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Tornado Track Map for Custer County, OK
 
Custer County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/27/1912 1707       2 7 Custer NE of Elk City
  03/15/1919 1730       1 3 Custer/ Caddo 4 SE Weatherford
  03/19/1931 1700 1 50   2 6 Custer Clinton
  05/31/1932 1800 2 440   0 0 Custer Near Arapahoe
  04/30/1942 0515 3 30   0 0 Custer Clinton (airport)
  01/26/1944 2000   33   0 0 Custer 3 S Butler
  01/26/1944 late       0 2 Custer Near Butler
  04/09/1944 1900 45 1760   0 4 Custer unrecorded
  03/18/1948 2030 6 50   0 1 Custer .5 S - 2 N Clinton
  05/20/1949 2030 12 1760   0   Custer Near Hammon
  05/20/1949 2000 27 1760   0   Custer Near Butler - near Thomas
Custer County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 05/04/1950 2130 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Custer 3.5 NW Stafford
2 05/22/1950 1239 1.5 100 F1 0 0 Custer W of Butler
3 04/24/1951 1730 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Custer 20 N Clinton
4 05/10/1953 0120 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Custer 1.5 N Thomas
5 04/26/1954 1530 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Custer 4 S Clinton
6 05/25/1954 1745 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Custer Near Thomas
7 05/30/1955 2359 4 300 F1 0 0 Custer near Clinton
8 09/20/1957 1730 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Custer Just W of Clinton
9 03/25/1959 1905 12 77 F2 0 0 Custer/ Blaine Just N of Weatherford - Just N of Hydro
10 05/04/1959 1600 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Custer Stafford
11 05/25/1959 2305 9 150 F2 0 0 Custer 6 SW Arapaho - Arapaho - 2 NE Arapaho
12 05/28/1960 2130 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Custer 4 W Custer City
13 05/21/1961 1545 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Custer 8 SE Thomas
14 09/23/1961 1900 3 50 F? 0 0 Custer N of Clinton
15 05/25/1962 1919 1.5 10 F3 0 4 Custer Just S of Weatherford - SE part of Weatherford
16 06/05/1962 1820 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Custer 2 N Butler
17 04/09/1965 1610 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Custer 14 W Thomas
18 06/01/1965 1855 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Custer 5 SE Butler
19 01/25/1967 1840 26 150 F2 0 0 Custer/ Blaine SW side of Clinton - 5 N Hydro
20 06/10/1967 1704 9 300 F4 4 1 Custer 3 S Hammon- 6 ENE Hammon
21 06/10/1967 1709 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Custer 9 NW Butler
22 06/10/1967 1830 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Custer Near Thomas
23 06/10/1967 2130 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Custer 5 SE Clinton
24 06/07/1971 1800 1.5 50 F3 0 0 Custer Thomas
25 03/27/1975 0230 20 150 F1 0 0 Beckham/ Washita/ Custer 10 SW- 10 NE Elk City
26 03/02/1977 1400 7 440 F2 0 0 Custer N shore of Foss Lake - 3 NE Butler
27 04/18/1977 1530 2 100 F1 0 0 Custer 2 S- ~1.5 ESE Weatherford
28 06/21/1979 2030 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Custer SW of Arapaho
29 05/22/1981 1815 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Custer SW of Arapaho
30 05/22/1981 1830 10 200 F2 0 0 Custer near Foss Dam - just W of Arapaho
31 05/22/1981 1900 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Custer NW of Clinton
32 05/22/1981 1955 10 267 F3 0 12 Custer SW of Clinton - Clinton - E of Arapaho
33 05/11/1982 1942 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Custer 10 W Clinton
34 05/13/1983 1735 0.1 50 F0 0 0 Custer Near Thomas
35 05/13/1983 1740 9 150 F1 0 0 Custer/ Blaine 1.5 S Fay - 6 W Watonga
36 06/10/1983 1820 28 40 F1 0 0 Beckham/ Custer 7 NW Elk City - near Clinton [probably not continuous]
37 04/22/1985 1537 8 250 F2 0 0 Custer 2 E Arapaho- 5 E Custer City
38 04/22/1985 1604 5 50 F0 0 0 Custer 3 S- 5 E Thomas
39 05/16/1986 2010 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Custer 8 W Weatherford
40 03/08/1992 1815 0.2 100 F0 0 0 Custer 8 NE Butler
41 09/05/1992 1923 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Custer 2 W Clinton
42 03/30/1993 1210 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Custer 5 W Weatherford
43 06/06/1994 2029-2045 6 150 F1 0 2 Custer/ Washita 5 NNW Foss- 0.5 S Foss
44 04/02/1999 1907 0.3 n/a F0 0 0 Custer Foss Reservoir (5 S Butler)
45 04/02/1999 2155 1.1 10 F0 0 0 Custer 2 N Custer City
46 10/09/2001 1530-1556 12 600 F3 0 0 Beckham/ Washita/ Custer NE side of Elk City (2 NE Elk City) - 2.5 W Foss Reservoir Dam (7.5 SSW Butler)
47 10/09/2001 1615 0.1 25 F0 0 0 Custer 6 W Arapaho (3.5 NE Stafford)
48 10/09/2001 1642 0.1 25 F0 0 0 Custer 3 SW Custer City
49 10/09/2001 1657-1658 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Custer 4 SE Weatherford
50 03/27/2004 1500-1502 0.5 30 F0 0 0 Custer 6 E Butler
51 03/27/2004 1530-1531 0.3 20 F0 0 0 Custer 4 NNE Custer City
52 03/27/2004 1554 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Custer 2 NW Thomas
53 05/29/2004 1729-1740 6 200 F0 0 0 Custer 4.5 SW - 6.5 SSE Thomas
54 09/11/2008 1935-1936 0.5 40 EF0 0 0 Custer 3 NNE Clinton
55 03/08/2010 1720-1800 10 100 EF2 0 0 Roger Mills/ Custer 6 SW Hammon - Hammon - 3 NE Hammon
56 03/08/2010 1816-1818 0.1 10 EF0 0 0 Custer 7 N Butler
57 05/12/2010 1921-1935 10 50 EF1 0 0 Washita/ Custer 7 S - 6 ENE Clinton
58 04/08/2015 1958 0.2 30 EF0 0 0 Custer 4 NE Hammon
59 04/08/2015 2008 0.2 30 EF0 0 0 Custer 4 NW Butler
60 05/26/2015 1732 0.2 30 EF0 0 0 Custer/ Caddo 3 WSW Hydro
61 05/18/2017 1520 0.2 30 EF? 0 0 Custer 2 SE Weatherford
62 05/07/2019 1932-1936 2 50 EF? 0 0 Custer 9 N - 11 N Butler
63 06/15/2019 1940-1950 3 100 EF1 0 0 Dewey/ Custer 2.5 SE - 3 S Putnam
64 06/15/2019 2006-2013 6 500 EF2 0 0 Custer 9 NNW - 4 WNW Custer City
65 06/15/2019 2016-2017 1.4 300 EF0 0 0 Custer 8 NW - 7 NW Custer City
66 06/15/2019 2042-2045 1.5 400 EF1 0 0 Custer 5 WNW - 5 W Custer City
67 10/12/2021 1855-1925 10 400 EF1 0 0 Custer Clinton (east) - Clinton airport (KCLK) - 2 SSE Custer City
68 10/12/2021 1901 0.2 20 EF? 0 0 Custer 2 NE Clinton
 

Significant Tornadoes in Custer County

  Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
  05/25/1962 1919 1.5 10 F3 0 4 Custer Just S of Weatherford - SE part of Weatherford

This tornado first touched down on a farm just south of Weatherford, destroying a cotton gin and damaging other farm buildings. The tornado then skipped to the southeast side of Weatherford where it lifted about 40% of a metal roof that covered the second story of a building. It passed over the TV antenna and roof of an adjacent home and then slammed into another home across the street. A roof was also removed from a building containing an antique shop and a liquor store, and then the roof was hurled into an adjacent motel building. The tornado continued to move northeastward across the eastern side of Weatherford, and caused minor damage to signs, garages, roofs, porches, and trees before it dissipated. Torrential rains accompanied the tornado.

  06/10/1967 1704 9 300 F4 4 1 Custer 3 S Hammon - 6 ENE Hammon

A supercell thunderstorm developed south of Cheyenne and moved northeastward across Hammon. The storm then  produced a tornado which touched down 3 miles south of Hammon at 5:04 pm CST. Major damage first occurred at 5:10 pm CST 3 miles east and a quarter mile south of Hammon where a farmstead was leveled.  One woman and three children were killed, and the husband was injured.  Five other farm homes, equipment, and numerous outbuildings were either destroyed or heavily damaged as the tornado swept a zig-zag path to the east-northeast and dissipated 6 miles east and 2 miles north of Hammon at about 5:50 pm CST.  In addition to the tornado, hail covered the ground with the largest size being 4 inches in diameter. The hail destroyed crops and stripped trees, and the total damage was listed at $252,000.

  05/22/1981 1955 10 267 F3 0 12 Custer SW of Clinton - Clinton - E of Arapaho

A tornado touched down near the Clinton Cemetery southwest of Clinton and moved northeastward through southeastern part of the city. About 10 houses in a new addition for low-income families were destroyed and another ten were heavily damaged. Three industrial buildings just south of Clinton were also damaged. The tornado struck the Clinton Regional Airport where 5 airplanes and 5 buildings were damaged, and eventually dissipated east of Arapaho. This tornado was part of an outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that occurred on May 22, 1981.

  06/06/1994 2029-2045 6 150 F1 0 2 Custer/ Washita 5 NNW Foss- 0.5 S Foss

A tornado developed at 8:29 pm CST 5 miles north-northwest of Foss and moved south-southeast 5.5 miles before dissipating 0.5 miles south of Foss. This F1 tornado tore a section of the roof off an abandoned gas station, blew a pickup from a parking lot in a truck stop onto U.S. Interstate Highway I-40. The tornado overturned 4 cars and 4 tractor trailers on I-40, which closed the highway in both directions of travel for several hours. It also destroyed a mobile home, damaged an antenna, the roof of a hay barn, a flagpole, a travel trailer and the roofs of homes. Windows were blown out of a restaurant, and a section of a roof was torn off of a boat storage building. The tornado damaged or destroyed several signs, uprooted trees, and broke off tree limbs. Two people received minor injuries when the vehicle they were in was overturned on I-40.

  10/09/2001 1530-1556 12 600 F3 0 0 Beckham/ Washita/ Custer NE side of Elk City (2 NE Elk City) - 2.5 W Foss Reservoir Dam (7.5 SSW Butler)

A major tornado outbreak occurred across western Oklahoma during the afternoon and early evening of October 9th. Nineteen tornadoes were confirmed, with three rated F3. The first F3 tornado developed in northeast Beckham County, near Elk City, and tracked northeastward for 11 miles before dissipating. As the tornado entered Custer County, a home of wood frame with brick exterior had most of its interior and exterior walls destroyed. The tornado then continued across an unpopulated area, causing major damage to trees and fences, before dissipating 2.5 miles west of Foss Dam.

 

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.