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The Canton Lake Tornado of May 24, 2011

Tornado Information

Tornado
Number
Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
Width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
A1 05/24/2011 1420-1444 13 880 EF3 1 2 Dewey/ Blaine/ Major 3 W Canton - Canton Lake - 6 WSW Fairview

This large tornado began west of Canton in Dewey County and moved north-northeast toward (and eventually over) Canton Lake. The damage was confined to trees and power poles/lines during the early stages of the tornado. However, more significant damage occurred as the tornado moved into Blaine County.

The tornado moved northeast toward Canton Lake, which is where more significant damage occurred. Near the lake, on both sides where the tornado crossed, significant tree damage occurred. Numerous trailer homes were knocked over or destroyed. On the south side of the lake, two injuries occurred at the Canadian Campground. Several other campers took shelter in a concrete bathhouse. Although the bathhouse sustained damage, no injuries were reported. Other concrete structures (benches, pick-nick tables, etc.) were knocked over or shattered. On the other side of the lake, southwest of Longdale, significant damage continued to more structures and trees.

The tornado then continued to move almost due north into Major County and hit homesteads and barns, severely damaging most structures, and splintering trees and power poles. One of the farmsteads received on the upper end of EF-3 damage, with the house completely collapsing and the trees on the property debarked and snapped. The tornado continued near Cedar Springs, damaging the church roof, and severely damaging a mobile home and several buildings at a farmstead. The tornado finally lifted southwest of Fairview.

Tornado Track

Preliminary Track of the Canton Lake Tornado on May 24, 2011

Radar Images

Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Radar Relectivity and Storm Relative Velocity
Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:02 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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  Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:06 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:10 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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  Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:14 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:19 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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  Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:23 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:27 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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  Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:32 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:36 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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  Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:40 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:45 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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  Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:49 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:53 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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Vance AFB, OK (KVNX) Radar Relectivity and Storm Relative Velocity
Vance AFB, OK (KVNX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:10 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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  Vance AFB, OK (KVNX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:15 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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Vance AFB, OK (KVNX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:20 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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  Vance AFB, OK (KVNX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:24 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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Vance AFB, OK (KVNX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:29 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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  Vance AFB, OK (KVNX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:34 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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Vance AFB, OK (KVNX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:38 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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  Vance AFB, OK (KVNX) Combination Radar Reflectivity and Storm Relative Velocity at 3:43 PM CDT on 5/24/2011
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Tornado Photos

Photo provided courtesy of Roger Hill
Photo provided courtesy of Roger Hill
  Photo provided courtesy of Roger Hill
Photo provided courtesy of Roger Hill

Photo provided courtesy of Paul Knightly
  Photo provided courtesy of Paul Knightly
Photo provided courtesy of Paul Knightly

Photo provided courtesy of Paul Knightly
  Photo provided courtesy of Paul Knightly
Photo provided courtesy of Paul Knightly
Photo provided courtesy of Sean Cobb
Photo provided courtesy of Sean Cobb
 

Tornado Warnings and Warning Updates

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WFUS54 KOUN 242000
TOROUN
OKC011-043-093-151-242045-
/O.NEW.KOUN.TO.W.0038.110524T2000Z-110524T2045Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
300 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN BLAINE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA...
NORTHEASTERN DEWEY COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA...
MAJOR COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA...
EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN WOODS COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 345 PM CDT

* AT 300 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 10 MILES WEST OF
CANTON...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE AMES...CANTON LAKE...CANTON...CLEO
SPRINGS...FAIRVIEW...HOMESTEAD...HUCMAC...ISABELLA...LONGDALE...
MENO...ORIENTA...ORION AND RINGWOOD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES. IF POSSIBLE...MOVE
TO A BASEMENT OR STORM SHELTER. OTHERWISE MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM OR
HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND OUTSIDE
WALLS.

&&

LAT...LON 3646 9855 3646 9811 3621 9812 3592 9880
3610 9891
TIME...MOT...LOC 2000Z 221DEG 38KT 3606 9873

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WWUS54 KOUN 242011
SVSOUN

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
311 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKC151-242020-
/O.CAN.KOUN.TO.W.0038.000000T0000Z-110524T2045Z/
WOODS OK-
311 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...THE TORNADO WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN
WOODS COUNTY...

LAT...LON 3593 9877 3611 9879 3645 9848 3646 9811
3621 9812
TIME...MOT...LOC 2010Z 232DEG 36KT 3605 9867

$$

OKC011-043-093-242045-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0038.000000T0000Z-110524T2045Z/
DEWEY OK-BLAINE OK-MAJOR OK-
311 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345 PM CDT FOR EASTERN
MAJOR...NORTHERN BLAINE AND NORTHEASTERN DEWEY COUNTIES...

AT 310 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR DETECTED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 7 MILES WEST OF CANTON...
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. THE MOST DANGEROUS PORTION OF THE STORM
WILL BE APPROACHING THE CANTON AND LONGDALE AREAS. TAKE COVER
IMMEDIATELY!

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE AMES...CANTON LAKE...CANTON...CLEO
SPRINGS...FAIRVIEW...HOMESTEAD...ISABELLA...LONGDALE...MENO...
ORIENTA AND RINGWOOD.

LAT...LON 3593 9877 3611 9879 3645 9848 3646 9811
3621 9812
TIME...MOT...LOC 2010Z 232DEG 36KT 3605 9867

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WWUS54 KOUN 242028 RRA
SVSOUN

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
328 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKC011-043-093-242045-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0038.000000T0000Z-110524T2045Z/
DEWEY OK-BLAINE OK-MAJOR OK-
328 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345 PM CDT FOR EASTERN
MAJOR...NORTHWESTERN BLAINE AND NORTHEASTERN DEWEY COUNTIES...

AT 328 PM CDT...RADAR AND STORM SPOTTERS OBSERVED A TORNADO NEAR
EASTERN CANTON LAKE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH. THIS TORNADO IS
MOVING TOWARD THE LONGDALE AREA. TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU LIVE
IN OR NEAR LONGDALE.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE AMES...CANTON LAKE...CLEO
SPRINGS...FAIRVIEW...HOMESTEAD...ISABELLA...LONGDALE...MENO...
ORIENTA AND RINGWOOD.

LAT...LON 3609 9844 3606 9864 3618 9870 3645 9848
3646 9811 3621 9812
TIME...MOT...LOC 2028Z 213DEG 30KT 3613 9857

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WFUS54 KOUN 242040
TOROUN
OKC003-093-242145-
/O.NEW.KOUN.TO.W.0041.110524T2040Z-110524T2145Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
340 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN ALFALFA COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA...
EASTERN MAJOR COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 445 PM CDT

* AT 340 PM CDT...A THUNDERSTORM WITH A HISTORY OF PRODUCING
TORNADOES WAS LOCATED 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FAIRVIEW...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE ALINE...CARMEN...CLEO SPRINGS...
FAIRVIEW...GOLTRY...HELENA AND ORIENTA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES. IF POSSIBLE...MOVE
TO A BASEMENT OR STORM SHELTER. OTHERWISE MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM OR
HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND OUTSIDE
WALLS.

&&

LAT...LON 3656 9810 3617 9843 3617 9864 3659 9846
TIME...MOT...LOC 2040Z 207DEG 23KT 3619 9856

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WWUS54 KOUN 242052
SVSOUN

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
352 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKC003-093-242145-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0041.000000T0000Z-110524T2145Z/
ALFALFA OK-MAJOR OK-
352 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 PM CDT FOR CENTRAL
MAJOR AND SOUTHERN ALFALFA COUNTIES...

AT 352 PM CDT...A THUNDERSTORM WITH A HISTORY OF PRODUCING TORNADOES
WAS LOCATED NEAR FAIRVIEW...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. THE
DANGEROUS PORTION OF THIS STORM IS HEADED TOWARD ORIENTA AND CLEO
SPRINGS. TAKE COVER NOW!

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE ALINE...CARMEN...CLEO SPRINGS...
FAIRVIEW...GOLTRY...HELENA AND ORIENTA.

LAT...LON 3624 9837 3625 9859 3659 9846 3656 9810
TIME...MOT...LOC 2052Z 209DEG 35KT 3632 9847

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WWUS54 KOUN 242108
SVSOUN

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
408 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKC003-093-242145-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0041.000000T0000Z-110524T2145Z/
ALFALFA OK-MAJOR OK-
408 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 PM CDT FOR NORTHERN
MAJOR AND SOUTHERN ALFALFA COUNTIES...

AT 408 PM CDT...A THUNDERSTORM WITH A HISTORY OF PRODUCING TORNADOES
WAS LOCATED NEAR ORIENTA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE ALINE...CARMEN...CLEO SPRINGS...
GOLTRY...HELENA AND ORIENTA.

LAT...LON 3632 9838 3636 9853 3659 9846 3656 9810
TIME...MOT...LOC 2108Z 207DEG 29KT 3642 9842

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WWUS54 KOUN 242122
SVSOUN

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
422 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKC003-093-242132-
/O.CAN.KOUN.TO.W.0041.000000T0000Z-110524T2145Z/
ALFALFA OK-MAJOR OK-
422 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...THE TORNADO WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR NORTHERN MAJOR AND
SOUTHERN ALFALFA COUNTIES...

THE STORM HAS WEAKENED... BUT SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS MAY STILL
OCCUR.

LAT...LON 3632 9838 3636 9853 3659 9846 3656 9810
TIME...MOT...LOC 2122Z 207DEG 29KT 3652 9836

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