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Tornado Track Map for Caddo County, OK
 
Caddo County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  10/30/1903 2100 4 880   2 4 Caddo Near Hydro
  04/27/1912 1230 85 880   15 39 Kiowa/ Washita/ Caddo/ Canadian Lugert - near Hobart - Colony - near Hinton - near Calumet
  03/15/1919 1730       1 3 Custer/ Caddo 4 SE Weatherford
  03/15/1919 1830         *18 Caddo Near Hinton
  04/14/1921 2200       0 0 Caddo 9 NW Carnegie
  04/11/1927 1800 52 500   1 7 Caddo/ Grady/ Canadian Near Alfalfa - near Mustang
  04/19/1929 1900 15 1320   3 35 Kiowa/ Caddo 10 SW Mountain View - ?
  03/30/1933 1500       0 0 Caddo NW of Apache
  05/01/1936 1845 2 440   3 11 Caddo Albert
  05/16/1946 2000   850   0 0 Caddo Near Carnegie
  04/04/1947 1730   n   0 0 Caddo "Pleasant View" (6 NNE Carnegie)
  04/04/1947 1730 15 n   0 0 Caddo 2 S Carnegie - 4 N Fort Cobb
  05/17/1949 1820 7 300   0 0 Caddo Near Binger
  06/02/1949 1900   67   0 0 Caddo 3 NE Alfalfa
Caddo County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 02/19/1951 1830 44 20 F2 0 5 Caddo/ Canadian/ Kingfisher Spring Creek community (8 NE Gracemont) - Ft. Reno - 6 E Okarche (southern Kingfisher County)
2 03/24/1954 1530 4 77 F2 0 0 Caddo 4 ESE- ENE of Alfalfa
3 04/26/1954 1800 1 50 F0 0 0 Caddo Near Carnegie
4 05/01/1954 1650 12 300 F2 0 0 Caddo Near Broxton - Near Washita
5 04/26/1955 1815 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Caddo 1 N Carnegie
6 04/26/1955 1815 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo S of Carnegie
7 04/26/1955 1830 2 10 F2 0 0 Caddo near Gracemont
8 06/04/1955 1900 0.1 300 F2 0 0 Caddo near Hydro
9 04/22/1957 2000 1 200 F3 0 1 Caddo Carnegie
10 04/22/1957 2015 31 10 F2 0 0 Caddo/ Canadian between Binger and Eakly - N of Calumet
11 05/12/1957 2200 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo 12 S Carnegie
12 05/22/1957 0615 15 10 F2 0 0 Kiowa/ Washita/ Caddo 5 SW Mountain View - near Eakly
13 04/02/1958 1755 15 880 F1 0 1 Comanche/ Caddo Near Elgin - E of Cement
14 05/16/1958 1048 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo near Carnegie
15 06/06/1958 1855 0.5 33 F1 0 0 Caddo near Eakly
16 11/17/1958 0700 5 10 F2 0 0 Caddo 5 SW- just NW of Apache
17 03/25/1959 1448 6 40 F0 0 0 Caddo Near Anadarko
18 07/22/1959 1900 0.5 440 F1 0 0 Caddo 1 W Albert
19 04/28/1960 1900 3 100 F3 0 0 Caddo 1.5 SW of Oney (which is now Albert)
20 05/19/1960 1600 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo SE of Anadarko
21 05/19/1960 1600 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Caddo/ Grady N of Verden - near Dutton
22 05/23/1960 1830 0.1 10 F2 0 1 Caddo Carnegie
23 05/23/1960 1830 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Caddo Near Carnegie
24 05/23/1960 1830 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Caddo Near Carnegie
25 05/21/1961 1733 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Caddo 3 NW Anadarko
26 06/16/1963 0430 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Caddo 3 WSW Anadarko
27 05/06/1964 0100 8 300 F0 0 0 Caddo 5 NE Fort Cobb
28 05/10/1964 1745 12 10 F2 0 1 Caddo Near Alfalfa - Fort Cobb Lake - 9 ENE Fort Cobb Lake
29 04/05/1965 1000 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Caddo 5 WNW Anadarko
30 04/07/1965 2350 22 440 F2 0 2 Caddo/ Grady Anadarko - 3 W Amber
31 06/01/1965 2209 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo Fort Cobb Lake
32 06/08/1966 1730 0.5 10 F1 0 0 Caddo W part of Hinton
33 06/08/1966 1920 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo 4 SE Gracemont
34 04/20/1967 1340 1 200 F3 0 0 Caddo 5 N Cyril
35 12/18/1968 0830 1.8 300 F2 0 0 Caddo 2 NNE Apache
36 04/29/1970 2225 171 250 F2 0 2 Jackson/ Kiowa/ Caddo/ Grady/ Canadian/ Oklahoma/ Logan/ Payne Near Olustee - 5 S Stillwater [tornado family. Not continuous path]
37 06/18/1973 1645 17 133 F3 0 0 Caddo 5 W Binger - 4 E Carnegie
38 06/18/1973 1800 0.5 67 F2 0 0 Caddo 8 WSW Anadarko
39 04/17/1976 0412 33 440 F4 0 6 Caddo 8 W Apache- near Broxton- Washita
40 05/20/1977 1647 13 1100 F2 0 0 Caddo ~5 W Fort Cobb - Albert
41 05/20/1977 1710 8 1760 F2 0 0 Caddo Binger - ~3 E Lookeba
42 06/06/1979 1700 0.3 17 F1 0 0 Caddo E of Anadarko
43 04/30/1981 2000 32 10 F1 0 0 Caddo/ Grady near Gracemont - Anadarko - near Rush Springs
44 05/22/1981 1807 5 300 F2 0 0 Washita/ Caddo 3 ESE- ~6 ENE Cowden
45 05/22/1981 1829 0.3 10 F0 0 0 Caddo Swan Lake (NE shore of Ft. Cobb Lake)
46 05/22/1981 1830 15 100 F2 0 0 Kiowa/ Washita/ Caddo N of Mountain View - 6 N Alfalfa
47 05/22/1981 1849 17 1333 F4 0 0 Caddo/ Canadian 1 W Binger- 11 WNW Union City
48 06/01/1981 1900 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo Near Binger
49 05/20/1982 1904 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Caddo Apache
50 05/27/1982 1920 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Caddo Carnegie
51 05/27/1982 1925 0.5 50 F2 0 13 Caddo Fort Cobb Lake
52 05/30/1982 1825 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo N of Carnegie
53 05/30/1982 1830 1.5 50 F1 0 0 Caddo W of Eakly
54 05/30/1982 1930 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo NE of Fort Cobb Lake
55 05/13/1983 2145 2 50 F2 0 0 Caddo 5 W- 4 WSW Anadarko
56 05/13/1983 2150 0.1 50 F0 0 0 Caddo 10 W Apache
57 05/13/1983 2210 0.1 50 F2 0 0 Caddo 4 E Anadarko
58 06/10/1983 1939 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo 3 SW Hinton
59 06/10/1983 2100 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo Near Hinton
60 06/13/1983 1830 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo 2 SE Binger
61 06/13/1983 1845 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Caddo 2 S Hydro
62 05/16/1986 2035 0.2 50 F1 0 0 Caddo 6 E Hydro
63 05/16/1986 2130 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Caddo 1 W Anadarko
64 02/14/1987 1805 4 100 F1 0 0 Caddo 3 SW- 2 NW Apache
65 05/26/1990 1900 3 200 F3 0 0 Caddo 2 E- 4 SE Hinton
66 05/26/1990 1955 2 200 F2 0 0 Caddo 2 E- 4 ESE Binger
67 08/21/1996 1535 0.1 25 F0 0 0 Caddo 7 NW Cyril
68 11/16/1996 1600 1 30 F0 0 0 Caddo 3 NE Apache
69 05/25/1997 1627 0.2 23 F0 0 0 Caddo/ Comanche 4 SW Cyril/1 N Fletcher
70 10/04/1998 1745 0.5 30 F0 0 0 Caddo 1 NE Cyril
71 05/03/1999 1620-1635 6 100 F3 0 3 Caddo 3 E Apache - 2 NE Stecker
72 05/03/1999 1626 0.1 n/a F0 0 0 Caddo 3 NW Cyril
73 05/03/1999 1638 0.1 n/a F0 0 0 Caddo 2 S Anadarko
74 05/03/1999 1646-1710 9 880 F3 0 4 Caddo/ Grady 2 WSW Laverty - 4 S Verden - 2.5 WNW Downtown Chickasha
75 05/03/1999 1720-1724 2 n/a F0 0 0 Caddo 12 WNW Apache
76 05/03/1999 1738-1759 7 150 F1 0 0 Caddo 8 S Fort Cobb - 1 W Washita
77 05/03/1999 1756 0.1 n/a F0 0 0 Caddo 5 W Anadarko
78 05/03/1999 1812-1813 1 n/a F0 0 0 Caddo 4 NNW - 5 NNW Anadarko
79 05/03/1999 1820 0.1 n/a F0 0 0 Caddo 4 ESE Gracemont
80 05/03/1999 1834-1835 0.5 n/a F0 0 0 Caddo 9 E - 10 ENE Gracemont
81 05/03/1999 1837-1848 5 50 F1 0 0 Caddo 5 S - 1 E Cogar
82 05/26/2000 1812-1828 3 20 F0 0 0 Washita/ Caddo 2 SSE - 3 ESE Colony (3 W Eakly)
83 05/26/2000 1847 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Caddo 1.5 ESE Eakley
84 05/26/2000 1857-1903 3 100 F0 0 0 Caddo 6.5 W - 5 WSW Binger
85 10/22/2000 1514-1526 4 30 F0 0 0 Caddo 6 SE - 6 ENE Binger
86 10/09/2001 1718-1722 2 300 F1 0 0 Caddo 1.5 E - 3 ENE Alfalfa
87 10/09/2001 1728 0.4 25 F0 0 0 Caddo 2 NW Carnegie
88 10/09/2001 1757-1758 0.8 50 F1 0 0 Caddo 3 S - 3 SSE Albert
89 10/09/2001 1805-1810 2 440 F1 0 0 Caddo 7 S Binger - 3.5 NW Gracemont
90 10/09/2001 1815-1819 1.5 580 F0 0 0 Caddo 5 N Gracemont - 3.5 WSW Spring Creek
91 10/09/2001 1820-1824 1.5 850 F1 0 0 Caddo 5 W - 4 WNW Spring Creek
92 05/09/2003 1950 0.2 25 F0 0 0 Caddo 2.5 NNE Eakly
93 05/09/2003 2000-2002 1 100 F1 0 0 Caddo 6 E - 7 E Binger
94 05/09/2003 2017-2020 1.2 50 F0 0 0 Caddo/ Grady 1.4 NE - 2.5 ENE Cogar
95 05/24/2004 1721 0.2 25 F1 0 0 Caddo near Alfalfa
96 05/24/2004 1727 0.2 30 F1 0 0 Caddo 2.5 E Eakly
97 08/19/2007 0100-0106 3 30 EF0 0 0 Caddo/ Canadian 1.7 ENE Cogar - 9 W Union City
98 03/30/2008 2044-2046 0.5 20 EF0 0 0 Caddo 1 W Albert
99 03/30/2008 2122 0.1 20 EF0 0 0 Caddo 4 W Cogar
100 05/13/2009 2026-2040 7 250 EF2 0 0 Caddo 2 SSE Gracemont - 2 SE Anadarko
101 07/03/2010 1645 0.1 25 EF0 0 0 Caddo 1.5 WSW Bridgeport
102 05/19/2011 1709 0.2 40 EF0 0 0 Caddo 2 SE Fort Cobb
103 05/19/2011 1740 0.2 20 EF0 0 0 Caddo 3 W Apache
104 05/24/2011 1431-1446 9 800 EF3 0 0 Caddo 4 WSW - 4 NE Lookeba
105 11/07/2011 1640-1648 3 150 EF0 0 0 Caddo 8 SSE - 6 SE Carnegie
106 11/07/2011 1651-1717 13 400 EF1 0 0 Caddo 6 SW Fort Cobb - 2 SW Albert
107 04/13/2012 1936-1938 2 50 EF0 0 0 Caddo 3 S Carnegie
108 04/13/2012 1942 0.3 50 EF0 0 0 Caddo 8 SSE Carnegie
109 04/13/2012 1950-1955 4 100 EF0 0 0 Caddo 6 SSE - 7 SE Carnegie
110 05/06/2015 1345-1347 2 50 EF0 0 0 Caddo 2.5 E - 3 ENE Apache
111 05/06/2015 1353-1355 0.5 50 EF0 0 0 Caddo 4 NW Cyril
112 05/06/2015 1741-1749 4 200 EF0 0 0 Caddo 4 NNW - 6 N Verden
113 05/16/2015 1855-1858 2 50 EF0 0 0 Caddo 4 NW - 5 NNW Cyril
114 05/16/2015 1901-1905 3 50 EF0 0 0 Caddo 5 NNW Cyril - 5 NW Cement
115 05/26/2015 1732 0.2 30 EF0 0 0 Custer/ Caddo 3 WSW Hydro
116 04/29/2016 1454-1454 0.5 20 EF0 0 0 Caddo 4.5 ESE Cyril
117 10/21/2017 1808-1816 5 200 EF1 0 0 Caddo 4 W - 2 N Cyril
118 10/21/2017 1812-1813 0.5 50 EF1 0 0 Caddo 3.5 NW Cyril
119 10/21/2017 1812-1824 6 400 EF1 0 0 Caddo 4 NW Cyril - 4 NNW Cement
120 10/21/2017 1816-1821 3 150 EF1 0 0 Caddo 4 E Stecker - 5 NW Cement
121 10/21/2017 1823-1828 3 100 EF1 0 0 Caddo 2 NNE - 4 NE Cement
122 10/10/2021 1720-1725 4 50 EF1 0 0 Caddo 9 W - 6 WNW Boone
123 10/10/2021 1745-1759 8 100 EF2 0 0 Caddo 4 SW - 5 E Anadarko
124 10/10/2021 1802-1805 1.8 50 EF? 0 0 Caddo/ Grady 3 SW - 1 SSE Verden
125 10/12/2021 2035-2036 0.5 30 EF? 0 0 Caddo 5 NW Boone
 

Significant Tornadoes in Caddo County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  02/19/1951 1830-2000 44 20 F2 0 5 Caddo/ Canadian/ Kingfisher Spring Creek community (8 NE Gracemont) - Ft. Reno - 6 E Okarche (southern Kingfisher County)

This tornado struck the Spring Creek community in northern Caddo County at 6:30 pm CST, injuring 5 people from one family when a house collapsed in the area. A store and a vacant house were also damaged in the community.

The tornado continued northeastward into Canadian County, striking the Fort Reno area at 7:17 pm CST before dissipating 6 miles east of Okarche in southern Kingfisher County at 8:00 pm CST. The hail that accompanied the tornado in Kingfisher County caused $500 in property damage. Estimated damage from this tornado was $32,500.

The Fort Reno area incurred about $15,000 in damages and several buildings were demolished including a large barracks and large hay shed while other buildings were damaged including Lucas Hall. The weather equipment at Fort Reno was destroyed with the rain gauge being found several hundred yards from its original location. Several farms in Canadian County were also damaged.

  04/22/1957 2000 1 200 F3 0 1 Caddo Carnegie

A tornado moved northeastward though the town of Carnegie, unroofed some houses, and ripped away the porches on some homes. A person was injured when their car was blown off of a local road within the town.

  04/02/1958 1755 15 880 F1 0 1 Comanche/ Caddo Near Elgin - E of Cement

Extensive damage resulted from a tornado which hit in the Elgin area in Comanche County at about 6:00 pm CST. Roofs and porches on some houses as well as a church, the high school gymnasium, and utility poles received damage from the storm. One injury was reported. The tornado moved northeastward and crosses into Caddo County where it hit a pear orchard and farm just east of Cement. Many trees were uprooted in the orchard.

  05/23/1960 1830 0.1 10 F2 0 1 Caddo Carnegie

This tornado was one of three tornadoes that were observed in the Carnegie-Fort Cobb area, and the 3 tornadoes were spaced about one mile apart from each other. This tornado destroyed a peanut warehouse and damaged 3 homes at the southwestern edge of Carnegie. Flying timbers from the warehouse struck one of the homes and injured a woman.

  05/10/1964 1745 12 10 F2 0 1 Caddo Near Alfalfa - Fort Cobb Lake - 9 ENE Fort Cobb Lake

This tornado caused extensive damage in the Willow Creek area near Alfalfa before moving to the northeast over Fort Cobb Lake between 5:45 pm and 6:00 pm CST. Extensive damage occurred on the west side of the reservoir, particularly in the Swan Lake and Long's Cabin site areas. One girl was injured when an entire roof blew off of a cabin. Another cabin, which was under construction, was twisted 10 feet off of its foundation, and two other cabins were destroyed. Three mobile homes were destroyed, and one, a 60-foot mobile home, was ripped from its frame and tossed 100 feet into a pasture. More damage occurred 9 miles east-northeast of Fort Cobb Lake where the roof of a home was damaged, trees were uprooted, and a barn was destroyed. The entire roof of a nearby Binger peanut plant was also torn away.

  04/07/1965 2350 22 440 F2 0 2 Caddo/ Grady Anadarko - 3 W Amber

A tornado touched in Caddo County in the northwest section of Anadarko and moved east-northeast across the northern part of the city, destroying a large freight dock. A bus barn and 7 buses within were damaged. A 120-patient rest home was damaged while several homes in the northern part of Anadarko were destroyed. In addition, several cars were overturned, trees were ripped from the ground, a police communications tower was toppled, and telephone services were knocked out.

Two people were injured as the tornado moved east-northeastward past Verden and destroyed 4 homes and 4 barns. One man was injured near Anadarko, and one woman was injured when the wall of a storm cellar caved in and trapped one of her legs near Verden. The tornado also produced damage at Lake Chickasha, destroying 3 mobile homes and heavily damaging 2 other mobile homes. A farmer observed the tornado as it lifted 4.5 north-northeast of Verden. Either the same tornado or a new tornado produced damage 3 miles west of Amber where a large chicken house was demolished and the south side of a barn was torn away.

  04/29/1970 2225 171 250 F2 0 2 Jackson/ Kiowa/ Caddo/ Grady/ Canadian/ Oklahoma/ Logan/ Payne Near Olustee - 5 S Stillwater [tornado family. Not continuous path]

A supercell thunderstorm developed in southwestern Oklahoma during the evening of April 29th, and went on to produce a series of tornadoes from near Olustee in Jackson County to 5 miles south of Stillwater in Payne County. This event was originally thought to have been produced by a single, long-track tornado, but data analysis done by scientists at the National Severe Storm Laboratory (NSSL) and information collected from storm surveys, eyewitnesses, and media accounts indicate that multiple tornadoes were produced by a cyclic, parent supercell thunderstorm that moved northeastward at 45 mph during its lifetime.

A tornado was first reported near Olustee at approximately 10:25 pm CST on April 29th. Several sightings of tornadoes were reported along the path of the supercell, with a report of the dissipation of the last tornado occurring 5 miles south of Stillwater at 2:00 am CST on April 30th. The supercell thunderstorm was tracked on radar by the Nation Weather Service forecast office (then U.S. Weather Bureau) in Oklahoma City near the Will Rogers World Airport.

The greatest damage along the storm path was in the extreme northwest section of Oklahoma City. There, 30 homes value at $35,000 to $ 50,000 each were either destroyed of damaged.

At one point, southwest of Coyle in Logan County, a tornado picked up a mobile home and moved it 110-150 feet to the west of its original location while the storm continued on in a northeasterly direction. Two people were slightly injured in the mobile home. A pilot flew over the storm path from east of Guthrie in Logan County to south of Stillwater in Payne County, and reported seeing several intermittent damage paths within that flightline.

  04/17/1976 0412 33 440 F4 0 6 Caddo 8 W Apache- near Broxton- Washita

This violent tornado touched down 8 miles west of Apache on OK State Highway 19 in southwestern Caddo County. It moved northeastward at 35 mph along a 33-mile path to north of Broxton, and then through the west edge of the town of Washita, before dissipating in northeastern Caddo County. The tornado was estimated to be on the ground for 32 minutes. Six people were injured, 3 of which were admitted to a hospital. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries. The F4 damage occurred to the north of Broxton and the tornado caused extensive damage to 6 cooling towers at a power plant in Washita.

  05/22/1981 1849 17 1333 F4 0 0 Caddo/ Canadian 1 W Binger- 11 WNW Union City

This large tornado formed a mile west of Binger, OK and moved northeast through northeastern Caddo County and southwestern Canadian County before dissipating at the Canadian River 11 miles west and 3 miles north of Union City. This large, intense tornado created projectiles from refrigerators automobiles, trucks, combines, and utility poles. Dead cattle were founded hanging from denuded trees. Large oil storage tanks, butane tanks, and motor vehicles  were moved to distances up to a half mile by the tornadic winds. Fortunately, all farmsteads in the path of the tornado had underground shelters, and the occupants were able to take shelter during the storm. The tornado was rated F4, and a Fujita Scale damage path map shows the tornado path length, width and approximate damage intensity.

  05/27/1982 1925 0.5 50 F2 0 13 Caddo Fort Cobb Lake

A tornado touched down and destroyed the Forb Cobb Lake marina, and damaged or destroyed 25 to 30 boats. Thirteen people received minor injuries.

  05/03/1999 1620-1635 6 100 F3 0 3 Caddo 3 E Apache - 2 NE Stecker

A record outbreak of tornadoes struck Oklahoma from late afternoon of May 3, 1999, through early morning of May 4, 1999. A total of 57 tornadoes have been recorded across portions of western and central Oklahoma. This tornado touched down in a rural area 3 miles east of Apache in Caddo County. As the tornado moved northward to near Anadarko, one house was destroyed near the town of Stecker, with its roof ripped off and several walls knocked down indicating F3 damage. Three people inside the house were injured.

  05/03/1999 1646-1710 9 880 F3 0 4 Caddo/ Grady 2 WSW Laverty - 4 S Verden - 2.5 WNW Downtown Chickasha

This tornado developed about 3 miles north-northeast of Cement (or 2 miles west-southwest of Laverty) near the Caddo/Grady County border, and quickly intensified to a strong tornado with associated damage rated at the high end of the F3 scale. The tornado tracked northeast for 9 miles before dissipating 2.5 miles west-northwest of downtown Chickasha. Two homes had just a few interior walls standing (F3), one located near U.S. Highway 62 on the northwest side of Chickasha, and several wooden high tension power lines were downed. Several persons were injured south of Verden near the Caddo/Grady County border.

 

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.