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Valley Rain and Mountain Snow for Portions of the West; Tranquil Weather for the East

Low pressure will progress inland across the west overnight with some valley rain and higher terrain snow as this system tracks across the Intermountain West on Monday. East of the Rocky Mountains, high pressure will keep the weather pattern tranquil with moderating temperatures expected for the center of the nation. Read More >

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Tornadoes by Year for the 1970s
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 Total
2 1 4 1 2 1 6 9 3 12 41
 
Tornadoes by Month for the 1970s
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
0 0 3 16 14 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 41
 
Tornadoes by Intensity for the 1970s
F? F0 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 Total
1 8 20 9 1 2 0 41
 
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 08/18/1970 1530 0.8 440 F2 0 1 Hardeman Goodlet
2 09/27/1970 1100 0.5 17 F0 0 0 Clay 7 N Petrolia
3 05/04/1971 1725 2 50 F2 0 0 Knox 1.5 S Munday
4 03/14/1972 1900 3 200 F1 0 0 Hardeman SE edge of Quanah- 3 E Quanah
5 03/14/1972 1915 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Hardeman 3 E Quanah
6 08/08/1972 2015 1 67 F1 0 0 Clay 3 E Byers
7 08/13/1972 1915 0.3 20 F1 0 0 Clay Prairie Flower Community
8 03/03/1973 1800 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Wichita Wichita Falls (near Midwestern University)
9 04/20/1974 1630 0.5 100 F1 0 0 Wichita Wichita Falls (5 ENE NWS Office)
10 08/27/1974 1300 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Knox 8 W Knox City
11 05/22/1975 1740 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Wichita 4 W Burkburnett
12 04/15/1976 1838 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Baylor 10 S Seymour
13 04/17/1976 0200 15 150 F3 0 1 Foard 10 SW Crowell- NW part of Crowell - NE of Crowell
14 04/17/1976 0200 4 150 F2 0 0 Foard 10 SW- 6 SW Crowell
15 05/30/1976 2100 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Hardeman 5 SE Quanah
16 05/30/1976 2217 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Hardeman ~9 S Quanah
17 06/23/1976 2030 0.8 440 F2 0 0 Knox 5 SW Munday
18 04/16/1977 1706 2 77 F1 0 0 Wichita W of Wichita Falls
19 04/19/1977 2242 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Wichita near Kadane Corner - just NE of Kamay
20 05/05/1977 1350 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Hardeman S part of Quanah
21 05/05/1977 1350 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Hardeman ~2 SW of Quanah
22 05/05/1977 1815 8 10 F1 0 0 Wichita 10 WSW Iowa Park - Iowa Park
23 05/05/1977 1830 6 10 F1 0 0 Wichita Kadane Corner - 3 NE Kamay
24 05/20/1977 1800 7 10 F2 0 0 Wilbarger Just S- 7 NNE Fargo
25 05/20/1977 2100 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Wichita ~4 S Iowa Park
26 09/12/1977 1829 5 30 F0 0 0 Wichita 2 NE- 6 NE Kamay
27 04/03/1978 1720 5 10 F0 0 0 Hardeman W of Williams (14 NW Quanah)
28 04/03/1978 1800 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Hardeman 8 SE Quanah
29 05/18/1978 2015 1.5 20 F? 0 0 Foard 1 W Crowell- Crowell
30 04/10/1979 1505 22 10 F2 0 1 Foard 2 S Foard City- 3 N Rayland
31 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]
32 04/10/1979 1520 3 100 F0 0 0 Foard 11 E Crowell
33 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. ]
34 04/10/1979 1649 10 300 F2 0 0 Baylor NW side of Seymour - 2 NNE Mabelle
35 04/10/1979 1708 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Wichita Near Rocky Point
36 04/10/1979 1750 47 1320 F4 42 1740 Archer TX/ Wichita TX/ Clay TX/ Jefferson OK 3 ENE Holliday TX- Wichita Falls TX- 4 E Byers TX- NNE of Waurika OK [All fatalities and injuries were in Texas]
37 04/10/1979 1800 2 50 F1 0 0 Wichita Wichita Falls (near Seymour Highway)
38 05/20/1979 1333 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Hardeman 2 SSE Copper Breaks Park
39 05/20/1979 1336 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Foard 3 N Thalia
40 05/20/1979 2022 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Baylor 10 NE Munday
41 06/08/1979 2000 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Foard 6 N Crowell
 

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").