• Tropical storm and hurricane remnants in Oklahoma

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    Quick Facts:

    • Some of Oklahoma's rarest weather occurrences are tropical storm and hurricane remnants
    • Heavy rain, strong wind and even some severe weather happens
    • Many of the remnants have brought different records to Oklahoma, both for the storm and for the state

     

    The peak of hurricane season for the Atlantic Ocean basin nears (September 10/11), we typically start to see more systems developing.

    There are times that these systems will impact Oklahoma.

    The FOX23 Severe Weather Team digs into past tropical systems that have made their way this far north.

    • 1959 - Hurricane Debra
      • Lots of rain including 8" of rain in Stillwater reported by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
      • Two tornadoes were also reported with this system
    • 1960 - Texas Tropical Storm
      • Parts of southeastern Oklahoma saw just shy of 4.5" of rain as this system moved through
    • 1963 - Hurricane Cindy
      • Reports of nearly 15" of rain fell near Guthrie
    • 1970 - Tropical Storm Felice
      • 4" of rain in southeast Oklahoma
    • 1974 - Hurricane Carmen
      • 3-7" of rain fell in southeastern Oklahoma
    • 1983 - Hurricane Alicia
      • More than 5.5" of rain fell in southcentral Oklahoma
    • 1983 - Hurricane Tico
      • 16.95" of rain in Chickasha which was the greatest rainfall total for the entire hurricane
      • Drastic flooding and water rescues were occurring in Oklahoma during this
    • 1986 - Hurricane Paine
      • Isolated areas saw 10" of rain with flooding affecting 52 of 77 counties in Oklahoma
    • 1988 - Tropical Storm Beryl
      • Southeast Oklahoma saw 5" of rain
    • 1989 - Hurricane Chantal
      • Overall minor rainfall totals were received but the storm did dissipate in Oklahoma
    • 1989 - Hurricane Raymond
      • Rain received in northcentral parts of the state
    • 1995 - Tropical Storm Dean
      • More than 5: of rain in Stillwater with up to 12.07" of rain near the Great Salt Plains Dam
    • 1995 - Hurricane Ismael
      • 3" of rain in southwestern Oklahoma
    • 1998 - Tropical Storm Frances
      • Overall a minimal impact for rain or winds in Oklahoma
    • 2003 - Tropical Storm Grace
      • Almost 9" of rain received in Courtney (southcentral Oklahoma) because of the remnants interacting with a cold front moving through
    • 2004 - Tropical Storm Matthew
      • Some places in Oklahoma saw 5" of rain
    • 2007 - Tropical Storm Erin
      • Actually re-intensified in Oklahoma with 60 mph winds reported west of Oklahoma City and up to 82 mph winds near Watonga
      • More than $2 million in damages
    • 2010 - Tropical Storm Hermine
      • Several tornadoes spawned with lots of roads flooded
      • Whitefield received 13.42" of rain
    • 2015 - Tropical Storm Bill
      • 4-8" of rain fell in Carter County (southcentral Oklahoma) with lots of record flooding. Bill came into Oklahoma after an already very soggy May.

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