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Tornado Track Map for Murray County, OK
 
Murray County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  06/01/1917 1515   40   5   Murray Near Drake
  03/13/1922 1550 0.5 150   2 15 Murray Near Sulphur
  05/31/1929 1030 s n   0 0 Murray 1 N Davis
  05/03/1948 1230 55 750   0 3 Murray/ Johnston/ Atoka 4 S Sulphur - 3 SW Mill Creek - near Caney
Murray County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 02/19/1953 2115 5 67 F1 0 0 Murray 3 S- 3 E Sulphur
2 06/05/1953 2115 17 10 F3 0 0 Garvin/ Murray Wynnewood - near Sulpher
3 11/19/1953 1020 2 33 F1 0 0 Murray Near Sulphur
4 12/02/1953 1930 31 880 F1 0 2 Carter/ Murray 3.5 W Ardmore - 3.5 NE Sulphur [not continuous]
5 06/07/1954 2035 13 880 F1 0 0 Murray/ Garvin Near Davis - Near Wynnewood
6 07/15/1955 1420 1.5 300 F1 1 2 Murray Sulphur
7 04/02/1957 1650 12 400 F2 0 1 Murray/ Garvin 4 NW Sulphur - 5 S Stratford
8 04/02/1957 1655 2 600 F2 1 2 Murray 5 N Springer
9 11/17/1958 0830 4 300 F2 0 0 Murray 2 SW Davis
10 11/19/1963 1200 1 440 F2 0 0 Murray Near Drake
11 06/11/1970 1705 2 100 F2 0 0 Murray 3 W Davis
12 04/22/1971 1630 2 100 F1 0 1 Murray N part of Sulphur
13 04/19/1972 1700 28 10 F4 5 6 Carter/ Murray/ Garvin 5 SW Ratliff City- 5 NW Davis
14 05/01/1974 1740 1 100 F1 0 0 Murray .5 SE Sulphur
15 05/26/1976 1323 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Murray 3 WNW Nebo
16 10/21/1979 2010 1 60 F2 0 0 Murray 7 N Sulphur
17 05/23/1981 1705 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Murray Sulphur (Sulphur Hills Golf Course)
18 05/13/1983 2155 7 200 F2 0 1 Murray 6 SSE Davis - 2 SW Sulphur
19 09/08/1984 1948 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Murray 6 N Sulphur
20 05/11/1992 1250 3 150 F2 0 0 Murray/ Pontotoc 2 W- 2 NE Hickory
21 04/17/1995 1845 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Murray/ Garvin 2.5 NW Joy
22 05/07/1995 1500 2 100 F1 0 0 Murray 6 N Davis
23 05/07/1995 1629-1636 3 200 F1 0 0 Carter/ Murray Near Gene Autry- Dougherty
24 05/07/1995 1653 0.1 20 F1 0 0 Murray N of Sulphur
25 04/21/1996 1751 0.1 25 F0 0 0 Murray 5 NW Sulphur
26 04/21/1996 1825 1 100 F0 0 0 Murray 2.5 SE - 2.5 E Davis
27 04/21/1996 1828-1837 3 150 F1 0 0 Murray 2 W - 1 NE Sulphur
28 04/21/1996 1849 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Murray 2 SW Hickory
29 04/21/1996 1850 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Murray 2 SW Hickory
30 05/25/1997 1807 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Murray 1 E Joy
31 05/19/2010 1931-1953 18 375 EF1 0 0 Garvin/ Murray 7 WSW Wynnewood - Joy - 8 N Sulphur
32 05/21/2011 1800 0.2 30 EF0 0 0 Murray 2 WNW Sulphur
33 05/21/2011 1839-1853 7 880 EF1 0 0 Murray/ Pontotoc 1.5 E Hickory - 4 SE Fitzhugh
34 05/23/2015 1659-1707 3 40 EF0 0 0 Murray 1 N - 4 N Sulphur
35 05/23/2015 1710-1711 0.5 50 EF0 0 0 Murray 5 N Sulphur
36 05/09/2016 1534-1617 17 1500 EF3 0 0 Murray/ Pontotoc 4 NNW Davis - 2.5 SSW Roff
37 05/27/2017 2117-2121 3 50 EF? 0 0 Carter/ Murray 3 SSE - 5 SE Dougherty
38 10/07/2018 1638-1639 1 20 EF0 0 0 Murray/ Garvin 3 W - 2 W Davis
39 04/30/2019 1109 0.3 50 EF? 0 0 Murray 6 E Dougherty
40 04/30/2019 1122-1131 2 30 EF1 0 0 Johnston/ Murray 1 SSW - 1 NE Scullin
41 04/22/2020 1524-1537 4.7 600 EF2 0 0 Carter/ Murray 2 NNE Springer - 1.5 SSW Dougherty
 

Significant Tornadoes in Murray County

  Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
  07/15/1955 1420 1.5 300 F1 1 2 Murray Sulphur

This tornado touched down in the town of Sulphur in Murray County and hit a drive-in movie theater. The movie screen at the theater was blown onto an automobile and injured 3 women. One woman later died from the injuries that she received.

  04/02/1957 1655 2 600 F2 1 2 Murray 5 N Springer

This tornado touched down in Murray County about 15 miles north of Ardmore, OK or about 5 miles north of Springer, OK, moved north-northeast, and crossed U.S. Highway 77. It overturned a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 77and threw it 75 yards. The driver was killed when he was ejected from the truck.  An automobile was also launched 300 yards, but the driver had stopped and taken cover just in time. The tornado also destroyed a 340-foot television tower, unroofed a transmitter building, and broke off several utility poles. Two other people were injured.

  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, OK at 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.

 

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.