'Damaging Wind Event' Causing High Power Outages Across Metro


Sunday, July 12th 2020, 12:26 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -

The metro experienced a "damaging wind event" early Sunday morning, according to News 9 Chief Meteorologist David Payne.

Payne said that the winds swept in from the west and caused tree damage in Norman.

News 9's NextGen Live radar reported base wind velocities reached between 60 and 80 miles per hour scattered across the metro.

Notably, portions of Newcastle and Norman reported between 83 and 86 mile per hour winds.

OG&E reported more than 17,000 Norman residents (17,871) were without power as of 1:12 a.m. Sunday.

Oklahoma City (16,500 residents) was also hit hard by power outages after more than 9,000 customers lost electricity on Friday.