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Tornado Track Map for Choctaw County, OK
 
Choctaw County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/27/1912 1830   167   1 3 Choctaw N of Hugo; "Butler"
  10/08/1919 eve           Choctaw Soper and "Cody"
  10/08/1919 2008 7 300   3   Choctaw "Ervin" (7 SE Hugo) and "Huskey" (3 S Fort Towson)
  04/25/1924 1530 60 200   0 0 Choctaw/ McCurtain Near Hugo - S of Smithville
  04/18/1927 2330 20 880   11 12 Choctaw Near Sawyer and Fort Towson
  03/03/1944 1830 50 100   0 35 Choctaw Near Hugo
  03/16/1945 2345       0 0 Choctaw 2 E Hugo
  10/17/1946 1745   100   0 0 Choctaw Near Goodland (SW of Hugo)
  04/30/1949 1731 55 440   1 3 Bryan/ Choctaw Near Utica - "Nelson" (6 N Soper) (not continous)
  04/30/1949 1800 50* 1760   2 6 Choctaw/ Pushmataha SW of Boswell - near "Spencerville" (12 NE Hugo) (not continuous)
Choctaw County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 04/30/1954 0930 1 150 F3 0 12 Choctaw Hugo
2 04/02/1957 1915 17 10 F1 0 0 Choctaw near Grant - 10 NE Hugo
3 08/27/1959 0115 2 100 F1 0 0 Choctaw SW of Hugo - Hugo
4 05/04/1960 2116 31 150 F4 0 3 Choctaw/ Pushmataha Soper; near Snow [not continuous]
5 05/20/1960 0031 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Choctaw Frogville
6 03/05/1961 2115 4 50 F2 0 0 Choctaw 3 SE Boswell
7 05/05/1961 1830 0.1 10 F3 0 0 Choctaw E edge of Hugo
8 04/03/1964 2130 1.5 10 F1 0 0 Choctaw 4 N Hugo
9 03/19/1979 1705 10 30 F1 0 0 Choctaw W of Hugo - Messer
10 04/03/1981 1900 2 33 F1 0 0 Choctaw Near Boswell
11 10/13/1981 1800 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Choctaw Unger
12 04/02/1982 1510 8 100 F3 0 0 Choctaw N of Boswell - Near Soper
13 04/02/1982 1550 53 500 F5 0 29 Choctaw/ McCurtain S of Speer- near Messer- Hugo Lake- S edge of Broken Bow- 4 SE Eagleton
14 11/22/1983 1438 1 100 F2 0 0 Choctaw 3 NE Soper
15 06/05/1991 1232-1240 4 100 F0 0 0 Atoka/ Choctaw 11 SE Lane- 7 NNE Boswell
16 05/11/1999 1930 1 50 F0 0 0 Choctaw 3 N Soper
17 11/22/1999 1644 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Choctaw 2 SW Hugo
18 11/22/1999 1653 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Choctaw 4 N Hugo
19 10/17/2007 1614 0.1 50 EF0 0 0 Choctaw 3 NE Fort Towson
20 03/31/2008 1810 0.1 75 EF0 0 0 Choctaw 7 NW Sawyer
21 04/09/2008 1810 0.1 75 EF0 0 0 Choctaw 1 N Soper
22 12/12/2015 1803-1806 3 250 EF1 0 0 Choctaw 2.5 SSE - 1.5 NE Fort Towson
23 05/09/2016 1722-1742 14 3100 EF3 0 2 Bryan/ Choctaw 3.5 ESE Bennington - 6.5 ESE Boswell
24 05/09/2016 1802-1810 6 650 EF1 0 0 Choctaw 3 W Hugo - Hugo - 3 E Hugo
25 05/09/2016 1818-1830 6 150 EF? 0 0 Choctaw 6.5 NW Sawyer - 2.5 S Spencerville
26 05/09/2016 1825-1826 0.5 75 EF? 0 0 Choctaw 4.5 NNW - 4.5 N Sawyer
 

Significant Tornadoes in Choctaw County

  Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
  04/02/1982 1550 53 500 F5 0 29 Choctaw/ McCurtain S of Speer- near Messer- Hugo Lake- S edge of Broken Bow- 4 SE Eagleton

A powerful, long, wide-tracked tornado touched down just south of Speer in Choctaw County and moved east-southeastward near Messer and across the Hugo Reservoir. It then moved nearly due east to just north of Valliant, to just south of Wright City and  through the town Golden. It continued through the south tip of Broken Bow before eventually dissipating 4 miles southeast of Eagletown in McCurtain County. The total path length for this tornado was 53 miles, and it had a maximum width of 1.5 miles near Golden. The physical state of this tornado varied as it morphed between multiple vortex and solid funnel phases during its lifetime.

In the Messer area, a new house that was destroyed even had the carpet pulled up, and all that remained on the slab were the carpet tack strips. In addition, a 2'x4' board was driven through an oak tree in the area. The Tri-Night Motel sign of Broken Bow was found 30 miles away in Arkansas.

The tornado injured 29 people, and damages to real property estimated in excess of $7 million while losses for timber and other crops was in excess of $1 million Approximately 30-40 houses and 30-40 large barns were destroyed. About 10-15 large chicken houses were also destroyed with significant losses of poultry occurring. A total of 5-10 trailer houses as well as a motel, lumber yard, church, airplane, farm equipment, vehicles, power lines, timber, etc. were also destroyed by the tornado.

This tornado was part of the April 2, 1982 tornado outbreak which produced 56 tornadoes in 11 states, killing 30 persons and injuring another 383 people. This was the only F5 Tornado that occurred in the 1980's in Oklahoma.

 

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.