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Winter Weather Across the North, Flood Potential for Pacific Northwest

Through this weekend, a clipper system will produce light to moderate snow, and gusty winds, across Great Lakes and interior northeast. Meanwhile, atmospheric river event will unfold to generate moderate-to-heavy rainfall in the Pacific Northwest. Dry weather and occasionally gusty winds will elevate the fire weather concerns across Southern California and part of the Southern Plains. Read More >

Rank Location Date Damage ($)
1. Newcastle-South OKC-Moore tornado 05/20/2013 $2 billion
2. Bridge Creek-OKC-Moore-Del City tornado 05/03/1999 $1 billion
3. Moore-OKC-Choctaw tornado 05/08/2003 $370 million
4. Altus-Altus AFB tornado 05/11/1982 $200 million
5. Ardmore tornado 05/07/1995 $100+ million
6. Cordell tornado 10/09/2001 $100 million
7. Tulsa tornado 04/19/1981 $75-100 million
8. Stroud tornado 05/03/1999 $60 million
9. Catoosa tornado 04/24/1993 $50+ million
10. Downtown Bartlesville 03/15/1982 $30-40 million
Note: Some of the damage costs listed here are estimates. Tornado climatologists are continuing their research to determine better damage costs for some of the events. In addition, the damage costs listed have not been adjusted for inflation to current dollar amounts.