The Fourth of July came and went two-fold across some parts of Oklahoma yesterday.

Locally in Southwest OK, it was mostly clear skies, brutally hot temps, and even higher indices until it wasn't. A wild and windy storm rolled through within moments of the weather notifications, and it stormed like a monsoon for a bit.

Similar weather scenarios happened all across Southern Oklahoma last night, but it didn't damper anyone's celebration. Or rather, the rain really eased the concerns of our part of the state burning down... but one portion of the Sooner State had the most "Oklahoma" Fourth of July imaginable, with a tornado during the fireworks.

@ogokiepipeliner 4th Of July!!!! #lightemup #nader #America1 #GreatBritain0 ♬ original sound - Chuck Young

Now I will admit, I must have watched this a dozen times thinking "That's not a tornado," but after a quick Google, this could have been totally legit. Parts of Oklahoma experienced all sorts of severe weather last night. 80+ MPH winds, torrential downpours, I guess a tornado wouldn't be out of the question.

Even though it looks more like a microburst, it has that pure Oklahoma spirit.

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