A devastating F3 tornado tore through parts of McClain, Cleveland and Oklahoma counties in Oklahoma during the evening of November 19, 1973. The twister developed about a mile SSW of Blanchard and moved through the western portions of town. 31 homes, 2 businesses, and 2 church were destroyed.
34 tornadoes are a part of the SPC Database for November 17, 1958. Most were in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. We look at an Oklahoma tornado from this day in this summary. There is a huge discrepancy in the record on the path length. The SPC Database records a path length of 65.8 miles. The Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS) and Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes only have a path length of 10 miles. The rest of the stats match.
This F1 tornado has a short path length of 2 miles with a width of 440 yards. Storm Data states this tornado developed 9 miles ENE of Freedom in Woods County, OK. A farmstead had a great deal of damage. The garage was demolished. Pieces of a toolshed and bard were “strewn over a wide area.”
Thomas Grazulis documented 6 tornadoes that occurred on November 4, 1922. Looking at one of those twisters in this summary: An estimated F4 that moved through parts of Creek and Pawnee Counties in Oklahoma.
14 tornadoes moved through parts of TX, OK and MO on October 30, 1979. We look at the Oklahoma tornado in this summary. It was given a rating of F3 and moved about 8 1/2 miles through parts of Carter County. The tornado developed near Newport and ended NNE of Woodford.
This F2 had a skipping path of about 5 miles. Per Storm Data, it started in the extreme NE corner of Kingfisher County and moved into So Central Garfield County. The tornado mainly stayed in rural areas. At the beginning of the path, the tornado hit a farm 7 miles WSW of Marshall. A large barn “exploded”.
The strongest tornado outbreak in Oklahoma for the month of October occurred on October 9, 2001. Per the NWS Norman, five supercells produce a total of 19 confirmed tornadoes. Three of these were given a rating of F3 and all 3 moved through a part of Washita County. In this summary, we look at F3 number two that hit near Cordell, OK.
The SPC database shows two tornadoes on October 5, 1970. Both were in Oklahoma. The first was an F2 that crossed through Cleveland and Pottawatomie Counties. The second was a devastating F4. It had a skipping 25 mile path and began over Shawnee in Pottawatomie County.
In today’s summary, we are looking at an F4 that made a trek over 20 miles from Craig County in Oklahoma into Southeast KS. There is a little confusion on how this tornado tracked and which counties should be included in the track.