SHORT: Nice birthday chase. Got on a brief landspout west of Watonga. Well defined funnel with intense ground circulation. Saw some good structure and then came into Anadarko during the tornado/macroburst watching multiple power flashes and had to take cover on the west side of town while sitting through insane winds! Widespread major damage in town. Took us forever to get through town because of downed trees, powerlines, sheet metal, roofs, and just about everything else. A few pic of the landspout funnel and associated ground circulation...
Preliminary ratings from OUN:
Landpout - TORNADO - DEWEY COUNTY OK - 1E FAY 700PM-702PM THIS BRIEF TORNADO WAS OBSERVED BY STORM CHASERS AND REMAINED OVER AN OPEN FIELD. THE PRELIMINARY RATING IS EF0.
Anadarko - TORNADO - CADDO COUNTY - NEAR GRACEMONT TO ANADARKO 922PM-940PM THIS TORNADO LIKELY DEVELOPED NEAR GRACEMONT AND MOVED SOUTH ALONG AND JUST EAST OF HIGHWAY 8. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG COUNTRY CLUB ROAD IN ANADARKO WHERE SEVERAL HOMES HAD SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. THE PRELIMINARY RATING FOR THIS TORNADO IS EF2...ALTHOUGH THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FURTHER REVIEW OF DATA. MOST OF THE DAMAGE IN ANADARKO WAS LIKELY THE RESULT OF STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH A LARGE REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT