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Tornado Track Map for Johnston County, OK
 
Johnston County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/08/1882         1 35 Johnston Mill Creek
  08/01/1884 1900       0 0 Johnston Mill Creek
  04/23/1926 1627   300   4 9 Johnston/ Atoka 2 NW Fillmore - E of Coleman
  05/03/1948 1230 55 750   0 3 Murray/ Johnston/ Atoka 4 S Sulphur - 3 SW Mill Creek - near Caney
Johnston County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 05/09/1951 2020 15 100 F2 0 1 Bryan/ Marshall/ Johnston Western Bryan County and eastern Marshall county - Nida - NW of Kenefic
2 03/13/1953 1930 45 200 F3 2 11 Love/ Carter/ Johnston near Burneyville - 3 E Dickson - NW of Mannsville - N of Tishomingo near Troy and Ravia
3 05/24/1954 1655 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Johnston Bromide
4 04/02/1956 2129 8 23 F1 0 0 Johnston Near Tishomingo
5 05/25/1957 0005 1 200 F2 0 0 Johnston near Coleman
6 03/05/1961 1830 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Johnston 5 SW Tishomingo
7 05/29/1962 0415 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Johnston 1.25 N Milburn
8 05/10/1964 1815 7 100 F0 0 0 Johnston 2 NW Ravia - 4 N Tishomingo
9 04/27/1966 1900 10 300 F4 0 2 Johnston/ Atoka 4 NW Fillmore- 3 E Coleman
10 06/11/1970 1800 0.1 10 F1 0 1 Johnston Pontotoc
11 04/02/1982 1430 0.5 10 F1 0 0 Johnston Near Emet
12 06/28/1983 1740 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Johnston Near Reagan
13 05/02/1984 1734 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Johnston/ Pontotoc 1 N Pontotoc
14 05/02/1988 1615 16 80 F1 0 0 Carter/ Johnston 1 N Dickson- 3 NE Troy
15 03/21/1991 1630 1 100 F1 0 0 Johnston Mannsville
16 03/21/1991 1814 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Johnston 15 W Tishomingo
17 04/24/1993 2235 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Johnston 4 W Wapanucka
18 09/13/1993 1528-1531 1.5 30 F0 0 0 Johnston 0.5 E- 2 NE Tishomingo
19 05/07/1995 1520 0.2 50 F1 0 0 Johnston 2 W Mill Creek
20 07/04/1995 1805 0.1 30 F1 0 0 Johnston 3 N Ravia
21 05/25/1997 1920 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Johnston 2.5 NE Mill Creek
22 05/26/1997 2005 0.2 23 F0 0 0 Johnston/ Marshall 1.5 SW Russett/6 NW Madill
23 05/26/1997 2020 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Johnston 1 S Russett
24 04/11/2001 0345-0410 19 500 F2 0 4 Johnston/ Atoka 6 SE Tishomingo - 7 NNW Boggy Depot (3 ENE Wapanucka)
25 04/25/2005 1950-1955 3 100 F1 0 0 Johnston 2 NW - 3 NE Milburn
26 05/10/2010 1905-1909 4 80 EF0 0 0 Johnston 4 SW - 3 S Mill Creek
27 05/10/2010 1942-1945 1.9 400 EF2 0 0 Johnston/ Atoka 1.5 SSW - 2 SSE Coleman
28 04/14/2011 1703-1725 14 300 EF1 0 0 Marshall/ Johnston 3 NNW Madill - 3 SSW Milburn
29 04/14/2011 1725 0.2 100 EF0 0 0 Johnston 8 SSW Milburn
30 05/24/2011 1830-1845 6 1200 EF1 0 0 Johnston 1 NW Ravia - 2 N Tishomingo
31 05/09/2016 1618-1625 1.5 20 EF? 0 0 Johnston 7.5 W - 6 W Pontotoc
32 05/09/2016 1618-1636 9 700 EF3 1 0 Johnston/ Coal 4 S Connerville - Bromide
33 05/19/2017 2032-2034 1.5 50 EF? 0 0 Johnston 4 NW Tishomingo
34 05/19/2017 2044-2049 2 50 EF? 0 0 Johnston 8 SW - 6 SW Bromide
35 05/19/2017 2056-2108 6 50 EF? 0 0 Johnston 8 NNW Milburn - 2 SW Bromide
36 05/27/2017 2139-2142 1.5 50 EF? 0 0 Johnston 4 W - 2 W Troy
37 11/30/2018 2058-2059 0.9 60 EF0 0 0 Johnston Tishomingo
38 04/30/2019 1122-1131 2 30 EF1 0 0 Johnston/ Murray 1 SSW - 1 NE Scullin
39 04/22/2020 1626-1638 5 100 EF1 0 0 Johnston 2 S Bromide - 2 N Wapanucka
 

Significant Tornadoes in Johnston County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/09/1951 2020 15 100 F2 0 1 Bryan/ Marshall/ Johnston Western Bryan County and eastern Marshall county - Nida - NW of Kenefic

This tornado caused damage along a 15-mile path in Bryan, Marshall, and Johnston counties, and especially to cottages at the Cumberland Oil Field camp in eastern Marshall County. Total property damages were listed at $40,000.

  03/13/1953 1930 45 200 F3 2 11 Love/ Carter/ Johnston Near Burneyville - 3 E Dickson - NW of Mannsville - N of Tishomingo near Troy and Ravia

This tornado touched down in extreme southern Love County near Burneyville, OK at about 7:30 pm CST. As it moved northeastward, it struck farming communities east of Dickson, OK and northwest of Mannsville, OK in Johnston County between 8:30 and 9:00 pm CST. The tornado continued through Johnston County over range and pasture land before lifting north of Ravia, OK and Troy, OK. It killed 2 people and injured 11 more. Property damages of $20,000 occurred to 12 farmsteads.

  04/27/1966 1900 10 300 F4 0 2 Johnston/ Atoka 4 NW Fillmore- 3 E Coleman

This tornado formed and was first reported 4 miles northwest of Fillmore on top of a hill in Atoka County. After demolishing the farm and home on the hill, the tornado path swept along the ground east-southeastward for 6 miles. It then skipped along for another 4 miles before dissipating 3 miles east of Coleman. Only two people were injured, one with head cuts and another with severe bruises. The tornado caused damage to 17 farms and 10 homes. Seven homes, 6 barns and numerous outbuildings were destroyed. Ten utility poles were downed and many trees were uprooted.

Complete destruction occurred at one farm with 2 cars and a truck being overturned and blown into a gulley some distance from the house. A food freezer was also found a mile away. In one instance, a piece of sheet iron roofing was blown edgewise against a 4-strand barbed wire fence and neatly sheared into 5 strips. Spotty occurrences of hail were also reported along the path with stones averaging 3 inches in size.

  06/11/1970 1800-1805 0.1 10 F1 0 1 Johnston Pontotoc

A tornado touched down briefly in the town of Pontotoc, damaging the Pontotoc school building and several homes. One elderly man was injured when his mobile home was demolished. Heavy tree damage occurred in the area.

  04/11/2001 0345-0410 19 500 F2 0 4 Johnston/ Atoka 6 SE Tishomingo - 7 NNW Boggy Depot (3 ENE Wapanucka)

Six tornadoes across southern Oklahoma and one tornado across western north Texas developed during the overnight hours of April 11th. The most notable tornado formed across Coal County in Oklahoma and resulted in one fatality and one injury as it destroyed a mobile home.

This tornado formed over northern portions of Lake Texoma, then tracked northeastward for 16 miles before crossing into western Atoka County. About 5 miles east of Tishomingo in Johnston County, 2 injuries, both requiring hospital care, occurred when a mobile home was lofted and deposited upside-down about 40 yards from its original location. In addition, a frame home 1 mile east of Milburn was severely damaged when the roof was completely removed. Across the remainder of the damage path in Johnston County, 3 additional mobile homes were destroyed, and 21 other structures, including 1 business and 2 churches, sustained damage. Across Atoka County, the tornado gradually weakened, affecting mostly trees, as it slowly dissipated.

  05/09/2016 1618-1636 9 700 EF3 1 0 Johnston/ Coal 4 S Connerville - Bromide

The tornado formed near U.S. Highway 377/OK State Highway 99 in northern Johnston County about 4 miles south of Connerville, OK. The tornado damage trees and power poles, and caused roof damage to a home as it crossed Tower Road. Passing Deadman Spring Road, the tornado destroyed a modular home where the fatality occurred. A truck parked at this house was carried 250 yards to the east. The tornado continued moving east-northeast with more tree damage, and light damage to a couple of houses at the edge of the tornado path. Fortunately, as the tornado had weakened as it approached the town of Bromide, OK with only light tree damage observed there.

From about 1.25 miles west of Bromide to where it dissipated just east of Bromide, the tornado moved down the Johnston-Coal county line affecting both counties. The center line of the tornado moved into Coal County in Bromide. Only light tree damage was observed in and near Bromide.

 

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.