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Tornado Track Map for Stephens County, OK
 
Stephens County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/30/1898 2230 3 1320   1 19 Stephens Near Duncan
  05/28/1908 Aft   167       Stephens Near Duncan and "Nellie" (10 NW Duncan)
  02/21/1925 1930       1 5 Stephens Near Loco
  04/04/1928 1600           Stephens 3 W Stephens
  05/05/1930 2015   1320   0 3 Stephens Near Marlow Junction
  05/05/1930 2030 6 1760   0 3 Stephens Near Empire
  11/19/1930 1000 1 100   0 1 Stephens N of Marlow
  06/05/1936 2100 20 880   3 5 Jefferson/ Stephens Near Hastings
  04/30/1949 1720   300   0 0 Stephens 12 S Duncan
Stephens County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 04/30/1951 2030 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Stephens Central High and Denton areas
2 06/19/1953 1720 0.3 50 F1 0 1 Stephens S of Duncan (Meridian school community)
3 04/29/1954 2145 0.1 20 F1 0 0 Comanche/ Stephens near Lawton - near Marlow
4 05/01/1954 1745 6 100 F3 0 0 Stephens Near Marlow
5 05/01/1954 1745 8 300 F3 0 0 Cotton/ Jefferson/ Stephens southern Cotton county - S of Hastings - near Addington - southern Stephens County
6 04/11/1955 2130 2 10 F0 0 0 Stephens Near Comanche
7 04/11/1955 2130 15 10 F0 0 0 Stephens Near Duncan
8 04/22/1955 1900 0.1 10 F1 0 2 Stephens Near Duncan
9 05/26/1955 0230 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Stephens near Velma
10 04/20/1957 1830 0.1 10 F1 0 1 Stephens 6 W Duncan
11 05/24/1957 2100 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Stephens Denton community (just W of Marlow)
12 05/24/1957 2225 3 10 F2 0 0 Stephens 1.5 SW Duncan - Duncan
13 09/20/1957 2200 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Stephens 2 E Marlow
14 05/04/1960 1858 0.1 10 F3 0 0 Stephens 6 SW - 3 SE Marlow
15 05/19/1960 1650 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Stephens 2 E Duncan
16 05/23/1960 2100 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Stephens 6 W Duncan
17 05/03/1961 0200 0.1 33 F? 0 0 Stephens Near Comanche
18 05/13/1961 1915 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Stephens Duncan
19 05/20/1962 2311 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Stephens 7 N Duncan
20 07/28/1962 1220 1 50 F2 0 1 Stephens S part of Duncan
21 03/30/1963 1630 2 50 F? 0 0 Stephens 3 NE Duncan
22 02/08/1966 1720 11 67 F2 0 2 Stephens Duncan - 2 SE Marlow
23 04/16/1969 1800 8 10 F2 0 1 Stephens 5 S- 6 E Comanche
24 06/11/1970 1445 10 167 F1 0 2 Stephens S edge of Duncan
25 09/07/1970 2030 0.2 200 F2 0 0 Stephens Duncan
26 04/19/1973 2300 2 83 F2 0 4 Stephens Near Velma
27 02/22/1975 0215 5 70 F2 0 2 Stephens 3 SW Duncan - Duncan Airport
28 02/22/1975 0215 6 70 F2 0 4 Stephens 3 W Duncan - W part of Duncan
29 03/02/1977 1705 4 200 F3 0 1 Stephens 3 WSW- ~2 NW Velma
30 04/18/1977 1245 0.5 33 F1 0 0 Stephens 4 SE Marlow
31 04/18/1977 1335 2 50 F1 0 0 Stephens 2 E- 4 E Velma
32 05/05/1977 1930 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Stephens NE part of Duncan
33 05/15/1977 1838 0.8 180 F3 1 2 Stephens Alma
34 04/05/1978 1955 12 150 F2 0 0 Comanche/ Stephens 6 SW- ~4 ENE Pumpkin Center
35 04/05/1978 2022 2 50 F2 0 0 Stephens 5 SW Marlow
36 04/10/1979 1555 74 10 F2 1 3 Wilbarger TX/ Wichita TX/ Tillman OK/ Cotton OK/ Comanche OK/ Stephens OK Harrold TX- 9 NNE Electra TX- Grandfield OK- Pumpkin Center OK- W of Marlow OK [One Fatality and 0 injuries in Texas. Zero fatalities and 3 injuries in Oklahoma. ]
37 04/10/1979 1955 13 170 F3 0 0 Stephens/ Carter 9 N Ringling- Pruitt City- E of Ratliff City
38 05/20/1982 2100 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Stephens Corum
39 06/27/1983 2200 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Stephens 2 W Duncan
40 03/13/1990 1801-1900 21 73 F1 0 0 Jefferson/ Stephens 5 W Waurika- 3 SW Loco
41 03/13/1990 1858-1937 22 200 F3 0 1 Jefferson/ Stephens/ Carter 5 SSW Loco- Ratliff City- 3 NE Ratliff City
42 04/02/1991 1729 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Stephens 2 W Duncan
43 05/08/1993 1605-1609 0.8 50 F0 0 0 Cotton/ Stephens 6 SE Hulen- 6 WNW Empire City
44 05/08/1993 1619-1640 8 60 F0 0 0 Stephens 8 SW- 4 WNW Duncan
45 04/17/1995 1710 0.2 30 F1 0 0 Stephens 2 W Corum
46 04/17/1995 1722 5 400 F1 0 0 Stephens 3 WNW- 3 NE Comanche
47 04/17/1995 1800 0.1 30 F1 0 0 Stephens Velma
48 05/25/1997 1736-1744 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Stephens 3 S Duncan
49 04/06/1998 1945 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Stephens 2 SE Velma
50 05/08/2003 0008-0012 3 200 F1 0 0 Stephens 7 SE - 6 E Duncan
51 05/08/2003 0017 0.5 30 F0 0 0 Stephens 3 W Velma
52 06/04/2005 1745 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Stephens 5 SW Marlow
53 06/04/2005 1753 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Stephens 1.5 SSW Marlow
54 06/04/2005 1805 0.2 75 F0 0 0 Stephens 5 ESE Marlow
55 03/30/2006 1418-1419 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Stephens 6 ESE Duncan
56 05/10/2010 1620-1627 6 700 EF1 0 0 Stephens/ Grady 3 NE Bray - 2.5 ESE Cox City
57 05/10/2010 1650-1654 2 50 EF0 0 0 Stephens 3 E - 5 E Loco
58 05/20/2013 1358-1401 1 30 EF0 0 0 Stephens 7 SSE Marlow
59 05/20/2013 1407-1422 4 200 EF1 0 0 Stephens 4 SSE Marlow - 4 W Bray
60 04/13/2014 1658-1659 0.4 50 EF0 0 0 Stephens 9 NNW Velma
61 04/13/2014 1705 0.3 40 EF0 0 0 Stephens 8.5 N Velma
62 05/08/2016 1803-1807 1.3 40 EF? 0 0 Stephens near Central High
63 05/18/2017 1800 0.2 50 EF0 0 0 Stephens 3 W Duncan
64 04/21/2020 2243-2246 1.6 100 EF1 0 0 Stephens 1.7 NW - 1.2 NE Marlow
 

Significant Tornadoes in Stephens County

  Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
  05/15/1977 1838 0.8 180 F3 1 2 Stephens Alma

A tornado hit the community of Alma with the tornado moving northward through the town. Three houses and one mobile home were destroyed, and 6 homes and 1 school were damaged. A woman was fatally injured when her framed home was swept away.

 

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.