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Tornado Track Map for Marshall County, OK
 
Marshall County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/26/1925 1730   75   1 3 Marshall Near Madill
  03/28/1938 1530 0.25 33   0 2 Marshall McMillan (6.75 E Lake Murray Dam)
  03/29/1945 1900 4 100   0 6 Marshall Near Kingston
Marshall 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 02/19/1953 2145 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Marshall 1.5 SW Willis
3 04/02/1957 1729 5 200 F4 2 6 Marshall Lake Texoma - near Cumberland - - near Little City
4 03/31/1959 2050 13 600 F3 0 10 Marshall Willis
5 05/18/1960 1600 0.3 100 F0 0 0 Marshall Just N of Oakland
6 04/03/1964 0635 17 200 F3 0 1 Marshall/ Bryan Near Woodville - Lake Texoma - 2 W Cobb
7 04/03/1964 1750 0.5 123 F2 0 0 Marshall 1.5 SSW Madill
8 04/03/1964 1755 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Marshall 7 E Madill
9 05/13/1968 1820 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Marshall 1.5 WNW Willis - Lake Texoma
10 05/13/1968 1915 4 10 F0 0 0 Marshall 2 E- 5 E Willis
11 03/12/1971 1645 42 250 F3 0 4 Marshall/ Bryan 10 SW Madill - Cartwright - Colbert - Achille - Yuba
12 10/30/1974 1715 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Marshall 6 W Madill
13 04/11/1979 0105 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Marshall Near Kingston
14 04/29/1984 1015 2 10 F1 0 0 Marshall 5 SW Madill
15 11/15/1987 1030 3 40 F1 0 0 Marshall 4 SE Lebanon- 3 NE Lebanon
16 05/11/1992 1514 2 100 F2 0 13 Marshall Kingston- 2 E Kingston
17 05/11/1992 1524-1527 2 50 F0 0 0 Marshall/ Bryan 5 E- 6 E Kingston
18 05/25/1997 1943 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Marshall 8 WNW Madill
19 05/26/1997 2005 0.2 23 F0 0 0 Johnston/ Marshall 1.5 SW Russett/6 NW Madill
20 05/26/1997 2019 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Marshall 2 SW Madill
21 05/26/1997 2041 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Marshall 2 W Little City
22 05/26/1997 2124 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Marshall 1 S Madill
23 05/06/2001 1630-1631 0.1 25 F1 0 0 Marshall 9 W Madill
24 05/08/2003 0154-0208 7 300 F2 0 0 Marshall 6 WSW - 2 N Antioch
25 05/10/2010 1808-1809 0.7 40 EF0 0 0 Marshall 2 SE Lebanon
26 05/10/2010 1815-1816 0.6 40 EF0 0 0 Marshall 4 SSE Lebanon
27 04/14/2011 1703-1725 14 300 EF1 0 0 Marshall/ Johnston 3 NNW Madill - 3 SSW Milburn
28 07/26/2013 1425 0.1 10 EF0 0 0 Marshall 4 S Kingston
29 05/09/2015 1724-1730 3 200 EF0 0 0 Marshall 2 N - 5 N Willis
30 05/21/2019 0525 0.5 20 EF? 0 0 Marshall Lake Texoma (4 SW McBride)
31 04/22/2020 1545 0.2 50 EF? 0 0 Marshall 4 SW Madill
32 04/22/2020 1553-1605 4.25 400 EF2 2 1 Marshall 2 SSW Oakland - Madill - 2 SE Madill
33 04/22/2020 1610-1614 1.4 50 EF0 0 0 Marshall 2 SW Little City - 1 WSW Cumberland
 

Significant Tornadoes in Marshall County

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

  04/02/1957 1729 5 200 F4 2 6 Marshall Lake Texoma - near Cumberland - - near Little City

The tornado began in Marshall County and moved north-northeast from near Cumberland, OK and 8 miles south of "Pure City." The tornado destroyed a fishing camp at Lake Texoma and 15 homes were destroyed at Pure City. Two larger homes were swept clean from their foundations. One fatality and one injury occurred when a car was tossed over 200 yards. A second death occurred at a home near Little City, OK. In all, 2 people were killed while 6 others were injured.

  03/31/1959 2050 13 600 F3 0 10 Marshall Willis

This tornado touched down on a new bridge that was under construction at the town of Willis on the north shore of Lake Texoma. Damage to equipment and piers along the lake shore totaled $100,000. The tornado then struck the Oklahoma University Biological Station where damage to buildings and equipment was estimated at $80,000. The tornado continued slowly to the northeast at 15 mph and produced damage to resort areas and fishing cabins. At least 15 cabins and several homes were destroyed. Several automobiles were destroyed and several mobile homes were disintegrated. Damage to utility lines was estimated at $5,000. Due to the slow forward speed of the tornado, most people were able to take cover. However, there were several narrow escapes by people reaching shelter just in time or outrunning the storm. Ten people were injured, but there were no reports of serious injuries.

  04/03/1964 0635 17 200 F3 0 1 Marshall/ Bryan Near Woodville - Lake Texoma - 2 W Cobb

This tornado began near Woodville in Marshall County and moved northeastward, eventually striking the Lake Texoma Lodge area, where the damages incurred were $125,000. The Texoma State Park building was unroofed, 9 cabins were damaged while a gold course maintenance building and state-owned Catfish Bay boathouse were demolished. Several of the damaged cabins were also located in the Catfish Bay area. The Catfish Bay marina was also destroyed. A number of power poles and utility lines were blown down by the tornado in the lodge area. Damage was also reported at the Newberry Creek resort where boat docks were damaged.

The tornado crossed Lake Texoma into Bryan County and continued to the northeast before dissipating 2 miles west of Cobb. U.S. Highway 70 near the Roosevelt Bridge (10 miles west of Durant) was closed temporarily due to storm debris (including utility lines and snapped power poles) landing on the road.

  03/12/1971 1645 42 250 F3 0 4 Marshall/ Bryan 10 SW Madill - Cartwright - Colbert - Achille - Yuba

This tornado began at 4:45 pm CST 10 miles southwest of Madill in Marshall County on March 12th where 6 homes and several outbuildings were destroyed. About 100 cattle were also killed in the area. One person was injured when they were cut by flying glass. The path of the known damage southwest of Madill was approximately 200 yards wide.

The storm continued to the east-southeast and the next known area of damage was located about 4 miles north of Willis in Marshall County where 3 houses were destroyed and several more were damaged. A grocery store was also damaged and several race horses were killed. More damage occurred at Cartwright in Bryan County where a house was damaged and electrical service was knocked out. Damage also occurred at Colbert in Bryan County where a semi-trailer truck was overturned and several mobile homes were damaged.

The most extensive damage occurred at Achille in Bryan County as the tornado entered the area around 5:43 pm CST. Light to heavy damage occurred within a 10-block area in Achille. Several businesses were destroyed or damaged, and the roof of the elementary school was ripped off. The high school's vocation agriculture building was totally destroyed, a bus barn was splintered with the buses left standing inside, and the new junior high building was damaged. A total of 25 homes and 6 mobile homes were damaged or destroyed. Three people were injured in Achille, including a woman who incurred a broken leg after she was hit by flying debris while rushing to a storm shelter. Within Achille, the damage path was one mile long and 300 yards wide.

The last report of damage was at Yuba in Bryan County where barns were damaged and a steeple was snapped over at a church. The total storm damage amount was $400,000. Two funnels were also sighted in Marshall County and 1-inch hail fell near Kingston and large hail fell at McBride in Marshall County.

  05/11/1992 1514 2 100 F2 0 13 Marshall Kingston- 2 E Kingston

A major severe weather outbreak occurred on this day, with many large hail and strong wind reports, in addition to 22 tornadoes, and isolated reports of flash flooding across large sections of north central, south central, central, northeastern, east central, and southeastern Oklahoma.

This strong tornado was the most damaging of the afternoon of May 11, 1992. It touched down along the west edge of Kingston and moved east through the town along a 2-mile path. Damages included 38 structures heavily damaged or destroyed, and 7 of the structures housed businesses. Total damage was estimated at $1,000,000. Fifty percent of the businesses in the town were destroyed. Thirteen people were injured in the Kingston tornado, with 2 people injured seriously enough to require hospitalization.

  04/22/2020 1553-1605 4.25 400 EF2 2 1 Marshall 2 SSW Oakland - Madill - 2 SE Madill

The Madill tornado initially developed near OK State Highway 99C and west of Breezy Hill Road. The tornado moved east-northeast along and just north of OK State Highway 99C and then crossed U.S. Highway 377 and moved through the southern portion of the city of Madill. The tornado turned east-southeast and dissipated about 2 miles southeast of the center of Madill, OK. EF2 damage was noted to houses and industrial buildings in the south part of Madill and to power poles along the path.

Heavy damage occurred at J and I Manufacturing just southwest of Madill and the Oklahoma Steel and Wire on the southeast side of Madill. One person was ejected from his car and killed near the intersection of U.S. Highway 377 and OK State Highway 99C when his car was hit by the tornado. And a truck driver from Mississippi who was making a delivery at Oklahoma Steel and Wire was outside of his truck, struck by falling debris and killed at the plant. One person was airlifted to a hospital in Plano Texas in critical condition, and an unknown number of people suffered minor injuries that did not require transport.

 

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.