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

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Earthquake Index, #301

Tushka, 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

Tushka, 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, #644

Tushka, OK
251.16
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 3,288 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Tushka, OK were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:5Dense Fog:10Drought:33
Dust Storm:0Flood:163Hail:1,740Heat:24Heavy Snow:39
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:19Landslide:0Strong Wind:35
Thunderstorm Winds:1,053Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:4Winter Storm:34Winter Weather:36
Other:90 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Tushka, OK.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 111 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Tushka, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.01991-03-21234°18'N / 96°17'W34°19'N / 95°59'W19.00 Miles400 Yards06250K0Atoka
3.91953-04-14234°22'N / 96°12'W0.30 Mile23 Yards003K0Atoka
4.11982-11-22234°20'N / 96°09'W34°24'N / 96°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Atoka
8.11985-11-30234°13'N / 96°05'W34°16'N / 96°02'W4.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Atoka
9.51985-02-23234°13'N / 96°05'W34°20'N / 95°56'W10.00 Miles500 Yards03250K0Atoka
9.81981-05-13234°29'N / 96°13'W34°26'N / 96°10'W4.50 Miles100 Yards003K0Coal
11.01974-06-06234°18'N / 96°00'W34°20'N / 95°57'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Atoka
12.71966-04-27434°17'N / 96°24'W34°16'N / 96°22'W2.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Atoka
14.71957-05-25234°16'N / 96°25'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Johnston
14.72010-05-10234°15'N / 96°25'W34°14'N / 96°24'W2.00 Miles400 Yards002.6M0KJohnston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado is labeled #N2. The tornado developed about a mile south-southeast of Coleman and moved southeast another mile, eventually traveling just into Atoka county. Several buildings, including a home, sustained major damage. Four other homes sustained at least partial damage. The U Cross Arena and Pavilion was heavily damaged, with part of the roof moved removed, steal beams on the outside of the building knocked down, and a section of the building completely destroyed. The tornado continued across the Atoka county border. This tornado moved into Atoka County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes affected a large part of northern, central, and southern Oklahoma. Tornadoes were most numerous across central and southern Oklahoma, with significant damage occurring over many areas. Severe thunderstorms erupted by mid afternoon across northern and western Oklahoma. Given the potent combination of ingredients in place, storms began to produce tornadoes quickly after initiation. Storm motions of 50 to 60 mph were common. During the mid afternoon hours, severe weather was confined to northern Oklahoma. It was there a long track supercell storm produced tornadoes near the Kansas border - including one rated EF3 - from near Wakita to north of Braman. The capping inversion that had delayed thunderstorm development into central Oklahoma weakened, allowing for explosive supercell development along the dry line along and west of the Interstate 35 corridor. Rapid development and intensification was common with the late afternoon storms, with storms becoming tornadic within a very short time after initiation. This round of storms would directly impact a large part of the Oklahoma City metro area at rush hour, and posed a significant threat to the area. The first tornado in this area occurred in Canadian County. During the next several hours, tornadoes were clustered around the metro area, and at times there were multiple significant damaging tornadoes occurring simultaneously. Several of the tornadoes had long tracks. Damage from the tornadoes was substantial, with numerous structures, vehicles, trees and power poles/lines significantly damaged or destroyed. One of the more intense tornadoes moved across Lake Thunderbird east of Norman destroying numerous boats. More storms developed across southwest and south central Oklahoma, and also quickly became tornadic. By 9 pm, 35 tornadoes had been reported. While the loss of three lives was tragic, the casualties could have been much higher given the storm's fast motions, their intensity, the time of day and the areas impacted. While exact monetary damage figures were not available, it is estimated that losses were in excess of $595 million. At least 450 sustained injuries, most of them minor. Unfortunately three people lost their lives. Note: The large number of injuries and tornadoes made it difficult to associate injuries with specific tornadoes. Injury numbers were included when we had confidence in the numbers. Note: The complex nature of storm evolutions and interactions made the job of classifying tornadoes difficult. This represents our best scientific assessment based on ground and aerial surveys, data from multiple radars, photographic and video evidence and anecdotal information.
16.11950-04-28234°33'N / 96°12'W0.80 Mile100 Yards0025K0Coal
16.12001-04-11234°30'N / 96°10'W34°36'N / 96°06'W8.00 Miles200 Yards1175K0Coal
 Brief Description: This tornado formed 4 miles southeast of Coalgate and tracked northeastward for 8 miles before crossing into northwest Atoka County at 0434 CST (See following entry for information about the Atoka County segment). The tornado then continued for another 5 miles before dissipating at 0440 CST. In Coal County, 1 fatalilty and injuries to another person occurred when a mobile home was thrown approximately 200 yards and disintegrated 4 miles east of Coalgate. In addition, a well-constructed frame home suffered severe roof damage and exterior wall damage in extreme eastern Coal County. M41MH Six tornadoes across southern Oklahoma and one tornado across western north Texas developed during the overnight hours of the 11th. The most notable tornado formed across Coal County in Oklahoma and resulted in one fatality and one injury as it destroyed a mobile home. In addition to damage produced by severe thunderstorms, sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph with gusts as high as 73 mph developed just ahead of the most frequent period of severe weather and persisted for several hours. In Tillman County, at 2330 CST on the 10th, a barn roof was damaged 3 miles east of Frederick. A barn roof was blown off, and a fence was downed 4 miles east of Frederick, and a house roof sustained minor damage 4 miles north of Frederick. Trees and power lines were downed in Ponca City in Kay County, while in Garfield County, minor but widespread damage, was sustained to trees, power poles, and numerous other structures.
17.11966-04-27434°19'N / 96°32'W34°17'N / 96°24'W7.90 Miles300 Yards02250K0Johnston
19.62001-04-11234°10'N / 96°36'W34°20'N / 96°24'W16.00 Miles500 Yards042.5M0Johnston
 Brief Description: This tornado formed over northern portions of Lake Texoma, then tracked northeastward for 16 miles before crossing into western Atoka County. About 5 miles east of Tishomingo in Johnston County, 2 injuries, both requiring hospital care, occurred when a mobile home was lofted and deposited upside-down about 40 yards from its original location. In addition, a frame home 1 mile east of Milburn was severely damaged when the roof was completely removed. Across the remainder of the damage path in Johnston County, 3 additional mobile homes were destroyed, and 21 other structures, including 1 business and 2 churches, sustained damage. Six tornadoes across southern Oklahoma and one tornado across western north Texas developed during the overnight hours of the 11th. The most notable tornado formed across Coal County in Oklahoma and resulted in one fatality and one injury as it destroyed a mobile home. In addition to damage produced by severe thunderstorms, sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph with gusts as high as 73 mph developed just ahead of the most frequent period of severe weather and persisted for several hours. In Tillman County, at 2330 CST on the 10th, a barn roof was damaged 3 miles east of Frederick. A barn roof was blown off, and a fence was downed 4 miles east of Frederick, and a house roof sustained minor damage 4 miles north of Frederick. Trees and power lines were downed in Ponca City in Kay County, while in Garfield County, minor but widespread damage, was sustained to trees, power poles, and numerous other structures.
19.71982-04-02234°02'N / 96°08'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0025K0Bryan
20.91956-04-28234°08'N / 96°04'W34°15'N / 95°36'W27.90 Miles300 Yards003K0Bryan
21.71954-07-23234°36'N / 96°20'W0.30 Mile440 Yards000K0Coal
21.91951-05-09234°07'N / 96°31'W34°11'N / 96°28'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0125K0Johnston
22.21991-03-21234°01'N / 96°24'W34°04'N / 96°20'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Bryan
22.21980-04-02234°03'N / 96°23'W4.00 Miles60 Yards0025K0Bryan
22.31962-05-29234°15'N / 96°33'W0025K0Johnston
23.01954-09-20234°00'N / 96°23'W34°03'N / 96°20'W4.50 Miles33 Yards013K0Bryan
24.81972-04-20233°56'N / 96°23'W34°03'N / 96°19'W8.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Bryan
25.11981-05-23334°05'N / 96°30'W33°59'N / 96°23'W9.70 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Bryan
25.81992-05-11234°40'N / 96°11'W34°43'N / 96°06'W4.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Coal
26.01963-03-18234°38'N / 96°25'W003K0Coal
26.11982-04-02334°04'N / 95°57'W34°04'N / 95°42'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Choctaw
26.51992-05-11334°39'N / 96°26'W34°40'N / 96°20'W12.00 Miles150 Yards01250K0Coal
26.71957-04-02433°56'N / 96°26'W34°02'N / 96°22'W7.90 Miles200 Yards33250K0Bryan
27.31974-05-25233°54'N / 96°23'W34°00'N / 96°18'W8.50 Miles1500 Yards0025K0Bryan
28.12001-04-11234°34'N / 96°34'W34°37'N / 96°30'W5.50 Miles400 Yards0045K0Pontotoc
 Brief Description: This tornado formed 2.5 miles southwest of Jesse in Pontotoc County and tracked northeastward for 15 miles, crossed through northwest Coal County, then re-entered eastern Pontotoc County before dissipating. A mobile home and barn were destroyed, and power poles were downed 1.5 miles west of Jesse. The mobile home was picked up, thrown northward over a fence and completely broken apart with contents spread over a half-mile area. About 1 mile northwest of Jesse, a barn was destroyed; oil storage tanks were overturned and smashed; an oil pumping unit was overturned and torn apart; power poles were downed, and fences were blown over. Six tornadoes across southern Oklahoma and one tornado across western north Texas developed during the overnight hours of the 11th. The most notable tornado formed across Coal County in Oklahoma and resulted in one fatality and one injury as it destroyed a mobile home. In addition to damage produced by severe thunderstorms, sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph with gusts as high as 73 mph developed just ahead of the most frequent period of severe weather and persisted for several hours. In Tillman County, at 2330 CST on the 10th, a barn roof was damaged 3 miles east of Frederick. A barn roof was blown off, and a fence was downed 4 miles east of Frederick, and a house roof sustained minor damage 4 miles north of Frederick. Trees and power lines were downed in Ponca City in Kay County, while in Garfield County, minor but widespread damage, was sustained to trees, power poles, and numerous other structures.
28.41992-05-11234°43'N / 96°06'W34°43'N / 95°59'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Pittsburg
28.61951-05-09234°00'N / 96°36'W34°07'N / 96°31'W9.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bryan
28.71964-04-03333°59'N / 96°37'W34°05'N / 96°27'W11.80 Miles200 Yards01250K0Bryan
28.81969-06-14233°54'N / 96°29'W33°59'N / 96°17'W12.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bryan
28.92001-04-11234°38'N / 96°30'W34°40'N / 96°27'W4.50 Miles400 Yards00400K0Coal
 Brief Description: This tornado formed in Pontotoc County and crossed into Coal County at approximately 0349 CST, then re-entered Pontotoc County at approximately 0356 CST. Nineteen power transmission towers, 3 for major trunk power lines, were downed across this area. Six tornadoes across southern Oklahoma and one tornado across western north Texas developed during the overnight hours of the 11th. The most notable tornado formed across Coal County in Oklahoma and resulted in one fatality and one injury as it destroyed a mobile home. In addition to damage produced by severe thunderstorms, sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph with gusts as high as 73 mph developed just ahead of the most frequent period of severe weather and persisted for several hours. In Tillman County, at 2330 CST on the 10th, a barn roof was damaged 3 miles east of Frederick. A barn roof was blown off, and a fence was downed 4 miles east of Frederick, and a house roof sustained minor damage 4 miles north of Frederick. Trees and power lines were downed in Ponca City in Kay County, while in Garfield County, minor but widespread damage, was sustained to trees, power poles, and numerous other structures.
28.91992-05-11233°54'N / 96°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Bryan
29.21961-03-05234°00'N / 95°50'W34°02'N / 95°47'W3.80 Miles50 Yards003K0Choctaw
29.61983-11-22234°05'N / 95°44'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Choctaw
29.91970-06-11234°36'N / 96°34'W2.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Pontotoc
30.41954-05-24234°18'N / 96°42'W000K0Johnston
30.72001-04-11234°40'N / 96°28'W34°44'N / 96°25'W4.50 Miles400 Yards0070K0Pontotoc
 Brief Description: This is the 3rd and final segment to the tornado which formed in Pontotoc County at 0340 CST, moved through Coal County, then re-entered Pontotoc County at 0356 CST. Several additional power transmission towers were downed across this area, along with substantial damage to a power substation about 1 mile southwest of Lula. Six tornadoes across southern Oklahoma and one tornado across western north Texas developed during the overnight hours of the 11th. The most notable tornado formed across Coal County in Oklahoma and resulted in one fatality and one injury as it destroyed a mobile home. In addition to damage produced by severe thunderstorms, sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph with gusts as high as 73 mph developed just ahead of the most frequent period of severe weather and persisted for several hours. In Tillman County, at 2330 CST on the 10th, a barn roof was damaged 3 miles east of Frederick. A barn roof was blown off, and a fence was downed 4 miles east of Frederick, and a house roof sustained minor damage 4 miles north of Frederick. Trees and power lines were downed in Ponca City in Kay County, while in Garfield County, minor but widespread damage, was sustained to trees, power poles, and numerous other structures.
31.31992-05-11234°32'N / 95°44'W34°32'N / 95°38'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Atoka
31.41964-04-03234°06'N / 96°39'W000K0Marshall
31.41983-06-28234°21'N / 96°43'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Johnston
31.61954-09-07234°37'N / 96°35'W34°40'N / 96°32'W4.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Pontotoc
31.61959-05-09434°37'N / 96°35'W34°41'N / 96°31'W6.20 Miles900 Yards712250K0Pontotoc
32.22008-05-10234°34'N / 95°42'W34°33'N / 95°40'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0075K0KAtoka
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado continued into Pushmataha county before lifting 2.75 miles WSW of Adel. In Atoka County, three houses were damaged. The roof was removed and some of the exterior walls on one well-built home were collapsed. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped above the ground. Monetary damage were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful storm system strengthened over the central Plains during the day on Saturday, drawing rich gulf moisture north into eastern Oklahoma. A surface low pressure developed with a trailing cold front that moved quickly through western Oklahoma, and a dry line extending to the east of the cold front. Isolated severe thunderstorms developed near Hughes county early in the afternoon, with large hail reported in a few locations. Later in the afternoon, supercells over eastern Oklahoma expanded southwest. One supercell developed over far eastern Atoka county, producing a tornado near Daisy and large hail. Damage was reported with the tornado, but there were no injuries. Monetary damages were estimated.
32.51960-05-04434°04'N / 95°42'W34°09'N / 95°37'W7.60 Miles150 Yards00250K0Choctaw
32.71982-05-28234°13'N / 95°38'W34°17'N / 95°34'W6.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Pushmataha
32.71957-04-02434°00'N / 96°39'W34°03'N / 96°35'W5.20 Miles200 Yards262.5M0Marshall
32.81960-05-04434°01'N / 95°42'W34°04'N / 95°42'W3.40 Miles150 Yards03250K0Choctaw
33.51955-04-12234°14'N / 95°37'W34°18'N / 95°33'W6.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Pushmataha
33.51992-05-11234°32'N / 95°38'W34°34'N / 95°40'W11.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
33.71992-05-11234°37'N / 96°38'W34°41'N / 96°34'W5.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Pontotoc
33.82000-04-23234°20'N / 95°39'W34°19'N / 95°30'W9.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pushmataha
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado touched down northeast of Moyers and traveled 9 miles east southeast before lifting 1 mile south of Finley. A mobile home and several outbuilding were destroyed. Some roof damage was reported to several buildings.
34.21959-10-04233°48'N / 96°12'W33°51'N / 96°14'W4.30 Miles200 Yards0225K0Bryan
35.11971-04-22234°37'N / 96°40'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00250K0Pontotoc
35.41992-05-11434°45'N / 95°57'W34°47'N / 95°47'W10.00 Miles400 Yards03250K0Pittsburg
35.61971-03-12333°51'N / 96°30'W33°48'N / 96°12'W17.60 Miles250 Yards00250K0Bryan
36.41953-03-13334°11'N / 96°57'W34°19'N / 96°39'W19.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Carter
36.71964-04-03333°57'N / 96°41'W33°59'N / 96°37'W4.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marshall
37.31960-05-04434°09'N / 95°37'W34°23'N / 95°25'W19.80 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pushmataha
37.31971-03-12333°54'N / 96°35'W33°51'N / 96°30'W6.20 Miles250 Yards03250K0Bryan
37.51959-05-09234°51'N / 96°18'W003K0Hughes
38.31992-05-11234°00'N / 96°43'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0132.5M0Marshall
38.51973-05-06233°48'N / 95°55'W0.50 Mile67 Yards03250K0Fannin
38.71979-04-11234°02'N / 96°45'W0025K0Marshall
40.21962-07-20234°46'N / 96°37'W000K0Pontotoc
40.41959-03-31333°53'N / 96°48'W34°01'N / 96°38'W13.20 Miles600 Yards010250K0Marshall
40.61964-04-03234°03'N / 96°48'W0.50 Mile123 Yards000K0Marshall
41.01953-06-05234°40'N / 96°45'W0025K0Pontotoc
41.51992-05-11234°34'N / 96°50'W34°35'N / 96°49'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0025K0Pontotoc
41.51996-01-17233°43'N / 96°09'W33°43'N / 96°09'W2.50 Miles150 Yards05150K0Fannin
 Brief Description: A short lived but strong tornadic circulation developed on the left side of a bow echo type thunderstorm north of Bonham. The tornado destroyed 3 mobile homes and resulted in 5 injuries to the occupants. Minor damage to homes and another mobile home also occurred.
41.91971-03-12333°58'N / 96°53'W33°54'N / 96°35'W17.80 Miles250 Yards01250K0Marshall
42.41975-11-19234°42'N / 96°45'W2.50 Miles50 Yards003K0Pontotoc
42.92008-05-10234°54'N / 96°01'W34°55'N / 95°51'W8.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0KPittsburg
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado severely damaged homes, snapped and uprooted numerous trees, and blew down power poles and power lines. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Elevated severe thunderstorms containing large hail developed north of a warm front that was moving slowly northward across eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas during the morning and early afternoon of the 10th. Another round of severe thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon as a dry line approached the area from the west. Extreme instability and strong vertical wind shear resulted in the development of long-lived supercell thunderstorms that moved across eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Several of these supercells became tornadic and a few produced long-lived damaging tornadoes. One such supercell developed and moved along the Oklahoma-Kansas border and then into southwestern Missouri. This storm produced a tornado in northeastern Craig County OK that remained on the ground for 29 miles in Oklahoma, continued for about 31 miles in Newton County MO, and finally dissipated about 15 miles into Barry County MO. It produced EF-4 damage in several locations, including Picher, a small town in north-central Ottawa County OK. Twenty-one fatalities, over 350 injuries, and an estimated $60 million in property damage resulted from this tornado in Oklahoma and Missouri. Six of the fatalities and about 150 injuries occurred in Picher OK. Other strong tornadoes developed and moved across portions of Pittsburg and Latimer Counties. A EF-2 tornado was on the ground for about eight miles west of McAlester, damaging numerous homes in its path. Another EF-2 tornado developed southwest of Hartshorne in Pittsburg County and moved 19 miles before dissipating just east of Yanush in Latimer County. Four injuries resulted from that tornado and numerous homes were severely damaged or destroyed.
43.21992-05-11234°33'N / 96°54'W34°34'N / 96°50'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Murray
43.21954-04-30334°00'N / 95°31'W1.00 Mile150 Yards012250K0Choctaw
43.21982-04-02234°03'N / 95°29'W0.50 Mile30 Yards012.5M0Bryan
43.31983-05-14234°56'N / 96°01'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Pittsburg
43.41961-05-05334°01'N / 95°30'W0025K0Choctaw
43.61970-06-23233°45'N / 96°30'W0.10 Mile67 Yards003K0Grayson
43.71966-04-27334°53'N / 96°00'W34°58'N / 95°54'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Pittsburg
43.71950-03-27234°51'N / 95°45'W0.10 Mile77 Yards003K0Pittsburg
43.81966-04-27234°58'N / 96°15'W34°56'N / 96°12'W3.60 Miles150 Yards0125K0Hughes
44.01970-04-18234°44'N / 96°44'W34°48'N / 96°42'W5.20 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pontotoc
44.21982-03-15334°48'N / 96°42'W34°51'N / 96°35'W6.00 Miles60 Yards1362.5M0Pontotoc
44.51981-03-17233°45'N / 96°32'W1.00 Mile73 Yards01250K0Grayson
44.52003-05-08234°04'N / 96°57'W34°08'N / 96°51'W7.00 Miles300 Yards00100K0Marshall
 Brief Description: This strong F2 tornado is the final of three Oklahoma tornadoes produced by a supercell that moved across south central Oklahoma. The tornado was seen by spotters touching down approximately a mile east of the Carter-Marshall county line. The tornado then moved northeast before dissipating north of Antioch. The most significant damage was sustained in an area about three miles west of Antioch along Highway 70. A wood frame home lost its roof and two walls. Two barns also lost roofs in this area. A forty foot by one hundred foot barn south of Highway 70 was heavily damaged. Three tractors were also damaged. One of the tractors was hooked up to a hay baler and was moved 100 yards. This was the first of three tornadic events in two days for Oklahoma. The other two events occurred on the afternoon of May 8 and on May 9, 2003 (see appropriate storm data). The five tornadoes that occurred in south central Oklahoma all happened after midnight with the strongest tornadoes producing F2 damage. One large supercell produced the three strongest tornadoes of the night.
44.61960-01-14234°42'N / 96°48'W003K0Pontotoc
44.91973-04-20334°47'N / 96°41'W34°53'N / 96°37'W7.90 Miles100 Yards0212.5M0Pontotoc
45.91968-04-19234°50'N / 96°40'W34°52'N / 96°38'W3.30 Miles27 Yards0225K0Pontotoc
45.91991-03-21334°46'N / 96°47'W34°52'N / 96°37'W11.00 Miles350 Yards022.5M0Pontotoc
45.91963-11-19234°24'N / 96°58'W1.00 Mile440 Yards000K0Murray
46.01983-05-13234°59'N / 96°11'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Hughes
46.11982-04-02233°39'N / 96°10'W1.00 Mile50 Yards000K0Fannin
46.31954-05-01234°52'N / 96°35'W34°58'N / 96°29'W8.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pontotoc
46.42008-05-10234°46'N / 95°36'W34°45'N / 95°30'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00200K0KPittsburg
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed mobile homes, severely damaged permanent homes, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, destroyed barns and outbuildings, and blew down power poles and power lines. This tornado continued into Latimer County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Elevated severe thunderstorms containing large hail developed north of a warm front that was moving slowly northward across eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas during the morning and early afternoon of the 10th. Another round of severe thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon as a dry line approached the area from the west. Extreme instability and strong vertical wind shear resulted in the development of long-lived supercell thunderstorms that moved across eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Several of these supercells became tornadic and a few produced long-lived damaging tornadoes. One such supercell developed and moved along the Oklahoma-Kansas border and then into southwestern Missouri. This storm produced a tornado in northeastern Craig County OK that remained on the ground for 29 miles in Oklahoma, continued for about 31 miles in Newton County MO, and finally dissipated about 15 miles into Barry County MO. It produced EF-4 damage in several locations, including Picher, a small town in north-central Ottawa County OK. Twenty-one fatalities, over 350 injuries, and an estimated $60 million in property damage resulted from this tornado in Oklahoma and Missouri. Six of the fatalities and about 150 injuries occurred in Picher OK. Other strong tornadoes developed and moved across portions of Pittsburg and Latimer Counties. A EF-2 tornado was on the ground for about eight miles west of McAlester, damaging numerous homes in its path. Another EF-2 tornado developed southwest of Hartshorne in Pittsburg County and moved 19 miles before dissipating just east of Yanush in Latimer County. Four injuries resulted from that tornado and numerous homes were severely damaged or destroyed.
47.11957-04-02234°33'N / 96°55'W34°38'N / 96°56'W5.70 Miles400 Yards0025K0Murray
47.61984-05-02234°38'N / 96°56'W34°40'N / 96°52'W4.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Garvin
47.61959-07-13233°48'N / 96°43'W1.00 Mile13 Yards003K0Grayson
47.61982-04-02333°38'N / 96°17'W33°38'N / 95°51'W22.00 Miles150 Yards112.5M0Fannin
48.12008-12-08233°42'N / 96°36'W33°43'N / 96°33'W4.00 Miles125 Yards03750K0KGrayson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: According to a damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, a lower EF-2 tornado affected areas of south and southwest Denison. Trees and power lines were downed. Dozens of homes, storage shelters, and businesses were damaged. About 500 homes in the area were without power. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A dry line moved across north Texas as an upper level trough moved through the Desert Southwest. A line of thunderstorms developed and became severe as the night wore on. Two tornadoes and several downbursts caused significant damage across Grayson County. Strong winds followed behind a cold front and caused damage to power lines.
48.21965-08-06233°46'N / 96°41'W0.50 Mile17 Yards003K0Grayson
48.31982-04-02534°08'N / 95°34'W34°03'N / 95°10'W22.00 Miles500 Yards0252.5M0Choctaw
48.41960-05-05234°55'N / 95°47'W34°57'N / 95°44'W4.10 Miles500 Yards0025K0Pittsburg
48.71981-05-13433°46'N / 95°42'W33°47'N / 95°33'W8.80 Miles400 Yards0302.5M0Lamar
49.51950-09-15235°00'N / 96°15'W35°04'N / 96°10'W6.80 Miles100 Yards06250K0Hughes
50.02000-04-23234°18'N / 95°22'W34°17'N / 95°13'W9.00 Miles175 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado touched down west of Cloudy and traveled just south of Cloudy through rural areas of Pushmataha county before lifting 9 miles later east southeast of Cloudy. Only tree damage was observered.
50.01979-10-21234°37'N / 96°58'W1.00 Mile60 Yards0025K0Murray


* 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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