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Tornado Track Map for Lincoln County, OK
 
Lincoln County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/28/1884         0 0 Lincoln Sac and Fox Agency (4 S Stroud)
  10/28/1896 aft       5 svrl Lincoln/ Logan/ Payne Near "Mitchell" (5 N Fallis)
  03/30/1897 1730 10 880   14 40 Lincoln Chandler
  05/29/1909 1630 15 440   0 8 Lincoln/ Creek Near "Key West" (3 SE Stroud) - near Depew
  04/20/1912 1530 15 200       Oklahoma/ Lincoln 1 N Arcadia - 1 NE Fallis
  04/30/1918 1500 17 400       Pottawatomie/ Lincoln NE of Shawnee - E of Prague
  11/15/1918 1715 5.5 100   1 5 Lincoln Near Prague
  03/28/1924 1545 50 200   8 60 Cleveland/ Pottawatomie/ Lincoln Near Noble - Shawnee - near Prague
  04/08/1925 1430 30 75   0 0 Lincoln/ Creek Near Tryon - 10 NW Bristow
  05/02/1942 1530 60 1230   16 many Pottawatomie/ Lincoln/ Okfuskee/ Creek Near McLoud - Paden - Boley - Childsville - Welty - near Tuskegee
  10/30/1942 2000 5.5 10   0 0 Lincoln 3.5 W Meeker
  01/26/1944 1100   100   0 5 Lincoln Near Warwick
  04/09/1944 1800       0 0 Lincoln unrecorded
  04/30/1949 1455 52* 250   3 56 McClain/ Cleveland/ Pottawatomie/ Lincoln 5 S Blanchard - W of Norman; S of McLoud - E of Meeker (likely separate events)
  05/17/1949 1959   200   0   Lincoln Near Meeker
Lincoln County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 04/02/1950 1800 1 100 F2 0 0 Lincoln near Carney
2 07/06/1953 1700 0.3 100 F1 0 0 Lincoln 3 N Stroud
3 05/01/1954 1800 59 10 F4 0 65 Pottawatomie/ Lincoln/ Creek NE of Dale - Meeker - Sparks - Davenport - near Depew
4 04/02/1956 2133 43 300 F3 5 98 Lincoln/ Creek near Jacktown - near Davenport - near Stroud - Drumright
5 04/03/1957 0015 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Lincoln near Davenport
6 04/22/1957 2100 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Lincoln 12 SW Stroud
7 05/20/1957 1800 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Lincoln near Prague
8 05/22/1957 1100 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Lincoln near Tryon
9 06/12/1957 0445 7 440 F1 0 0 Lincoln Agra
10 02/09/1959 2130 4 500 F1 0 0 Lincoln Just E of Prague
11 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[
12 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
13 03/05/1961 1645 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Lincoln Near Prague
14 05/26/1963 1545 34 10 F3 1 4 Logan/ Oklahoma/ Lincoln ~6 SE Seward - 3 N Meeker
15 05/26/1963 1645 6 333 F1 0 0 Lincoln 4 NW Meeker - 3 N Meeker
16 09/26/1964 2020 0.5 100 F1 0 0 Lincoln 1 W Chandler
17 05/15/1966 2155 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Lincoln Just N of Stroud
18 06/11/1967 1845 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Lincoln 3 NE Prague
19 06/11/1967 1845 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Lincoln 3 NE- 6 NNE Prague
20 06/11/1967 1855 0.3 50 F0 0 0 Lincoln 6 SE Stroud
21 06/11/1967 1855 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Lincoln Stroud - 2 N Stroud
22 06/22/1969 2030 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Lincoln 5 W Prague
23 06/11/1970 1545 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Lincoln 2 S Perkins
24 10/05/1970 1542 25 150 F4 4 84 Pottawatomie/ Lincoln/ Okfuskee Shawnee- Prague- 2 N Paden
25 04/15/1973 1745 0.2 50 F1 0 0 Lincoln Near Carney
26 06/04/1973 2058 0.5 17 F0 0 0 Lincoln SE of Meeker
27 09/03/1973 1720 16 40 F1 0 0 Payne/ Lincoln 2 SE Ripley - near Carney
28 04/20/1974 1500 64 100 F3 0 3 Grady/ Canadian/ Oklahoma/ Lincoln SW of Minco - 2 SE Mustang - S Oklahoma City - Del City - Midlothian
29 06/08/1974 1646 7 1300 F3 0 8 Lincoln Davenport - Stroud
30 06/08/1974 1655 1.5 50 F1 0 0 Lincoln 3 N Davenport
31 06/08/1974 1703 4.5 1500 F2 0 0 Lincoln 2 NW Stroud
32 06/08/1974 1720 3 350 F3 0 0 Lincoln 3 S Davenport
33 05/13/1975 1705 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Lincoln 3 NE Chandler
34 06/13/1975 1845 1.5 200 F2 0 0 Lincoln 4 SSE Agra
35 06/13/1975 1912 1.5 200 F2 0 3 Lincoln 4 NNW Kendrick
36 04/01/1979 0116 0.2 20 F1 0 0 Lincoln 1 NW Davenport
37 04/10/1979 1845 5 100 F2 0 0 Pottawatomie/ Lincoln 5 SW- 2 SW Prague
38 05/11/1980 1916 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Lincoln 5 S Wellston
39 05/11/1980 1940 4 200 F2 0 1 Lincoln 2 N Sparks - Near Davenport
40 04/27/1983 1930 0.1 50 F0 0 0 Lincoln 2 W Meeker
41 04/27/1983 2000 0.5 77 F2 0 0 Lincoln 4 SW Ross
42 04/27/1983 2015 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Lincoln 4 N Meeker
43 06/27/1983 2055 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Lincoln Just S of Prague
44 05/12/1985 2010 0.1 10 F1 0 3 Lincoln 0.5 W Midway
45 05/16/1986 2309 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Lincoln 5 W Prague
46 08/15/1986 1750 2 50 F0 0 0 Lincoln 7 N- 8 NNE Chandler
47 09/29/1986 0615 4 100 F1 0 0 Lincoln 4 SE- 2 SE Meeker
48 05/19/1987 1626 0.1 30 F1 0 0 Lincoln 5 NNE Chandler
49 05/31/1987 1615 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Lincoln 1 E Meeker
50 05/15/1989 1407 0.2 10 F0 0 0 Lincoln 4 S Davenport- S of Stroud
51 03/13/1990 1759-1845 19 200 F2 0 1 Cleveland/ Pottawatomie/ Lincoln 1 SW Stella- Stella- 4 W Meeker
52 03/30/1993 0030-0045 5 100 F1 0 0 Lincoln/ Okfuskee 2 SE Prague- 3 WSW Paden
53 05/06/1994 2245 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Lincoln 6 S Stroud
54 06/09/1995 0600 0.7 20 F1 0 0 Lincoln Kendrick
55 06/09/1995 0615 0.2 23 F2 0 0 Lincoln 2 N Stroud
56 10/04/1998 2037-2040 3 580 F2 0 0 Lincoln 4 SE - 5 E Meeker
57 10/04/1998 2045-2052 6 580 F2 0 0 Lincoln 7 W - 4 NW Prague
58 10/04/1998 2052-2108 8 440 F1 0 6 Lincoln 6 NW - 7 NNE Prague
59 05/03/1999 2020-2045 11 100 F1 0 0 Pottawatomie/ Lincoln 6 NNW Downtown Shawnee - SE Meeker - 4 NE Meeker
60 05/03/1999 2110-2150 16 450 F3 0 13 Lincoln/ Creek 3 NNE Sparks - Davenport - Stroud - 1 NW Milfay
61 04/15/2003 2256-2300 4 100 F1 0 0 Lincoln 8 S - 6 SSE Wellston
62 05/09/2003 2206-2224 7 880 F1 0 0 Oklahoma/ Lincoln 4 S Luther - 3 SSW Wellston
63 05/09/2003 2249-2312 8 880 F1 0 0 Lincoln 0.5 SSW Davenport - Davenport (S) - Stroud (S and E; 1.1 E Stroud)
64 05/16/2003 0253-0258 2 20 F1 0 0 Lincoln 1.1 NNW - 2.9 NNE Prague
65 05/16/2003 1205-1217 5 40 F1 0 0 Pottawatomie/ Lincoln 3.7 S - 2.2 ENE Prague (13.2 E Aydelotte - 2.2 ENE Prague)
66 05/16/2003 1215 0.3 20 F0 0 0 Lincoln 6 WSW Carney
67 05/16/2003 1220 0.3 20 F0 0 0 Lincoln 6 WNW Carney
68 05/16/2003 1310 0.3 20 F0 0 0 Lincoln 2 N Avery
69 05/29/2004 2127-2132 3 300 F1 0 0 Lincoln 3.5 WSW - 1 SW Carney
70 06/09/2004 1724-1734 4 50 F1 0 0 Lincoln 5 W - 2.5 NNW Chandler
71 06/09/2004 1753-1758 2 30 F1 0 0 Lincoln Agra (east side) - 1.5 N Agra
72 11/10/2004 1740-1747 3 600 F1 0 0 Lincoln 4 NW - 4 N Chandler
73 11/10/2004 1805 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Lincoln 5 N Kendrick
74 11/10/2004 1815 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Lincoln 3 NNW Avery
75 05/19/2010 1912-1917 1.4 25 EF1 0 0 Lincoln 5.5 WNW - 4 WNW Prague
76 04/14/2011 1542 0.3 40 EF0 0 0 Lincoln 2 NNW Stroud
77 05/19/2013 1541-1624 21 1200 EF3 0 4 Oklahoma/ Logan/ Lincoln 3 NW Luther - Carney (SE portion) - 3 SE Tryon
78 05/19/2013 1759-1812 7 450 EF2 0 0 Pottawatomie/ Lincoln 6 WSW - 2.5 N Prague
79 05/19/2013 1817-1840 14 700 EF1 0 0 Lincoln/ Okfuskee/ Creek 3.5 NE Prague - 5.5 SSW Iron Post
80 05/20/2013 1540-1542 1.2 100 EF0 0 0 Lincoln 6 NE Meeker - 3 SSE Sparks
81 10/09/2018 0837 0.2 10 EF0 0 0 Lincoln Prague
82 04/30/2019 1053-1101 3 30 EF1 0 0 Lincoln 1 SE - 3 ENE Agra
83 05/21/2019 0350-0355 2.3 30 EF0 0 0 Pottawatomie/ Lincoln 3.5 SE - 2.5 E Meeker
84 06/15/2019 2251-2257 5 50 EF1 0 0 Lincoln 8 SSW Wellston - 6 S Warwick
85 01/10/2020 1034-1037 1.3 10 EF0 0 0 Lincoln Prague (west and north sides)
86 10/10/2021 1921-1926 3 250 EF0 0 0 Lincoln 3 NNW - 5.5 NNE Harrah
87 10/10/2021 1941-1942 1.1 30 EF0 0 0 Oklahoma/ Lincoln 1 SW - 0.5 N Warwick
 

Significant Tornadoes in Lincoln County

  Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
  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 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, OK in Lincoln County and moved north-northeast through Davenport, OK, to west of Stroud, OK, and then into Drumright, OK 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.

  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, OK. 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, OK and Paden, OK 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, OK. This tornado caused the most damage as it moved through the west and north portions of Sapulpa, OK 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, OK 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.

  05/26/1963 1545 34 N/A F3 1 4 Logan/ Oklahoma/ Lincoln ~6 SE Seward - 3 N Meeker

Severe thunderstorms moving along an east-southeastward path in central Oklahoma produced tornadoes, damaging winds, hail and rain from southwestern Logan County, through northeastern Oklahoma County, and into southwestern Lincoln County. One of the tornadoes touched down at 3:45 pm CST about 8 miles southeast of Seward, OK and near the intersection of U.S. Interstate Highway I-35 and the Logan/Oklahoma County line.

The tornado strengthened at about 4:05 pm CST and produced a swath of destruction that was 0.25 miles wide. The damage path was well defined by downed and twisted trees, and total destruction occurred to 2 homes, 4 barns, and 9 outbuildings, with lesser damage incurred by 10 homes and 7 buildings.

Four persons were injured when their car was picked up and carried 100 feet off of the U.S. Interstate Highway I-35. A second car in that vicinity was blown off the pavement. An oil derrick and pumping unit were destroyed along with 3 storage tanks, one of which was blown 1.5 miles away from its mountings.

The damage path of the tornado continued to just north of Arcadia, OK in Oklahoma County where 2 homes were heavily damaged. The path continued through open country and crossed the Turner Turnpike (U.S. Interstate Highway I-44) just south of Luther, OK. The tornado next leveled buildings on 2 farmsteads 7 miles southeast where a woman was fatally injured when it destroyed her mobile home.

Heavy damage was produced along the path for the next few miles until the tornado lifted 3 miles north of Luther. Hailstones of 1 to 2 inches were reported along the path of the storm.

  10/05/1970 1542 25 150 F4 4 84 Pottawatomie/ Lincoln/ Okfuskee Shawnee - Prague - 2 N Paden

The only violent tornado to occur in October in Oklahoma since records began in 1950, did immense damage to the towns of Shawnee, OK and Prague, OK.  It formed over Shawnee in Pottawatomie County, and traveled through the center of the town before moving northeast and crossing U.S. Interstate Highway I-40 about 6.5 miles northeast of Shawnee.  The tornado cut an intermittent path to the northeast and then hit the town of Prague in Lincoln County. The tornado sliced through the southwestern portion of Prague before it dissipated 2 miles north of Paden, OK, in Okfuskee County. 

Four persons were killed and another 80 injured in Shawnee. At Prague, four people were injured.  In Shawnee, the storm damaged 157 businesses, 564 residential homes, 12 public buildings, 10 churches, and 5 schools.  In Prague, 14 homes and 1 business establishment were damaged.

  04/20/1974 1500 64 100 F3 0 3 Grady/ Canadian/ Oklahoma/ Lincoln SW of Minco - 2 SE Mustang - S Oklahoma City - Del City - Midlothian

A funnel cloud was observed 3 miles southwest of Minco in Grady County at about 3:00 pm CST. The funnel touched down about 2 miles southwest of Mustang at 3:28 pm CST and periodically lifted and touched the ground again at it moved to the east-northeast at 30 mph. This tornado dissipated in Lincoln County at 5:30 pm CST.

The tornado passed about a mile south of the NWS forecast office located near the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. Wind gusts of 66 mph along with 2-inch diameter hail were observed at the forecast office.

A major portion of the reported damage occurred as the storm moved through the southern Oklahoma City and Del City areas. There was extensive damage to homes in that area as several houses were unroofed. A total of 3 injuries were reported in the great Oklahoma City area. Fortunately, none of the injuries were serious.

As the continued moving to the east-northeast through eastern Oklahoma County, the next report of damage was 3 miles northwest of Harrah where several farm buildings were destroyed. Several more farm buildings were destroyed in the Midlothian area.

If more data had been available at the time, it is possible that 2-3 tornadoes may have occurred with one tornado dissipating and another tornado forming near the end point of the previous tornado. However, with the data that was available at the time, it appeared that one long-track tornado occurred.

  06/08/1974 1646 7 1300 F3 0 8 Lincoln Davenport - Stroud

A tornado moving northeastward first struck Davenport and continued on to Stroud to produce damage there. Heavy damage was reported along the tornado's track. In Davenport, 3 homes were destroyed, 24 received major damage, and 233 had minor damage. About 100 homes and a few businesses were damaged in Stroud. There were 3 people injured in Davenport and 5 more people were injured in Stroud. Four of the people injured in Stroud received cuts from flying glass.

  06/13/1975 1912 1.5 200 F2 0 3 Lincoln 4 NNW Kendrick

A tornado touched down about 3.5 miles north-northwest of Kendrick and moved to the southeast for about 1.5 miles. The tornado carried a hay bailer about 0.25 miles and destroyed a concrete block garage. Three people were injured.

  05/11/1980 1940 4 200 F2 0 1 Lincoln 2 N Sparks - Near Davenport

The Davenport Civil Defense survey a tornado track from the Deep Fork bridge 2 miles north of Sparks to near Davenport. The tornado uprooted trees at a home 5 miles southwest of Davenport. A pickup truck was moved about 50 feet to the southwest at a farm southwest of Davenport and other cars were damaged. A home was heavily damaged 1 mile west of Davenport and a small child was injured.

Six utility poles were blown over from the north and 90 mph winds were reported in Davenport between 7:40 and 8:00 pm CST. A lumber yard was damaged at Davenport. A new home, 3 miles to the northeast of Davenport, lost its roof. At 7:52 pm CST, a funnel was reported approaching Stroud, and another funnel was sighted 1 mile east of Davenport at 7:42 pm CST. Wind damage also occurred at Stroud.

  05/12/1985 2010 0.1 10 F1 0 3 Lincoln 0.5 W Midway

A tornado touch down briefly 0.5 miles west of the town of Midway, destroying 3 mobile homes and damaging 3 others. Three people were injured inside the mobile homes. The damage amount was estimated at $150,000.

  03/13/1990 1759-1845 19 200 F2 0 1 Cleveland/ Pottawatomie/ Lincoln 1 SW Stella- Stella- 4 W Meeker

This tornado initiated 1 mile southwest of Stella and moved northeast through Stella before dissipating 4 miles west of Meeker. A mobile home was destroyed in Stella, resulting in one serious injury. In Pottawatomie County, damage to the Shawnee Lakes area a roof ripped off a home, several homes with minor structural damage, 3 mobile homes damaged, and a barn destroyed. In Lincoln County, a camper was rolled over onto a shed west of Meeker, and a mobile home was destroyed 4.25 miles west of Meeker.

  10/04/1998 2052-2108 8 440 F1 0 6 Lincoln 6 NW - 7 NNE Prague

A major severe weather outbreak occurred across western and central Oklahoma from the afternoon of October 4th through the early morning of October 5th, resulting in 19 tornadoes, straight-line wind damage, hail as large as baseballs, and significant flooding across portions of Lincoln and Noble Counties, where numerous costly bridges were destroyed.

This tornado developed about 7 miles west of Prague. This tornado touched down near NS 348 Road about 0.5 miles north of EW 106 Road where a mobile home received light damage. The tornado moved northeast crossing near the intersection of EW 105 Road and NS 349 Road, then grew in size and intensity before crossing U.S. Highway 62. A mobile home along U.S. Highway 62 just west of NS 350 Road was destroyed. The metal frame that supported the home and most of the contents was deposited northwest of the original location up to 150 yards. Other debris was thrown north-northeast across U.S. Highway 62.

The tornado then continued northeast and damage was noted for 0.75 miles along NS 350 Road centered on U.S. Highway 62. Slight damage to trees and outbuildings was observed along NS 352 Road approximately 2 miles north of U.S. Highway 62. The tornado probably dissipated northeast of this point, although roads became inaccessible due to flooding and made it difficult to determine the exact location. In addition, a 6-mile-long swath of damaging straight-line winds accompanied this tornado from 6 miles west of Prague to 3 miles northwest of Prague, resulting in massive tree damage.

  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.

  05/19/2013 1541-1624 21 1200 EF3 0 4 Oklahoma/ Logan/ Lincoln 3 NW Luther - Carney (SE portion) - 3 SE Tryon

A moist and very unstable airmass was in place over the eastern two thirds of Oklahoma, to the east of a dryline. Additionally, strong wind shear was present as a mid-level jet streak carved into the southern Plains. Several supercells developed along the dryline during the mid and late afternoon hours, producing large hail. Two supercells in central Oklahoma also produced tornadoes, including a few significant, damaging tornadoes.

This tornado touched down just south of Triple XXX Road and Coffee Creek Road to the northwest of Luther and began to move east-northeast. The tornado began producing EF2 damage soon after crossing Luther Road where an outbuilding was destroyed. At least two mobile homes were destroyed as the tornado continued to the east-northeast. The tornado crossed Waterloo Road and moved into Logan County.

Tornado continued tracking northeast, producing tree damage as it clipped the extreme southeastern corner of Logan County before moving into Lincoln County. The large tornado continued to move northeast from Logan County into Lincoln County. The tornado passed just southeast of Fallis and then clipped the southeastern portion of Carney. It produced EF3 damage to a number of homes from just south of Carney into the southeast portion of the town. The tornado finally dissipated about 3 miles southeast of Tryon. Motions observed visually in this tornado suggest that the tornado was likely stronger than EF3 in western Lincoln County, but no damage indicators were available that would have supplied a rating higher than EF3 in this area.

 

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.