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Jefferson County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
#
SPC
ID #
Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  36-7 06/05/1936 2100 20 880   3 5 Jefferson/ Stephens Near Hastings
    06/05/1936 2100       0 0 Jefferson Near Hastings
    06/05/1936 2100       0 0 Jefferson Near Hastings
  36-8 06/05/1936 2200 20     2 8 Jefferson NW part of County - Waurika
Jefferson County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
#
SPC
ID #
Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 54-27 05/01/1954 1745 8 300 F3 0 0 Cotton/ Jefferson/ Stephens southern Cotton county - S of Hastings - near Addington - southern Stephens County
2 56-21 04/28/1956 1600 n/a n/a F2 0 0 Jefferson 8.5 SE Waurika
3 56-46 08/07/1956 1600 1.5 n/a F1 0 0 Jefferson Near Waurika
4 57-5 04/02/1957 1530 2 n/a F1 0 0 Jefferson 2.5 N Ringling
5 59-9 03/25/1959 1730 1.0 20 F1 0 0 Jefferson Terral
6 59-55 05/26/1959 2010 2 100 F1 0 0 Jefferson 14 E Waurika
7 65-20 04/14/1965 1700 n/a n/a F1 0 0 Jefferson Near Waurika
8 68-22 05/07/1968 1315 2 50 F0 0 0 Jefferson 2 N- 4 NNE Grady
9 68-38 05/16/1968 1800 n/a n/a F0 0 0 Jefferson 7 N Ringling
10 69-13 05/06/1969 1715 n/a n/a F0 0 0 Jefferson Near Ringling
11 73-5 03/13/1973 1250 0.5 33 F0 0 0 Jefferson S of Waurika
12 73-7 03/24/1973 1340 0.5 15 F0 0 0 Jefferson Near Terrell
13 74-6 04/20/1974 1633 6 100 F3 0 0 Jefferson 3 NW Waurika
14 76-13 04/19/1976 1425 4 440 F2 0 0 Jefferson 7 E Waurika
15 76-20 05/30/1976 1631 1.3 100 F1 0 0 Jefferson 11 W Ringling
16 76-21 05/30/1976 1800 1.0 33 F1 0 0 Jefferson ~4 E Addington
17 79-12 04/10/1979 1830 47 1760 F4 42 (0) 1740 (0) Archer TX/ Wichita TX/ Clay TX/ Jefferson 3 ENE Holliday TX- Wichita Falls TX- 4 E Byers TX- NNE of Waurika
18 81-10 04/22/1981 1715 20 5 F0 0 0 Jefferson 5 NE Addington - 6 S Ringling
19 81-75 10/17/1981 0345 n/a n/a F1 0 2 Jefferson Near Hastings
20 83-24 05/13/1983 1725 1.0 50 F0 0 0 Jefferson 3 W Ringling
21 90-7 03/13/1990 1801 21 75 F1 0 0 Jefferson/ Stephens 5 W Waurika- 3 SW Loco
22 90-8 03/13/1990 1858 22 200 F3 0 1 Jefferson/ Stephens/ Carter 5 SSW Loco- Ratliff City- 3 NE Ratliff City
23 93-38 05/08/1993 1625 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Jefferson 1 SW Ryan
24 93-39 05/08/1993 1648 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Jefferson 3 ENE Ryan
25 93-40 05/08/1993 1735 0.2 40 F1 0 0 Jefferson 8 W Ringling
26 95-22 04/19/1995 1840 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Jefferson 2 W Addigton
27   04/21/1996 1730 5 150 F1 0 0 Jefferson/ Carter 4 N Ringling- 4 NW Healdton
28   08/11/1996 1730 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Jefferson 5 N Ringling
29   05/08/2003 0032 6 150 F2 0 0 Jefferson 4 W - 2 SE Cornish
30   02/10/2009 1848 37 880 EF4 8 46 Montague TX/ Jefferson/ Love/ Carter Near Spanish Fort TX - 1 W Petersburg - Lone Grove - 4 SSE Springer
31   05/10/2010 1605 5 50 EF1 0 0 Jefferson Hastings - Waurika Lake
32   05/10/2010 1644 1.5 30 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 9 WSW - 7.5 WSW Cornish
33   05/27/2014 1255 0.1 30 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 5 W Ringling
34   05/08/2015 1740 0.5 50 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 6 W Waurika
35   05/08/2015 1808 0.2 50 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 1 E Waurkia
36   05/19/2015 1716 1 400 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 4 NNW Terral
37   05/19/2015 1723 1 250 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 4 SSE Ryan
38   05/19/2015 1740 2 200 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 4 W - 2 WNW Oscar
 

Records taken from the Storm Prediction Center archive data, "Storm Data", and data from the National Weather Service office in Norman. Data modified as described in NOAA Tech Memo NWS SR-209 (Speheger, D., 2001: "Corrections to the Historic Tornado Database").

Historic data, especially before 1950, are likely incomplete.

Compilation © Doug Speheger. Used with permission.