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May 2024

SUNDAY MAY 19, 2024

By |May 19th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0330L-SUNDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/19/24 *GARFIELD COUNTY EM is our notification app. Keep up with the latest from GCEM and the NWS, in detail. Today is a good day to download it if you don’t have it. *We are in an ENHANCED/SLIGHT RISK area for severe weather later this evening. A moderate risk is just north of us into Kansas.  IF STORMS DO OCCUR, our biggest threat early would be supercell storms, which [...]

SATURDAY MAY 18, 2024

By |May 18th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0315L-SATURDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/18/24 *GENERAL THUNDERSTORM RISK later today IF storms backbuild this far south out of Kansas. Timing, if they occur will be from 4 to 11pm. Severe weather isn’t expected. On Sunday, we’ll be in a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather. Same scenario if storms backbuild this far south out of Kansas. Hail and winds, right now, will be the main threats. Timing on those would be roughly 4 to [...]

FRIDAY MAY 17, 2024

By |May 17th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0325L-FRIDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/17/24 *GARFIELD COUNTY EM is our notification app. Keep up with the latest from GCEM and the NWS, in detail. Download it today. *We have a stationary front that has been hanging out around the area that will hopefully be pushed out during the morning hours. We’ll experience light northerly winds for a while and then winds will become southerly but very light this afternoon. We do have a [...]

THURSDAY MAY 16, 2024

By |May 16th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0320L-THURSDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/16/24 *GARFIELD COUNTY EM is our notification app. Keep up with the latest from GCEM and the NWS. Download it today. *We are in a General Thunderstorm Risk area for the day. The main area for severe weather looks to be in southern Oklahoma. Thunderstorms could occur anywhere in the state later today so just stay weather aware and we’ll see what happens. *Overall, we’ll be ok so here [...]

WEDNESDAY MAY 15, 2024

By |May 15th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0325L-WEDNESDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/15/24 *GARFIELD COUNTY EM is our notification app. Today is another good day to have our app on your phone. Keep up with the latest from GCEM and the NWS. ALSO, all my morning posts are on the GCEM BLOG, on the app, every morning. Download it today. *We are in an ENHANCED RISK for severe weather later this afternoon and this evening. All hazards are possible. SEE GRAPHICS [...]

TUESDAY MAY 14, 2024

By |May 14th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0350L-TUESDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/14/24 *Today should be a nice warm mild day with light NW winds. This is a day you can go outdoors and enjoy the warmth of the sun and get ready for the next 2 days of the skies turning angry once again for Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. We’ll see what happens for sure as we move forward in time. *Overall, we’ll be ok so here is your forecast [...]

MONDAY MAY 13, 2024

By |May 13th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0300L- MONDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/13/24 *A trough will be moving east today and bringing with it a front. Storms along this front could be severe with winds and hail as the main threats. Localized flooding may occur underneath the heavier cells. As the front moves through, drier air will filter in, bringing an end to the rain. After that, our next chance for rain will be Wednesday, off and on, through the [...]

SUNDAY MAY 12, 2024

By |May 12th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0310L-SUNDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/12/24 HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL YOU MOM’S OUT THERE!! *GARFIELD COUNTY EM is our notification app. Keep up with the latest from GCEM and the NWS. Download it today. *Showers and thunderstorms are expected off and on today, tonight, and Monday. There is a MARGINAL RISK for severe weather just to our west so we’ll keep an eye out. These storms will be capable of heavy rainfall, intense [...]

SATURDAY MAY 11, 2024

By |May 11th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0325L-SATURDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/11/24 *GARFIELD COUNTY EM is our notification app. Keep up with the latest from GCEM and the NWS. Download it today. *Earth is experiencing a Geomagnetic Storm from the sun. This type of activity hasn’t been this strong since roughly 2003. That said, here is a link to the Space Weather Prediction Center so if you want to read and learn more about this scenario, you can. There has [...]

FRIDAY MAY 10, 2024

By |May 10th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0315L-FRIDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/10/24 *GARFIELD COUNTY EM is our notification app. Keep up with the latest from GCEM and the NWS. Download it today. *Verdict is out, we had 3 tornadoes in Garfield County last Monday the 6th of May. 2 were EF0 with winds 80-85mph 1 in the Bison area the other 5 miles ESE of Bison. The third one was in the Douglas/Covington area and it was an EF1 with [...]

THURSDAY MAY 9, 2024

By |May 9th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0315L-THURSDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/09/24 *GARFIELD COUNTY EM is our notification app. Keep up with the latest from us and the NWS. *PLEASE let us know if you had damage out in the rural areas. Email me at  mike@gcem.org or mhonigsberg@enid.org or damage.ok.gov and the state will coordinate with us.  *ON FRIDAY BETWEEN 10 AND NOON, we will be testing new equipment to set off our storm sirens. The new speaker sirens you [...]

WEDNESDAY MAY 8, 2024

By |May 8th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0330L-WEDNESDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/08/24 *GARFIELD COUNTY EM is our notification app. Keep up with the latest from us and the NWS. *NOTICE: we observed a lot of damage in the southern part of the county. We have taken many pics and we utilized an EPD drone for some aerial footage and pics. Thank you to EPD for that assistance. We didn’t get everywhere. PLEASE let us know if you had major damage [...]

TUESDAY MAY 7, 2024

By |May 7th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0310L-MONDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/06/24 *Download our GARFIELD COUNTY EM app and keep up with the latest from us and the NWS. *Well, that was exciting yesterday afternoon and evening. We can do away with the tornado warnings now for a while. Welcome to spring!!  The first thing I want to convey is a big THANK YOU to our spotter network. All the Rural Fire folks, Sheriff deputies, and Enid Police officers that [...]

MONDAY MAY 6, 2024

By |May 6th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0310L-MONDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/06/24 *Download our GARFIELD COUNTY EM app so you can keep up with the latest from us and the NWS. I know many advisories and warnings are sent on dangerous days but at least you’re on top of what’s going on and you have the details. Here is a link to this morning forecast discussion. https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=OUN&product=AFD *MODERATE RISK for severe weather today. ALL HAZARDS ARE POSSIBLE. This doesn’t mean [...]

SUNDAY MAY 5, 2024

By |May 5th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0310L-SUNDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/05/24 *Showers and thunderstorms will linger for a while this morning and possibly this afternoon. Not expecting anything severe here in the area today. Just periods of moderate rainfall along with the noise that thunderstorms bring. Overall, not too bad and we do need the rain. *Monday will be a different story. We will be in a MODERATE RISK for severe weather with ALL HAZARDS possible. I won’t expound [...]

SATURDAY MAY 4, 2024

By |May 4th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0330L-SATURDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/04/24 *SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 0400L. FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 5/5/24 AT 1300L. *There is a line of storms WNW of us moving east at 40 mph. At 0325L, this line is capable of 50 mph winds, nickel size hail, and torrential rainfall. It’s along a line from just west of Alva To Woodward. There are several cells going up just ahead of the main line so we’ll see how [...]

FRIDAY MAY 3, 2024

By |May 3rd, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0330L-FRIDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/03/24 *The cold front that pushed through the area yesterday will move back as a warm front bringing moisture with it throughout the day. Thunderstorms will develop out west again this evening and move our way as another front is expected to push through the area overnight too. This will bring us another chance for severe weather with hail and winds as the main threats. NOTE- the tornado threat [...]

THURSDAY MAY 2, 2024

By |May 2nd, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0320L-THURSDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/02/24 *A cold front will be pushing into the area in the early part of the afternoon bringing a chance for thunderstorms. We are in a MARGINAL RISK for some severe thunderstorms so we’ll wait and see what occurs as this front pushes into the area. *The winds we are receiving right now 0310L are because of a WAKE LOW that formed from the activity to our south. Winds [...]

WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 2024

By |May 1st, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0325L-WEDNESDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 05/01/24 *SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH in effect until 0500 Local time. FLOOD WATCH until 10am. We’ve had several rounds of thunderstorms and a few severe overnight but overall, some much needed rainfall. Today, we are in an ENHANCED/SLIGHT RISK area for severe weather later today. ALL HAZARDS ARE POSSIBLE. Winds to 80 mph, Baseball size hail, and a low chance for tornadoes. We will be watching this closely throughout the [...]

April 2024

TUESDAY APRIL 30, 2024

By |April 30th, 2024|Categories: Emergency Management|

0335L-TUESDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 04/30/24 *SLIGHT RISK for severe weather later today. The dryline out west will slowly move east and a frontal boundary will be in the area coming in from the north. Moisture return will become very noticeable by early afternoon and instability will increase. The main threats for us will be golfball size hail, winds to roughly 60 mph, and a very low chance of additional tornadic activity. Most likely [...]

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