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Tornado Track Map for Tillman County, OK
 
Tillman County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/10/1911 Eve       1 4 Tillman Near Frederick
  04/18/1917 1855 30 50   1 15 Jackson/ Tillman/ Kiowa Near Altus to between Snyder and Manitou
  04/08/1922 Early AM       1 1 Tillman Near Frederick
  07/30/1923 1815   440   0 0 Tillman Near Hollister
  03/28/1924 1400 10         Tillman TX - near Hollister
  04/19/1933 1820 4 1320   0 4 Tillman 11 E Frederick
  05/11/1933 1600 15 1760   1 1 Tillman Manitou
  09/09/1934 2130   440   0 0 Tillman Frederick
  06/06/1936 2030 0.5 880   0 0 Tillman Near Grandfield
  10/08/1937 1900 0.5 300   0 1 Tillman Grandfield
  06/03/1938 2040 25     0 12 Tillman Grandfield
  06/20/1948 1730 20     0 0 Tillman/ Comanche 8 SW Chattanooga - near Lawton
  04/30/1949 1545       0 1 Tillman NE of Frederick
  04/30/1949 1600           Tillman NW of Frederick
  04/30/1949 1615           Tillman E of Davidson
  04/30/1949 1630           Tillman E of Davidson
  04/30/1949 1645           Tillman E of Davidson
  04/30/1949 1700           Tillman E of Davidson
Tillman County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 06/07/1951 1700 0.5 100 F2 0 0 Tillman near Manitou
2 06/08/1951 1915 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Tillman W of Chattanooga
3 06/29/1952 1630 0.1 10 F2 0 1 Tillman Near Frederick
4 05/01/1954 1415 69 440 F4 0 2 Foard TX/ Wilbarger TX/ Tillman OK/ Kiowa OK Crowell and Elliot areas TX - E of Tipton OK - near Snyder OK [No injuries in Oklahoma]
5 05/01/1954 1530 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Tillman W of Davidson
6 05/01/1954 1600 12 10 F3 3 3 Tillman/ Cotton near Grandfield - near Ahpeatone (~12 W Walters)
7 08/30/1954 1330 0.1 300 F1 0 0 Tillman 3 NE Frederick
8 06/17/1955 2220 0.8 440 F2 0 0 Tillman near Manitou
9 08/05/1955 1430 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Tillman near Frederick
10 05/10/1957 0216 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Tillman SW of Frederick
11 05/24/1957 1630 10 10 F1 0 0 Tillman 3 S Davidson - 3 S Frederick
12 07/27/1958 1845 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Tillman near Hollister
13 05/04/1960 1740 1 10 F1 0 0 Tillman 7 SW Grandfield
14 05/04/1960 1740 1 50 F1 0 0 Tillman 4 S Grandfield
15 05/05/1960 1338 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Tillman S of Frederick
16 05/16/1961 1930 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Tillman Near Davidson
17 05/16/1961 1930 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Tillman Near Davidson
18 06/02/1961 2300 0.3 100 F1 0 0 Tillman Near Tipton
19 05/20/1962 1936 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Tillman 4 NW Frederick
20 05/24/1962 1932 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Tillman 7 NNW Grandfield
21 05/24/1962 1932 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Tillman 7 NNW Grandfield
22 03/04/1963 0525 8 10 F1 0 0 Tillman 5 W- 2 NE Frederick
23 04/07/1965 1930 7 10 F1 0 0 Tillman E of Frederick
24 04/09/1967 1520 0.5 300 F1 0 0 Tillman 4 SSE Tipton
25 05/22/1973 2130 4 100 F1 0 0 Tillman 2 W Frederick - Frederick
26 06/18/1973 1750 0.5 100 F2 0 0 Tillman 9 ENE Frederick
27 06/18/1973 1750 0.5 40 F1 0 0 Tillman 2 NE Frederick
28 06/18/1973 1815 3 50 F3 0 29 Tillman Frederick
29 06/18/1973 1825 0.2 13 F0 0 29 Tillman Frederick
30 04/19/1977 2300 0.8 200 F2 0 0 Tillman 6 SSW Frederick
31 05/20/1977 1738 1.5 200 F3 0 0 Tillman 1 S Tipton - E part of Tipton
32 05/27/1978 1815 0.3 40 F1 0 0 Tillman 4 NNW Frederick
33 04/10/1979 1520 40 880 F4 11 68 Foard TX/ Wilbarger TX/ Tillman OK 2 N Thalia TX- Lockett TX- Vernon TX- ENE of Davidson OK [One injury in Oklahoma. 11 Fatalities and 67 injuries in Texas]
34 04/10/1979 1555 74 10 F2 1 3 Wilbarger TX/ Wichita TX/ Tillman OK/ Cotton OK/ Comanche OK/ Stephens OK Harrold TX- 9 NNE Electra TX- Grandfield OK- Pumpkin Center OK- W of Marlow OK [One Fatality and 0 injuries in Texas. Zero fatalities and 3 injuries in Oklahoma. ]
35 04/10/1979 1605 9 120 F2 0 1 Tillman 1 S- 10 NE Hollister
36 08/21/1979 2100 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Tillman 2 S Davidson
37 04/25/1980 1412 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Tillman 1 W Davidson
38 05/27/1982 1835 12 300 F2 0 0 Tillman 9 WSW- 2 NE Frederick
39 05/13/1983 1430 7 50 F1 0 0 Tillman OK/ Wichita TX 12 WSW Davidson OK
40 06/13/1983 1815 12 40 F0 0 0 Tillman Tipton - 1 SE Frederick [not continuous]
41 05/20/1985 1545 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Tillman 5 NW Frederick
42 05/08/1986 1608 1 300 F0 0 0 Tillman 2 W Grandfield
43 05/14/1986 1505 1.1 73 F1 0 0 Tillman/ Kiowa 5 SW- 3 SW Snyder
44 05/16/1986 2200 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Tillman 1.5 E Grandfield
45 10/29/1989 1732 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Tillman 2 NW Davidson
46 03/29/1993 1929 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Tillman 6 SE Grandfield
47 04/16/1995 1440 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Tillman 3 SW Tipton
48 04/17/1995 1615 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Tillman 6 SW Grandfield
49 06/03/1995 2257 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Tillman 5 SW Frederick
50 06/03/1995 2316 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Tillman 2 N Frederick
51 06/09/1995 1830 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Tillman 4 SW Grandfield
52 05/25/1999 1916-1922 1.5 50 F0 0 0 Tillman 11 WSW - 9 SW Manitou
53 05/04/2001 1505-1506 0.5 200 F1 0 1 Tillman Grandfield
54 04/06/2004 1810-1812 0.5 10 F0 0 0 Tillman 7 S Hollister
55 04/23/2004 1359-1400 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Tillman 1 SW Grandfield
56 05/24/2004 1821-1824 0.5 30 F0 0 0 Tillman 2 SW Manitou
57 05/24/2004 1827-1831 0.7 30 F0 0 0 Tillman 3 SSW - 3 S Manitou
58 05/24/2004 1829-1831 0.3 50 F0 0 0 Tillman 2 W Manitou
59 05/24/2004 1832-1833 0.2 30 F0 0 0 Tillman 5 N Frederick
60 05/24/2004 1858 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Tillman 8 NE Frederick
61 11/07/2011 1438-1513 17 500 EF4 0 0 Wilbarger TX/ Jackson OK/ Tillman OK 4.5 NE Fargo TX - 3 NNE Tipton [EF0 in Texas]
62 11/07/2011 1459 0.5 75 EF0 0 0 Tillman 3 S Tipton
63 11/07/2011 1515-1527 6 400 EF0 0 0 Tillman/ Kiowa 2.5 WNW Manitou - 4 S Snyder
64 04/17/2013 1935-1945 5 200 EF1 0 0 Tillman 7 WNW - 2 NW Grandfield
65 05/16/2015 1626-1745 42 1600 EF3 0 0 Hardeman TX/ Wilbarger TX/ Jackson OK/ Wilbarger TX/Jackson OK/ Tillman OK/ Kiowa OK 8 N Chillicothe TX - 3 E Snyder OK [EF0 in Texas]
66 05/16/2015 1705 0.2 20 EF0 0 0 Tillman 2 WNW Tipton
67 05/19/2015 1454-1504 1 400 EF0 0 0 Tillman 4 WSW - 3 WSW Grandfield
68 05/10/2017 1831 0.3 50 EF? 0 0 Tillman 7 ENE Davidson
69 05/10/2017 1905-1831 0.3 30 EF0 0 0 Tillman 5 N Grandfield
70 10/21/2017 1623 0.1 20 EF? 0 0 Tillman 3 SE Manitou
71 05/02/2018 1710 0.5 20 EF? 0 0 Tillman 1 NNE Davidson
72 05/02/2018 1721-1722 0.4 20 EF? 0 0 Tillman 6 ENE Davidson
73 05/02/2018 1726-1728 1.6 50 EF1 0 0 Tillman 7 E - 9 ESE Davidson
74 05/02/2018 1734-1743 6 150 EF1 0 0 Tillman 3 S Hollister - 2 SSW Loveland
75 05/02/2018 1747-1756 4 600 EF2 0 0 Tillman 3 NW - 1 SSE Loveland
76 05/02/2018 1802-1807 4 50 EF? 0 0 Tillman 3 S - 5 SE Grandfield
77 05/02/2018 1807-1813 3 250 EF1 0 0 Tillman/ Cotton 5 ENE Loveland - 5 S Chattanooga
78 04/30/2019 1451 0.2 30 EF? 0 0 Tillman 3 SW Loveland
79 05/15/2020 1832 0.3 50 EF? 0 0 Tillman 4 ESE Davidson
80 04/27/2021 1815 0.1 20 EF0 0 0 Tillman 9 S Hollister
81 10/12/2021 1919-1921 0.9 300 EF1 0 0 Tillman/ Kiowa 7 NE Manitou - 5 SE Snyder
82 10/12/2021 1838 0.4 30 EF0 0 0 Tillman 5 SW Frederick
83 10/12/2021 1841-1858 7 300 EF1 0 0 Tillman 3.5 WSW Frederick - 5 E Tipton
 

Significant Tornadoes in Tillman County

  Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
  06/29/1952 1630 0.1 10 F2 0 1 Tillman Near Frederick

A small tornado touched down briefly just southeast of Frederick where it unroofed 2 buildings, damaged farm equipment, and injured 1 person on a golf course as it moved northwestward.

  05/01/1954 1600 12 N/A F3 2 3 Tillman/ Cotton Near Grandfield - near Ahpeatone (~12 W Walters)

This twister was the third in a series of 20 tornadoes that occurred in Oklahoma on May 1, 1954. The tornado initiated at 4:00 pm CST, moved erratically from near the east edge of Grandfield in Tillman County northeastward to the Ahpeatone Community, 12 miles northwest of Walters in Cotton County. Two people were killed at Ahpeatone when they tried to escape the tornado in a pickup truck. The tornado caught and rolled the truck for a quarter of a mile. Ten homes  were damaged. A house and all adjacent barns were destroyed at one farmstead, and 2 people were critically injured. Damages were estimated at $500,000. The tornado was accompanied by extensive hail losses throughout Cotton County which were estimated at $1 million. An additional person drowned during a flash flood.

  06/18/1973 1815 3 50 F3 0 29 Tillman Frederick

Although the 58 injuries are evenly split between the 2 tornadoes that hit Frederick on this date, all of the injuries should be attributed to this F3 tornado. The tornado touched down in an open field west of Frederick and moved slowly to the east, eventually hitting the town at 6:15 pm CST. The tornado caused considerable damage at the Lakeview Apartments complex and nearly destroyed the O.E. Kennedy School. As it continued to the east, it snapped off utility poles and trees, tore roofs off houses on the west side of town before plowing through several small shops at the south end of the Frederick business district. It also damaged more residential homes and struck the Central Elementary School, knocking off a portion of the west side facade and partially collapsing the school's roof.

Just before the tornado reached the eastern edge of Frederick, it severely damaged the Hallmark Rest Home and trapped 55 residents temporarily beneath the rubble. A total of 54 people were injured at the rest home according to reports from Red Cross officials. As the storm exited the town, it smashed the Tesca Baptist Church, and scattered the remnants of the church into an open field. A school bus at the church was also flipped upside down. Total damages were estimated at $2.5 million resulting from the total destruction of 35 homes and 2 mobile homes, while another 56 homes had major damage, 156 homes had minor damage, and various commercial buildings also incurred damage. Large hail occurred about 1 hour after the 2 tornadoes damaged the town. One resident in Frederick said the tornado sounded like "a million freight trains coming through."

  06/18/1973 1825 0.2 13 F0 0 29 Tillman Frederick

Although 29 injuries are attributed to this F0 tornado, it is likely that the tornado did not injure anyone and it only produced light damage.

  04/10/1979 1520 (29)
11
880 F4 (11)
0
(67)
1
(Foard TX/ Wilbarger TX/) Tillman OK (2 N Thalia- Lockett- Vernon-) ENE of Davidson OK

This violent tornado formed 2 miles north of Thalia in Foard County. The tornado touched down 1.5 miles southeast of the first tornado, which was still on the ground at 3:20 pm. The tornadoes traveled as a pair for 5 miles, with the second tornado continuing into Wilbarger County at about the time the first tornado ended near the Pease River.

The Wilbarger County tornado moved along and just north of Highway 70 in the Lockett area, causing heavy farm and home damage. The tornado became a killer as it crossed Highway 70 about 1 mile north of Lockett. Mrs. Cecilia Neason of Thalia died when her car was thrown about 200 yards off of the road into a pasture.

After striking the Lockett area, the tornado continued its northeastward movement toward Vernon. Photographs from Vernon show that the approaching tornado was very wide, appearing as a giant, boiling cloud on the ground. Tornado spotters had difficulty identifying the storm at first because of its massive size. However, tornado sirens were blown several minutes prior to the storm, an action that alerted many residents to the approaching danger. Fortunately, the tornado just missed the business district, but dealt a crippling blow to southern and eastern Vernon after entering the town at about 3:45 pm.

In southern Vernon, a multi-block residential area was destroyed, with some of the worst damage on Gordon and Atlanta Streets. At least three people were killed in their homes within this area. The tornado then moved into east Vernon where the Sands Motel, Canton cafe, a truck stop, Merchants Motor Freight, and Cardinal Equipment Building Company were all demolished. The Wilbarger Exhibit Building and the Texas Highway Department Warehouse were also destroyed.

Seven people were killed when the tornado swept a number of cars and trucks off Highway 287. The cars were nothing more than compacted masses of twisted metal after being blown off the road. After killing 10 people in Vernon and 1 in Lockett, the tornado crossed the Pease River killing a number of cows on the north bank.

After striking Vernon, Texas, the tornado moved northeast and crossed the Red River to the southwest of Davidson, Oklahoma and several miles west of the confluence point of the Pease and Red Rivers at 3:45 pm. The tornado moved east-northeast of Davidson and dissipated around 4:00 pm. At least 3 homes were destroyed with 5 more sustaining major damage. Many cattle were killed or injured. One man was injured when his car was thrown into a ditch. The tornado was on the ground in Oklahoma for a distance of 8 miles.

In its wake, the tornado left $27,000,000 in damage, with other damage coming from large hail and strong straight-line winds in the Vernon area. The tornado was on the ground for 26 miles in Texas and 11 miles in Oklahoma, with its parent thunderstorm producing three additional tornadoes in Oklahoma.

  04/10/1979 1555 74 10 F2 1 3 Wilbarger TX/ Wichita TX/ Tillman OK/ Cotton OK/ Comanche OK/ Stephens OK Harrold TX- 9 NNE Electra TX- Grandfield OK- Pumpkin Center OK- W of Marlow OK [One Fatality and 0 injuries in Texas. Zero fatalities and 3 injuries in Oklahoma. ]

The tornado first touched down in the vicinity of Harrold, Texas at about 3:55 pm CST. One person was killed as the tornado crossed U.S. Highway 287 near Harrold. The tornado moved northeast and crossed the Red River at about 4:10 pm CST. It then began to intensify and reached maximum strength at the Grandfield Airport at about 4:30 pm CST and then crossed OK State Highway 5 west of Walters. It continued northeast and crossed U.S. Highway 281/177 about 11 miles south of the Lawton Airport. The tornado passed through the Pumpkin Center area around 5:30 pm CST and moved across OK State Highway 7, where it damaged homes on both sides of the highway.

This was a very wide tornado, and 55 miles of its of 64-mile path were traversed in Oklahoma. Large hail was reported with the storm. In the Grandfield area, it damaged or destroyed 8 homes and 4 mobile homes. The Grandfield Airport was demolished, with 8 planes being destroyed and 1 damaged. Near Grandfield, 1 man was seriously injured when he tried to outrun the tornado but was overtaken. Two additional injuries were reported in the area.

Northwest of Walters, 4 houses and 1 mobile home were destroyed and 4 other homes were damaged. A grain elevator was demolished on OK State Highway 5, and another was destroyed near Hulen. In the Pumpkin Center area, 5 homes and 8 mobile homes were destroyed. Some of these homes had been hit by a tornado on April 5, 1978.

  04/10/1979 1605 9 120 F2 0 1 Tillman 1 S- 10 NE Hollister

The same parent supercell thunderstorm which had generated the tornado at Davidson, Oklahoma, moved to the east-northeast and produced a tornado which first touched down 1 mile south of Hollister. It continued east-northeast for approximately 11 miles before dissipating at 4:15 pm CST. Three houses were destroyed and others damaged. One man was injured when his home was demolished. This tornado was part of the April 10, 1979 Red River tornado outbreak.

  05/04/2001 1505-1506 0.5 200 F1 0 1 Tillman Grandfield

Numerous thunderstorms formed across southwest Oklahoma the afternoon of May 4th and spread northeastward. Three tornadoes were confirmed, along with many reports of severe winds.

This brief tornado formed on the west side of Grandfield near U.S. Highway 70 and tracked northward for approximately 0.5 miles, covering a distance of 5 to 6 blocks. Two grain storage bins were destroyed. The wall of a garage was blown out. Power poles were snapped, and large trees were pulled out of the ground and laid back down within 50 feet of their original location. In addition, stadium bleachers were blown over, and a chain-linked fence was destroyed. One man was injured when he was blown out of a barn.

  11/07/2011 1438-1513 17 500 EF4 0 0 Wilbarger TX/ Jackson/ Tillman 4.5 NE Fargo TX - 3 NNE Tipton

This tornado touched down about 4.5 miles northeast of Fargo, TX in far northern Wilbarger County and then quickly moved northeast and crossed the Red River into far southeastern Jackson County in Oklahoma. No damage was reported in either of these counties. The tornado then moved northeast into Tillman County about 9 miles south-southwest of Tipton and intensified into a violent tornado. The most severe damage occurred at the Oklahoma State University Agronomy Research Station. The buildings at the site were demolished, with most of the debris thrown into the nearby fields. The trees surrounding the site were debarked and splintered. Other damage was to the Tipton Mesonet site that took a direct hit. The wind speed maxed out at 86.4 mph before the site was demolished by flying debris. The tornado lifted about 3 miles north-northeast of Tipton.

 

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.