SPC Stats

Path length: 11.3 miles

Width:  300 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

Rating:  F2

County:  Pratt

The SPC Database lists this F2 in Pratt County, KS with a path length at 11.3 miles.  Storm Data has a slightly longer length at 15 miles.  Unfortunately not a lot of information to be found on this twister.  Damage was around the Sawyer area.  Could not find any mention of this in the newspapers and this tornado is not a part of Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis.  

Tornado Path

SPC coordinates:  Start: 37.52 / -98.67     End: 37.47 / -98.47

The Storm Data Narrative states that the tornado moved from south to north and hit farms SE, E and NE of Sawyer.  The plot above shows the path based off the SPC coordinates.  It is incorrect as it has the path starting at Sawyer and moving SE

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

Discrepancies:

We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases and the November 1964 Storm Data Publicationnd found the following differences:

Path Length:

  • SPC/NCDC have an 11.3 mile path length.
  • Storm Data has a length at 15 miles.

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