SPC Stats

Path length: 27 miles

Width:  200 yards

Fatalities:  1

Injuries:  60

Rating:  F4

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 town of Mannford and New Prue were hardest hit.

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.

Summary from the April 1984 Storm Data Publication

Event Details from Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes

  • About 1/3 of the homes in New Prue were destroyed.
  • 15 homes, 3 churches and 2 schools were destroyed in Mannford.

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Discrepancies:

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.

      Sources:

      The Storm Prediction Center

      NCDC Storm Events Database

      April 1984 Storm Data Publication

      newspapers.com

      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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