A brief but powerful storm quickly developed - and departed - ahead of Wednesday night’s cold front in Bryan County.
The line formed around 7 p.m. Wednesday west of Lake Texoma, and by 8:30 p.m. had stretched from north Texas into eastern Oklahoma. Durant recorded just under half an inch of rain, with more than an inch falling in other locations across eastern Oklahoma.
Bryan County EMS reported .71 inches of rain south of Durant and .57 inches on the north side. Also, a 58-mph wind gust was one of many which could have affected tree limbs and powerlines.
Bryan County was briefly udner a tornado watch, and high straight-line winds did knock down limbs and caused a few scattered power outages Wednesday night. Durant Fire Department responded to a tree limb on a power line in the 600 block of South Third Avenue around 10:12 p.m. Wednesday.
After the storm, a cold front brought high winds to the area, and most of southern Oklahoma remained under a wind advisory through Thursday afternoon.
In addition to the wind advisory, the National Weather Service is advising that “snow is possible on Christmas Day” throughout Oklahoma - although much less likely along the Red River.
“A storm system well off the West Coast is expected to move across the Southern Plains,” reads a special weather statement issued by NWS on Thursday. “Snow is possible… although it’s too early to tell how much and what area may receive the most snow… if any.”