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Tornadoes

The Great Plains Tornado Outbreak and
Blackwell Tornado of 25-26 May 1955

Oklahoma and Texas Tornado Table
for the 25-26 May 1955 Great Plains Tornado Outbreak

May 25-26, 1955 Tornadoes by Intensity
F0 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 Total
5 8 3 1 1 2 20

# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-
Scale
Killed Injured County Location
1 05/25/1955 1800 5 400 F1 0 0 Ellis Near Shattuck
2 05/25/1955 1800 N/A N/A F1 0 0 Grady Near Rush Springs
3 05/25/1955 1700 46 1100 F4 2 18
(8)
Collingsworth TX/ Wheeler TX/ Roger Mills 10 N Wellington TX - 12 SW of Cheyenne
4 05/25/1955 1805 4 300 F0 0 0 Beckham Near Mayfield
5 05/25/1955 1900 N/A N/A F1 0 0 Kingfisher Near Kingfisher
6 05/25/1955 2030 5 300 F2 0 1 Dewey Near Camargo
7 05/25/1955 2100 13 440 F3 0 1 Grant Deer Creek
8 05/25/1955 2100 3 500 F2 0 0 Kay NE of Tonkawa
9 05/25/1955 2126 28 500 F5 20 280 Kay/ Sumner KS Blackwell - into Kansas
10 05/25/1955 2200 56 1320 F5 80
(0)
273
(0)
Kay/ Sumner KS/ Cowley KS S of Ashton KS - Udall KS - N of Atlanta KS
11 05/25/1955 2300 6 300 F1 0 0 Jackson Near Duke
12 05/25/1955 2330 12 300 F2 0 0 Knox, TX 9 W Knox City
13 05/26/1955 0138 1.3 33 F2 0 0 Wichita, TX Near Wichita Falls
14 05/26/1955 0230 N/A N/A F0 0 0 Stephens Near Velma
15 05/26/1955 0230 N/A N/A F1 0 0 Grady Near Chickasha
16 05/26/1955 0300 0.5 50 F1 0 0 Oklahoma SE part of Oklahoma City
17 05/26/1955 0300 12 17 F1 0 0 Cleveland Near Norman
18 05/26/1955 0330 N/A N/A F0 0 0 Pottawatomie Near Shawnee
19 05/26/1955 0400 N/A N/A F0 0 0 Payne Near Cushing
20 05/26/1955 0520 5 50 F0 0 0 Bryan Near Durant
21 05/26/1955 0645 14 400 F1 0 2 Sequoyah Sallisaw
* The tornado track officially listed near Tonkawa is probably part of the Blackwell tornado track.

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