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Tornado Track Map for Creek County, OK
 
Creek County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/01/1898 0900           Creek Sapulpa
  05/29/1909 1630 15 440   0 8 Lincoln/ Creek Near "Key West" (3 SE Stroud) - near Depew
  05/29/1909 1630 15 200   4 3 Okfuskee/ Creek Near Micawbar - near Newby
  06/01/1917 late           Creek 2 E Drumright - near Drumright
  04/17/1920 2230           Creek between Slick and "Tabor" (7 SE Bristow)
  11/04/1922 1730 20 250   6 14 Creek Near Shamrock... Drumright and Mannford
  04/25/1924 morn 1 n   3 5 Creek Near Slick
  04/08/1925 1430 30 75   0 0 Lincoln/ Creek Near Tryon - 10 NW Bristow
  06/22/1936 1600 6     0 0 Creek Slick
  05/02/1942 1515 55 880   7 many Payne/ Creek/ Osage/ Tulsa 2 S Cushing - Mannford - Fisher - Sand Springs - Turley - Sperry
  05/02/1942 1530 60 1230   16 many Pottawatomie/ Lincoln/ Okfuskee/ Creek Near McLoud - Paden - Boley - Childsville - Welty - near Tuskegee
  04/10/1944 0700 10 880   0 0 Creek 4 NW Sapulpa
  05/21/1949 0010 1.5 300   0 0 Creek Near Bristow
Creek County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 03/24/1954 2115 4 200 F1 0 0 Creek Near Sapulpa
2 05/01/1954 1800 59 10 F4 0 65 Pottawatomie/ Lincoln/ Creek NE of Dale - Meeker - Sparks - Davenport - near Depew
3 04/02/1956 2133 43 300 F3 5 98 Lincoln/ Creek near Jacktown - near Davenport - near Stroud - Drumright
4 04/22/1957 2304 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Creek near Drumright
5 04/25/1957 2200 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Creek near Kiefer
6 05/20/1957 1900 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Creek S and E of Sapulpa
7 07/01/1957 0300 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Creek 8 E Drumright
8 03/31/1959 1810 4 100 F3 0 3 Creek Silver City
9 05/05/1960 1500 102 400 F3 0 0 Cleveland/ Pottawatomie/ Lincoln/ Creek/ Tulsa SW of Corbett - Tribbey- Macomb -2 W Tecumseh; near Bellmont - Depew - 4 W Sand Springs. [tornado family[
10 05/05/1960 1700 72 800 F5 5 81 Pottawatomie/ Lincoln/ Okfuskee/ Creek S of Shawnee- between Paden and Prague- Iron Post- Sapulpa- NE of Sapulpa
11 05/16/1960 2015 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Creek Near Hayburn Lake
12 05/25/1961 1740 14 10 F1 0 0 Creek 8 W Bristow - near Slick
13 05/26/1963 0150 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Creek Drumright
14 04/12/1964 1715 0.2 50 F2 0 0 Creek 4 NE Sapulpa
15 05/15/1966 2050 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Creek Between Oilton and Drumright
16 05/17/1966 2007 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Creek Near Drumright
17 05/17/1966 2023 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Creek 3 NE Drumright
18 06/23/1969 1800 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Creek near Drumright
19 06/04/1973 1830 1.5 33 F2 0 0 Creek 3 E- 6 E Oilton
20 06/08/1974 1555 29 400 F4 14 150 Payne/ Creek/ Tulsa/ Osage 3 SW Drumright- Drumright- Olive- Lake Keystone- 7 WSW Sperry- W of Skiatook
21 06/08/1974 1735 4 100 F2 0 0 Creek Near Bristow
22 06/08/1974 1750 49 100 F3 0 42 Creek/ Tulsa/ Wagoner/ Rogers/ Mayes Sapulpa - Tulsa - ORU - near Chouteau
23 06/08/1974 1930 14 100 F2 0 0 Creek/ Tulsa near Kiefer - 6 ENE Bixby
24 05/30/1976 1830 0.1 33 F1 2 1 Creek On Turner Turnpike
25 04/19/1981 2020 4 600 F2 0 0 Creek 3 W-1.5 ENE Kiefer
26 04/19/1981 2030 3 100 F3 0 0 Creek Mounds
27 05/23/1981 1500 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Creek 2 E Bristow
28 06/15/1981 0005 3 100 F2 0 3 Creek Near Kiefer
29 04/26/1984 2205 22 880 F4 3 37 Creek/ Pawnee N of Oilton- Terlton- W of Westport
30 04/29/1984 0920 27 200 F4 1 60 Creek/ Pawnee/ Osage 7 ENE Shamrock- Olive- Mannford- New Prue- NE of New Prue
31 03/13/1990 2010 9 340 F2 0 0 Creek/ Okmulgee 6 SE Slick- 3 NW Beggs
32 05/15/1990 2045 1 73 F1 0 0 Creek 2 W Kellyville
33 06/09/1993 1600-1606 3 50 F1 0 0 Creek/ Tulsa 4 NNE Sapulpa- 3 NNW Jenks
34 05/06/1994 2116 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Creek .25 NW Drumright
35 06/09/1995 0625 0.1 30 F0 0 1 Creek Shamrock
36 06/09/1995 0630 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Creek 1 S Olive
37 05/26/1997 1730 0.1 73 F1 0 0 Creek 1 ESE Sapulpa
38 05/26/1997 1735 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Creek 2 SE Sapulpa
39 05/26/1997 1738-1745 5 150 F1 0 0 Creek 7 SSW Sapulpa - 2 S Kiefer
40 05/26/1997 1746-1806 8 100 F2 0 0 Creek/ Okmulgee 7 WSW Beggs - 3 SW Mounds
41 05/03/1999 2110-2150 16 450 F3 0 13 Lincoln/ Creek 3 NNE Sparks - Davenport - Stroud - 1 NW Milfay
42 05/03/1999 2258-2300 2 50 F0 0 0 Creek 2 WSW Sapulpa - Sapulpa
43 05/03/1999 2308-2321 7 150 F1 0 0 Creek/ Tulsa 2 NE Sapulpa - southwest Tulsa
44 10/31/1999 1615 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Creek 3 E Sapulpa
45 10/31/1999 1623 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Creek 3 SW Sapulpa
46 10/31/1999 1635 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Creek 4 N Kellyville
47 10/31/1999 1700 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Creek 4 S Mannford
48 04/19/2003 1455-1500 2 50 F0 0 0 Creek 8 W - 6 W Tuskegee
49 05/09/2003 2325-2331 2 300 F1 0 0 Creek 1 W - 1 NE Depew
50 04/20/2004 1808 0.4 200 F0 0 0 Creek 3 WNW Sapulpa
51 04/21/2004 1729-1732 1 600 F1 0 0 Creek 2.5 SSW - 2.4 S Mannford
52 05/29/2004 2218-2233 8 700 F3 0 0 Creek 6.2 WNW - 4.9 NNE Depew
53 05/29/2004 2233-2244 5 425 F1 0 0 Creek 4.7 NNE Depew - 4.1 NNW Bristow
54 05/29/2004 2312-2326 5 200 F1 0 0 Creek 3.6 W - 2.8 NE Kellyville
55 05/29/2004 2333-2334 0.1 75 F0 0 0 Creek 3.2 SW - 3.1 SW Sapulpa
56 05/02/2008 0045-0051 7 250 EF0 0 0 Creek 1 S - 6.75 ENE Bristow
57 05/13/2010 0319-0336 20 1000 EF1 0 0 Creek 1.5 SE Milfay - 4.5 NE Slick
58 05/13/2010 0343-0404 23 500 EF2 0 0 Creek/ Tulsa 1 W Sapulpa - 0.2 SSE Lynn Lane
59 05/13/2010 0345-0359 14 500 EF1 0 0 Creek/ Tulsa Kiefer - 3 SW Broken Arrow
60 05/19/2010 1809 0.1 50 EF0 0 0 Creek 2 ESE Depew
61 05/19/2010 1837-1853 5 600 EF1 0 0 Creek 3.5 ENE Bristow - 4 SSW Kellyville
62 05/19/2013 1747-1748 0.2 50 EF0 0 0 Creek 2 WNW Shamrock
63 05/19/2013 1817-1840 14 700 EF1 0 0 Lincoln/ Okfuskee/ Creek 3.5 NE Prague - 5.5 SSW Iron Post
64 05/30/2013 1501 0.1 50 EF0 0 0 Creek 3.5 NNW Oilton
65 05/06/2015 0158-0200 1.5 100 EF0 0 0 Creek 5.5 SSW - 4.5 S Kellyville
66 04/26/2016 2100-2105 6 550 EF1 0 0 Creek 3.5 NW Kellyville - 3 WNW Sapulpa
67 05/24/2016 1628-1643 8 900 EF1 0 0 Creek 5.5 E Shamrock - 2.5 NE Bristow
68 05/21/2019 0508-0511 1.6 75 EF1 0 0 Creek 3.3 NW - 4 NW Saplula
69 05/25/2019 2304-2307 2.6 200 EF1 0 0 Creek 5.8 NW - 4.9 N Bristow
70 05/25/2019 2314-2324 10.7 1000 EF1 0 0 Creek 5.8 SW - 5 E Kellyville
71 05/25/2019 2321-2338 12.5 1400 EF1 0 0 Creek/ Tulsa 5.6 W Sapulpa - 2.4 SE Jenks
72 05/25/2019 2327-2339 12.3 2200 EF1 0 0 Creek/ Tulsa 1.3 SW Sapulpa - 3.6 SE Jenks
73 03/19/2020 0053-0055 0.6 75 EF0 0 0 Creek 2.1 SSW - 1.7 SSE Olive
74 10/10/2021 2042-2043 1 100 EF? 0 0 Creek 10 S Bristow
 

Significant Tornadoes in Creek County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/01/1954 1800 59 n/a F4 0 65 Pottwatomie/ Lincoln/ Creek NE of Dale - Meeker - Sparks - Davenport - near Depew

The tornado was first reported at 6:00 pm CST northeast of the town of Dale in Pottawatomie County. It moved northeastward for 40 miles producing damage in the towns of Meeker, Sparks, and Davenport in Lincoln County. The tornado continued northeastward into Creek County, near the town of Depew. A total of 65 people were injured, but fortunately no one was killed. A large bus was carried 300 feet, and overturned on the U.S. Highway 62 just east of Meeker. Property damage was estimated at $820,000. In Lincoln County, 120 buildings were damaged or destroyed.

  04/02/1956 2133 43 300 F3 5 98 Lincoln/ Creek Near Jacktown - near Davenport - near Stroud - Drumright

This tornado was the deadliest and most damaging of the 10 tornadoes that occurred in Oklahoma during the tornado outbreak of April 2-3, 1956. The twister touched down at 9:33 pm CST near Jacktown in Lincoln County and moved north-northeast through Davenport, to west of Stroud, and then into Drumright in Creek County. In Drumright, the tornado killed five people and injured another 98 persons. Four of those killed were from the same family. It destroyed 63 homes and damaged 203 more homes in a 40-block area in Drumright. Twenty-one other buildings were destroyed and 35 were damaged. Numerous farms in the rural areas of Lincoln and Creek Counties were destroyed.

  03/31/1959 1810 4 100 F3 0 3 Creek Silver City

This tornado formed over Silver City in Creek County and nearly wiped out the small community. At least 6 homes, 2 churches, a school, businesses, etc. were destroyed or damaged. Three people were injured when the tornadic winds picked them up. A survey of the area indicated that there were three funnels (suction vortices), with one cutting a path 100 yards wide. One funnel veered off to the right and dissipated after traveling about 0.25 miles. The other two funnels traveled about 0.25 miles to the northwest, joined together, and moved off to the northeast before the joined funnel lifted. The funnel dipped down again north of the Cimarron River and destroyed a farmstead near Terlton. Hailstones of 1.75-2.0 inches accompanied the tornado and fell over a wide area of northern Creek County, the western half of Payne County, and southern Pawnee County. Variable damage to roofs, windows, and automobiles resulted in the affected area.

  05/05/1960 1700 72 800 F5 5 81 Pottawatomie/ Lincoln/ Okfuskee/ Creek S of Shawnee - between Paden and Prague - Iron Post - Sapulpa - NE of Sapulpa

This violent tornado was initially observed as it formed in the North Canadian River bottomlands just south of the city of Shawnee. Several farmsteads and the Resthaven Cemetery were damaged or destroyed 2 miles east of Shawnee. Several more farmsteads were destroyed and general destruction occurred in the Eoontuohka area. At least 14 farmsteads were destroyed between Prague and Paden at 5:27 pm CST. There was extensive destruction in the area.

The tornado was described as a huge, white, barrel-shaped cloud that stayed completely on the ground. Northeast of Prague, a million-dollar refinery received about $750,000 in damage. Several company homes were destroyed. Farmsteads were damaged and destroyed all along the rest of the rest of the long path northeastward.

Two people were killed and eleven injured in the Iron Post area south of Bristow. This tornado caused the most damage as it moved through the west and north portions of Sapulpa at 6:32 pm CST. Three persons were killed and 70 injured, and a total of 1000 people were homeless.

There were about 300 homes destroyed or damaged. Of this total approximately 100 homes were completely destroyed with 100 more receiving heavy damage and another 100 homes incurring partial damage. A school and 2 churches were also destroyed, and trees and utilities were heavily damaged. The storm covered a 12-15 block area in Sapulpa.

The funnel lifted northeast of Sapulpa and was observed aloft over Tulsa at 7:00 pm CST. High winds destroyed a house in Tulsa and other general damage was reported. Large hail fell east and northeast of Shawnee, and some hail was observed near the entire path of the tornado.

  06/08/1974 1555 29 400 F4 14 150 Payne/ Creek/ Tulsa/ Osage 3 SW Drumright - Drumright - Olive - Lake Keystone - 7 WSW Sperry - W of Skiatook

This tornado touched down 3 miles southwest of Drumright in Payne County and struck the Oak Grove Community at about 3:55 pm CST, heavily damaging the school.  The tornado moved east-northeast into Drumright a few minutes later, causing extensive damage through the northwestern portion of the community. Six people were killed in a nursing home and another 6 persons died at various locations in the city.

It continued moving northeast and struck the community of Olive, destroying parts of the school along with 2 mobile homes and several frame homes. One person was killed in Olive. The tornado then continued on a northeasterly course and damaged Pier 51 on Lake Keystone. It destroyed several mobile homes about 7 miles west-southwest of Sperry and one person was killed in this area. The tornado then turned a more north-northeasterly track and produced damage to several brick homes west of Skiatook before it dissipated.

The tornado killed a total of 14 people, including 12 in Drumright, one in the town of Olive, and one near Sperry. Approximately 150 people were injured along the path of the storm.

  06/08/1974 1750 49 100 F3 0 42 Creek/ Tulsa/ Wagoner/ Rogers/ Mayes Sapulpa - Tulsa - ORU - near Chouteau

The second tornado to strike the Tulsa area on June 8, 1974 also touched down at 5:50 pm CST near Sapulpa and moved into Tulsa near 91st Street and Elwood Avenue. At the Riverside Airport, the anemometer pegged 100 knots for several minutes. The tornado moved in an east-northeastward direction causing extensive damage to Oral Roberts University (ORU) and the residential additions of Walnut Creek and Southridge Estates which are adjacent to the ORU campus. Extensive damage also occurred at the Player Park housing addition north of 71st Street.

The tornado continued in the east-northeasterly direction, and caused damage at or near Broken Arrow, Inola, and Chouteau before dissipating. The damage path was 45 miles long and up to 100 yards wide. A total of 42 persons were injured by the tornado.

  05/30/1976 1830 0.1 33 F1 2 1 Creek On Turner Turnpike

A small tornado touched down on the Turner Turnpike where a motor home was picked up and carried into oncoming traffic lanes. The tornado dropped the motor home against a station wagon, and a female passenger in the motor home was killed.

  06/15/1981 0005 3 100 F2 0 3 Creek Near Kiefer

This tornado touched down 0.5 miles southwest of Kiefer and damaged a house at that location before moving into a mobile home park. Two mobile homes were destroyed, a third mobile home was overturned, and three people were injured. A church was also damaged along the 3-mile path. One additional house, which had just been repaired after being damaged by another tornado on April 19, 1981, was damaged again. Total damage estimates exceeded $100,000.

  04/26/1984 2205 22 880 F4 3 37 Creek/ Pawnee N of Oilton - Terlton - W of Westport

This tornado touched down just north of Oilton in Creek County and moved northeastward across Terlton, OK in Pawnee County at 1013 pm CST. It dissipated just west of Westport, OK in Pawnee County. A total of 120 structures were either damaged or destroyed. Three people were killed and 37 more persons injured. Damages were estimated at $2.5 million.

  04/29/1984 0920 27 200 F4 1 60 Creek/ Pawnee/ Osage 7 ENE Shamrock - Olive - Mannford - New Prue - NE of New Prue

This tornado touched down 2.8 miles north and 6.3 miles east of Shamrock in Creek County and moved northward along a 26-mile path through Pawnee and Osage counties. The tornado struck the Olive area, then moved through Mannford and New Prue before dissipating just northeast of New Prue. The storm did considerable damage in Mannford and New Prue. One person was killed and 60 people were injured. Damage estimates for the storm were near $10 million.

  06/09/1995 0625 0.1 30 F0 0 1 Creek Shamrock

Severe thunderstorms developed in northeast Oklahoma during the morning of June 9th. The storms produced a total of two tornadoes, as well as large hail and damaging winds. The first tornado touched down briefly in the town of Shamrock at 6:25 am CST. The tornado damaged several buildings in Shamrock, and one woman was injured when her mobile home was overturned by the tornado. Trees were also uprooted by this F0 tornado.

  05/03/1999 2110-2150 16 450 F3 0 13 Lincoln/ Creek 3 NNE Sparks - Davenport - Stroud - 1 NW Milfay

A record outbreak of tornadoes struck Oklahoma from late afternoon of May 3, 1999, through early morning of May 4, 1999. A total of 58 tornadoes were recorded across portions of western and central Oklahoma of the NWS Norman, Oklahoma County Warning Area (CWA). An additional 5 tornadoes were reported across eastern Oklahoma from late evening of May 3rd through the early morning of May 4th, and are listed under the eastern Oklahoma portion of Storm Data, provided by the National Weather Service Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

All direct fatalities (40) and all direct injuries (675) occurred in the Norman National Weather Service warning area. The most notable tornado was rated F5 and formed over Grady County near Amber and tracked northeast for 37 miles eventually into the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Bridge Creek, Oklahoma City, Moore, Del City, and Midwest City suffered tremendous damage. Thirty-six direct fatalities and 583 direct injuries were recorded. There were many other significant tornadoes as well, including F4 tornadoes in Kingfisher and Logan Counties, and F3 tornadoes in Caddo, Grady, Kingfisher, Logan, and Lincoln Counties. There were 8 tornadic producing thunderstorms, called supercells, and most of them spawned numerous tornadoes, one after another. Occasionally, these thunderstorms spawned tornadoes at the same time.

This tornado formed 3 miles north-northeast of Sparks in Lincoln County. From this point extending north-northeast toward Davenport, only sporadic tree damage was observed. The tornado then inflicted scattered and mostly minor damage to houses and businesses in southeast portions of Davenport consistent with a high F0/low F1 rating, however a house just south of Davenport did lose more than half its roof.

The tornado then continued northeastward toward Stroud remaining nearly parallel with U.S. Interstate Highway I-44 and OK State Route 66. In Stroud, the three largest employers of Stroud were heavily damaged. On the west side of Stroud along OK State Highway 66, the tornado hit the Sygma food distribution warehouse. The southeast section of the warehouse, a large free-span structure, suffered significant damage. Three semi-trucks at the warehouse were overturned. Some of the girders and siding from the warehouse were thrown to the northwest across OK State Highway 66.

Farther east along OK State Highway 66 the Stroud Municipal Hospital suffered significant roof damage, which then caused significant water damage within the hospital. The pattern of the trees that were felled adjacent to the hospital suggested a multiple-vortex structure to the tornado at this point. Damage was estimated to be F2 along OK State Highway 66.

As the tornado continued to move northeast along the I-44 turnpike, a McDonald's received minor damage, while an adjacent gas station had all its windows blown out. Semi-trucks parked in the gas station parking lot were also destroyed. On the north side of the turnpike on Old Stroud Road, a group of seven mobile homes was completely destroyed, three of which were occupied. However, none were occupied when the tornado struck. The degree of destruction of these mobile homes indicated an F2 rating in this area.

To the north, a large house being built (although most of the exterior of the house was completed) suffered roof and siding damage, especially on the east side. Much of the newly-laid interior wood flooring was destroyed by water. A number of homes in a neighborhood on the south side of the turnpike were damaged. At least two houses lost roofs with more minor roof and siding damage to others.

Some of the worst damage, rated F3, occurred near the Tanger Outlet Mall, which was hit next by the tornado. Almost all of the stores suffered at least roof damage, however a section of 7 store fronts was destroyed. This section included four stores: Dress Barn, Corning, Mikasa, and a housewares store. At the eastern most section of the building, the exterior walls of the Levi's store collapsed inward. This store was a couple of hundred yards away from the other destroyed section. Local officials from Stroud had evacuated the mall before the tornado struck (approximately 2139 CST), and thus there were no fatalities or injuries in this area.

Just south of the outlet mall, a Best Western motel lost part of its roof, and a Wendy's restaurant suffered a partially collapsed roof and broken windows. North of the outlet mall, a number of homes were damaged or destroyed in the Midway mobile home park. As the tornado moved northeast out of Stroud, a number of high-tension electrical towers were downed, and a few trees were downed before the tornado moved into Creek County about one mile north of the turnpike, dissipating south of Stroud Lake.

This tornado continued on into Creek County, travelling on the ground for two miles before lifting just northwest of Milfay. Fortunately, in Creek County, the tornado travelled through an unpopulated rural area and was only responsible for tree damage.

 

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.