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

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #51

Latimer County
0.04
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

Latimer County
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, #64

Latimer County
217.50
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 16,556 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Latimer County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:6Cold:12Dense Fog:12Drought:38
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,272Hail:8,281Heat:42Heavy Snow:63
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:43Landslide:0Strong Wind:73
Thunderstorm Winds:6,224Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:17Winter Storm:76Winter Weather:70
Other:325 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Latimer County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Latimer County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Latimer County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 83 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Latimer County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.41975-12-05234°53'N / 95°20'W34°55'N / 95°19'W2.30 Miles350 Yards032.5M0Latimer
8.21960-05-05434°53'N / 95°18'W34°38'N / 95°18'W17.20 Miles200 Yards131002.5M0Latimer
9.11992-05-11234°41'N / 95°27'W34°49'N / 95°12'W16.00 Miles400 Yards01250K0Latimer
11.21960-05-05434°58'N / 95°18'W35°04'N / 95°03'W15.70 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Latimer
12.61957-04-02234°51'N / 95°34'W34°58'N / 95°25'W11.70 Miles440 Yards0025K0Pittsburg
12.62008-05-10234°45'N / 95°30'W34°42'N / 95°18'W11.00 Miles580 Yards041.0M0KLatimer
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado continued from Pittsburg County. As it moved into Latimer County, the tornado destroyed a double-wide mobile home, severely damaged another home and barn, and rolled an F350 pickup truck about 50 yards. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted as the tornado approached Yanush. In Yanush, about 50 homes were damaged, eight of those were destroyed along with one business. Numerous sheds, barns, and outbuildings were destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Elevated severe thunderstorms containing large hail developed north of a warm front that was moving slowly northward across eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas during the morning and early afternoon of the 10th. Another round of severe thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon as a dry line approached the area from the west. Extreme instability and strong vertical wind shear resulted in the development of long-lived supercell thunderstorms that moved across eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Several of these supercells became tornadic and a few produced long-lived damaging tornadoes. One such supercell developed and moved along the Oklahoma-Kansas border and then into southwestern Missouri. This storm produced a tornado in northeastern Craig County OK that remained on the ground for 29 miles in Oklahoma, continued for about 31 miles in Newton County MO, and finally dissipated about 15 miles into Barry County MO. It produced EF-4 damage in several locations, including Picher, a small town in north-central Ottawa County OK. Twenty-one fatalities, over 350 injuries, and an estimated $60 million in property damage resulted from this tornado in Oklahoma and Missouri. Six of the fatalities and about 150 injuries occurred in Picher OK. Other strong tornadoes developed and moved across portions of Pittsburg and Latimer Counties. A EF-2 tornado was on the ground for about eight miles west of McAlester, damaging numerous homes in its path. Another EF-2 tornado developed southwest of Hartshorne in Pittsburg County and moved 19 miles before dissipating just east of Yanush in Latimer County. Four injuries resulted from that tornado and numerous homes were severely damaged or destroyed.
13.01957-04-02234°50'N / 95°06'W35°03'N / 95°01'W15.70 Miles880 Yards0025K0Latimer
13.11976-03-26434°46'N / 95°05'W34°47'N / 95°04'W1.90 Miles440 Yards00250K0Latimer
14.51998-06-08235°05'N / 95°14'W35°05'N / 95°14'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0060K0Haskell
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado destroyed one single family dwelling, while another single family dwelling received major damage. Summary of events for the evening of June 8 and the early morning of June 9 1998: A classic southern plains severe weather event shaped up on the afternoon and evening of June 8 as a number of isolated severe thunderstorms developed over central Oklahoma to the east of a dryline. The first severe thunderstorm to affect eastern Oklahoma scraped the northwestern part of Osage County, causing a report of a severe thunderstorm gust. This storm quickly died as it entered Kansas. A second more serious severe thunderstorm formed west of Oklahoma City and tracked all the way to the Arkansas state line south of Fort Smith, traversing Pittsburg, Haskell, and Le Flore Counties. This storm travelled east along an instability axis and a warm front. From a radar perspective, this storm was impressive in that it kept a classic, well-defined hook on its entire journey across southeast Oklahoma. From a human perspective, this storm was impressive in that it produced ten tornadoes in southeast Oklahoma, hail as large as golfballs, damaging thunderstorm winds, and torrential flooding rains. A third cluster of severe thunderstorms developed over Creek County and moved east across Okmulgee, Muskogee, Cherokee, and Adair Counties before weakening as it entered Arkansas. These storms slowed their movement across Muskogee County and regeneration along the southwest flank of the storms caused torrential rainfalls that dumped nearly three inches of rain in northern Muskogee, southern Cherokee, southern Adair, and northern Sequoyah Counties. In addition to flooding rains, these storms produced hail as large as nickels and damaging thunderstorm winds.
15.31956-03-27234°45'N / 95°03'W1.00 Mile500 Yards00250K0Le Flore
15.41976-03-26434°47'N / 95°04'W34°52'N / 94°57'W8.80 Miles440 Yards14250K0Le Flore
16.71962-05-28234°39'N / 95°06'W34°46'N / 95°01'W9.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
17.41983-11-22334°39'N / 95°07'W34°41'N / 95°05'W3.00 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Pushmataha
17.72008-05-10234°46'N / 95°36'W34°45'N / 95°30'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00200K0KPittsburg
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed mobile homes, severely damaged permanent homes, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, destroyed barns and outbuildings, and blew down power poles and power lines. This tornado continued into Latimer County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Elevated severe thunderstorms containing large hail developed north of a warm front that was moving slowly northward across eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas during the morning and early afternoon of the 10th. Another round of severe thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon as a dry line approached the area from the west. Extreme instability and strong vertical wind shear resulted in the development of long-lived supercell thunderstorms that moved across eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Several of these supercells became tornadic and a few produced long-lived damaging tornadoes. One such supercell developed and moved along the Oklahoma-Kansas border and then into southwestern Missouri. This storm produced a tornado in northeastern Craig County OK that remained on the ground for 29 miles in Oklahoma, continued for about 31 miles in Newton County MO, and finally dissipated about 15 miles into Barry County MO. It produced EF-4 damage in several locations, including Picher, a small town in north-central Ottawa County OK. Twenty-one fatalities, over 350 injuries, and an estimated $60 million in property damage resulted from this tornado in Oklahoma and Missouri. Six of the fatalities and about 150 injuries occurred in Picher OK. Other strong tornadoes developed and moved across portions of Pittsburg and Latimer Counties. A EF-2 tornado was on the ground for about eight miles west of McAlester, damaging numerous homes in its path. Another EF-2 tornado developed southwest of Hartshorne in Pittsburg County and moved 19 miles before dissipating just east of Yanush in Latimer County. Four injuries resulted from that tornado and numerous homes were severely damaged or destroyed.
19.31970-06-11234°36'N / 95°20'W00250K0Pushmataha
22.21957-04-02235°03'N / 95°01'W35°09'N / 94°58'W7.60 Miles880 Yards0225K0Haskell
23.91964-04-03234°53'N / 94°51'W003K0Le Flore
24.51961-05-05434°44'N / 95°02'W34°57'N / 94°39'W26.40 Miles400 Yards1658250K0Le Flore
24.91971-12-14235°11'N / 95°30'W0.10 Mile77 Yards00250K0Pittsburg
25.01954-05-01234°53'N / 95°52'W35°13'N / 95°27'W32.90 Miles33 Yards0625K0Pittsburg
27.11957-01-22235°15'N / 95°18'W35°17'N / 95°12'W6.10 Miles50 Yards003K0Haskell
27.11950-03-27234°51'N / 95°45'W0.10 Mile77 Yards003K0Pittsburg
27.31951-07-15234°48'N / 94°48'W000K0Kingfisher
27.81960-05-05234°55'N / 95°47'W34°57'N / 95°44'W4.10 Miles500 Yards0025K0Pittsburg
28.21983-11-22234°28'N / 95°16'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Pushmataha
29.71970-06-11235°15'N / 95°30'W35°18'N / 95°26'W5.20 Miles440 Yards1142.5M0Pittsburg
29.71974-05-14234°50'N / 94°45'W1.00 Mile77 Yards0025K0Le Flore
30.31960-05-05435°04'N / 95°03'W35°23'N / 94°51'W24.60 Miles200 Yards362.5M0Haskell
31.01992-05-11234°32'N / 95°38'W34°34'N / 95°40'W11.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
31.41954-05-01235°13'N / 95°37'W35°16'N / 95°35'W4.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mcintosh
32.02008-05-10234°34'N / 95°42'W34°33'N / 95°40'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0075K0KAtoka
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado continued into Pushmataha county before lifting 2.75 miles WSW of Adel. In Atoka County, three houses were damaged. The roof was removed and some of the exterior walls on one well-built home were collapsed. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped above the ground. Monetary damage were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful storm system strengthened over the central Plains during the day on Saturday, drawing rich gulf moisture north into eastern Oklahoma. A surface low pressure developed with a trailing cold front that moved quickly through western Oklahoma, and a dry line extending to the east of the cold front. Isolated severe thunderstorms developed near Hughes county early in the afternoon, with large hail reported in a few locations. Later in the afternoon, supercells over eastern Oklahoma expanded southwest. One supercell developed over far eastern Atoka county, producing a tornado near Daisy and large hail. Damage was reported with the tornado, but there were no injuries. Monetary damages were estimated.
32.81973-05-26234°57'N / 94°42'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Le Flore
33.21992-05-11234°32'N / 95°44'W34°32'N / 95°38'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Atoka
33.21983-07-30235°20'N / 95°27'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Mcintosh
33.21960-05-05235°17'N / 95°35'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0Mcintosh
33.81955-02-28235°00'N / 95°51'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pittsburg
33.91954-05-25235°22'N / 95°16'W003K0Muskogee
34.51960-05-05235°18'N / 95°30'W35°25'N / 95°21'W11.70 Miles200 Yards26250K0Mcintosh
34.51992-05-11434°45'N / 95°57'W34°47'N / 95°47'W10.00 Miles400 Yards03250K0Pittsburg
35.81968-04-19234°58'N / 94°39'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Le Flore
36.41957-05-20335°21'N / 95°05'W35°23'N / 95°00'W5.20 Miles200 Yards013K0Mayes
37.32000-03-26234°51'N / 94°38'W34°49'N / 94°36'W4.00 Miles300 Yards001.2M0Le Flore
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1.5 miles northwest of Hodgen and moved southeast passing near the town of Hodgen before lifting 2 miles southeast of Hodgen. Three mobile homes were destroyed and as many as eight others were damaged. In addition, two broiler houses were destroyed, killing all the chickens inside. A few other agriculture structures were damaged and a few power lines were blown down.
37.52008-05-10234°54'N / 96°01'W34°55'N / 95°51'W8.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0KPittsburg
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado severely damaged homes, snapped and uprooted numerous trees, and blew down power poles and power lines. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Elevated severe thunderstorms containing large hail developed north of a warm front that was moving slowly northward across eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas during the morning and early afternoon of the 10th. Another round of severe thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon as a dry line approached the area from the west. Extreme instability and strong vertical wind shear resulted in the development of long-lived supercell thunderstorms that moved across eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Several of these supercells became tornadic and a few produced long-lived damaging tornadoes. One such supercell developed and moved along the Oklahoma-Kansas border and then into southwestern Missouri. This storm produced a tornado in northeastern Craig County OK that remained on the ground for 29 miles in Oklahoma, continued for about 31 miles in Newton County MO, and finally dissipated about 15 miles into Barry County MO. It produced EF-4 damage in several locations, including Picher, a small town in north-central Ottawa County OK. Twenty-one fatalities, over 350 injuries, and an estimated $60 million in property damage resulted from this tornado in Oklahoma and Missouri. Six of the fatalities and about 150 injuries occurred in Picher OK. Other strong tornadoes developed and moved across portions of Pittsburg and Latimer Counties. A EF-2 tornado was on the ground for about eight miles west of McAlester, damaging numerous homes in its path. Another EF-2 tornado developed southwest of Hartshorne in Pittsburg County and moved 19 miles before dissipating just east of Yanush in Latimer County. Four injuries resulted from that tornado and numerous homes were severely damaged or destroyed.
38.11997-05-26335°10'N / 95°53'W35°09'N / 95°49'W5.00 Miles440 Yards01100K0Pittsburg
38.51966-04-27334°53'N / 96°00'W34°58'N / 95°54'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Pittsburg
38.81999-06-01335°26'N / 95°31'W35°23'N / 95°28'W4.50 Miles350 Yards00700K0Mcintosh
 Brief Description: The F3 tornado described here was the second of two tornadoes to touch down in the Checotah area on the evening of June 1. Both tornadoes were spawned from the same parent thunderstorm. Even though this tornado had a stronger F-rating than the first, it caused less widespread damage since it travelled through a less densely populated area. The second tornado touched down on the southeast side of Checotah near I-40 and Grapevine Road at 650 PM CDT. The tornado travelled southeast for 4.5 miles and then lifted at 706 PM CDT. Damage assessments in Checotah combined the effects of the first and second tornadoes. For details of the damage assessment, see the third paragraph of the narrative for the Tornado entry immediately preceding this entry. This tornado, the second of the two, was rated an F3 based based on the near-complete destruction of a farm house 3 to 4 miles southeast of Checotah. Summary of events for the afternoon and evening of June 1 1999: A cold front moving in from the northwest moved into an extremely unstable air mass on the afternoon of June 1. Along the front, an isolated supercell thunderstorm developed around the Pryor/Locust Grove area and then moved in a slow and unusual south-southwest direction. This storm produced very large hail in addition to several strong tornadoes. This storm also produced eastern Oklahoma's first killer tornado in at least half of a decade.
39.11999-06-01235°25'N / 95°32'W35°23'N / 95°32'W2.00 Miles75 Yards0040K0Mcintosh
 Brief Description: Spotters reported a tornado touchdown in open rangeland, moving due south for about 2 miles. Along the way, this tornado killed 28 head of cattle when they were hurled into a fence line. This tornado also caused minor damage to a home near Onapa. Summary of events for the afternoon and evening of June 1 1999: A cold front moving in from the northwest moved into an extremely unstable air mass on the afternoon of June 1. Along the front, an isolated supercell thunderstorm developed around the Pryor/Locust Grove area and then moved in a slow and unusual south-southwest direction. This storm produced very large hail in addition to several strong tornadoes. This storm also produced eastern Oklahoma's first killer tornado in at least half of a decade.
39.51961-03-26335°16'N / 95°43'W35°30'N / 95°28'W21.40 Miles200 Yards0125K0Mcintosh
40.01960-05-05335°11'N / 94°47'W35°21'N / 94°43'W12.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Le Flore
40.32000-04-23234°18'N / 95°22'W34°17'N / 95°13'W9.00 Miles175 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado touched down west of Cloudy and traveled just south of Cloudy through rural areas of Pushmataha county before lifting 9 miles later east southeast of Cloudy. Only tree damage was observered.
41.72000-04-23234°20'N / 95°39'W34°19'N / 95°30'W9.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pushmataha
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado touched down northeast of Moyers and traveled 9 miles east southeast before lifting 1 mile south of Finley. A mobile home and several outbuilding were destroyed. Some roof damage was reported to several buildings.
42.11961-05-05234°24'N / 94°48'W34°30'N / 94°41'W9.50 Miles400 Yards000K0Mccurtain
42.31983-05-14234°56'N / 96°01'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Pittsburg
42.51982-05-28234°31'N / 94°42'W34°33'N / 94°36'W5.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Le Flore
42.71953-03-13235°00'N / 94°32'W003K0Le Flore
43.21959-03-25235°30'N / 95°15'W000K0Muskogee
43.61999-03-08235°26'N / 95°43'W35°26'N / 95°33'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00910K0Mcintosh
 Brief Description: The same parent storm which produced a tornado near Burney and Tiger Mountain produced another tornado which touched down near Pierce. At Pierce, the tornado removed roofs from quite a few homes. In Pierce, the tornado also damaged vehicles and boats. Further east, the tornado crossed Interstate 40 near Fountainhead Road (OK Hwy 150). As it crossed the interstate, four 18-wheelers were knocked over, but the drivers escaped injury. After crossing the interstate, the tornado travelled through the Sycamore Bay development, damaging ten to twelve homes. The damage included cracked ceilings, a destroyed garage, and shingles ripped off to the bare wood. One home was moved 30 feet from its foundation, and it took the roof off of another. The tornado then crossed Lake Eufaula as a waterspout, destroying five boats and several docks at Emerald Bay. Once the tornado came back onshore, it hit Lotawatah Road, where it moved a double-wide mobile home from its foundation. Another home lost its roof, and outbuildings were destroyed. A trucking company was hit, destroying five 60-foot trailers and damaging others. The tornado then crossed Humphrey Road at a racing stable, destroying six of their structures and six corrals. When the tornado reached US Hwy 266, part of a home's roof collapsed, and a horse trailer was thrown on top of a barn, which then collapsed. Along its entire path, numerous power poles were snapped off at the base. Spotters reported seeing two or three simultaneous tornadoes at times. Fortunately, the tornado lifted just before entering Checotah. Summary of events for March 8 1999: A band of moderate to heavy rain moved across the area during the morning of March 8 in association with a warm front out in advance of a low pressure center. The rain brought localized nuisance flooding. Once the morning rains passed, warmer air moved into eastern Oklahoma during the afternoon, and an upper level low with lots of cold air aloft moved into the area. Thunderstorms then erupted late in the afternoon along an eastward moving dryline/cold front. Some of these thunderstorms displayed characteristics of low-precipitation supercells which then produced damaging tornadoes, most notably in McIntosh County and at Broken Arrow in Tulsa County. The Broken Arrow tornado occurred miles behind any radar-indicated thunderstorm activity and was possibly the result of a cold-air funnel under the cold upper low which reached the ground.
44.11957-05-20335°23'N / 95°00'W35°28'N / 94°45'W15.20 Miles200 Yards003K0Delaware
44.31960-05-04434°09'N / 95°37'W34°23'N / 95°25'W19.80 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pushmataha
44.61980-04-07335°08'N / 94°33'W0.50 Mile127 Yards092.5M0Le Flore
44.91960-05-05435°23'N / 94°51'W35°27'N / 94°49'W4.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Sequoyah
45.01992-05-11234°43'N / 96°06'W34°43'N / 95°59'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Pittsburg
45.01976-03-26535°12'N / 94°42'W35°15'N / 94°30'W11.90 Miles440 Yards2642.5M0Le Flore
45.41958-06-25235°08'N / 94°32'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0125K0Le Flore
45.61955-04-12234°14'N / 95°37'W34°18'N / 95°33'W6.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Pushmataha
46.92009-04-09234°37'N / 94°33'W34°39'N / 94°27'W7.00 Miles550 Yards04100K0KLe Flore
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring four occupants, two of which were severely injured. Several other mobile homes were also severely damaged and a permanent home was damaged. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. Based on this damage, maximum winds were estimated to be between 120 and 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Widespread severe thunderstorms occurred across eastern Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 9th.
47.01960-05-05335°21'N / 94°43'W35°24'N / 94°42'W3.60 Miles33 Yards10250K0Sequoyah
47.01982-05-28234°13'N / 95°38'W34°17'N / 95°34'W6.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Pushmataha
47.21973-05-26235°30'N / 95°32'W35°34'N / 95°28'W5.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Mcintosh
47.71951-06-07235°34'N / 95°16'W010K0Muskogee
47.81973-05-26435°33'N / 95°19'W35°35'N / 95°16'W3.60 Miles500 Yards525250K0Muskogee
47.81968-05-25235°27'N / 94°48'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Sequoyah
48.22010-05-10235°26'N / 95°48'W35°31'N / 95°37'W13.00 Miles800 Yards00125K0KMcintosh
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado developed just north of I-40 and south of Lake Eufaula, moved east-northeast across the lake, and then curved northeast before dissipating north-northeast of the intersection of Highway 266 and Highway 72. The tornado severely damaged homes and mobile homes, destroyed several barns, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, and blew down power poles. The estimated peak wind in the tornado based on this damage was 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed along and ahead of a dry line over central Oklahoma during the afternoon hours. Very unstable air along with very strong low level wind shear resulted in a number of supercell thunderstorms. These storms produced numerous tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging wind gusts as they moved eastward across eastern Oklahoma during the evening hours.
48.21967-04-12233°59'N / 95°06'W34°24'N / 95°06'W28.70 Miles77 Yards0025K0Mccurtain
48.21981-07-21235°12'N / 94°31'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Kiowa
48.81965-06-22235°28'N / 94°48'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Sequoyah
48.91976-03-29235°33'N / 95°32'W0.30 Mile30 Yards003K0Mcintosh
48.91982-05-28235°27'N / 94°46'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Sequoyah
49.01999-03-08235°26'N / 95°49'W35°26'N / 95°48'W1.20 Miles200 Yards0490K0Mcintosh
 Brief Description: A tornado first touched down near Burney, which is in western McIntosh County near mile marker 248 on Interstate 40. The tornado travelled parallel to and south of the interstate in the Tiger Mountain area but then crossed interstate 40 closest to mile marker 249 as it was lifting. Most of the damage from this tornado was F1-strength, but some F2-strength damage occurred. The tornado first destroyed two mobile homes. Roofing from the first destroyed home was found 150 feet to the east, and a car was crushed in a car port. The second mobile home destroyed was a brand new double-wide that had recently been tied down. The mobile home rolled 30 to 40 feet and was totally destroyed. Four members of a family inside the home were injured, one of them critically. Two cars in a car port were damaged. Further east, shingles were torn off the south and west sides of a house, and a tin shed was destroyed with debris scattered to the north and east. Another shed with appliances inside was destroyed. The tornado then passed near a small dwelling, where numerous large trees were down and a 20-foot pontoon was moved 15 feet over a tree. The tornado then hit another double-wide mobile home, which had its apron blown out on one side, had trim peeled off, and it had a window broken. Two nearby power poles were snapped off. Finally, the tornado passed a well-built two-story home. This home had shingles blown off the roof, windows broken, a sun porch was destroyed, a metal hay shed lost its roof, many large trees were blown down, two small storage sheds were destroyed,a 20-foot horse trailer rolled over, and a Ford F150 crew cab was moved 10 feet. Summary of events for March 8 1999: A band of moderate to heavy rain moved across the area during the morning of March 8 in association with a warm front out in advance of a low pressure center. The rain brought localized nuisance flooding. Once the morning rains passed, warmer air moved into eastern Oklahoma during the afternoon, and an upper level low with lots of cold air aloft moved into the area. Thunderstorms then erupted late in the afternoon along an eastward moving dryline/cold front. Some of these thunderstorms displayed characteristics of low-precipitation supercells which then produced damaging tornadoes, most notably in McIntosh County and at Broken Arrow in Tulsa County. The Broken Arrow tornado occurred miles behind any radar-indicated thunderstorm activity and was possibly the result of a cold-air funnel under the cold upper low which reached the ground.
49.11965-04-11235°35'N / 95°21'W003K0Muskogee
49.21957-01-22435°24'N / 94°41'W1020250K0Sequoyah
49.31964-07-28235°06'N / 96°06'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hughes
49.52010-05-10235°24'N / 95°52'W35°25'N / 95°51'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0040K0KMcintosh
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed a mobile home, damaged a barn, and snapped or uprooted numerous trees. The estimated peak wind in the tornado based on this damage was 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed along and ahead of a dry line over central Oklahoma during the afternoon hours. Very unstable air along with very strong low level wind shear resulted in a number of supercell thunderstorms. These storms produced numerous tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging wind gusts as they moved eastward across eastern Oklahoma during the evening hours.


* 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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