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Severe Weather Event

May 24, 2008

On May 24, 2008, two thunderstorms developed early in the afternoon across Garfield and Blaine Counties. The Garfield storm formed near Lahoma and moved northwest of Enid. While this storm may have produced a brief tornado, none have been confirmed. Shortly after the Garfield storm formed, a thunderstorm formed in northeast Blaine County. This storm developed very rapidly and became severe. As it moved into northwest Kingfisher County it produced a tornado, which destroyed a pig farm. It continued northeast and turned east near Bison in southern Garfield County. The storm continued moving east into southern Noble and northern Logan Counties. Four tornadoes have been confirmed in Kingfisher and Garfield Counties from this storm.

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