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Tornado Track Map for Hughes County, OK
 
Hughes County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/28/1924 1730   1760   9 37 Hughes/ McIntosh/ Muskogee W of Wetumka - near Checotah -near Warner
  10/28/1940 0812 0.5 100   0 1 Hughes Holdenville
  03/25/1948 2030 120 1760   13 44 Hughes/ McIntosh/ Muskogee/ Sequoyah 5 W Dustin - near Porum - 5 S Webbers Falls - 4 S Vian - NE of Sallisaw - AR?
Hughes County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 04/28/1950 1905 5 200 F4 5 32 Hughes Holdenville
2 09/15/1950 1745 7 100 F2 0 6 Seminole/ Hughes Sasakwa
3 05/01/1954 1800 39 10 F2 0 6 Pontotoc/ Seminole/ Hughes/ Okfuskee Cedar Grove community - Sasakwa - near Spaulding - near Holdenville.. Yeager.. Wetumka.. Weleetka
4 08/30/1954 1400 9 440 F1 0 0 Hughes Near Calvin
5 01/22/1957 0330 64 440 F2 0 0 Pottawatomie/ Seminole/ Hughes/ Okfuskee/ McIntosh Near St. Louis - Wewoka - Wetumka - Weeletka – Ryal [likely tornado family]
6 04/25/1957 2205 2 200 F2 0 0 Hughes Holdenville
7 05/25/1957 0015 12 150 F1 0 0 Pontotoc/ Hughes 5 SW Allen - near Atwood
8 09/14/1957 1730 68 440 F4 2 6 Cleveland/ Pottawatomie/ Seminole/ Hughes Southern Cleveland County NW of Wayne - near Sacred Heart - near Konawa - near Wetumka
9 09/14/1957 2100 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Hughes 10 E Wewoka
10 05/09/1959 1800 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Hughes Gerty
11 05/26/1959 2230 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Hughes Between Calvin and Stuart
12 02/17/1961 1815 73 300 F3 0 11 Garvin/ Pontotoc/ Pottawatomie/ Seminole/ Hughes/ Okfuskee/ Okmulgee Stratford - Konawa - Wewoka - S of Shulter [tornado family.]
13 03/29/1961 1555 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Hughes Near Horntown
14 05/08/1961 0230 2 10 F? 0 0 Hughes SW of Dustin
15 07/28/1964 1800 0.5 10 F2 0 0 Hughes Lamar
16 04/27/1966 1815 4 150 F2 0 1 Hughes Calvin
17 10/10/1969 2100 0.8 200 F2 0 0 Hughes 2 W Holdenville
18 06/06/1974 1900 2 500 F1 0 0 Hughes Dustin
19 03/15/1982 1800 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Hughes Near Holdenville
20 04/02/1982 1440 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Hughes 4 E Allen
21 04/28/1983 1820 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Hughes 3 NE Calvin
22 05/13/1983 2320 0.1 50 F2 0 0 Hughes 4 ENE Calvin
23 03/03/1984 2201 15 30 F0 0 0 Seminole/ Pontotoc/ Hughes 2 S Konawa- ~2 SE Sasakwa
24 05/05/1984 0530 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Hughes Near Dustin
25 05/11/1992 1310 7 123 F1 0 0 Hughes 5 SW Atwood- Atwood- 2 NNE Atwood
26 04/02/1994 1858 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Hughes 3 S Gerty
27 05/07/1995 1555 1 30 F0 0 0 Hughes 5 S Holdenville
28 05/07/1995 1608-1613 6 50 F2 0 0 Hughes 1 NE Holdenville- 2 S Wetumka
29 05/26/1997 1900 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Hughes 2 SE Dustin
30 03/30/1998 1718 0.6 30 F0 0 0 Hughes Lamar
31 06/08/1998 1835-1850 8 440 F2 0 0 Seminole/ Hughes 3 SW Wewoka - Wewoka - 4 N Holdenville
32 06/08/1998 1850-1915 8 590 F2 0 0 Hughes 4 N Holdenville - 4 E Yeager
33 05/20/2001 1520-1556 11 250 F2 0 0 Hughes/ McIntosh 6 SW Dustin - 5 N Hanna
34 03/21/2005 1545 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Hughes 6 E Holdenville
35 04/29/2009 1040-1042 1.5 30 EF0 0 0 Hughes 2.5 ENE - 3 NE Yeager
36 05/23/2015 1813 0.2 50 EF0 0 0 Hughes 2 N Holdenville
37 04/25/2017 2150-2152 1.3 30 EF0 0 0 Hughes Holdenville
 

Significant Tornadoes in Hughes County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/28/1950 1905 5 200 F4 5 32 Hughes Holdenville

This violent tornado began 2 miles southwest of Holdenville, OK at 7:05 pm CST and moved northeastward through the city before turning to the north and dissipating 1 mile north of Holdenville. Unfortunately, it killed 5 people and injured another 32 people. Thirty-eight homes were destroyed, and another 188 homes were damaged. The tornado cut a swath of destruction six blocks wide and eighteen blocks long in the northwest section of Holdenville. Property loss in Holdenville was estimated at $500,000 (in 1950 dollars).

  09/15/1950 1745-1800 7 100 F2 0 6 Seminole/ Hughes Sasakwa

Three homes were completely destroyed and 8 homes were damaged when a tornado hit Sasakwa. Three businesses were also flattened and oil tanks were demolished. About 80% of the damage to buildings and cotton/peanut crops was due to the tornado with 10% of the damages coming from high winds, and another 10% due to heavy rainfall. The tornado moved northeastward through Sasakwa and into far southwestern Hughes County before dissipating.

  05/01/1954 1800 39 10 F2 0 6 Pontotoc/ Seminole/ Hughes/ Okfuskee Cedar Grove community - Sasakwa - near Spaulding - near Holdenville.. Yeager.. Wetumka.. Weleetka

A tornado was observed at 6:00 pm CST about 1 mile east-southeast of Francis, OK and or about 1 mile southwest of the Cedar Grove Community in northern Pontotoc County. As it moved northeastward for about 39 miles, a total of $2.5 million in damages occurred in or near the towns of Francis, Sasakwa, Spaulding, Holdenville, Yeager, Wetumka, and Weleetka.

  09/14/1957 1730 68 440 F4 2 6 Cleveland/ Pottawatomie/ Seminole/ Hughes Southern Cleveland County NW of Wayne - near Sacred Heart - near Konawa - near Wetumka

This tornado formed northwest of the town of Wayne, OK in McClain County near the Canadian River and moved nearly eastward along a hit-and-miss path. In southern Cleveland County, a damage path 3 miles long and 1/4 mile wide was documented. In this area, 3 barns were destroyed, trees snapped, and crops flattened by wind, rain, and hail.

The tornado continued almost due east and the worst damage was inflicted in a 7-mile-long area near Sacred Heart, OK in southeastern Pottawatomie County and southwestern Seminole County. A tornado was observed 2 miles northwest of Konowa, OK at 6:55 pm CST. Two persons killed and 6 injured in 3 homes which were completely leveled along this path. Many other homes and buildings were damaged. Extensive damage occurred to oil field equipment and a total of 8 rigs were destroyed with losses estimated at $40,000.

Other wind damage was reported near Wetumka, OK, but this damage was probably unrelated to this tornado, and may have been related to another in a series of tornadoes produced by the same parent supercell thunderstorm or another supercell. It is possible that the damage caused in Wetumka was due to straight-line winds.

  02/17/1961 1815 73 300 F3 0 11 Garvin/ Pontotoc/ Pottawatomie/ Seminole/ Hughes/ Okfuskee/ Okmulgee Stratford - Konawa - Wewoka - S of Shulter [tornado family]

A parent supercell thunderstorm produced a series of tornadoes from Stratford to Konawa to Wewoka through areas in Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties. The first tornado hit Stratford where considerable damage occurred to 50 homes and several businesses. One person was injured by flying debris in Stratford.

The next report of a tornado occurred in Seminole County at Konowa where the tornado moved northeastward and cut a 3-blick-wide path of destruction through across the city and through the main business district. About 150 homes and 40 businesses were destroyed or damaged. Seven people were injured in Konawa.

The same tornado or possibly a new tornado skipped and only produced spotty damage until it reached Wewoka where about 75 houses were damaged in a path the was 2.5 blocks wide and 11 blocks long. Several farmstead were damaged and two people were injured when their car was picked up off OK State Highway 9 about 6 miles west of Wetumka.

More tornadic damage was evident as several farmsteads, homes, and utility lines were damaged southeast of Pharoah in Okfuskee County and northwest of Henryetta in Okmulgee County, where 1 injury was reported. The last tornado in the series lifted south of Schulter in Okmulgee County.

  04/27/1966 1815 4 150 F2 0 1 Hughes Calvin

A tornado with an intermittent damage path first destroyed a barn and tool shed just north of the Canadian River before moving southeastward into the northwestern section of the city of Calvin. The tornado then veered eastward across the northern side of Calvin before moving to the northeast and recrossing the Canadian River. The heaviest damage occurred at a pickle plant and a peanut company. Many homes and businesses lost windows, and trees and utility lines were down in all part of Calvin. A brief flurry of hail produced hailstones from 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Scores of huge pecan trees were blown down on 3 farms, and broken trees to the northeast of Calvin reflected the last damaging effects of the tornado. One man received a cut above his eye when he a was struck by a falling tree limb.

 

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.