Photo taken by a resident of Cordell at ~5:10 PM CDT on 10/09/2001 as this
Photo taken by a resident of Cordell at ~5:10 PM CDT on 10/09/2001 as this F3 tornado approached the town from the southwest.
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.