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Tornado Track Map for Love County, OK
 
Love County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/31/1917 ltnt 10     3 8 Love Texas - "Pittman"
  05/31/1917 ltnt         2 Love Near Marietta
  04/08/1925 1530 5 400   0 0 Love Near Thackerville
Love County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 02/19/1953 2100 0.5 10 F1 0 0 Love 8 SE Marietta (Loves Valley)
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 04/02/1957 2345 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Love near Courtney
4 03/31/1959 1900 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Love Enville
5 05/08/1965 2110 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Love SW of Marietta
6 05/16/1968 1515 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Love W of Overbrook
7 05/16/1968 1745 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Love ~4 W Marietta
8 12/14/1971 1800 7 150 F2 0 0 Love 6 N Marietta
9 06/04/1973 0045 6 100 F1 0 0 Love S of Marietta
10 04/19/1976 1815 5 60 F2 0 0 Love S edge of Lake Murray - ~3 E Lake Murray
11 04/19/1976 1824 6 100 F2 0 0 Love .5 S Leon - 12 W Marietta
12 04/02/1982 1450 0.5 30 F3 0 0 Love 2 N Marietta
13 04/29/1985 1854 14 880 F2 0 1 Love/ Carter 4 WSW Overbrook- Ardmore- 5 WNW Dickson
14 03/11/1986 1655 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Love S of Courtney
15 06/08/1993 0908-0913 1.5 40 F0 0 0 Love 0.5 W- 1 ENE Overbrook
16 05/07/1995 1520-1614 34 880 F3 3 6 Cooke TX/ Love OK/ Carter OK Near Bulcher TX- Ardmore OK- 2 WNW Ardmore OK
17 04/11/2001 0255-0315 19 150 F1 0 0 Cooke TX/ Love OK/ Cooke TX 4 NW Gainesville TX - 10 ESE Marietta
18 05/06/2001 1604-1613 1 75 F0 0 0 Love 5 SW - 4 SW Overbrook
19 05/08/2003 0123-0133 4 440 F2 0 0 Love 2 SE - 3 SE Overbrook
20 02/10/2009 1845-1943 39 880 EF4 8 46 Montague TX/ Jefferson OK/ Love OK/ Carter OK near Spanish Fort TX - Lone Grove OK - 4 SSE Springer OK
21 05/10/2010 1754-1756 2 200 EF1 0 0 Love 5 ENE - 7.5 ENE Marietta
22 09/08/2010 1915 0.1 10 EF0 0 0 Love 6 S Marietta
23 05/09/2015 1630 0.3 30 EF0 0 0 Love 1 E Thackerville
24 05/09/2015 1650 0.3 30 EF0 0 0 Love 7 SE Marietta
25 10/09/2018 0658-0700 1 100 EF1 0 0 Love Marietta
26 05/01/2019 1521-1529 3 50 EF0 0 0 Love 5 W - 2 W Marietta
27 05/01/2019 1546-1548 0.75 30 EF0 0 0 Love 5 N Marietta
28 05/01/2019 1617-1626 7 150 EF1 0 0 Love 4 SSE Leon - 1.5 W Burneyville
 

Significant Tornadoes in Love County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  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.

  04/29/1985 1854 14 880 F2 0 1 Love/ Carter 4 WSW Overbrook- Ardmore- 5 WNW Dickson

A tornado touched down about 3.5 miles west-southwest of Overbrook in Love County and moved northeastward, touching down intermittently before dissipating 5 miles west-northwest of Dickson in Carter County. Three semi-trailer trucks were blown off of U.S. Interstate Highway I-35 and moved 30 feet by the tornadic winds just south of Ardmore. One truck driver suffered minor injuries. The tornado then moved across the city of Ardmore and damaged houses and parts of the Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport. A hangar building at the Executive Airport was pushed off of its foundation and blown across a highway. Television station KXII and the Ardmore area Vo-tech school incurred roof damage. Total damages were estimated at $4 million.

  05/07/1995 1524-1614 34 700 F3 3 6 Cooke TX/ Love/ Carter Near Bulcher TX- 4 SSE Leon- Ardmore- 2 WNW Ardmore

This tornado occurred with an isolated supercell that moved northeastward from Texas across the Red River into southern Love County, and then north- northeastward into Carter County. Air and ground surveys conducted on May 8, 1995 revealed a damage path 500 to 700 yards wide and 34 miles long across Love and Carter Counties in Oklahoma, with damage in places consistent with a strong tornado on the high end of the F3 category. Three fatalities and at least 6 injuries are attributed to this tornado.

Following the tornado's path as it moved across Oklahoma, the tornado crossed the Red River into Oklahoma at a point 4 miles south-southeast of Leon, OK (or about 3.5 miles south-southwest of Jimtown, OK) at approximately 3:24 pm CST. The tornado moved northeast and remained near F0/F1 intensity until it reached the Red River RV Ranch on the south side of OK State Highway 96 about 1 mile west of Burneyville, OK. At this RV park, 18 RVs, 12 cabins, 1 store, 1 guard shack, 1 equestrian center, 7 outbuildings, 5 single-family homes, and 1 mobile home were destroyed. One other single-family home also suffered minor damage. At the entrance to the park, several vehicles, including a delivery van, were rolled off the highway and flipped over. The damage path at this point was 400 to 500 yards wide, and damage was rated as F2.

From there, the tornado crossed OK State Highway 96 to the Falconhead Resort area, where the worst damage was suffered. 20 homes were destroyed and 20 others sustained major or minor damage, including numerous brick homes. At least one of these homes lost all but the northeast exterior wall and a few interior walls in the northeast part of the house. An aircraft hangar and a maintenance building were also destroyed. The damage was rated on the high end of F3 at this point, and the path was measured to be 500 to 600 yards wide.

One half mile north of the OK State Highway 32/OK State Highway 96 intersection, 2 of the 3 fatalities occurred. An 83-year-old female and her 87-year-old sister were killed when their frame home on the west side of the road was picked up and blown 50 feet into a wooded area on the east side of the road. Less than a mile north of this site, the 3rd fatality occurred. A 78-year-old man was killed in his home, while his wife was severely injured. Widespread tree damage was evident along this entire section of the tornado's path, and the intensity along this stretch was rated as F2.

The tornado then decreased to F0/F1 strength and continued north-northeastward across the Love/Carter County Line and toward Ardmore, OK. In Carter County, at least 4 homes, 2 businesses, and 1 public building were destroyed. Four other homes, 5 businesses, and 1 public building received major damage, with minor damage at an additional 5 homes, 6 businesses, and 1 public building.

Specifically, on the southwest side of Ardmore, the tornado strengthened and hit a subdivision of new, well-built homes. The worst damage consisted of 1 or 2 homes that were almost completely unroofed, and had some interior walls down. Damage here was rated at F2. The tornado also hit a high school just north of this subdivision, removing portions of the roof and damaging windows. This damage was rated at the high end of the F1 category.

The tornado then continued northward, paralleling U.S. Interstate Highway I-35 on the west edge of Ardmore, and struck a Uniroyal/Michelin tire plant on the west side of the interstate highway. Significant damage to the sheet metal exterior and roof were noted, but no structural damage to the steel frame was apparent. In the parking lot immediately to the east of the plant, dozens of automobiles and pickup trucks were damaged or destroyed. Some were tossed, flipped, and stacked on top of one another. At least 1 semi-truck was flipped over on the southwest side of the plant. Based on the damage to the plant and vehicles, the intensity at this point was rated F2.

Immediately north of the tire plant, witnesses reported that the tornado began to go into its dissipation stage. One or two plate glass windows were blown out at a Love's Truck Stop. The canopies over the pump areas and most signs were also destroyed. Damage was rated at F1 here. An electronics warehouse under construction just north of this truck stop had 3 of 4 exterior walls knocked down. At a point about 2 miles north of the Uniroyal/Michelin plant, the tornado took a sharp east-northeast turn and rapidly dissipated at 4:14 pm CST.

Total damage across Love and Carter Counties exceeded $100 million dollars, with damage in the city of Ardmore totaling $75 million dollars. Actual damage at the Uniroyal Plant was valued at $45 million, and later production losses due to the damage were estimated at 1.5 million tires.

  02/10/2009 1848-1943 37 880 EF4 8 46 Montague TX/ Jefferson/ Love/ Carter Near Spanish Fort TX - 1 W Petersburg - Lone Grove - 4 SSE Springer

This long-track tornado developed over extreme northern Montague County in north Texas, near the Red River, and continued northeast into Jefferson and Love Counties crossing through rural farmland north of Courtney, Rubottom and Oswalt. The tornado then crossed into Carter County, with sporadic damage noted in the sparsely populated areas in the southwest part of the county. The tornado appeared to reach its maximum width and intensity as it approached and moved through Lone Grove. The tornado destroyed or severely damaged numerous mobile homes, homes and businesses in and around Lone Grove. Numerous mobile homes were completely obliterated with few recognizable pieces left. EF-4 damage was noted at two locations, one in Lone Grove and the other in the Majestic Hills area north of Ardmore. Numerous vehicles were rolled or thrown, some for considerable distances. Six of the fatalities occurred in mobile homes and one in a well-built home that sustained EF-4 damage. The eighth fatality occurred when a truck driving south on U.S. Interstate Highway I-35 was hit by the tornado, killing the driver.

The tornado continued northeast, with major damage reported in the Majestic Hills addition and crossing U.S. Interstate Highway I-35 about 1.5 miles north of the Prairie Valley Road exit. At least eight homes and a small private school were destroyed in the Majestic Hills neighborhood. It moved through rural areas of Northeast Carter County to the east of Springer. Approximately 46 people were injured, with 14 seriously injured. Eight people died in the Lone Grove area. At least 114 homes were damaged or destroyed, with at least 3,500 homes losing power in and around Carter County. Debris from this tornado was picked up as far away as Sulphur. Monetary damage estimates were not available. Damage was estimated at $3 million.

 

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.