Widespread damage

National Weather Service meteorologists were still investigating on Tuesday damage from Sunday night’s storm in Wanette. No official determination had been made as of Tuesday afternoon whether the damage was caused by a tornado or straight-line winds.

The National Weather Service in Norman reported there were two confirmed tornadoes in the Wanette area Sunday night.

The closest one to Wanette was five miles south of Asher, the weather service said.

That EF1 destroyed a barn and some other farm buildings near SH 3W and County Road 1450.

Rick Smith, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, said the weather service is still investigating the Wanette storm.

“We can’t say for sure if it was a tornado or not.

“There was quite a bit of straight line winds in the storm but there were also some smaller brief tornadoes embedded in the storm,” Smith said.

“We are continuing our investigation of the Wanette storm,” he said.

The storm knocked out power to various parts of town including the school that was forced to cancel classes Monday.

Thanks to OG&E crews the school was back up and running Tuesday.

The weather service said between Wanette and the confirmed tornado path high winds damaged sheet metal buildings.

In Wanette proper there was tree damage, bricks knocked off what was once Fields Cafe, some damage to homes and damage to an oil tank.

The second confirmed tornado was three mile northeast of Konawa.

The weather service said it was from the same storm, just a redevelopment.

There were no reported injuries.

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