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Muskogee Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

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

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Earthquake Index, #502

Muskogee Area
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, #129

Muskogee Area
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, #45

Muskogee Area
313.90
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 19,564 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Muskogee Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:15Dense Fog:11Drought:40
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,614Hail:9,567Heat:49Heavy Snow:60
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:45Landslide:0Strong Wind:103
Thunderstorm Winds:7,545Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:20Winter Storm:89Winter Weather:70
Other:330 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Muskogee Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Muskogee Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 126 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Muskogee Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.71977-07-25235°37'N / 95°25'W35°40'N / 95°22'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Muskogee
3.01965-04-11235°35'N / 95°21'W003K0Muskogee
6.31973-05-26435°33'N / 95°19'W35°35'N / 95°16'W3.60 Miles500 Yards525250K0Muskogee
7.51951-06-07235°34'N / 95°16'W010K0Muskogee
8.71973-05-26235°30'N / 95°32'W35°34'N / 95°28'W5.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Mcintosh
9.61976-03-29235°33'N / 95°32'W0.30 Mile30 Yards003K0Mcintosh
10.51965-04-08235°46'N / 95°21'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Muskogee
11.11959-03-25235°30'N / 95°15'W000K0Muskogee
12.21981-05-17235°37'N / 95°10'W000K0Muskogee
13.61956-11-20235°42'N / 95°12'W35°44'N / 95°09'W3.60 Miles150 Yards003K0Muskogee
15.71999-06-01335°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.
16.01982-08-27235°51'N / 95°23'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0225K0Wagoner
17.21999-06-01235°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.
17.41971-05-05335°49'N / 95°45'W35°55'N / 95°06'W37.00 Miles600 Yards00250K0Muskogee
17.71960-05-05235°45'N / 95°40'W35°48'N / 95°36'W4.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Muskogee
18.01960-05-05235°18'N / 95°30'W35°25'N / 95°21'W11.70 Miles200 Yards26250K0Mcintosh
18.11995-04-17235°51'N / 95°18'W35°52'N / 95°13'W4.50 Miles125 Yards00500K0Wagoner
18.51954-05-25235°22'N / 95°16'W003K0Muskogee
18.91999-03-08235°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.
19.11960-05-19235°52'N / 95°32'W000K0Wagoner
19.91961-03-26335°16'N / 95°43'W35°30'N / 95°28'W21.40 Miles200 Yards0125K0Mcintosh
20.01983-07-30235°20'N / 95°27'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Mcintosh
20.61961-05-07235°54'N / 95°30'W000K0Wagoner
20.72010-05-10235°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.
20.81966-04-11235°52'N / 95°14'W35°52'N / 95°07'W6.50 Miles20 Yards00250K0Cherokee
20.82010-05-10235°30'N / 95°44'W35°30'N / 95°43'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00200K0KMcintosh
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed a mobile home and a barn, severely damaged a couple homes, 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.
21.71954-03-24235°49'N / 95°41'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Muskogee
23.11999-06-01335°58'N / 95°15'W35°54'N / 95°15'W2.00 Miles350 Yards251.5M0Cherokee
 Brief Description: A strong tornado, rated an F3, touched down in far western Cherokee County, possibly as a waterspout on Fort Gibson Lake. The tornado moved south onshore and through the rural Amber Hills housing area, crossing OK Hwy 51, and lifting after tracking through much of the Sequoyah State Park. In the Amber Hills and Hammer Hill Road areas, a total of 68 homes sustained some form of damage. Of that, 17 single family dwellings and 13 mobile homes were destroyed. Eight single family dwellings sustained major damage and 11 others had minor damage. One mobile home sustained minor damage. Fourteen other single family dwellings and four other mobile homes were affected. In one of the destroyed mobile homes, an elderly man and woman were inside. The woman was killed immediately, and the man was seriously injured, dying one week later in a hospital of tornado-related complications. This becomes eastern Oklahoma's first killer tornado since the April 1994 Catoosa tornado. Across OK Hwy 51 in Sequoyah State Park, between 400 and 500 trees were lost to the tornado. The carport at the park manager's residence was destroyed, and an RV was turned on its side. Fortunately, most Memorial Day campers had cleared out, therefore there were no injuries in the park. F69MH, M69MH 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.
23.41982-06-11235°38'N / 95°52'W35°39'N / 95°44'W6.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Okmulgee
23.51960-05-05235°56'N / 95°25'W35°59'N / 95°21'W5.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Wagoner
24.11970-06-11235°15'N / 95°30'W35°18'N / 95°26'W5.20 Miles440 Yards1142.5M0Pittsburg
25.41957-01-22235°15'N / 95°18'W35°17'N / 95°12'W6.10 Miles50 Yards003K0Haskell
25.41973-05-26335°34'N / 95°06'W35°36'N / 94°46'W18.70 Miles250 Yards06250K0Sequoyah
25.51986-09-26235°54'N / 95°39'W36°00'N / 95°31'W8.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Wagoner
25.71960-05-05235°17'N / 95°35'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0Mcintosh
25.91957-05-20335°21'N / 95°05'W35°23'N / 95°00'W5.20 Miles200 Yards013K0Mayes
26.81975-12-05335°40'N / 95°58'W35°57'N / 95°38'W27.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Okmulgee
26.91981-04-19335°55'N / 95°06'W35°55'N / 95°03'W3.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Creek
27.01999-03-08235°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.
27.81960-05-05335°29'N / 95°51'W0.80 Mile150 Yards215250K0Okmulgee
28.12010-05-13235°35'N / 95°56'W35°37'N / 95°50'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00200K0KOkmulgee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado severely damaged two homes. It also snapped or uprooted numerous trees, destroyed barns, damaged several other homes, and blew down power poles. The estimated peak wind in the tornado based on this damage was 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms intensified as it moved into eastern Oklahoma during the early morning hours of the 13th. A number of tornadoes developed on the leading edge of the bowing line of storms over northeastern Oklahoma. The storms also produced damaging wind gusts.
28.71954-05-01235°13'N / 95°37'W35°16'N / 95°35'W4.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mcintosh
28.71966-04-11335°54'N / 95°46'W35°58'N / 95°40'W7.30 Miles100 Yards06250K0Wagoner
28.91981-04-19235°58'N / 95°08'W35°58'N / 95°04'W3.60 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Creek
29.11984-04-26335°28'N / 96°03'W35°42'N / 95°45'W22.00 Miles1760 Yards89525.0M0Okmulgee
29.81964-05-10335°52'N / 94°57'W2.00 Miles440 Yards0025K0Cherokee
30.32010-05-10235°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.
30.71971-12-14235°11'N / 95°30'W0.10 Mile77 Yards00250K0Pittsburg
31.02010-05-13236°00'N / 95°42'W36°01'N / 95°37'W5.00 Miles550 Yards02400K0KWagoner
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado severely damaged a home, destroyed several shops and outbuildings, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, and blew down power poles. The estimated peak wind in the tornado based on this damage was 120 mph. Two people were injured by flying debris in the severely damaged home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms intensified as it moved into eastern Oklahoma during the early morning hours of the 13th. A number of tornadoes developed on the leading edge of the bowing line of storms over northeastern Oklahoma. The storms also produced damaging wind gusts.
31.51957-05-20335°23'N / 95°00'W35°28'N / 94°45'W15.20 Miles200 Yards003K0Delaware
32.21980-09-16236°03'N / 95°36'W2.50 Miles2200 Yards00250K0Wagoner
32.51960-11-15235°48'N / 94°51'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Cherokee
32.71964-05-10235°44'N / 95°57'W003K0Okmulgee
33.91960-05-05435°23'N / 94°51'W35°27'N / 94°49'W4.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Sequoyah
34.11975-12-05235°54'N / 95°53'W2.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Tulsa
34.41965-06-22235°28'N / 94°48'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Sequoyah
34.52010-05-10235°22'N / 96°01'W35°29'N / 95°53'W12.00 Miles1250 Yards00150K0KOkmulgee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado developed southwest of Henryetta, moved east-northeast across Henryetta Lake then turned sharply northeast before dissipating northeast of Dewar. The tornado destroyed a mobile home near Lake Henryetta. The tornado also damaged several homes, another mobile home and a boat dock, 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.
34.71976-05-30236°00'N / 95°47'W36°01'N / 95°46'W1.30 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Tulsa
34.81968-05-25235°27'N / 94°48'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Sequoyah
35.12008-04-10235°45'N / 94°48'W35°46'N / 94°46'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00100K0KAdair
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An NWS storm survey determined that a strong tornado destroyed several mobile homes, caused extensive tree damage, destroyed barns and other outbuildings, and snapped power poles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms occurred across eastern Oklahoma from the evening of the 9th into the morning of the 10th.
35.11976-05-30236°01'N / 95°46'W36°02'N / 95°45'W1.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Wagoner
35.51973-05-26236°01'N / 95°47'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Tulsa
35.91959-05-10235°29'N / 94°46'W1.50 Miles50 Yards013K0Sequoyah
36.51960-05-05435°04'N / 95°03'W35°23'N / 94°51'W24.60 Miles200 Yards362.5M0Haskell
36.51997-05-26235°44'N / 96°04'W35°45'N / 95°58'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00160K0Okmulgee
36.61982-05-28235°27'N / 94°46'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Sequoyah
36.61981-04-19335°57'N / 96°00'W35°54'N / 95°50'W9.90 Miles880 Yards5492.5M0Tulsa
36.71975-06-05236°04'N / 95°44'W0.50 Mile150 Yards01250K0Wagoner
36.91974-06-08336°05'N / 95°46'W36°10'N / 95°25'W20.40 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Wagoner
37.81998-06-08235°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.
37.91986-04-13236°03'N / 95°47'W36°06'N / 95°44'W4.00 Miles300 Yards022.5M0Tulsa
37.91976-02-20235°31'N / 94°45'W35°33'N / 94°41'W4.50 Miles30 Yards0025K0Sequoyah
38.01961-02-17335°24'N / 96°05'W35°29'N / 95°58'W9.00 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Okmulgee
38.31984-04-26236°03'N / 95°49'W36°04'N / 95°47'W3.00 Miles500 Yards012.5M0Tulsa
38.51982-12-24236°00'N / 95°53'W3.00 Miles100 Yards072.5M0Tulsa
38.52010-05-13236°10'N / 95°26'W36°11'N / 95°22'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards02300K0KMayes
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado that developed near Inola in Rogers County moved northeast toward Chouteau. In Mayes County, the tornado severely damaged several homes, destroyed a metal shop, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, and snapped numerous high tension wire poles. The estimated peak wind in this tornado based on this damage in Mayes County was 115 mph. Two people were injured by flying debris. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms intensified as it moved into eastern Oklahoma during the early morning hours of the 13th. A number of tornadoes developed on the leading edge of the bowing line of storms over northeastern Oklahoma. The storms also produced damaging wind gusts.
39.71974-06-08336°10'N / 95°25'W36°13'N / 95°16'W9.00 Miles100 Yards0725.0M0Mayes
40.01960-05-05335°24'N / 94°42'W35°31'N / 94°42'W8.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Sequoyah
40.51966-05-11236°10'N / 95°41'W36°11'N / 95°32'W8.40 Miles50 Yards02250K0Rogers
40.71981-04-19336°02'N / 95°54'W0.50 Mile7 Yards012.5M0Tulsa
40.71974-06-08235°55'N / 96°07'W35°58'N / 95°52'W14.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0Creek
41.21997-05-26335°10'N / 95°53'W35°09'N / 95°49'W5.00 Miles440 Yards01100K0Pittsburg
41.51960-05-05335°21'N / 94°43'W35°24'N / 94°42'W3.60 Miles33 Yards10250K0Sequoyah
41.71981-05-17435°33'N / 96°09'W35°36'N / 96°06'W4.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Okmulgee
41.91981-04-19336°04'N / 95°55'W36°05'N / 95°50'W4.90 Miles200 Yards07250.0M0Tulsa
42.01957-04-02235°03'N / 95°01'W35°09'N / 94°58'W7.60 Miles880 Yards0225K0Haskell
42.11957-01-22235°15'N / 96°14'W35°31'N / 95°55'W25.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hughes
42.11954-05-01234°53'N / 95°52'W35°13'N / 95°27'W32.90 Miles33 Yards0625K0Pittsburg
42.11957-01-22435°24'N / 94°41'W1020250K0Sequoyah
42.41993-04-24336°08'N / 95°49'W36°11'N / 95°40'W8.00 Miles250 Yards003050.0MRogers
42.51974-06-08336°00'N / 96°06'W36°05'N / 95°46'W19.50 Miles100 Yards03525.0M0Tulsa
42.51993-04-24236°12'N / 95°15'W36°14'N / 95°10'W4.50 Miles150 Yards015.0M0Mayes
43.01953-04-23235°22'N / 96°05'W1.50 Miles300 Yards1425K0Okmulgee
43.11960-05-05335°11'N / 94°47'W35°21'N / 94°43'W12.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Le Flore
43.11960-05-05434°58'N / 95°18'W35°04'N / 95°03'W15.70 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Latimer
43.31979-03-18236°10'N / 95°46'W36°10'N / 95°45'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Rogers
43.61970-06-11335°41'N / 94°46'W35°56'N / 94°31'W22.20 Miles33 Yards010K0Adair
43.71986-09-29236°11'N / 95°44'W2.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Rogers
43.81979-03-18236°10'N / 95°47'W36°10'N / 95°46'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Tulsa
43.82010-05-13236°03'N / 96°01'W36°09'N / 95°46'W16.00 Miles500 Yards00500K0KTulsa
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado that developed on the west side of Sapulpa in Creek County moved northeast across the City of Tulsa. The tornado severely damaged a number of homes just west of Highway 75, where the most intense damage was noted. Numerous other homes and businesses were damaged as it moved through Tulsa. The tornado snapped or uprooted numerous trees, and blew down numerous power poles. The estimated peak wind in this tornado based on the most intense damage to homes was 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms intensified as it moved into eastern Oklahoma during the early morning hours of the 13th. A number of tornadoes developed on the leading edge of the bowing line of storms over northeastern Oklahoma. The storms also produced damaging wind gusts.
44.31961-05-08236°15'N / 95°15'W003K0Mayes
44.31974-06-08335°59'N / 96°00'W36°09'N / 95°54'W12.80 Miles100 Yards27025.0M0Tulsa
44.51981-06-15235°57'N / 96°05'W35°58'N / 96°02'W3.30 Miles100 Yards03250K0Creek
44.71993-04-24436°09'N / 95°50'W36°12'N / 95°45'W5.50 Miles250 Yards7100500K0Tulsa And Rogers
44.81990-03-13235°44'N / 96°13'W35°46'N / 96°07'W7.00 Miles340 Yards00250K0Okmulgee
44.91983-11-22335°53'N / 94°48'W36°03'N / 94°37'W16.00 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Le Flore
44.91998-10-04235°36'N / 96°12'W35°37'N / 96°10'W2.00 Miles1408 Yards005K0Okmulgee
 Brief Description: This tornado track is the continuation of the same tornado that tracked through Okfuskee County earlier in the evening, producing F2 damage. In Okmulgee County, the tornado only produced F0 damage in the form of numerous trees downed/uprooted along its path. When all was said and done, this tornado tracked 27 miles from 2_SE Boley to 3_SW Nuyaka, and it injured four people in Okfuskee County. Summary of tornado/severe events for October 4 PM - October 5 1998: Oklahoma's worst-ever October tornado outbreak took place on the evening of October 4. At least 22 tornadoes occurred throughout Oklahoma, of which seven were in northeast Oklahoma. This outbreak of severe weather resulted as a powerful upper level storm system moved across the central plains and surface low pressure developed over southwest Oklahoma. Warm humid air quickly invaded the area on the morning of October 4 and then collided with a cold front moving southward by evening. The threat from these storms ran the full range of possibilities from destructive tornadoes to damaging winds to very large hail up to the size of baseballs. Numerous storms occurred on the evening of October 4, mainly north of Interstate 40. The two most significant storms both moved eastward out of central Oklahoma. One produced an F1 tornado that passed through Pawnee. The other produced a 27-mile track F2 tornado that started in Okfuskee County and ended in Okmulgee County. This second storm later went on to produce considerable hail and wind damage in the city of Okmulgee. Many other thunderstorms developed during the evening in central Oklahoma, fanned by upper level winds in excess of 100 knots. These storms moved into northeast Oklahoma, causing additional severe weather late in the evening that gradually spread eastward to the Arkansas state line. After midnight, the storms congealed and became a slow-moving line of thunderstorms that sat over nearly the same area of northeast Oklahoma through the overnight hours. The severe threat gradually diminished through the night, and flooding became the main problem. For more information on the flooding, see the separate event entry for the flooding. By late on the afternoon of October 5, the slow-moving line had moved into southeast Oklahoma and flared up during the heat of the afternoon, causing a few additional severe weather reports in the form of strong winds.
45.11957-07-01236°05'N / 95°57'W0025K0Tulsa
45.31991-05-16236°12'N / 95°43'W36°15'N / 95°40'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Rogers
45.92010-05-13236°13'N / 95°45'W36°15'N / 95°38'W6.00 Miles450 Yards00750K0KRogers
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado developed near the Port of Catoosa where it damaged a metal building structure and blew down trees and power poles. The tornado moved northeast across portions of Verdigris, severely damaging several homes, destroying barns, snapping or uprooting numerous trees, and blowing down power poles. The estimated peak wind in the tornado based on this damage was 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms intensified as it moved into eastern Oklahoma during the early morning hours of the 13th. A number of tornadoes developed on the leading edge of the bowing line of storms over northeastern Oklahoma. The storms also produced damaging wind gusts.
46.32001-05-20235°12'N / 96°07'W35°15'N / 95°59'W8.00 Miles250 Yards00175K0Hughes
 Brief Description: A damage survey conducted by National Severe Storms Laboratory meteorologists confirmed F2 damage approximately 6 miles southwest of Dustin, when 80 percent of a house roof was blown off. As the tornado moved east-northeast sporadic roof damage was sustained to other homes; an antenna was wrapped around a telephone pole; trees were damaged; farm buildings were destroyed; power poles were bent, and two feeders were bent up. The tornado then tracked into McIntosh County. See storm data from the National Weather Service Office in Tulsa for more information on the McIntosh County segment of this tornado. Eye witnesses described the tornado as multiple-vortex. Severe thunderstorms affected most of central and eastern Oklahoma on the 20th. More than a dozen tornadoes were confirmed, with four occurring in the Norman Forecast Area. See Tulsa storm data for information on eastern Oklahoma tornadoes. Little damage from straight-line winds was reported, however there was a large amount of large hail.
46.81974-06-08336°09'N / 95°54'W36°19'N / 95°34'W21.80 Miles100 Yards0102.5M0Rogers
47.71966-05-11236°10'N / 95°54'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Tulsa
47.71990-03-13235°42'N / 96°14'W35°44'N / 96°13'W2.00 Miles340 Yards00250K0Creek
47.91971-05-05236°16'N / 95°20'W36°19'N / 95°02'W17.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mayes
48.21983-11-22335°51'N / 94°45'W36°04'N / 94°31'W19.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Le Flore
48.41961-02-17335°17'N / 96°16'W35°24'N / 96°05'W12.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Okfuskee
48.41999-05-04335°39'N / 94°33'W35°43'N / 94°30'W7.00 Miles175 Yards007K0Adair
 Brief Description: A significant long-track tornado first touched down in Sequoyah County 4 miles west of Short, moving northeast for 39 miles to a point about 7 miles southwest of Fayetteville, AR. This tornado clipped the extreme southeast portion of Adair County as the tornado reached its peak strength as an F3 tornado. Fortunately, the tornado travelled across an unpopulated portion of Adair County. However, an aerial survey by NWS personnel over extreme southeast Adair County revealed that every tree in a hardwood forest was completely leveled. Summary of events for May 3-4 1999: Following a week-long blocking weather pattern, a strong upper level trough finally moved out of the southwestern U.S. Interactions with a dryline in western Oklahoma and a slow-moving cold front brought the largest tornado outbreak in Oklahoma history from the afternoon of May 3 through the afternoon of May 4. Most notable was the F5 tornado that moved through southern parts of the Oklahoma City metro area. While the loss of life and the heaviest property damage was limited to central Oklahoma, eastern Oklahoma got into the act with a significant number of tornadoes. While there were dozens of individual storms on May 3 and 4, there are two storms in eastern Oklahoma that stand out as outstanding. The first outstanding storm moved northeast along the I-44 corridor on the evening of May 3, causing F3 damage to Stroud in Lincoln County. The storm went on to cause significant F1 damage in Sapulpa and southwestern portions of the city of Tulsa and millions of dollars in damage. The second outstanding storm got its start in southeast Oklahoma well south of McAlester. This storm moved northeast across Pushmataha, Latimer, Haskell, LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties, producing several damaging tornadoes along the way. The final tornado touched down in Sequoyah County and tracked 39 miles to near Fayetteville, AR, producing F3 damage in an unpopulated forest in Adair County. Following a very wet April that saturated area grounds, another slow-moving weather system made flash flooding another serious problem to deal with as most rainfall quickly ran off into creeks, streams and mainstem rivers. One flash flood in Vinita caused millions of dollars in damage following the flooding of dozens of homes.
48.41961-05-08235°48'N / 94°33'W0025K0Adair
48.51964-04-12236°04'N / 96°03'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Creek
48.71999-05-04335°34'N / 94°33'W35°38'N / 94°29'W6.50 Miles175 Yards007K0Sequoyah
 Brief Description: A significant long-track tornado first touched down in Sequoyah County 4 miles west of Short, travelling northeast for 39 miles to a point about 7 miles southwest of Fayetteville, AR. This tornado eventually reached its peak as an F3 tornado in extreme southeast Adair County. In Sequoyah County, this tornado travelled across a sparsely-populated part of the county, causing mostly tree damage. Property damage listed with this entry is just for the portion of the tornado in Sequoyah County, while the F-rating reflects the peak strength of the tornado in Adair County. Summary of events for May 3-4 1999: Following a week-long blocking weather pattern, a strong upper level trough finally moved out of the southwestern U.S. Interactions with a dryline in western Oklahoma and a slow-moving cold front brought the largest tornado outbreak in Oklahoma history from the afternoon of May 3 through the afternoon of May 4. Most notable was the F5 tornado that moved through southern parts of the Oklahoma City metro area. While the loss of life and the heaviest property damage was limited to central Oklahoma, eastern Oklahoma got into the act with a significant number of tornadoes. While there were dozens of individual storms on May 3 and 4, there are two storms in eastern Oklahoma that stand out as outstanding. The first outstanding storm moved northeast along the I-44 corridor on the evening of May 3, causing F3 damage to Stroud in Lincoln County. The storm went on to cause significant F1 damage in Sapulpa and southwestern portions of the city of Tulsa and millions of dollars in damage. The second outstanding storm got its start in southeast Oklahoma well south of McAlester. This storm moved northeast across Pushmataha, Latimer, Haskell, LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties, producing several damaging tornadoes along the way. The final tornado touched down in Sequoyah County and tracked 39 miles to near Fayetteville, AR, producing F3 damage in an unpopulated forest in Adair County. Following a very wet April that saturated area grounds, another slow-moving weather system made flash flooding another serious problem to deal with as most rainfall quickly ran off into creeks, streams and mainstem rivers. One flash flood in Vinita caused millions of dollars in damage following the flooding of dozens of homes.
49.11975-12-05336°09'N / 95°58'W1.50 Miles700 Yards03825.0M0Tulsa
49.21954-05-01235°17'N / 96°11'W35°19'N / 96°09'W2.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Okfuskee
49.31957-04-02234°51'N / 95°34'W34°58'N / 95°25'W11.70 Miles440 Yards0025K0Pittsburg
49.71975-12-05234°53'N / 95°20'W34°55'N / 95°19'W2.30 Miles350 Yards032.5M0Latimer
49.91982-04-02236°20'N / 95°16'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0025K0Mayes


* 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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