wildfires broke out along FM-171 and in central Oklahoma near Guthrie.
Monday, May 5, 2014:
- Wichita Falls recorded its second record high in two days at 102.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014:
- Wichita Falls recorded its third record high in three days at 97 degrees however the forecast high was closer to 102.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014:
- KFDX begins its contest for folks to guess when the first time the Wichita Falls Regional Airport will hit 103 degrees for the first time, since we were able to escape the number on Monday.
- Severe weather produced widespread large hail to the size of golf balls and larger.
- Straight line damaging thunderstorm wind gusts may have happened inside the city limits of Burkburnett, Texas.
- The tornado sirens in Burkburnett went off for the first time. due to the threat of an actual tornado, in 6 years.
- One tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service west of Lawton, OK in Comanche County. The tornado did little damage and was located in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The tornado apparently produced no damage and did not receive an EF rating.
- Another tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service four miles southwest of Burkburnett or just outside of the Wichita Falls city limits along I-44.
Thursday, May 8, 2014:
Significant rainfall in the average amount of 1-3 inches fell across the watershed.
That's the week in review. Be sure to look at the pictures and the video for more information.
KFDX Meteorologist Bryan Rupp
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