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Tornado Track Map for Cimarron County, OK
 
Cimarron County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  11/23/1908             Cimarron NE of Kenton
  06/08/1928 1800 10     0 1 Cimarron near Campos CO - northeast part of Cimarron county
  07/06/1929 1750 18 75   0 1 Cimarron 12 SE Kenton
Cimarron County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 10/01/1950 2100 16 10 F1 0 0 Cimarron Boise City - 15 NE Boise City
2 06/21/1951 1700 4 10 F1 0 0 Cimarron 8 NNE Felt
3 04/12/1960 1830 0.2 300 F? 0 0 Cimarron 7 SW Boise City
4 06/05/1961 1715 29 150 F2 0 1 Cimarron Near Felt - 15 S Boise City - between Dalhart and Stratford
5 05/17/1962 1422 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Cimarron 13 N Boise City
6 08/30/1962 1900 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Cimarron 5 W Keyes
7 05/10/1964 1500 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Cimarron Near Hopkins
8 07/03/1967 1500 7 10 F0 0 0 Cimarron ~6 W- 4 N Felt
9 07/03/1967 1500 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Cimarron W of Felt
10 07/03/1967 1500 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Cimarron E of Wheeless
11 04/19/1971 0100 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Cimarron 3 ENE Felt
12 04/19/1971 0130 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Cimarron N of Boise City
13 04/22/1971 1230 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Cimarron 10 W Felt
14 05/28/1971 1823 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Cimarron 3 S Boise City
15 05/18/1977 1250 38 440 F4 0 0 Cimarron OK/ Baca CO 8 SE Boise City OK- Keyes OK- 24 SE Walsh CO
16 05/18/1977 1330 16 50 F2 0 0 Cimarron near Keyes > NNE
17 06/11/1981 1800 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Cimarron NE of Boise City
18 06/23/1982 1740 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Cimarron NW of Keyes
19 07/09/1982 1345 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Cimarron Near Kenton
20 08/21/1983 1430 0.2 10 F0 0 0 Cimarron Near Felt
21 08/02/1986 1530 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Cimarron 12 NNE Boise City
22 05/03/1987 1340 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Cimarron 8 E Boise City
23 05/30/1988 1815 10 73 F1 0 0 Cimarron 5 W Felt- 13 SW Boise City
24 05/11/1991 1902-1915 0.5 70 F0 0 0 Cimarron 12 NW Boise City
25 06/19/1992 2010 2 23 F1 0 2 Cimarron 6 N Keyes
26 05/25/1996 1725-1730 1 100 F1 0 0 Cimarron 1 E - 2 E Felt
27 06/03/1996 1420-1422 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Cimarron 3 E Felt
28 09/17/2001 1553-1554 0.1 25 F0 0 0 Cimarron 15 SW Boise City
29 05/15/2003 1512-1513 0.1 100 F0 0 0 Cimarron 1 W Boise City
30 05/15/2003 1525-1535 5 200 F1 0 0 Cimarron 1 N - 5.5 NE Wheeless
31 05/15/2003 1545-1546 0.1 50 F0 0 0 Cimarron near Griggs
32 06/15/2004 1717-1726 0.3 50 F0 0 0 Cimarron 9 ENE Felt
33 05/31/2007 1755 0.1 100 EF0 0 0 Cimarron 3 NNE Keyes
34 05/31/2007 1811-1812 0.3 100 EF0 0 0 Cimarron 2.1 NNE Sturgis
35 06/19/2008 1730-1731 0.3 25 EF0 0 0 Cimarron 4 N Felt
36 05/23/2010 1930-1935 2 25 EF0 0 0 Cimarron 7 WSW - 5 WSW Felt
37 05/23/2010 1952-2047 22 440 EF2 0 0 Union NM/ Cimarron OK 6.5 S Clayton NM airport - 6.5 W Felt [EF1 in Oklahoma]
38 05/31/2010 1858-1900 1.8 25 EF0 0 0 Cimarron 11 NW Keyes
39 05/16/2016 1539-1540 0.5 25 EF0 0 0 Cimarron 3 NW - 2.5 NW Felt
40 05/16/2016 1557-1558 0.3 25 EF0 0 0 Cimarron 1.5 NE - 2 NE Felt
41 06/25/2017 1708 0.1 10 EF0 0 0 Cimarron 5 N Keyes
42 06/25/2017 1733 0.1 10 EF0 0 0 Cimarron 8 ENE Boise City
43 06/02/2019 1918 0.01 20 EF0 0 0 Cimarron 5.6 NNE Felt
44 05/30/2021 1634-1635 0.1 20 EF? 0 0 Cimarron 3 WSW Felt
45 05/30/2021 1639-1640 0.1 1 EF? 0 0 Cimarron 3 W Felt
46 05/30/2021 1643-1644 0.1 1 EF? 0 0 Cimarron 3 W Felt
47 05/30/2021 1656-1658 0.4 1 EF? 0 0 Cimarron 1 S - 1 SSE Felt
48 05/30/2021 1702-1703 0.3 1 EF? 0 0 Cimarron 3 NE - 4 NE Felt
49 05/30/2021 1702-1715 2.9 50 EF? 0 0 Cimarron 5 SE - 7 ESE Felt
50 05/30/2021 1744-1745 0.5 30 EF? 0 0 Cimarron 9 SSW - 10 SSW Boise City
 

Significant Tornadoes in Cimarron County

  Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
  06/05/1961 1715 29 150 F2 0 1 Cimarron Near Felt - 15 S Boise City - between Dalhart and Stratford

This tornado was described as huge with two smaller tornadoes following behind it. The tornado may have formed in Union County in New Mexico before it crossed into Oklahoma about 6 miles west-southwest of Wheeless in Cimarron County. It moved southeastward across the southwestern portion of Cimarron County near Felt, eastward to about 15 miles south of Boise City, and then southeastward into the Texas Panhandle where it was reported to have dissipated between Dalhart and Stratford in Dallam County.

Grass in the path of the tornado had the appearance of having been scorched by excessive heat. A barn and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed on 2 farms, and utility lines and poles received extensive damage. An irrigation pipe was carried 0.5 miles from its original location. Hail up to the size of tennis balls caused heavy crop damage along the path of the tornado and eastward into Texas County. One man was injured by hail when he caught out in the open.

The tornado moved across the OK/TX state line into Dallam County, Texas about 30 miles north of Dalhart, and just a little west of U.S. Highway 385.vThe tornado was estimated to 450 to 1,000 feet or more in diameter. This tornado bounced along a 20-mile path in Dallam County as the tornado continued southeastward. Reports of two tornadoes trailing the larger tornado continued, and the smaller tornadoes also lifted above the ground occasionally. The larger tornado eventually dissipated in eastern Dallam County about 4 miles northwest of Conlen.

  05/18/1977 1250 38 440 F4 0 0 Cimarron OK/ Baca CO 8 SE Boise City OK- Keyes OK- 24 SE Walsh CO

This violent tornado touched down about 8 miles southeast of Boise City in the Oklahoma Panhandle during the afternoon hours on this date in 1977. The tornado moved toward the northeast until it brushed the west edge of Keyes. From Keyes the tornado continued toward the northeast, moved out of Cimarron County into Baca County, Colorado, and dissipated 24 miles southeast of Walsh.

The large tornado carved a path 38 miles long and up to a quarter of a mile wide. Witnesses described seeing two large tornadoes side by side at one point. Damage in Keyes was limited to corrals and a grain elevator. The main damage along the rural portion of the path was to a farm 4 mile southwest of Keyes where some outbuildings were destroyed. Hail up to the size of baseballs fell in a swath that was parallel to and west of the tornado track.

  06/19/1992 2010 2 23 F1 0 2 Cimarron 6 N Keyes

A severe thunderstorm moved out of Colorado and into the Oklahoma Panhandle, and produced a tornado near the Cimarron County community of Keyes. The storm was spotted by a Keyes fireman. The tornado downed trees and powerlines. Two mobile homes were overturned and damage was done to a barn. A woman and her daughter were injured in the tornado.

 

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.