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Tornado Track Map for Garvin County, OK
 
Garvin County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/20/1910         1 3 Garvin McCarty (11 SW Pauls Valley)
  06/14/1916 0330       0   Garvin Near Stratford
  05/03/1934 1715 7 85   0 20 Garvin Wynnewood
  04/30/1949 1630 25 150   0 1 Garvin/ McClain SE of Lindsay - near Wayne
Garvin County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 02/19/1953 1940 1.3 17 F1 0 0 Garvin 7 S Lindsay
2 05/11/1953 1630 2 33 F1 0 0 Garvin NE of Wynnewood
3 06/05/1953 2115 17 10 F3 0 0 Garvin/ Murray Wynnewood - near Sulpher
4 04/27/1954 0200 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Garvin Near Antioch
5 06/07/1954 2035 13 880 F1 0 0 Murray/ Garvin Near Davis - Near Wynnewood
6 06/18/1955 0030 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Garvin W of Wynnewood
7 04/02/1957 1650 12 400 F2 0 1 Murray/ Garvin 4 NW Sulphur - 5 S Stratford
8 05/24/1957 1800 31 440 F2 0 0 Garvin/ McClain/ Pottawatomie SW of Wynnewood - Wynnewood; S of Wanette - Wanette - 6 NW McComb
9 05/30/1957 1615 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Garvin 3 E Elmore City
10 11/17/1958 0830 9 500 F2 0 0 Garvin/ Pontotoc Near Stratford - near Oil Center
11 02/09/1959 2100 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Garvin 4 W Erin Springs
12 05/05/1960 1445 7 200 F3 0 0 Garvin Wallville
13 05/05/1960 1900 6 10 F2 0 0 Garvin Near Wynnewood
14 05/18/1960 1515 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Garvin 4 NW Pauls Valley
15 02/17/1961 1815 73 300 F3 0 11 Garvin/ Pontotoc/ Pottawatomie/ Seminole/ Hughes/ Okfuskee/ Okmulgee Stratford - Konawa - Wewoka - S of Shulter [tornado family]
16 03/05/1961 1715 1 100 F2 0 1 Garvin Pauls Valley
17 07/02/1961 1500 0.8 100 F1 0 0 Garvin Near Purdy
18 08/26/1964 1530 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Garvin 3 E Maysville
19 04/14/1965 1800 0.1 33 F1 0 0 Garvin Near Lindsay
20 05/13/1968 1215 1 200 F1 0 0 Garvin 1 E Maysville
21 05/13/1968 1245 3 150 F1 0 0 Garvin 2 NW- 3 N Pauls Valley
22 04/19/1972 1700 28 10 F4 5 6 Carter/ Murray/ Garvin 5 SW Ratliff City- 5 NW Davis
23 05/28/1972 2115 0.1 27 F0 0 0 Garvin 5 S Pauls Valley
24 04/19/1973 2345 17 250 F2 0 2 Garvin S of- just E of- N of Pauls Valley
25 06/04/1973 2148 0.2 17 F1 0 0 Garvin .5 S Stratford
26 02/22/1975 0300 3 60 F2 0 14 Garvin NW part of Lindsay - just NE of Lindsay
27 02/20/1976 1720 4 20 F0 0 0 Garvin SW of Lindsay - Lindsay - 2.5 NE Lindsay
28 05/15/1977 2000 1 33 F0 0 0 Garvin 1 S Elmore City
29 05/15/1977 2014 1 33 F0 0 0 Garvin ~3 S Lindsay
30 05/19/1977 1630 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Garvin N of Foster
31 05/19/1977 1723 3 100 F2 0 1 Garvin Near White Bead- 3 E White Bead
32 05/19/1977 1736 1 100 F1 0 0 Garvin 1.5 SW Paoli
33 05/20/1977 2330 3 50 F1 0 0 Garvin Katie
34 05/23/1981 1600 2 50 F1 0 0 Garvin E of Katie
35 06/28/1983 1805 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Garvin 2 W Maysville
36 05/02/1984 1554 3 77 F2 0 0 Garvin Just E- 3 E of Wynnewood
37 09/08/1984 1900 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Garvin 4 E Maysville
38 05/14/1986 1749 0.5 23 F1 0 0 Garvin unknown specific location
39 05/16/1986 2310 0.5 73 F1 0 0 Garvin Wynnewood
40 03/13/1990 1950-2045 28 150 F2 0 0 Garvin 8 SSW Elmore City- Pauls Valley- 4 SW Byers
41 05/04/1991 1558 0.3 20 F0 0 0 Garvin 2 SSW Elmore City
42 05/11/1992 1225 2 50 F0 0 0 Garvin 3 W- 1 W Stratford
43 04/17/1995 1845 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Murray/ Garvin 2.5 NW Joy
44 05/07/1995 1510-1520 6 200 F1 0 0 Garvin 11 SSW- 6 SSW Stratford
45 05/25/1997 1728 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Garvin 7 S Maysville
46 05/25/1997 1813 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Garvin 7 S Stratford
47 05/07/2008 1556-1557 0.5 30 EF1 0 1 Garvin 5 ESE Paoli
48 04/29/2009 0911-0920 7 40 EF1 0 0 Garvin/ McClain 4 W - 5 N Stratford
49 05/19/2010 1931-1953 18 375 EF1 0 0 Garvin/ Murray 7 WSW Wynnewood - Joy - 8 N Sulphur
50 04/22/2011 1902-1905 0.4 50 EF0 0 0 Garvin 4 NW Stratford
51 05/30/2013 1658-1659 0.4 200 EF0 0 0 Garvin 1 NE Pernell
52 05/23/2015 1716 0.2 50 EF0 0 0 Garvin 9 S Stratford
53 05/23/2015 1805 0.5 50 EF1 0 0 Garvin 3 ESE Maysville
54 05/09/2016 1506-1527 9 400 EF4 1 0 Garvin 1.25 S - 8 E Katie
55 10/07/2018 1638-1639 1 20 EF0 0 0 Murray/ Garvin 3 W - 2 W Davis
56 04/22/2020 1517-1522 2.2 600 EF1 0 0 Garvin 6 SW Pauls Valley - 5 WNW Wynnewood
 

Significant Tornadoes in Garvin County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/19/1972 1700 28 N/A F4 5 6 Carter/ Murray/ Garvin 5 SW Ratliff City - 5 NW Davis

This tornado touched about 5 miles southwest of Ratliff City , OKat 5:00 pm CST, and then moved east-northeastward along an intermittent, 27-mile path at approximately 35 mph.  The condensation funnel was visible on the ground for about 20 percent of the time, and at tree top level for the remainder of the time.

The heaviest damage from the tornado was concentrated in an area extending from 2 miles south of Ratliff City to northwest of the junction of U.S. Interstate Highway I-35 and OK State Highway 7. Ten to fifteen buildings were damaged along the storm path. Three injuries occurred when a wood frame house was completely destroyed south of Ratliff City.  Approximately 7 miles west-northwest of the town of Davis,OK, a home was leveled with only a few concrete blocks remaining around the foundation.  At this home, five deaths and three injuries occurred.

  05/09/2016 1506-1527 9 400 EF4 1 0 Garvin 1.25 S - 8 E Katie

A tornado developed 1.25 miles south of the community of Katie, OK, or about 3.4 miles north of Hennepin. The tornado was observed to be very dynamic as it moved east-northeast and east. Initially damage was confined to trees until the tornado crossed Garvin County Road 1690 where a home was destroyed where only interior walls remained standing. To the east of this house, two mobile homes were damaged on the southern periphery of the tornado path. The tornado moved east-northeast damaging another mobile home, then east removing the roof from a home on Indian Meridian Road.

The tornado varied in movement between northeast and southeast as it approached and crossed Garvin County Road 1680. A home was destroyed near county County Road 1680 and Indian Meridian Road where an EF-4 rating was applied (DI 2, DOD 9). Further east, a fatality occurred when the tornado destroyed a modular home. After destroying another home, the tornado moved northeast and dissipated near U.S. Interstate Highway I-35.

 

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.