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Tornado Track Map for Kiowa County, OK
 
Kiowa County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  05/10/1905 1845 65 400   97 58 Jackson/ Kiowa 15 WSW Olustee - "Ralston" - "North Fork" - Snyder
  11/04/1905 1745       8 20 Kiowa Near Mountain View
  04/27/1912 1230 85 880   15 39 Kiowa/ Washita/ Caddo/ Canadian Lugert - near Hobart - Colony - near Hinton - near Calumet
  04/27/1912 2045 12         Kiowa/ Washita Near Hobart - near Sentinel
  04/18/1917 1855 30 50   1 15 Jackson/ Tillman/ Kiowa Near Altus to between Snyder and Manitou
  06/16/1928 1815 30 880   7 21 Jackson/ Kiowa Near Blair - near Headrick
  04/19/1929 1900 15 1320   3 35 Kiowa/ Caddo 10 SW Mountain View - ?
  05/27/1935 aft 6 440   0 3 Kiowa Near Hobart (just E of Babbs)
  06/05/1936 1730 6 75   1 1 Kiowa SW of Snyder
  06/23/1936 1630 1 200   0 0 Kiowa 2 SE Cold Spring
  04/30/1942 0530 0.5 50   0 0 Kiowa Snyder
  04/09/1944 1730 5 220   0 3 Kiowa Hobart
  05/18/1949 2038   40   0   Kiowa Near Hobart
Kiowa County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 04/28/1950 1417 21 400 F3 1 1 Kiowa/ Washita near Lugert (15 SW Hobart) - near Lone Wolf - near Sentinel
2 05/23/1952 0430 17 100 F1 0 0 Kiowa east of Snyder
3 06/05/1953 1615 0.1 250 F0 0 0 Kiowa S of Mountain View
4 08/04/1953 1628 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Kiowa near Hobart
5 08/11/1953 1655 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Kiowa 2 S Lone Wolf
6 05/01/1954 1415 69 440 F4 0 2 Foard TX/ Wilbarger TX/ Tillman OK/ Kiowa OK Crowell and Elliot areas TX - E of Tipton OK - near Snyder OK [No injuries in Oklahoma]
7 07/08/1954 1650 0.1 27 F0 0 0 Kiowa 10 NE Hobart
8 05/11/1955 1015 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Kiowa near Hobart
9 06/14/1955 2030 18 500 F2 0 0 Kiowa Near Snyder
10 06/17/1955 2040 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Kiowa near Lugert
11 04/02/1957 1830 44 150 F2 0 1 Jackson/ Kiowa 2.5 E Altus - just W of Mountain View
12 05/22/1957 0615 15 10 F2 0 0 Kiowa/ Washita/ Caddo 5 SW Mountain View - near Eakly
13 05/22/1957 0700 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Kiowa 6 W Mountain Park
14 06/11/1958 1730 1 33 F0 0 0 Kiowa near Cold Springs
15 03/20/1959 1345 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Kiowa 3 S Mountain View
16 05/19/1959 1900 23 880 F1 0 0 Kiowa/ Comanche E Kiowa County - NW Comanche County (11 E Mountain Park)
17 06/21/1959 1830 0.1 50 F0 0 0 Kiowa Near Hobart
18 07/22/1959 1830 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Kiowa Near Mountain Park
19 07/22/1959 1830 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Kiowa Near Mountain Park
20 05/24/1962 2313 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Kiowa 4 SW Snyder
21 05/25/1962 1900 7 10 F1 0 0 Kiowa 7 W - Just W of Hobart
22 06/05/1962 2045 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Kiowa Near Gotebo
23 04/22/1968 1400 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Kiowa ~4 E Hobart
24 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]
25 06/18/1973 1700 0.5 83 F2 0 0 Kiowa 10 SW Carnegie
26 02/22/1975 0100 5 77 F2 1 2 Kiowa W of Snyder - Mountain Park
27 06/23/1976 2355 0.3 30 F1 0 0 Kiowa 3 W Snyder
28 05/20/1977 1800 4 100 F2 0 0 Kiowa Near Snyder
29 04/01/1978 1900 2 50 F1 0 0 Kiowa 7 SW Carnegie
30 04/05/1978 1745 6 50 F1 0 0 Kiowa 4 SW- 2 NE Lone Wolf
31 06/16/1980 1823 0.5 100 F0 0 0 Kiowa 4 NNE Roosevelt
32 04/11/1981 1900 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Kiowa unknown specific location
33 04/12/1981 1830 1 10 F1 0 0 Kiowa 8 W Roosevelt
34 05/22/1981 1830 15 100 F2 0 0 Kiowa/ Washita/ Caddo N of Mountain View - 6 N Alfalfa
35 05/28/1981 1900 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Kiowa Near Hobart
36 05/11/1982 1755 7 100 F3 0 0 Kiowa 2 S- 4 NNW Lone Wolf
37 05/15/1982 1920 7 50 F1 0 0 Kiowa N of Roosevelt - N of Cooperton
38 05/15/1982 1920 7 50 F1 0 0 Kiowa N of Roosevelt - N of Cooperton
39 05/15/1982 1926 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Kiowa 3 SW Hobart
40 05/13/1983 1920 0.1 50 F0 0 0 Kiowa Near Lone Wolf
41 05/13/1983 1945 0.1 50 F2 0 0 Kiowa 5 ESE Hobart
42 05/13/1983 2050 0.1 50 F0 0 0 Kiowa 10 SW Mountain View
43 06/02/1985 1820 0.2 10 F0 0 0 Kiowa 4 W Gotebo
44 06/02/1985 1825 0.2 10 F0 0 0 Kiowa 3 E Gotebo
45 06/02/1985 1915 0.2 10 F0 0 0 Kiowa 5 SW Mountain View
46 04/26/1986 1910 7 100 F1 0 0 Kiowa 4 ESE Roosevelt- 4 SSE Cooperton
47 04/26/1986 1937 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Kiowa S of Mountain View
48 05/14/1986 1505 1.1 73 F1 0 0 Tillman/ Kiowa 5 SW- 3 SW Snyder
49 05/14/1986 1509 3 500 F2 0 0 Kiowa 2 S-2 SE Snyder
50 10/01/1986 2107 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Kiowa 10 NW Lone Wolf
51 07/17/1987 1530 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Kiowa 3 S Snyder
52 10/29/1989 1646 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Kiowa 4 W Snyder
53 05/07/1993 2048-2051 0.8 70 F0 0 0 Kiowa 4 NNW- 3 N Cooperton
54 06/09/1995 1400-1402 0.7 100 F0 0 0 Kiowa 1 NNE Lugert
55 06/09/1995 1520 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Kiowa 6 S Gotebo
56 07/09/1995 1740-1747 3 63 F0 0 0 Kiowa 4 S- 5 SSE Hobart
57 05/26/1996 1425-1428 1 10 F0 0 0 Kiowa 1 NNW Roosevelt
58 05/03/1999 1636 0.1 n/a F0 0 0 Kiowa Just W of Tom Steed Lake/ 3 S Roosevelt
59 05/31/1999 1951-1954 2 440 F0 0 0 Kiowa 9 SW - 7 SW Roosevelt
60 10/09/2001 1552-1553 1 50 F0 0 0 Kiowa 4 WSW - 3 WSW Hobart
61 10/09/2001 1636-1710 13 440 F3 0 1 Kiowa/ Washita 1 N Gotebo - 4.5 SSE Cowden (7 NNE Mountain View)
62 03/17/2003 1457-1503 1.5 100 F1 0 0 Kiowa 4 ESE - 4.5 E Hobart
63 03/17/2003 1505-1517 3 300 F1 0 0 Kiowa (1.25 SSW - 1 E - 1 N Komalty) 5 E - 6 NE Hobart
64 03/17/2003 1517 0.1 25 F0 0 0 Kiowa 7 SE Mountain View
65 06/05/2005 1825-1826 0.3 30 F0 0 0 Kiowa 2 W Mountain Park
66 06/05/2005 1836-1839 1 50 F1 0 0 Kiowa 5 W Mountain Park - 5 WNW Snyder
67 08/18/2007 1546-1557 6 50 EF1 0 0 Kiowa 5.5 ESE Hobart - 6 NE Hobart
68 05/19/2011 1550 0.2 20 EF0 0 0 Kiowa 1 N Cooperton
69 11/07/2011 1515-1527 6 400 EF0 0 0 Tillman/ Kiowa 2.5 WNW Manitou - 4 S Snyder
70 11/07/2011 1538 0.5 100 EF0 0 0 Kiowa 2.5 E Snyder
71 11/07/2011 1552-1618 13 500 EF0 0 0 Kiowa/ Comanche/ Kiowa 6 ENE Mountain Park - 1 ENE Saddle Mountain
72 11/07/2011 1619-1622 1.4 100 EF0 0 0 Kiowa 2 ENE - 3 ENE Saddle Mountain
73 11/07/2011 1624-1626 0.5 100 EF0 0 0 Kiowa 4 NE Saddle Mountain
74 04/13/2012 1825-1827 0.5 300 EF0 0 0 Kiowa 1 SE Cooperton
75 04/13/2012 1827 0.2 100 EF0 0 0 Kiowa 1 S Cooperton
76 04/13/2012 1828-1833 5 500 EF1 0 0 Kiowa 2 SW - 2.5 E Cooperton
77 04/13/2012 1852-1912 6 500 EF0 0 0 Kiowa 6 ENE - 10.5 NE Cooperton
78 05/09/2013 1600 0.1 10 EF0 0 0 Kiowa Snyder
79 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]
80 05/02/2018 1525-1526 1.7 30 EF0 0 0 Greer/ Kiowa 4 SE Granite
81 05/02/2018 1538-1540 1.2 30 EF? 0 0 Kiowa 3 SE Lone Wolf
82 10/07/2018 1522 0.1 10 EF0 0 0 Kiowa 4 SW Snyder
83 10/07/2018 1610 0.1 10 EF0 0 0 Kiowa 3 NE Saddle Mountain
84 05/07/2019 2223-2233 4 300 EF2 0 0 Kiowa 2.5 NNE - 6 NNE Hobart
85 05/07/2019 2327 0.5 30 EF? 0 0 Kiowa 7 SW Cold Springs
86 05/20/2019 1714-1715 0.5 30 EF? 0 0 Kiowa 4 NNE Lone Wolf
87 10/10/2021 1659 0.1 20 EF? 0 0 Kiowa 4 SSW Cooperton
88 10/10/2021 1713-1718 3 200 EF1 0 0 Kiowa 8 E - 11 E Cooperton (Saddle Mountain area)
89 10/12/2021 1919-1921 0.9 300 EF1 0 0 Tillman/ Kiowa 7 NE Manitou - 5 SE Snyder
90 10/12/2021 1926-1944 8 900 EF1 0 0 Kiowa/ Comanche 6 ESE Snyder - 9 NNW Indiahoma
 

Significant Tornadoes in Kiowa County

  Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
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 townsite, 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 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. No one was killed, but 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 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 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.

  04/28/1950 1417 21 400 F3 1 1 Kiowa/ Washita Near Lugert (15 SW Hobart) - near Lone Wolf - near Sentinel

This strong tornado touched down in the vicinity of Altus-Lugert Lake about 15 miles southwest of Hobart, OK in Kiowa County, and progressed north-northeasterly to near Lone Wolf, OK. It then turned more northerly and dissipated near Sentinel, OK in Washita County. The tornado traveled along a 21-mile path. Five homes were demolished and another 6 were damaged. A total of 17 farms were damaged. One person was killed and another person injured. Property loss was estimated at $100,000.

  05/01/1954 1415 (69)
34
(440)
267
F4 0 (2)
0
(Foard TX/ Wilbarger TX/) Tillman/ Kiowa (Crowell and Elliot areas TX) - E of Tipton - near Snyder

This tornado began near the town of Crowell in Foard County and moved northeastward through Wilbarger County in western north Texas, passing 4 miles to the northwest of Vernon. Five outbuildings were destroyed and 3 homes were demolished. In addition, two homes and an oil mill had lost their roofs. One automobile was picked up by the tornado and thrown a half mile in distance. Only light damage was reported to crops in Texas. The tornado continued moving northeastward and crossed the Red River into southwestern Oklahoma. Damage in western north Texas was estimated at $100,000.

The tornado moved north-northeastward through southwestern Oklahoma from near Grandfield in southwestern Tillman County, and then into Kiowa County near Snyder. Considerable damage occurred to 20 homes and barns, 1 school, and 1 cotton gin. The tornado was observed by many people as it passed through the area, and was accompanied by hail to the size of golf balls. Damages in Kiowa County estimated at $5,000 from the tornado and $2,000 from hailstones. Damages from the tornado in Tillman County were estimated at $400,000, with only minor hail damage occurring in the county.

  04/02/1957 1830 44 150 F2 0 1 Jackson/ Kiowa 2.5 E Altus - just W of Mountain View

This tornado touched 2.5 miles east of Altus and moved northeastward into Jackson County to near Roosevelt before lifting just west of Mountain View. The heaviest damage occurred about southwest and west of Friendship in Jackson County where numerous farms were damaged or destroyed. One injury resulted when the tornado demolished a truck. The parent supercell thunderstorm also produced a swath of damaging hail that covered a 4 miles by 6 mile area near Roosevelt, and resulted in estimated $5,000 in damages.

  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]

A supercell thunderstorm developed in southwestern Oklahoma during the evening of April 29th, and went on to produce a series of tornadoes from near Olustee in Jackson County to 5 miles south of Stillwater in Payne County. This event was originally thought to have been produced by a single, long-track tornado, but data analysis done by scientists at the National Severe Storm Laboratory (NSSL) and information collected from storm surveys, eyewitnesses, and media accounts indicate that multiple tornadoes were produced by a cyclic, parent supercell thunderstorm that moved northeastward at 45 mph during its lifetime.

A tornado was first reported near Olustee at approximately 10:25 pm CST on April 29th. Several sightings of tornadoes were reported along the path of the supercell, with a report of the dissipation of the last tornado occurring 5 miles south of Stillwater at 2:00 am CST on April 30th. The supercell thunderstorm was tracked on radar by the Nation Weather Service forecast office (then U.S. Weather Bureau) in Oklahoma City near the Will Rogers World Airport.

The greatest damage along the storm path was in the extreme northwest section of Oklahoma City. There, 30 homes value at $35,000 to $ 50,000 each were either destroyed of damaged.

At one point, southwest of Coyle in Logan County, a tornado picked up a mobile home and moved it 110-150 feet to the west of its original location while the storm continued on in a northeasterly direction. Two people were slightly injured in the mobile home. A pilot flew over the storm path from east of Guthrie in Logan County to south of Stillwater in Payne County, and reported seeing several intermittent damage paths within that flightline.

  02/22/1975 0100 5 75 F2 1 2 Kiowa W of Snyder - Mountain Park

A tornado touched down just west of Snyder, OK and moved north-northeast into Mountain Park, OK. Power line poles were knocked down between Snyder and Mountain Park. Several homes in Mountain Park had their roofs damaged. A two-year-old boy was killed when the mobile home he was in was destroyed and two other people were injured.

  10/09/2001 1636-1710 13 440 F3 0 1 Kiowa/ Washita 1 N Gotebo - 4.5 SSE Cowden (7 NNE Mountain View)

A major tornado outbreak occurred across western Oklahoma during the afternoon and early evening of October 9th. Nineteen tornadoes were confirmed, with three rated F3. This multiple-vortex tornado developed 1 mile north of Gotebo, resulting in mostly minor tree damage before crossing into Washita County at 4:49 pm CST. F1 damage was observed, however, 5 miles west of Mountain View, where a wood-frame barn was heavily damage.

Extensive tree damage was observed from the Kiowa/Washita County border, northeastward to near OK State Highway 115, where the tornado leveled (rated F2) the Oakdale Schoolhouse, an old structure built in the 1920s. Across the street from the schoolhouse, a diesel shop was leveled, along with a barn, garage, and an unanchored wood-floor home. Several vehicles and large pieces of farm equipment were also tossed and destroyed. About 4 miles north-northeast of Mountain View, 3 homes suffered major damage, with one rated F3. As the tornado continued northeastward, F3 damage was inflicted on a farm, where a house and several barns and outbuildings were leveled. A 10,000-gallon diesel tank ended up in an open field about one-quarter mile away from its original position.

  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]

With an upper low traversing the region, a cold front stationed over the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, and a developing dryline, storms developed out in the panhandles early on May 16th and made their way eastward across western north Texas through the day. Toward evening, when the severe weather occurred, the front surged eastward with a line of storms forming along it.

A storm chaser documented the beginning of a large and long-lived tornado in northeastern Hardeman County. No damage is known to have occurred in Hardeman County. The tornado moved into Wilbarger County and eventually into Oklahoma with a total path length of 40 miles.

The tornado that began in northeast Hardeman County moved through the far northwestern corner of Wilbarger County before crossing the Red River into Jackson County, Oklahoma. No damage was known to have occurred in this rural area Wilbarger County.

This tornado moved into Oklahoma from Wilbarger County Texas and continued to expand as it moved east-northeast across southern Jackson County. Despite the expansion of the tornado to an estimated 1000 yards wide, no significant damage is known to have occurred in this portion of Jackson County. The tornado crossed the Red River back into Wilbarger County before entering Jackson County again at 4:43 pm CST.

The tornado crossed from Jackson County Oklahoma into far northern Wilbarger County between Odell TX and Elmer OK, before crossing the Red River for the third time back into Jackson County Oklahoma. Again, no damage is known to have occurred in this portion of Wilbarger County.

The tornado moved back into Jackson County from Wilbarger County Texas and moved across the southeastern section of the county. Damage to trees, metal buildings and outbuildings were observed along U.S. Highway 283 to the southeast of Elmer. Damage to homes and trees continued to be observed as the tornado moved east-northeast. The most significant damage was observed 3 to 4 miles east of Elmer (DI 1, DOD 8; DI 2, DOD 6; DI 21, DOD 7; DI 27, DOD 5). The tornadic motion seen on videos and the radar presentation indicate that this likely was a violent tornado through southeast Jackson County, although only EF3 damage was observed as the tornado moved through this relatively sparsely populated area. KFDR radar measured 115 knot gate-to-gate rotational velocity when the tornado was east of Elmer. The tornado continued east-northeast moving into Tillman County about 4 miles west of Tipton.

The tornado moved out of Jackson County and continued northeast passing into Kiowa County north of Manitou. EF2 damage continued to be observed north of Tipton, but again the tornado moved through sparsely populated farmland across northwestern Tillman County. The tornado width decreased from 1300 yards to 700 yards by the time it moved into Kiowa County.

The tornado that originally began in northwest Hardeman County Texas moved into Kiowa County from Tillman County and finally ended its 40-mile path about 3 miles east of Snyder. Damage in Kiowa County was confined to broken power poles along U.S. Highway 183 south of Snyder and U.S. Highway 62 just southeast of Snyder and to trees.

 

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.