Twisters over Brooklyn and Queens got the nation's attention this weekend, doing little damage, while a killer storm struck northeast Oklahoma.
Two Nowata County grandparents and their grandchild died when a column of cold air plummeted through the atmosphere toward the Earth and created up to 100-mph winds that tossed their mobile home more than 100 yards.
"The mobile home was strapped down, so it took a pretty darn good wind to get it up, and [the winds] tossed it into a ravine," Mike Lacy, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Tulsa, told the Los Angeles Times. "It tumbled some and disintegrated into pieces."
Authorities have yet to release their names. The winds also overturned trucks on the Will Rogers Turnpike, trapping and killing one driver, Jimmy King, 70, from Ash Grove, Mo.