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EF-4
Tornado
 
Event
Number
Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
1 05/09/2016 1506-1527 9 400 EF4 1 0 Garvin 1.25 S - 8 E Katie
 

Summary

 

A tornado developed 1.25 miles south of the community of Katie, Oklahoma, or about 3.4 miles north of Hennepin in Garvin County. The tornado was observed to be very dynamic as it moved east-northeast and east. Initially damage was confined to trees until the tornado crossed county road 1690 where a home was destroyed where only interior walls remained standing. To the east of this house, two mobile homes were damaged on the southern periphery of the tornado path. The tornado moved east-northeast damaging another mobile home, then east removing the roof from a home on Indian Meridian Road.

The tornado varied in movement between northeast and southeast as it approached and crossed county road 1680. A home was destroyed near county road 1680 and Indian Meridian Road where an EF4 rating was applied (DI 2, DOD 9). Further east, a fatality occurred when the tornado destroyed a modular home. After destroying another home, the tornado moved northeast and dissipated near Interstate 35.

 

Radar Imagery

 
Radar Reflectivity Loop for parts of south central Oklahoma from the Twin Lakes, Oklahoma Radar (KTLX) from 2:38-5:24 pm CST (3:38-6:24 pm CDT) on May 9, 2016
Radar Reflectivity Loop for parts of south central Oklahoma from the Twin Lakes, Oklahoma Radar (KTLX) from 2:38-5:24 pm CST (3:38-6:24 pm CDT) on May 9, 2016
 
Radar Reflectivity Image of the Katie, Oklahoma Supercell Thunderstorm from the Twin Lakes, OK Radar (KTLX) at 3:50 pm CST on May 9, 2016
Radar Reflectivity Image of a Supercell Thunderstorm over Garvin County from the Twin Lakes, Oklahoma Radar (KTLX) at 3:50 pm CST (4:50 pm CDT) on May 9, 2016
 

Damage Path Map

 

Map with the preliminary damage path for the May 9, 2016 EF-4 tornado near Katie, Oklahoma.

 
 

Damage Photos

 

The following photos were taken on May 10, 2016 by NWS personnel and Senior Engineer/Meteorologist Tim Marshall as they conducted a damage survey along the path of the EF-4 tornado that occurred on May 9, 2016 near the town of Katie in Gavin County, Oklahoma.

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