Ahead of The Storms
Elk City Woman Remembers Being Rescued Following Tornado
Nearly one year later, a lot of rebuilding is happening in Elk City. Except for one woman who was rescued from her destroyed home after the tornado came through the city. "I just can't even, hardly picture it," said Karen Snyder. Snyder looks out over what used to be her neighborhood in Elk City of more than 20 years. All the homes around her, including her own, are reduced to concrete slabs. "This is it. This was the garage," she said as she stands in what used...
News 9's StreetScope Technology Helps Track Severe Storms
Bob Mills' SkyNews 9's pilot Jim Gardner is once again armed with StreetScope technology this spring to track Oklahoma severe weather and tornadoes. StreetScope is incorporated into the camera system on board SkyNews 9. The mapping technology gives you, the viewer, a complete road map on screen, pinpointing the exact location of severe weather. The technology will overlay detailed information, like street names, speeds and actual distance between two points. Watch as pilot Jim Gard...
News 9's NextGen Live Fired Up For Severe Weather
State of the art technology keeps our storm trackers and meteorologist ahead of the storm. News 9 has the most powerful, one million watt dual pol radar in the state, NextGen Live. And the weather team is ready to use it again this spring to keep you and your family safe.
Sheltering In Place Vs. Driving Away During A Tornado
We talk a lot about tornado precautions. Knowing where to go can mean life or death. Getting in a car to get away from the storm is very dangerous. Joplin, Missouri, Moore and El Reno, all cities hit by deadly tornadoes. However, they all also had one surprising fact in common, an overall high survival rating. "What happens is that most people even involved in that tornado don't experience the worst of the damage," said Kim Klockow-McClain, a research scientist. That's wh...
Storm Trackers Hank, Patty Brown Remember 2013 Moore Tornado
The 2013 Moore tornado hit home, literally, for News 9 storm trackers Hank and Patty Brown. In the afternoon of May 20 that massive storm leveled the neighborhood where the Browns grew up. Five years later, they take us back to that moment and show us the community's rebirth.
Oklahoma Schools Ask Voters To Fund Storm Shelters
The heartbreak felt across Oklahoma after the Moore tornado led to a call for change. School districts across the state are turning to voters for funding to build storm shelters and keep children safe. "Some of us had to go into the bathrooms because that was the innermost part of the building," said Laurie Ross, a teacher in Elk City. But this storm season, more than 800 elementary school students in Elk City can take shelter in a brand new, state of the art 5,000 square ...
David Payne Remembers Chasing 2013 Moore Tornado
Chief Meteorologist David Payne has chased Oklahoma storms for more than 25 years. One he'll never forget is the deadly Moore tornado on May 20, 2013. Watch as he remembers that day and takes us through the tornado's every turn as it made it way through Moore.
Go Behind The Scenes With The News 9 Weather Team
Your safety is our most important job. That's why News 9 has the largest team of experienced meteorologist in the state. Watch as we go behind the scenes to show you what each meteorologist is doing during severe weather to keep you and your family ahead of the storm.