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Large and Powerful Storm Transitioning From the Central U.S. into the East

A large and powerful low pressure system is forecast to shift from the central U.S. to the Northeast over the next few days. Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms are expected from Florida to the Carolinas today with damaging winds and a few tornadoes. Heavy rain is likely from the Mid-Atlantic through New England Friday and Saturday, which may lead to urban and renewed river flooding. Read More >

SPC
ID #
Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  09/26/1945 1805   67   0 0 McClain/ Cleveland/ Oklahoma Newcastle - Norman - S OKC
49-4 04/30/1949 1455 52* 250   3 56 McClain/ Cleveland/ Pottawatomie/ Lincoln 5 S Blanchard - W of Norman; S of McLoud - E of Meeker (likely separate events)
51-2 02/19/1951 2200 n/a 100 F0 0 0 Cleveland 4 S Norman
55-39 05/26/1955 0300 12 70 F1 0 0 Cleveland Near Norman
56-20 04/28/1956 1420 35 n/a F1 0 0 Grady/ McClain/ Cleveland 5 S Chickasha - 3 E Norman
61-43 05/06/1961 2350 n/a n/a F? 0 0 Cleveland Between Moore and Norman
62-3 04/27/1962 0040 n/a n/a F? 0 0 Cleveland 1 SSW Norman
64-6 04/03/1964 1840 n/a n/a F? 0 0 Cleveland SW Norman (3 SW NSSL)
66-19 05/17/1966 2215 0.4 15 F0 0 0 Cleveland Norman (near Berry and Dorchester)
73-45 06/04/1973 1912-1913 0.4 15 F0 0 0 Cleveland Norman (3 W NSSL)
81-22 05/17/1981 1724 1.0 100 F1 0 0 Cleveland Norman (SH-9 S of Lake Thunderbird)
81-63 06/30/1981 1520 0.3 5 F1 0 1 Cleveland Norman
83-85 11/18/1983 2250 0.2 15 F1 0 0 Cleveland S Sections of Norman
  06/12/2009 2123-2139 2 200 EF1 0 0 Cleveland Norman (SE24th/Alameda - SE48th/Lindsey)
  05/10/2010 1620-1651 24 2000 EF4 2 49 Cleveland/ Oklahoma Far north Norman (near Santa Fe/Indian Hill Road) - south Moore - Lake Draper - I-40/Choctaw - 1.5 SSE Harrah
  05/10/2010 1632-1659 22 880 EF4 1 32 Cleveland/ Pottawatomie South Norman (0.5 E National Weather Center) - Lake Thunderbird - Little Axe - 4 E Pink
  05/10/2010 1634-1640 5.5 250 EF1 0 0 Cleveland South Norman (from near dead end of Chautauqua - just NW of SE 60th and SH-9)
  05/10/2010 1639-1659 17 440 EF2 0 3 Cleveland/ Pottawatomie 7 ESE Noble (SE of SE 120th and Maguire) - East Norman (Country Boy store) - curving to 4 E Pink
  04/13/2012 1559-1612 6 600 EF1 0 20 McClain/ Cleveland 4 NNW Goldsby - Norman (just N of SW36/Lindsay - just S of NE12/Robinson)
  05/19/2013 1700-1750 23 1500 EF4 2 10 Cleveland/ Pottawatomie East Norman (8 E downtown) - 6.5 ESE McLoud
  05/29/2013 1742 0.1 10 EF1 0 0 Cleveland Norman (near Imhoff/Berry)
  05/06/2015 1646 0.5 25 EF0 0 0 Cleveland Norman (near 60th Ave NW/Robinson)
  05/06/2015 1653-1710 3 1000 EF1 0 0 Cleveland Norman (36th Ave NW//Rock Creek - 36th Ave NW/Indian Hills)
  10/21/2017 1936-1942 3 50 EF1 0 0 McClain/ Cleveland 3 NW Goldsby (near SH-9/Santa Fe) - 3 SSW Norman (SW of SH-9/Chautauqua)
  05/02/2018 1942-1951 8 400 EF1 0 0 Cleveland 2 NNE Norman - 5 NW Lake Thunderbird Dam
  10/09/2018 0730-0734 4 50 EF0 0 0 Cleveland Norman (just N of Lindsay Ave between 84th SE and 108th SE - just E of 120th SE/Rock Creek)
  10/09/2018 0731-0733 3 40 EF1 0 0 Cleveland Norman (northeast) - Oklahoma City (southeast) (just SE of Oklahoma City SE 164th and Norman 72nd Ave NE - NE f SE 149th Street and Hiwassee Road)
  05/21/2019 0257-0308 4 50 EF1 0 0 Cleveland 5 E - 5 ENE Downtown Norman (Alameda between 48th Ave NE and 60th Ave NE to NW of Tecumseh and 60th Ave NE)
  05/21/2019 0313 0.3 20 EF0 0 0 Cleveland 8 ENE Downtown Norman (near NE 84th and Franklin)
  05/25/2019 2156-2157 0.7 30 EF0 0 0 Cleveland Norman (near 72nd Avenue NW and Rock Creek Road)
  07/11/2020 2304 0.2 10 EF0 0 0 Cleveland NE Norman (just NNE of NE48th/Tecumseh)
 

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.