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Tornado Track Map for Okmulgee County, OK
 
Okmulgee County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/12/1911 late       1 3 Okmulgee Near Okmulgee
  06/01/1917 late           Okmulgee Near Okmulgee
  02/21/1925 2315   67   0 2 Okmulgee Near Henryetta
  05/07/1926 1400 43 200   0 30 Okfuskee/ Okmulgee/ Muskogee Near "Morse" (7 N Okemah) - 3 N Okmulgee - NE of Boynton
  05/08/1949 1830 5 880   0 0 Okmulgee Near Schulter
Okmulgee County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 04/23/1953 1531 1.5 300 F2 1 4 Okmulgee 1 W Bryant
2 07/06/1953 1725 1 220 F1 0 0 Okmulgee 1 SE Okmulgee
3 05/20/1957 2004 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Okmulgee 3 SW Beggs
4 05/24/1957 2225 11 10 F0 0 0 Okmulgee/ Muskogee near Morris - near Boynton
5 05/05/1960 1816 0.8 150 F3 2 15 Okmulgee Hoffman
6 02/17/1961 1815 73 300 F3 0 11 Garvin/ Pontotoc/ Pottawatomie/ Seminole/ Hughes/ Okfuskee/ Okmulgee Stratford - Konawa - Wewoka - S of Shulter [tornado family.]
7 05/10/1964 2040 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Okmulgee Near Natura
8 04/09/1967 1900 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Okmulgee S of Okmulgee
9 06/11/1970 1711 2 50 F0 0 0 Okmulgee 6 S Mounds
10 09/22/1970 1100 0.5 100 F1 0 0 Okmulgee Morris
11 12/05/1975 1625 27 50 F3 0 0 Okmulgee/ Muskogee/ Wagoner 3 N Okmulgee - .5 E Coweta
12 05/17/1981 1900 34 600 F4 0 2 Seminole/ Okfuskee/ Okmulgee 2 SSE Little- N of Okemah- W edge of Lake Okmulgee
13 06/03/1982 1600 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Okmulgee Near Beggs
14 06/11/1982 1600 6 50 F2 0 0 Okmulgee Near Morris
15 04/26/1984 2333 22 1760 F3 8 95 Okmulgee 12 SW Morris- Morris- 10 NE Morris
16 06/18/1984 1700 0.1 17 F1 0 0 Okmulgee 1 N Morris
17 03/23/1987 0745 0.3 30 F1 0 0 Okmulgee N part of Henryetta
18 03/23/1987 0800 0.3 30 F1 0 0 Okmulgee 3 E Okmulgee
19 09/12/1989 2055 0.2 23 F1 0 0 Okmulgee Henryetta
20 03/13/1990 2010 9 340 F2 0 0 Creek/ Okmulgee 6 SE Slick- 3 NW Beggs
21 05/16/1991 1709-1725 7 60 F1 0 0 Okmulgee 4 WNW- 6 N Beggs
22 05/16/1991 1720 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Okmulgee 1.5 S Mounds
23 09/19/1993 1800 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Okmulgee 4 E Beggs
24 04/17/1995 2100 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Okmulgee 6 ESE Henryetta
25 04/17/1995 2119 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Okmulgee 1 WNW Hoffman
26 05/26/1997 1746-1806 8 100 F2 0 0 Creek/ Okmulgee 7 WSW Beggs - 3 SW Mounds
27 05/26/1997 1808 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Okmulgee 4 S Beggs
28 05/26/1997 1819-1822 2 100 F1 0 0 Okmulgee 3 SE Beggs - Preston
29 05/26/1997 1824-1828 2 100 F1 0 0 Okmulgee 1 E Preston - 3 E Preston
30 05/26/1997 1840-1846 4 73 F1 0 0 Okmulgee 4 E - 8 E Preston
31 06/16/1997 2040 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Okmulgee 1 W Schulter
32 10/04/1998 2137-2208 27 1410 F2 0 4 Okfuskee/ Okmulgee 2 SE Boley - IXL - Haydenville - 3 SW Nuyaka
33 10/04/1998 2217-2218 1 100 F1 0 0 Okmulgee 2 E - 2 ENE Nuyaka
34 05/16/2003 1240-1249 3 100 F1 0 0 Okmulgee 3 SW Henryetta - Henryetta (west side)
35 05/16/2003 1308-1310 1 25 F0 0 0 Okmulgee/ McIntosh 3 NE Grayson - 3.8 WNW Hitchita
36 05/10/2006 0040 0.5 75 F1 0 0 Okmulgee 6 NNE Beggs
37 05/07/2008 1740-1745 4 200 EF0 0 0 Okmulgee 0.5 E Nuyaka - 3 S Beggs
38 06/05/2008 2235-2241 4 100 EF0 0 0 Okmulgee 6 NW Beggs
39 05/10/2010 1803-1804 0.5 100 EF0 0 0 Okmulgee 0.5 NE - 1 ENE Bryant
40 05/10/2010 1804-1822 12 1250 EF2 0 0 Okmulgee 2 ESE Bryant - Henryetta Lake - 1.5 SW Grayson
41 05/13/2010 0352-0358 6 300 EF2 0 0 Okmulgee 3 SE Okmulgee - 2 SSE Morris Airport
42 04/14/2011 1705-1726 11 100 EF1 0 0 Okfuskee/ Okmulgee 0.5 S Haydenville - 4 N Nuyaka
43 04/22/2011 1819-1820 0.5 100 EF0 0 0 Okmulgee 6.5 NW - 6 NW Henryetta
44 05/27/2014 1138 0.3 50 EF0 0 0 Okmulgee 6 W Okmulgee
45 05/25/2016 0029-0035 1.8 350 EF1 0 0 Okmulgee 7 NNE - 8.5 NNE Morris
46 04/30/2019 1303-1310 2.5 100 EF0 0 0 Okmulgee 6.7 NNW - 7.7 NNE Morris
47 05/20/2019 2101-2111 4.4 450 EF1 0 0 Okmulgee 7.8 E - 10.1 NE Winchester
48 05/22/2019 1632-1650 7.7 400 EF1 0 0 Okfuskee/ Okmulgee 8.8 ENE Okemah - 3.8 S Nuyaka
49 05/22/2019 1703 0.2 75 EF0 0 0 Okmulgee 3 E Okmulgee
50 10/10/2021 2105-2112 2.2 300 EF0 0 0 Okmulgee .7 SSE - 1.9 ENE Beggs
 

Significant Tornadoes in Okmulgee County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/23/1953 1531 1.5 300 F2 1 4 Okmulgee 1 W Bryant

This tornado was the first of 4 tornadoes that occurred on April 23, 1953. This tornado struck in southern Okmulgee County west of Bryant at 3:31 pm CST. One person was killed as the tornado demolished buildings on a dairy farm west of Bryant, OK, and 4 people were injured as the school bus in in which they were riding was rolled several times.

  05/05/1960 1816 0.8 150 F3 2 15 Okmulgee Hoffman

This tornado touched down and moved northeastward along a short path through the small community of Hoffman, OK. The twister destroyed  25 homes and buildings in a residential section of the town, and damaged another 50 structures. Two people were killed and 16 people were injured in some of the demolished homes.

  02/17/1961 1815 73 300 F3 0 11 Garvin/ Pontotoc/ Pottawatomie/ Seminole/ Hughes/ Okfuskee/ Okmulgee Stratford - Konawa - Wewoka - S of Shulter [tornado family.]

A parent supercell thunderstorm produced a series of tornadoes from Stratford to Konawa to Wewoka through areas in Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties. The first tornado hit Stratford where considerable damage occurred to 50 homes and several businesses. One person was injured by flying debris in Stratford.

The next report of a tornado occurred in Seminole County at Konowa where the tornado moved northeastward and cut a 3-blick-wide path of destruction through across the city and through the main business district. About 150 homes and 40 businesses were destroyed or damaged. Seven people were injured in Konawa.

The same tornado or possibly a new tornado skipped and only produced spotty damage until it reached Wewoka where about 75 houses were damaged in a path the was 2.5 blocks wide and 11 blocks long. Several farmstead were damaged and two people were injured when their car was picked up off OK State Highway 9 about 6 miles west of Wetumka.

More tornadic damage was evident as several farmsteads, homes, and utility lines were damaged southeast of Pharoah in Okfuskee County and northwest of Henryetta in Okmulgee County, where 1 injury was reported. The last tornado in the series lifted south of Schulter in Okmulgee County.

  05/17/1981 1900 34 600 F4 0 2 Seminole/ Okfuskee/ Okmulgee 2 SSE Little- N of Okemah- W edge of Lake Okmulgee

A long track tornado began 2 mile south-southeast of Little, OK in Seminole County and moved northeast into Okfuskee County. The tornado passed north of Okemah at about 7:35 pm, finally dissipating at the west edge of Lake Okmulgee in Okmulgee County. Damage occurred to houses, trailer houses, outbuildings, livestock, cars, a church, trees, and other vegetation. Softball size hail accompanied the storm.

  04/26/1984 2333 22 1760 F3 8 95 Okmulgee 12 SW Morris - Morris - 10 NE Morris

A large, wide tornado touched down 11.5 miles southwest of Morris, OK and moved northeast through Morris before it dissipated 10 miles northeast of this community of 1,400 residents. Extensive damage occurred along the path of the storm, and the tornado virtually destroyed a 28-square-block area of Morris including the entire business district and hundreds of homes. Approximately 70% of the town received some form of damage.  

The storm killed 8 people in Okmulgee County and another 95 people were injured. Damage was estimated at $9 million for the county and the town of Morris. Damage was estimated at $9 million for the county and the town of Morris.

  10/04/1998 2137-2208 27 1410 F2 0 4 Okfuskee/ Okmulgee 2 SE Boley - IXL - Haydenville - 3 SW Nuyaka

Oklahoma's worst-ever October tornado outbreak took place on the evening of October 4th. A total of 26 tornadoes occurred throughout Oklahoma, of which 7 were in northeastern Oklahoma. This outbreak of severe weather resulted as a powerful, upper-level storm system moved across the central plains and surface low pressure developed over southwestern Oklahoma. Warm humid air quickly invaded the area on the morning of October 4th and then collided with a cold front moving southward by evening. The threat from these storms ran the full range of possibilities from destructive tornadoes to damaging winds to very large hail up to the size of baseballs.

A significant, long-track tornado occurred on the evening of October 4th, following a 27-mile track from 2 miles southeast of Boley in Okfuskee County to 3 miles southwest of Nuyaka in Okmulgee County. The tornado first touched down in Okfuskee County at 9:37 pm CST and lifted over Okmulgee County at 10:08 pm CST. The most significant damage to structures occurred near the communities of IXL and Haydenville, while much of the damage in the rural areas across which the tornado tracked consisted of downed/uprooted trees.

In the small community of IXL, located on OK State Highway 48 north of Okemah, nearly every structure sustained at least some damage. An NWS Storm Survey revealed F2 damage at IXL, where a house and two mobile homes were destroyed. Pieces of one mobile home were found one-half mile away. A local newspaper also reported four businesses and a public building at the IXL Park were destroyed. Six houses and two more mobile homes sustained major damage, while another 21 houses and one mobile home sustained minor damage.

In Haydenville, located north of Okemah on OK State Highway 56, two single-family houses and a mobile home were destroyed. Three houses, three mobile homes, and one public building (the Haydenville Fire Station) sustained major damage. Five houses and one business (the Haydenville Store) sustained minor damage. An NWS Storm Survey revealed F2 damage just southwest of Haydenville, where a mobile home was completely destroyed. Four people inside the trailer were injured, one of them critically. The tie-downs on the double-wide trailer were snapped, and the home appeared to have travelled a significant distance before disintegrating.

The tornado continued into Okmulgee County from Okfuskee County, but only produced F0 damage in the form of numerous trees downed/uprooted along its path. When all was said and done, this tornado tracked 27 miles from 2 miles southeast of Boley to 3 miles southwest of Nuyaka, and it injured four people in Okfuskee County. This tornado was unusual for the fact that it covered such a large area. A survey showed that the damage path was at times 3 miles wide, lending credence to the idea that there were several smaller tornadoes circulating around the larger tornado. The larger tornado reached as wide as 8/10 of a mile.

 

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.