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Tornado Track Map for Pontotoc County, OK
 
Pontotoc County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  06/14/1916 0330       0   Pontotoc Near "Lawrence" (3 NE Fitzhugh)
  04/09/1919 0200 20     1 4 Pontotoc/ Coal Near Stonewall
  05/09/1930 1600 4 400   0 0 Pontotoc unrecorded
Pontotoc County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 05/09/1950 2020 0.8 200 F1 0 0 Pontotoc 7 W Ada
2 06/05/1953 2145 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Pontotoc near Roff - near Fitzhugh - near Stonewall
3 04/30/1954 0100 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Pontotoc 4 W Konawa
4 05/01/1954 1800 39 10 F2 0 6 Pontotoc/ Seminole/ Hughes/ Okfuskee Cedar Grove community - Sasakwa - near Spaulding - near Holdenville.. Yeager.. Wetumka.. Weleetka
5 09/07/1954 1500 5 200 F2 0 0 Pontotoc 3 SW Stonewall
6 05/25/1957 0015 12 150 F1 0 0 Pontotoc/ Hughes 5 SW Allen - near Atwood
7 11/17/1958 0830 9 500 F2 0 0 Garvin/ Pontotoc Near Stratford - near Oil Center
8 05/09/1959 1840 6 900 F4 7 12 Pontotoc N of Harden City- 3 N Stonewall
9 01/14/1960 0600 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Pontotoc 2 SE Fitzhugh
10 05/04/1960 1945 18 10 F3 0 6 Pontotoc Oil Center
11 09/20/1960 1330 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Pontotoc N of Lula
12 02/17/1961 1815 73 300 F3 0 11 Garvin/ Pontotoc/ Pottawatomie/ Seminole/ Hughes/ Okfuskee/ Okmulgee Stratford - Konawa - Wewoka - S of Shulter [tornado family.]
13 07/20/1962 1645 0.1 100 F2 0 0 Pontotoc Homer
14 04/19/1968 1658 3 27 F2 0 2 Pontotoc 1.5 S- 1 ENE Byng
15 05/13/1968 1500 0.3 50 F0 0 0 Pontotoc Near Francis
16 04/18/1970 1610 5 50 F2 0 0 Pontotoc 3 SW Ada
17 06/11/1970 1812 3 440 F2 0 0 Pontotoc Near Harden City - 3 S Stonewall
18 10/07/1970 2330 2 200 F1 0 0 Pontotoc Near Roff
19 10/07/1970 2330 0.5 100 F1 0 0 Pontotoc 5 S Ada
20 04/22/1971 1630 1 400 F2 0 0 Pontotoc Near Fittstown
21 05/23/1971 1530 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Pontotoc 7 SW Ada
22 07/17/1971 1000 0.2 10 F1 0 0 Pontotoc W of Lula
23 04/20/1973 0015 8 100 F3 0 21 Pontotoc W part of Ada
24 05/23/1973 0015 6 100 F1 0 0 Pontotoc 4 SW Konawa
25 11/19/1975 1347 0.1 30 F1 0 0 Pontotoc 2 SW Ada
26 11/19/1975 1355 3 50 F2 0 0 Pontotoc 5 SW Ada
27 07/26/1977 0945 0.5 20 F? 0 0 Pontotoc Near Ada
28 04/11/1979 0001 3 50 F1 0 0 Pontotoc Near Allen
29 03/15/1982 1757 6 60 F3 1 36 Pontotoc Ada - 6 NE Ada
30 05/13/1983 2330 0.1 50 F0 0 0 Pontotoc 2 NW Ada
31 05/14/1983 0015 0.1 50 F1 0 0 Pontotoc Near Francis
32 03/03/1984 2201 15 30 F0 0 0 Seminole/ Pontotoc/ Hughes 2 S Konawa- ~2 SE Sasakwa
33 05/02/1984 1625 5 200 F2 0 0 Pontotoc 5 W- 5 NW Roff
34 05/02/1984 1633 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Pontotoc 2 NW Roff
35 05/02/1984 1734 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Johnston/ Pontotoc 1 N Pontotoc
36 03/26/1985 2212 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Pontotoc 3 W Ada
37 03/21/1991 1625-1643 11 350 F3 0 2 Pontotoc 7 W Ada- Ada- 6 NNE Ada
38 03/21/1991 1630-1637 5 173 F1 0 0 Pontotoc 2 SW Ada- Ada- 1 E Ada
39 05/11/1992 1250 3 150 F2 0 0 Murray/ Pontotoc 2 W- 2 NE Hickory
40 05/11/1992 1315 5 150 F2 0 0 Pontotoc Fittstown
41 04/02/1994 1909 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Pontotoc 3 S Ada
42 05/25/1997 1858 0.5 30 F0 0 0 Pontotoc 8 E Roff
43 10/22/2000 1658-1704 3 20 F0 0 0 Pontotoc 3 NW - 4.5 NNW Stonewall
44 10/22/2000 1800 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Pontotoc 5 SE Francis
45 04/11/2001 0340-0403 15 400 F2 0 0 Pontotoc/ Coal/ Pontotoc 3 WSW Jesse - 2 NNE Lula
46 05/20/2001 1751 0.3 25 F0 0 0 Pontotoc 7 S Ada
47 04/14/2011 1624-1625 1 50 EF1 0 0 Pontotoc 2.5 SSW - 2 S Stonewall
48 05/21/2011 1839-1853 7 880 EF1 0 0 Murray/ Pontotoc 1.5 E Hickory - 4 SE Fitzhugh
49 05/21/2011 1918-1920 1 50 EF0 0 0 Pontotoc 2 NW Vanoss
50 05/21/2011 1929-1933 1 50 EF0 0 0 Pontotoc 2 NNE Vanoss
51 05/21/2011 1941-1947 3 150 EF1 0 0 Pontotoc 0.5 NW Center - Center - 5 WNW Ada
52 05/15/2013 1734-1735 0.5 50 EF0 0 0 Pontotoc 2 WNW - 1.5 NW Ada
53 05/23/2015 1705 0.2 20 EF0 0 0 Pontotoc 2.5 ESE Ada
54 05/23/2015 1725-1733 4 100 EF1 0 0 Pontotoc/ Seminole 2 NE Francis - 1 S Sasakwa
55 04/26/2016 2050-2052 2 200 EF1 0 0 Pontotoc 3 NNW Byng
56 05/09/2016 1534-1617 17 1500 EF3 0 0 Murray/ Pontotoc 4 NNW Davis - 2.5 SSW Roff
57 03/26/2017 1814-1825 4 50 EF0 0 0 Pontotoc 4.5 ESE - 7 ESE Ada
58 03/26/2017 1827-1828 0.3 30 EF0 0 0 Pontotoc 8 E Ada
59 04/25/2017 2113-2114 0.7 50 EF0 0 0 Pontotoc 5 N Byng
60 05/18/2017 2013-2014 0.6 75 EF0 0 0 Pontotoc Stonewall
61 05/03/2018 0722-0723 0.3 25 EF1 0 0 Pontotoc 5 W Byng
62 06/24/2018 1412 0.2 10 EF0 0 0 Pontotoc 4 ESE Ada
63 10/20/2019 2101-2102 0.25 150 EF1 0 0 Pontotoc 5 S Asher
64 10/10/2021 2026-2036 7 300 EF1 0 0 Pontotoc 2.5 W Ada - 1 ENE Byng
 

Significant Tornadoes in Pontotoc County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/01/1954 1800 39 10 F2 0 6 Pontotoc/ Seminole/ Hughes/ Okfuskee Cedar Grove community - Sasakwa - near Spaulding - near Holdenville.. Yeager.. Wetumka.. Weleetka

A tornado was observed at 6:00 pm CST about 1 mile east-southeast of Francis, OK and or about 1 mile southwest of the Cedar Grove Community in northern Pontotoc County. As it moved northeastward for about 39 miles, a total of $2.5 million in damages occurred in or near the towns of Francis, Sasakwa, Spaulding, Holdenville, Yeager, Wetumka, and Weleetka.

  05/09/1959 1840 6 900 F4 7 12 Pontotoc N of Harden City - 3 N Stonewall

This violent tornado touched down just north of Harden City, OK in Pontotoc County and moved northeastward to one mile west of Stonewall, OK before dissipating 3 miles north of Stonewall.  Three farmsteads were leveled along the 6-mile path, with 7 people killed and other people injured on these farms. Cars, trucks, and machinery at the farms hit were also completely destroyed.

The tornado also hit a small, cement block café near Stonewall, completely destroying it and injuring several people.  Miraculously, nine people survived by taking refuge behind the counter in the café. In addition, 6 cars and a truck parked at the café were almost all a total loss.

Over 20 oil derricks in an oil field north of Harden City were destroyed.  Many cattle were killed as well.  Trees were stripped to stumps and the ground was swept clean.  Two funnels aloft had also traveled with the tornado.  One was believed to have joined the main tornado funnel over the café, and a loud blast was noted by patrons who took shelter in the café.

  05/04/1960 1945 18 10 F3 0 6 Pontotoc Oil Center

A tornado moved northeastward through the Oil Center community located 12 miles northwest of Ada. Five people of one family were injured when their house was destroyed. Three homes were destroyed and 12 received major damage. Several barns were destroyed in the area. An Oklahoma State Highway Patrol trooper described the tornado as a big, wedge-shaped funnel with a funnel aloft that looked like a snake's tail. The tornado moved northeastward into Seminole County northwest of Byng and dissipated about 5 miles northwest of Sasakwa.

  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.

  04/19/1968 1658 3 27 F2 0 2 Pontotoc 1.5 S- 1 ENE Byng

Two thunderstorms joined one mile west of Ada at 4:48 pm CST and moved to 2.5 miles north of Ada by 5:15 pm CST where one of 2 funnels aloft dropped to the ground about 1.5 miles south of the Byng community school. This tornado lifted a home completely off its foundation and tossed it back to the ground in a mass of wrecked debris, injuring the 2 occupants inside. The tornado continued northeastward, knocking down trees and unroofing a building before it dissipated 1 mile east-northeast of Byng.

  04/20/1973 0015 8 100 F3 0 21 Pontotoc W part of Ada

A supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado that struck the west side of Ada just after midnight on April 20th. A mobile home park on the western outskirts of Ada was hit and nearly 15 mobile homes were destroyed. Many homes and outbuildings were also destroyed or damaged. The tornado moved northeastward along a an 8-mile path, and also downed utility lines and 150 utility poles. Extensive damage occurred to hangars and airplanes at the Ada Municipal Airport which is located just north side Ada. Twenty-one people were injured with 5 of the injured requiring hospitalization. One oddity produced by the tornadic winds was a phonograph record embedded in a utility pole. The tornado dissipated about 8 miles north-northeast of Ada.

  03/15/1982 1757 6 60 F3 1 36 Pontotoc Ada - 6 NE Ada

A tornado struck the city of Ada, OK in Pontotoc County, but most of the damage was confined to one mobile home park. However, one man was killed and 36 people were injured at the mobile home park. There were 51 trailers completely destroyed and another 17 received extensive damage. One business had major damage and while several others had minor damage. The total damage was estimated near $2 million.

  03/21/1991 1625-1643 11 350 F3 0 2 Pontotoc 7 W Ada- Ada- 6 NNE Ada

Thunderstorms developed first over eastern Oklahoma and then quickly spread to the southern and southwestern parts of the state. Eleven tornadoes were documented along with many reports of large hail and strong winds. An F3 tornado, the strongest of the day, tore through parts of Ada. It first touched down 6.5 miles west of Ada and moved east-northeasterly through the north side of Ada and then to 4 miles north-northeast of Ada where it dissipated. Two people were slightly injured. A second, weaker tornado (rated F1) also hit Ada at the same time, carving a path from 2 miles southwest of Ada through the southern portion of Ada to 1 mile east of Ada. Total damages from the 2 tornadoes were estimated at $950,000, and 6 homes were destroyed while 131 homes received light to moderate structural damage. Three mobile homes were also destroyed, and 7 mobile homes were damaged. Structural damage occurred to 5 businesses and 1 apartment building.

 

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.