Today is the 30th anniversary of the infamous Red River Tornado Outbreak. I was a 15 year old living in Lawton, Oklahoma, at the time, listening to the events of the day on FM radio. In my journal, I wrote something like, “wow, we just experienced a superstorm!” That was about 3:30 in the afternoon. The storm had, in fact, killed three people in southeast Lawton. At around 6, the giant Wichita Falls tornado hit that city.
I remember that day like it was yesterday. The weather service has a cool page about it here.