Emergency Weather

More severe weather possible Wednesday morning

Oct 12, 2021
National Weather Service Tulsa

Storms are possible Tuesday evening, and early Wednesday morning will carry a chance for severe weather. Karen Hatfield, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Tulsa, says a line of thunderstorms will move in from the west between midnight and sunrise Wednesday. 

 

“It’s probably going to be decreasing in intensity. While there’s not a zero chance of severe weather, it’s not going to be as great as what we saw on Sunday,” said Hatfield.

 

Commuters should be cautious Wednesday morning.

 

The well-regarded historian Niall Ferguson is our guest; his many books include "Civilization," "The Great Degeneration," and "The Ascent of Money." He joins us to discuss his newest book, "Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe," which seems especially timely in the wake of the annus horribilis that was 2020. Ferguson's book sets out to show why human beings are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters -- despite advancements in medicine, science, technology, etc.

Icy Weather Causes Massive Power Outages In Oklahoma

Oct 28, 2020
Twitter / Oklahoma City Police Department

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 300,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were without electricity Tuesday evening as an early season ice storm blanketed the state, icing over tree limbs that crashed through power lines and blocked roadways.

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Oklahoma is no stranger to severe weather. And now, thanks to a special grant, Public Radio Tulsa is able to broadcast emergency-messaging capabilites on mobile devices, HD radios, connected car devices, and other digital platforms.