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Heavy Precipitation and Strong Winds in the West; Locally Severe Weather in the East

Several atmospheric river events will bring widespread moderate to heavy precipitation and strong winds to much of the Pacific Northwest and California through early next week. A few storms might produce locally strong to damaging wind gusts over a portion of eastern North Carolina on Friday. Read More >

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Tornadoes by Month for the 1950s
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
0 0 3 5 13 5 1 5 2 1 1 0 36
 
Tornadoes by Intensity for the 1950s
F? F0 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 Total
1 6 11 13 3 2 0 36
 
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 04/20/1951 1510 1.5 17 F2 0 0 Wichita near Wichita Falls
2 05/09/1951 1700 5 33 F2 0 0 Wichita Iowa Park - near Wichita Falls
3 03/17/1952 1930 0.1 33 F1 0 0 Wichita 5.5 SSW Wichita Falls Airport
4 03/13/1953 1400 14 50 F4 17 25 Haskell/ Knox near Judd... O'Brien and Knox City
5 06/19/1953 1730 0.1 10 F1 0 1 Wichita unknown specific location
6 08/11/1953 1745 5 17 F0 0 0 Knox near Knox City
7 08/11/1953 1900 0.1 880 F2 0 0 Wichita/ Clay Wichita Falls and Suburban Areas
8 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]
9 05/01/1954 2115 n/a 67 F2 0 0 Clay/ Montague near Buffalo Springs - near Bowie
10 06/01/1954 2030 1.9 133 F2 0 0 Knox near Vera
11 06/01/1954 2055 6 50 F3 1 4 Wichita 1.5 NE Iowa Park then SE
12 06/30/1954 1500 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Hardeman E of Quanah
13 04/05/1955 0830 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Clay near Henrietta
14 04/06/1955 0245 22 10 F3 0 0 Jack/ Clay near Antelope - near Newport
15 05/17/1955 1500 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Hardeman 3 S Chillicothe
16 05/19/1955 1500 32 33 F1 0 0 King/ Knox between Guthrie and Benjamin
17 05/25/1955 2330 12 300 F2 0 0 Knox 9 W Knox City
18 05/26/1955 0138 1.3 33 F2 0 0 Wichita near Wichita Falls
19 06/08/1955 1500 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Archer/ Baylor Lake Diversion
20 07/28/1955 1540 1 10 F1 0 0 Wilbarger 5 S Vernon
21 05/23/1956 2000 0.5 17 F1 0 0 Wilbarger 12 S Vernon
22 05/27/1956 1630 13 17 F0 0 0 Knox/ Haskell near Judd and Knox City
23 05/27/1956 1630 10 17 F0 0 0 Knox/ Haskell near Judd and Knox City
24 08/08/1956 1600 2 50 F2 0 0 Clay Byers (west side)
25 04/25/1957 1605 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Archer 10 S Wichita Falls
26 05/24/1957 2030 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Baylor 10 SW Seymour
27 08/12/1957 1550 0.4 100 F2 0 0 Baylor/ Throckmorton 15 SW Seymour
28 09/20/1957 1800 0.5 150 F1 0 0 Wilbarger 6 N Vernon (at airport)
29 09/20/1957 1800 0.5 150 F1 0 0 Wilbarger 6 N Vernon (at airport)
30 10/07/1957 1915 2 10 F2 0 0 Baylor W of Seymour
31 03/08/1958 0010 1.3 33 F1 0 0 Baylor Seymour and Bomarton areas
32 04/02/1958 1755 16 333 F3 1 14 Wichita/ Clay Wichita Falls - near 'Deandale'
33 08/20/1958 1645 1 50 F2 0 1 Knox near Vera
34 11/17/1958 0715 5 200 F2 0 0 Wichita 4 W Wichita Falls
35 05/08/1959 2210 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Archer Near Holliday
36 05/15/1959 1940 0.7 100 F0 0 0 Baylor 35 SW Electra
 

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.