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Tornado Track Map for Jackson County, OK
 
Jackson County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/12/1892         5 0 Jackson 5 SE Victory
  05/10/1905 1845 65 400   97 58 Jackson/ Kiowa 15 WSW Olustee - "Ralston" - "North Fork" - Snyder
  04/27/1912 1130   500     3 Jackson Near El Dorado - 2.5 E Martha - .5 W Blair
  04/18/1917 1855 30 50   1 15 Jackson/ Tillman/ Kiowa Near Altus to between Snyder and Manitou
  09/18/1923 1500   200   0 1 Jackson Near Olustee
  06/16/1928 1815 30 880   7 21 Jackson/ Kiowa Near Blair - near Headrick
  05/03/1938 1745 15 67   0 2 Jackson 1.5 SW Altus
  05/11/1947 1630 7 440   0 3 Jackson W and N of El Dorado
  05/31/1947 2045 10 200   0 3 Jackson Blair
  04/30/1949 1445 0.5 n   0 0 Jackson Near Midway
  05/18/1949 1930       0   Jackson NW of Altus
Jackson County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 04/24/1951 1803 3 10 F1 0 0 Jackson near Duke
2 04/20/1952 1600 1.5 440 F0 0 0 Jackson east of Duke
3 04/20/1952 1600 1.5 440 F0 0 0 Jackson east of Duke
4 04/20/1952 1600 1.5 440 F0 0 0 Jackson east of Duke
5 05/08/1955 2100 16 10 F1 0 0 Jackson near Duke - near Blair
6 05/11/1955 1500 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson near Altus
7 05/25/1955 0500 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson near Altus
8 05/25/1955 2300 6 300 F1 0 0 Jackson near Duke
9 07/02/1956 1530 1 50 F1 0 0 Jackson 5 SW Eldorado
10 04/02/1957 1830 44 150 F2 0 1 Jackson/ Kiowa 2.5 E Altus - just W of Mountain View
11 04/02/1957 1905 9 100 F0 0 0 Jackson SW of Altus AFB- Altus AFB- NNE of Altus AFB
12 04/22/1957 1800 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Jackson 6 S Duke
13 11/17/1958 0615 15 100 F2 0 0 Jackson Just N of Eldorado - Prairie Hill - 4 E Duke
14 11/17/1958 0930 1 10 F2 0 0 Jackson 2 SE Prairie Hill
15 03/25/1959 1300 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson SW of Blair
16 05/18/1960 1843 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Jackson 4 SE Humphreys
17 06/07/1960 1800 0.8 100 F3 0 0 Jackson 2 SSW Olustee (Olustee airport)
18 04/23/1961 1615 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Jackson 6 NW Altus
19 05/24/1962 1715 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Jackson 4 NW- 4 N Altus
20 05/24/1962 1716 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Jackson 3 SW Altus
21 05/24/1962 1725 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson 9 SW Altus
22 05/24/1962 1725 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson 9 SW Altus
23 05/26/1962 1702 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Jackson 10 NNW Altus
24 07/14/1962 1715 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Jackson Near Headrick
25 07/20/1962 1600 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Jackson Just S of Duke
26 05/09/1965 1330 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson SE of Duke
27 07/25/1969 1730 0.8 40 F2 0 0 Jackson Humphreys
28 04/29/1970 2225 171 250 F2 0 2 Jackson/ Kiowa/ Caddo/ Grady/ Canadian/ Oklahoma/ Logan/ Payne Near Olustee - 5 S Stillwater [tornado family. Not continuous path]
29 05/28/1970 1745 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson W of El Dorado
30 05/28/1970 1805 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson W of El Dorado
31 05/28/1970 1830 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson S of El Dorado
32 04/26/1972 2303 13 17 F1 0 0 Jackson Near Blair - S of Headrick
33 02/22/1975 0030 6 60 F1 0 4 Jackson Altus AFB - Friendship
34 02/22/1975 0030 5 100 F2 2 8 Jackson N part of Altus
35 05/29/1976 1729 0.3 30 F1 0 0 Jackson 5 E Altus
36 05/29/1976 1729 0.3 30 F1 0 0 Jackson 5 E Altus
37 05/20/1977 1420 10 880 F3 0 3 Jackson Altus - Altus AFB
38 03/31/1980 2100 0.2 10 F2 0 0 Jackson 4 ENE Altus
39 05/29/1980 1400 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson 8 SW Altus
40 05/29/1980 1928 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Jackson Altus
41 08/15/1981 1500 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Jackson 2 NW Martha
42 05/11/1982 1600 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson Near Creta
43 05/11/1982 1603 6 150 F2 0 0 Jackson 4 E Prairie Hill - 2 NW Duke
44 05/11/1982 1614 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson 8 S Blair
45 05/11/1982 1635 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson 6 W Blair
46 05/11/1982 1638 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson 2 S Altus
47 05/11/1982 1650 4 350 F3 0 41 Jackson SE Altus - Altus AFB - .5 NE Altus AFB
48 05/11/1982 1701 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson 1 SE Friendship
49 05/11/1982 1702 10 700 F3 2 18 Jackson/ Greer 1.5 SW Friendship - S Quartz Mountain S.P.
50 05/15/1982 1811 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson 1 E Blair
51 05/12/1983 2030 0.1 50 F2 0 0 Jackson 1 S Blair
52 05/13/1983 2114 0.1 50 F0 0 0 Jackson Near Duke
53 05/13/1985 0720 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson 5 E Elmer
54 05/14/1986 1429 6 300 F1 0 0 Jackson 5 S Altus- near Humphreys
55 05/14/1986 1442 6 300 F1 0 0 Jackson 2 NE Humphreys- 2 SE Headrick
56 04/28/1992 1925 0.5 30 F0 0 0 Jackson 3 W Blair
57 06/03/1995 2015 0.1 30 F1 0 0 Jackson 9 E Duke
58 06/03/1995 2141 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Jackson 4 SW Headrick
59 05/14/1996 1940 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jackson 2 N Blair
60 05/25/1999 1835-1841 1.5 50 F0 0 0 Jackson 3 W - 3 SW Altus AFB
61 05/31/1999 1924-1932 3 100 F1 0 0 Greer/ Jackson 3 SSW Hester - 1 SW Martha
62 05/31/1999 1937 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Jackson 5 NE Altus
63 05/19/2001 1323-1325 0.5 25 F0 0 0 Jackson 4 WNW Altus
64 04/15/2003 1823-1836 10 350 F2 0 0 Hardeman TX/ Jackson OK/ Harmon OK 2 N Williams TX - 9.5 S Gould OK [F1 in Oklahoma]
65 04/15/2003 1853-1859 4 50 F1 0 0 Jackson 1.5 S - 3 NE Duke
66 11/07/2011 1438-1513 17 500 EF4 0 0 Wilbarger TX/ Jackson OK/ Tillman OK 4.5 NE Fargo TX - 3 NNE Tipton [EF0 in Texas]
67 04/13/2012 1710-1712 0.5 25 EF0 0 0 Jackson 2 SE Blair
68 04/13/2012 1714-1716 0.5 25 EF0 0 0 Jackson 3 SE Blair
69 04/13/2012 1730-1735 2 400 EF0 0 0 Jackson 7 E - 9 E Blair
70 05/09/2013 1721 0.1 20 EF0 0 0 Jackson 9 SSW Altus
71 05/16/2015 1626-1745 42 1600 EF3 0 0 Hardeman TX/ Wilbarger TX/ Jackson OK/ Wilbarger TX/Jackson OK/ Tillman OK/ Kiowa OK 8 N Chillicothe TX - 3 E Snyder OK [EF0 in Texas]
72 05/18/2017 1302-1305 0.7 50 EF? 0 0 Jackson 2 NW Duke
73 05/18/2017 1311-1316 1.2 75 EF0 0 0 Jackson 3 N - 4 N Duke
74 05/24/2019 1735 0.5 20 EF0 0 0 Jackson 1 S Blair
 

Significant Tornadoes in Jackson County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
05/10/1905 2045  22# 880 F5 97* 58* Jackson/ Kiowa 3 SSW Humphreys - Snyder - 3 NE Snyder

This violent tornado developed about 2-3 miles southeast of the Frances school house (~3 miles south-southwest of Humphreys, OK) in old Greer County (now Jackson County). Homes were swept away about 14 miles southeast of Altus, OK. From its inception, this tornado moved east-northeast crossing the North Fork of the Red River near the mouth of Otter Creek. The tornado followed very close to Otter Creek curving to the northeast through what is now northern Tillman County (but was still part of Kiowa County at the time). Three people were killed about 6 miles southwest of Snyder, OK. As the tornado continued to the northeast it struck the city of Snyder around 8:45 pm CST.

The tornado moved into the Snyder beginning in the southwest corner of the town, and destroyed or damaged homes and other buildings west of Main Street and from 6th Street northward through the city. No buildings north of the railroad were left standing. After moving through Snyder, the tornado continued northeastward, destroying a couple of small residences within two miles of the town site, then lifted about three miles northeast of Snyder.

* Current "official" numbers. # Path length is approximated and is based on research done by NWS Norman staff.

  04/18/1917 1855 30 50 F3 1 15 Jackson/ Tillman/ Kiowa Near Altus to between Snyder and Manitou

A tornado destroyed a school 2 miles southwest of Snyder, OK and then swept northeastward through the residence section on the southeast side of the city of Snyder. The path width was about 150 yards wide and about 75 buildings were either damaged or destroyed. One person was killed and 15 persons were injured. Many horses and cattle were killed, and property losses totaled about $100,000.

  06/16/1928 1815 30 880 F4 7 21 Jackson/ Kiowa Near Blair - near Headrick

The tornado moved southeast from about 5 miles northwest of Blair, OK and passed directly through the town. Many homes were swept away on the southwest side of Blair, and the tornado killed three persons in the town. The tornado moved southeast and killed four people near Headrick, OK before dissipating. Over 1,000 cattle were killed by the tornado and downburst winds produced by the parent supercell thunderstorm.

  06/05/1936 1730 6 75 F3 1 1 Kiowa SW of Snyder

This tornado moved to the north and passed 4 miles west of Snyder. One person was killed and one person was injured. Several buildings were demolished, and 20 head of cattle and several horses were killed.

  02/22/1975 0030 5 100 F2 2 8 Jackson N part of Altus

Two tornadoes occurred in the Altus, OK area with the second tornado being a killer tornado. The first tornado touched down at 12:20 am CST on February 22, 1975 near the Altus Air Force Base and north-northeastward to the Friendship, OK community. Several C-5 airplanes were turned 90 degrees at the air base. Several mobile homes were destroyed or damaged and several houses were damaged. The damage path was 5 miles long and 60 yards wide.

A second tornado touched down in the northern part of Altus at 12:30 am CST on February 22, 1975. It also moved north-northeastward through the LaVillita mobile home park where 2 people were killed and 8 persons were injured. The damage path for this tornado was 5 miles long and 100 yards wide.

  05/11/1982 1702 10 700 F3 2 18 Jackson/ Greer 1.5 SW Friendship - S Quartz Mountain State Park

The tornado formed 1.5 miles southwest of Friendship, OK in Jackson County and moved north-northwest to just south of Quartz Mountain State Park in Greer County. The tornado was large and composed of as many as 6 vortices at times. The damage path was up to 1.2 miles in width, but there were areas without damage inside the path due to the multiple vortex nature of the tornado.

A 4-year-old girl and her 25-year-old aunt were killed when a mobile home was destroyed 2 miles west of Friendship. Approximately 25 houses and 5 mobile homes were damaged or destroyed. Numerous cattle were killed or injured and 10 to 15 greyhounds were killed. Damages were estimated at $500,000.

11/07/2011 1438-1513 17 500 EF4 0 0 Wilbarger TX/ Jackson OK/ Tillman OK 4.5 NE Fargo TX - 3 NNE Tipton [EF0 in Texas]

This tornado touched down about 4.5 miles northeast of Fargo, TX in far northern Wilbarger County and then quickly moved northeast and crossed the Red River into far southeastern Jackson County in Oklahoma. No damage was reported in either of these counties. The tornado then moved northeast into Tillman County about 9 miles south-southwest of Tipton, OK and intensified into a violent tornado. The most severe damage occurred at the Oklahoma State University Agronomy Research Station. The buildings at the site were demolished, with most of the debris thrown into the nearby fields. The trees surrounding the site were debarked and splintered. Other damage was to the Tipton Mesonet site that took a direct hit. The wind speed maxed out at 86.4 mph before the site was demolished by flying debris. The tornado lifted about 3 miles north-northeast of Tipton.

 

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.