Storms roll into Green Country over the weekend

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 4/01/2013 10:17 am Published: 3/31/2013 9:54 pm

Several storm systems rolled through Green Country over the weekend.

FOX23 viewers started sending in a plethora of pictures and videos of the weather in their neighborhood around 9 p.m. on Saturday evening.

FOX23 Meteorologist, Michael Haynes, says the storms began in eastern Oklahoma and expanded to the northeast, east and southeast of Tulsa.

“It started around nine and lasted until midnight when all of the storms were completely out of our viewing area,” said Haynes.

The Tulsa metro experienced rain while surrounding counties endured severe weather and hail.

“Wagoner, Fort Gibson and northeast of Muskogee has hail that was up to the size of tennis balls,” said Haynes.

A tornado warning was issued for the Fort Gibson area and Sallisaw experienced high winds and hail according to Haynes.

FOX23’s Chief Storm Chaser, Von Caster, confirmed a tornado in the Sallisaw area. Sallisaw Police Department told FOX23 that lighting during the storm hit a transformer in the city.

The months of April, May and June are considered peak season for severe weather in Green Country. Hayne’s says that this is just the beginning.

“We are going to be on top of every single storm that hits the area,” said Haynes.

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