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Lingering rain showers will continue across the Mid-Atlantic region on Sunday from a continuing decaying Ian. In the wake of Ian, the southeast and Florida should be mostly sunny and dry. Out in the Pacific Northwest, warm temperatures are likely with perhaps a record high or two. It will also be warm in the northern and central Plains with the latter expecting elevated fire weather conditions. Read More >

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Tornado Track Map for Pittsburg County, OK
 
Pittsburg County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/08/1882         21 42 Pittsburg McAlester
  10/28/1896 1500 0.5 50   0 2 Pittsburg Near Alderson
  01/04/1917 1100 7 200   15 8 Pittsburg Near "Richville" and "Vireton"
  10/01/1927 2045 9 150   0 32 Pittsburg Near Quinton
  05/09/1930 1440 1 30   1 0 Pittsburg unrecorded
  05/09/1930 1710 30     0 0 Pittsburg/ Haskell unrecorded
  05/08/1936 1700 0.5 440   0 2 Pittsburg Ashland
  04/13/1945 2045 2 880   0 0 Pittsburg Quinton
  05/05/1948 1815 4 440   0 1 Pittsburg Near Blocker
  03/26/1949 0355 20 1760   1 25 Pittsburg 5 N Ashland - near Haywood - near Crowder
Pittsburg County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 03/27/1950 0300 0.1 77 F2 0 0 Pittsburg S of McAlester
2 09/16/1950 0130 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Pittsburg Savanna and US Naval Depot
3 05/11/1953 1500 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Pittsburg NW of McAlester
4 05/01/1954 1920 37 10 F2 0 6 Pittsburg/ McIntosh SW of McAlester (near Naval Ammunition Depot) - near Canadian - southern McIntosh county
5 02/28/1955 2130 2 10 F2 0 0 Pittsburg Near Lake McAlester
6 04/26/1955 0130 0.1 100 F1 0 0 Pittsburg near Kiowa
7 04/02/1957 2105 12 440 F2 0 0 Pittsburg Haileyville
8 02/26/1958 1400 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Pittsburg Near Alderson
9 03/31/1959 2000 2 50 F1 0 0 Pittsburg 7 NW McAlester
10 05/09/1959 1800 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Pittsburg SW part of McAlester
11 05/05/1960 1807 4 500 F2 0 0 Pittsburg McAlester
12 04/23/1964 2325 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Pittsburg S of Hartshorne
13 04/23/1964 2325 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Pittsburg S of Hartshorne
14 05/27/1964 1930 11 400 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 1 E Ashland - Naval Ammunition Depot
15 05/08/1965 2100 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Pittsburg Near Bache
16 04/27/1966 1905 8 400 F3 0 0 Pittsburg E of Ashland - Near Haywood
17 05/13/1968 1605 0.3 200 F1 0 0 Pittsburg Indianola
18 12/18/1968 1305 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Pittsburg 4 SW Indianola
19 04/04/1969 1838 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Pittsburg S of Arrowhead State Park
20 06/11/1970 2000 5 440 F2 1 14 Pittsburg Near Lake Eufaula
21 10/26/1970 1715 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Pittsburg 4 N McAlester
22 12/14/1971 2040 0.1 77 F2 0 0 Pittsburg 7 SE Lake Eufaula
23 04/15/1972 0530 5 50 F1 0 0 Pittsburg south McAlester - near Krebs
24 05/06/1973 1800 5 40 F0 0 0 Pittsburg near Featherston
25 05/26/1973 2010 16 80 F1 0 0 Pittsburg 3 S Ashland - 4 SE Savanna
26 06/16/1973 1730 31 100 F1 0 2 Pittsburg/ Haskell 6 N McAlester - near Hoyt
27 04/11/1974 0550 12 333 F0 0 2 Pittsburg 9 N McAlester - just E of Canadian
28 06/08/1974 2224 1 67 F1 0 0 Pittsburg N of Bugtussle
29 11/03/1974 2000 4 500 F1 0 0 Pittsburg near McAlester - near Krebs
30 01/09/1975 2230 12 300 F1 0 0 Pittsburg S part Naval Ammunition Depot - near Richville [not continuous]
31 05/14/1983 0100 0.1 50 F2 0 0 Pittsburg 3 W Arpelar
32 04/29/1984 0800 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Pittsburg 4 NE Canadian
33 03/21/1991 1800 1.5 30 F1 0 0 Pittsburg Near-1.5 NE Indianola
34 05/11/1992 1420-1440 10 100 F1 0 0 Pittsburg 3 N Scipio- 1 SW Indianola
35 05/11/1992 1440-1458 10 300 F2 0 0 Coal/ Pittsburg 8 SW Ashland- 5 W Kiowa
36 05/11/1992 1500-1525 10 400 F4 0 3 Pittsburg 3 NW Kiowa- 4 SE Savanna
37 05/11/1992 1545-1610 9 300 F1 0 0 Pittsburg 7 W Hartshorne- 4 W Higgins
38 05/11/1992 1600 0.2 100 F1 0 0 Pittsburg 6 S Pittsburg
39 04/24/1993 2215 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Pittsburg Near Ashland
40 04/02/1994 1942 0.3 73 F2 0 0 Pittsburg 6 N Kiowa
41 04/26/1994 1425-1449 12 80 F1 0 0 Atoka/ Pushmataha/ Pittsburg Daisy - 12 ENE Daisy
42 05/06/1994 2353 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 6 W Indianola
43 05/24/1995 1640-1650 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 1 NW McAlester
44 04/21/1996 2015-2020 3 100 F0 0 9 Pittsburg McAlester - 3 ENE McAlester
45 04/21/1996 2030-2040 5 100 F1 0 0 Pittsburg 7 ENE - 12 ENE Mcalester
46 06/06/1996 1854 0.1 25 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 3 SW Mcalester
47 08/01/1996 1505-1515 0.1 25 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 5 SE Scipio
48 05/26/1997 1929-1941 5 440 F3 0 1 Pittsburg 6 W - 2 SW Indianola
49 05/26/1997 2032-2040 4 50 F1 0 0 Pittsburg/ Latimer 4 S Blocker - 10 NW Wilburton
50 05/06/1998 1927 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 4 SW Quinton
51 05/06/1998 1932-1933 0.3 30 F0 0 0 Pittsburg Quinton
52 06/08/1998 1928-1939 9 200 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 7 NW Scipio - 9 WSW Indianola
53 06/08/1998 1943-1955 8 200 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 4 SW Indianola - 4 W Crowder
54 06/08/1998 1955-1958 2 100 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 4 WSW - 2 W Crowder
55 06/08/1998 2010-2028 12 200 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 3 NW Blocker - 2 NE Featherston
56 06/08/1998 2031-2032 0.5 30 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 1 NE - 1.5 NE Blocker
57 06/08/1998 2040-2047 5 100 F1 0 0 Pittsburg/ Haskell 2 SE Quinton - 4 WSW Kinta
58 06/08/1998 2051 0.5 30 F0 0 0 Pittsburg near Russellville
59 05/04/1999 0950-0951 1 50 F1 0 0 Pushmataha/ Pittsburg 13 W Clayton - 18 S Hartshorne
60 06/01/1999 1822 0.5 n/a F0 0 0 Pittsburg 8 NE Canadian
61 06/01/1999 1830 0.5 n/a F0 0 0 Pittsburg 10 NE Canadian
62 03/26/2000 1843 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Pittsburg near Pittsburg
63 04/23/2000 1322-1326 2 120 F1 0 5 Pittsburg 2.5 N - 2.5 NE Hartshorne
64 05/20/2001 1758 0.3 100 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 4 N McAlester
65 05/30/2001 1856 0.2 25 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 1 S Haileyville
66 05/30/2001 2010 0.2 25 F0 0 0 Pittsburg near Kiowa
67 04/19/2003 1825-1827 1 50 F0 0 0 Pittsburg 3 E- 4 E Crowder
68 05/10/2008 1603-1621 8 200 EF2 0 0 Pittsburg 4 WNW Haywood - 4.5 W McAlester
69 05/10/2008 1621 0.1 50 EF0 0 0 Pittsburg 3 S Crowder (Lake Eufaula)
70 05/10/2008 1625-1627 0.5 75 EF0 0 0 Pittsburg 1.5 SW - 1 SW McAlester
71 05/10/2008 1642-1715 19 580 EF2 0 4 Pittsburg/ Latimer 6 SW Hartshorne - Yanush - 1.5 E Yanush
72 04/14/2011 1814-1825 6 300 EF1 0 0 Pittsburg 6 S - 2 SE Bache
73 04/14/2011 1958-2016 14 1100 EF1 0 0 Atoka/ Pushmataha/ Pittsburg 1 S Daisy - 4.5 SE Weathers
74 04/24/2011 1605-1606 0.5 100 EF0 0 0 Pittsburg 3.5 SE Scipio
75 06/23/2014 1859-1902 0.5 50 EF0 0 0 Pittsburg 1.5 NNE - 1.5 NE Haileyville
76 05/10/2015 0801-0804 4 240 EF1 0 0 Pittsburg 1 SE McAlester airport - 3 SE McAlester
77 05/18/2017 2046-2054 8 1000 EF1 0 0 Pittsburg 2.5 N Ashland - 5 W Savanna
78 05/18/2017 2056-2102 5 1000 EF1 0 0 Pittsburg 4 WNW - 1 NNE Savanna
79 04/30/2019 2141-2157 10 1300 EF2 0 1 Pittsburg 6 SW - 3.4 NE Haileyville
80 07/10/2021 1825-1827 1.4 100 EF1 0 0 Payne 2 SW - 3 S Yale
 

Significant Tornadoes in Pittsburg County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/08/1882         21 42 Pittsburg McAlester

This tornado destroyed most of McAlester, which was then a mining community in Indian Territory, during the evening hours of May 8, 1882. Twenty-one people were killed and another 42 injured after the twister hit mining settlements 5 and 7 of the Osage Mining Company. A total of 59 homes were destroyed and 27 others were damaged. Torrential rainfall accompanied the tornado and a large quantity of hailstones were observed as far north as Fort Gibson.

  05/01/1954 1920-2020 37 10 F2 0 6 Pittsburg/ McIntosh SW of McAlester (near Naval Ammunition Depot) - near Canadian - southern McIntosh county

The last Oklahoma tornado that was part May 1, 1954 tornado outbreak began at 7:00 pm CST near the Naval Ammunition Depot southwest of McAlester in Pittsburg County. This tornado was first observed in a wooded area near the ammunition depot as it moved northeastward and produced damage along a 2-mile-long path where $30,000 in damages occurred. The tornado was then observed west of McAlester where tree damage occurred. The tornado continued into the northern part of Pittsburg County where more damage occurred between 8:00 pm and 8:20 pm CST near Canadian and into southern McIntosh County. In this area along an eight-mile-long path, the tornado damaged 9 homes, injured 6 people, and caused $4,000 in damages. Only minor damage occurred in south McIntosh County.

  06/11/1970 2000 5 440 F2 1 14 Pittsburg Near Lake Eufaula

A tornado touched down in the Lake Eufaula area and moved northeastward through the mobile home communities of Alta Vista, Longtown, and New Haven on the southern shores of Lake Eufaula and about 5 miles southeast of the town of Eufaula at 8:00 pm CST. At least 21 mobile homes and a service station were destroyed or heavily damaged. A teenage girl was killed and 14 people were injured. Excessive rain and hailstones measuring up to 1.75 inches in diameter accompanied the tornado. Some witnesses estimated straight-line wind speeds of 90-100 mph.

  06/16/1973 1730 31 100 F1 0 2 Pittsburg/ Haskell 6 N McAlester - near Hoyt

A tornado first touched down 6 miles north of McAlester in Pittsburg County between U.S. Highway 69 and OK State Highway 113. At this location, 2 mobile homes were damaged and 2 teen-age girls received minor injuries. The tornado moved to the northeast at 30 mph, and intermittently struck the ground. It moved across Lake Eufaula near Arrowhead Lodge and caused about $1,000 in damages to boat docks. The tornado continued northeastward and produced damage near Hoyt in Haskell County where a roof was removed from a house.

  04/11/1974 0550 12 333 F0 0 2 Pittsburg 9 N McAlester - just E of Canadian

A small tornado touched down about 9 miles north of McAlester and moved northeastward to near Crowder and then to just east of Canadian. Two barns and a farmhouse were damaged near the Shady Grove Community. Minor damage was reported in Crowder and Canadian. Two mobile homes received moderate damage, and a woman in one of the mobile homes was injured. One man was also injured near Indianola.

  05/11/1992 1500-1525 10 400 F4 0 3 Pittsburg 3 NW Kiowa- 4 SE Savanna

This violent tornado was the 11th that occurred during an outbreak of 22 tornadoes in central and eastern Oklahoma during the late morning and afternoon of May 11, 1992. The tornado formed 3 miles northwest of Kiowa and moved along a 10-mile path and ended 4 miles southeast of Savannah in Pittsburg County.

The tornado completely destroyed 2 houses and 2 barns. Four houses sustained major damage and several others had minor damage. Two concrete high line transmission poles were pulled from their footings. A 500-gallon propane tank that was 3/4 full was thrown 1/2 mile. Three occupants of a mobile home were seriously injured by this tornado.

  04/21/1996 2015-2020 3 100 F0 0 9 Pittsburg McAlester - 3 ENE McAlester

This tornado was one of 4 tornadoes produced by the same supercell thunderstorm which moved across southeastern Oklahoma. The tornado touched down at 8:15 pm CST in the city of McAlester. The tornado damaged 4 homes and 77 businesses in McAlester, and 9 people were injured in McAlester. The 100-yard-wide tornado remained on the ground for 3 miles before lifting at 8:20 pm CST, 3 miles east northeast of McAlester, and was rated as F0 in intensity.

  05/26/1997 1929-1941 5 440 F3 0 1 Pittsburg 6 W - 2 SW Indianola

This tornado touched down at 17:29 pm CST 6 miles west of Indianola and moved east southeast for 5 miles before lifting at 7:41 pm CST 2 miles southwest of Indianola. This 440-yard-wide tornado destroyed 1 house and 1 mobile home, and 1 person suffered minor injuries. Large farm equipment was thrown several hundred yards by the tornado, and numerous large trees were also downed. This tornado was rated F3 in intensity making it the strongest tornado of the day in Oklahoma.

  04/23/2000 1322-1326 2 120 F1 0 5 Pittsburg 2.5 N - 2.5 NE Hartshorne

An F1 tornado touched down north of Hartshorne and lifted 2 miles later northeast of Hartshorne. The tornado destroyed five mobile homes and a frame house. The roofs of four other homes were damaged. The tornado also uprooted large trees and downed power lines. Five people were injured.

  05/10/2008 1642-1715 19 580 EF2 0 4 Pittsburg/ Latimer 6 SW Hartshorne - Yanush - 1.5 E Yanush

Elevated severe thunderstorms containing large hail developed north of a warm front that was moving slowly northward across eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas during the morning and early afternoon of the 10th. Another round of severe thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon as a dry line approached the area from the west. Extreme instability and strong vertical wind shear resulted in the development of long-lived supercell thunderstorms that moved across eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Several of these supercells became tornadic and a few produced long-lived damaging tornadoes.

This strong tornado developed southwest of Hartshorne in Pittsburg County and moved 19 miles before dissipating just east of Yanush in Latimer County. Four injuries resulted from that tornado and numerous homes were severely damaged or destroyed. In Pittsburg County, the tornado destroyed mobile homes, severely damaged permanent homes, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, destroyed barns and outbuildings, and blew down power poles and power lines before it continued into Latimer County.

As it moved into Latimer County, the tornado destroyed a double-wide mobile home, severely damaged another home and barn, and rolled an F350 pickup truck about 50 yards. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted as the tornado approached Yanush. In Yanush, about 50 homes were damaged, eight of those were destroyed along with one business. Numerous sheds, barns, and outbuildings were destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. All four injuries to people occurred in Latimer County.

  04/30/2019 2141-2157 10 1300 EF2 0 1 Pittsburg 6 SW - 3.4 NE Haileyville

Strong to severe thunderstorms developed across eastern Oklahoma during the early afternoon hours of April 30th, to the east of a stationary frontal boundary that was located across north-central Oklahoma into northwest Texas. Moderately strong instability combined with strong wind shear resulted in the development of supercell thunderstorms, which produced multiple tornadoes, including two strong tornadoes, large hail up to half dollar size, and damaging winds.

This tornado developed from a remnant mesocyclone that had a history of producing a strong tornado in Bryan and Atoka Counties. The circulation in the storm strengthened southwest of Haileyville, just east of the S Bache Road and south of Ray Road, where this tornado developed. It moved north-northeast significantly damaging several homes, destroying barns and outbuildings, and snapping or uprooting trees from Ray Road to Crawley Road. The tornado then moved through open country for a couple miles and turned northeast as it moved across S Smallwood Lane, where it snapped many trees and destroyed outbuildings.

The tornado continued to produced significant tree damage along Highway 63 as it approached Haileyville. Many homes and businesses were damaged in town, some were destroyed, as it continued northeast to Lone Oak Road W on the northeast side of town, where the tornado began to move east. Homes were damaged, many trees were snapped, an electrical substation was damaged, and power poles were snapped before it dissipated near Price Road, south of Shelton Road. This tornado was observed by multiple people. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in the tornado was 110 to 120 mph.

 

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.