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The chance of earthquake damage in Dickson is about the same as Oklahoma average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Dickson is lower than Oklahoma average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #114

Dickson, OK
0.25
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

Dickson, 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, #354

Dickson, OK
322.40
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 4,210 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Dickson, OK were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:3Dense Fog:7Drought:28
Dust Storm:0Flood:226Hail:2,310Heat:5Heavy Snow:40
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:31
Thunderstorm Winds:1,403Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:5Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:16
Other:108 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Dickson, 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 Dickson, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
30.31975-11-293.5N/A34.52-97.35

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 142 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Dickson, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.31959-03-25234°11'N / 97°08'W34°13'N / 97°05'W3.80 Miles50 Yards000K0Carter
7.31985-04-29234°05'N / 97°11'W34°13'N / 97°03'W11.50 Miles880 Yards012.5M0Carter
8.42003-05-08234°04'N / 96°57'W34°08'N / 96°51'W7.00 Miles300 Yards00100K0Marshall
 Brief Description: This strong F2 tornado is the final of three Oklahoma tornadoes produced by a supercell that moved across south central Oklahoma. The tornado was seen by spotters touching down approximately a mile east of the Carter-Marshall county line. The tornado then moved northeast before dissipating north of Antioch. The most significant damage was sustained in an area about three miles west of Antioch along Highway 70. A wood frame home lost its roof and two walls. Two barns also lost roofs in this area. A forty foot by one hundred foot barn south of Highway 70 was heavily damaged. Three tractors were also damaged. One of the tractors was hooked up to a hay baler and was moved 100 yards. This was the first of three tornadic events in two days for Oklahoma. The other two events occurred on the afternoon of May 8 and on May 9, 2003 (see appropriate storm data). The five tornadoes that occurred in south central Oklahoma all happened after midnight with the strongest tornadoes producing F2 damage. One large supercell produced the three strongest tornadoes of the night.
8.61976-04-19234°02'N / 97°02'W34°06'N / 97°00'W5.10 Miles60 Yards0025K0Love
10.61990-04-09234°08'N / 97°16'W34°13'N / 97°06'W11.00 Miles440 Yards04250K0Carter
11.51953-03-13333°55'N / 97°16'W34°11'N / 96°57'W25.80 Miles200 Yards21125K0Love
12.11953-03-13334°11'N / 96°57'W34°19'N / 96°39'W19.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Carter
13.12003-05-08234°03'N / 97°10'W34°02'N / 97°07'W4.00 Miles440 Yards00150K0Love
 Brief Description: This is the second Oklahoma tornado of three that was produced by a supercell that moved across south central Oklahoma. This strong F2 tornado moved southeast and then turned more easterly before dissipating within Lake Murray State Park. A double-wide mobile home was destroyed by the tornado. A brick home lost two of its walls and the roof was removed. Four other homes were also heavily damaged with roofs removed and walls damaged. Two barns were also damaged. The tornado crossed Interstate 35 near mile marker 21. A tractor trailer was blown off the interstate just south of this location. The state park sustained some tree damage on the southwest side of Lake Murray. This was the first of three tornadic events in two days for Oklahoma. The other two events occurred on the afternoon of May 8 and on May 9, 2003 (see appropriate storm data). The five tornadoes that occurred in south central Oklahoma all happened after midnight with the strongest tornadoes producing F2 damage. One large supercell produced the three strongest tornadoes of the night.
13.91985-04-29234°03'N / 97°12'W34°05'N / 97°11'W2.50 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Love
14.52009-02-10434°04'N / 97°24'W34°15'N / 97°06'W21.00 Miles880 Yards803.0M0KCarter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This long track tornado developed over far southeast Jefferson County, near the Red River, and continued northeast into Love County crossing through rural farmland north of Courtney, Rubottom and Oswalt. The tornado then crossed into Carter County, with sporadic damage noted in the sparsely populated areas in the southwest part of the county. The tornado appeared to reach its maximum width and intensity as it approached and moved through Lone Grove. The tornado destroyed or severely damaged numerous mobile homes, homes and businesses in and around Lone Grove. Numerous mobile homes were completely obliterated with few recognizable pieces left. EF4 damage was noted at two locations, one in Lone Grove and the other in the Majestic Hills area north of Ardmore. Numerous vehicles were rolled or thrown, some for considerable distances. Six of the fatalities occurred in mobile homes and one in a well-built home that sustained EF4 damage. The eighth fatality occurred when a truck driving south on Interstate 35 was hit by the tornado killing the driver. The tornado continued northeast, with major damage reported in the Majestic Hills addition and crossing Interstate-35 about a mile and a half north of the Prairie Valley Road exit. At least eight homes and a small private school were destroyed in the Majestic Hills neighborhood. It moved through rural areas of Northeast Carter County to the east of Springer. Approximately 46 people were injured, with 14 seriously injured. Eight people died in the Lone Grove area. At least 114 homes were damaged or destroyed, with at least 3500 losing power in and around Carter county. Debris from this tornado was picked up as far away as Sulphur. Monetary damage estimates were not available. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed early in the afternoon, from near the Lawton area, northeast toward the Oklahoma metro area. Thunderstorms became severe relatively quickly as they moved through Caddo and Grady counties, and began to show signs of rotation as they moved toward western Oklahoma City. One supercell thunderstorm spawned several tornadoes as it moved through western and northern Oklahoma. Sporadic damage was reported along its path, some of it significant as it moved through northern Oklahoma county and southern Logan county. Other supercells developed near the same areas of Caddo and Grady counties and moved northeast. Some locations received several rounds of very large hail through the afternoon. Later in the afternoon, a second area of thunderstorms developed over northern Texas. Several supercell thunderstorms developed and moved northeast toward the Red River. One supercell thunderstorm moved northeast over Clay county and northwest Montague county. A tornado developed as it moved into Jefferson county near the Red River. It continued northeast through western Love county and into Carter County. Significant damage was reported in and around the Lone Grove area and over the far north sides of Ardmore. There were eight fatalities in and around Lone Grove. The tornado crossed Interstate 35 and eventually crossed into southern Murray county. Wind damage was reported in Coal and Atoka counties. Minor injuries were reported with the Atoka county thunderstorms. Monetary damages were estimated.
14.61963-11-19234°24'N / 96°58'W1.00 Mile440 Yards000K0Murray
14.91964-04-03234°03'N / 96°48'W0.50 Mile123 Yards000K0Marshall
15.21977-03-02234°19'N / 97°13'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0525K0Carter
16.01979-10-30334°14'N / 97°16'W34°21'N / 97°14'W8.40 Miles530 Yards32250K0Carter
16.01971-12-14233°56'N / 97°08'W34°02'N / 97°07'W6.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0Love
16.41957-04-02234°24'N / 97°08'W2.00 Miles600 Yards12250K0Murray
16.82010-05-10334°14'N / 97°19'W34°16'N / 97°15'W5.00 Miles400 Yards000K0KCarter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: At least 4 mobile homes and 1 foundation home were destroyed by a large tornado. Other homes and outbuildings sustained minor to moderate damage. Widespread tree and power line damage was also noted along its track, and some high tension lines were downed. This tornado is labeled #E3. Monetary damages were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes affected a large part of northern, central, and southern Oklahoma. Tornadoes were most numerous across central and southern Oklahoma, with significant damage occurring over many areas. Severe thunderstorms erupted by mid afternoon across northern and western Oklahoma. Given the potent combination of ingredients in place, storms began to produce tornadoes quickly after initiation. Storm motions of 50 to 60 mph were common. During the mid afternoon hours, severe weather was confined to northern Oklahoma. It was there a long track supercell storm produced tornadoes near the Kansas border - including one rated EF3 - from near Wakita to north of Braman. The capping inversion that had delayed thunderstorm development into central Oklahoma weakened, allowing for explosive supercell development along the dry line along and west of the Interstate 35 corridor. Rapid development and intensification was common with the late afternoon storms, with storms becoming tornadic within a very short time after initiation. This round of storms would directly impact a large part of the Oklahoma City metro area at rush hour, and posed a significant threat to the area. The first tornado in this area occurred in Canadian County. During the next several hours, tornadoes were clustered around the metro area, and at times there were multiple significant damaging tornadoes occurring simultaneously. Several of the tornadoes had long tracks. Damage from the tornadoes was substantial, with numerous structures, vehicles, trees and power poles/lines significantly damaged or destroyed. One of the more intense tornadoes moved across Lake Thunderbird east of Norman destroying numerous boats. More storms developed across southwest and south central Oklahoma, and also quickly became tornadic. By 9 pm, 35 tornadoes had been reported. While the loss of three lives was tragic, the casualties could have been much higher given the storm's fast motions, their intensity, the time of day and the areas impacted. While exact monetary damage figures were not available, it is estimated that losses were in excess of $595 million. At least 450 sustained injuries, most of them minor. Unfortunately three people lost their lives. Note: The large number of injuries and tornadoes made it difficult to associate injuries with specific tornadoes. Injury numbers were included when we had confidence in the numbers. Note: The complex nature of storm evolutions and interactions made the job of classifying tornadoes difficult. This represents our best scientific assessment based on ground and aerial surveys, data from multiple radars, photographic and video evidence and anecdotal information.
16.81982-04-02333°58'N / 97°07'W0.50 Mile30 Yards002.5M0Love
17.91979-04-11234°02'N / 96°45'W0025K0Marshall
18.71954-05-24234°18'N / 96°42'W000K0Johnston
18.71983-05-13234°25'N / 97°06'W34°30'N / 96°59'W7.00 Miles200 Yards01250K0Murray
19.51983-06-28234°21'N / 96°43'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Johnston
20.61995-05-07333°50'N / 97°25'W34°12'N / 97°10'W34.00 Miles700 Yards36500K0Carter
20.81992-05-11234°00'N / 96°43'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0132.5M0Marshall
20.91964-04-03234°06'N / 96°39'W000K0Marshall
22.91958-11-17234°29'N / 97°10'W34°31'N / 97°07'W3.60 Miles300 Yards0025K0Murray
23.11959-03-31333°53'N / 96°48'W34°01'N / 96°38'W13.20 Miles600 Yards010250K0Marshall
23.31971-03-12333°58'N / 96°53'W33°54'N / 96°35'W17.80 Miles250 Yards01250K0Marshall
23.41970-06-11234°30'N / 97°10'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Murray
24.61957-04-02434°00'N / 96°39'W34°03'N / 96°35'W5.20 Miles200 Yards262.5M0Marshall
25.11953-06-05334°38'N / 97°10'W34°28'N / 96°57'W16.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Garvin
25.21964-04-03333°57'N / 96°41'W33°59'N / 96°37'W4.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marshall
26.01962-05-29234°15'N / 96°33'W0025K0Johnston
26.01959-05-26334°19'N / 97°27'W34°20'N / 97°24'W3.30 Miles60 Yards0825K0Carter
26.32010-05-10234°10'N / 97°30'W34°11'N / 97°25'W5.00 Miles400 Yards000K0KCarter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado #E2. Mobile homes were destroyed and seriously damaged and significant tree damage occurred as a tornado moved from 4 miles south-southwest of Healdton to 2 miles north-northwest of Wilson. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes affected a large part of northern, central, and southern Oklahoma. Tornadoes were most numerous across central and southern Oklahoma, with significant damage occurring over many areas. Severe thunderstorms erupted by mid afternoon across northern and western Oklahoma. Given the potent combination of ingredients in place, storms began to produce tornadoes quickly after initiation. Storm motions of 50 to 60 mph were common. During the mid afternoon hours, severe weather was confined to northern Oklahoma. It was there a long track supercell storm produced tornadoes near the Kansas border - including one rated EF3 - from near Wakita to north of Braman. The capping inversion that had delayed thunderstorm development into central Oklahoma weakened, allowing for explosive supercell development along the dry line along and west of the Interstate 35 corridor. Rapid development and intensification was common with the late afternoon storms, with storms becoming tornadic within a very short time after initiation. This round of storms would directly impact a large part of the Oklahoma City metro area at rush hour, and posed a significant threat to the area. The first tornado in this area occurred in Canadian County. During the next several hours, tornadoes were clustered around the metro area, and at times there were multiple significant damaging tornadoes occurring simultaneously. Several of the tornadoes had long tracks. Damage from the tornadoes was substantial, with numerous structures, vehicles, trees and power poles/lines significantly damaged or destroyed. One of the more intense tornadoes moved across Lake Thunderbird east of Norman destroying numerous boats. More storms developed across southwest and south central Oklahoma, and also quickly became tornadic. By 9 pm, 35 tornadoes had been reported. While the loss of three lives was tragic, the casualties could have been much higher given the storm's fast motions, their intensity, the time of day and the areas impacted. While exact monetary damage figures were not available, it is estimated that losses were in excess of $595 million. At least 450 sustained injuries, most of them minor. Unfortunately three people lost their lives. Note: The large number of injuries and tornadoes made it difficult to associate injuries with specific tornadoes. Injury numbers were included when we had confidence in the numbers. Note: The complex nature of storm evolutions and interactions made the job of classifying tornadoes difficult. This represents our best scientific assessment based on ground and aerial surveys, data from multiple radars, photographic and video evidence and anecdotal information.
26.51992-05-11234°33'N / 96°54'W34°34'N / 96°50'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Murray
26.81951-05-09234°00'N / 96°36'W34°07'N / 96°31'W9.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bryan
27.61972-04-19434°29'N / 97°21'W34°30'N / 97°17'W4.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Murray
27.71972-04-19434°30'N / 97°21'W34°33'N / 97°11'W10.10 Miles33 Yards5325K0Garvin
27.81957-07-20234°14'N / 97°29'W000K0Carter
28.01957-04-02234°33'N / 96°55'W34°38'N / 96°56'W5.70 Miles400 Yards0025K0Murray
28.41992-05-11234°34'N / 96°50'W34°35'N / 96°49'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0025K0Pontotoc
28.41977-03-02234°06'N / 97°33'W34°11'N / 97°26'W8.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Carter
28.71964-04-03333°59'N / 96°37'W34°05'N / 96°27'W11.80 Miles200 Yards01250K0Bryan
28.82001-04-11234°10'N / 96°36'W34°20'N / 96°24'W16.00 Miles500 Yards042.5M0Johnston
 Brief Description: This tornado formed over northern portions of Lake Texoma, then tracked northeastward for 16 miles before crossing into western Atoka County. About 5 miles east of Tishomingo in Johnston County, 2 injuries, both requiring hospital care, occurred when a mobile home was lofted and deposited upside-down about 40 yards from its original location. In addition, a frame home 1 mile east of Milburn was severely damaged when the roof was completely removed. Across the remainder of the damage path in Johnston County, 3 additional mobile homes were destroyed, and 21 other structures, including 1 business and 2 churches, sustained damage. Six tornadoes across southern Oklahoma and one tornado across western north Texas developed during the overnight hours of the 11th. The most notable tornado formed across Coal County in Oklahoma and resulted in one fatality and one injury as it destroyed a mobile home. In addition to damage produced by severe thunderstorms, sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph with gusts as high as 73 mph developed just ahead of the most frequent period of severe weather and persisted for several hours. In Tillman County, at 2330 CST on the 10th, a barn roof was damaged 3 miles east of Frederick. A barn roof was blown off, and a fence was downed 4 miles east of Frederick, and a house roof sustained minor damage 4 miles north of Frederick. Trees and power lines were downed in Ponca City in Kay County, while in Garfield County, minor but widespread damage, was sustained to trees, power poles, and numerous other structures.
29.11951-05-09234°07'N / 96°31'W34°11'N / 96°28'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0125K0Johnston
29.31960-05-05234°38'N / 97°10'W34°34'N / 97°06'W5.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Garvin
29.51979-10-21234°37'N / 96°58'W1.00 Mile60 Yards0025K0Murray
30.02009-02-10233°57'N / 97°33'W34°04'N / 97°24'W12.00 Miles300 Yards000K0KLove
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The thunderstorm that produced this tornado began near Breckenridge and Graham, TX. The storm moved northeast. A long-track tornado developed over far southeast Jefferson County, near the Red River. The tornado continued northeast into Love County crossing through rural farmland north of Courtney, Rubottom and Oswalt. Sporadic structural damage was noted in both Jefferson and Love counties, with tree damage also seen. The tornado then crossed into Carter County, where it did its most significant damage in and around the Lone Grove area. The tornado continued northeast, with major damage reported in the Majestic Hills addition and crossing Interstate-35 about a mile and a half north of the Prairie Valley Road exit. At least eight homes and a small private school were destroyed in the Majestic Hills neighborhood. It moved through rural areas of Northeast Carter County to the east of Springer. Approximately 46 people were injured, with 14 seriously injured. Eight people died in the Lone Grove area. At least 114 homes were damaged or destroyed, with at least 3500 losing power in and around Carter county. Debris from this tornado was carried as far away as Sulphur. Monetary damages were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed early in the afternoon, from near the Lawton area, northeast toward the Oklahoma metro area. Thunderstorms became severe relatively quickly as they moved through Caddo and Grady counties, and began to show signs of rotation as they moved toward western Oklahoma City. One supercell thunderstorm spawned several tornadoes as it moved through western and northern Oklahoma. Sporadic damage was reported along its path, some of it significant as it moved through northern Oklahoma county and southern Logan county. Other supercells developed near the same areas of Caddo and Grady counties and moved northeast. Some locations received several rounds of very large hail through the afternoon. Later in the afternoon, a second area of thunderstorms developed over northern Texas. Several supercell thunderstorms developed and moved northeast toward the Red River. One supercell thunderstorm moved northeast over Clay county and northwest Montague county. A tornado developed as it moved into Jefferson county near the Red River. It continued northeast through western Love county and into Carter County. Significant damage was reported in and around the Lone Grove area and over the far north sides of Ardmore. There were eight fatalities in and around Lone Grove. The tornado crossed Interstate 35 and eventually crossed into southern Murray county. Wind damage was reported in Coal and Atoka counties. Minor injuries were reported with the Atoka county thunderstorms. Monetary damages were estimated.
30.51976-04-19233°52'N / 97°26'W33°56'N / 97°22'W6.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Love
30.61972-04-19434°25'N / 97°31'W34°29'N / 97°21'W10.50 Miles33 Yards000K0Carter
31.31966-04-27434°19'N / 96°32'W34°17'N / 96°24'W7.90 Miles300 Yards02250K0Johnston
31.41959-07-13233°48'N / 96°43'W1.00 Mile13 Yards003K0Grayson
31.61973-03-10333°46'N / 96°51'W33°46'N / 96°44'W6.80 Miles100 Yards030K0Grayson
32.21984-05-02234°38'N / 96°56'W34°40'N / 96°52'W4.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Garvin
32.91984-05-02234°39'N / 97°09'W2.50 Miles77 Yards00250K0Garvin
33.01966-05-23233°43'N / 96°55'W33°43'N / 96°55'W0025K0Dallas
33.11990-03-13334°31'N / 97°26'W34°31'N / 97°25'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Garvin
33.21974-10-30233°43'N / 96°54'W0025K0Grayson
33.61957-04-02234°38'N / 96°56'W34°43'N / 96°57'W5.90 Miles400 Yards0125K0Garvin
33.61981-05-23334°05'N / 96°30'W33°59'N / 96°23'W9.70 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Bryan
33.61957-05-25234°16'N / 96°25'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Johnston
33.81972-04-19434°23'N / 97°33'W34°25'N / 97°31'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0325K0Carter
33.92010-05-10234°15'N / 96°25'W34°14'N / 96°24'W2.00 Miles400 Yards002.6M0KJohnston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado is labeled #N2. The tornado developed about a mile south-southeast of Coleman and moved southeast another mile, eventually traveling just into Atoka county. Several buildings, including a home, sustained major damage. Four other homes sustained at least partial damage. The U Cross Arena and Pavilion was heavily damaged, with part of the roof moved removed, steal beams on the outside of the building knocked down, and a section of the building completely destroyed. The tornado continued across the Atoka county border. This tornado moved into Atoka County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes affected a large part of northern, central, and southern Oklahoma. Tornadoes were most numerous across central and southern Oklahoma, with significant damage occurring over many areas. Severe thunderstorms erupted by mid afternoon across northern and western Oklahoma. Given the potent combination of ingredients in place, storms began to produce tornadoes quickly after initiation. Storm motions of 50 to 60 mph were common. During the mid afternoon hours, severe weather was confined to northern Oklahoma. It was there a long track supercell storm produced tornadoes near the Kansas border - including one rated EF3 - from near Wakita to north of Braman. The capping inversion that had delayed thunderstorm development into central Oklahoma weakened, allowing for explosive supercell development along the dry line along and west of the Interstate 35 corridor. Rapid development and intensification was common with the late afternoon storms, with storms becoming tornadic within a very short time after initiation. This round of storms would directly impact a large part of the Oklahoma City metro area at rush hour, and posed a significant threat to the area. The first tornado in this area occurred in Canadian County. During the next several hours, tornadoes were clustered around the metro area, and at times there were multiple significant damaging tornadoes occurring simultaneously. Several of the tornadoes had long tracks. Damage from the tornadoes was substantial, with numerous structures, vehicles, trees and power poles/lines significantly damaged or destroyed. One of the more intense tornadoes moved across Lake Thunderbird east of Norman destroying numerous boats. More storms developed across southwest and south central Oklahoma, and also quickly became tornadic. By 9 pm, 35 tornadoes had been reported. While the loss of three lives was tragic, the casualties could have been much higher given the storm's fast motions, their intensity, the time of day and the areas impacted. While exact monetary damage figures were not available, it is estimated that losses were in excess of $595 million. At least 450 sustained injuries, most of them minor. Unfortunately three people lost their lives. Note: The large number of injuries and tornadoes made it difficult to associate injuries with specific tornadoes. Injury numbers were included when we had confidence in the numbers. Note: The complex nature of storm evolutions and interactions made the job of classifying tornadoes difficult. This represents our best scientific assessment based on ground and aerial surveys, data from multiple radars, photographic and video evidence and anecdotal information.
34.01971-03-12333°54'N / 96°35'W33°51'N / 96°30'W6.20 Miles250 Yards03250K0Bryan
34.11959-03-31333°42'N / 97°08'W33°42'N / 97°01'W6.80 Miles1760 Yards0162.5M0Cooke
34.11990-03-13334°23'N / 97°35'W34°31'N / 97°26'W5.00 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Carter
34.41965-08-06233°46'N / 96°41'W0.50 Mile17 Yards003K0Grayson
34.51979-04-10334°21'N / 97°36'W34°30'N / 97°28'W12.80 Miles170 Yards00250K0Carter
35.01971-04-22234°37'N / 96°40'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00250K0Pontotoc
35.11957-05-24234°37'N / 97°11'W34°45'N / 97°07'W10.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Garvin
35.61966-04-27434°17'N / 96°24'W34°16'N / 96°22'W2.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Atoka
35.81953-06-05234°40'N / 96°45'W0025K0Pontotoc
35.82003-05-08234°10'N / 97°40'W34°09'N / 97°35'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0070K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: This nighttime tornado is the first of three Oklahoma tornadoes produced by a large supercell that moved across south central Oklahoma. The tornado moved east-southeast for six miles before dissipating. Several homes lost all or part of their roofs with several other homes receiving shingle damage. Four barns were damaged or destroyed. One pole barn had the poles, that were buried three feet deep, pulled out of the ground. A cinder block building also collapsed. Many trees and power lines were downed or damaged by the tornado. Two of the trees were over 100 years old. Three horses were also injured by the tornado. This was the first of three tornadic events in two days for Oklahoma. The other two events occurred on the afternoon of May 8 and on May 9, 2003 (see appropriate storm data). The five tornadoes that occurred in south central Oklahoma all happened after midnight with the strongest tornadoes producing F2 damage. One large supercell produced the three strongest tornadoes of the night.
35.91990-03-13234°30'N / 97°27'W34°49'N / 97°06'W28.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Garvin
36.51980-04-02234°03'N / 96°23'W4.00 Miles60 Yards0025K0Bryan
37.01960-01-14234°42'N / 96°48'W003K0Pontotoc
37.11957-04-02433°56'N / 96°26'W34°02'N / 96°22'W7.90 Miles200 Yards33250K0Bryan
37.11957-04-18333°42'N / 96°44'W1.00 Mile17 Yards003K0Grayson
37.51970-06-11234°36'N / 96°34'W2.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Pontotoc
37.61991-03-21234°01'N / 96°24'W34°04'N / 96°20'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Bryan
37.91975-11-19234°42'N / 96°45'W2.50 Miles50 Yards003K0Pontotoc
38.31954-09-20234°00'N / 96°23'W34°03'N / 96°20'W4.50 Miles33 Yards013K0Bryan
38.42001-04-11234°34'N / 96°34'W34°37'N / 96°30'W5.50 Miles400 Yards0045K0Pontotoc
 Brief Description: This tornado formed 2.5 miles southwest of Jesse in Pontotoc County and tracked northeastward for 15 miles, crossed through northwest Coal County, then re-entered eastern Pontotoc County before dissipating. A mobile home and barn were destroyed, and power poles were downed 1.5 miles west of Jesse. The mobile home was picked up, thrown northward over a fence and completely broken apart with contents spread over a half-mile area. About 1 mile northwest of Jesse, a barn was destroyed; oil storage tanks were overturned and smashed; an oil pumping unit was overturned and torn apart; power poles were downed, and fences were blown over. Six tornadoes across southern Oklahoma and one tornado across western north Texas developed during the overnight hours of the 11th. The most notable tornado formed across Coal County in Oklahoma and resulted in one fatality and one injury as it destroyed a mobile home. In addition to damage produced by severe thunderstorms, sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph with gusts as high as 73 mph developed just ahead of the most frequent period of severe weather and persisted for several hours. In Tillman County, at 2330 CST on the 10th, a barn roof was damaged 3 miles east of Frederick. A barn roof was blown off, and a fence was downed 4 miles east of Frederick, and a house roof sustained minor damage 4 miles north of Frederick. Trees and power lines were downed in Ponca City in Kay County, while in Garfield County, minor but widespread damage, was sustained to trees, power poles, and numerous other structures.
38.91990-03-13334°17'N / 97°44'W34°23'N / 97°35'W15.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Stephens
39.01992-05-11234°37'N / 96°38'W34°41'N / 96°34'W5.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Pontotoc
39.11955-03-31233°38'N / 97°10'W33°39'N / 97°10'W1.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cooke
39.21969-06-14233°54'N / 96°29'W33°59'N / 96°17'W12.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bryan
39.21974-10-28233°39'N / 97°12'W33°38'N / 97°09'W3.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cooke
39.41974-10-30233°38'N / 97°09'W0.50 Mile40 Yards01250K0Cooke
39.41994-04-26233°32'N / 97°16'W33°44'N / 97°02'W16.00 Miles200 Yards0850.0M0Cooke
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down approximately eight miles southwest of Gainesville, then moved northeast through the western and northern parts of Gainesville, then east-northeast to near Callisburg before lifting. The tornado moved through at least one house subdivision and two mobile home parks. Seventy homes were damaged, 15 mobile homes destroyed, and 52 mobile homes were damaged. Severe damage was done to a multi-story apartment complex, and 14 businesses were damaged. Several cars and trucks were flipped over as the tornado crossed Interstate 35. Near Callisburg, the Callisburg High School was damaged, a mobile home was unroofed, a house was destroyed, and trees were blown down across county roads. Total damage was estimated at over 7 million dollars. Muenster,26,1445CST,,,0,0,0,0,Hail (1.75) 2 W Gainesville,26,1450CST,1,100,0,0,5,0,Tornado (F0) A tornado touched down between Lindsay and Gainesville just south of Highway 82, crossing Highway 82 just south of the Municipal Airport before lifting. There were numerous reports of trees and power lines downed across city streets, and damage was done to two barns and a truck.
39.51972-04-20233°56'N / 96°23'W34°03'N / 96°19'W8.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Bryan
39.81961-03-05234°44'N / 97°14'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Garvin
40.01954-09-07234°37'N / 96°35'W34°40'N / 96°32'W4.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Pontotoc
40.41981-03-17233°45'N / 96°32'W1.00 Mile73 Yards01250K0Grayson
40.81959-05-09434°37'N / 96°35'W34°41'N / 96°31'W6.20 Miles900 Yards712250K0Pontotoc
41.11974-05-25233°54'N / 96°23'W34°00'N / 96°18'W8.50 Miles1500 Yards0025K0Bryan
41.11955-04-06333°34'N / 97°13'W33°38'N / 96°58'W15.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cooke
41.22008-12-08233°42'N / 96°36'W33°43'N / 96°33'W4.00 Miles125 Yards03750K0KGrayson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: According to a damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, a lower EF-2 tornado affected areas of south and southwest Denison. Trees and power lines were downed. Dozens of homes, storage shelters, and businesses were damaged. About 500 homes in the area were without power. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A dry line moved across north Texas as an upper level trough moved through the Desert Southwest. A line of thunderstorms developed and became severe as the night wore on. Two tornadoes and several downbursts caused significant damage across Grayson County. Strong winds followed behind a cold front and caused damage to power lines.
41.51976-04-19333°45'N / 97°35'W33°54'N / 97°34'W10.40 Miles373 Yards02250K0Montague
41.71970-06-23233°45'N / 96°30'W0.10 Mile67 Yards003K0Grayson
42.01955-04-06233°34'N / 96°54'W33°37'N / 96°50'W5.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Grayson
42.21961-02-17334°48'N / 96°57'W2.00 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Garvin
42.41973-04-19234°42'N / 97°18'W34°52'N / 97°05'W16.80 Miles250 Yards022.5M0Garvin
42.81990-03-13334°16'N / 97°45'W34°17'N / 97°44'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Jefferson
42.91970-04-18234°44'N / 96°44'W34°48'N / 96°42'W5.20 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pontotoc
43.62001-04-11234°38'N / 96°30'W34°40'N / 96°27'W4.50 Miles400 Yards00400K0Coal
 Brief Description: This tornado formed in Pontotoc County and crossed into Coal County at approximately 0349 CST, then re-entered Pontotoc County at approximately 0356 CST. Nineteen power transmission towers, 3 for major trunk power lines, were downed across this area. Six tornadoes across southern Oklahoma and one tornado across western north Texas developed during the overnight hours of the 11th. The most notable tornado formed across Coal County in Oklahoma and resulted in one fatality and one injury as it destroyed a mobile home. In addition to damage produced by severe thunderstorms, sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph with gusts as high as 73 mph developed just ahead of the most frequent period of severe weather and persisted for several hours. In Tillman County, at 2330 CST on the 10th, a barn roof was damaged 3 miles east of Frederick. A barn roof was blown off, and a fence was downed 4 miles east of Frederick, and a house roof sustained minor damage 4 miles north of Frederick. Trees and power lines were downed in Ponca City in Kay County, while in Garfield County, minor but widespread damage, was sustained to trees, power poles, and numerous other structures.
43.71973-04-19234°30'N / 97°40'W2.00 Miles83 Yards0425K0Stephens
43.91952-04-03233°36'N / 96°42'W33°38'N / 96°38'W4.90 Miles200 Yards0125K0Grayson
44.21977-05-19234°47'N / 97°15'W34°49'N / 97°13'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0125K0Garvin
44.31965-04-14333°52'N / 97°40'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0Montague
44.71957-04-02233°56'N / 97°43'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Montague
44.91971-03-12333°51'N / 96°30'W33°48'N / 96°12'W17.60 Miles250 Yards00250K0Bryan
45.11963-03-18234°38'N / 96°25'W003K0Coal
45.21960-05-20233°38'N / 96°35'W33°39'N / 96°33'W2.70 Miles67 Yards00250K0Grayson
45.41962-07-20234°46'N / 96°37'W000K0Pontotoc
45.41958-11-17234°48'N / 96°57'W34°53'N / 96°50'W8.80 Miles500 Yards000K0Garvin
46.01995-05-07333°31'N / 97°32'W33°48'N / 97°26'W19.00 Miles880 Yards1112.0M0Montague
 Brief Description: Tornado number two was a large tornado with a path one-half mile wide and 19 miles long. The storm ripped through Montague County, killing a 97 year-old man near Forestburg and injuring 11 other people. At least 30 houses and two mobile homes were destroyed, numerous barns and other outbuildings were destroyed, telephone and power lines were downed across the eastern half of the county, and an undetermined number of cattle and dairy cows were killed or injured. (M97O)
46.21974-05-14333°32'N / 96°51'W2.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Grayson
46.21971-12-14233°37'N / 96°35'W0.60 Mile20 Yards01250K0Grayson
46.51991-03-21334°46'N / 96°47'W34°52'N / 96°37'W11.00 Miles350 Yards022.5M0Pontotoc
46.51997-05-25233°37'N / 97°26'W33°36'N / 97°23'W1.00 Mile75 Yards00100K0Cooke
 Brief Description: A tornado blew over a 1500 lb pumpjack, snapped 25 power poles, destroyed several barns, damaged roofs, and damaged or destroyed numerous trees.
46.81977-03-02334°29'N / 97°46'W34°30'N / 97°42'W4.30 Miles200 Yards01250K0Stephens
47.21953-04-14234°22'N / 96°12'W0.30 Mile23 Yards003K0Atoka
47.31954-07-23234°36'N / 96°20'W0.30 Mile440 Yards000K0Coal
47.42001-04-11234°40'N / 96°28'W34°44'N / 96°25'W4.50 Miles400 Yards0070K0Pontotoc
 Brief Description: This is the 3rd and final segment to the tornado which formed in Pontotoc County at 0340 CST, moved through Coal County, then re-entered Pontotoc County at 0356 CST. Several additional power transmission towers were downed across this area, along with substantial damage to a power substation about 1 mile southwest of Lula. Six tornadoes across southern Oklahoma and one tornado across western north Texas developed during the overnight hours of the 11th. The most notable tornado formed across Coal County in Oklahoma and resulted in one fatality and one injury as it destroyed a mobile home. In addition to damage produced by severe thunderstorms, sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph with gusts as high as 73 mph developed just ahead of the most frequent period of severe weather and persisted for several hours. In Tillman County, at 2330 CST on the 10th, a barn roof was damaged 3 miles east of Frederick. A barn roof was blown off, and a fence was downed 4 miles east of Frederick, and a house roof sustained minor damage 4 miles north of Frederick. Trees and power lines were downed in Ponca City in Kay County, while in Garfield County, minor but widespread damage, was sustained to trees, power poles, and numerous other structures.
47.51961-06-07233°31'N / 97°10'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Cooke
47.61964-08-26234°49'N / 97°21'W0.10 Mile33 Yards003K0Garvin
47.71992-05-11334°39'N / 96°26'W34°40'N / 96°20'W12.00 Miles150 Yards01250K0Coal
47.71968-04-19233°30'N / 97°03'W1.50 Miles23 Yards0025K0Cooke
48.11961-02-17334°49'N / 96°55'W34°56'N / 96°46'W12.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Pontotoc
48.21976-04-19234°09'N / 97°52'W34°11'N / 97°49'W3.80 Miles440 Yards0025K0Jefferson
48.31968-03-30233°30'N / 97°10'W33°30'N / 97°06'W3.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Cooke
48.31982-03-15334°48'N / 96°42'W34°51'N / 96°35'W6.00 Miles60 Yards1362.5M0Pontotoc
48.61973-04-20334°47'N / 96°41'W34°53'N / 96°37'W7.90 Miles100 Yards0212.5M0Pontotoc
48.71956-04-28234°10'N / 97°51'W000K0Jefferson
48.81955-04-06333°38'N / 96°36'W33°36'N / 96°24'W11.90 Miles67 Yards1272.5M0Grayson
49.31960-05-05334°46'N / 97°30'W34°50'N / 97°24'W7.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Garvin
49.61981-05-13234°29'N / 96°13'W34°26'N / 96°10'W4.50 Miles100 Yards003K0Coal
49.71968-04-19234°50'N / 96°40'W34°52'N / 96°38'W3.30 Miles27 Yards0225K0Pontotoc
49.81964-08-26233°47'N / 97°43'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Montague
49.91992-05-11233°54'N / 96°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Bryan


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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