Path length: 27 miles

Width:  200 yards

Fatalities:  1

Injuries:  60

Rating:  F4

County:  Creek, Pawnee, Osage

Tornado Path

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SPC coordinates:  Start: 35.95 / -96.50   End:  36.27 / -96.20     

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.


An F4 tornado tracked 27 miles through parts of Creek, Pawnee and Osage Counties on this day in 1984.  The max width was 200 yards.  There were 60 injuries and 1 fatality reported.  Per Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes, “a man was killed when a pickup was thrown 150 yards, from the church parking lot into a school cafeteria.” The towns of Mannford and New Prue were hardest hit. A total of 15 homes, three churches and two schools were destroyed in Mannford. 


Newspaper Clippings


We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases, the April 1984 Storm Data Publication and Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes and found the following differences:

Path length:

  • Storm Data has a path length of 26 miles.
  • Remaining sources have a path length of 27 miles.


      The Storm Prediction Center

      NCDC Storm Events Database

      April 1984 Storm Data Publication

      Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 1256.

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