PONCA CITY – Monday night’s severe weather brought strong winds and heavy rainfall across the Northern Oklahoma area. Ponca City and Newkirk received around 2 inches of rain late Monday.
According to Mesonet.org, the Newkirk Mesonet site reported a wind gust of 58 mph Monday evening. Storms caused a transformer to catch fire near the intersection of Viola and Overbrook in Ponca City, and city-wide power outages in Blackwell and Marland which are in the process of being being fully restored. Downed tree limbs were reported in roadways and local areas. Kay Electric Cooperative said in a Facebook post early Tuesday that all power in their system is back on.
Kay County wasn’t the only part of Northern Oklahoma that dealt with severe weather. According to Enid News & Eagle, straight-line winds blew down several poles and caused damage to trees buildings in the Ames area southwest of Enid in Major County. In Garfield County, any trees were blown down in and around the Kremlin area north of Enid.