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

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Earthquake Index, #690

Renfrow, OK
0.02
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

Renfrow, 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, #300

Renfrow, OK
333.85
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 5,844 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Renfrow, OK were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:7Cold:7Dense Fog:8Drought:28
Dust Storm:0Flood:295Hail:3,089Heat:19Heavy Snow:36
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:19Landslide:0Strong Wind:33
Thunderstorm Winds:2,124Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:41Winter Weather:24
Other:112 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Renfrow, OK.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 117 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Renfrow, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.31953-05-10236°59'N / 97°37'W37°00'N / 97°36'W1.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Grant
5.42010-05-10336°48'N / 98°01'W36°57'N / 97°27'W33.00 Miles1500 Yards010K0KGrant
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the Grant County portion of tornado #A2. This tornado developed as a multiple-vortex tornado along State Highway 11 southwest of Wakita. The tornado initially moved east and southeast continuing to affect State Highway 11 before beginning an east-northeast movement across Grant County. The tornado was a large and occasionally multiple-vortex tornado as it moved northwest and north of Medford and was embedded within a larger scale circulation that was strong enough to produce damage along a wide area around the tornado path. The tornado caused significant structural damage about 5 miles northwest of Medford and 5 miles east of Renfrow, and many areas of tree and power pole damage. This tornado moved into Kay 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.
6.81965-03-16436°49'N / 97°39'W36°55'N / 97°28'W12.30 Miles50 Yards000K0Grant
7.41990-03-13336°57'N / 97°50'W37°00'N / 97°43'W4.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Grant
9.11991-03-26336°42'N / 98°00'W36°56'N / 97°30'W35.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Grant
12.21955-05-25336°42'N / 97°37'W36°51'N / 97°28'W13.30 Miles440 Yards0125K0Grant
12.51971-06-02236°51'N / 97°27'W0025K0Kay
12.71991-03-26336°56'N / 97°30'W37°00'N / 97°22'W9.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Kay
13.21990-03-13337°00'N / 97°43'W37°14'N / 97°36'W18.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Sumner
13.51965-05-13236°54'N / 97°54'W000K0Grant
14.41990-03-13336°44'N / 97°59'W36°58'N / 97°49'W19.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Grant
14.41959-05-17236°43'N / 97°49'W36°46'N / 97°45'W4.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Grant
14.61959-05-17236°53'N / 97°55'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Grant
14.81965-03-16436°55'N / 97°28'W37°00'N / 97°19'W10.20 Miles50 Yards00250K0Kay
15.02010-05-10336°57'N / 97°27'W37°00'N / 97°20'W7.00 Miles1500 Yards010K0KKay
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the Kay County portion of tornado #A2. The tornado crossed into Kay County from Grant County and continued to produce significant damage. One home was destroyed and another significantly damaged between the Grant County line and U.S. Highway 177. After the tornado crossed US-177, an anchored mobile home was destroyed and blown to the east, and a tri-level home was destroyed with the top floor blown about 50 yards northeast into some trees, and the ground floor pivoted and was displaced to the northwest exposing the basement where one minor injury occurred. The tornado continued to produce significant tree damage as it moved east-northeast, and blew semi trucks over along Interstate 35 at the Kansas state line. This tornado crossed into Sumner County Kansas. See documentation from the NWS Wichita KS for additional information. 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.
15.51966-06-05236°50'N / 97°24'W2.50 Miles100 Yards01250K0Kay
15.71991-04-12336°39'N / 97°49'W36°46'N / 97°40'W9.50 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Grant
15.71965-03-16436°40'N / 98°00'W36°49'N / 97°39'W21.90 Miles50 Yards000K0Grant
16.71998-05-24336°39'N / 97°33'W36°44'N / 97°36'W5.30 Miles1300 Yards002.0M0Grant
 Brief Description: A large complex of severe thunderstorms moved from southern Kansas into northern and central Oklahoma during the evening of May 24th and the early morning of May 25th, resulting in 16 tornadoes, most of which occurred in Grant County. The strongest tornado, an F3, occurred near Lamont in Grant County. There were also reports of hail up to 3.5 inches in diameter, straight line wind damage, and flooding. The first tornado, an F0, touched down in an open field 1 mile south of Amorita in Alfalfa County at 1745 CST lasting for less than one minute with no reports of damage. The second tornado, also an F0, was reported 5 minutes later by media chasers to have touched down in an open field 3 miles east northeast of Amorita. Touchdown was very brief with no damage reported. The third tornado was also observed by media chasers, this time in northeast Alfalfa County 8 miles east of Amorita. The tornado, an F1, damaged one house and knocked down power lines as it moved southeast and weakened while crossing into western Grant County for a total damage path lengh of 5 miles. There were no reports of damage with this segment of the tornado in Grant County and thus was rated an F0. An unusual aspect of this tornado was that it was reported to be rotating anticyclonically. The fourth and fifth tornadoes were also rated F0, the fourth reported by media chasers to have touched down in an open field 4 west northwest of Wakita with no damage, and the fifth observed by Wakita Fire Department to be on the ground for 2.5 miles from 2 miles southwest of Wakita to 2 miles south of Wakita. No damage was reported. An off-duty National Weather Service meteorologist observed the sixth tornado, an F0, in an open field 9 miles west of Medford. The seventh tornado, also an F0, produced no damage as it rotated anticyclonically 3 miles southeast of Wakita. The eighth and ninth tornadoes, both F0, occurred simultaneously 6 miles west of Medford. The eighth tornado touched down just north of Highway 11 while the ninth tornado touched down just south of Highway 11. One house and a business were damaged by the tenth tornado which occurred in Grant County from 2 miles southwest of Medford to 2 miles south of Medford. The eleventh tornado, an F0, was observed by an off duty National Weather Service meteorologist to be knocking down trees and power lines in a 5 mile long damage path in southern Grant County. The twelvth tornado, an F1, snapped trees in half and damaged a private airstrip 4 miles east northeast of Pond Creek while the thirteenth tornado, also an F1, damaged several homes and knocked down trees and power lines 1 mile north of Salt Fork. The fourteenth tornado, an F0, was reported by spotters to have touched down briefly in an open field causing no damage. The most destructive tornado occurred near the city of Lamont where damage estimates reached 2 million dollars. National Weather Service meteorologists conducted a survey of the area and found a damage path 5 1/4 miles long and 3/4 of a mile wide with F3 damage occurring 2 miles west of Lamont where a well-built brick home had all of its exterior walls destroyed. In addition, 6 single-family homes were destroyed 1.5 miles south of Lamont, while in the city of Lamont 3 single-family dwellings sustained major damage. Nine single-family homes sufferred minor damage. Nearly a dozen vehicles were destroyed, including automobiles, pickup trucks, farm trucks, and farm tractors. Several barns were destroyed including one barn where 30 sheep were also killed. More than 70 utility poles were ripped down in a 3 mile stretch. The Lamont tornado, as it is referred, was unusual in its direction of movement. Several eye witnesses reported a southeast to northwest movement. WSR-88D data also showed the mesocyclone associated with the tornado moving from south to north in a looping manner when the tornado was reported. The last tornado, the sixteenth of this episode, touched down briefly in an open field 5 miles northwest of Tonkawa at 2130 CST. Tonkawa Emergency Management reported no damage. Thus, this tornado was rated an F0. In addition to these tornadoes, a large macroburst containing damaging straight-line winds occurred from 13 miles west of Medford (Grant County) to 4 miles west northwest of Pond Creek. Satellite dishes owned by Classic Cable Company, which were rated at 110 mph, were flattened by the winds. Straight-line wind damage was also reported in Alva where one man sustained minor injuries when he was blown into the bed of a pickup truck. Also in Alva at least 3 mobile homes suffered major damage; several carports were destroyed; awning and minor roof damage occurred to many homes; and trees and power lines were blown down. One indirect fatality occurred in Alva when a man slipped and suffered a heart attack while seeking shelter in a storm cellar. Other reports of straight-line wind damage include major roof damage to an old schoolhouse gymnasium in the city of Jefferson in Grant County. Two large cedar trees were also uprooted in Jefferson. A tree limb was blown through a picture window 14 miles north northeast of Camp Houston in Woods County. Windows were also blown out of a shed, and numerous trees were downed. Four to six inch tree limbs were blown down 9 miles west of Cherokee in Alfalfa County. In Thomas in Custer County one utility pole was snapped and large limbs were blown down. Power lines were knocked down in Edmond in Oklahoma County. Severe winds also damaged the roof of the Fred Humphrey Pavillion in Shawnee in Pottawatomie County. The largest hail reported measured 3.5 inches in diameter and occurred in Medford in Grant County. Three reported events of at least tennis ball size hail occurred in Goltry (Alfalfa County) in less than 2 hours: tennis ball size hail at 2140 CST and 2230 CST, and baseball size hail at 2305 CST. Between 30 and 100 percent of the wheat crop was destroyed due to large hail from about 2 miles west of Jet to near Goltry. Another area south of Cherokee, near the junction of US 64 and SH 8 also sustained major wheat crop damage. In addition numerous vehicles had their windows broken. Tennis ball size hail also damaged the wheat crop and numerous vehicles in Okarche in Canadian County while in Watonga in Blaine County golf ball size hail damaged RV vehicles and street lights. Quarter size hail damaged several vehicles 6 miles north of Piedmont in Canadian County. Lightning struck a house in Piedmont causing a house to catch on fire. The last of the severe thunderstorms moved through northern Oklahoma during the early morning of May 25th, resulting in flooding near Cherokee and the National Wildlife Refuge in Alfalfa County, where 5.5 inches of rain fell. Several streets and the city park were also flooded in Blackwell in Kay County during the evening of May 24th.
17.01978-05-11236°54'N / 97°23'W36°55'N / 97°19'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0325K0Kay
17.41956-04-02236°36'N / 97°51'W36°48'N / 97°45'W14.80 Miles100 Yards04250K0Grant
17.71973-04-30236°48'N / 98°02'W36°49'N / 97°51'W10.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Grant
19.61997-05-25237°08'N / 97°30'W37°10'N / 97°23'W8.00 Miles1700 Yards001.9M0KSumner
 Brief Description: TWO (2) FARMSTEADS WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED THAT INCLUDED A 90-YEAR OLD BARN, 2 HOMES, 3 MACHINE SHEDS, A GARAGE AND THE MACHINERY THAT IT HOUSED AS WELL AS NUMEROUS CROPS. A CO-OP LOST A LARGE GRAIN BIN. TREE DAMAGE WAS EXTENSIVE THAT INCLUDED LARGE TREES THAT WERE COMPLETELY UPROOTED.
19.61955-05-25537°00'N / 97°15'W37°03'N / 97°24'W8.80 Miles500 Yards00250K0Sumner
21.61968-05-22236°55'N / 97°22'W36°54'N / 97°10'W11.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Kay
21.61959-05-04236°48'N / 97°19'W36°52'N / 97°15'W5.70 Miles300 Yards0025K0Kay
22.01955-05-25536°43'N / 97°17'W37°00'N / 97°15'W19.60 Miles500 Yards2028025.0M0Kay
22.21956-04-02236°39'N / 97°27'W000K0Kay
23.01991-03-26337°00'N / 97°23'W37°05'N / 97°09'W16.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sumner
23.31964-05-06236°45'N / 98°01'W003K0Grant
23.41958-11-17336°32'N / 97°28'W36°48'N / 97°18'W20.50 Miles33 Yards000K0Kay
24.01952-06-19237°11'N / 97°25'W37°13'N / 97°22'W3.30 Miles60 Yards0025K0Sumner
24.21973-04-30236°48'N / 98°06'W36°48'N / 98°02'W3.30 Miles100 Yards06250K0Alfalfa
24.71965-03-16437°00'N / 97°19'W37°07'N / 97°10'W11.50 Miles300 Yards02250K0Sumner
24.71953-05-10237°00'N / 97°36'W37°23'N / 97°07'W37.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sumner
24.82004-05-29237°11'N / 98°00'W37°14'N / 97°52'W8.00 Miles500 Yards00175K200KHarper
 Brief Description: The tornado mainly moved over open country damaging wheat fields that were ready to be harvested, however, one home completely lost it's roof and most of the belongings inside.
25.21955-05-25236°42'N / 97°18'W36°44'N / 97°16'W2.70 Miles500 Yards00250K0Kay
25.51973-11-19236°37'N / 97°25'W36°44'N / 97°13'W13.70 Miles60 Yards062.5M0Kay
25.81991-04-26236°41'N / 97°18'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Kay
26.12004-08-27237°16'N / 97°24'W37°13'N / 97°24'W3.00 Miles110 Yards00250K0Sumner
 Brief Description: At intersection of E. 40th St. S and Highway 81, 2 miles south of Wellington, two homes were damaged around 1830 CST. The first, a 2-story brick structure, was unroofed and had one wall collapsed. (F2 rating assigned to this property.) Tree damage also occurred on & around the property. The 2nd, neighboring home, of wood frame construction, was located 30 feet distant, and sustained minor roof damag. (F0 rating assigned to this property.) In addition, four power poles were snapped to near the ground as were, of course, their associated power lines.
26.21991-04-12336°35'N / 97°54'W36°36'N / 97°52'W2.20 Miles800 Yards00250K0Grant
26.81956-04-02236°33'N / 97°53'W36°36'N / 97°51'W3.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Garfield
27.32004-05-12237°14'N / 97°59'W37°14'N / 97°57'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00140K0Harper
 Brief Description: Large tornado moved over open country before hitting a farmstead and shearing off the roof of a veterinarians clinic and the top floor of a two story home.
27.61968-04-03236°39'N / 97°20'W36°43'N / 97°11'W9.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Kay
28.01955-05-25536°53'N / 97°09'W37°00'N / 97°09'W8.00 Miles660 Yards00250K0Kay
28.41961-05-07236°33'N / 97°52'W003K0Garfield
28.52004-05-12437°15'N / 97°59'W37°15'N / 97°58'W1.20 Miles500 Yards01275K75KHarper
 Brief Description: Large destructive tornado completely demolished a two story farm house and 5 other barns associated with the homestead. Five cars were also dismantled as the engines were spread across the shaven wheat fields. Very few automobile body parts could be located.
29.02009-04-25236°31'N / 97°47'W36°31'N / 97°47'W1.00 Mile50 Yards000K0KGarfield
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado occurred mainly over open farmland, except for one house about 2.5 miles southeast of Kremlin that suffered significant damage, including the removal of the roof. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed ahead of a dry line, and then ahead of a cold front by late afternoon. Very large hail up to baseball size was reported at several locations. Later in the evening, the low-level jet developed, increasing wind shear and making the environment more conducive for tornadoes. Low-level rotation became more common with the thunderstorms, with a couple of storms over north central Oklahoma producing tornadoes. Damage was reported in the northern Enid and Hillsdale areas, but no significant injuries were reported. The storms moved northeast into Kansas after midnight.
29.41991-04-12336°31'N / 97°55'W36°35'N / 97°54'W6.80 Miles800 Yards00250K0Garfield
29.61965-03-16436°36'N / 98°06'W36°40'N / 98°00'W7.10 Miles50 Yards02250K0Grant
30.52004-05-12237°16'N / 98°01'W37°16'N / 98°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00100K0Harper
 Brief Description: Tornado moved NNE on the outskirts of Harper. The tornado sheared off the top portion of a two story home and sending debris for several hundred yards.
30.51955-05-25537°00'N / 97°15'W37°21'N / 97°09'W24.70 Miles660 Yards53250K0Sumner
30.71965-05-13337°08'N / 97°18'W37°24'N / 97°18'W18.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sumner
30.91964-04-22236°29'N / 97°31'W36°31'N / 97°27'W4.30 Miles733 Yards000K0Garfield
30.91978-04-17236°46'N / 97°12'W36°51'N / 97°02'W10.70 Miles40 Yards0025K0Kay
31.32004-05-29337°23'N / 97°36'W37°22'N / 97°34'W2.50 Miles500 Yards001.0M0Sumner
 Brief Description: Considerable damage to two homesteads; the first being a sturdy brick home. All exterior walls ripped from the home, only leaving only the interior. Home owner ran down the stairs as the tornado hit and avoided injury. Further southeast, a modular home was completely removed from above a viewout basement. It was here that an amazing survival occurred. The homeowner sought refuge in a safe room in the basement and was unharmed, despite the fact a propane tank landed in the basement and began to leak. Breathing became difficult as fumes permeated the saferoom. At the same time, the saferoom began to flood, however the rising water levels dissipated the fumes. In addition, a semi-truck was thrown approximately 100 feet.
31.72004-05-29337°22'N / 97°38'W37°24'N / 97°37'W2.50 Miles600 Yards0117.8M100KSumner
 Brief Description: The following were destroyed: 15 farm dwellings and service buildings, 25 pieces of farm machinery and equipment, many miles of transmission line, with most of wheat a total loss. (This portion of narrative courtesy of USDA Flash Situation Report.) In addition, major damage to several homes along highway 49. One modular was completely removed from over a viewout basement. A teenage boy sought refuge under the staircase in the basement only to watch a car thrown overhead. He escaped unharmed. However, one woman wasn't so fortunate; the resident of a mobile home that was completely destroyed. The only recognizable parts were the steel girders that ran along the base of the home. She had sought refuge in the bathroom and was holding on to the commode. She was thrown several feet from the homestead and received several injuries. Fortunately, none were serious.
31.71954-03-24236°56'N / 97°06'W36°58'N / 97°04'W2.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kay
31.71968-04-03236°31'N / 97°26'W36°32'N / 97°19'W6.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Noble
31.91973-04-30236°59'N / 97°05'W0.40 Mile67 Yards0025K0Kay
32.41964-04-22236°31'N / 97°27'W36°36'N / 97°08'W18.40 Miles733 Yards00250K0Noble
32.81964-04-22236°26'N / 97°35'W36°29'N / 97°31'W5.10 Miles733 Yards000K0Garfield
33.51978-04-17236°49'N / 97°07'W36°53'N / 97°00'W7.80 Miles60 Yards00250K0Kay
33.61973-03-13236°48'N / 97°08'W37°00'N / 96°58'W16.50 Miles250 Yards012.5M0Kay
33.61979-03-18236°54'N / 97°03'W0025K0Kay
33.61958-11-17336°21'N / 97°43'W36°32'N / 97°28'W18.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Garfield
33.71991-03-26337°05'N / 97°09'W37°10'N / 97°03'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Cowley
34.01966-06-05236°28'N / 97°53'W06250K0Garfield
34.41978-04-17236°52'N / 97°07'W36°59'N / 96°57'W12.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Kay
34.61991-04-26436°26'N / 97°33'W36°27'N / 97°26'W6.00 Miles1500 Yards002.5M0Garfield
34.91981-05-17237°04'N / 97°03'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Cowley
35.01978-04-17236°44'N / 97°08'W36°47'N / 96°59'W9.00 Miles40 Yards0025K0Kay
35.21991-04-26336°24'N / 97°46'W36°26'N / 97°40'W6.00 Miles350 Yards00250K0Garfield
35.31964-04-22236°36'N / 97°08'W36°45'N / 97°04'W10.90 Miles733 Yards00250K0Kay
35.92009-04-25236°25'N / 97°52'W36°27'N / 97°52'W2.00 Miles30 Yards000K0KGarfield
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the expo center in the northwest side of Enid. The southwest corner of the roof of the expo center was removed, and numerous trailers, trees and signs were damaged. The tornado moved north-northeast from the expo center into a neighborhood causing destroying or causing significant damage to a number of trailers, and significant damage to a metal building and trees along with some roof damage to other homes. The tornado then moved into a neighborhood on the west side of the city of North Enid damaging home roofs. The last observed damage was as the tornado crossed Phillips Avenue just east of Highway 81. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed ahead of a dry line, and then ahead of a cold front by late afternoon. Very large hail up to baseball size was reported at several locations. Later in the evening, the low-level jet developed, increasing wind shear and making the environment more conducive for tornadoes. Low-level rotation became more common with the thunderstorms, with a couple of storms over north central Oklahoma producing tornadoes. Damage was reported in the northern Enid and Hillsdale areas, but no significant injuries were reported. The storms moved northeast into Kansas after midnight.
36.11983-05-17236°37'N / 98°11'W2.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Alfalfa
36.21999-04-21236°28'N / 98°05'W36°31'N / 97°58'W8.50 Miles500 Yards001.5M0Garfield
 Brief Description: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of western and central Oklahoma from late afternoon of the 21st through the early morning of the 22nd. An F2 tornado that struck the town of Carrier in Garfield County received the most attention, however 2 other tornadoes did form, and there were many reports of damaging straight-line winds and large, destructive hail. A team of National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage in and near Carrier and rated the tornado an F2. The tornado developed at 1745 CST approximately 4 miles west-southwest of Carrier. The tornado moved along a path from west-southwest to east-northeast from its starting point to Carrier. The path width was approximately 150 yards wide early in the tornado's life. At a point 2 miles southwest of Carrier F2 damage was observed. A home had its roof ripped off and two walls collapsed. As the tornado began to approach Carrier it widened to approximately 500 yards. Four homes in Carrier lost all of their roofs with all four walls standing. One older abandoned cinder block building collapsed. A school and church on the north side of Carrier suffered only minor roof or window damage. As the storm moved out of Carrier it turned to the northeast and narrowed to 200 yards. At about 2 miles northeast of Carrier one home had significant damage to its roof while another suffered minor roof damage. The tornado was rated F1 at this point.The tornado dissipated at 1805 CST about 4 miles northeast of Carrier. The combination of the tornado and straight-line winds in believed to have been responsible for the majority of damage. After the tornado dissipated, straight-line winds continued to cause some damage for several miles. Significant tree damage was noted 4 miles east northeast of Carrier which was one and a half miles south of the tornado damage path. In total 8 homes and businesses were destroyed; 14 buildings sustained major damage, while 19 others sustained minor damage. Damage is estimated at 1.5 million dollars. Another tornado, an F0, was reported by Garfield County Emergency Management causing minor damage to roofs of 2 homes west-northwest of Vance Air Force Base. The 3rd and last tornado of the day, an F1, touched down about 1 mile northeast of Billings in Noble County and destroyed a barn and 2 outbuildings. In addition trees were blown down and several house windows were blown out; numerous farm animals were killed, and 2 semis were blown over on Interstate 35 near mile marker 207. The driver of one of the trucks was injured by broken glass. In addition to tornadoes, large and destructive hail fell in many areas including Hennessey in Kingfisher County where an unusually large amount of golf ball to baseball-size hail fell several times on the 21st causing extensive damage to vehicles, homes, and wheat crop. At least 900,000 dollars is expected to be paid out by just one insurance company which received nearly 750 claims. Among the list of hail damage reports: a pick-up truck was struck by golf ball-size hail 6 miles west of Lacey in Kingfisher County, and numerous vehicles had their windows broken by tennis ball-size hail 16 miles west of Hennessey, also in Kingfisher County. Damaging straight-line winds were observed by the Chief of the Kremlin Fire Department in Garfield County who experienced a brief period of 70 to 80 mph winds from the northwest near the intersection of Highway 81 and Great Lakes Road 8 miles south of Kremlin. He also witnessed an old barn being blown over. Power lines were also downed on the north side of Enid in Garfield County. A wind gust of 90 mph was also observed at the Stillwater Regional Airport in Payne County, where many signs were blown down.
36.71973-06-04236°42'N / 97°04'W36°40'N / 97°04'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Kay
37.52004-05-12237°13'N / 98°13'W37°15'N / 98°13'W1.80 Miles200 Yards00140K0Harper
 Brief Description: Large dusty tornado moved north just on the outskirts of the city. The tornado had a direct hit on an ECO block home. The home lost it's roof, but all exterior walls remained in tact. Two metal barns were also lost in the tornado.
38.01964-04-22236°19'N / 97°49'W36°26'N / 97°35'W15.30 Miles733 Yards01250K0Garfield
38.11956-04-08336°23'N / 97°54'W36°24'N / 97°46'W7.30 Miles400 Yards042.5M0Garfield
38.31991-03-26236°29'N / 98°14'W36°36'N / 98°05'W9.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Alfalfa
39.31955-04-22236°26'N / 97°18'W000K0Noble
39.51991-04-26436°27'N / 97°26'W36°34'N / 96°54'W33.00 Miles1500 Yards062.5M0Noble
40.01965-03-16437°07'N / 97°10'W37°15'N / 96°51'W19.70 Miles300 Yards03250K0Cowley
40.11991-04-12236°24'N / 98°02'W36°27'N / 98°01'W6.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Garfield
40.11962-05-20236°45'N / 98°21'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Alfalfa
40.31965-05-13337°24'N / 97°18'W37°29'N / 97°20'W5.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sumner
41.01985-09-22236°44'N / 98°23'W36°44'N / 98°20'W4.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Alfalfa
41.31967-04-12236°40'N / 96°59'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Osage
41.61976-03-11236°29'N / 98°21'W36°42'N / 98°13'W16.60 Miles200 Yards000K0Alfalfa
41.71973-06-04236°40'N / 97°04'W36°40'N / 96°53'W10.10 Miles83 Yards003K0Osage
41.91960-07-29236°21'N / 97°54'W0025K0Garfield
42.01955-05-25537°21'N / 97°09'W37°23'N / 97°07'W2.30 Miles1320 Yards75270250K0Cowley
42.31956-04-02436°49'N / 96°58'W37°00'N / 96°49'W15.10 Miles880 Yards02250K0Kay
42.41991-04-26437°04'N / 97°09'W37°21'N / 96°48'W25.00 Miles500 Yards1025.0M0Cowley
42.81962-05-28236°48'N / 98°25'W000K0Alfalfa
43.01964-05-05337°05'N / 98°35'W37°22'N / 98°06'W33.00 Miles660 Yards0025K0Barber
43.62010-05-10237°30'N / 97°59'W37°31'N / 97°56'W3.00 Miles700 Yards00125K0KKingman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down and caused some damage to a barn and some trees limbs were partially torn off. As the tornado continued to move to the northeast more significant damage occurred. A house was damaged with the roof being torn off of a house with 2 exterior walls being blown out (EF2 damage). Two garages were also destroyed and a riding lawnmower was removed from the garage and moved 100 yards downstream. Three people took shelter from the tornado in the basement and were unharmed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed during the afternoon and evening hours of May 10th, 2010, ahead of an approaching dry line and warm front. This dynamic environment coupled with an unstable airmass led to the development of thunderstorms to the west and south of Wichita, Kansas with tornado producing supercells moving across portions of South Central Kansas. Two supercells in particular produced significant damage across portions of Kingman, Sedgwick and Cowley counties with some of the damage classified as EF-2 damage by survey teams.
43.92004-06-12337°28'N / 97°14'W37°26'N / 97°11'W4.00 Miles75 Yards02500K75KSumner
 Brief Description: The tornado started moving NE before becoming influenced by the outflow of the storm and darted back to the SE. The tornado ripped the roof off one home and blew out two walls and a roof of another. However, the tornado took dead aim on one home about 3.5 miles SE of Mulvane and completely removed it from it's foundation. Two inhabitants were under the staircase in the basement and escaped with only minor injuries.
44.01959-05-04236°32'N / 98°17'W000K0Alfalfa
44.51979-05-02436°23'N / 98°07'W36°21'N / 98°00'W6.90 Miles880 Yards010250K0Garfield
44.71967-06-11237°06'N / 98°35'W37°24'N / 98°08'W32.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Barber
45.51956-04-02336°48'N / 98°32'W36°54'N / 98°25'W9.20 Miles400 Yards00250K0Alfalfa
45.61956-04-08336°15'N / 97°40'W36°17'N / 97°32'W7.70 Miles400 Yards000K0Garfield
46.91991-05-16337°30'N / 97°27'W37°36'N / 97°12'W20.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Sedgwick
47.31955-05-25537°23'N / 97°07'W37°27'N / 97°00'W7.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Cowley
47.41976-04-17437°04'N / 98°32'W37°19'N / 98°22'W19.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Barber
47.41964-04-03237°33'N / 97°18'W000K0Sedgwick
47.41979-05-02436°27'N / 98°21'W36°23'N / 98°07'W13.70 Miles880 Yards1152.5M0Major
47.82002-04-18236°35'N / 98°31'W36°47'N / 98°25'W15.00 Miles1500 Yards0075K0Alfalfa
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the tornado that developed in Major County and moved through Woods County. The tornado tracked for another 15 miles in Alfalfa County before dissipating 2 miles southwest of Ingersoll. As the tornado entered Alfalfa County, damage was sustained to outbuildings, trees and power lines, along State Highway 45 to the west of Carmen. Large trees were uprooted or snapped, and a windmill was destroyed along EW 25 Road to the east of NS 253 Road, or about 4.5 miles southwest of Lambert. Along the west side of NS 255 Road, between EW 23 Road and EW 22 Road (about 2.5 miles west of Lambert), a barn roof was removed as was the west section of the barn. Numerous power poles were snapped along EW 22 Road in a mile area to the east of NS 255 Road. Several high-tension power poles were damaged or destroyed west of NS 256 Road and south of EW 21 Road. Significant tree damage and a couple of destroyed outbuildings were observed at the northeast corner of EW 20 and NS 256 Roads, about 5.5 miles southwest of Cherokee. The tornado continued north-northeast with the last damage observed along EW 17 Road just east of NS 257 Road, 2 miles southwest of Ingersoll, or about 4 miles west-northwest of Cherokee. In total, the tornado persisted for 62 minutes and traveled 34 miles. Numerous severe thunderstorms were observed over western Oklahoma during the afternoon and evening of the 17th and early morning of the 18th. Four tornadoes were confirmed, and there were several reports of very large hail, even one report of softball size hail (4.5 inches in diameter). The tornadoes were at night with the largest tornado, believed to be up to one mile wide, causing a maximum of F2 damage over a 34 mile path across northwest Oklahoma. Another tornado resulted in F3 damage.
47.81960-04-16236°17'N / 97°59'W000K0Garfield
47.91961-05-07236°27'N / 98°21'W36°30'N / 98°17'W4.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Major
48.41968-04-03236°17'N / 97°16'W36°20'N / 97°13'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0125K0Noble
48.61969-06-23437°39'N / 97°39'W37°36'N / 97°30'W8.70 Miles700 Yards06250K0Sedgwick
49.01999-05-03437°29'N / 97°22'W37°42'N / 97°20'W14.00 Miles880 Yards6150140.0M0Sedgwick
 Brief Description: The same tornado that initially touched down 4 miles north of Wellington in Central Sumner County, SKYWARN reports indicate the tornado crossed the Sumner/Sedgwick County line at 1930, 1 mile west of Peck. Moving northeast at 30 kts, the tornado hit Haysville at 1935, destroying a subdivision just southwest of the South Seneca-South 87th Street intersection where the first 2 fatalities occurred in a mobile home park when a woman and her grandson were killed while running for shelter. (A 6th fatality resulted when an elderly man died from his injuries at a Wichita hospital on May 23rd.) The tornado then moved north along South Seneca Avenue, entering the Haysville Central Business District at 1938. The 3rd fatality occurred at this point when an elderly man was killed in a mobile home at South 75th Street. At the South Seneca/South 71st Street intersection, most of the businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed. Damage summary for Haysville (damaged or destroyed): 150 homes, 27 businesses, 3 churches, 1 library, 4 historic buildings and 1 lodge. The tornado entered South Wichita at 1943 when it crossed South 55th Street. The tornado then veered slightly toward the northwest. At South 47th Street it reassumed a northeast track. Crossing MacArthur Avenue, the tornado leveled the Lakeshore and Pacesetter mobile home parks located just northeast of the South Seneca/MacArthur intersection where the 4th and 5th fatalities occurred, one at each mobile home park. At 1945, the tornado crossed the East Harry Street interchange on I-135 and continued to move northeast, lifting in the College Hill District in Northeast Wichita. Along this entire track, the tornado left a path of destruction 14 miles long and 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide. Damage summary for Sedgwick County: 8,480 buildings (all types) damaged or destroyed. Of these, 2,456 were at least 50% destroyed and 1,109 totally destroyed. M27MH, F43OU, M1OU, M83MH, M68MH, M78MH
49.21991-04-26537°28'N / 97°29'W37°42'N / 97°09'W24.00 Miles440 Yards475250.0M0Sedgwick


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