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

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Earthquake Index, #122

Platter, OK
0.24
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

Platter, 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, #419

Platter, OK
304.27
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 4,171 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Platter, OK were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:3Dense Fog:13Drought:76
Dust Storm:2Flood:298Hail:2,043Heat:7Heavy Snow:58
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:18Landslide:0Strong Wind:67
Thunderstorm Winds:1,389Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:10Winter Storm:35Winter Weather:50
Other:99 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Platter, OK.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Platter, OK.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Platter, OK.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 123 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Platter, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.91971-03-12333°54'N / 96°35'W33°51'N / 96°30'W6.20 Miles250 Yards03250K0Bryan
6.91964-04-03333°57'N / 96°41'W33°59'N / 96°37'W4.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marshall
8.11964-04-03333°59'N / 96°37'W34°05'N / 96°27'W11.80 Miles200 Yards01250K0Bryan
8.51957-04-02434°00'N / 96°39'W34°03'N / 96°35'W5.20 Miles200 Yards262.5M0Marshall
9.51969-06-14233°54'N / 96°29'W33°59'N / 96°17'W12.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bryan
9.61957-04-02433°56'N / 96°26'W34°02'N / 96°22'W7.90 Miles200 Yards33250K0Bryan
9.81951-05-09234°00'N / 96°36'W34°07'N / 96°31'W9.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bryan
10.01959-03-31333°53'N / 96°48'W34°01'N / 96°38'W13.20 Miles600 Yards010250K0Marshall
10.11981-05-23334°05'N / 96°30'W33°59'N / 96°23'W9.70 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Bryan
10.81971-03-12333°58'N / 96°53'W33°54'N / 96°35'W17.80 Miles250 Yards01250K0Marshall
11.31992-05-11234°00'N / 96°43'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0132.5M0Marshall
11.51981-03-17233°45'N / 96°32'W1.00 Mile73 Yards01250K0Grayson
11.81970-06-23233°45'N / 96°30'W0.10 Mile67 Yards003K0Grayson
12.01974-05-25233°54'N / 96°23'W34°00'N / 96°18'W8.50 Miles1500 Yards0025K0Bryan
12.41972-04-20233°56'N / 96°23'W34°03'N / 96°19'W8.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Bryan
12.61959-07-13233°48'N / 96°43'W1.00 Mile13 Yards003K0Grayson
12.91971-03-12333°51'N / 96°30'W33°48'N / 96°12'W17.60 Miles250 Yards00250K0Bryan
13.01965-08-06233°46'N / 96°41'W0.50 Mile17 Yards003K0Grayson
13.11954-09-20234°00'N / 96°23'W34°03'N / 96°20'W4.50 Miles33 Yards013K0Bryan
13.11980-04-02234°03'N / 96°23'W4.00 Miles60 Yards0025K0Bryan
13.41991-03-21234°01'N / 96°24'W34°04'N / 96°20'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Bryan
14.01964-04-03234°06'N / 96°39'W000K0Marshall
14.21979-04-11234°02'N / 96°45'W0025K0Marshall
14.52008-12-08233°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.
16.41951-05-09234°07'N / 96°31'W34°11'N / 96°28'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0125K0Johnston
17.21964-04-03234°03'N / 96°48'W0.50 Mile123 Yards000K0Marshall
17.51973-03-10333°46'N / 96°51'W33°46'N / 96°44'W6.80 Miles100 Yards030K0Grayson
18.41957-04-18333°42'N / 96°44'W1.00 Mile17 Yards003K0Grayson
19.01960-05-20233°38'N / 96°35'W33°39'N / 96°33'W2.70 Miles67 Yards00250K0Grayson
19.91992-05-11233°54'N / 96°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Bryan
19.91959-10-04233°48'N / 96°12'W33°51'N / 96°14'W4.30 Miles200 Yards0225K0Bryan
20.81971-12-14233°37'N / 96°35'W0.60 Mile20 Yards01250K0Grayson
20.91955-04-06333°38'N / 96°36'W33°36'N / 96°24'W11.90 Miles67 Yards1272.5M0Grayson
21.81952-04-03233°36'N / 96°42'W33°38'N / 96°38'W4.90 Miles200 Yards0125K0Grayson
23.01962-05-29234°15'N / 96°33'W0025K0Johnston
23.22001-04-11234°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.
23.82010-05-10234°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.
23.92003-05-08234°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.
24.51974-10-30233°43'N / 96°54'W0025K0Grayson
25.01982-04-02234°02'N / 96°08'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0025K0Bryan
25.31957-05-25234°16'N / 96°25'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Johnston
25.31966-05-23233°43'N / 96°55'W33°43'N / 96°55'W0025K0Dallas
26.51966-04-27434°17'N / 96°24'W34°16'N / 96°22'W2.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Atoka
26.61996-01-17233°43'N / 96°09'W33°43'N / 96°09'W2.50 Miles150 Yards05150K0Fannin
 Brief Description: A short lived but strong tornadic circulation developed on the left side of a bow echo type thunderstorm north of Bonham. The tornado destroyed 3 mobile homes and resulted in 5 injuries to the occupants. Minor damage to homes and another mobile home also occurred.
26.91966-04-27434°19'N / 96°32'W34°17'N / 96°24'W7.90 Miles300 Yards02250K0Johnston
27.11971-03-12333°30'N / 96°36'W33°33'N / 96°32'W5.10 Miles440 Yards000K0Grayson
27.11971-03-12333°30'N / 96°36'W33°33'N / 96°32'W5.10 Miles440 Yards000K0Grayson
27.21953-03-13334°11'N / 96°57'W34°19'N / 96°39'W19.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Carter
27.91954-05-24234°18'N / 96°42'W000K0Johnston
28.41955-04-06333°36'N / 96°24'W33°35'N / 96°05'W18.30 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Fannin
28.51982-04-02233°39'N / 96°10'W1.00 Mile50 Yards000K0Fannin
28.81976-04-19234°02'N / 97°02'W34°06'N / 97°00'W5.10 Miles60 Yards0025K0Love
29.01955-04-06233°34'N / 96°54'W33°37'N / 96°50'W5.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Grayson
30.91959-03-20233°26'N / 96°21'W33°35'N / 96°18'W10.70 Miles67 Yards0025K0Fannin
30.91959-03-20233°26'N / 96°21'W33°35'N / 96°18'W10.70 Miles67 Yards0025K0Fannin
31.01973-05-06233°35'N / 96°11'W0.10 Mile20 Yards0025K0Fannin
31.11957-04-02233°28'N / 96°35'W0225K0Grayson
31.51983-06-28234°21'N / 96°43'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Johnston
31.71974-05-14333°32'N / 96°51'W2.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Grayson
32.81982-04-02333°58'N / 97°07'W0.50 Mile30 Yards002.5M0Love
33.51971-12-14233°56'N / 97°08'W34°02'N / 97°07'W6.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0Love
33.51953-03-13333°55'N / 97°16'W34°11'N / 96°57'W25.80 Miles200 Yards21125K0Love
33.81982-04-02333°38'N / 96°17'W33°38'N / 95°51'W22.00 Miles150 Yards112.5M0Fannin
33.81959-03-31333°42'N / 97°08'W33°42'N / 97°01'W6.80 Miles1760 Yards0162.5M0Cooke
34.21955-04-06233°25'N / 96°49'W33°27'N / 96°32'W16.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grayson
35.22003-05-08234°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.
35.21957-04-02333°24'N / 96°37'W33°25'N / 96°35'W2.70 Miles33 Yards02250K0Grayson
35.32006-05-09333°23'N / 96°26'W33°27'N / 96°24'W5.30 Miles300 Yards14500K0Grayson
 Brief Description: A significant tornado which formed in northern Collin County continued into southeastern Grayson County. A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth found that the tornado remained strong F3 as it crossed into Grayson County. A fatality occurred on Black Road, just over the border into Grayson County, where permanent homes suffered heavy damage. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted along Yellow Bridge Road, Durham Road, and Red Moore Road. The tornado damaged outbuildings, rolled over a mobile home, and caused at least minor damage to structures in the area. The tornado, which had briefly weakened to an F1, strengthened again and caused F2 damage as it approached Gordon Road southeast of the Pilot Grove community. At least two additional homes were heavily damaged. The tornado crossed FM 121 and damaged a shed along Bethel Canyon Road, just west of Highway 160. The tornado crossed Highway 160, weakened to an F0, and dissipated approximately three miles south of Whitewright just before 11 PM. In addition to the fatality, several people suffered injuries and were transported to the hospital. M14PH
35.81985-11-30234°13'N / 96°05'W34°16'N / 96°02'W4.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Atoka
35.91991-03-21234°18'N / 96°17'W34°19'N / 95°59'W19.00 Miles400 Yards06250K0Atoka
36.41985-04-29234°05'N / 97°11'W34°13'N / 97°03'W11.50 Miles880 Yards012.5M0Carter
36.82006-05-09333°22'N / 96°31'W33°24'N / 96°38'W4.00 Miles300 Yards261.0M0Collin
 Brief Description: A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth found that a significant tornado developed approximately three miles east-northeast of Anna. A house was unroofed and another damaged just east of Collin County Road 477. Trees and power lines were also downed. A roof was damaged along FM 2862 west of Collin County Road 480. The tornado ranged from an F1 to an F2 on the Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale during this part of its lifetime. The tornado then turned on a slightly more northerly track. The tornado reached its maximum intensity of F3 as it crossed FM 3133 just north of the Westminster community. Vegetation west of FM 3133 was scoured. Two homes were heavily damaged south of Collin County Road 531. A mobile home and several permanent structures suffered heavy damage along Brangus and Black Roads, near the Collin-Grayson County line. These were the locations of the fatalities. Several other people suffered injuries and were transported to hospitals. Numerous livestock were killed. The affected parts of Collin County were declared disaster areas. The tornado continued on its destructive path as it crossed into Grayson County. F80MH, M82MH
36.91953-04-14234°22'N / 96°12'W0.30 Mile23 Yards003K0Atoka
37.01973-05-06233°48'N / 95°55'W0.50 Mile67 Yards03250K0Fannin
37.51981-05-13233°32'N / 96°05'W1.00 Mile73 Yards0025K0Fannin
37.61959-03-25234°11'N / 97°08'W34°13'N / 97°05'W3.80 Miles50 Yards000K0Carter
38.01971-03-12333°23'N / 96°50'W33°26'N / 96°46'W5.20 Miles440 Yards000K0Grayson
38.21955-04-06333°34'N / 97°13'W33°38'N / 96°58'W15.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cooke
38.41985-04-29234°03'N / 97°12'W34°05'N / 97°11'W2.50 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Love
39.31982-11-22234°20'N / 96°09'W34°24'N / 96°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Atoka
39.51985-02-23234°13'N / 96°05'W34°20'N / 95°56'W10.00 Miles500 Yards03250K0Atoka
39.81974-10-30233°38'N / 97°09'W0.50 Mile40 Yards01250K0Cooke
39.81994-04-26233°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.
39.91957-04-02333°17'N / 96°37'W33°24'N / 96°37'W8.00 Miles33 Yards02250K0Collin
39.91967-03-25233°24'N / 96°14'W2.00 Miles67 Yards003K0Fannin
40.31955-03-31233°38'N / 97°10'W33°39'N / 97°10'W1.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cooke
40.61990-04-09234°08'N / 97°16'W34°13'N / 97°06'W11.00 Miles440 Yards04250K0Carter
40.81974-10-28233°39'N / 97°12'W33°38'N / 97°09'W3.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cooke
40.81968-04-19233°30'N / 97°03'W1.50 Miles23 Yards0025K0Cooke
41.11963-11-19234°24'N / 96°58'W1.00 Mile440 Yards000K0Murray
42.51981-05-13234°29'N / 96°13'W34°26'N / 96°10'W4.50 Miles100 Yards003K0Coal
42.61982-04-02334°04'N / 95°57'W34°04'N / 95°42'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Choctaw
42.81974-06-06234°18'N / 96°00'W34°20'N / 95°57'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Atoka
42.81961-03-05234°00'N / 95°50'W34°02'N / 95°47'W3.80 Miles50 Yards003K0Choctaw
43.21995-05-07333°50'N / 97°25'W34°12'N / 97°10'W34.00 Miles700 Yards36500K0Carter
43.62009-02-10434°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.
44.31968-03-30233°30'N / 97°10'W33°30'N / 97°06'W3.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Cooke
44.61955-04-06233°22'N / 97°11'W33°25'N / 96°49'W21.40 Miles33 Yards0125K0Denton
45.01956-04-28234°08'N / 96°04'W34°15'N / 95°36'W27.90 Miles300 Yards003K0Bryan
45.11961-06-07233°31'N / 97°10'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Cooke
45.81961-03-26233°22'N / 96°06'W0025K0Kaufman
46.01966-05-23333°23'N / 96°04'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0525K0Hunt
46.41992-05-11233°22'N / 96°05'W0.20 Mile200 Yards0025K0Hunt
46.62001-04-11234°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.
46.91983-05-13234°25'N / 97°06'W34°30'N / 96°59'W7.00 Miles200 Yards01250K0Murray
47.21970-06-11234°36'N / 96°34'W2.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Pontotoc
47.21977-03-02234°19'N / 97°13'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0525K0Carter
47.31975-03-27233°28'N / 97°10'W2.00 Miles320 Yards0225K0Cooke
47.31957-04-02234°24'N / 97°08'W2.00 Miles600 Yards12250K0Murray
47.81979-10-30334°14'N / 97°16'W34°21'N / 97°14'W8.40 Miles530 Yards32250K0Carter
47.91992-05-11234°33'N / 96°54'W34°34'N / 96°50'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Murray
47.91983-11-22234°05'N / 95°44'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Choctaw
48.01950-04-28234°33'N / 96°12'W0.80 Mile100 Yards0025K0Coal
48.02010-05-10334°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.
48.21992-05-11234°34'N / 96°50'W34°35'N / 96°49'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0025K0Pontotoc
48.41982-04-02333°38'N / 95°51'W33°38'N / 95°42'W10.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Lamar
48.41966-06-12333°18'N / 97°00'W33°20'N / 96°58'W3.60 Miles133 Yards000K0Denton
48.71954-07-23234°36'N / 96°20'W0.30 Mile440 Yards000K0Coal
48.81971-04-22234°37'N / 96°40'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00250K0Pontotoc
48.91976-04-19233°52'N / 97°26'W33°56'N / 97°22'W6.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Love
49.21960-05-04434°01'N / 95°42'W34°04'N / 95°42'W3.40 Miles150 Yards03250K0Choctaw
49.72001-04-11234°30'N / 96°10'W34°36'N / 96°06'W8.00 Miles200 Yards1175K0Coal
 Brief Description: This tornado formed 4 miles southeast of Coalgate and tracked northeastward for 8 miles before crossing into northwest Atoka County at 0434 CST (See following entry for information about the Atoka County segment). The tornado then continued for another 5 miles before dissipating at 0440 CST. In Coal County, 1 fatalilty and injuries to another person occurred when a mobile home was thrown approximately 200 yards and disintegrated 4 miles east of Coalgate. In addition, a well-constructed frame home suffered severe roof damage and exterior wall damage in extreme eastern Coal County. M41MH 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.
49.81958-04-27233°12'N / 96°35'W33°12'N / 96°19'W15.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Collin


* 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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