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Tornado Track Map for Bryan County, OK
 
Bryan County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  12/17/1887         0 0 Bryan Fort Washita
  05/15/1896 1630       0 0 Bryan Near Kemp and "Joel"
  05/20/1916 2130 10 100   9 28 Bryan Kemp City
  04/09/1919 0115       11 20 Bryan TX - near Roberta - near Durant
  04/20/1927 1730   75   0 1 Bryan Near Caddo
  10/15/1933 1600 1 50   0 0 Bryan Brown (13 NW Durant)
  03/28/1938 1330 0.75 35   0 0 Bryan Pirtle (5 E Durant)
  04/08/1943 930 1 100   0 2 Bryan Calera
  05/10/1943 300 1     0 0 Bryan 1 SW Durant
  03/16/1945 2230   n   1 6 Bryan Near Old Kemp and Achille
  04/30/1949 1731 55 440   1 3 Bryan/ Choctaw Near Utica - "Nelson" (6 N Soper) (not continous)
Bryan County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 05/09/1951 2020 15 100 F2 0 1 Bryan/ Marshall/ Johnston Western Bryan County and eastern Marshall county - Nida - NW of Kenefic
2 09/20/1954 2000 5 10 F2 0 1 Bryan Durant
3 04/23/1955 0230 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Bryan near Durant
4 05/26/1955 0520 5 50 F0 0 0 Bryan near Durant
5 04/28/1956 2200 28 300 F2 0 0 Bryan/ Atoka/ Pushmataha near Matoy - Antlers
6 04/02/1957 1758 8 200 F4 3 3 Bryan Calera - Durant - N of Durant
7 05/24/1957 1040 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Bryan Lake Texoma (near 'Willow Springs')
8 10/04/1959 0725 4 200 F2 0 2 Bryan 2 W Yuba
9 04/03/1964 0635 17 200 F3 0 1 Marshall/ Bryan Near Woodville - Lake Texoma - 2 W Cobb
10 06/14/1969 0300 13 100 F2 0 0 Bryan Near Colbert - 5 E Durant
11 10/08/1970 0830 1 100 F1 0 1 Bryan W edge of Durant
12 03/12/1971 1645 42 250 F3 0 4 Marshall/ Bryan 10 SW Madill - Cartwright - Colbert - Achille - Yuba
13 04/20/1972 1925 9 50 F2 0 0 Bryan Mead - 5 NE Durant
14 05/25/1974 1930 9 1500 F2 0 0 Bryan 6 S- 3 E Durant
15 08/26/1974 1820 1 100 F1 0 0 Bryan Just E and N of Durant
16 04/02/1980 1853 4 60 F2 0 0 Bryan 3 N Durant
17 05/23/1981 1858 10 100 F3 0 0 Bryan 7 NW of Durant - W edge of Durant - near Calera
18 05/23/1981 1900 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Bryan Lake Texoma
19 04/02/1982 1425 0.5 30 F2 0 1 Bryan Near Silo
20 04/02/1982 1505 0.5 10 F2 0 0 Bryan N of Bokchito
21 02/14/1987 2225 0.2 50 F1 0 0 Bryan Armstrong
22 03/21/1991 1802 5 150 F2 0 0 Bryan 1 NW Durant- 1 NE Armstrong
23 03/21/1991 1952 3 100 F0 0 0 Bryan 5 NE Bokchito
24 05/11/1992 1524-1527 2 50 F0 0 0 Marshall/ Bryan 5 E- 6 E Kingston
25 05/11/1992 1625 1 100 F2 0 0 Bryan 2 NW Albany
26 09/21/1992 1555 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Bryan 2 S Caddo
27 04/26/1994 1718 9 40 F1 0 0 Bryan Near Kemp- Yuba
28 04/26/1994 1735 1.5 40 F0 0 0 Bryan Near Wade
29 04/11/2001 0347 0.3 25 F0 0 0 Bryan 4 W Brown
30 09/08/2010 1305 0.1 25 EF1 0 1 Bryan Colbert
31 05/09/2015 1825-1835 5 200 EF1 0 0 Bryan 1 SSW Silo - 5 NNW Durant
32 05/25/2015 1342-1420 19 700 EF3 1 1 Bryan/ Atoka 2.5 WSW Blue - 3 E Caney
33 05/09/2016 1722-1742 14 3100 EF3 0 2 Bryan/ Choctaw 3.5 ESE Bennington - 6.5 ESE Boswell
34 04/30/2019 2007-2042 28 1400 EF3 2 16 Bryan/ Atoka 2 SSE Blue - near Bentley - near Lane
35 04/22/2020 1632-1645 5 500 EF1 0 0 Bryan 4 WNW Armstrong - 3 NE Armstrong
36 04/22/2020 1652-1653 1.2 30 EF1 0 0 Bryan 4 SSE - 5 SE Caddo
 

Significant Tornadoes in Bryan County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/09/1951 2020 15 100 F2 0 1 Bryan/ Marshall/ Johnston Western Bryan County and eastern Marshall county - Nida - NW of Kenefic

This tornado caused damage along a 15-mile path in Bryan, Marshall, and Johnston counties, and especially to cottages at the Cumberland Oil Field camp in eastern Marshall County. Total property damages were listed at $40,000.

  09/20/1954 2000 5 10 F2 0 1 Bryan Durant

A tornado and severe thunderstorms caused damage estimated at $50,000 in the vicinity of Durant between 8:00 pm CST and 9:30 pm CST on September 20th. Damage occurred to a livestock commission barn, a drive-in theater, a box factory, utility lines, television antennas, trees, and roofs on houses and barns.

  04/02/1957 1758 8 200 F4 3 3 Bryan Calera - Durant - N of Durant

The touched down in Bryan County at the northeast edge of Calera where a drive-in theater and a large stock barn were destroyed. The tornado moved northeast and caused extensive damage to homes and businesses in the city of Durant. Nine blocks in the southern and southeastern portions of the city were destroyed while other damage occurred in 20 more blocks. About 135 homes and 20 businesses were destroyed or damaged. One home was completely leveled about 5 miles north-northeast of Durant near the end of the tornado's damage path. Two people died when the roof of service station collapsed. The tornado killed 3 people and three others were injured.

  10/04/1959 0725 4 200 F2 0 2 Bryan 2 W Yuba

A tornado struck west of Yuba in Bryan County at 7:25 pm CST. Outbuildings were destroyed on one farm and another farmstead was almost completely destroyed. Two of four people sheltering in one house were injured by flying debris when the house was almost completely destroyed.

  04/03/1964 0635 17 200 F3 0 1 Marshall/ Bryan Near Woodville - Lake Texoma - 2 W Cobb

This tornado began near Woodville in Marshall County and moved northeastward, eventually striking the Lake Texoma Lodge area, where the damages incurred were $125,000. The Texoma State Park building was unroofed, 9 cabins were damaged while a gold course maintenance building and state-owned Catfish Bay boathouse were demolished. Several of the damaged cabins were also located in the Catfish Bay area. The Catfish Bay marina was also destroyed. A number of power poles and utility lines were blown down by the tornado in the lodge area. Damage was also reported at the Newberry Creek resort where boat docks were damaged.

The tornado crossed Lake Texoma into Bryan County and continued to the northeast before dissipating 2 miles west of Cobb. U.S. Highway 70 near the Roosevelt Bridge (10 miles west of Durant) was closed temporarily due to storm debris (including utility lines and snapped power poles) landing on the road.

  10/08/1970 0830 1 100 F1 0 1 Bryan W edge of Durant

A tornado struck the western edge of Durant and damaged several barns, several buildings, and 3 mobile homes. The local masonic lodge building was unroofed while a church steeple was toppled and its roof damaged. The roof from the masonic lodge was lifted and blown into the 3 mobile homes. A man was slightly injured when the tornado damaged his mobile home just south of Durant.

  03/12/1971 1645 42 250 F3 0 4 Marshall/ Bryan 10 SW Madill - Cartwright - Colbert - Achille - Yuba

This tornado began at 4:45 pm CST 10 miles southwest of Madill in Marshall County on March 12th where 6 homes and several outbuildings were destroyed. About 100 cattle were also killed in the area. One person was injured when they were cut by flying glass. The path of the known damage southwest of Madill was approximately 200 yards wide.

The storm continued to the east-southeast and the next known area of damage was located about 4 miles north of Willis in Marshall County where 3 houses were destroyed and several more were damaged. A grocery store was also damaged and several race horses were killed. More damage occurred at Cartwright in Bryan County where a house was damaged and electrical service was knocked out. Damage also occurred at Colbert in Bryan County where a semi-trailer truck was overturned and several mobile homes were damaged.

The most extensive damage occurred at Achille in Bryan County as the tornado entered the area around 5:43 pm CST. Light to heavy damage occurred within a 10-block area in Achille. Several businesses were destroyed or damaged, and the roof of the elementary school was ripped off. The high school's vocation agriculture building was totally destroyed, a bus barn was splintered with the buses left standing inside, and the new junior high building was damaged. A total of 25 homes and 6 mobile homes were damaged or destroyed. Three people were injured in Achille, including a woman who incurred a broken leg after she was hit by flying debris while rushing to a storm shelter. Within Achille, the damage path was one mile long and 300 yards wide.

The last report of damage was at Yuba in Bryan County where barns were damaged and a steeple was snapped over at a church. The total storm damage amount was $400,000. Two funnels were also sighted in Marshall County and 1-inch hail fell near Kingston and large hail fell at McBride in Marshall County.

  04/02/1982 1425 0.5 30 F2 0 1 Bryan Near Silo

A tornado touched down briefly in the Silo area where 4 mobile homes and 123 houses were damaged. One minor injury was reported and damage was estimated at $500,000. This tornado was part of the April 2, 1982 tornado outbreak which produced 56 tornadoes in 11 states, killing 30 persons and injuring another 383 people. A tornado damage path map shows the damage paths in southeastern Oklahoma, northeastern Texas, and southwestern Arkansas.

  09/08/2010 1305 0.1 25 EF1 0 1 Bryan Colbert

The remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine moved north into southern and central Oklahoma, bringing with it heavy rain and three tornadoes. The most significant impact with this storm came from three tornadoes. The most significant tornado occurred near Colbert in Bryan County. Two homes sustained moderate damage and two trucks were overturned. One of the drivers sustained minor injuries while in the truck. Fifteen steel transmission lines were also downed. At least 1000 people were without power due to the damage.

  05/25/2015 1342-1420 19 700 EF3 1 1 Bryan/ Atoka 2.5 WSW Blue - 3 E Caney

A strong tornado developed in Bryan County near the intersection of Old U.S. Highway 70 and Pirtle Road, 2.5 miles west-southwest of Blue. The tornado moved northeast and destroyed a mobile home north of Blue where a 48-year-old woman was killed. This was one of a few mobile homes that were destroyed as the tornado moved through Bryan County (DI 3, DOD 8-9). Other homes also suffered roof damage or other damage from falling trees . From north of Blue, the tornado turned to the north and moved into Atoka County.

  05/09/2016 1722-1742 14 3100 EF3 0 2 Bryan/ Choctaw 3.5 ESE Bennington - 6.5 ESE Boswell

Severe thunderstorms developed along and ahead of a dry line across central Oklahoma during the afternoon of May 9th. The storms moved across eastern Oklahoma during the evening hours. Prior to the storms moving into the area, the atmosphere ahead of the dry line in eastern Oklahoma had become very unstable. This instability, combined with very strong wind shear associated with a strong trough of low pressure that moved into the Southern Plains from the Southern Rockies, resulted in the development of supercell thunderstorms. One of these supercells produced multiple tornadoes as it tracked along and near an outflow boundary from morning thunderstorms, which had settled across southeastern Oklahoma by the afternoon. One of the tornadoes was long-lived and damaging. In addition to the tornadoes in southeastern Oklahoma, the severe thunderstorms produced hail up to golfball size and damaging wind gusts across other portions of eastern Oklahoma.

A tornado developed southeast of Bennington, and quickly became very large as it moved east-northeast. Widespread destruction of trees was observed across eastern Bryan County. The tornado moved into Choctaw County southwest of Boswell. In Choctaw County, the tornado continued to widen as it moved northeast, producing a damage path of about 1.8 miles across, to the southwest of Boswell. The tornado made a turn to the east at the N4000 Road and maintained an eastward movement until dissipating before reaching the N4090 Road. The tornado destroyed at least three mobile homes. Two injuries occurred in one of the mobile homes, one of which was a critical injury. Numerous homes were damaged by this tornado, with the worst damage including major loss of the roof structure and collapse of a few exterior walls. Numerous outbuildings were also destroyed. A metal, high-voltage transmission tower/truss was destroyed, and numerous power poles were snapped. Many trees were snapped or uprooted in the path. Trees in several areas were reduced to shortened trunks with short stumps where large limbs previously existed. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 140 to 150 mph.

  04/30/2019 2007-2042 28 1400 EF3 2 16 Bryan/ Atoka 2 SSE Blue - near Bentley - near Lane

A stationary front and an upper-level disturbance produced numerous thunderstorms with a variety of severe weather on April 30th. A tornado developed about 2 miles south-southeast of Blue, and quickly became a large and strong tornado. Before crossing U.S. Highway 70 east of Blue, the tornado widened to 1400 yards and damaged or destroyed a number of mobile homes. One mobile home was blown about 50-75 yards east-northeast into a grove of trees. A woman in this mobile home suffered significant injuries and died in a hospital on May 2, 2019. The tornado crossed U.S. Highway 70 producing significant tree damage. Just north of U.S. Highway 70, another mobile home was destroyed and blown away with another fatality. The tornado moved northeast into a less densely populate area, although at least one other home was unroofed northeast of Blue.

About two miles south of the Atoka County line, the tornado hit an anchored mobile home that was destroyed with the debris scattered hundreds of yards to the east and southeast. The tornado continued to produce tree damage in northern Bryan County and moved into Atoka County near just west of Matoy Road.

 

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.