National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Pesky East Coast Low; Powerful Storm Arriving in Alaska

A pesky, almost stationary, area of low pressure will continue to produce rain showers, gusty winds and coastal flooding in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a powerful storm is expected to impact northwest and west-central Alaska with a variety of hazards starting late Wednesday. Read More >

  Select a county from Oklahoma from the menus below.
 
Tornado Track Map for Logan County, OK
 
Logan County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/02/1892 1430   100   0 0 Logan Orlando
  05/02/1892 1945   33   1 3 Kingfisher/ Logan Kingfisher
  04/25/1893 1530 20 400   4 25 Logan/ Payne Cimarron - Perkins
  10/28/1896 aft       5 svrl Lincoln/ Logan/ Payne Near "Mitchell" (5 N Fallis)
  05/18/1903 1730 55 200   0   Grady/ Canadian/ Oklahoma/ Logan NW Oklahoma County - NE of Guthrie
  05/28/1908 1600 4 200     1 Logan Near Cashion
  06/01/1917 1430       0 0 Logan Unrecorded
  06/01/1917 1430       0 0 Logan Unrecorded
  06/01/1917 1430       0 0 Logan Unrecorded
  06/01/1917 1430       0 0 Logan Unrecorded
  06/01/1917 1430       0 0 Logan Unrecorded
  06/01/1917 1430       0 0 Logan Unrecorded
  05/21/1922 1900       0 1 Logan Near Guthrie
  11/15/1928 1900 2 220   2 3 Logan Orlando
Logan County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 08/10/1951 1357 6 200 F1 0 2 Logan Meridian
2 08/15/1952 1630 5 77 F2 0 0 Logan Near Seward
3 05/25/1956 2300 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Logan SW of Crescent
4 06/08/1956 1600 1 150 F0 0 0 Logan 4 NW Crescent
5 04/30/1961 1745 3 200 F2 0 0 Logan between Navina and Seward
6 05/26/1963 1545 34 10 F3 1 4 Logan/ Oklahoma/ Lincoln ~6 SE Seward - 3 N Meeker
7 08/27/1964 2222 5 200 F0 0 0 Logan 1.5 S Orlando
8 04/16/1968 2215 0.3 50 F2 0 3 Logan Guthrie
9 04/21/1968 0400 0.2 100 F1 0 0 Logan 4 W Guthrie
10 06/30/1968 2125 2 50 F2 0 0 Logan 6 NNE Crescent
11 04/29/1970 2225 171 250 F2 0 2 Jackson/ Kiowa/ Caddo/ Grady/ Canadian/ Oklahoma/ Logan/ Payne Near Olustee - 5 S Stillwater [tornado family. Not continuous path]
12 05/20/1977 1911 10 400 F3 0 0 Oklahoma/ Logan Near- 10 NNE Arcadia
13 05/20/1977 1920 1.9 100 F2 0 0 Logan Marshall
14 05/20/1977 1930 1.9 100 F1 0 0 Logan 8 SW Guthrie
15 05/02/1979 1850 1 40 F2 0 0 Logan 1 SE- 2 SE Mulhall
16 08/31/1979 1515 16 440 F2 0 0 Kingfisher/ Logan E of Kingfisher - ~10 SW Guthrie
17 05/16/1982 1350 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Logan 3 S Mulhall
18 05/13/1983 2150 0.1 50 F1 0 0 Logan 3 S Mulhall
19 04/26/1984 1753 39 10 F0 0 1 Logan/ Payne 10 SW Guthrie- Guthrie- 4 E Stillwater
20 04/26/1984 1805 30 10 F1 0 0 Logan/ Payne S of Guthrie- 6 ESE Stillwater
21 03/03/1985 1820 0.1 10 F1 0 12 Logan 9 SSE Guthrie
22 05/12/1985 1912 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Logan 2 S Seward
23 05/08/1986 1915 3 23 F1 0 0 Logan 4 E- 6 ENE Guthrie
24 09/29/1986 1407 0.1 50 F0 0 0 Logan 3 WNW Seward
25 10/02/1986 1012 5 73 F0 0 0 Logan 5 W Seward- 9 W Guthrie
26 10/02/1986 1529 0.1 50 F0 0 0 Logan 7 W Guthrie
27 11/15/1987 0930 0.1 30 F1 0 0 Logan 4 SE Guthrie
28 06/24/1993 1625 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Logan Near Lovell
29 06/24/1993 1647-1648 0.2 33 F0 0 0 Logan 3 NNW Crescent
30 10/08/1997 1815 0.5 23 F1 0 0 Logan 9 S Coyle
31 06/13/1998 1743-1746 2 50 F1 0 0 Logan 3 SW Guthrie
32 09/21/1998 1625-1627 1.5 50 F0 0 0 Logan 9 N Crescent - 8 W Mulhall
33 10/28/1998 1655 0.3 30 F0 0 0 Logan 6 N Meridian
34 05/03/1999 2010-2012 1 100 F1 0 0 Logan 2 SSE - 1 SE Cashion
35 05/03/1999 2025-2145 35 1760 F4 2 26 Logan/ Payne/ Noble 3 SW Cimarron City - Cimarron City - Mulhall - 3 ENE Perry
36 05/03/1999 2118-2128 8 440 F2 0 0 Logan/ Garfield 3 SW Marshall - 9 SSE Covington
37 05/03/1999 2138-2144 3 150 F0 0 0 Kingfisher/ Logan 2 SW - 0.5 N Cashion
38 05/03/1999 2156-2218 13 880 F3 0 13 Logan 2.5 S Crescent - 4 E Crescent - 4 SW Mulhall
39 05/03/1999 2233-2236 2 440 F2 0 0 Logan 3 SSW - 2 S Mulhall
40 12/02/1999 1836-1840 4 30 F1 0 0 Logan 5 SW - 1 SW Seward
41 12/02/1999 1843-1901 12 100 F2 0 1 Logan 6 SW - 7 N Guthrie
42 05/29/2004 2101-2103 0.3 50 F1 0 0 Logan 5 SSE Meridian
43 05/29/2004 2117-2125 4 100 F0 0 0 Logan 5 SE - 6 E Meridian
44 03/20/2006 1753-1754 0.2 20 F0 0 0 Logan 3.5 ESE Marshall
45 03/20/2006 1810 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Logan 5.5 E Marshall
46 05/24/2008 1702-1707 1 100 EF0 0 0 Logan 3 W - 4 WSW Orlando
47 05/24/2008 1703-1709 1 50 EF0 0 0 Logan/ Noble 2 WNW Orlando - 8 SSE Lucien
48 02/10/2009 1453-1505 6 250 EF2 0 0 Oklahoma/ Logan West Edmond - 7 NE Edmond
49 02/10/2009 1524-1526 1 10 EF1 0 0 Logan 2.5 NW Meridian
50 04/18/2009 1905 0.5 150 EF1 0 0 Logan 3.5 W Langston
51 05/10/2010 1546-1552 7 30 EF0 0 0 Canadian/ Kingfisher/ Logan 5.5 N Piedmont - 0.5 E Cashion
52 05/19/2010 1624-1627 1.6 20 EF0 0 0 Logan 4 SSE - 4 SE Marshall
53 05/19/2010 1704-1705 0.1 10 EF0 0 0 Logan 2 SE Orlando
54 05/24/2011 1450-1635 63 1760 EF5 9 181 Canadian/ Kingfisher/ Logan 4 ESE Hinton - El Reno - Piedmont - Cashion - 4 NE Guthrie
55 01/29/2013 0648-0649 1.1 40 EF1 0 0 Logan 4.5 W - 3.5 WNW Orlando
56 05/19/2013 1541-1624 21 1200 EF3 0 4 Oklahoma/ Logan/ Lincoln 3 NW Luther - Carney (SE portion) - 3 SE Tryon
57 04/26/2016 1949-1953 4 100 EF0 0 0 Oklahoma/ Logan 3 N Arcadia - 7 SSW Meridian
58 05/20/2019 1450-1458 6 70 EF1 0 0 Logan 3 W - 5 N Crescent
59 05/20/2019 1454-1455 1 40 EF? 0 0 Logan 3 NNW Crescent
60 05/20/2019 1508 0.3 40 EF1 0 0 Logan 7 NW Mulhall
61 05/20/2019 1555-1559 1.5 20 EF0 0 0 Kingfisher/ Logan 5 SW - 3.5 SW Marshall
62 05/20/2019 1609 0.3 50 EF0 0 0 Logan 4 WSW Orlando
63 08/26/2019 1912-1919 2.1 50 EF1 0 0 Logan 3 NW - 3 WNW Mulhall
64 08/26/2019 1955-2001 3.4 500 EF1 0 0 Logan/ Oklahoma 2 SSW Seward - 5 NNW Edmond
 

Significant Tornadoes in Logan County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  08/10/1951 1357 6 200 F1 0 2 Logan Meridian

A tornado occurred on August 10th at about 1:57 pm CST at the town of Meridian in eastern Logan County. The tornado was produced by a thunderstorm within in a squall line that formed in central Oklahoma during the afternoon of August 10th, and extended northeastward for about 75 miles. The tornado swept into the town from the southwest and produced damage to homes and buildings in Meridian. Two people were slightly injured and damage estimates to the buildings totaled $20,000.

  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 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.

  04/16/1968 2215 0.3 50 F2 0 3 Logan Guthrie

A tornado touched down briefly in the southeastern part of Guthrie where it ripped a flat roof from the new wing of a 90-bed home for senior citizens in the 1900 block of East Perkins. Only 3 of the home's 73 residents received minor injuries even through the one-story structure received heavy damage and some people were completely covered by debris in their beds. Several branches were snapped from trees in the immediate area of the rest home. A swimming pool cover was ripped off of the pool, shingles were torn from rooftops, and few windows were smashed. Debris ripped from the rest home was found more than a half mile away to the east-northeast along U.S. Interstate Highway I-35. The storm also knocked telephone and utility services in a 5-block area.

  04/29/1970 2225 171 250 F2 0 2 Jackson/ Kiowa/ Caddo/ Grady/ Canadian/ Oklahoma/ Logan/ Payne Near Olustee - 5 S Stillwater [tornado family. Not continuous path]

A supercell thunderstorm developed in southwestern Oklahoma during the evening of April 29th, and went on to produce a series of tornadoes from near Olustee in Jackson County to 5 miles south of Stillwater in Payne County. This event was originally thought to have been produced by a single, long-track tornado, but data analysis done by scientists at the National Severe Storm Laboratory (NSSL) and information collected from storm surveys, eyewitnesses, and media accounts indicate that multiple tornadoes were produced by a cyclic, parent supercell thunderstorm that moved northeastward at 45 mph during its lifetime.

A tornado was first reported near Olustee at approximately 10:25 pm CST on April 29th. Several sightings of tornadoes were reported along the path of the supercell, with a report of the dissipation of the last tornado occurring 5 miles south of Stillwater at 2:00 am CST on April 30th. The supercell thunderstorm was tracked on radar by the Nation Weather Service forecast office (then U.S. Weather Bureau) in Oklahoma City near the Will Rogers World Airport.

The greatest damage along the storm path was in the extreme northwest section of Oklahoma City. There, 30 homes value at $35,000 to $ 50,000 each were either destroyed of damaged.

At one point, southwest of Coyle in Logan County, a tornado picked up a mobile home and moved it 110-150 feet to the west of its original location while the storm continued on in a northeasterly direction. Two people were slightly injured in the mobile home. A pilot flew over the storm path from east of Guthrie in Logan County to south of Stillwater in Payne County, and reported seeing several intermittent damage paths within that flightline.

  04/26/1984 1753 39 10 F0 0 1 Logan/ Payne 10 SW Guthrie- Guthrie- 4 E Stillwater

A tornado touched down 10 miles southwest of Guthrie in Logan County and moved northeastward across Guthrie where it damaged a lumber yard, downed trees, and toppled utility lines. The tornado continued touching down intermittently to a point 4 miles east of Stillwater in Payne County. Several mobile homes were heavily damaged along its path, and the water tower in the town of Langston was damaged. Baseball to Grapefruit size hail accompanied the tornado and damages were estimated at $200,000.

  03/03/1985 1820 0.1 10 F1 0 12 Logan 9 SSE Guthrie

Strong thunderstorm winds of 70-80 mph and a small tornado occurred about 9 miles south-southeast of Guthrie in southern Logan County. Eight mobile homes were completely destroyed and two sustained heavy damage. Minor damage occurred to several other residential structures. Twelve people received minor injuries, and all were located in the mobile homes. The total damage was estimated at $320,000.

  05/03/1999 2025-2145 39 1760 F4 2 26 Logan/ Payne/ Noble 3 SW Cimarron City - Cimarron City - Mulhall - 3 ENE Perry

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 violent tornado, which killed two people, was the last of 20 tornadoes produced by one cyclic supercell thunderstorm which moved over Caddo, Canadian, Kingfisher, Logan, Payne and Noble counties during the May 3, 1999 tornado outbreak. The tornado formed about 7 miles southwest of Crescent, OK and tracked northeast for 39 miles before dissipating east of Perry, OK in Noble County.

A very unusual event took place in Logan County where this tornado, and a second tornado produced by another supercell thunderstorm about 80 minutes later, affected much of the same area between Crescent and Mulhall, OK in Logan County. Assessment of damage from the individual tornadoes was difficult, and in some areas nearly impossible, due to overlapping damage paths.

Damage from the tornado was first observed about 2 miles west of the intersection of OK State Highway 33 and OK State Highway 74 near Twin Lakes Road, where 2 homes and other businesses were damaged. The width of damage is believed to have increased to nearly 1 mile as it tracked east of Crescent where numerous homes suffered major damage. Damage to 1 brick residence 3 miles east-southeast of Crescent was rated F4. All walls were knocked down, and part of the foundation was removed.

The tornado then tracked through the small community of Abell, OK (6 miles southwest of Mulhall, OK), where 1 woman was killed in her home, and 6 people were injured, and then finally through Mulhall. Approximately 60%-70% of Mulhall's 130 homes were severely damaged or destroyed. In addition, Mulhall's primary water source, a water tower, and the Mulhall/Orlando Elementary School were destroyed.

Lesser damage continued to about ½ mile west of the Logan/Payne County border where tombstones and fences were blown over. Along U.S. Interstate Highway I-35 in northwest Payne County, a semi-truck trailer was overturned, and 2 cars were flipped. The driver of one of the cars was killed when his vehicle, parked under the U.S. Interstate Highway I-35 overpass at mile-marker 176.5, was picked up and dropped on its top.

In Noble County, the tornado produced major structural damage in the Boonsboro Addition, a mobile home park located along OK State Highway 86, 6 miles south of Perry. Approximately 20 mobile homes were destroyed, and dozens of others were damaged. Damage continued northward to a location 3 miles east of Perry, where 3 homes suffered major damage on U.S. Highway 64 and 1 critical injury was reported. In total, approximately 25 homes were destroyed in Noble County, and 50 homes were damaged. Total damage was estimated at $13.1 million.

  05/03/1999 2156-2218 13 880 F3 0 13 Logan 2.5 S Crescent - 4 E Crescent - 4 SW Mulhall

This tornado formed about 2.5 miles south of Crescent and tracked northeast for 13 miles before dissipating 4 miles southwest of Mulhall. Twenty-five homes were destroyed near Crescent, and 30 homes were damaged. Damage here is believed to have been produced by this tornado as well as a violent F4 tornado which occurred 80 minutes earlier. Near the end of this tornado track, along portions of EW68 Road and EW69 Road, another house received significant roof damage.

  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 U.S. Interstate Highway 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 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.

  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.