Skywatch Friday – Spring Storm

Turkey Mountain Sunset

The first Spring storm clouds of the season were pretty spectacular Tuesday night. They didn’t get to Tulsa and I was glad that they were over there and I wasn’t. At the bottom right of the photo is the first redbud blooms of Spring that I have seen this year.

Wednesday night was a different story. Their were a series of storms that spun up in the Oklahoma City and Moore areas and came up the turnpike to Tulsa and hit right around quitting time. A trailer park in the suburb of Sand Springs got hit and caused many injuries and one fatality as well as extensive damage. Heather and Logan were at home and I decided to stay at work. Being on the road is the worst place to be during a tornado.

#Storm is causing problems at Holly Refinery #tornadowarning #oklahomaweather  #MyOklahoma #Tulsa

My office is a beige box in the interior of the building so I stayed there instead of going out side and taking pictures. I did get this one grainy shot of a flare at one of the local refineries. I don’t think the refinery was damaged, most likely it was just a process upset. They will be filling out paperwork for a week for causing so much smoke though.

This could be another wild year for storms here in the heartland.

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24 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Spring Storm

  1. sylviakirk

    Awesome, colorful skies in the first shot and a scary sight in the second one!! So much drama in your skies for the day!! Hope you don’t have more storms for the weekend!! Take care and stay safe!!

  2. Arija

    Great storm shots Yogi, unfortunately they remind me of our wildfires. Its been an unpleasant summer and we could certainly use the bounty of those clouds.

  3. Driller's Place

    Maybe someone should file a lawsuit claiming that paperwork is cruel and unusual punishment. Glad you dodged the storm. We got some rain, and a few miles south, ping pong ball sized hail was an issue. While spring brings beautiful flowers, it can also bring some very ugly weather. Stay safe.

  4. Joyful

    Awesome sky shots. I like the effect of taking the photo through your office window and seeing the ceiling tiles in the upper right hand corner.

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