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The chance of earthquake damage in Cheyenne is lower than Oklahoma average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cheyenne is much lower than Oklahoma average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #440

Cheyenne, OK
0.05
Oklahoma
0.31
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Cheyenne, OK
0.0000
Oklahoma
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #691

Cheyenne, OK
228.75
Oklahoma
363.83
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 3,812 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cheyenne, OK were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:3Dense Fog:9Drought:63
Dust Storm:1Flood:70Hail:2,337Heat:9Heavy Snow:30
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:55
Thunderstorm Winds:1,064Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:17Winter Storm:23Winter Weather:27
Other:89 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cheyenne, OK.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Cheyenne, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
36.91976-04-193.5536.13-99.84

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 79 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cheyenne, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.71961-05-04235°36'N / 99°48'W35°46'N / 99°26'W23.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Roger Mills
8.01959-05-25235°29'N / 99°40'W35°31'N / 99°37'W3.80 Miles440 Yards003K0Roger Mills
8.81964-05-05235°30'N / 99°48'W35°32'N / 99°45'W3.60 Miles440 Yards000K0Roger Mills
11.01980-05-28235°39'N / 99°59'W35°37'N / 99°45'W13.20 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Roger Mills
12.51977-05-16335°25'N / 99°43'W35°27'N / 99°35'W7.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Roger Mills
14.91964-05-05235°42'N / 99°33'W35°49'N / 99°24'W11.60 Miles440 Yards0025K0Roger Mills
15.82010-03-08235°33'N / 99°27'W35°39'N / 99°20'W10.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0KRoger Mills
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A relatively long track tornado touched down in a rural area to the southwest of Hammon, and then tracked to the northeast towards the town of Hammon. This tornado was on the ground for around 40 minutes, moving mainly over rural areas. Initially, the only damage from the tornado was snapped trees and power poles/lines. As the tornado tracked northeast near the end of the tornado track, the tornado clipped the southeastern edge of the town of Hammon. A couple of trailers, the county barn, and a home sustained major damage. Other buildings, trees, power lines/poles, and cars also received significant damage near and around the town of Hammon. The tornado finally dissipated to the northeast of Hammon. Monetary damages were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system moved east through New Mexico and into the Texas panhandle during the day on the 8th. Thunderstorms developed over northern Texas and crossed into southern Oklahoma during the morning and early afternoon hours. This area of thunderstorms weakened as they crossed the Red River, leaving widespread cloud cover over the region. However, later in the afternoon, the skies cleared over western Oklahoma, and this allowed for heating to commence in advance of the dry line that was sharpening up over the Texas panhandle. Thunderstorms moved into western Oklahoma and became severe over Roger Mills county. Initially, marginally severe hail up to quarter size was reported, but the storm eventually spawned two tornadoes, one of them significant. The first tornado occurred southwest of Hammon, with EF2 damage reported on the southeast side of Hammon. The second tornado occurred farther east, but did not produce any damage.
16.01955-05-25435°28'N / 100°00'W35°30'N / 99°49'W10.60 Miles400 Yards28250K0Roger Mills
16.81968-06-09235°50'N / 99°48'W0225K0Roger Mills
17.82007-05-05335°25'N / 99°55'W35°29'N / 99°55'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00150K0KRoger Mills
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is a continuation of the tornado that began in northern Beckham about 2 1/2 miles south of Sweetwater. The tornado continued to produce damage as it moved north along Highway 30 into Sweetwater. The church and post office were damaged...as were several outbuildings and businesses. Damage continued for approximately 5 miles north of Sweetwater, with some substantial tree damage noted on the west side of Highway 30...and numerous power lines downed. The tornado appeared to have dissipated just south of E1040 road in southern Roger Mills County. Monetary damages were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level storm system moved slowly into south central Colorado during the afternoon. A dry line had become established and was located along the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle border. Also, favorable upper level winds were rotating around the upper level storm system, crossing the dryline over western Oklahoma. As the afternoon progressed, convergence along the dryline became maximized over this area. Thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours and they quickly became supercells. Two of the supercells produced several tornadoes. The northern tornadic storm produced five tornadoes from southwest of Roll to just east of Arnett. The southern tornadic storm also produced five tornadoes in Oklahoma from near Sweetwater to near Sharon. Large hail was also observed. The supercells moved northeast out of Oklahoma during the late evening hours. Monetary values for the tornado damage were estimated.
17.81977-05-16335°20'N / 99°52'W35°25'N / 99°43'W10.30 Miles1320 Yards00250K0Beckham
18.11995-06-08235°46'N / 99°59'W35°49'N / 99°50'W5.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0Roger Mills
18.31982-05-16235°26'N / 99°26'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Beckham
18.42007-05-05335°23'N / 99°52'W35°25'N / 99°52'W3.00 Miles150 Yards015.0M0KBeckham
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the first tornado that occurred in Oklahoma with the southern tornadic supercell. The tornado appears to have developed 1/2 mile north of E1130 road and along Highway 30 in northern Beckham County, about 2 1/2 miles south of Sweetwater. The first evidence of a tornado was damage to an outbuilding at a gas facility on the west side of the highway along with some tree damage. The tornado moved north along and parallel to Highway 30, damaging trees, homes and some outbuildings. Damage in this area was mainly in the EF0 range. The most significant damage occurred when the tornado struck the Sweetwater school. At this location, the tornado is estimated to have been 100-150 yards wide. The most significant damage was to a metal building that was the school`s multi-purpose building, which was almost completely destroyed. The anchoring that connected the building to the foundation appeared to have failed, allowing all but the most northern section of the building to collapse. A small building that connected this building with the school`s gymnasium suffered only slight damage. The gymnasium, at the northwest corner of the school, suffered substantial roof damage, which appeared to have caused the west masonry wall of the school to collapse outward. Other damage on the school property consisted of a small storage building of similar construction as the multi-purpose building being completely destroyed, a bus barn/garage structure suffering damage when the large garage doors blew inward, and damage to trees, power lines and fences. A pick up truck, which had been parked in the school`s parking lot, was rolled/tossed approximately 100 yards to the north. A horse trailer that had been near the storage building at the southwest edge of the school property was found more than one quarter mile away in a field. A man suffered minor injuries near this location. Just north of the school, a home was damaged and an oil storage facility was also hit. An oil tank from this location was found approximately 500 yards away. Several animals were killed when a garage was destroyed. A RV was also destroyed. Numerous cars and school buses were damaged/destroyed. The damage to the multi-purpose building at the Sweetwater school is consistent with damage at the low end of the EF-3 scale. The remainder of the damage was primarily in the EF0-EF1 category. The tornado continued and crossed into Roger Mills County. Monetary damages were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level storm system moved slowly into south central Colorado during the afternoon. A dry line had become established and was located along the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle border. Also, favorable upper level winds were rotating around the upper level storm system, crossing the dryline over western Oklahoma. As the afternoon progressed, convergence along the dryline became maximized over this area. Thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours and they quickly became supercells. Two of the supercells produced several tornadoes. The northern tornadic storm produced five tornadoes from southwest of Roll to just east of Arnett. The southern tornadic storm also produced five tornadoes in Oklahoma from near Sweetwater to near Sharon. Large hail was also observed. The supercells moved northeast out of Oklahoma during the late evening hours. Monetary values for the tornado damage were estimated.
18.41962-04-26335°20'N / 99°39'W35°22'N / 99°36'W3.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0Beckham
19.61967-06-10435°36'N / 99°23'W35°41'N / 99°16'W8.70 Miles300 Yards41250K0Custer
20.01977-05-16335°24'N / 99°54'W35°20'N / 99°49'W6.50 Miles800 Yards0025K0Beckham
20.31982-05-27235°49'N / 99°56'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Roger Mills
20.42009-04-26235°52'N / 99°44'W35°57'N / 99°37'W9.00 Miles300 Yards000K0KEllis
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado moved into Ellis County from northern Roger Mills County. Reported by various media outlets, storm chasers. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed along and east of a dry line over the eastern Texas panhandle. The atmosphere was extremely unstable and wind shear was more than sufficient to support severe thunderstorms, including supercell thunderstorms. Showers and thunderstorms that developed early in the day, gave way to more severe thunderstorms by mid afternoon. Severe weather of all types occurred, with numerous locations receiving very large hail. Tornadoes were also reported in Roger Mills and Ellis counties, with some significant damage reported. Flooding also became an issue as some of the same areas received heavy rainfall for the second day in a row. Monetary damages were estimated.
20.92007-05-05235°53'N / 99°46'W35°56'N / 99°45'W7.00 Miles300 Yards01612K0KEllis
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado developed 4 miles north-northeast of Roll in northern Roger Mills County and crossed the Canadian River into southern Ellis County at 9:36 pm CDT. Two houses and two mobile homes were destroyed in the Packsaddle area of southern Ellis County to the east of US Highway 283 (about 18 miles south-southwest of Harmon), and a roof was removed from another mobile home. At least one of these homes suffered a complete removal of the roof and some damage to the exterior walls. Several cars were damaged or destroyed, as well as trees and power lines. Monetary values were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level storm system moved slowly into south central Colorado during the afternoon. A dry line had become established and was located along the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle border. Also, favorable upper level winds were rotating around the upper level storm system, crossing the dryline over western Oklahoma. As the afternoon progressed, convergence along the dryline became maximized over this area. Thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours and they quickly became supercells. Two of the supercells produced several tornadoes. The northern tornadic storm produced five tornadoes from southwest of Roll to just east of Arnett. The southern tornadic storm also produced five tornadoes in Oklahoma from near Sweetwater to near Sharon. Large hail was also observed. The supercells moved northeast out of Oklahoma during the late evening hours. Monetary values for the tornado damage were estimated.
21.71968-04-02235°18'N / 99°39'W1.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Beckham
22.12001-10-09335°29'N / 99°22'W35°32'N / 99°14'W7.00 Miles600 Yards0050K0Custer
 Brief Description: B1. Custer County portion. About 1 mile northeast of where the tornado crossed into Custer County, a home of wood frame with brick exterior, had most of its interior and exterior walls destroyed. The tornado then continued across an unpopulated area, causing major damage to trees and fences, before dissipating 2.5 miles west of Foss Dam. A major tornado outbreak occurred across western Oklahoma during the afternoon and early evening of October 9th. Nineteen tornadoes were confirmed, with three rated F3. The first F3 tornado developed in northeast Beckham County, near Elk City, and tracked northeastward for 11 miles before dissipating. As the tornado entered Custer County, a home of wood frame with brick exterior had most of its interior and exterior walls destroyed. The tornado then continued across an unpopulated area, causing major damage to trees and fences, before dissipating 2.5 miles west of Foss Dam. The second F3 tornado developed in Washita County, near Cordell. The Oklahoma State Emergency Management Office estimated that 477 single-family homes were damaged, 132 considered uninhabitable. In addition, 40 businesses were damaged, 22 considered uninhabitable. Damage was estimated near 100 million dollars, and nine injuries were reported. The last F3 tornado developed in Kiowa County and produced F3 damage soon after entering Washita County. Several vehicles and large pieces of farm equipment were tossed and destroyed. About 4 miles north-northeast of Mountain View, 3 homes suffered major damage, with one rated F3. As the tornado continued northeastward, F3 damage was inflicted on a farm, where a house and several barns and outbuildings were leveled. A 10,000 gallon diesel tank ended up in an open field about one-quarter mile away from its original position. For simplicity, the tornadoes that occurred on this day were identified by the supercell thunderstorm that produced them, beginning with A and ending with E. Each tornado was then given its own number. For example, the 3rd tornado produced by supercell thunderstorm A is called A3. In addition, some tornadoes tracked across multiple counties.
22.71980-05-28235°35'N / 100°07'W35°30'N / 100°01'W8.00 Miles50 Yards060K0Wheeler
24.11955-04-18335°24'N / 100°06'W35°30'N / 100°00'W8.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Wheeler
24.31950-05-04235°15'N / 99°33'W35°19'N / 99°30'W5.60 Miles293 Yards0025K0Beckham
25.11982-05-15235°57'N / 99°38'W36°00'N / 99°36'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Ellis
25.21954-04-29235°48'N / 99°45'W36°07'N / 99°18'W33.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Roger Mills
25.32003-05-15235°24'N / 100°07'W35°27'N / 100°00'W10.00 Miles1760 Yards00200K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: No injuries were reported. The tornado severely damaged several homes and outbuildings...uprooted or snapped large trees...and knocked down powerlines. The tornado crossed the Oklahoma and Texas state line along State Highway 152...fifteen miles east of the town of Wheeler. Severe thunderstorms producing numerous tornadoes along with large hail and damaging winds moved northeast across the northwestern...central and eastern Texas panhandle during the late afternoon and evening hours. Although no injuries were reported as a result of the tornadoes...there was considerable damage to homes and businesses as well as to powerlines and trees.
26.61961-05-04235°53'N / 99°20'W1.00 Mile400 Yards003K0Dewey
27.31995-06-08435°30'N / 100°13'W35°41'N / 100°06'W10.00 Miles2200 Yards002.0M1.0MWheeler
27.81959-05-04235°12'N / 99°31'W35°18'N / 99°24'W9.60 Miles200 Yards013K0Beckham
28.31955-05-25435°14'N / 100°07'W35°28'N / 100°00'W17.40 Miles1100 Yards0525K0Wheeler
29.91961-05-04236°02'N / 99°48'W003K0Ellis
30.01977-03-02235°32'N / 99°12'W35°35'N / 99°05'W7.40 Miles440 Yards00250K0Custer
30.61959-05-04235°33'N / 99°08'W0025K0Custer
31.31965-06-04335°19'N / 100°09'W35°19'N / 100°02'W6.80 Miles50 Yards1125K0Wheeler
32.71981-05-22235°33'N / 99°11'W35°35'N / 99°00'W10.40 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Custer
34.41990-06-08235°27'N / 100°15'W1.60 Miles200 Yards0025K0Wheeler
34.71991-05-15335°12'N / 100°05'W35°14'N / 100°01'W3.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Wheeler
34.91967-06-10236°06'N / 99°30'W003K0Ellis
35.31957-04-02235°27'N / 100°16'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Wheeler
35.42001-04-10235°23'N / 100°16'W35°26'N / 100°14'W6.00 Miles200 Yards00150K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: An official storm damage survey was made of the estimated tornado path length and width. A home and farm equipment were severely damaged. Several large trees and power poles were also knocked down. Several areas of non-tornadic downburst winds were also assessed...primarily in the west and southwest areas of Wheeler county. Severe thunderstorms producing large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes occurred across the western Texas panhandle during the early evening hours and then moved east and northeast across the central and eastern Texas panhandle during the late evening hours.
36.01955-06-15236°06'N / 99°45'W36°10'N / 99°41'W5.90 Miles500 Yards00250K0Ellis
37.31955-05-25236°01'N / 99°18'W36°04'N / 99°14'W5.10 Miles300 Yards0125K0Dewey
37.31982-05-11235°08'N / 99°15'W35°12'N / 99°21'W7.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Washita
37.51962-05-25435°16'N / 99°12'W35°18'N / 99°05'W7.20 Miles250 Yards09250K0Washita
38.81959-05-25235°32'N / 99°03'W35°36'N / 98°55'W8.80 Miles150 Yards0025K0Custer
39.21965-04-04235°17'N / 99°07'W35°19'N / 99°04'W3.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Washita
39.21977-05-16335°12'N / 100°15'W35°18'N / 100°10'W8.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Wheeler
39.51981-05-22335°29'N / 99°02'W35°36'N / 98°55'W10.30 Miles267 Yards01225.0M0Custer
40.41973-04-23235°16'N / 100°15'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Wheeler
41.11984-10-31236°01'N / 99°11'W36°02'N / 99°06'W6.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Dewey
41.51990-04-24236°01'N / 99°50'W36°24'N / 99°43'W19.00 Miles250 Yards052.5M0Ellis
42.01950-04-28335°07'N / 99°12'W35°10'N / 99°12'W3.40 Miles400 Yards00250K0Washita
42.11972-05-22335°01'N / 99°40'W35°00'N / 99°30'W9.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Greer
42.91982-05-15235°53'N / 98°59'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Dewey
43.31991-05-15335°04'N / 100°15'W35°12'N / 100°05'W11.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
43.41981-05-22235°19'N / 99°00'W35°24'N / 98°56'W6.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washita
43.82001-10-09335°17'N / 99°00'W35°21'N / 98°58'W6.00 Miles500 Yards09100.0M0Washita
 Brief Description: C1. This tornado developed on the southwest side of Cordell, where a mobile home and metal warehouse were blown into a farmhouse. The tornado then moved through south, east and northeast portions of Cordell, including a business district and a large residential area. Most damage south of Main Street was rated F0 or F1. North of Main Street, the damage path widened to approximately 500 yards, with the tornado then inflicting widespread F1 to F2 damage up to 12th Street. Hundreds of homes were damaged in this area. As the tornado began to exit the northeast side of Cordell, F3 damage was sustained to several homes on 9th Street, just west of Crider Road. An F4 rating was considered; however, the structural integrity of most structures was at or below average, and was taken into consideration. Another interesting note is that several eye-witnesses reported that the tornado was widest and contained the most violent-looking winds at this time. The tornado eventually exited Cordell and dissipated 3.5 miles northeast of town. The Oklahoma State Emergency Management Office estimated that 477 single-family homes were damaged, 132 considered uninhabitable. In addition, 40 businesses were damaged, 22 considered uninhabitable. Damage was estimated near 100 million dollars, and nine injuries were reported. A major tornado outbreak occurred across western Oklahoma during the afternoon and early evening of October 9th. Nineteen tornadoes were confirmed, with three rated F3. The first F3 tornado developed in northeast Beckham County, near Elk City, and tracked northeastward for 11 miles before dissipating. As the tornado entered Custer County, a home of wood frame with brick exterior had most of its interior and exterior walls destroyed. The tornado then continued across an unpopulated area, causing major damage to trees and fences, before dissipating 2.5 miles west of Foss Dam. The second F3 tornado developed in Washita County, near Cordell. The Oklahoma State Emergency Management Office estimated that 477 single-family homes were damaged, 132 considered uninhabitable. In addition, 40 businesses were damaged, 22 considered uninhabitable. Damage was estimated near 100 million dollars, and nine injuries were reported. The last F3 tornado developed in Kiowa County and produced F3 damage soon after entering Washita County. Several vehicles and large pieces of farm equipment were tossed and destroyed. About 4 miles north-northeast of Mountain View, 3 homes suffered major damage, with one rated F3. As the tornado continued northeastward, F3 damage was inflicted on a farm, where a house and several barns and outbuildings were leveled. A 10,000 gallon diesel tank ended up in an open field about one-quarter mile away from its original position. For simplicity, the tornadoes that occurred on this day were identified by the supercell thunderstorm that produced them, beginning with A and ending with E. Each tornado was then given its own number. For example, the 3rd tornado produced by supercell thunderstorm A is called A3. In addition, some tornadoes tracked across multiple counties.
44.21955-05-25435°00'N / 100°13'W35°14'N / 100°07'W17.10 Miles1100 Yards0525K0Collingsworth
44.21967-07-03335°32'N / 100°27'W35°30'N / 100°27'W2.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Wheeler
44.51975-05-02335°12'N / 99°05'W35°14'N / 99°01'W4.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Washita
44.71977-05-16335°10'N / 100°17'W35°12'N / 100°15'W3.60 Miles500 Yards003K0Collingsworth
45.71978-04-30236°15'N / 99°53'W36°16'N / 99°50'W3.00 Miles60 Yards0025K0Ellis
46.11985-04-22235°34'N / 98°55'W35°40'N / 98°47'W8.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Custer
46.71950-04-28335°00'N / 99°12'W35°07'N / 99°12'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Kiowa
46.82007-03-28335°41'N / 100°29'W35°48'N / 100°30'W8.00 Miles1408 Yards113.0M0KHemphill
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado developed in southwestern Hemphill County approximately sixteen miles south southwest of Canadian. The tornado moved north northwest at twenty miles an hour and encountered an area of active oil drilling rigs. The tornado hit two drilling rigs. An employee of the first drilling rig that was hit was residing in a single-wide mobile home that was anchored into the ground. The mobile home was destroyed and displaced one hundred yards from its original location and the employee was thrown approximately fifty yards. A semi trailer used for storage was blown over. A structure used to lift the oil-well casing onto the oil derrick was also blown down and severely damaged. The tornado rolled a railroad boxcar one hundred and fifty yards. A series of power poles along County Road W covering a distance of zero point six miles was also blown down. A second oil drilling rig and production facility were hit by the tornado where another unoccupied and anchored single-wide mobile home was rolled over. Nearby...two goose neck fifth-wheel camper trailers were parked...both unanchored with one occupied. This person was critically injured and later died from his injuries. The camper trailer that was occupied rolled forty-five yards to the northeast while a second unoccupied trailer was blown thirty yards before coming to rest on an oilfield production unit. By 2041 CST...the tornado was crossing U.S. Highway 60...resulting in severe tree damage. Texas Department of Transportation officials...using light tree damage as an indicator...measured a damage width of zero point eight miles along U.S. Highway 60. At the center of this swath were numerous hardwood trees with trunks that had been broken off halfway up the tree. On the periphery of this area was a home located thirteen miles south southwest of Canadian that suffered only minor damage due to trees falling on the home. Many large trees were snapped twenty feet in the air. A second well built home suffered severe damage to the roof structure. The majority of the steel roofing structure was completely removed and six feet of brick chimney toppled onto the house. Several cedar beams were removed from the roof structure as well as several rafters despite being tied down by hurricane clips. Additionally...a steel feed bunk containing twenty six thousand pounds of feed was turned over on its side. At 2045 CST...a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was derailed with over fifty cars blown over. The tornado dissipated around 2055 CST. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
47.21986-05-07235°47'N / 100°27'W35°54'N / 100°29'W8.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Hemphill
47.61958-06-21336°18'N / 99°45'W0.50 Mile67 Yards00250K0Ellis
47.71965-05-06234°53'N / 99°43'W34°58'N / 99°29'W14.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Greer
47.81986-05-07335°50'N / 100°27'W35°56'N / 100°28'W7.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Hemphill
47.91973-03-13234°57'N / 99°24'W34°59'N / 99°20'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Greer
48.01997-06-11335°20'N / 100°27'W35°13'N / 100°23'W9.00 Miles600 Yards0131.7M0Wheeler
 Brief Description: Tornado occurred near Pakan community on CR 453. Twelve homes damaged or destroyed along with 13 vehicles on Interstate 40. Two inch diameter hail fell along most of the tornado path. Tornado track was determined by official storm survey.
48.41995-06-08435°15'N / 100°36'W35°33'N / 100°23'W5.00 Miles600 Yards000.2M0Gray
48.42007-05-05236°10'N / 99°19'W36°18'N / 99°13'W14.00 Miles600 Yards00300K0KWoodward
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado developed about 7.5 miles south of Sharon and moved northeast. Near the beginning of the tornado path, substantial damage was noted along EW 57 Road, about two miles north of the county line, and about one mile west of Highway 34. At this location, much of the roof of a single story home was removed, an old rail car being used to store dry cement bags and animal feed was thrown and/or rolled about 140 feet south of the residence, trees and large limbs were snapped, and a pickup truck was moved about 80 feet. Beyond this location, the tornado moved through very rural areas and damage was sparse through portion of the tornado's path. Damage to structures was again noted along a path beginning about 4 miles east of Sharon. In this area, a barn was destroyed and an outbuilding had its windows blown out. Further northeast along the path, more outbuildings were damaged, at least two barns were destroyed, a recreational vehicle was destroyed, and a semi trailer overturned. Several large trees were also downed as the tornado continued northeast before dissipating about 6 miles east northeast of Sharon, just south of Highway 183. In total, 56 utility poles were destroyed along the tornado's path. Monetary damages were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level storm system moved slowly into south central Colorado during the afternoon. A dry line had become established and was located along the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle border. Also, favorable upper level winds were rotating around the upper level storm system, crossing the dryline over western Oklahoma. As the afternoon progressed, convergence along the dryline became maximized over this area. Thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours and they quickly became supercells. Two of the supercells produced several tornadoes. The northern tornadic storm produced five tornadoes from southwest of Roll to just east of Arnett. The southern tornadic storm also produced five tornadoes in Oklahoma from near Sweetwater to near Sharon. Large hail was also observed. The supercells moved northeast out of Oklahoma during the late evening hours. Monetary values for the tornado damage were estimated.
48.41951-05-19236°00'N / 98°57'W2.00 Miles67 Yards003K0Dewey
48.51982-05-11334°58'N / 99°14'W35°04'N / 99°12'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Kiowa
48.62002-04-17336°06'N / 99°05'W36°09'N / 99°04'W5.00 Miles600 Yards0020K0Dewey
 Brief Description: This tornado formed in northern Dewey County, near Cestos, and moved northward, entering Woodward County at 2241 CST. In Dewey County, an old, abandoned farm house, constructed of wood, with broken windows and no doors, was leveled, about 2.5 miles east-southeast of Cestos. Huge cottonwood trees nearby were uprooted. A 15 ft long bus, with no engine, was lofted over a chain-link fence and dropped on its side about 50-75 ft away, and a 1/2 ton pickup trailer bed, detached from the front of the truck, was picked up and carried about 1/2 mile, and crumpled. Numerous severe thunderstorms were observed over western Oklahoma during the afternoon and evening of the 17th and early morning of the 18th. Four tornadoes were confirmed, and there were several reports of very large hail, even one report of softball size hail (4.5 inches in diameter). The tornadoes were at night with the largest tornado, believed to be up to one mile wide, causing a maximum of F2 damage over a 34 mile path across northwest Oklahoma. Another tornado resulted in F3 damage.
49.61967-01-25235°29'N / 99°00'W35°38'N / 98°35'W25.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Custer


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