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Tornado Track Map for Mayes County, OK
 
Mayes County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/25/1904   70 440   4 30 Tulsa/ Rogers/ Craig/ Mayes/ Delaware/ Ottawa Near Broken Arrow - Inola - near Ketchum - near Chouteau - near Afton - near Fairland
  05/02/1920 1915       0 1 Mayes 4 N Chouteau; near Pryor
  01/21/1933 1645 1 150   0 2 Mayes Adair
  04/27/1942 1545 20 440   52 181 Rogers/ Mayes S of Claremore - Pryor - NE of Pryor
  05/15/1943 1720 4 25   1 8 Mayes between Pryor and Chouteau
Mayes County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 05/29/1950 1448 1 33 F1 0 0 Mayes 3 S Adair
2 03/24/1954 2218 6 50 F2 0 0 Mayes/ Craig/ Delaware W of Pensacola - western Delaware county near Grand Lake
3 05/20/1957 2310 20 200 F3 0 1 Mayes/ Delaware 3 SW Spavinaw - Spavinaw - 4 NE Jay (near Deerlick)
4 06/12/1957 0740 8 10 F1 0 1 Mayes Near Adair - near Pensacola
5 08/14/1957 1730 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Mayes 7 SE Pryor
6 05/09/1959 1725 23 880 F3 0 3 Mayes/ Delaware NE of Strang - just W of Grove
7 05/09/1959 1728 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Mayes 4 E Chouteau
8 05/05/1960 2100 6 10 F2 0 0 Mayes Cedar Crest Area
9 05/19/1960 1930 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Mayes 7 W Pryor
10 05/08/1961 0200 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Mayes Near Salina
11 05/23/1962 2020 0.3 67 F1 0 1 Mayes Near Mazie
12 06/01/1962 1950 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Mayes 1 SE Pryor
13 04/20/1964 1700 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Mayes W of Chouteau
14 05/18/1965 2145 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Mayes 2 NE Chouteau
15 01/25/1967 2220 36 10 F2 0 2 Rogers/ Mayes/ Craig N of Clarmore - 1 E Vinita
16 09/18/1967 1610 0.5 200 F0 0 0 Mayes Langley
17 05/09/1970 2015 2 10 F1 0 0 Mayes Near Spavinaw
18 05/05/1971 1708 17 200 F2 0 0 Mayes SW of Pryor - 5 S Spavinaw
19 05/23/1971 1600 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Mayes Near Grand Lake Towne
20 06/26/1972 1930 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Mayes Near Strang
21 06/27/1972 1845 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Mayes Near Chouteau
22 12/29/1972 2315 31 30 F2 0 0 Mayes/ Craig/ Delaware/ Ottawa 2 S Ketchum - 9 E Miami [not continuous]
23 05/26/1973 1530 11 60 F1 0 0 Mayes S of Chouteau - near Locust Grove
24 06/02/1973 1900 0.5 100 F1 0 0 Mayes 7 SE Chouteau
25 11/23/1973 2230 1 40 F1 0 0 Mayes 6 SE Pryor
26 05/09/1974 1530 0.5 150 F1 0 0 Mayes E of Pryor
27 06/08/1974 1750 64 100 F3 2 80 Tulsa/ Rogers/ Mayes/ Craig W of Tulsa - Tulsa - near Big Cabin
28 06/08/1974 1750 49 100 F3 0 42 Creek/ Tulsa/ Wagoner/ Rogers/ Mayes Sapulpa - Tulsa - ORU - near Chouteau
29 04/07/1980 1650 25 440 F3 0 4 Mayes/ Craig/ Delaware/ Ottawa 4 N Pensacola - near Bernice - southern Ottawa County
30 07/21/1981 1830 0.5 10 F1 0 0 Mayes Near Pryor
31 04/02/1982 1500 0.5 10 F2 0 0 Mayes Near Pryor
32 04/29/1983 1930 1.5 100 F2 0 0 Rogers/ Mayes S of Chelsea
33 04/30/1985 1345 0.1 10 F1 0 3 Mayes Near Salina
34 04/07/1986 1744 5 100 F2 0 0 Mayes 4 NW- 1.5 ENE Adair
35 05/18/1989 1140 0.3 10 F0 0 0 Mayes 4 W Pryor
36 05/18/1989 1150 0.3 10 F0 0 0 Mayes 4 SW Pryor
37 05/15/1990 2240 8 123 F2 0 0 Mayes 7 W Adair- Adair
38 09/08/1992 1852 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Mayes 2 W Pryor
39 09/08/1992 1920 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Mayes 4 SW Pryor
40 09/08/1992 2030 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Mayes 4 SE Salina
41 04/24/1993 1846-1856 5 150 F2 0 1 Mayes 4 W- 1.5 N Locust Grove
42 04/24/1993 1917 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Mayes 2 W Rose
43 10/26/1995 1740 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Mayes 3 SW Spavinaw
44 04/22/1999 1747-1753 3 200 F1 0 0 Rogers/ Mayes 4 SE Inola - 2.5 SW Mazie
45 05/24/2000 1942 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Mayes 5 N Pryor
46 05/24/2000 1957 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Mayes 5 NE Locust Grove
47 04/22/2004 1555-1610 6 60 F1 0 0 Mayes 1.8 NE Mazie - 1 E Murphy
48 05/30/2004 0051-0105 7 600 F1 0 0 Mayes 2.5 SE Murphy - 5.9 SW Locust Grove
49 05/02/2008 0203 0.5 100 EF1 0 0 Mayes 5 W Pryor
50 05/02/2008 0203-0215 9 500 EF1 0 2 Rogers/ Mayes 7.5 ENE Tiawah - 2 WNW Green
51 05/10/2008 1625 0.1 50 EF0 0 0 Mayes 4 NE Pryor
52 05/13/2010 0417-0426 9 1000 EF2 0 2 Rogers/ Mayes 1 SW Inola - 1.5 NW Chouteau
53 05/11/2011 1711-1712 0.5 50 EF0 0 0 Mayes 3 SE - 2.5 SSE Locust Grove
54 05/20/2011 0837-0838 1.5 100 EF1 0 0 Mayes 7 S - 6.5 SSE Locust Grove
55 08/10/2011 0232-0239 5 400 EF2 1 2 Mayes/ Cherokee/ Mayes 4.5 SSE - 5.5 ESE Locust Grove
56 04/17/2013 2348-2358 7 100 EF1 0 0 Mayes 3 NE Pryor Creek airport - 2 NW Lake Hudson
57 04/18/2013 0007-0013 4 350 EF1 0 2 Mayes 1.5 WSW - 2 NE Spavinaw
58 05/30/2013 1749 0.1 50 EF0 0 0 Mayes 3 WSW Mazie
59 05/30/2013 1754 0.1 50 EF0 0 0 Mayes 1.5 WSW Mazie
60 05/30/2013 1808-1809 0.6 100 EF0 0 0 Mayes 0.2 SSW - 1 ENE Mazie
61 05/30/2013 1824-1830 2 200 EF1 0 0 Mayes 2 SSE - 3.5 ESE Murphy
62 06/28/2014 1422-1428 4 400 EF0 0 0 Mayes 1 WSW - 3.5 ENE Adair
63 03/25/2015 1802 0.1 50 EF0 0 0 Mayes 1.5 NW Mazie
64 05/16/2015 2300-2303 2 450 EF1 0 0 Mayes 6 NW Pryor
65 05/16/2015 2310-2316 5 600 EF1 0 0 Mayes 2.5 NNW - 6 NE Adair
66 05/29/2015 1327-1347 10 1500 EF1 0 0 Mayes/ Delaware 2.5 SW Spavinaaw - 5 NW Eucha
67 04/26/2016 2235-2241 5 750 EF0 0 0 Mayes 2 S Strange - Spavinaw
68 04/25/2017 2233-2242 6 550 EF1 0 0 Mayes 5.5 NW Pryor - 2.5 WNW Adair
69 04/25/2017 2234-2241 4 600 EF1 0 0 Mayes 7 SW - 3 WSW Adair
70 04/25/2017 2246-2257 10 400 EF1 0 0 Mayes 5 SW Strang - 3 NE Pensacola
71 05/18/2017 2148-2205 13 650 EF1 0 0 Wagoner/ Mayes 4 SE Wagoner - 9.5 SE Chouteau
72 05/18/2017 2201-2207 6 800 EF1 0 0 Cherokee/ Mayes 6 SW - 2 NW Peggs
73 08/06/2017 0111-0113 0.9 400 EF1 0 0 Rogers/ Mayes 4.5 ENE Foyil - 9 WNW Adair
74 08/19/2018 1434-1455 8 350 EF1 0 0 Rogers/ Mayes 3 SE Inola - 3 NW Chouteau
75 08/19/2018 1445-1548 5 200 EF1 0 0 Mayes 5 SW - 1 NNW Mazie
76 04/30/2019 1451 0.1 50 EF? 0 0 Mayes 2 S Salina
77 05/18/2019 1058-1111 10.1 400 EF1 0 0 Rogers/ Mayes 1.6 NE Claremore Airport - 3.7 SW Adair
78 05/18/2019 1132-1135 2.1 100 EF0 0 0 Mayes 2 W - 2 NNW Langley
79 05/20/2019 2135-2143 3.6 1100 EF1 0 0 Mayes 1.8 S - 3.6 SE Salina
80 05/22/2019 1909-1919 3.1 650 EF1 0 0 Mayes 0.6 NE - 3.7 NNE Pryor
81 05/22/2019 1944 0.2 100 EF? 0 0 Mayes 3.5 NW Locust Grove
82 05/22/2019 1952-2002 5.3 400 EF1 0 0 Mayes 2.1 SSW - 3.2 NE Salina
83 05/26/2019 0044-0047 3.2 300 EF0 0 0 Mayes 3.3 E - 6.4 E Salina
84 01/10/2020 1155-1156 1 50 EF? 0 0 Mayes 7 S - 6 SSE Locust Grove
 

Significant Tornadoes in Mayes County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/27/1942 1545 20 440   52 181 Rogers/ Mayes S of Claremore - Pryor - NE of Pryor

This tornado touched down 5 miles south of Claremore, OK at about 3:15 pm CST, and moved storm east-northeast through rural parts of Rogers and Mayes Counties before taking aim on the wartime boom town of Pryor, OK (Pryor Lake). At 3:45 pm CST, the tornado entered Pryor and traveled directly through the main portion of the town, including the principal business section. Its violent winds demolished dozens of frame buildings and several brick buildings, including the First Baptist Church. After leaving Pryor, the tornado caused damage to the northeast of the town, completely wrecking everything in its path before it lifted about 3 miles northeast of Pryor. The damage swath was a quarter of a mile in width, and about a third of Pryor was destroyed by the tornado.

Torrential rains accompanied the tornado and water knee deep surged down the main street. Communication and power lines were wiped out completely for a distance of 16 miles around Pryor and floodwaters interfered greatly with relief and rescue work and resulted in the closing of some of the highways leading into the city.

Several airplanes brought many doctors and nurses from Tulsa and Muskogee to care for the injured. The Oklahoma State Highway Patrol took an active part in the rescue work, and funds were made available by the Governor and Federal officials. Hundreds of workers from the Federal munitions project a few miles south of Pryor were rushed to the scene by the U.S. Army and the Du Pont Powder Company, and several bulldozers and cranes were provided for the rescue work and debris removal.

The tornado killed 49 people were killed in Pryor, with another 3 persons killed to the west-southwest of the city. The tornado injured 350 people of which 192 persons required hospitalization. Damages totaled $2.3 million and 500 buildings were damaged or destroyed.

  05/20/1957 2310 20 200 F3 0 1 Mayes/ Delaware 3 SW Spavinaw - Spavinaw - 4 NE Jay (near Deerlick)

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes occurred during the afternoon and evening of May 20th. A funnel was sighted over Pryor initially and then a tornado touched down 3 miles southwest of Spavinaw at 11:10 pm CST where it struck a farmstead and produced $40,000 in damages to the farm home and destroyed all of the outbuildings. The tornado moved northeastward through Spavinaw and then struck several more farmsteads northeast of the city. Extensive damage occurred along the tornado's path and one person was injured when a house was destroyed in Spavinaw. The tornado continued to the northeast into Delaware County and damaged 3 more farmsteads near the Deerlick community or 4 miles northeast of Jay. There were reports of numerous funnels in the two-county area.

  06/12/1957 0740 8 10 F1 0 1 Mayes Near Adair - near Pensacola

A tornado touched down just south of Adair and moved to the east-northeast before dissipating just to the southeast of Pensacola. Two mobile homes and several farmsteads received heavy damage along the tornado's path. One person was injured when a mobile home was blown over.

  05/09/1959 1725 23 880 F3 0 3 Mayes/ Delaware NE of Strang - just W of Grove

The tornado moved northeastward from northeast of Strang and destroyed 3 fishing camps near Disney to near Dennis, before dissipating just west of Grove. Over 40 families had their homes destroyed. Two people were injured in a demolished farm home northeast of Strang and one person was injured by flying glass at one of the fishing camps. Trees and utility line blocked local roads and a small amount of large hail fell in the area.

  05/23/1962 2020 0.3 67 F1 0 1 Mayes Near Mazie

A small tornado touched down briefly and damaged two farmsteads near Mazie before it lifted and passed northward as a funnel over the town. The first farm was the hardest hit as all of the windows in the farmhouse and barn were blown out, and parts of each roof were torn off. Two metal grain storage bins were destroyed and a combine was moved northward and completely across the barnyard. One child sustained minor cuts when flying debris smashed a car windows as the car entered the yard. The adjoining farm just to the north received damage to a farmhouse where a back porch was torn off, and windows and fences were damaged. More damage occurred to other buildings and croplands along the tornado's path.

  01/25/1967 2220 36 10 F2 0 2 Rogers/ Mayes/ Craig N of Clarmore - 1 E Vinita

A line of severe thunderstorms moved southeastward across northeastern Oklahoma during the late evening of January 25th, providing a swath of scattered damage from northern Tulsa County to the southwest quadrant of Ottawa County. A tornado was sighted in the Sequoyah area north of Claremore in Rogers County at 10:20 pm CST where a mobile home and 2 barns were demolished, a horse trailer damaged, and multiple fences cluttered with wads of sheet metal roofing and siding material. This tornado was again spotted at Foyil in Rogers County at about 10:30 pm CST where a new cement block post office was destroyed and several homes were twisted off of their foundations. The loss of power poles in the Foyil area caused the city of Claremore to be without power all night.

Several homes, outbuildings, and barns along OK State Highway 28, south of Chelsea in Rogers County, were also damaged or destroyed. Near Big Cabin, in Craig County, the storm left a "mile of hog wire" jammed in the high utility lines and downed 24 utility poles 6 miles south of Vinita. A semi-truck driver was injured 1 mile east of Vinita when his truck was toppled by the tornadic winds on U.S. Interstate Highway I-44.

  06/08/1974 1750 64 100 F3 2 80 Tulsa/ Rogers/ Mayes/ Craig W of Tulsa - Tulsa - near Big Cabin

A violent squall line brought heavy rains and tornadoes to the Tulsa, OK area during the late afternoon of June 8, 1974. The heavy rains and tornadoes combined to produce one of the worst natural disasters in Tulsa's history. Two deaths were attributed to one of the tornadoes and one death to flash flooding.

One of the tornadoes touched down just west of Tulsa at about 5:50 pm CST and moved east-northeastward across the city. Some of the worst damage occurred near the intersections of 51st and Union, 41st and Peoria, and 21st and Garnett. A 17-year-old girl living near the 21st and Garnett area was fatally injured. The Red Cross also reported that a 71-year-old man in Tulsa was also killed.

Upon leaving Tulsa, the tornado took a more northeasterly track and produced more damage near Catoosa, Claremore, and Big Cabin before it dissipated. In addition to producing 2 fatalities, the tornado also injured 80 people.

  06/08/1974 1750 49 100 F3 0 42 Creek/ Tulsa/ Wagoner/ Rogers/ Mayes Sapulpa - Tulsa - ORU - near Chouteau

The second tornado to strike the Tulsa area on June 8, 1974 also touched down at 5:50 pm CST near Sapulpa and moved into Tulsa near 91st Street and Elwood Avenue. At the Riverside Airport, the anemometer pegged 100 knots for several minutes. The tornado moved in an east-northeastward direction causing extensive damage to Oral Roberts University (ORU) and the residential additions of Walnut Creek and Southridge Estates which are adjacent to the ORU campus. Extensive damage also occurred at the Player Park housing addition north of 71st Street.

The tornado continued in the east-northeasterly direction, and caused damage at or near Broken Arrow, Inola, and Chouteau before dissipating. The damage path was 45 miles long and up to 100 yards wide. A total of 42 persons were injured by the tornado.

  04/07/1980 1650 25 440 F3 0 4 Mayes/ Craig/ Delaware/ Ottawa 4 N Pensacola - near Bernice - southern Ottawa County

A tornado touched down about 4 miles north of Pensacola in Mayes County at 4:50 pm CST and moved northeastward along a nearly continuous path. At 5:20 pm CST, it leveled a mini-mart near Ketchum and the intersection of OK State Highways 82 and 85 in Craig County. Four people were injured by flying debris in the Ketchum area in Craig County as the tornado progressed to the northeast. Three of the injured were inside one car, and the fourth was hospitalized with severe lacerations.

The tornado then moved through the Cleora area to Bernice along the western shores of Grand Lake in Delaware County before dissipating in southern Ottawa County at 5:45 pm CST. Twenty residences were damaged in the Grand Lake resort area south of Cleora, and one mobile home park was destroyed at Bernice. One man was treated for injuries after he was pummeled by baseball size hail, but he was not hospitalized. For the entire path of the tornado, a total of 11 homes were destroyed, 6 other homes had major damage, and 40 homes received minor damage. In addition, a total of 28 mobile homes were destroyed while 25 more were damaged. Hail ranging from golf ball to baseball size was reported with the storm. The tornado was occasionally multi-vortex in nature as some people reported seeing 3 funnels while others saw only one funnel.

  04/30/1985 1345 0.1 10 F1 0 3 Mayes Near Salina

A small tornado touched down briefly near the Lake Hudson Marina, overturning mobile homes, destroying a boat dock, and damaging roofs on houses. Three people sustained minor injuries, and damages were estimated at $500,000.

  04/24/1993 1846-1856 5 150 F2 0 1 Mayes 4 W- 1.5 N Locust Grove

Severe thunderstorms developed in northeast Oklahoma ahead of a cold front during the late afternoon of April 24th and moved across portions of eastern Oklahoma during the night. The thunderstorms spawned 8 tornadoes, and produced hail to baseball size and damaging straight-line winds.

This tornado touched down at 6:46 pm CST 4 miles west of Locust Grove in Mayes County, and moved east-northeastward for 4.5 miles before lifting at 6:56 pm CST 1.5 miles north of Locust Grove. The tornado destroyed 1 house and 5 mobile homes, and damaged 10 houses and 7 mobile homes. Several barns and outbuildings were also destroyed. One minor injury was caused by the tornado. This F2 tornado caused around $500,000 worth of damage and was 150 yards wide.

  05/02/2008 0203-0215 9 500 EF1 0 2 Rogers/ Mayes 7.5 ENE Tiawah - 2 WNW Green

A dry line over western Oklahoma shifted to central Oklahoma during the afternoon. Warm, moist, and very unstable air was in place over eastern Oklahoma ahead of the boundary. Thunderstorms formed on the dry line during the evening and moved northeast across northeastern Oklahoma. Favorable wind shear resulted in supercell thunderstorm development with several damaging tornadoes and large hail occurring over Pawnee and Osage Counties. A line of severe thunderstorms formed on a cold front approaching the area from the northwest and those storms moved through late in the evening and during the early morning hours. Several tornadoes and damaging wind occurred from those storms.

A tornado touched down 7.5 miles east-northeast of Tiawah and moved to the northeast, damaging trees and blowing down power poles in extreme eastern Rogers County. This tornado continued into western Mayes County where it severely damaged the roofs of several homes, downed numerous trees, blew down power poles, and injured two people.

  05/13/2010 0417-0426 9 1000 EF2 0 2 Rogers/ Mayes 1 SW Inola - 1.5 NW Chouteau

A line of thunderstorms intensified as it moved into eastern Oklahoma during the early morning hours of May 13th. A number of tornadoes developed on the leading edge of the bowing line of storms over northeastern Oklahoma. The storms also produced damaging wind gusts.

A tornado developed just south of Inola and moved northeast into Mayes County. The tornado damaged several homes, damaged a barn, and blew down trees and power poles in Rogers County. The estimated peak wind in this tornado segment based on this damage was 95 mph. The tornado intensified further east in Mayes County and produced EF2 damage there.

The tornado that developed near Inola in Rogers County moved northeast toward Chouteau. In Mayes County, the tornado severely damaged several homes, destroyed a metal shop, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, and snapped numerous high tension wire poles. The estimated peak wind in this tornado based on this damage in Mayes County was 115 mph. Two people were injured by flying debris.

  08/10/2011 0232-0239 5 400 EF2 1 2 Mayes/ Cherokee/ Mayes 4.5 SSE - 5.5 ESE Locust Grove

The tornado developed on the leading edge of a short convective line of thunderstorms that wasn't undercut by cold outflow. It moved northeast uprooting and snapping a number of large trees within this segment in Mayes County and then moved into the extreme northwestern corner of Cherokee County producing similar damage. The tornado then continued northeastward back into Mayes County.

As the tornado crossed back into Mayes County, it destroyed a double wide mobile home and damaged a single wide mobile home just north of the E590 Road. A woman was killed in the double wide mobile home and two people were injured in the other mobile home. Trees were uprooted and snapped and debris from the double wide mobile home was transported several hundred yards downstream. The tornado damaged another mobile home south of the E580 Road where it destroyed a greenhouse. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped along the path until the tornado dissipated just south of the E570 Road.

August is one of the least active months for tornadoes in this part of the country so the intensity of this tornado was even more unusual. In fact, this is only the 4th strong tornado (EF-2 or EF-3) that has been confirmed in eastern Oklahoma since 1950.

  04/18/2013 0007-0013 4 350 EF1 0 2 Mayes 1.5 WSW - 2 NE Spavinaw

Thunderstorms developed along and south of a stationary frontal boundary that extended across southeastern Kansas through southwestern Oklahoma during the evening hours of April 17th. This frontal boundary surged southward as a cold front overnight, increasing the thunderstorm activity over eastern Oklahoma as it moved into warm, moist, and unstable air. The thunderstorms evolved into a bow echo that moved rapidly east-northeast across the region producing damaging wind, some large hail, and locally heavy rainfall as thunderstorms moved repeatedly across the same areas. Tornadoes developed across northeastern Oklahoma in the storms that moved along the frontal boundary.

This tornado developed in the cyclonic comma head of the bow echo, well behind the initial gust front. It damaged numerous homes and businesses in Spavinaw and tore much of the roof off of the school. Several mobile homes were destroyed, numerous trees were snapped or uprooted, and numerous power poles were snapped. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in the tornado was 100 to 110 mph. Two people were injured.

 

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.