Fast Facts for the
Tornado Outbreak of May 19, 2013
- Seven tornadoes occurred in central Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 19th. These tornadoes were spawned from two supercell thunderstorms.
- A rating of EF-4 has been given to the tornado that affected areas near Lake Thunderbird and Shawnee, OK in Cleveland and Pottawatomie Counties.
- A rating of EF-3 has been assigned to the tornado that affected the Luther and Carney, OK areas. The 20-mile path of the tornado went through parts of Oklahoma, Logan, and Lincoln Counties.
- A rating of EF-2 has been assigned to the tornado that affected the area neaer Prague, OK. The 7-mile path of the tornado went through parts of Pottawatomie and Lincoln Counties.
- Two other tornadoes that affected parts of Oklahoma and Lincoln Counties were rated EF-1. The sixth and seventh tornado, which occurred near Arcadia in Oklahoma County, and southeast of Dale in Pottawatomie County, were rated EF-0.
- More informatiion about the May 19, 2013 tornadoes can be found in this Public Information Statement which was issued at 4:06 PM CDT on May 22, 2013.
- Very large hail was also reported in several locations, with some areas receiving hail at least to the size of teacups (3.0"), though it is likely that even larger hail fell in more localized areas.