Broken Bow Flooding Update

Broken Bow, OK flooding update…

David Payne, chief meteorologist at KWTV in Oklahoma City gave me his expert analysis regarding the situation in Beavers Bend State Park. David has been a guest at Mountain Vista through the years and we always enjoy welcoming him back to our vacation home.

I featured him on our blog last year. He loves Beavers Bend and is a frequent visitor to the Broken Bow Lake region.

“We are ending May as the wettest May on record. It is also the wettest month on record. These records date back to the late 1890’s. Another wave of rain this morning will continue to cause rising water on our area lakes, streams and rivers. Another wave or rain and storms will arrive tomorrow with additional heavy rain. A final wave of rain will hang around into Saturday with more flooding possible. By Sunday we begin to dry out and that will last for much of next week,” David said.

David is the top-rated meteorologist in the competitive Oklahoma City television weather market and we’re fortunate to have access to his expertise. He broadcasted seven or eight hours on live television a couple of weeks ago with no break…That’s why he’s the best in OKC! There’s none better in the market doing severe weather coverage than him.

If you’re visiting Beavers Bend this weekend, it’ll be a great time to bond with family and friends…indoors! Many of the best comments we receive from guests at Mountain Vista cabin are during bad weather. Our crock pot and fully furnished kitchen get lots of use when the weather is dreary.

A severe thunderstorm warning was just issued for Broken Bow, OK as I’m typing this.

Our cabin is always a great place to watch the storms come rolling in. I captured this video a couple of years ago from our upper deck.

Thanks to David Payne for giving us his expert insight into what to expect this weekend in Beavers Bend.

Jerry Isbell