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Three Areas of Hazardous Weather

A stalled front along the Gulf Coast into Texas will continue to produce rounds of thunderstorms and heavy rain with flooding over the next couple of days. Meanwhile, a potent system will produce heavy snow and gusty winds across the central Rockies into the High Plains through Friday. Finally, a coastal storm will deliver locally heavy rain, gusty winds and mainly mountain snow in New England. 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.