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Tornado Track Map for Sequoyah County, OK
 
Sequoyah County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/12/1893   1 440   0 0 Sequoyah Vian
  04/12/1911 Late       1 3 Sequoyah Near Sallisaw
  05/28/1924 1930   300   4 27 Haskell/ Le Flore/ Sequoyah 3 S Stigler - near Cowlington - near Muldrow - Gans
  04/23/1926 1700 20     0 0 Sequoyah Near Sallisaw - AR
  06/17/1935 1530 2 200   0 0 Sequoyah Sallisaw
  05/08/1936 2000 6 100   1 12 Sequoyah "Grove" Gore
  04/12/1945 2100 4     5 0 Sequoyah Near Greenwood Junction and Roland
  03/25/1948 2030 120 1760   13 44 Hughes/ McIntosh/ Muskogee/ Sequoyah 5 W Dustin - near Porum - 5 S Webbers Falls - 4 S Vian - NE of Sallisaw - AR?
Sequoyah County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 05/26/1955 0645 14 400 F1 0 2 Sequoyah Sallisaw
2 08/31/1956 1500 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Sequoyah 7 E Sallisaw
3 01/22/1957 0645 0.1 880 F4 10 20 Sequoyah Gans
4 04/19/1957 1600 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Sequoyah near Sallisaw
5 04/23/1957 0105 19 10 F1 0 0 Sequoyah near Gore - Rocky Point (near Marble City)
6 05/22/1957 2030 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Sequoyah 1 S Muldrow
7 05/22/1957 2030 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Sequoyah 2 S Muldrow
8 08/14/1957 1600 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Sequoyah near Hanson
9 02/26/1958 1530 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Sequoyah Near Moffett
10 05/10/1959 1810 1.5 50 F2 0 1 Sequoyah 1 N Sallisaw
11 05/05/1960 1910 62 200 F4 16 106 Latimer/ Haskell/ Sequoyah Wilburton- Keota- SW of Sallisaw
12 05/05/1960 1930 5 10 F3 1 0 Sequoyah SW- NE of Moffett
13 05/05/1960 1940 5 10 F4 5 13 Sequoyah Roland
14 05/05/1960 2130 24 10 F3 1 0 Le Flore/ Sequoyah Bokoshe - near Akins
15 05/19/1960 2050 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Sequoyah S of Sallisaw
16 06/22/1965 1430 1 33 F2 0 0 Sequoyah 1 W Sallisaw
17 05/25/1968 0830 2 33 F2 0 1 Sequoyah Sallisaw
18 05/06/1971 1830 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Sequoyah N of Sallisaw
19 05/26/1973 1640 19 250 F3 0 6 Sequoyah N of Gore - Box - near Marble City
20 02/20/1976 2130 5 30 F2 0 0 Sequoyah Near Sallisaw
21 05/28/1982 0100 0.5 50 F2 0 0 Sequoyah E of Sallisaw
22 03/15/1984 1730 1 77 F1 0 0 Sequoyah 1 N Sallisaw
23 10/16/1984 0350 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Sequoyah near Roland
24 10/18/1984 1515 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Sequoyah 10 N Sallisaw
25 05/17/1986 0210 2 123 F1 0 0 Sequoyah 3 N Redland- 4 NNE Redland
26 04/27/1994 1250 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Sequoyah 5 S Sallisaw (“Tucker Bottoms”)
27 06/09/1994 0638 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Sequoyah Near Muldrow
28 04/21/1996 2212-2228 10 1050 F3 2 89 Sequoyah OK/ Sebastian AR/ Crawford AR Moffett OK- Fort Smith AR- Van Buren AR- 1 S Rudy AR [Zero fatalities or injuries in Oklahoma]
29 05/04/1999 1134-1137 2 80 F1 0 0 Sequoyah near Hanson - 2 S Akins
30 05/04/1999 1154-1237 38 n/a F3 0 0 Sequoyah OK/ Adair OK/ Crawford AR/ Washington AR 4 W Short OK - 7 SW Fayetteville AR
31 05/11/1999 2137 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Sequoyah near Aqua Park
32 05/01/2003 1746-1748 1 100 F0 0 0 Sequoyah 4 N - 4 NNE Gore
33 05/01/2003 1751-1752 0.2 40 F0 0 0 Sequoyah 4 NE Gore
34 03/04/2004 1727 1.7 200 F0 0 0 Sequoyah 1 NW - 2 N Muldrow
35 04/05/2005 1808-1816 3 150 F1 0 0 Sequoyah 5 WSW - 3 NW Sallisaw
36 04/10/2008 0356-0357 2 150 EF0 0 0 Sequoyah 6 NNE - 7 NNE Vian
37 05/10/2010 1906-1920 13 1250 EF1 0 3 Muskogee/ Sequoyah 4 E McLain - Brewer Bend Campground/Tenkiller Lake - 1.5 E Blackgum
38 05/10/2010 1927-1931 4 500 EF1 0 0 Sequoyah 3.5 WSW - 0.5 ESE Marble City
39 04/26/2011 1646 0.1 50 EF0 0 0 Sequoyah 3.5 WSW Moffett
40 05/24/2011 2237-2347 5 500 EF1 0 0 Sequoyah OK/ Crawford AR 3.5 NE Roland OK - Dora AR - 1.5 SW Rena AR
41 03/19/2012 1920 0.1 50 EF0 0 0 Sequoyah 2 NW Vian
42 01/29/2013 1455-1504 9 700 EF2 0 0 Sequoyah OK/ Crawford AR 2.5 NNW Short OK - 3 NW Lee Creek AR [EF1 in Oklahoma]
43 03/30/2013 2220-2221 0.5 175 EF1 0 0 Sequoyah 0.5 WSW - 0.5 SSW Sallisaw airport
44 05/29/2015 1316-1319 1.5 100 EF0 0 0 Sequoyah 3.5 SE - 2.5 SE Gore
45 04/26/2016 2323-2329 4 500 EF1 0 0 Sequoyah 3 SW - 2.5 ESE Muldrow
46 04/29/2017 1517-1530 7 600 EF1 0 0 Sequoyah 1.5 SSE - 7 ENE Sallisaw
47 05/27/2017 2245-2256 12 700 EF1 0 0 Sequoyah OK/ Crawford AR 0.5 N Short OK - 4.5 ESE Natural Dam AR
48 11/30/2018 2128-2137 7 400 EF1 0 0 Muskogee/ Sequoyah 3.5 SSE Webbers Falls - 4.5 ENE Gore
49 11/30/2018 2143-2246 47 1100 EF2 0 5 Sequoyah/ Cherokee/ Adair/ Delaware Blackgum - 2.7 SE Colcord
50 05/25/2020 1637-1638 0.5 100 EF0 0 0 Sequoyah 3.3 SE - 3 ESE Paradise Hill
51 05/03/2021 2033-2105 28.8 2200 EF1 0 1 Sequoyah/Sebastian AR/Crawford AR 4.2 SE Muldrow - 4.5 SE Mountainburg AR
52 05/03/2021 2036-2047 10.3 900 EF1 0 0 Sequoyah/Crawford AR 1 E Muldrow - 3.5 W Rena AR
53 10/10/2021 2230-2247 13.7 900 EF1 0 0 Muskogee/ Sequoyah 3.3 ESE Warner - 1.5 NW Paradise Hill
 

Significant Tornadoes in Sequoyah County

  Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
  05/26/1955 0645 14 400 F1 0 2 Sequoyah Sallisaw

This storm touched down in Sallisaw in Sequoyah County and moved northeastward through the city. A woman and her child were injured by a falling utility pole as they were going to a storm shelter. Minor damage occurred along the tornado's path.

  01/22/1957 0645 N/A 880 F4 10 20 Sequoyah Gans

This tornado touched down around 6:45 am CST near the town of Gans and moved to the east-northeast, striking the southwest corner of the little community in Sequoyah County. Massive, widespread damage occurred, and the tornado dug numerous holes into the ground.  The holes were about 10 feet in diameter and about one and one-half feet deep.  Ten people were killed in this event and another 20 persons were injured. The half-mile-wide tornado traveled for 5 miles, but dissipated before it reached the Arkansas state line. The body of one person was carried for about a half mile from their home while some refrigerators were carried similar distances.

  05/05/1960 1910 62 200 F4 16 106 Latimer/ Haskell/ Sequoyah Wilburton - Keota - SW of Sallisaw

This tornado touched down at 7:10 pm CST in the Bandy Creek valley just south of Wilburton, and then swept through the city of Wilburton. An area 1 to 2 blocks wide was completely destroyed in Wilburton, and the path through the city measured 3 miles in length. Thirteen people were killed and another 100 persons were injured in the city. Five people died and scores were injured in the little Calvary Baptist Church where 57 members had gathered there for a church supper honoring students from the Eastern A&M College in Wilburton.

A total of 600 buildings were damaged or destroyed. One business block was destroyed, 82 homes were destroyed, and another 156 homes were damaged. Damage in Wilburton was estimated at $1.5 million. Hail larger than hen eggs fell ahead of the tornado and produced $200,000 in damages.

At 7:15 pm CST, 6 houses were destroyed at Center Point, 3 miles north of Wilburton. The tornado then skipped northeastward and the next evidence of damage was found at Keota, where 3 people were killed, 6 persons injured, and 24 homes and buildings were destroyed. Damage in the Keota totaled $250,000. Hail up to 5 inches in diameter along with rainfall totals of 5 inches caused considerable crop damage. The last evidence of tornadic damage was southwest of Sallisaw where 10 houses were destroyed, but no deaths or injuries were reported. This was probably a family of tornadoes produced by one parent supercell thunderstorm instead of a single, long-track tornado.

  05/05/1960 1930 5 N/A F3 1 0 Sequoyah/ Crawford AR SW - NE of Moffett - 4 NNW of Fort Smith, AR

The tornado moved from southwest to just west of Moffet before it continued briefly northeastward across the Arkansas River into  Arkansas near Fort Smith, AR. A motorist saw the tornado loft a transport truck from U.S. Highway 64. The truck was destroyed and its driver was killed. A slab of pavement was peeled off the highway and blown away.

  05/05/1960 1940 5 N/A F4 5 13 Sequoyah Roland

This tornado touched down at 7:40 pm CST just south of U.S. Highway 64 and 1 mile south of Roland and then moved north to just east and northeast of Roland. Two men were injured when the tornado picked up their truck from the U.S. Highway 64 and threw it 300 yards into a field. A small truck was also thrown 300 yards, causing 1 injury. Five deaths and 6 injuries occurred when the tornado completely destroyed a home where a family was residing. Other injuries occurred when other homes were destroyed or damaged by the tornado in the Roland area.

  05/05/1960 2130 24 N/A F3 1 0 Le Flore/ Sequoyah Bokoshe - near Akins

 A tornado touched down at Bokoshe in Le Flore County, destroying 12 homes and damaging another 50 homes in the town. Several more homes and buildings were destroyed in Tucker, OK as the tornado moved north-northeastward. The tornado continued into Sequoyah County and destroyed 2 homes near Gans and 2 more homes near Akins before lifting. A woman was killed in one of the homes near Akins. Many people were able to take cover and miraculously escaped injury.

  04/21/1996 2212-2228 10 1050 F3 2 89 Sequoyah OK/ Sebastian AR/ Crawford AR Moffett OK- Fort Smith AR- Van Buren AR- 1 S Rudy AR [Zero fatalities or injuries in Oklahoma]

Severe thunderstorms moved across eastern Oklahoma during the afternoon and evening of April 21st and early morning of April 22nd. The storms spawned 7 tornadoes in eastern Oklahoma, and also produced damaging winds and large hail. This tornado touched down at 10:12 pm CST in the town of Moffett and quickly crossed the Arkansas River into Arkansas. Trees and power lines were downed by this tornado in Oklahoma, but no structural damage occurred in Oklahoma. The tornado was 50 yards wide in Oklahoma and was rated as F1 in intensity in Oklahoma. The tornado strengthened as it quickly crossed the Arkansas River into Arkansas and the city of Fort Smith at 10:12 pm CST. The tornado moved northeast through Fort Smith and entered Crawford County and the town of Van Buren at 10:18 pm CST. The tornado continued northeast and lifted at 10:28 pm CST 1 mile south of Rudy. Two young children were killed in Fort Smith, 40 people were injured in Sebastian County, and 49 people were injured in Crawford County.

In Sebastian County, 35 homes were destroyed, 120 homes sustained major damage, 1133 homes had minor damage, and 88 businesses were damaged or destroyed. Several brick buildings in downtown Fort Smith were either damaged or destroyed. In Crawford County, 463 homes were destroyed, 500 homes sustained major damage, 142 homes had minor damage, 246 apartment units were damaged, and 10 businesses were damaged or destroyed. The tornado was on the ground for a total of 10 miles and reached a maximum width of 0.6 miles in both Fort Smith and Van Buren. The maximum intensity of the tornado was rated as F2 in Sebastian County and F3 in Crawford County.

  05/10/2010 1906-1920 13 1250 EF1 0 3 Muskogee/ Sequoyah 4 E McLain - Brewer Bend Campground/Tenkiller Lake - 1.5 E Blackgum

Severe thunderstorms developed along and ahead of a dry line over central Oklahoma during the afternoon hours. Very unstable air along with very strong low-level wind shear resulted in a number of supercell thunderstorms. These storms produced numerous tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging wind gusts as they moved eastward across eastern Oklahoma during the evening hours.

A tornado developed northwest of Webbers Falls, moved east-northeast, snapping or uprooting numerous trees. The tornado overturned several campers and recreational vehicles at Brewer Bend Campground where three people were injured. The estimated peak wind in the tornado based on this damage was 110 mph. The tornado continued into Sequoyah County.

In Sequoyah County, the tornado damaged docks on Tenkiller Lake, damaged several homes, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, and blew down power poles. The estimated peak wind in the tornado based on this damage was 110 mph.

  11/30/2018 2143-2246 47 1100 EF2 0 5 Sequoyah/ Cherokee/ Adair/ Delaware Blackgum - 2.7 SE Colcord

Thunderstorms developed during the evening hours of the November 30, 2018 across central and eastern Oklahoma. Moderately strong atmospheric instability across the area combined with very strong wind shear to produce organized severe thunderstorms, including supercells. Supercell thunderstorms produced several tornadoes and damaging thunderstorm wind gusts across eastern Oklahoma. One of the tornadoes was strong and exceptionally long-tracked, affecting Sequoyah, Cherokee, Adair, and Delaware Counties. A squall line moved rapidly across the area ahead of the surging cold front and produced additional tornadoes and damaging wind gusts.

This long-track tornado developed near Blackgum in Sequoyah where homes were damaged, barns and outbuildings were destroyed, and trees were snapped. The tornado moved north-northeast, snapping and uprooting numerous trees as it approached an inlet of Lake Tenkiller. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 100 to 110 mph.

The tornado moved into Cherokee County near an inlet of Lake Tenkiller, where boat docks, lake homes, boats, and outbuildings were destroyed, and trees and power poles were snapped. The tornado moved north-northeast along the eastern shores of Lake Tenkiller, passing through Cookson and Cherokee Landing State Park. Numerous homes were damaged or destroyed, numerous boat docks were destroyed, many boats were destroyed, outbuildings were destroyed, many trees and power poles were snapped, and hangars at the airport west of Cookson were destroyed. From Lake Tenkiller, the tornado continued to move north-northeast across less populated areas of southeastern Cherokee County where a few homes were damaged, outbuildings were destroyed, and trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado moved into Adair County to the east-northeast of Welling. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 115 to 125 mph.

The tornado moved into Adair County southwest of Wauhillau and moved north-northeast across OK State Highway 51 and the E768 Road. A couple homes were damaged, outbuildings were damaged, and trees were uprooted. The tornado moved back into Cherokee County northwest of Wauhillau. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 90 to 100 mph.

In Cherokee County, the tornado uprooted trees, and then moved back into Adair County south-southwest of Proctor. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 90 to 100 mph.

This long-track tornado moved back into Adair County south-southwest of Proctor and moved north-northeast snapping and uprooting trees on the 754 Road. The tornado crossed U.S. Highway 62 near Proctor where homes were severely damaged, large outbuildings were destroyed, farm equipment was thrown large distances, and many trees were snapped and uprooted. It snapped and uprooted numerous trees and destroyed barns between U.S. Highway 62 and Chewey Road. Some of the tree damage in this heavily-wooded, rural area was extensive. The tornado continued to move north-northeast across heavily wooded terrain and then crossed River Road where numerous trees were uprooted, and finally into Delaware County near Dripping Springs. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 110 to 120 mph.

The tornado moved into Delaware County southwest of Dripping Springs and Natural Falls State Park, where trees were uprooted. The tornado tracked north-northeast damaging a few homes, destroying a couple outbuildings, and snapping and uprooting trees as it crossed OK State Highway 412. It dissipated southeast of Colcord. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 95 to 105 mph.

  05/03/2021 2033-2105 28.8 2200 EF1 0 1 Sequoyah/Sebastian AR/Crawford AR 4.2 SE Muldrow - 4.5 SE Mountainburg AR

Severe thunderstorms developed across portions of eastern Oklahoma during the evening of May 3rd, along and mostly east of a stationary front that stretched across the area. The air mass across southeastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas became very unstable ahead of the storms, and wind shear across the region increased as an upper-level disturbance approached from the west. These conditions supported the development of supercells and bowing line segments, which produced several tornadoes, large hail up to ping pong ball size, and damaging wind gusts.

The tornado developed southeast of Muldrow, where trees were uprooted. It moved northeast uprooting trees, toppling multiple center-pivot irrigation systems, and snapping power poles to near Moffett. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 95 to 105 mph. The tornado continued into Crawford County, Arkansas.

The tornado developed southeast of Muldrow in Crawford County, where trees were uprooted. It moved northeast uprooting trees, toppling multiple center-pivot irrigation systems, and snapping power poles to near Moffett. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 95 to 105 mph.

The tornado moved across the Arkansas River and into Sebastian County, uprooting numerous trees before moving across the northern portion of the City of Fort Smith. Numerous homes and businesses were damaged by this large tornado, numerous power poles were snapped, and many trees were uprooted before the tornado crossed the Arkansas River again, moving back into Crawford County. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 95 to 105 mph.

After moving back into Crawford County, the tornado removed a large portion of the roof of the Crawford County Courthouse in Van Buren. Numerous homes and businesses were also damaged in Van Buren, and numerous power poles and trees were snapped by the tornado. This very large tornado then moved northeast across portions of Rudy and Alma, and then dissipated southeast of Mountainburg. Many trees were snapped or uprooted, outbuildings were destroyed, homes and businesses were damaged, and numerous power poles were snapped. Based on this damage, maximum estimated wind in this segment of the tornado was 100 to 110 mph. One person was injured by the tornado during this part of the tornado's path.

 

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.