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Tornado Track Map for Jefferson County, OK
 
Jefferson County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  06/05/1936 2100 20 880   3 5 Jefferson/ Stephens Near Hastings
  06/05/1936 2100       0 0 Jefferson Near Hastings
  06/05/1936 2100       0 0 Jefferson Near Hastings
  06/05/1936 2200 20     2 8 Jefferson NW part of County - Waurika
Jefferson County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 05/01/1954 1745 8 300 F3 0 0 Cotton/ Jefferson/ Stephens southern Cotton county - S of Hastings - near Addington - southern Stephens County
2 04/28/1956 1600 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Jefferson 8 E Waurika
3 08/07/1956 1600 1.5 10 F1 0 0 Jefferson near Waurika
4 04/02/1957 1530 2 10 F1 0 0 Jefferson 2.5 N Ringling
5 03/25/1959 1730 1 20 F1 0 0 Jefferson Terral
6 05/26/1959 2010 2 100 F1 0 0 Jefferson 14 E Waurika
7 04/14/1965 1700 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Jefferson Near Waurika
8 05/07/1968 1315 2 50 F0 0 0 Jefferson 2 N- 4 NNE Grady
9 05/16/1968 1800 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jefferson 7 N Ringling
10 05/06/1969 1715 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Jefferson Near Ringling
11 03/13/1973 1250 0.5 33 F0 0 0 Jefferson S of Waurika
12 03/24/1973 1340 0.5 17 F0 0 0 Jefferson Near Terrell
13 04/20/1974 1633 6 100 F3 0 0 Jefferson 3 NW Waurika
14 04/19/1976 1425 4 440 F2 0 0 Jefferson 7 E Waurika
15 05/30/1976 1631 1.3 100 F1 0 0 Jefferson 11 W Ringling
16 05/30/1976 1800 1 33 F1 0 0 Jefferson ~4 E Addington
17 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]
18 04/22/1981 1715 20 10 F0 0 0 Jefferson 5 NE Addington - 6 S Ringling
19 10/17/1981 0345 0.1 10 F1 0 2 Jefferson near Hastings
20 05/13/1983 1725 1 50 F0 0 0 Jefferson 3 W Ringling
21 03/13/1990 1801-1900 21 73 F1 0 0 Jefferson/ Stephens 5 W Waurika- 3 SW Loco
22 03/13/1990 1858-1937 22 200 F3 0 1 Jefferson/ Stephens/ Carter 5 SSW Loco- Ratliff City- 3 NE Ratliff City
23 05/08/1993 1625 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Jefferson 1 SW Ryan
24 05/08/1993 1648 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Jefferson 3 ENE Ryan
25 05/08/1993 1735 0.2 40 F1 0 0 Jefferson 8 W Ringling
26 04/19/1995 1840 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Jefferson 2 W Addigton
27 04/21/1996 1730-1735 5 150 F1 0 0 Jefferson/ Carter 4 N Ringling- 4 NW Healdton
28 08/11/1996 1730 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Jefferson 5 N Ringling
29 05/08/2003 0032-0040 6 150 F2 0 0 Jefferson 4 W - 2 SE Cornish
30 02/10/2009 1845-1943 39 880 EF4 8 46 Montague TX/ Jefferson OK/ Love OK/ Carter OK near Spanish Fort TX - Lone Grove OK - 4 SSE Springer OK
31 05/10/2010 1605-1614 5 50 EF1 0 0 Jefferson Hastings - Waurika Lake (5 ENE Hastings)
32 05/10/2010 1644-1646 1.5 30 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 9 WSW - 7.5 WSW Cornish
33 05/27/2014 1255 0.1 30 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 5 W Ringling
34 05/08/2015 1740 0.5 50 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 6 W Waurika
35 05/08/2015 1808 0.2 50 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 1 E Waurika
36 05/19/2015 1716-1719 1 400 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 4 NNW Terral
37 05/19/2015 1723-1731 1 250 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 4 SSE Ryan
38 05/19/2015 1740-1744 2 200 EF0 0 0 Jefferson 4 W - 2 WNW Oscar
39 05/27/2017 2206-2213 3 100 EF? 0 0 Jefferson 9 WNW - 7 WNW Ringling
40 05/01/2019 1226 0.5 20 EF? 0 0 Jefferson 4 SSW Waurika
41 05/01/2019 1308 0.2 30 EF? 0 0 Jefferson 7 E Addington
 

Significant Tornadoes in Jefferson County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  02/10/2009 1848-1943 37 880 EF4 8 46 Montague TX/ Jefferson/ Love/ Carter Near Spanish Fort TX - 1 W Petersburg - Lone Grove - 4 SSE Springer

This long track tornado developed over extreme northern Montague County in north Texas, near the Red River, and continued northeast into Jefferson and Love Counties crossing through rural farmland north of Courtney, Rubottom and Oswalt. The tornado then crossed into Carter County, with sporadic damage noted in the sparsely populated areas in the southwest part of the county. The tornado appeared to reach its maximum width and intensity as it approached and moved through Lone Grove, OK. The tornado destroyed or severely damaged numerous mobile homes, homes and businesses in and around Lone Grove. Numerous mobile homes were completely obliterated with few recognizable pieces left. EF-4 damage was noted at two locations, one in Lone Grove and the other in the Majestic Hills area north of Ardmore, OK. Numerous vehicles were rolled or thrown, some for considerable distances. Six of the fatalities occurred in mobile homes and one in a well-built home that sustained EF-4 damage. The eighth fatality occurred when a truck driving south on U.S. Interstate Highway I-35 was hit by the tornado killing the driver.

The tornado continued northeast, with major damage reported in the Majestic Hills addition and crossing U.S. Interstate Highway I-35 about a mile and a half north of the Prairie Valley Road exit. At least eight homes and a small private school were destroyed in the Majestic Hills neighborhood. It moved through rural areas of Northeast Carter County to the east of Springer, OK. Approximately 46 people were injured, with 14 seriously injured. Eight people died in the Lone Grove area. At least 114 homes were damaged or destroyed, with at least 3500 losing power in and around Carter county. Debris from this tornado was picked up as far away as Sulphur. Monetary damage estimates were not available. Damage was estimated at $3 million.

 

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.