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Tornado Track Map for Rogers County, OK
 
Rogers County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  06/02/1897 1800 30 300   1 8 Rogers 1 SW Chelsea
  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 1815 5 200   4 8 Rogers Near Chelsea
  06/15/1929 pm s n   0 0 Rogers 6 E Claremore
  06/03/1938 2015 15     0 0 Rogers Claremore
  08/05/1940 1415 0.2 200   0 0 Rogers 4 W Inola
  04/27/1942 1545 20 440   52 181 Rogers/ Mayes S of Claremore - Pryor - NE of Pryor
  04/27/1942 1545 15 n   0 0 Rogers WSW of Talala - 4 NW Chelsea
  05/24/1946 1600   500   0 0 Tulsa/ Rogers Near Collinsville
  05/01/1948 2115 35 75   4 200 Rogers/ Craig/ Delaware S of White Oak - near Bernice - near Grove
  05/21/1949 0030   220   0 2 Rogers Near Oologah - 5 N Claremore
  05/21/1949 0107 18 200   0 0 Rogers/ Craig 5 N Claremore - Chelsea - "Estella" (8 NW Vinita)
Rogers County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 06/07/1951 1815 6 33 F1 0 1 Rogers near Oologah
2 07/13/1952 1500 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Rogers 3 W Claremore
3 04/25/1957 2312 0.1 50 F1 0 0 Rogers near Claremore
4 05/20/1957 2230 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Rogers near Chelsea
5 05/09/1959 1740 19 300 F2 0 0 Tulsa/ Rogers/ Nowata 5 N Collinsville - 1 E Watovia
6 05/09/1959 1800 23 50 F3 0 0 Rogers/ Nowata 4 W Talala - 3 SE Nowata
7 05/05/1960 1930 0.1 10 F1 0 6 Rogers 3 SE Tiawah
8 05/18/1960 1700 0.5 10 F1 0 0 Rogers 5 W Claremore
9 05/19/1960 1900 5 50 F1 0 0 Rogers 3 W Foyil
10 05/10/1964 2345 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Rogers 6 N Claremore
11 05/11/1966 1930 8 50 F2 0 2 Rogers 10 W- 2 NW Inola
12 01/25/1967 2220 36 10 F2 0 2 Rogers/ Mayes/ Craig N of Clarmore - 1 E Vinita
13 04/09/1967 1828 13 10 F0 0 0 Rogers N of Catoosa - N of Claremore
14 04/09/1967 1852 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Rogers 6 S Claremore
15 09/03/1970 2215 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Rogers 20 E Tulsa
16 05/18/1971 1830 8 100 F1 0 0 Rogers W of Foyil - 2 E Bushyhead
17 04/12/1972 2130 0.1 30 F1 0 0 Rogers 3 NW Verdigris
18 11/20/1973 0001 0.5 30 F1 0 7 Rogers 4 SE Collinsville
19 06/08/1974 1750 64 100 F3 2 80 Tulsa/ Rogers/ Mayes/ Craig W of Tulsa - Tulsa - near Big Cabin
20 06/08/1974 1750 49 100 F3 0 42 Creek/ Tulsa/ Wagoner/ Rogers/ Mayes Sapulpa - Tulsa - ORU - near Chouteau
21 03/04/1976 1210 14 30 F1 0 0 Tulsa/ Rogers 1 N Skiatook - 5 SW Oologah
22 03/18/1979 1310 3 33 F2 0 0 Tulsa/ Rogers Tulsa - Catoosa (southwest)
23 04/02/1982 1445 1 50 F2 0 0 Rogers Claremore
24 04/29/1983 1930 1.5 100 F2 0 0 Rogers/ Mayes S of Chelsea
25 06/27/1983 2215 5 100 F2 1 0 Tulsa/ Rogers N of Collinsville
26 02/22/1985 0215 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Rogers near Oologah
27 09/29/1986 0715 2 100 F2 0 1 Rogers SE of Catoosa
28 03/24/1988 1545 1 30 F1 0 0 Rogers 1 W Talala- Talala
29 05/18/1989 1120 3 100 F1 0 1 Rogers Claremore- 3 NE Claremore
30 05/15/1990 2230 4 73 F2 0 8 Rogers 2 W- 2 E Foyil
31 04/26/1991 2045-2053 4 1300 F4 0 22 Rogers 1 W- 3 NE Oologah
32 04/26/1991 2110-2114 2 30 F1 0 3 Rogers 1 W- 2 N Chelsea
33 05/16/1991 1936-1940 4 100 F2 0 0 Rogers 2 NE Catoosa
34 05/16/1991 2025 0.3 27 F0 0 0 Rogers 1 S Claremore
35 07/02/1992 1720-1747 4 100 F3 0 1 Tulsa/ Rogers 2 N Collinsville- 6 SW Oologah
36 09/08/1992 1830 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Rogers 8 E Claremore
37 09/08/1992 1912 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Rogers 2 N Inola
38 09/08/1992 2000 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Rogers Near Oologah
39 04/24/1993 1750-1803 6 250 F4 7 100 Tulsa/ Rogers E Tulsa- Catoosa- 1 N Catoosa
40 04/24/1993 1757-1815 8 250 F3 0 30 Rogers 4 SW Catoosa- Catoosa- 4 E Catoosa
41 06/09/1995 2303 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Rogers 2 NW Talala
42 05/26/1996 1838-1930 30 880 F2 0 1 Rogers/ Nowata/ Craig 1 NW Talala- 8 N Centralia
43 03/08/1999 1818-1821 2 50 F1 0 0 Rogers 3 NW Foyil - 1 NW Bushyhead
44 03/08/1999 1818 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Rogers 2 NNW Foyil
45 04/22/1999 1747-1753 3 200 F1 0 0 Rogers/ Mayes 4 SE Inola - 2.5 SW Mazie
46 08/26/1999 1530 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Rogers 9 W Claremore
47 11/22/1999 1947-1951 3 n/a F1 0 0 Rogers 3 SE - 4 E Claremore
48 03/07/2000 2237 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Rogers 2 S Talala
49 04/21/2005 1848 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Rogers 3 SW Inola
50 05/02/2008 0203-0215 9 500 EF1 0 2 Rogers/ Mayes 7.5 ENE Tiawah - 2 WNW Green
51 05/13/2010 0405-0412 6 450 EF2 0 0 Rogers 3 N Catoosa - 2.5 NE Verdigris
52 05/13/2010 0409-0412 3 700 EF0 0 0 Rogers 3.5 ESE Catoosa - 4.5 SSE Verdigris
53 05/13/2010 0417-0426 9 1000 EF2 0 2 Rogers/ Mayes 1 SW Inola - 1.5 NW Chouteau
54 04/17/2013 2328-2329 0.9 125 EF0 0 0 Rogers 4 SSW - 3 SSW Inola
55 04/17/2013 2329-2332 1.8 140 EF1 0 0 Rogers 2.5 SW - 1 S Inola
56 04/17/2013 2333-2336 1.9 180 EF1 0 0 Rogers 0.5 SSW - 1.5 ENE Inola
57 05/20/2013 1533-1547 6 500 EF1 0 0 Washington/ Rogers 5.5 ENE Ramona - 4 NNW Talala
58 05/31/2013 1921-1926 4 320 EF1 0 0 Rogers/ Nowata 5 NW Talala - 1.5 SW Watova
59 05/31/2013 1927-1935 5 350 EF1 0 2 Rogers/ Nowata 4.5 N Talala - 2.5 ENE Watova
60 05/16/2015 2226-2241 16 1000 EF2 0 0 Wagoner/ Rogers 4.5 SW Oneta - 3.5 WSW Inola
61 05/16/2015 2243-2251 10 1500 EF2 0 0 Rogers 3.5 WNW Inola - 5.5 ENE Tiawah
62 05/16/2015 2252-2256 3 300 EF1 0 0 Rogers 5.5 NE - 8.5 NE Tiawah
63 03/30/2016 1813-1855 20 800 EF2 0 7 Osage/ Tulsa/ Rogers 10.5 S Skiatook - 2 N Verdigris
64 03/30/2016 1900-1913 6 550 EF2 0 0 Rogers 2.5 SW - 4.5 E Claremore
65 05/11/2017 1301-1308 1.5 300 EF1 0 0 Rogers 4 NE - 5.5 NE Owasso
66 05/11/2017 1327-1333 3 350 EF1 0 0 Rogers 5.5 SE - 4 ESE Oologah
67 08/06/2017 0032-0040 5 200 EF1 0 0 Rogers 1 E Oologah - 1.5 SSE Talala
68 08/06/2017 0111-0113 0.9 400 EF1 0 0 Rogers/ Mayes 4.5 ENE Foyil - 9 WNW Adair
69 08/19/2018 1434-1455 8 350 EF1 0 0 Rogers/ Mayes 3 SE Inola - 3 NW Chouteau
70 04/30/2019 1344-1409 9.8 1300 EF2 0 0 Washington/ Rogers 5.2 E Ramona - 4.1 N Talala
71 04/30/2019 1351 0.1 50 EF? 0 0 Rogers 5.6 W Talala
72 05/18/2019 1058-1111 10.1 400 EF1 0 0 Rogers/ Mayes 1.6 NE Claremore Airport - 3.7 SW Adair
73 05/22/2019 1825-1827 1.8 75 EF? 0 0 Wagoner/ Rogers 9 N Oneta - 4.5 SE Catoosa
74 11/10/2021 1929-1930 0.3 80 EF0 0 0 Rogers 1 WSW - 1 SW Catoosa
 

Significant Tornadoes in Rogers 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 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 (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.

A total of 49 people were killed in Pryor, with another 3 persons killed to the west-southwest of the town. Damages totaled $2.3 million and 500 buildings were damaged or destroyed.

  06/07/1951 1815 6 33 F1 0 1 Rogers near Oologah

A tornado damaged five barns and other smaller outbuildings in along a 6-mile path from about 2 miles west of Oolagah to 4 miles northeast of Oolagah where the tornado dissipated along the western shore of Lake Oolagah. One person was injured.

  05/05/1960 1930 0.1 10 F1 0 6 Rogers 3 SE Tiawah

A tornado touched down briefly and destroyed outbuildings at a farm 3 miles southeast of Tiawah. A total of 6 people received injuries at the farm.

  05/11/1966 1930 8 50 F2 0 2 Rogers 10 W- 2 NW Inola

A tornado first destroyed a Dairy Boy drive-in along OK State Highway 33 about 10 miles west of Inola. The tornado lifted and the storm moved eastward for 4 miles before touching down again 5 miles west and 1.5 miles north of Inola. The tornado produced a path of heavy damage for 3.5 miles across 10 farmsteads before it dissipated 2 miles northwest of Inola. Total losses were incurred by 1 home, 6 barns, and 7 buildings was accompanied by severe damage to 7 other homes, 2 barns, and 7 buildings along with 4 automobiles, a mobile home, and 2 pickup trucks. Many trees, fences, and utility lines/poles were destroyed. Hailstones mainly to the size of 1 inch in diameter were reported, but some hailstones were measured at 3.5 inches in diameter. two people suffered minor injuries.

  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.

  11/20/1973 0001 0.5 30 F1 0 7 Rogers 4 SE Collinsville

A tornado moved northeastward through a mobile home park 4 miles southeast Collinsville. The tornado destroyed 6 mobile homes, heavily damaged 14 more, and lightly damaged 16 others. Seven people were injured and 3 of the injured were hospitalized due to the injuries they received. No one saw the tornado, but it was described by one person as sounding like "a jet aircraft taking off".

  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 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. The damage path was 45 miles long with a width up to 100 yards in some areas. The damage path was 45 miles long with a width up to 100 yards in some areas.

  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.

  06/27/1983 2215 5 100 F2 1 0 Tulsa/ Rogers N of Collinsville

A tornado touched down on the north edge of Collinsville, OK and skipped intermittently east-northeast along a 5-mile-long path. A trailer house on the northern side of Collinsville was destroyed, resulting in the death of the woman occupant. Tree damage was heavy along the tornado's path with numerous twisted trees being observed.

  09/29/1986 0715 2 100 F2 0 1 Rogers SE of Catoosa

Severe thunderstorms produced strong winds, hail up to 1 inch in diameter, and several tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma during the morning through evening hours of September 29th. A tornado touched down just southeast of Catoosa and moved northeastward for 2 miles. The tornado destroyed a mobile home, unroofed 2 houses, and downed many trees and utility poles. Damages were estimated at $100,000.

  05/18/1989 1120 3 100 F1 0 1 Rogers Claremore- 3 NE Claremore

Severe thunderstorms developed in eastern Oklahoma along a slow-moving cold front during the late morning of September 29th and became severe shortly before noon. The storms produced hail up to golfball size and 4 tornadoes. A tornado touched down at 11:20 pm CST within the Claremore city limits in Rogers County. The tornado ,oved northeastward for 3.25 miles and dissipated at approximately 11:40 am CST. Two mobile homes were destroyed, several automobiles were damaged, 3 homes were damaged, and several barns were damaged or destroyed. The tornado struck an exotic animal farm in Claremore, causing some damage to animal shelters and injuring an Emu. The animal subsequently had to be put down as a result of the injuries sustained by the tornado.

  05/15/1990 2230 4 73 F2 0 8 Rogers 2 W- 2 E Foyil

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes across much of central and northern Oklahoma produced hail up to 4.75 inches in diameter, wind damage, and 6 tornadoes during the after and evening of May 15th and early morning of May 16th. A strong tornado touched down 2 miles west of Foyil and moved east through Foyil before dissipating 2 miles east of the town. Damage occurred to 30 homes, 4 churches, and many outbuildings. Ten mobile homes were also destroyed. Eight injuries were reported and the total damages were estimated at $180,000.

  04/26/1991 2045-2053 4 1300 F4 0 22 Rogers 1 W- 3 NE Oologah

The "Oologah" tornado was the seventh in a series of 9 tornadoes that occurred in Oklahoma during the April 26, 1991 tornado outbreak. It was produced the most damage of the tornadoes that occurred in Oklahoma on April 26th, 1991. The tornado touched down 1 mile west of Oologah, OK in Rogers County at 8:45 pm CST and moved northeast along a short but devastating 4-mile path. It traveled through a subdivision 1 mile north of Oologah. There were 60 homes and 16 trailers completely destroyed in the Oologah area. Sixteen apartments and thirty barns were also destroyed. There were 22 injuries in tile Oologah area, with 1 serious injury. Major tornado damage occurred at the Oologah School Complex where all buildings (kindergarten through high school) had significant structural damage. The damage was rated F4 intensity with a 0.75-mile-wide path.

Significant damage also occurred due to downbursts on the southern flank of the tornado path. The damage was in a consistent "starburst" pattern; from 5 miles southwest of Oologah, to the town itself where a few trees were blown down and roof damage occurred. Heavy damage also occurred to several homes and two mobile homes 1.5 miles southwest of Oologah. Large towers supporting high tension wires from the Oologah power plant were blown down. All the towers along a 1-mile stretch were blown down toward the east-southeast. The tornado lifted at 8:55 pm CST just west of Oologah Lake. Damage was estimated at close to $15 million, and $12 million alone in damage to the Oologah School Complex.

  04/26/1991 2110-2114 2 30 F1 0 3 Rogers 1 W- 2 N Chelsea

This tornado touched down west of Chelsea in Rogers County at 9:10 pm CST. It destroyed two homes and two mobile homes on the northwestern side of Chelsea. The damage path was 2 miles long and very narrow. It lifted at 9:15 pm CST, and was described as rope-like. There were three minor injuries and the tornado was classified as F1.

  07/02/1992 1720-1747 4 100 F3 0 1 Tulsa/ Rogers 2 N Collinsville- 6 SW Oologah

Severe thunderstorms occurred across portions of northeastern, central, and southwestern Oklahoma on the afternoon and evening of the July 2nd. The greatest concentration of severe thunderstorms was across northeast Oklahoma, where the most severe thunderstorm of the day produced a tornado which moved through Tulsa and Rogers Counties. The tornado first touched down 2 miles north of Collinsville at 5:20 pm CST. This tornado caused minor roof damage and destroyed several outbuildings near 166th Street North and 113th East Avenue. At this point the tornado was 100 yards wide and F0 in intensity.

The tornado quickly strengthened to F3 intensity as it moved east northeast to near 170th Street North and 129th East Avenue. Damage in this area was extensive with 2 mobile homes destroyed, 4 homes heavily damaged, and 8 homes with minor damage. There was 1 minor injury in this area, and the damage path was 150 yards wide.

The tornado then weakened back to F0 intensity as it moved east across the Caney River into Rogers County 6.5 miles southwest of Oologah at 5:45 pm CST. Damage in this area was confined to several large trees uprooted. The tornado was 100 yards wide at this point and dissipated at 5:47 pm CST, 6 miles west of Oologah. The total path length of this tornado was 4 miles.

  04/24/1993 1750-1803 5.5 250 F4 7 100 Tulsa/ Rogers E Tulsa To 1 N Catoosa

This tornado touched down in East Tulsa near 6th Street and 135th East Avenue at 5:50 pm CST. The tornado moved northeast for about a mile before entering Rogers County at 5:53 pm CST. There, a truck stop located near U.S. Interstate Highway I-44 and 161st East Avenue took a direct hit from the tornado. Numerous tractor-trailers and cars were destroyed in the vicinity of the truck stop. Six people were killed at or near the truck stop.

The tornado then continued northeast into Catoosa where several residential neighborhoods and the Colonial Port Mobile Home Park received heavy damage. The seventh and final fatality associated with this tornado occurred at the mobile home park. The tornado dissipated at 6:03 pm CST 1 mile west of OK State Highway 66 north of Catoosa. Total damage was estimated at $500,000.

  04/24/1993 1757-1815 8 250 F3 0 30 Rogers 4 SW Catoosa- Catoosa- 4 E Catoosa

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

A second tornado formed at 5:57 pm CST near the truck stop at U.S. Interstate Highway I-44 and 161st East Avenue and moved east-northeast. This tornado also caused heavy damage to Catoosa and injured 30 people along its path, but resulted in no fatalities. The tornado lifted at 6:15 pm CST 1.5 miles north of OK State Highway 412 to the east of Catoosa. This F3 tornado traveled 8 miles and was 250 yards wide. The two Catoosa tornadoes injured a total of 130 people, and damaged or destroyed 70% of the businesses in Catoosa. About 8 to 10 million dollars' worth of damage was done to the Catoosa schools, with the high school sustaining the brunt of the damage.

  05/26/1996 1838-1930 30 880 F2 0 1 Rogers/ Nowata/ Craig 1 NW Talala- 8 N Centralia

Severe thunderstorms moved across northeast Oklahoma during the evening of May 26th and very early morning of May 27th. The storms spawned 1 tornado in northeast Oklahoma, and also produced damaging winds and large hail. The tornado touched down at 6:38 pm CST 1 mile northwest of Talala and moved northeast into Nowata County 1 mile south of Watova at 7:45 pm CST. The tornado continued northeast and entered Craig County 7 miles northeast of Childers at 7:15 pm CST. The tornado moved northeast across the northwest part of Craig County before lifting at 7:30 pm CST 8 miles north of Centralia.

The tornado destroyed a mobile home and injured 1 person 1 mile northwest of Talala. This was the only structural damage done by the tornado in Rogers County. In Nowata County, 30 boxcars were knocked off railroad tracks just south of Watova. Ten homes were damaged, 2 barns were destroyed, and 2 major power distribution systems were knocked out in Nowata County. In Craig County, 1 home was destroyed, 2 homes were damaged, and 1 barn was destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were downed along the entire track of the tornado. The tornado was on the ground for a total of 30 miles and reached a maximum width of 100 yards in Rogers County and 0.5 miles in both Nowata and Craig Counties. The maximum intensity of the tornado was rated as F1 in Rogers County and F2 in both Nowata and Craig Counties.

Damaging straight-line winds also occurred with the storms. A large shed was blown down 1 mile south of Wann, and large trees were blown down in Pawhuska and in Hulbert. Strong thunderstorm winds downed power lines in Fairfax and in Haskell, and large tree limbs were blown down in Collinsville, in Bartlesville, in Porter, in Warner, and in Gore. Numerous large tree limbs were downed by 65 mile an hour winds in Jennings, and thunderstorm winds also gusted to 65 miles an hour 5 miles northeast of Skiatook and 1 mile south of Vinita. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 60 miles an hour at numerous other locations in northeast Oklahoma.

Large hail also accompanied the storms. Quarter size hail fell 5 miles south of Miami and 4 miles east of Miami, and dime to nickel size hail fell at numerous other locations in northeast Oklahoma. Lightning also set a gas well on fire 2 miles southeast of Nowata.

  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.

  05/31/2013 1927-1935 5 350 EF1 0 2 Rogers/ Nowata 4.5 N Talala - 2.5 ENE Watova

Severe thunderstorms developed over central Oklahoma and southern Kansas along a slow-moving cold front during the afternoon hours of May 31st. Very unstable air ahead of the cold front, combined with strong wind shear, resulted in storms quickly evolving into supercells. These storms produced several tornadoes, large hail to golfball size, and damaging wind across eastern Oklahoma during the evening hours of May 31st into the overnight hours of June 1st.

In Rogers County, this tornado snapped or uprooted trees. Maximum estimated wind in the tornado based on this damage was 100 to 110 mph. Several storm chasers photographed this tornado. It continued into Nowata County, Oklahoma.

In Nowata County, this tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring two occupants. It also damaged other permanent homes, destroyed a barn, and snapped or uprooted numerous trees. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 100 to 110 mph. Several storm chasers photographed this tornado. This tornado moved east-northeast until it crossed E 28 Road then turned sharply to the north, paralleling the N 4150 Road until it dissipated.

  03/30/2016 1813-1855 20 800 EF2 0 7 Osage/ Tulsa/ Rogers 10.5 S Skiatook - 2 N Verdigris

Thunderstorms developed over eastern Oklahoma during the morning hours of March 30th as a warm front moved into the region from the south. The stronger storms produced large hail. Additional thunderstorm development occurred along and ahead of a dry line over central Oklahoma during the afternoon. These storms moved eastward into northeastern Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening. Four tornadoes, two of which were strong, hail up to golfball size, and damaging wind occurred with these storms.

In Osage County, this tornado severely damaged the roof of a home, destroyed several outbuildings, destroyed farm equipment, and snapped or uprooted numerous trees. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 100 to 110 mph. The tornado continued into Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

In Tulsa County, the tornado moved east-northeast, roughly along E 46th Street N to the west of U.S. Highway 75. It damaged more than 300 homes, and thirteen churches and businesses. Seven people were injured in north Tulsa. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted and numerous power poles were snapped. The tornado moved east-northeast across Mohawk Park where it snapped and uprooted numerous trees. Several large, metal-framed, industrial buildings were significantly damaged north-northeast of the Tulsa International Airport on N Mingo Road. The tornado then crossed U.S. Highway 169 just south of the Bird Creek Bridge where it destroyed several barns and snapped numerous trees along E 56th Street N. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 110 to 120 mph. The tornado continued into Rogers County, Oklahoma.

In Rogers County, the tornado moved east-northeast passing across the northern portion of the Patriot Golf Club and Stone Canyon housing subdivisions. Numerous homes were damaged in this area, some severely. Several homes under construction were destroyed. The tornado crossed U.S. Highway 266 destroying a business, damaging a number of homes, destroying barns and outbuildings, and snapping or uprooting numerous trees until it dissipated north of Verdigris. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of 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.