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Tornado Track Map for Kingfisher County, OK
 
Kingfisher County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/02/1892 1945   33   1 3 Kingfisher/ Logan Kingfisher
  05/27/1896 1800       0 0 Kingfisher Sheridan
  03/17/1905 1700 8 17       Kingfisher/ Garfield SW of Bison
  06/13/1908 0200       2 1 Kingfisher Near "Columbia" (8 NW Crescent)
  05/23/1909             Kingfisher Near Kingfisher
  04/20/1912 1630         6 Kingfisher Near Hennessey
  03/15/1919 1900       7 *18 Kingfisher Near Dover
  05/03/1930 1730 9 50   0 3 Kingfisher Near Dover
  08/05/1940 1830 3.5 1000   0 0 Kingfisher .5 N Loyal
  03/15/1942 2310 12 1760   0 1 Canadian/ Kingfisher Okarche - E of Kingfisher
  03/18/1948 2150 4 100   0 0 Kingfisher Near Kingfisher
  05/20/1949 2200 55 880   1 7 Blaine/ Kingfisher Near Greenfield - near Omega - near Loyal
  05/23/1949 1900 8 225   0 0 Kingfisher NW - SE of Hennessey
Kingfisher County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 05/07/1950 2300 4 10 F2 0 3 Kingfisher E of Hennessey
2 02/19/1951 1830 44 20 F2 0 5 Caddo/ Canadian/ Kingfisher Spring Creek community (8 NE Gracemont) - Ft. Reno - 6 E Okarche (southern Kingfisher County)
3 07/15/1951 1620 0.1 100 F2 0 0 Kingfisher 7 E Okeene
4 07/15/1951 1620 0.1 100 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 7 E Okeene
5 07/15/1951 1620 0.1 100 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 7 E Okeene
6 07/13/1952 1300 1 10 F1 0 0 Kingfisher 7 W Crescent
7 04/29/1954 1845 5 100 F2 0 2 Kingfisher SE of Loyal
8 05/25/1955 1900 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Kingfisher near Kingfisher
9 04/22/1957 2100 4 200 F2 0 0 Kingfisher near- NE of Kingfisher
10 05/15/1957 1710 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 6 SW Dover
11 05/15/1957 1730 0.1 500 F1 0 0 Kingfisher near Dover
12 05/17/1960 2105 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Kingfisher 10 SW Hennessey
13 05/27/1960 2135 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Kingfisher 5 NE Kingfisher
14 05/04/1961 1830 9 10 F1 0 0 Kingfisher NW of Okarche - S of Kingfisher
15 07/09/1962 1555 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Kingfisher .5 S Hennessey
16 07/28/1963 1430 0.5 400 F1 0 0 Kingfisher Cashion
17 10/20/1963 1640 6 10 F2 0 0 Kingfisher/ Garfield 7 WSW- 3 WNW Marshall
18 05/06/1965 1800 0.1 10 F2 0 2 Kingfisher 6 NNW Loyal
19 08/20/1965 1830 0.4 100 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 4 S Omega
20 06/10/1967 2200 n/a 10 F3 0 1 Kingfisher Omega
21 04/16/1968 1945 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 3 NW Hennessey
22 04/21/1968 1720 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Kingfisher 5 W Marshall
23 06/11/1970 1400 0.1 10 F2 0 2 Kingfisher Hennessey
24 11/19/1973 1940 6 50 F1 0 2 Kingfisher Near Hennessey
25 08/31/1979 1515 16 440 F2 0 0 Kingfisher/ Logan E of Kingfisher - ~10 SW Guthrie
26 10/05/1981 1845 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 14 SW Kingfisher
27 05/16/1982 0845 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Kingfisher 4 W Hennessey
28 05/16/1982 0939 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 5 SE Kingfisher
29 05/27/1982 2045 0.5 50 F2 0 2 Kingfisher Hennessey
30 05/13/1983 1900 2 100 F1 0 0 Kingfisher 1 NE- 3 ENE Omega
31 05/13/1983 1905 9 250 F3 0 0 Kingfisher Near Kingfisher Airport northest to the Cimarron River
32 05/13/1983 1906 0.3 17 F1 0 0 Kingfisher Just east of Kingfisher Airport (just E of another tornado)
33 11/15/1988 1030 3 50 F1 0 0 Kingfisher N side of Hennessey- 3 NE Hennessey
34 04/12/1991 1545-1548 1 30 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 6 W Kingfisher
35 04/12/1991 1730 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 5 S Kingfisher
36 04/12/1991 1813-1817 2 40 F1 0 0 Kingfisher 7 SE- 8 ESE Hennessey
37 07/12/1991 1902 0.5 100 F0 0 0 Kingfisher Near Loyal
38 05/11/1992 1120 6 73 F0 0 0 Canadian/ Kingfisher Piedmont- 2 SW Cashion
39 05/11/1992 1125 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 2 S Cashion
40 06/18/1992 1637 0.5 100 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 7 ENE Kingfisher
41 08/17/1994 1433 2 40 F1 0 0 Kingfisher 3 WSW- 5 SW Kingfisher
42 10/04/1998 1728-1742 7 100 F1 0 0 Kingfisher 6 SW - 2 SE Dover
43 05/03/1999 1758-1807 4 100 F0 0 0 Canadian/ Kingfisher 1.5 W Okarche - 4 N Okarche
44 05/03/1999 1800 0.2 n/a F0 0 0 Canadian/ Kingfisher Okarche
45 05/03/1999 1929-1941 9 n/a F1 0 0 Canadian/ Blaine/ Kingfisher 3 NNE Geary - 7 S Omega
46 05/03/1999 1941-2006 12 450 F3 0 4 Kingfisher 7 S Omega - 6 SSE Omega - 11 WSW Kingfisher - 7 WNW Kingfisher
47 05/03/1999 1948-2000 8 200 F2 0 0 Canadian/ Kingfisher 1.5 W Piedmont - 6 NNW Piedmont
48 05/03/1999 1955-1956 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 6 W Kingfisher
49 05/03/1999 1958-2022 10 150 F1 0 0 Canadian/ Kingfisher N side of Piedmont - 2 W Cashion - 4 NW Cashion
50 05/03/1999 2003 0.1 n/a F0 0 0 Kingfisher 6 WNW Kingfisher
51 05/03/1999 2010-2038 15 880 F4 1 11 Kingfisher 4 SSW Dover - Dover - 3 NE Dover - 7 ESE Hennessey
52 05/03/1999 2022-2024 0.8 50 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 2 ESE Omega
53 05/03/1999 2030-2037 4 440 F1 0 0 Kingfisher 3 NE Dover - 4 SE Hennessey
54 05/03/1999 2050 0.2 30 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 3 NW Dover
55 05/03/1999 2057-2102 1 150 F2 0 0 Kingfisher 1 ESE Hennessey
56 05/03/1999 2103-2137 22 350 F3 0 0 Canadian/ Kingfisher 1 NNE El Reno - 8 SE Kingfisher
57 05/03/1999 2138-2144 3 150 F0 0 0 Kingfisher/ Logan 2 SW - 0.5 N Cashion
58 05/03/1999 2140-2141 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 8 E Kingfisher
59 05/16/2003 1208 0.3 30 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 3 N Okarche
60 05/16/2003 1230 0.3 20 F0 0 0 Kingfisher 5 NE Kingfisher
61 05/29/2004 1817-1915 20 1760 F2 0 0 Blaine/ Canadian/ Kingfisher 9 WNW Geary - 11.2 W Okarche
62 05/24/2008 1327-1339 2 150 EF1 0 0 Kingfisher 1 WNW - 1 ENE Lacey
63 05/24/2008 1345-1356 3 220 EF2 0 0 Kingfisher 3 ENE Lacey - 5.5 WNW Hennessey
64 08/26/2009 1710-1721 0.5 40 EF0 0 0 Kingfisher 6 SSE Omega
65 05/10/2010 1546-1552 7 30 EF0 0 0 Canadian/ Kingfisher/ Logan 5.5 N Piedmont - 0.5 E Cashion
66 05/19/2010 1541-1548 0.1 50 EF0 0 0 Kingfisher 1 NW Hennessey
67 05/19/2010 1608 0.1 10 EF0 0 0 Kingfisher 10 E Hennessey
68 05/19/2010 1633-1700 14 75 EF1 0 1 Kingfisher 1 W Loyal - 5 NNE Kingfisher
69 05/24/2011 1450-1635 63 1760 EF5 9 181 Canadian/ Kingfisher/ Logan 4 ESE Hinton - El Reno - Piedmont - Cashion - 4 NE Guthrie
70 05/31/2013 1635-1637 1 50 EF0 0 0 Kingfisher 1 NE - 2 NE Omega
71 05/20/2019 1431-1432 0.5 40 EF? 0 0 Kingfisher 6 NW Cashion
72 05/20/2019 1443-1447 4 150 EF? 0 0 Kingfisher 7 NNW - 10 N Cashion
73 05/20/2019 1446-1447 0.5 50 EF? 0 0 Kingfisher 11 N Cashion
74 05/20/2019 1536 0.1 20 EF0 0 0 Kingfisher 4 NNE Dover
75 05/20/2019 1538 0.1 20 EF0 0 0 Kingfisher 4.5 NNE Dover
76 05/20/2019 1555-1559 1.5 20 EF0 0 0 Kingfisher/ Logan 5 SW - 3.5 SW Marshall
77 06/16/2019 1318-1319 0.2 20 EF0 0 0 Kingfisher 7 ESE Omega
78 06/16/2019 1319-1320 0.2 20 EF0 0 0 Kingfisher 7 ESE Omega
79 05/27/2021 1216 0.1 10 EF0 0 0 Kingfisher 3.2 E Loyal
 

Significant Tornadoes in Kingfisher County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/07/1950 2300 4 10 F2 0 3 Kingfisher E of Hennessey

A tornado touched down 3 miles east of Hennessey in Kingfisher County at about 11:00 pm CST on May 7th, destroying a farm home and injuring 3 people. The 3 people were treated for cuts from flying debris, but also received bruises from large hailstones. Three other farmsteads received damage in the area when several outbuildings were destroyed or damaged. Total damages were estimated at $25,000.

  02/19/1951 1830-2000 44 20 F2 0 5 Caddo/ Canadian/ Kingfisher Spring Creek community (8 NE Gracemont) - Ft. Reno - 6 E Okarche (southern Kingfisher County)

This tornado struck the Spring Creek community in northern Caddo County at 6:30 pm CST, injuring 5 people from one family when a house collapsed in the area. A store and a vacant house were also damaged in the community.

The tornado continued northeastward into Canadian County, striking the Fort Reno area at 7:17 pm CST before dissipating 6 miles east of Okarche in southern Kingfisher County at 8:00 pm CST. The hail that accompanied the tornado in Kingfisher County caused $500 in property damage. Estimated damage from this tornado was $32,500.

The Fort Reno area incurred about $15,000 in damages and several buildings were demolished including a large barracks and large hay shed while other buildings were damaged including Lucas Hall. The weather equipment at Fort Reno was destroyed with the rain gauge being found several hundred yards from its original location. Several farms in Canadian County were also damaged.

  04/29/1954 1845 5 100 F2 0 2 Kingfisher SE of Loyal

Four farmsteads were damaged by a tornado southeast of Loyal in Kingfisher County. Two people were injured in the area. A barn was destroyed and total damages were $31,000.

  05/06/1965 1800 0.1 10 F2 0 2 Kingfisher 6 NNW Loyal

At 6:00 pm CST, a tornado hit an area 2 miles west and 6 miles north of Loyal in Kingfisher County. A barn. shop, granary, and cattle shed were destroyed while 4 houses. a 2-way radio antenna, other antennae, 2 combines, a tractor, and trees were damaged. Two people were injured when a porch fell on them.

  06/10/1967 2200 n/a 10 F3 0 1 Kingfisher Omega

A supercell thunderstorm moving to the northeast across the western part of Kingfisher County produced a tornado that caused heavy damage to the Omega community at 10:00 pm CST on June 10th. The Omega school, a two-story classroom building, was unroofed and large portions of its brick walls were knocked down. The entire contents of the school building were windblown and water soaked.

A new gymnasium building was also unroofed and received water damage as were 2 frames teacherages, a mobile home, a round-top garage, and a frame lunchroom building. The superintendent of the school was hit on the head by a falling brick. Every building in town sustained some degree of damage ranging from minor roof damage to total destruction. Many homes had windows broken by hail measuring up to 2.5 inches and flying debris, and suffered interior water damage from heavy rainfall.

  06/11/1970 1400 0.1 10 F2 0 2 Kingfisher Hennessey

A tornado touched down briefly in the southwest corner of Hennessey and moved briefly northeastward. The tornado destroyed two mobile homes, damaged three businesses and some houses, and uprooted trees. Two people were injured slightly at a motel when it was struck by the tornado.

  11/19/1973 1940 6 50 F1 0 2 Kingfisher Near Hennessey

A tornado moving north-northeastward caused damage along a 6-mile path beginning about 6-7 miles southwest of Hennessey. Eight homes/farms including a mobile home suffered damage. Two children in the mobile home were injured and hospitalized.

  05/27/1982 2045 0.5 50 F2 0 2 Kingfisher Hennessey

Two people were hospitalized after a tornado destroyed their mobile home in Hennessey. The winds accompanying the tornado were estimated at 100 mph. Damage in the town was extensive.

  05/03/1999 1941-2006 12 450 F3 0 4 Kingfisher 7 S Omega - 6 SSE Omega - 11 WSW Kingfisher - 7 WNW Kingfisher

This tornado formed 7 miles south of Omega in Kingfisher County and tracked northeast for 12 miles before dissipating 7 miles northwest of Kingfisher. Extensive tree damage and damage to 1 farmstead occurred during the first 2.5 miles of its path. The tornado then reached its maximum width of about 1/4 of a mile, 5 miles west-northwest of Kingfisher where a large, well-built brick home was severely damaged. Although anchored to the foundation, half the walls were collapsed or missing, and the roof was gone, warranting an F3 rating. Along the remainder of the path, a handful of other homes had minor damage, and 7 mobile homes and numerous outbuildings were destroyed or severely damaged. There was also damage to trees, telephone poles, and farm equipment.

  05/03/1999 2010-2038 15 880 F4 1 11 Kingfisher 4 SSW Dover - Dover - 3 NE Dover - 7 ESE Hennessey

This killer tornado was the 6th of seven tornadoes produced by a supercell thunderstorm in northwestern Canadian and Kingfisher counties during the May 3, 1999 tornado outbreak. The tornado produced a damage path 15 miles long and ½ mile wide as it tracked through Kingfisher County. The city of Dover, OK took a direct hit. About one-third of Dover's structures were destroyed. The tornado formed 4 miles south-southwest of Dover, and traveled north-northeast crossing U.S. Highway 81 on the north side of Dover, dissipating about 7 miles east-southeast of Hennessey, OK.

F4 damage was observed on the west side of Dover where a steel-reinforced concrete building only had a few walls remaining; large vehicles were rendered apart; mobile homes' frames were wrapped around tree trunks; and trees lost all their branches and most of their bark. One woman was killed inside a large frame home that collapsed. Approximately 34 mobile homes and houses were either damaged or destroyed in Dover. Outside of Dover, damage was rated primarily F1 and was confined to trees, telephone poles, farm equipment, and outbuildings. Total damage was estimated at $2.5 million.

  05/19/2010 1633-1700 14 75 EF1 0 1 Kingfisher 1 W Loyal - 5 NNE Kingfisher

A large storm system moved through the southern and central Plains during the morning and afternoon of May 19th. Thunderstorms, some of them severe, had developed over the Texas panhandle and moved east into northwest and north central Oklahoma during the early morning hours. Additional development, aided by the low-level jet, occurred into parts of central Oklahoma, north of a warm front that was slowly moving north to near U.S. Interstate I-40.

By midafternoon, the well-defined front was located from parts of west-central into central Oklahoma, just north of the Oklahoma City metro area. Two thunderstorms developed near and along the front, one over Roger Mills and Dewey counties, and the other over northern Blaine County. The storms quickly became tornadic, with the first tornado of the day occurring north of Leedey in Dewey County. Another tornado, and probably the most photographed one of the day, occurred just north of Hennessey. Tornadoes, most of them brief in duration, and large hail continued across western and central Kingfisher County, and across northern Logan, southeast Garfield, and Payne Counties. Another thunderstorm developed further east along the dry line later in the afternoon, and the storm eventually produced a tornado west of Prague in Lincoln County.

This tornado developed just west of Loyal, where an un-anchored trailer home was destroyed and a power pole was downed. The tornado continued east toward the southern edge of Loyal, with tree damage reported in Loyal. The tornado crossed U.S. Highway 81 north of Kingfisher, and a truck was blown off the road with the driver suffering minor injuries. Also, near this location, the Department of Transportation salt barn was destroyed five miles north of Kingfisher and sign/fence damage occurred just east of this location. Monetary damage estimates were not available.

  05/24/2011 1450-1635 63 1760 EF5 9 181 Canadian/ Kingfisher/ Logan 4 ESE Hinton (14 SW Calumet) - near Calumet - El Reno - Piedmont - Cashion - 4 NE Guthrie

This tornado began very close to the Caddo/Canadian County border and quickly became a strong/violent tornado. The tornado destroyed numerous trees, many of which were debarked, before crossing U.S. Interstate Highway I-40. Three people died in vehicles near the U.S. Interstate Highway I-40 Calumet exit, and two other fatalities occurred just northeast of that location. Cars were thrown thousands of feet off the roadways. It is believed that the tornado reached its maximum intensity just after crossing I-40, and it was here that a mobile radar measured winds of greater than 210 mph just off the surface.

The tornado side-swiped the El Reno Oklahoma Mesonet station (located 5 miles west of El Reno, OK) along its path, and the site measured wind gusts of 131 and 151 mph. From this location, the tornado continued northeast, narrowly missing the town of Piedmont, OK. Widespread EF-3, occasional EF-4 damage occurred between El Reno, OK and Piedmont. More widespread EF-4 damage was seen west and north of Piedmont. Especially hard hit was the Falcon Lake neighborhood, near the Kingfisher County border. Two children were killed at this location.

The tornado entered far southeast Kingfisher County before moving into Logan County. However, EF-3 damage occurred just over the Kingfisher County border, debarking trees and significantly damaging buildings. As the tornado continued northeast, the damage was mainly considered EF-2, with damage to mostly outbuildings and trees. The tornado then continued into Logan County.

The tornado moved into Logan County and resulted in two additional fatalities (both of whom were outside when the tornado struck) near Cashion, OK. The tornado destroyed several manufactured homes (both double and single-wide) after entering Logan County. Large high-transmission line tresses collapsed. Trees were debarked with only stumps remaining. Several buildings had most of their exterior walls collapse, with only the inner walls remaining. EF-2 to occasionally EF-3 damage occurred as the tornado neared Guthrie, OK. Luckily, most of the town of Guthrie was spared to the tornado as it moved west and then north of the center of the city. Finally, the tornado dissipated northeast of Guthrie with some minor tree damage. The tornado’s path total path length was 63 miles, and it was on the ground for nearly one hour and 45 minutes. This was the first EF-5 tornado to occur in Oklahoma since the Enhanced Fujita Scale was adopted by the National Weather Service in 2007.

 

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.