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

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Earthquake Index, #388

Samnorwood, TX
0.03
Texas
0.04
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

Samnorwood, TX
0.0000
Texas
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, #634

Samnorwood, TX
242.69
Texas
208.58
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 3,387 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Samnorwood, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:3Dense Fog:10Drought:66
Dust Storm:1Flood:66Hail:2,164Heat:9Heavy Snow:33
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:63
Thunderstorm Winds:824Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:19Winter Storm:24Winter Weather:30
Other:60 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Samnorwood, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Samnorwood, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 85 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Samnorwood, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.01977-05-16334°51'N / 100°24'W35°04'N / 100°16'W16.70 Miles500 Yards003K0Collingsworth
7.91955-05-25435°00'N / 100°13'W35°14'N / 100°07'W17.10 Miles1100 Yards0525K0Collingsworth
8.71991-05-15335°04'N / 100°15'W35°12'N / 100°05'W11.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
9.21977-05-16335°10'N / 100°17'W35°12'N / 100°15'W3.60 Miles500 Yards003K0Collingsworth
14.21965-06-03334°51'N / 100°12'W34°55'N / 100°04'W8.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
14.31980-05-29234°56'N / 100°19'W34°46'N / 100°07'W16.20 Miles160 Yards000K0Collingsworth
14.41977-05-16335°12'N / 100°15'W35°18'N / 100°10'W8.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Wheeler
15.11973-04-23235°16'N / 100°15'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Wheeler
17.21955-06-17334°51'N / 100°13'W34°53'N / 99°56'W16.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
17.31997-06-11335°20'N / 100°27'W35°13'N / 100°23'W9.00 Miles600 Yards0131.7M0Wheeler
 Brief Description: Tornado occurred near Pakan community on CR 453. Twelve homes damaged or destroyed along with 13 vehicles on Interstate 40. Two inch diameter hail fell along most of the tornado path. Tornado track was determined by official storm survey.
17.41991-05-15335°12'N / 100°05'W35°14'N / 100°01'W3.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Wheeler
19.82007-03-28235°12'N / 100°34'W35°15'N / 100°33'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0074K0KGray
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Major damage associated with this tornado included a Texas Department of Transportation meteorological tower which was bent at a ninety degree angle to the ground one mile southeast of McLean. Approximately five hundred yards to the north northeast of this tower...a metal veterinary clinic had a Texas Department of Transportation Highway sign impact the building and penetrate the metal siding and also lost part of the tin from the roof. One hundred yards to the north and slightly west of the veterinary clinic was a house that suffered extensive roof damage. A small section of the roof was destroyed...indications throughout the house show that the entire roof structure attempted to be lifted from the walls. The West Texas Mesonet station one mile east of McLean at 1935 CST measured a wind gust of one hundred and ten knots. A large barn was also destroyed along with some tree damage occurred just northeast of McLean during the final stages of the tornado. Minor damage was encountered along County Road Y...where metal roofing was lost from a large metal shed. Metal lawn and porch furniture was mangled and relocated...a large satellite dish suffered minor damage to its mesh lining...and a few large branches were snapped from nearby trees. An empty fertilizer bin disappeared. The tornado dissipated north of County Road Y. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
21.31965-06-04335°19'N / 100°09'W35°19'N / 100°02'W6.80 Miles50 Yards1125K0Wheeler
22.71995-06-08435°15'N / 100°36'W24.00 Miles800 Yards008.0M2.0MWheeler
 Brief Description: Three additional tornadoes were added to the storm data based on video provided by National Weather Service employee. Fortunately, these were over open country with the only damage occurring to power lines. The one tornado crossed the county line from Donley into Gray at about 1718CST. A violent tornado dropped down just north of McLean and moved north northeast. Several homes received minor damage north of McLean with the Crockett estate, on County Line road, having two homes destroyed and another seriously damaged. But the main destruction occurred in Wheeler county at the Wheeler Stock Yard and several hundred cattle there. A few other businesses received significant damage from this tornado. This last tornado had two small satellite tornadoes with it and crossed the county line between Gray and Hemphill at 1755CST. The start and end times for this tornado have been modified based on additional information.
22.71995-06-08235°11'N / 100°39'W35°14'N / 100°37'W4.00 Miles300 Yards000.1M0Gray
23.31981-06-01234°49'N / 100°02'W34°49'N / 99°56'W5.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
23.31987-05-25234°43'N / 100°23'W34°43'N / 100°19'W4.00 Miles90 Yards000K0Childress
24.11987-05-25234°43'N / 100°26'W34°43'N / 100°23'W2.00 Miles90 Yards000K0Hall
24.21955-05-25435°14'N / 100°07'W35°28'N / 100°00'W17.40 Miles1100 Yards0525K0Wheeler
24.61968-05-06234°52'N / 99°55'W34°55'N / 99°52'W4.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Harmon
24.82001-04-10235°23'N / 100°16'W35°26'N / 100°14'W6.00 Miles200 Yards00150K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: An official storm damage survey was made of the estimated tornado path length and width. A home and farm equipment were severely damaged. Several large trees and power poles were also knocked down. Several areas of non-tornadic downburst winds were also assessed...primarily in the west and southwest areas of Wheeler county. Severe thunderstorms producing large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes occurred across the western Texas panhandle during the early evening hours and then moved east and northeast across the central and eastern Texas panhandle during the late evening hours.
25.61970-04-18435°11'N / 100°44'W35°14'N / 100°39'W6.10 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Gray
26.02007-03-28234°55'N / 100°44'W34°59'N / 100°43'W4.00 Miles528 Yards0063K0KDonley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The initial phase of this tornado was fairly weak with minor damage occurring to a tin roof...fences and small tree limbs. The tornado became progressively stronger...resulting in the total removal of deer blinds and considerable loss of metal roofing to a home and the detached garage. The worst damage occurred near the end of the tornado. Numerous large tree limbs were downed and several tree trunks were snapped at the base. A large barn was completely swept away...with portions of the structure found up to five hundred yards away. Several power poles were snapped and carried over twenty yards. A large hitch trailer was carried away from beside the barn and deposited in a nearby tree. A van was also displaced into a grove of trees near ground level. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
26.82007-03-28235°07'N / 100°46'W35°10'N / 100°43'W5.00 Miles200 Yards000.2M0KDonley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado developed in northern Donley County near where Farm to Market Road 291 ends and then traveled northeast to near the Donley County and Gray County line and dissipated at 1924 CST about eleven miles east of Jericho. The tornado developed over ranch land initially causing sporadic damage to trees and fences. The first continuous track of damage encountered was to a newly constructed home...which sustained total roof loss as the roof was lifted...destroyed...and scattered over a mile northward. The house walls were constructed of reinforced concrete and were left intact...suffering only windblown hail damage to their stucco exterior. A few power poles were also snapped in the vicinity of the home. On a ranch to the north of the home...significant damage to hardwood trees was encountered ranging from snapped large branches to snapped trunks. Power poles were also snapped on the property and fencing was destroyed in several locations. The worst damage on this ranch was sustained in an area of dense tree coverage...where treetops were sheared off...intact trees were defoliated and large trunks were snapped. Two hundred yards of barbed wire fencing had been rolled into a ball. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
26.91995-06-08435°15'N / 100°36'W35°33'N / 100°23'W5.00 Miles600 Yards000.2M0Gray
27.42007-03-28335°19'N / 100°33'W35°25'N / 100°36'W8.00 Miles1760 Yards0027K0KGray
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado developed from the same storm that moved just east of McLean. The initial circulation developed eight miles north northeast of McLean at 1945 CST and was initially moving northeast at forty miles per hour. As it crossed Farm to Market Road 2473 at the McClellan Creek bridge...high-tension power lines supported by double wooden pole structures were broken or snapped at the ground at several locations. Numerous hard and softwood trees were debarked with only stubs remaining. At 1949 CST...the tornado moved more northwesterly and accelerated to forty-five miles per hour. A local rancher...who lives seven miles northwest of Kellerville heard the tornado approaching and took shelter. Damage to his property included a covered porch that was completely blown off and steel roofing was peeled back on the the southward facing side. A brick chimney also collapsed. Several trees...as much as two hundred feet from the west edge of the house...were blown down. A bunkhouse on the property lost of the roof. An anchored large steel feed bunk was pulled out of the ground. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
27.61957-04-02235°27'N / 100°16'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Wheeler
27.71990-06-08235°27'N / 100°15'W1.60 Miles200 Yards0025K0Wheeler
28.82003-05-15235°24'N / 100°07'W35°27'N / 100°00'W10.00 Miles1760 Yards00200K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: No injuries were reported. The tornado severely damaged several homes and outbuildings...uprooted or snapped large trees...and knocked down powerlines. The tornado crossed the Oklahoma and Texas state line along State Highway 152...fifteen miles east of the town of Wheeler. Severe thunderstorms producing numerous tornadoes along with large hail and damaging winds moved northeast across the northwestern...central and eastern Texas panhandle during the late afternoon and evening hours. Although no injuries were reported as a result of the tornadoes...there was considerable damage to homes and businesses as well as to powerlines and trees.
29.21959-05-25335°19'N / 100°41'W000K0Webb
29.41995-06-08235°03'N / 100°50'W35°06'N / 100°46'W10.00 Miles500 Yards0000Donley
29.71965-05-06234°45'N / 99°58'W34°53'N / 99°43'W16.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Harmon
30.51955-04-18335°24'N / 100°06'W35°30'N / 100°00'W8.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Wheeler
30.71983-05-13234°43'N / 99°59'W34°45'N / 99°49'W10.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Harmon
32.41983-05-13234°48'N / 99°49'W34°49'N / 99°46'W2.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Harmon
32.41977-05-16335°24'N / 99°54'W35°20'N / 99°49'W6.50 Miles800 Yards0025K0Beckham
32.41970-04-18435°02'N / 100°58'W35°11'N / 100°44'W16.80 Miles880 Yards000K0Donley
32.51983-05-13234°45'N / 99°49'W34°48'N / 99°49'W3.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Harmon
32.81970-04-17434°45'N / 100°52'W34°51'N / 100°41'W12.30 Miles880 Yards000K0Donley
33.61967-07-03335°32'N / 100°27'W35°30'N / 100°27'W2.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Wheeler
33.62007-05-05335°23'N / 99°52'W35°25'N / 99°52'W3.00 Miles150 Yards015.0M0KBeckham
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the first tornado that occurred in Oklahoma with the southern tornadic supercell. The tornado appears to have developed 1/2 mile north of E1130 road and along Highway 30 in northern Beckham County, about 2 1/2 miles south of Sweetwater. The first evidence of a tornado was damage to an outbuilding at a gas facility on the west side of the highway along with some tree damage. The tornado moved north along and parallel to Highway 30, damaging trees, homes and some outbuildings. Damage in this area was mainly in the EF0 range. The most significant damage occurred when the tornado struck the Sweetwater school. At this location, the tornado is estimated to have been 100-150 yards wide. The most significant damage was to a metal building that was the school`s multi-purpose building, which was almost completely destroyed. The anchoring that connected the building to the foundation appeared to have failed, allowing all but the most northern section of the building to collapse. A small building that connected this building with the school`s gymnasium suffered only slight damage. The gymnasium, at the northwest corner of the school, suffered substantial roof damage, which appeared to have caused the west masonry wall of the school to collapse outward. Other damage on the school property consisted of a small storage building of similar construction as the multi-purpose building being completely destroyed, a bus barn/garage structure suffering damage when the large garage doors blew inward, and damage to trees, power lines and fences. A pick up truck, which had been parked in the school`s parking lot, was rolled/tossed approximately 100 yards to the north. A horse trailer that had been near the storage building at the southwest edge of the school property was found more than one quarter mile away in a field. A man suffered minor injuries near this location. Just north of the school, a home was damaged and an oil storage facility was also hit. An oil tank from this location was found approximately 500 yards away. Several animals were killed when a garage was destroyed. A RV was also destroyed. Numerous cars and school buses were damaged/destroyed. The damage to the multi-purpose building at the Sweetwater school is consistent with damage at the low end of the EF-3 scale. The remainder of the damage was primarily in the EF0-EF1 category. The tornado continued and crossed into Roger Mills County. Monetary damages were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level storm system moved slowly into south central Colorado during the afternoon. A dry line had become established and was located along the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle border. Also, favorable upper level winds were rotating around the upper level storm system, crossing the dryline over western Oklahoma. As the afternoon progressed, convergence along the dryline became maximized over this area. Thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours and they quickly became supercells. Two of the supercells produced several tornadoes. The northern tornadic storm produced five tornadoes from southwest of Roll to just east of Arnett. The southern tornadic storm also produced five tornadoes in Oklahoma from near Sweetwater to near Sharon. Large hail was also observed. The supercells moved northeast out of Oklahoma during the late evening hours. Monetary values for the tornado damage were estimated.
34.42007-05-05335°25'N / 99°55'W35°29'N / 99°55'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00150K0KRoger Mills
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is a continuation of the tornado that began in northern Beckham about 2 1/2 miles south of Sweetwater. The tornado continued to produce damage as it moved north along Highway 30 into Sweetwater. The church and post office were damaged...as were several outbuildings and businesses. Damage continued for approximately 5 miles north of Sweetwater, with some substantial tree damage noted on the west side of Highway 30...and numerous power lines downed. The tornado appeared to have dissipated just south of E1040 road in southern Roger Mills County. Monetary damages were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level storm system moved slowly into south central Colorado during the afternoon. A dry line had become established and was located along the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle border. Also, favorable upper level winds were rotating around the upper level storm system, crossing the dryline over western Oklahoma. As the afternoon progressed, convergence along the dryline became maximized over this area. Thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours and they quickly became supercells. Two of the supercells produced several tornadoes. The northern tornadic storm produced five tornadoes from southwest of Roll to just east of Arnett. The southern tornadic storm also produced five tornadoes in Oklahoma from near Sweetwater to near Sharon. Large hail was also observed. The supercells moved northeast out of Oklahoma during the late evening hours. Monetary values for the tornado damage were estimated.
34.71982-05-11334°39'N / 100°43'W34°34'N / 100°26'W15.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Hall
35.51960-06-08234°52'N / 100°52'W003K0Donley
35.61977-05-16335°20'N / 99°52'W35°25'N / 99°43'W10.30 Miles1320 Yards00250K0Beckham
35.91957-04-22234°41'N / 100°50'W34°44'N / 100°41'W9.20 Miles200 Yards0025K0Hall
36.01980-05-28235°35'N / 100°07'W35°30'N / 100°01'W8.00 Miles50 Yards060K0Wheeler
36.61955-05-25435°28'N / 100°00'W35°30'N / 99°49'W10.60 Miles400 Yards28250K0Roger Mills
37.42007-03-28335°07'N / 100°56'W35°10'N / 100°56'W3.00 Miles600 Yards020.2M0KDonley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado formed in the northwest part of Donley county at 1839 CST three miles south southwest of Jericho and tracked north northwest for about three miles before exiting Donley county one and a half miles west northwest of Jericho at 1848 CST.The tornado continued in Gray county for about another three miles before dissipating at 1854 CST. Damage was first noted two miles south of Interstate 40 along County Road 9 in northwest Donley County. The roof of a horse barn was completely destroyed...as was the rear room addition. Beside the barn...welded steel fencing was bent or mildly twisted. A refrigerated boxcar that had contained tools and horse feed was rolled northward eleven times and found on its side almost one hundred yards north of its original location. A feeding trough originally near the boxcar was carried one hundred yards northwest of its previous location. Three hundred yards away...the mobile home of the property owner suffered only minor damage. One mile north northwest of this location...a large home apparently lost a substantial portion of its roof. An irrigation pivot was overturned in a field just northwest of the home. The most significant damage from this tornado occurred to three semi trucks that were caught and badly damaged in the tornado on Interstate 40 on the Donley county and Gray county line. In this area...power poles were snapped near their bases. The cab of one of the semi trucks was reportedly lifted and deposited atop its trailer. The driver and his wife were sucked out of the cab. The driver was completely disrobed some distance away from the truck. His clothing was found tangled in the engine of the truck. The driver and his wife were reported to be in critical and serious condition...respectively. Additionally the cab was crushed to the steering column. The trailer roof appeared to have been pried up and twisted...and at least one of the side walls failed. The contents of the truck were scattered downstream into a field for nearly a mile. In this field...irrigation pivots were overturned. The property owner also reported that irrigation pivot tires weighing three hundred pounds were relocated and a fifteen hundred gallon fertilizer tank that was one quarter full was gone. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
37.81983-03-03235°02'N / 100°57'W35°07'N / 100°57'W5.00 Miles880 Yards0125K0Donley
38.01995-06-08435°30'N / 100°13'W35°41'N / 100°06'W10.00 Miles2200 Yards002.0M1.0MWheeler
39.51965-05-06234°53'N / 99°43'W34°58'N / 99°29'W14.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Greer
39.61972-05-22335°01'N / 99°40'W35°00'N / 99°30'W9.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Greer
39.61968-04-02235°18'N / 99°39'W1.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Beckham
39.71957-05-15335°01'N / 101°03'W35°07'N / 100°55'W10.20 Miles50 Yards01250K0Donley
39.81982-05-19235°33'N / 100°38'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Gray
40.11975-03-26335°26'N / 100°49'W1.00 Mile220 Yards2420K0Gray
40.31970-04-18434°59'N / 101°01'W35°02'N / 100°58'W4.70 Miles880 Yards000K0Donley
42.11983-03-03234°51'N / 101°00'W34°56'N / 101°00'W5.00 Miles880 Yards000K0Donley
42.31970-04-17434°41'N / 100°57'W34°45'N / 100°52'W6.60 Miles880 Yards000K0Hall
42.41962-04-26335°20'N / 99°39'W35°22'N / 99°36'W3.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0Beckham
43.01961-06-02235°21'N / 100°57'W0.50 Mile23 Yards000K0Gray
43.01964-05-05235°30'N / 99°48'W35°32'N / 99°45'W3.60 Miles440 Yards000K0Roger Mills
43.11951-06-06234°26'N / 100°12'W34°26'N / 100°08'W3.60 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Childress
43.22007-03-28335°16'N / 101°01'W35°18'N / 100°58'W3.00 Miles600 Yards020.1M0KGray
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado formed three miles south southwest of Jericho in northwest Donley county at 1839 CST and entered Gray county about one and a half miles west northwest of Jericho at 1848 CST. The tornado then continued moving north northwest for another three miles before dissipating just south of Farm to Market Road 2477 and just east of State Highway 70 four miles northwest of Jericho or about eleven miles southwest of Lefors at 1854 CST. As highlighted in the Donley County portion of this tornado track...the most significant damage from this tornado occurred to three semi trucks that were caught and badly damaged in the tornado on Interstate 40 on the Donley County and Gray County line. In this area...power poles were snapped near their bases. The cab of one of the semi trucks was reportedly lifted and deposited atop its trailer. The driver and his wife were sucked out of the cab. The driver was completely disrobed some distance away from the truck. His clothing was found tangled in the engine of the truck. The driver and his wife were reported to be in critical and serious condition...respectively. Additionally the cab was crushed to the steering column. The trailer roof appeared to have been pried up and twisted...and at least one of the side walls failed. The contents of the truck were scattered downstream into a field for nearly a mile. In this field...irrigation pivots were overturned. The property owner also reported that irrigation pivot tires weighing three hundred pounds were relocated and a fifteen hundred gallon fertilizer tank that was one quarter full was gone. Light damage was observed along Vernon Road just east of State Highway 70 and just south of Farm to Market Road 2477 in southwest Gray county...where metal roofing damage was observed to barns...stables...and sheds. A large quantity of metal roofing panels was also found south of these buildings...with several twisted around fence posts and trees. The tornado dissipated just north of this area. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
43.42003-04-15234°30'N / 99°55'W34°31'N / 99°52'W3.50 Miles350 Yards0075K0Hardeman
 Brief Description: This tornado began in Hardeman County, Texas producing F2 damage before moving northeast and crossing the Red River at 1829 CST into extreme western Jackson County, Oklahoma then moving into Harmon County, Oklahoma where it dissipated. The tornado moved through a farm north of Williams, Texas causing significant damage. A hay barn, saddle shed, garage, shop, and chicken house were destroyed. The house was also damaged with broken windows, porch removed from the house, tree limbs driven through the north facing wall, and the east wall of the house separated by approximately an inch.
43.71982-05-19235°35'N / 100°45'W35°35'N / 100°39'W6.00 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Gray
44.02006-05-09234°25'N / 100°12'W34°25'N / 100°12'W1.50 Miles175 Yards015.7M0Childress
 Brief Description: A tornado resulted in significant (F2) damage along a one and half mile path through the north side of Childress during the evening hours of the 9th. The tornado developed in a residential are of northwest Childress at 20:30 CST. Damage in the neighborhood was characterized as weak, with numerous downed trees, street signs, and damaged roofs. A resident was injured when a tree fell and struck him, breaking his arm and causing minor lacerations. The tornado then moved east toward the high school. Damage to the high school was extensive. A local television network, KVII-TV in Amarillo, operates an automated weather station on the campus as part of a regional school net. The instrument measured a 109 MPH wind gust as the tornado ripped through the facility at 20:32 CST. Damage at Childress High School was rated F1, with large brick walls blown inn and portions of the building's roof removed. The gymnasium was declared a total loss. The tornado intensified as it continued to move east across Fair Park. A large industrial building used to house city owned emergency vehicles was completely destroyed, with extensive damage to the fleet of vehicles that were parked inside. A tennis court was destroyed by wind-blown debris, and numerous large trees were uprooted. A large stone picnic table was blown northward along the wind fields convergent axis associated with center of the tornado's path. A well-built metal bridge that spanned Park Lake was blown a considerable distance downwind. Damage along the tornado's path through the park justified a significant rating (F2) on the Fujita Tornado Damage Intensity Scale. This given the magnitude of damage observed at the industrial building site, where large steel beams were completely torn from their bolted fixtures. The damage survey indicated that the tornado quickly weakened as it continued to move east of the park, and into more rural areas in the northeastern outskirts of the city. May 9 Severe Thunderstorm and Significant Tornado Event Summary...Two isolated supercell thunderstorms developed east of a dryline that was roughly oriented along the Caprock Escarpment during the late afternoon and early evening hours of the 9th. These storms evolved into splitting supercells, and resulted in large hail up to two inches in diameter in Dickens and Motley Counties. The anticyclonic member from one of the mentioned storms propagated northward over Childress County during the early evening hours. The storm effectively lowered temperature-to-dewpoint depressions and locally backed the near-surface winds. A classic supercell subsequently propagated southeastward out of the Texas Panhandle and over Hall County. This storm interacted with the "outflow boundary" left by the departing anticyclonic storm. The southeastward propagating storm rapidly became tornadic near the northwestern corner of Childress. Large hail, damaging RFD winds, and the significant (F2) tornado resulted in nearly $6 million in damages and injured one. A school net weather instrument located at the heavily damaged Childress High School measured a peak wind gust of 109 MPH as the tornado destroyed the school's gymnasium. A second round of isolated severe storms produced large hail over the extreme southeastern Texas Panhandle as clean-up crews worked in the damaged areas.
44.31970-04-18434°57'N / 101°06'W34°59'N / 101°01'W5.20 Miles880 Yards16422.5M0Donley
44.41977-05-16335°25'N / 99°43'W35°27'N / 99°35'W7.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Roger Mills
44.51955-06-16235°00'N / 101°04'W1.00 Mile20 Yards000K0Donley
45.12007-03-28234°38'N / 100°57'W34°43'N / 100°55'W5.00 Miles300 Yards0050K0KHall
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The long-lived tornado that impacted eastern Briscoe County moved through rural areas of northwestern Hall County, just west and northwest of Brice. Although the tornado was large and had a history of causing significant damage, no man-made structures were affected in Hall County. The tornado was roping out when it crossed the Hall and Donley County line west of Texas Highway 70 at 17:05 CST. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A second supercell thunderstorm initiated along the dryline over eastern Hale and western Floyd County. This storm produced large hail and a family of tornadoes as it tracked northeastward. The most significant tornado to impact the South Plains region on the 28th developed as this storm tracked over the Caprock Canyons State Park area north of Quitaque (Briscoe County). This tornado damaged at least three structures as it cut a nearly twenty mile path across eastern Briscoe County, northwestern Hall County, and southern Donley County.
45.61950-05-04235°15'N / 99°33'W35°19'N / 99°30'W5.60 Miles293 Yards0025K0Beckham
45.81982-05-19335°33'N / 100°49'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gray
46.61980-05-28235°39'N / 99°59'W35°37'N / 99°45'W13.20 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Roger Mills
47.01968-05-06335°40'N / 100°38'W0.50 Mile100 Yards062.5M0Roberts
47.52009-05-15235°33'N / 100°54'W35°30'N / 100°53'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0150K0KGray
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An official National Weather Service storm damage survey team determined that a multiple vortex tornado touched down four miles east northeast of Pampa at 1609 CST. This tornado then moved southeast to five miles east southeast of Pampa where it lifted at 1617 CST. At least one home sustained significant damage from the tornado. In addition...at least four other homes sustained significant damage from downburst winds in close proximity to the tornado...one to three miles east of Pampa along and near U.S. Highway 60. Several other structures and vehicles were also damaged...including a semi truck and a motor home. One injury occurred to the semi truck driver. Trees and power poles also sustained considerable damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms producing five tornadoes...large hail and damaging winds moved across the eastern sections of the Texas Panhandle during the late afternoon and evening hours. One person was injured by a tornado...although no fatalities occurred. Numerous homes and windshields were damaged by the hail while the high winds knocked over eighteen wheelers...power poles and trees. The high winds also caused numerous power outages.
47.61959-05-25235°29'N / 99°40'W35°31'N / 99°37'W3.80 Miles440 Yards003K0Roger Mills
48.51959-05-04235°12'N / 99°31'W35°18'N / 99°24'W9.60 Miles200 Yards013K0Beckham
49.01983-05-12234°51'N / 99°27'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Greer
49.11982-05-19335°33'N / 100°53'W35°37'N / 100°50'W4.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Gray
49.22007-03-28335°41'N / 100°29'W35°48'N / 100°30'W8.00 Miles1408 Yards113.0M0KHemphill
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado developed in southwestern Hemphill County approximately sixteen miles south southwest of Canadian. The tornado moved north northwest at twenty miles an hour and encountered an area of active oil drilling rigs. The tornado hit two drilling rigs. An employee of the first drilling rig that was hit was residing in a single-wide mobile home that was anchored into the ground. The mobile home was destroyed and displaced one hundred yards from its original location and the employee was thrown approximately fifty yards. A semi trailer used for storage was blown over. A structure used to lift the oil-well casing onto the oil derrick was also blown down and severely damaged. The tornado rolled a railroad boxcar one hundred and fifty yards. A series of power poles along County Road W covering a distance of zero point six miles was also blown down. A second oil drilling rig and production facility were hit by the tornado where another unoccupied and anchored single-wide mobile home was rolled over. Nearby...two goose neck fifth-wheel camper trailers were parked...both unanchored with one occupied. This person was critically injured and later died from his injuries. The camper trailer that was occupied rolled forty-five yards to the northeast while a second unoccupied trailer was blown thirty yards before coming to rest on an oilfield production unit. By 2041 CST...the tornado was crossing U.S. Highway 60...resulting in severe tree damage. Texas Department of Transportation officials...using light tree damage as an indicator...measured a damage width of zero point eight miles along U.S. Highway 60. At the center of this swath were numerous hardwood trees with trunks that had been broken off halfway up the tree. On the periphery of this area was a home located thirteen miles south southwest of Canadian that suffered only minor damage due to trees falling on the home. Many large trees were snapped twenty feet in the air. A second well built home suffered severe damage to the roof structure. The majority of the steel roofing structure was completely removed and six feet of brick chimney toppled onto the house. Several cedar beams were removed from the roof structure as well as several rafters despite being tied down by hurricane clips. Additionally...a steel feed bunk containing twenty six thousand pounds of feed was turned over on its side. At 2045 CST...a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was derailed with over fifty cars blown over. The tornado dissipated around 2055 CST. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
49.61970-04-18435°22'N / 101°05'W35°36'N / 100°53'W19.60 Miles880 Yards0102.5M0Gray
49.81962-07-20234°39'N / 99°33'W000K0Jackson
49.81971-10-17335°22'N / 101°06'W35°22'N / 101°03'W2.30 Miles100 Yards020K0Carson


* 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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