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Severe Storms; Fire Danger; and Strong Pacific Storms

More strong storms on tap for the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Heavy rains could produce flooding and mudslides. Saturday, a cold front moving into the central U.S. will bring potential for severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes; and localized flooding potential. Dry winds in southwestern California will keep fire weather threats high. Read More >

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Tornadoes by Year for the 1970s
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 Total
2 1 4 1 2 1 6 9 3 12 41
 
Tornadoes by Month for the 1970s
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
0 0 3 16 14 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 41
 
Tornadoes by Intensity for the 1970s
F? F0 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 Total
1 8 20 9 1 2 0 41
 
SPC
ID #
Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
70-79 08/18/1970 1530 0.8 440 F2 0 1 Hardeman Goodlett
70-98 09/27/1970 1100 0.5 15 F0 0 0 Clay 7 N Petrolia
71-56 05/04/1971 1725 2 50 F2 0 0 Knox 1.5 S Munday
72-2 03/14/1972 1900 3 200 F1 0 0 Hardeman SE edge of Quanah- 3 E Quanah
72-3 03/14/1972 1915 n/a n/a F1 0 0 Hardeman 3 E Quanah
72-113 08/08/1972 2015 1.0 67 F1 0 0 Clay 3 E Byers
72-117 08/13/1972 1915 0.3 20 F1 0 0 Clay "Prairie Flower" Community
73-17 03/03/1973 1800 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Wichita Wichita Falls (near Midwestern University)
74-20 04/20/1974 1630 0.5 100 F1 0 0 Wichita Wichita Falls (5 ENE NWS Office)
74-83 08/27/1974 1300 n/a n/a F1 0 0 Knox 8 W Knox City
75-58 05/22/1975 1740 n/a n/a F0 0 0 Wichita 4 W Burkburnett
76-36 04/15/1976 1838 0.1 n/a F2 0 0 Baylor 10 S Seymour
76-44 04/17/1976 0200 15 150 F3 0 1 Foard 10 SW Crowell- NW part of Crowell - NE of Crowell
76-45 04/17/1976 0200 4 150 F2 0 0 Foard 10 SW- 6 SW Crowell
76-126 05/30/1976 2100 0.1 n/a F1 0 0 Hardeman 5 SE Quanah
76-127 05/30/1976 2217 0.1 n/a F1 0 0 Hardeman ~9 S Quanah
76-141 06/23/1976 2030 0.8 440 F2 0 0 Knox 5 SW Munday
77-12 04/16/1977 1706 2 75 F1 0 0 Wichita W of Wichita Falls
77-33 04/19/1977 2242 n/a n/a F0 0 0 Wichita Near Kadane Corner - just NE of Kamay
77-43 05/05/1977 1350 n/a n/a F1 0 0 Hardeman S part of Quanah
77-44 05/05/1977 1350 n/a n/a F1 0 0 Hardeman ~2 SW of Quanah
77-48 05/05/1977 1815 8 n/a F1 0 0 Wichita 10 WSW Iowa Park - Iowa Park
77-49 05/05/1977 1830 6 n/a F1 0 0 Wichita Kadane Corner - 3 NE Kamay
77-78 05/20/1977 1800 7 n/a F2 0 0 Wilbarger Just S- 7 NNE Fargo
77-79 05/20/1977 2100 n/a n/a F1 0 0 Wichita ~4 S Iowa Park
77-109 09/12/1977 1829 5 30 F0 0 0 Wichita 2 NE- 6 NE Kamay
78-1 04/03/1978 1720 5 n/a F0 0 0 Hardeman W of Williams (14 NW Quanah)
78-3 04/03/1978 1800 n/a n/a F0 0 0 Hardeman 8 SE Quanah
78-68 05/18/1978 2015 1.5 20 F? 0 0 Foard 1 W Crowell- Crowell
79-37 04/10/1979 1505 22 150 F2 0 1 Foard 2 S Foard City- 3 N Rayland
79-38 04/10/1979 1520 3 100 F0 0 0 Foard 11 E Crowell
79-39 04/10/1979 1520 40 880 F4 11 68 (67) Foard/ Wilbarger/ Tillman OK 2 N Thalia- Lockett- Vernon- ENE of Davidson OK
79-40 04/10/1979 1555 74 n/a F2 1 3 (0) Wilbarger/ Wichita/ Tillman OK/ Cotton OK/ Comanche OK/ Stephens OK Harrold- 9 NNE Electra TX- Grandfield- Pumpkin Center OK- 12 W Marlow OK
79-41 04/10/1979 1649 10 300 F2 0 0 Baylor NW side of Seymour - 2 NNE Mabelle
79-42 04/10/1979 1708 n/a n/a F1 0 0 Wichita Near Rocky Point
79-43 04/10/1979 1750 47 1760 F4 42 1740 Archer/ Wichita/ Clay/ Jefferson OK 3 ENE Holliday- Wichita Falls- 4 E Byers- NNE of Waurika OK
79-44 04/10/1979 1800 2 50 F1 0 0 Wichita Wichita Falls (near Seymour Highway)
79-84 05/20/1979 1333 n/a n/a F1 0 0 Hardeman 2 SSE Copper Breaks Park
79-85 05/20/1979 1336 n/a n/a F1 0 0 Foard 3 N Thalia
79-87 05/20/1979 2022 n/a n/a F1 0 0 Baylor 10 NE Munday
79-110 06/08/1979 2000 0.1 3 F1 0 0 Foard 6 N Crowell
 

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.