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Thunderstorms Across the Southeast U.S.; Elevated to Locally Critical Fire Weather in Colorado

A few strong to marginally severe thunderstorms are possible across the Southeast U.S. Friday. A Marginal Risk (Level 1 of 5) outlook has been issued. Strong winds and hail will be the main threats. Elevated to locally critical fire weather conditions will persist across south-central Colorado today due to dry conditions and gusty winds. Read More >

Rank Location Date Damage ($)
1. Newcastle-South OKC-Moore tornado 05/20/2013 $2 billion
2. Bridge Creek-OKC-Moore-Del City tornado 05/03/1999 $1 billion
3. Moore-OKC-Choctaw tornado 05/08/2003 $370 million
4. Altus-Altus AFB tornado 05/11/1982 $200 million
5. Ardmore tornado 05/07/1995 $100+ million
6. Cordell tornado 10/09/2001 $100 million
7. Tulsa tornado 04/19/1981 $75-100 million
8. Stroud tornado 05/03/1999 $60 million
9. Catoosa tornado 04/24/1993 $50+ million
10. Downtown Bartlesville 03/15/1982 $30-40 million
Note: Some of the damage costs listed here are estimates. Tornado climatologists are continuing their research to determine better damage costs for some of the events. In addition, the damage costs listed have not been adjusted for inflation to current dollar amounts.