Lookeba, OK EF3 Tornado β€” May 24, 2011 – Premium

During the afternoon of May 24, 2011, Oklahoma was impacted by one of the state’s most infamous outbreaks. Twenty-two tornadoes tracked across areas west of and into the Oklahoma City metro. This summary will examine a short-lived and powerful EF3 that tore through areas west and north of Lookeba.

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Keefeton, OK F4 Tornado – May 26, 1973

Keefeton, Oklahoma, is an unincorporated community located on U.S. Highway 64, ten miles south of downtown Muskogee. On May 26, 1973, the roadside town of approximately 400 people was nearly wiped out by an estimated F4 tornado. This summary will detail the destruction and tragic loss of life through personal stories gathered from numerous newspaper accounts. It will also highlight how this small community rallied to help one another in their time of need.

Overview of the Calumet-El Reno-Piedmont-Guthrie EF5 Tornado – May 24, 2011

One of the most powerful tornadoes in known history occurred during the May 24, 2011 outbreak. This extraordinarily violent twister took nine lives over a 65-mile path. Yet, even with all the accompanying tragedy, this was also a nearly unrivaled success story in terms of public preparedness. The many damage feats caused and the behavior of this event are both historic. In this summary, we cover every aspect of the maelstrom in as much detail as possible and bring light to the amazing stories that accompanied it.

Cookietown-Walters, OK F3 Tornado – November 17, 1958

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.

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