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

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Earthquake Index, #314

Texola, OK
0.08
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

Texola, 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, #636

Texola, OK
254.20
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 3,589 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Texola, OK were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:3Dense Fog:9Drought:63
Dust Storm:1Flood:61Hail:2,307Heat:9Heavy Snow:31
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:54
Thunderstorm Winds:913Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:17Winter Storm:23Winter Weather:27
Other:56 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Texola, OK.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 86 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Texola, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.31991-05-15335°12'N / 100°05'W35°14'N / 100°01'W3.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Wheeler
8.61965-06-04335°19'N / 100°09'W35°19'N / 100°02'W6.80 Miles50 Yards1125K0Wheeler
9.61955-05-25435°14'N / 100°07'W35°28'N / 100°00'W17.40 Miles1100 Yards0525K0Wheeler
11.61991-05-15335°04'N / 100°15'W35°12'N / 100°05'W11.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
12.21955-05-25435°00'N / 100°13'W35°14'N / 100°07'W17.10 Miles1100 Yards0525K0Collingsworth
12.31977-05-16335°12'N / 100°15'W35°18'N / 100°10'W8.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Wheeler
12.51977-05-16335°24'N / 99°54'W35°20'N / 99°49'W6.50 Miles800 Yards0025K0Beckham
14.22007-05-05335°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.
14.52003-05-15235°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.
14.81973-04-23235°16'N / 100°15'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Wheeler
15.51977-05-16335°20'N / 99°52'W35°25'N / 99°43'W10.30 Miles1320 Yards00250K0Beckham
15.71977-05-16335°10'N / 100°17'W35°12'N / 100°15'W3.60 Miles500 Yards003K0Collingsworth
16.11955-04-18335°24'N / 100°06'W35°30'N / 100°00'W8.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Wheeler
16.32007-05-05335°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.
18.61955-05-25435°28'N / 100°00'W35°30'N / 99°49'W10.60 Miles400 Yards28250K0Roger Mills
19.42001-04-10235°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.
20.11968-04-02235°18'N / 99°39'W1.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Beckham
21.41990-06-08235°27'N / 100°15'W1.60 Miles200 Yards0025K0Wheeler
22.01957-04-02235°27'N / 100°16'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Wheeler
22.41980-05-28235°35'N / 100°07'W35°30'N / 100°01'W8.00 Miles50 Yards060K0Wheeler
22.51962-04-26335°20'N / 99°39'W35°22'N / 99°36'W3.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0Beckham
23.51968-05-06234°52'N / 99°55'W34°55'N / 99°52'W4.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Harmon
23.71964-05-05235°30'N / 99°48'W35°32'N / 99°45'W3.60 Miles440 Yards000K0Roger Mills
24.21997-06-11335°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.
24.21977-05-16335°25'N / 99°43'W35°27'N / 99°35'W7.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Roger Mills
24.71965-06-03334°51'N / 100°12'W34°55'N / 100°04'W8.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
25.01955-06-17334°51'N / 100°13'W34°53'N / 99°56'W16.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
26.51977-05-16334°51'N / 100°24'W35°04'N / 100°16'W16.70 Miles500 Yards003K0Collingsworth
26.71950-05-04235°15'N / 99°33'W35°19'N / 99°30'W5.60 Miles293 Yards0025K0Beckham
27.21995-06-08435°30'N / 100°13'W35°41'N / 100°06'W10.00 Miles2200 Yards002.0M1.0MWheeler
27.41972-05-22335°01'N / 99°40'W35°00'N / 99°30'W9.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Greer
27.51959-05-25235°29'N / 99°40'W35°31'N / 99°37'W3.80 Miles440 Yards003K0Roger Mills
28.01981-06-01234°49'N / 100°02'W34°49'N / 99°56'W5.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
28.61980-05-29234°56'N / 100°19'W34°46'N / 100°07'W16.20 Miles160 Yards000K0Collingsworth
29.31980-05-28235°39'N / 99°59'W35°37'N / 99°45'W13.20 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Roger Mills
29.31965-05-06234°45'N / 99°58'W34°53'N / 99°43'W16.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Harmon
30.21959-05-04235°12'N / 99°31'W35°18'N / 99°24'W9.60 Miles200 Yards013K0Beckham
30.21965-05-06234°53'N / 99°43'W34°58'N / 99°29'W14.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Greer
30.71995-06-08435°15'N / 100°36'W35°33'N / 100°23'W5.00 Miles600 Yards000.2M0Gray
30.81983-05-13234°48'N / 99°49'W34°49'N / 99°46'W2.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Harmon
31.92007-03-28235°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.
32.41983-05-13234°45'N / 99°49'W34°48'N / 99°49'W3.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Harmon
32.81967-07-03335°32'N / 100°27'W35°30'N / 100°27'W2.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Wheeler
34.21983-05-13234°43'N / 99°59'W34°45'N / 99°49'W10.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Harmon
34.32007-03-28335°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.
34.31995-06-08435°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.
34.71982-05-16235°26'N / 99°26'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Beckham
36.11995-06-08235°11'N / 100°39'W35°14'N / 100°37'W4.00 Miles300 Yards000.1M0Gray
38.21961-05-04235°36'N / 99°48'W35°46'N / 99°26'W23.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Roger Mills
39.31982-05-11235°08'N / 99°15'W35°12'N / 99°21'W7.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Washita
39.41970-04-18435°11'N / 100°44'W35°14'N / 100°39'W6.10 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Gray
39.51959-05-25335°19'N / 100°41'W000K0Webb
39.51973-03-13234°57'N / 99°24'W34°59'N / 99°20'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Greer
39.61995-06-08235°46'N / 99°59'W35°49'N / 99°50'W5.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0Roger Mills
40.01983-05-12234°51'N / 99°27'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Greer
40.21965-04-07234°54'N / 99°24'W0025K0Greer
40.31987-05-25234°43'N / 100°23'W34°43'N / 100°19'W4.00 Miles90 Yards000K0Childress
41.21982-05-27235°49'N / 99°56'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Roger Mills
42.11987-05-25234°43'N / 100°26'W34°43'N / 100°23'W2.00 Miles90 Yards000K0Hall
42.61982-05-19235°33'N / 100°38'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Gray
42.62007-03-28235°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.
42.72010-03-08235°33'N / 99°27'W35°39'N / 99°20'W10.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0KRoger Mills
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A relatively long track tornado touched down in a rural area to the southwest of Hammon, and then tracked to the northeast towards the town of Hammon. This tornado was on the ground for around 40 minutes, moving mainly over rural areas. Initially, the only damage from the tornado was snapped trees and power poles/lines. As the tornado tracked northeast near the end of the tornado track, the tornado clipped the southeastern edge of the town of Hammon. A couple of trailers, the county barn, and a home sustained major damage. Other buildings, trees, power lines/poles, and cars also received significant damage near and around the town of Hammon. The tornado finally dissipated to the northeast of Hammon. Monetary damages were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system moved east through New Mexico and into the Texas panhandle during the day on the 8th. Thunderstorms developed over northern Texas and crossed into southern Oklahoma during the morning and early afternoon hours. This area of thunderstorms weakened as they crossed the Red River, leaving widespread cloud cover over the region. However, later in the afternoon, the skies cleared over western Oklahoma, and this allowed for heating to commence in advance of the dry line that was sharpening up over the Texas panhandle. Thunderstorms moved into western Oklahoma and became severe over Roger Mills county. Initially, marginally severe hail up to quarter size was reported, but the storm eventually spawned two tornadoes, one of them significant. The first tornado occurred southwest of Hammon, with EF2 damage reported on the southeast side of Hammon. The second tornado occurred farther east, but did not produce any damage.
43.61968-06-09235°50'N / 99°48'W0225K0Roger Mills
43.72001-10-09335°29'N / 99°22'W35°32'N / 99°14'W7.00 Miles600 Yards0050K0Custer
 Brief Description: B1. Custer County portion. About 1 mile northeast of where the tornado crossed into Custer County, a home of wood frame with brick exterior, had most of its interior and exterior walls destroyed. The tornado then continued across an unpopulated area, causing major damage to trees and fences, before dissipating 2.5 miles west of Foss Dam. A major tornado outbreak occurred across western Oklahoma during the afternoon and early evening of October 9th. Nineteen tornadoes were confirmed, with three rated F3. The first F3 tornado developed in northeast Beckham County, near Elk City, and tracked northeastward for 11 miles before dissipating. As the tornado entered Custer County, a home of wood frame with brick exterior had most of its interior and exterior walls destroyed. The tornado then continued across an unpopulated area, causing major damage to trees and fences, before dissipating 2.5 miles west of Foss Dam. The second F3 tornado developed in Washita County, near Cordell. The Oklahoma State Emergency Management Office estimated that 477 single-family homes were damaged, 132 considered uninhabitable. In addition, 40 businesses were damaged, 22 considered uninhabitable. Damage was estimated near 100 million dollars, and nine injuries were reported. The last F3 tornado developed in Kiowa County and produced F3 damage soon after entering Washita County. Several vehicles and large pieces of farm equipment were tossed and destroyed. About 4 miles north-northeast of Mountain View, 3 homes suffered major damage, with one rated F3. As the tornado continued northeastward, F3 damage was inflicted on a farm, where a house and several barns and outbuildings were leveled. A 10,000 gallon diesel tank ended up in an open field about one-quarter mile away from its original position. For simplicity, the tornadoes that occurred on this day were identified by the supercell thunderstorm that produced them, beginning with A and ending with E. Each tornado was then given its own number. For example, the 3rd tornado produced by supercell thunderstorm A is called A3. In addition, some tornadoes tracked across multiple counties.
44.51964-06-20234°51'N / 99°21'W010K0Greer
44.61957-04-22234°52'N / 99°20'W003K0Greer
45.11950-04-28335°07'N / 99°12'W35°10'N / 99°12'W3.40 Miles400 Yards00250K0Washita
45.42007-03-28234°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.
45.52007-03-28335°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.
46.11982-05-11334°58'N / 99°14'W35°04'N / 99°12'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Kiowa
46.21950-04-28335°00'N / 99°12'W35°07'N / 99°12'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Kiowa
46.61982-05-11234°38'N / 99°30'W34°42'N / 99°33'W5.70 Miles150 Yards000K0Jackson
46.71950-04-28334°53'N / 99°17'W35°00'N / 99°12'W9.40 Miles400 Yards11250K0Kiowa
46.71995-06-08235°03'N / 100°50'W35°06'N / 100°46'W10.00 Miles500 Yards0000Donley
46.81962-07-20234°39'N / 99°33'W000K0Jackson
47.01982-05-19235°35'N / 100°45'W35°35'N / 100°39'W6.00 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Gray
47.11964-05-05235°42'N / 99°33'W35°49'N / 99°24'W11.60 Miles440 Yards0025K0Roger Mills
47.31968-05-06335°40'N / 100°38'W0.50 Mile100 Yards062.5M0Roberts
47.41967-06-10435°36'N / 99°23'W35°41'N / 99°16'W8.70 Miles300 Yards41250K0Custer
48.21962-05-25435°16'N / 99°12'W35°18'N / 99°05'W7.20 Miles250 Yards09250K0Washita
48.21961-04-23234°41'N / 99°27'W0025K0Jackson
48.61975-03-26335°26'N / 100°49'W1.00 Mile220 Yards2420K0Gray
48.81983-05-12234°46'N / 99°20'W0.10 Mile50 Yards000K0Jackson
49.01970-04-18435°02'N / 100°58'W35°11'N / 100°44'W16.80 Miles880 Yards000K0Donley
49.22007-05-05235°53'N / 99°46'W35°56'N / 99°45'W7.00 Miles300 Yards01612K0KEllis
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado developed 4 miles north-northeast of Roll in northern Roger Mills County and crossed the Canadian River into southern Ellis County at 9:36 pm CDT. Two houses and two mobile homes were destroyed in the Packsaddle area of southern Ellis County to the east of US Highway 283 (about 18 miles south-southwest of Harmon), and a roof was removed from another mobile home. At least one of these homes suffered a complete removal of the roof and some damage to the exterior walls. Several cars were damaged or destroyed, as well as trees and power lines. Monetary values 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.
49.62003-04-15234°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.


* 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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