Path length: 27 miles
Width: 200 yards
County: Creek, Pawnee, Osage
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.
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:
- Storm Data has a path length of 26 miles.
- Remaining sources have a path length of 27 miles.
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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