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Tornado Track Map for Roger Mills County, OK
 
Roger Mills County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  06/16/1935 2000   n   0 0 Roger Mills Just N of Cheyenne
  05/31/1947 1930 18 660   6 15 Roger Mills/ Dewey Western Roger Mills county - near Leedey
Roger Mills County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 04/08/1952 1645 46 100 F0 0 0 Beckham/ Roger Mills/ Dewey 3 SW Sayre - near Leedey [not continuous]
2 04/20/1952 1530 0.1 20 F1 0 0 Harmon/ Beckham/ Roger Mills/ Dewey 2 S Vinson; 4 E Erick; near Sayre; 10 NWW Leedey - near Vici [not continuous]
3 06/01/1952 0049 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Roger Mills SW corner (NW of Meridian community)
4 06/15/1952 0050 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Roger Mills near Cheyenne
5 06/06/1953 2200 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Roger Mills NE of Cheyenne
6 04/29/1954 1500 33 10 F2 0 0 Roger Mills/ Ellis/ Dewey northern Roger Mills county - southern Ellis county - near Vici
7 05/25/1955 1517 46 1100 F4 2 18 Collingsworth TX/ Wheeler TX/ Roger Mills OK 10 N Wellington TX - 12 SW Cheyenne OK [Two killed and 8 injured in Oklahoma]
8 04/08/1956 1945 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Roger Mills 1 W Reydon
9 05/25/1959 2030 4 440 F2 0 0 Roger Mills 1 NW- 3 NNE Berlin
10 05/04/1961 1500 24 200 F2 0 0 Roger Mills SW of Cheyenne - NE of Strong City
11 05/05/1964 2100 4 440 F2 0 0 Roger Mills Near Dempsey and Grimes
12 05/05/1964 2220 12 440 F2 0 0 Roger Mills 12 NW Hammon
13 05/24/1965 1550 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Roger Mills N of Reydon
14 09/20/1965 1700 5 10 F0 0 0 Roger Mills Near Strong City
15 06/09/1968 2000 0.1 10 F2 0 2 Roger Mills Crawford
16 10/10/1973 0730 36 10 F1 0 0 Beckham/ Roger Mills 5 W Sayre - near Angora
17 05/16/1977 1724 18 1320 F3 0 0 Beckham/ Roger Mills Near Mayfield - Cheyenne Airport [not continuous]
18 05/16/1977 1745 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Roger Mills SE of Grimes
19 05/28/1980 2045 13 200 F2 0 1 Roger Mills 4 W Reydon - 4 W Cheyenne
20 05/28/1980 2115 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Roger Mills 4 S Cheyenne
21 05/11/1982 1710 11 150 F1 0 0 Roger Mills 5 W Cheyenne - 1.5 W Roll
22 05/27/1982 1645 0.5 50 F2 0 0 Roger Mills 2 S Durham
23 06/13/1983 1519 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Roger Mills 5 SW Hammon
24 04/20/1984 1355 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Roger Mills 3/4 E Cheyenne
25 03/22/1987 2110 0.2 10 F0 0 0 Roger Mills 5 W Cheyenne
26 06/06/1989 1959 15 20 F0 0 0 Roger Mills 2 E Durham- 6 NW Cheyenne
27 06/08/1995 2018 5 300 F2 0 0 Roger Mills 8 NNW- 11 NNE Reydon
28 10/09/2001 1412-1418 3 50 F1 0 0 Roger Mills/ Beckham 2 SE - 3 ENE Berlin (8 WNW Elk City)
29 04/15/2003 1700-1712 10 440 F1 0 0 Roger Mills 7 S Reydon - 5 W Cheyenne
30 04/15/2003 1741-1743 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Roger Mills 8.5 NE - 9 NE Strong City
31 04/15/2003 1748 0.1 50 F1 0 0 Roger Mills 5 W Angora
32 05/15/2003 2153-2217 16 1760 F2 0 0 Wheeler TX/ Roger Mills OK near Kelton TX - 3 N Sweetwater OK [F1 in Oklahoma]
33 05/05/2007 1840-1842 0.8 100 EF0 0 0 Roger Mills 7 ENE Reydon
34 05/05/2007 1903 0.3 40 EF0 0 0 Roger Mills 1 NE Crawford
35 05/05/2007 1904-1926 8 150 EF3 0 1 Beckham/ Roger Mills 2.5 S Sweetwater - Sweetwater - 5 N Sweetwater
36 05/05/2007 1916-1933 5 200 EF0 0 0 Roger Mills/ Ellis 4 N Crawford - 13 S Arnett
37 05/05/2007 1932-1951 9 300 EF1 0 0 Roger Mills 1.5 SW Dempsey - 8.5 W Cheyenne
38 05/05/2007 2005-2028 8 500 EF1 0 0 Roger Mills 6 SW - 2.5 NW Roll
39 05/05/2007 2034-2058 8 300 EF2 0 1 Roger Mills/ Ellis 4.5 NNE Roll - 17 SSW Harmon
40 04/26/2009 1525-1531 4 100 EF0 0 0 Roger Mills 3 SW - 0.5 E Crawford
41 04/26/2009 1534-1550 10 300 EF2 0 0 Roger Mills/ Ellis 3 NE Crawford - 14 SSW Harmon
42 03/08/2010 1720-1800 10 100 EF2 0 0 Roger Mills/ Custer 6 SW Hammon - Hammon - 3 NE Hammon
43 05/09/2015 1924-1926 2 100 EF0 0 0 Beckham/ Roger Mills 6.5 N Elk City - 1 SSW Carpenter
44 05/16/2015 1549-1555 4 100 EF1 0 0 Roger Mills 12 NE - 15 NNE Strong City
45 05/16/2016 2035-2037 0.6 50 EF1 0 0 Hemphill TX/ Roger Mills OK 16 SE Glazier TX - 5 WNW Durham OK
46 05/16/2017 1718-1730 10 150 EF2 0 0 Roger Mills 6 SSE Reydon - 6 WNW Cheyenne
47 05/16/2017 1745-1746 0.8 50 EF1 0 0 Roger Mills 2 NNW Strong City
 

Significant Tornadoes in Roger Mills County

  Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
  05/31/1947 1930 18 800   7 15 Roger Mills/Dewey Western Roger Mills County - near Leedey

This violent tornado formed at 7:30 pm CST in rural eastern Roger Mills County about 15 miles west-southwest of Leedey, OK. The tornado unroofed the Three Corner School near its touchdown point before slowly moving east-northeast and crossing into Dewey County. The tornado then hit Leedey and slowly ground through the northern two-thirds of the town before dissipating 3 miles east-northeast of Leedey. The tornado was slow moving and highly visible, and Leedey residents had 30-45 minutes to take cover from the approaching storm. A warning sounded by siren and loud-speaker sent many of the city's residents, who were busy with Saturday evening shopping, into storm cellars well before the arrival of the tornado.

The twister took about 5 minutes to cut a swath a half mile wide through Leedey, and it destroyed 75 percent of the business district, including 20 buildings in a thirty-block area. Many homes and businesses were swept clean by the tornado, and several inches of top soil were vacuumed from the ground in some of the affected areas. A total of 147 homes were destroyed and another 200 or 300 homes were damaged. Seven people were killed by the tornado and 15 people were injured. These totals may have been much higher if the tornado had occurred undetected after dark. It is possible that the slow movement of the storm lent to the F5 appearance of the damage, and winds of less than F5 intensity may have been responsible for the worst damage.

  05/25/1955 1700 46 1100 F4 2 18
(8)
Collingsworth TX/ Wheeler TX/ Roger Mills 10 N Wellington TX - 12 SW of Cheyenne

The tornado began near Shamrock, first sighted 10 miles north of Wellington, touching down in an open field. It moved northeastward through Wheeler, TX where 5 people were injured. The tornado crossed into Oklahoma 15 miles west of Wheeler, and continued through Roger Mills County in west central Oklahoma between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm CST before dissipating 12 miles west of Cheyenne. Two people were killed 12 miles west of Cheyenne and another eight were injured along the tornado’s path in Roger Mills County. The tornado caused $5,000 damage to crops and $250,000 damage to other property. Portions of a highway were lifted and hailstones to the size of baseballs were reported.

 

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.