Oklahoma, Eastern May 1993

Rogers County,      01   1920CST               0    0              Hail (0.88)
  5 E Claremore

Creek County,       01   2212CST               0    0              Hail (1.00)
  2 W Depew

Creek County,       01   2242CST               0    0              Hail (1.00)
  Drumright

Creek County,       01   2245CST               0    0              Hail (1.75)
  Drumright

Creek County,       01   2348CST               0    0              Hail (1.25)
  3 E Shamrock

Creek County,       02   0030CST-              0    0   6          Flash Flood
  Drumright              0515CST

Creek County,       02   0045CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  1 S Shamrock           0115CST

Creek County,       02   0048CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  12 E Drumright

Creek County,       02   0052CST               0    0              Hail (0.88)
  12 N Bristow

                    Isolated severe thunderstorms developed in northeast Oklahoma during
                    the evening of May 1st and lingered into the early morning of May 2nd.
                    Dime to nickel size hail fell 5 miles east of Claremore in Rogers
                    County, and numerous locations in Creek County received dime to half
                    dollar size hail. Hail as large as golfball size fell briefly at
                    Drumright in Creek County. Torrential rainfall also resulted in flash
                    flooding in Drumright. Tiger Creek overflowed its banks, and the water
                    from the creek rose 4 1/2 feet over a bridge across State Highway 33 in
                    Drumright. This resulted in considerable flood damage to 5 to 10
                    businesses in Drumright, with water as deep as 5 feet in one business.
                    100 families were evacuated due to the floodwaters. Damage in Drumright
                    was estimated to be $500,000. Water was also over State Highway 16 1
                    mile south of Shamrock for a short period of time.


McIntosh County,    02   1520CST   0.1  30     0    0              Tornado (F-0)
  5 W Checotah

McIntosh County,    02   1550CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  5 SW Checotah

Tulsa County,       02   1600CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (56)
  Tulsa

Tulsa County,       02   1600CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  Tulsa

Tulsa County,       02   1610CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  Tulsa

Muskogee County,    02   1630CST               0    0              Hail (0.88)
  6 NE Boynton

Rogers County,      02   1645CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  5 SE Verdigris

Wagoner County,     02   1645CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  6 W Inola

McIntosh County,    02   1655CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  Checotah

Wagoner County,     02   1700CST               0    0              Hail (0.88)
  1 W Porter

Mayes County,       02   1732CST               0    0              Hail (0.88)
  Adair

Latimer County,     02   1739CST               0    0              Hail (1.75)
  2 W Wilburton

Muskogee County,    02   1740CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  3 SW Webbers Falls

Rogers County,      02   1745CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  5 NE Chelsea

Mayes County,       02   1748CST               0    0              Hail (1.75)
  4 N Adair

Craig County,       02   1750CST               0    0              Hail (1.75)
  2 SW Big Cabin

Mayes County,       02   1758CST               0    0              Hail (1.00)
  4.5 N Adair

Cherokee County,    02   1800CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  4 E Hulbert

Adair County,       02   1800CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  15 NW Stilwell

Rogers County,      02   1800CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Claremore              1900CST

Craig County,       02   1810CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  White Oak

Delaware County,    02   1850CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  5 E Disney

Craig County,       02   1902CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  Bluejacket

McIntosh County,    02   1930CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  3 S Eufaula            2030CST

Muskogee County,    02   1930CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Muskogee               2030CST

Muskogee County,    02   1930CST-2030CST       0    0              Flash Flood
  5 N Warner - Webbers Falls

Craig County,       02   1930CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Welch - 1 S Welch      2000CST

Ottawa County,      02   1940CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (52)
  3 E Narcissa

Adair County,       02   1945CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  5.5 SE Stilwell

Craig County,       02   1945CST               0    0              Flash Flood
  6 N Vinita


Craig County,       02   1945CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Ketchum                2015CST

                    Severe thunderstorms developed in eastern Oklahoma during the afternoon
                    and evening of May 2nd. One of the storms produced a small rope-like
                    tornado which briefly touched down at 1520 CST 5 miles west of
                    Checotah, just north of Interstate 40. No damage occurred as a result
                    of this F-0 tornado. There were numerous occurrences of dime to nickel
                    size hail throughout eastern Oklahoma, and a few locations received
                    hail up to golfball size. Golfball size hail fell 2 miles west of
                    Wilburton, 4 miles north of Adair, and 2 miles southwest of Big Cabin.
                    Thunderstorm winds gusted to 65 miles an hour at the intersection of
                    Yale Avenue and 61st Street South in the city of Tulsa, and dime size
                    hail also fell at this location. 60 mile an hour winds occurred on
                    Interstate 44 3 miles east of Narcissa. Heavy rainfall produced by the
                    storms also resulted in flash flooding in a few locations. In Rogers
                    County, Cat Creek in Claremore overflowed its banks, flooding
                    apartments near Cotton Eye Joe's Restaurant. A foot of water covered
                    side roads off State Highway 9 3 miles south of Eufaula in McIntosh
                    County. Dirty Creek overflowed its banks 5 miles north of Warner in
                    Muskogee County. This forced the closing of Coffey Road and several
                    other county roads towards Webbers Falls. A creek in the town of
                    Muskogee also overflowed its banks, forcing the closing of Country Club
                    Road. In Craig County, water was a foot deep over streets in the town
                    of Welch, and water covered State Highway 2 south of Welch. A deputy's
                    car was washed off the road on State Highway 2 6 miles north of Vinita,
                    and street flooding occurred in Vinita.


Okmulgee County,    06   0310CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Okmulgee               0410CST

Okmulgee County,    06   0345CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  1 N Beggs              0445CST

                    Heavy rains over Okmulgee County during the early morning of May 6th
                    resulted in flash flooding. Alternate U.S. Highway 75 north of Beggs
                    was under water for a time, and street flooding occurred in Okmulgee.


Pawnee County,      07   2318CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (56)
  Cleveland

Osage County,       07   2333CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (61)
  Barnsdall

Washington County,  07   2358CST               0    0              TSTM Wind
  Bartlesville

Washington County,  08   0000CST-              0    0   5          TSTM Wind (74)
  Bartlesville           0030CST

                    A severe thunderstorm developed in Pawnee County during the late
                    evening of May 7th and moved northeast into Osage and Washington
                    Counties before weakening during the early morning of May 8th. The
                    storm produced 60 to 70 mile an hour winds at Cleveland and 70 mile an
                    hour winds at Barnsdall before moving into Bartlesville, where
                    significant wind damage occurred between Adeline and Virginia Streets
                    on the west side of town. Approximately 60 homes received roof damage,
                    and several businesses including the Bartlesville Inn had windows
                    broken, roofs destroyed, and signs lifted from frames. A Ventilator on
                    top of one business was broken off by the winds. Trees were uprooted,
                    and three 40 foot electric poles were also downed by the winds. The
                    winds responsible for the damage in Bartlesville were estimated to be
                    between 80 and 90 miles an hour.


Osage County,       08   0730CST               0    0   3          TSTM Wind
  5 W Grainola

Tulsa County,       08   1050CST               0    0              Hail (1.75)
  Tulsa

                    Isolated severe thunderstorms redeveloped in northeast Oklahoma after
                    sunrise on May 8th. Strong thunderstorm winds downed trees and
                    destroyed a shed 5 miles west of Grainola, and golfball size hail fell
                    in the city of Tulsa on Sheridan Road between 41st and 51st Streets
                    South.


Osage County,       08   1600CST-              0    0   5          Flash Flood
  Countywide             2130CST

Pawnee County,      08   1600CST-              0    0   5          Flash Flood
  Countywide             2130CST

Creek County,       08   1645CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             2130CST

Washington County,  08   1730CST-              0    0   5          Flash Flood
  Countywide             2200CST

Nowata County,      08   1730CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             2200CST

Tulsa County,       08   1745CST-              0    0   5          Flash Flood
  Countywide             2230CST

Craig County,       08   1800CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             2330CST

Rogers County,      08   1830CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             2230CST

Mayes County,       08-  1900CST-              0    0   5          Flash Flood
  Countywide        09   0200CST

Okmulgee County,    08-  2000CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide        09   0300CST

Wagoner County,     08-  2000CST-              0    0   5          Flash Flood
  Countywide        09   0430CST

Muskogee County,    08-  2100CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide        09   0300CST

Cherokee County,    08-  2100CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide        09   0300CST

McIntosh County,    09   0100CST-0330CST       0    0              Flash Flood
  7 WNW Texanna - Texanna

Osage County,       09   0600CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1000CST

Pawnee County,      09   0600CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1000CST

Washington County,  09   0600CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1000CST

Creek County,       09   0700CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1000CST

McIntosh County,    09   0700CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1830CST

Pittsburg County,   09   0725CST               0    0   4          TSTM Wind
  Haileyville

Pittsburg County,   09   0745CST               0    0              TSTM Wind
  3 NE Pittsburg


McIntosh County,    09   0750CST               0    0   3          TSTM Wind
  6 N Eufaula

Tulsa County,       09   0800CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1030CST

Okfuskee County,    09   0800CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  5 E Welty              1045CST

Okmulgee County,    09   0800CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1430CST

Rogers County,      09   0800CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1600CST


Latimer County,     09   0829CST               0    0              TSTM Wind
  2 S Wilburton

Wagoner County,     09   0830CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1700CST

Muskogee County,    09   0830CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1800CST

Mayes County,       09   0900CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1600CST


Craig County,       09   1000CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1830CST

Latimer County,     09   1130CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1700CST

Cherokee County,    09   1230CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1830CST

Haskell County,     09   1300CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1915CST

Delaware County,    09   1400CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             1830CST

Adair County,       09   1400CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Countywide             2030CST

Tulsa County,       09   1800CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Bixby                  2300CST

Eastern Oklahoma    08-  1800CST-              0    0   6          River Flooding
                    11   1900CST

                    A slow moving cold front produced rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches
                    across much of eastern Oklahoma from the afternoon of May 8th through
                    the afternoon of May 9th. The rain fell on top of already saturated
                    ground and resulted in widespread flash flooding. Creeks overflowed
                    their banks and numerous county roads and some major highways were
                    closed for up to 3 days. Many bridges were washed out, mainly in rural
                    areas. Some cars were washed off the road on U.S Highway 66 in Rogers
                    County during the evening of May 8th, but no injuries were reported.
                    One motorist and her children had to be rescued by the fire department
                    after the woman drove into several feet of water at an underpass in the
                    city of Tulsa. Several other vehicles were washed off streets in the
                    cities of Tulsa and Broken Arrow during the evening of May 8th, but no
                    injuries were reported. A 13 year old boy was briefly swept into Joe
                    Creek in south Tulsa, but he escaped unhurt on his own. Isolated severe
                    thunderstorms also produced wind damage in southeast Oklahoma during
                    the morning of May 9th. Strong thunderstorm winds uprooted trees and
                    caused roof damage at Haileyville, and a power line was downed 3 miles
                    northeast of Pittsburg. Strong thunderstorm winds also damaged a barn
                    6 miles north of Eufaula and downed large tree branches 2 miles south
                    of Wilburton.

                    Nearly every major river and creek in eastern Oklahoma rose above flood
                    stage during this time period. Most of the flood crests occurred
                    between May 9th and 11th, although the Neosho River at Commerce in
                    extreme northeast Oklahoma did not crest until May 19 following
                    additional heavy rainfall upstream in southeast Kansas. The Deep Fork
                    River at Beggs rose more slowly than the other rivers, and did not
                    crest until May 14th. Stages on the Arkansas River were controlled by
                    upstream releases through Keystone Dam. The following is a more in-
                    depth summary of the flooding on each major river and creek:

                    Near record flooding of 7 to 12 feet above flood stage occurred along
                    Bird Creek in Osage and Tulsa Counties. In addition to major flooding
                    of crops and pasturelands along Bird Creek, approximately 40 homes and
                    18 businesses in Skiatook had flooding to a depth of 1 to 5 feet.
                    Approximately 15 homes were evacuated in Sperry due to the flooding. No
                    homes or businesses were flooded in Owasso. Bird Creek crested at Avant
                    on May 9th at 28.09 feet (flood stage 21 feet), at Sperry on May 10th
                    at 29.84 feet (flood stage 21 feet), at Owasso on May 11th at 34.55
                    feet (flood stage 25 feet), and at Catoosa on May 11th at 33.22 feet
                    (flood stage 26 feet).

                    Major flooding of crops and pasturelands occurred along the Black Bear
                    Creek in Pawnee County, where flood crests were 5 to 6 feet above flood
                    stage. A few homes in the town of Pawnee were also flooded. Black Bear
                    Creek crested at Pawnee on May 10th at 23.24 feet (flood stage 17
                    feet).

                    Flooding of crops and pasturelands occurred along the Caney River in
                    Washington and Rogers Counties, where flood crests were 2 to 5 feet
                    above flood stage. Approximately 53 homes in Washington County received
                    damage due to the combination of flooding along the Caney River and
                    flash flooding. The Caney River crested at Bartlesville on May 9th at
                    16.54 feet (flood stage 13 feet), at Ramona on May 10th at 28.91 feet
                    (flood stage 26 feet), and at Collinsville on May 11th at 34.40 feet
                    (flood stage 29 feet).

                    Major flooding of crop and pasturelands occurred along the Deep Fork
                    River in Okmulgee County. The river rose above flood stage on May 12th
                    and remained above flood stage until May 21st. The Deep Fork River
                    crested at Beggs on May 14th at 30.01 feet (flood stage 18 feet).

                    Flooding of crops and pasturelands occurred along the Illinois River in
                    Adair and Cherokee Counties. The Illinois River crested at Watts on May
                    11th at 17.29 feet (flood stage 13 feet) and at Tahlequah on May 11th
                    at 14.78 feet (flood stage 11 feet).

                    Flooding of crops and pasturelands occurred along the Neosho River in
                    Ottawa County. There was considerable street flooding in the town of
                    Miami and the city park was flooded, but no homes or businesses were
                    affected. The Neosho River at Commerce was above flood stage from May
                    9th through 16th and again from May 18th through 25th. The river
                    crested on May 11th at 20.25 feet, and crested again on May 19th at
                    20.32 feet (flood stage 15 feet).

                    Flooding of crops and pasturelands occurred along the Verdigris River
                    in Nowata County. The Verdigris River crested at Lenapah on May 10th at
                    33.26 feet (flood stage 30 feet).

                    On May 9th and 10th, 1 to 2 feet of flooding occurred along the Polecat
                    Creek in Creek and Tulsa Counties. The flooding was mainly confined to
                    lowlands near the creek, and flooding to homes and businesses was
                    minimal.

                    Flooding of lowlands near the Arkansas River occurred in Osage and
                    Pawnee Counties. Many roads in the lowlands near the river were closed
                    du to high water. The Arkansas River crested at Ralston on May 12th at
                    19.69 feet (flood stage 16 feet). Large releases of water through
                    Keystone Dam caused the Arkansas River at Haskell to rise above flood
                    stage. The river crested at Haskell on May 15th at 22.72 feet (flood
                    stage 18 feet).

                    During this flood event, there was considerable damage to crops and
                    pasturelands, as well as roads, highways, and bridges in areas near the
                    rivers. Considerable evacuations and flood preparations were made
                    before flooding began, and this held the flood damage down to the
                    lowest possible amount. Large numbers of livestock were evacuated from
                    pasturelands near the river, and no livestock was lost from flooding
                    along the rivers.

                    Preliminary estimates indicate that 62 homes in Osage County, 53 homes
                    in Washington County, and 58 home in Wagoner County were damaged by
                    floodwaters. This is damage caused both by flash flooding and river
                    flooding. Reports from other counties were not immediately available.


Craig County,       17   0645CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  Vinita                 0715CST

Delaware County,    17   0730CST-              0    0              Flash Flood
  NR Bernice             0830CST

Ottawa County,      17   1010CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  3 SE Ottawa

                    Thunderstorms developed in northeast Oklahoma during the morning of May
                    17th and resulted in isolated occurrences of large hail and flash
                    flooding. Dime size hail fell 3 miles southeast of Ottawa, and street
                    flooding occurred in Vinita. Water also covered State Highway 85A near
                    Bernice for a time during the morning hours.


Osage County,       17   2000CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (61)
  7 N Shidler

Nowata County,      17   2015CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  South Coffeyville

Osage County,       17   2035CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (56)
  Hominy

Pawnee County,      17   2035CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (52)
  Skedee

Washington County,  17   2057CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (52)
  Bartlesville

Creek County,       17   2058CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (56)
  Drumright

Nowata County,      17   2100CST   0.1  30     0    0              Tornado (F-0)
  5 W South Coffeyville

Nowata County,      17   2100CST               0    0              Hail (1.75)
  5 SSW South Coffeyville

Washington County,  17   2100CST               0    0   5          TSTM Wind (70)
  Bartlesville

Tulsa County,       17   2105CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (52)
  3 SW Sand Springs

Tulsa County,       17   2105CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (52)
  NR Sperry

Creek County,       17   2110CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (59)
  Shamrock - 2 S Depew

Nowata County,      17   2110CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (52)
  South Coffeyville

Tulsa County,       17   2119CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (56)
  Owasso

Tulsa County,       17   2120CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (56)
  Skiatook

Creek County,       17   2120CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (56)
  Depew

Tulsa County,       17   2125CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (52)
  Tulsa

Rogers County,      17   2125CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (55)
  Claremore

Tulsa County,       17   2127CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  Tulsa

Nowata County,      17   2135CST               0    0   5          TSTM Wind (56)
  Nowata

Tulsa County,       17   2138CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  West Tulsa

Tulsa County,       17   2140CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  Tulsa

Creek County,       17   2140CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (61)
  5 S Slick

Mayes County,       17   2155CST               0    0   4          TSTM Wind (56)
  Pryor

Wagoner County,     17   2200CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (52)
  2 N Porter

Okfuskee County,    17   2200CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (61)
  5 SE Welty

Okmulgee County,    17   2206CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (61)
  Okmulgee

Craig County,       17   2215CST               0    0              Hail (0.88)
  1 E Welch

Ottawa County,      17   2215CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (65)
  Afton

Muskogee County,    17   2220CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (56)
  Muskogee

Ottawa County,      17   2224CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (56)
  Afton

Delaware County,    17   2225CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (52)
  3 NE Bernice

Ottawa County,      17   2231CST               0    0              TSTM Wind (56)
  6 S Miami

Cherokee County,    17   2241CST               0    0              Hail (0.88)
  Tahlequah

Wagoner County,     17   2245CST               0    0              TSTM Wind
  5 E Wagoner

                    Severe thunderstorms developed along a cold front adn moved into
                    northeast Oklahoma during the early evening of May 17th. the storms
                    then moved southeast across most of eastern Oklahoma during the
                    evening, producing widespread wind damage and one small tornado. The
                    tornado touched down at 2100 CST 5 miles west of South Coffeyville,
                    just inside the Oklahoma/Kansas border. No damage occurred as a result
                    of this F-0 tornado. Strong thunderstorm winds of 80 miles an hour
                    caused considerable roof damage to the Bartlesville Public Library.
                    Roof damage to homes also occurred on the east side of Bartlesville,
                    and trees were downed by the winds. Winds estimated at 60 to 70 miles
                    an hour caused extensive damage in Nowata. 1 mobile home was destroyed,
                    and 2 apartment complexes and at least 24 homes were damaged by the
                    strong winds. Most of the damage to homes was roof damage. The fire
                    station in Nowata also received roof damage. Windows were blown out of
                    stores in Nowata, outbuildings and sheds were damaged, and trees and
                    power lines were downed. 60 to 70 mile an hour winds occurred in Pryor,
                    where large trees were downed and windows were blown out. A travel
                    trailer was crushed by a downed tree in Pryor. Strong thunderstorm
                    winds downed trees in Creek County from Shamrock to 2 miles south of
                    Depew. Trees were also downed by 60 to 70 mile an hour winds in
                    Skiatook, and trees and power lines were downed by 60 mile an hour
                    winds throughout the city of Tulsa. 60 mile an hour winds also caused
                    tree damage in South Coffeyville. A large tree was blown down across a
                    road 5 miles east of Wagoner. Thunderstorm winds were estimated at 70
                    to 80 miles an hour in Afton. Numerous other locations in eastern
                    Oklahoma received winds between 60 and 70 miles an hour. A few of the
                    storms also produced large hail. Quarter to golfball size hail fell 5
                    miles south southwest of South Coffeyville, and nickel size hail fell
                    1 mile east of Welch. Dime to nickel size hail fell at Tahlequah, and 
                    dime size hail fell at South Coffeyville and at various locations in
                    the city of Tulsa.

Osage County,       23   0145CST               0    0              Hail (0.75)
  3 N Wynona

                    An isolated severe thunderstorm developed in Osage County during the
                    early morning of May 23rd and produced dime size hail 3 miles north of
                    Wynona.


Delaware County,    30   1250CST-  3    100    0    0   5          Tornado (F-0)
  8 E Jay - 11 ESE Jay   1258CST

                    An isolated severe thunderstorm developed in Delaware County during the
                    early afternoon of May 30th. This storm produced a tornado which first
                    touched down 8 miles east of Jay at 1250 CST. The tornado moved
                    southeast, destroying 2 equipment sheds and damaging 1 other equipment
                    shed 9.5 miles east of Jay. The tornado continued southeast, and
                    damaged a chicken house 11 miles east southeast of Jay before lifting
                    at 1258 CST. Several trees were also downed along the path of the
                    tornado. This F-0 tornado remained on the ground for 3 miles and was
                    100 yards wide. Damage caused by the tornado was estimated to be up to
                    $100,000.