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July 1995 Storm Data


OKLAHOMA, Western, Central, and Southeastern (OKC) OKZ004>053 July, 1995
Seminole County, 02 0723CST 0 0 4 Lightning
3 W Wewoka
Lightning struck an oil tank battery 3 miles west of Wewoka in Seminole County, setting
fire to 3 tanks.
Cleveland County, 02 1815CST 0 0 Hail (2.00)
7 E Slaughterville
Seminole County, 02 1933CST- 0 0 Hail (0.75)
Wewoka 02 1945CST
Pottawatomie County, 02 1940CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
Pearson
Seminole County, 02 2015CST- 0 0 Flash Flooding
Wewoka 02 2020CST
Pottawatomie County, 02 2020CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
2 E Macomb
Pottawatomie County, 02 2050CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
4 S Tecumseh
Pottawatomie County, 02 2100CST 0 0 Hail (2.75)
8 E Asher
Seminole County, 02 2145CST 0 0 5 TSTM Wind (52)
Konawa
Seminole County, 02 2145CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
Konawa
Pottawatomie County, 02 2200CST 0 0 Hail (1.75)
5 N Pearson
Pontotoc County, 02 2245CST 0 0 Hail (1.25)
Ada
Pontotoc County, 02 2245CST 0 0 5 TSTM Wind
Ada
Pontotoc County, 02 2252CST 0 0 Hail (1.75)
3 SSE Ada
Pontotoc County, 02 2330CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
2 W Fittstown
Pontotoc County, 02 2345CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
2 W Fittstown
Coal County, 03 0000CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
2 E Clarita
Pontotoc County, 03 0015CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
7 S Fittstown
Johnston County, 03 0045CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
2 S Pontotoc
Coal County, 03 0100CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
2 E Clarita
Coal County, 03 0200CST 0 0 Flash Flooding
5 S Tupelo
Evening and late night severe thunderstorms in central and southern Oklahoma produced
large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding.
Hail as large as baseballs was reported 8 miles east of Asher in Pottawatomie County.
Severe thunderstorm winds of 60 mph were reported 2 miles south of Pontotoc in Johnston
County and in Konawa in Seminole County. Schools in Konawa suffered $100,000 in damage
from the wind and hail.
Other damage from severe thunderstorm winds and wind-driven hail occurred in Pontotoc
County, largely in Ada. In Ada 3 large trees were downed, part of a garage roof was
destroyed, a 3-foot tree was blown over onto a car and house, and skylights were knocked
out of a furniture store. Windows were broken out of a residence, a car showroom, and
cars on 4 car lots. Fences and bleachers were damaged at a city park, several highway
road signs were blown down, and a storage shed and block building were destroyed. Roofs
throughout town suffered extensive damage from wind-driven hail, and several hundred
birds roosting in trees were killed.
Elsewhere in Pontotoc County, an 18-inch tree was blown over and numerous limbs were
downed 2 miles west of Fittstown and 2-inch limbs were downed 7 miles south of Fittstown.
Flash flooding occurred in Wewoka in Seminole County, where roads were closed in town. In
Coal County 5 miles south of Tupelo, 2 feet of water flooded fields due to flash flooding
of Clear Boggy Creek.
Carter County, 04 1620CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
Healdton
Seminole County, 04 1624CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
2 W Wewoka
Garvin County, 04 1630CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
2 W Wynnewood
Pontotoc County, 04 1630CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
9 NW Ada
Seminole County, 04 1650CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
Konawa
Carter County, 04 1700CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
5 E Gene Autry
Carter County, 04 1715CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
5 E Gene Autry
Johnston County, 04 1755CST 0 0 Hail (1.25)
5 S Mill Creek
Johnston County, 04 1805CST .05 30 0 0 3 Tornado (F1)
3 N Ravia
Carter County, 04 1815CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
5 S Lone Grove
Carter County, 04 1830CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
5 E Gene Autry
Johnston County, 04 1830CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
W Ravia
Atoka County, 04 1850CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
1 NW Atoka
Coal County, 04 1850CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Olney
Atoka County, 04 1900CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
Caney
Johnston County, 04 1900CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
Coleman
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in southern and central Oklahoma produced large
hail, severe winds, and 1 tornado.
The tornado was reported 3 miles north of Ravia in Johnston County, where several large
trees were downed and the roof was blown off a barn. The damage was rated as F1.
The largest hail was also reported in Johnston County 5 miles south of Mill Creek, where
hail as large as half-dollars fell.
Severe thunderstorm winds downed an 18-inch tree in Carter County 5 miles east of Gene
Autry and 2-inch limbs in Olney in Coal County.
Bryan County, 05 0000CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
2 SSE Yuba
Choctaw County, 05 0030CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
1 E Ord
Choctaw County, 05 0030CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
Nr Hugo
Early morning thunderstorms in extreme southeastern Oklahoma produced damaging winds. In
Bryan County 2 miles south-southeast of Yuba, 3 pecan trees were blown down. In Choctaw
County 6-inch limbs were downed 1 mile east of Ord and a 2-foot tree was blown down on a
new brick home near Hugo.
Kay County, 08 2010CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
4 NE Newkirk
Kay County, 08 2105CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Blackwell
Evening severe thunderstorms in Kay County downed 4-inch limbs 4 miles east of Newkirk and
in Blackwell.
Kiowa County, 09 1740CST- 2.5 65 0 0 Tornado (F0)
4 S Hobart to 5 SSE Hobart 09 1747CST
An isolated tornado formed from a high-based thunderstorm in southwest Oklahoma. The
tornado was spotted by the county sheriff and was described as a "landspout". It stayed
on the ground for about 8 minutes and was estimated at 45 to 65 yards wide. The tornado
remained in open country and no damage occurred.
Comanche County, 16 2115CST 0 26 Lightning
Fort Sill (FSI)
Lightning struck the support pole of a tent on Fort Sill Army Base, injuring all 26
occupants. Nine of the marines were admitted to the hospital for the night, 3 into the
Intensive Care Unit. Most injuries were cuts and bruises from the collapse of the tent;
however, some of the men reported feeling "tingling sensations" through the next day.
Ellis County, 19 1920CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
2 NW Catesby
Ellis County, 19 1930CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
1 E Catesby
Woodward County, 20 0010CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (73)
21 NNE Mooreland (OK Mesonet)
Woods County, 20 0010CST 0 0 4 TSTM Wind
Freedom
Evening and late night thunderstorms in northwest Oklahoma dropped hail as large as
quarters 1 mile east of Catesby in Ellis County. A few hours later a wind gust was
measured at 84 mph at the Oklahoma Mesonet site in west of Freedom in Woodward County.
Some damage from the strong winds was reported in Freedom, including highline poles
downed, windows blown out of a house, and a large tree downed onto a camper.
Caddo County, 20 1432CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Nr Cement
Caddo County, 20 1432CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
Nr Cement
Grady County, 20 1507CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
1 NE Rush Springs
Grady County, 20 1507CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (63)
1 NE Rush Springs
Garvin County, 20 1530CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (61)
Lindsay
Grady County, 20 1533CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (63)
1 NE Rush Springs
Garvin County, 20 1624CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
NErn Pauls Valley
Pontotoc County, 20 1710CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
3 NW Ada
Pontotoc County, 20 1726CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
Ada
Pontotoc County, 20 1726CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (56)
1 SW Byng
Pontotoc County, 20 1745CST 0 2 3 TSTM Wind
2 NW Ada
Severe thunderstorms in central and southern Oklahoma produced hail as large as nickels
and severe winds that resulted in 2 injuries.
A woman and her son were injured when a tree fell onto their car 2 miles northwest of Ada.
They were driving home when the incident occurred, and fortunately only suffered minor
injuries from the broken glass.
In northeastern Pauls Valley in Garvin County, severe thunderstorm winds also blew a 6-
foot pecan tree down through the roof of a home and felled several smaller trees as well.
In Pontotoc County numerous shingles were blown away and part of a roof collapsed 3 miles
northwest of Ada due to the severe winds. One mile southwest of Byng (also in Pontotoc
County) a small tree was downed by winds estimated at 65 mph.
Severe thunderstorm wind speeds up to 72 mph were reported 1 mile northeast of Rush
Springs in Grady County. Nickel-sized hail was reported near Cement in Caddo County and
in Ada in Pontotoc County.
Comanche County, 20 2045CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
Wrn Lawton
Stephens County, 20 2055CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
Velma
Pontotoc County, 20 2220CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Roff
Pontotoc County, 20 2245CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
3 W Ada
Evening thunderstorms in southern Oklahoma produced hail as large as quarters in Velma in
Stephens County. Wind gusts were also estimated at 60 mph in Roff and 3 miles west of Ada
in Pontotoc County.
Blaine County, 21 1600CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
4 NW Watonga
Blaine County, 21 1615CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
9 NW Watonga
Blaine County, 21 1700CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
2 S Greenfield
Blaine County, 21 1700CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
2 S Greenfield
Canadian County, 21 1730CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
6 NW Karns
Major County, 21 1745CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
2 N Fairview
Grant County, 21 1823CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
Jefferson
Alfalfa County, 21 1850CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
1 S Jet
Caddo County, 21 1856CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
3 NW Binger
Caddo County, 21 1925CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
Binger
Caddo County, 21 2000CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
3 E Eakly
Caddo County, 21 2030CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
Binger
Harper County, 21 2130CST- 0 0 Hail (0.75)
6 SSE Lovedale 21 2200CST
Washita County, 21 2140CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (54)
2 S Retrop (OK Mesonet)
Woodward County, 21 2140CST 0 0 Hail (0.75) and
24 NNW Mooreland TSTM Wind
Woods County, 21 2200CST 0 0 5 Lightning
1 NE Alva
Woods County, 21 2200CST 0 0 5 Lightning
2 SE Alva
Woodward County, 21 2210CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (64)
22 NNE Mooreland (OK Mesonet)
Woods County, 21 2215CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
3 S Waynoka
Woodward County, 21 2215CST- 0 0 TSTM Wind (61)
4 S Freedom 21 2230CST
Woods County, 21 2300CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
14 SE Waynoka
Major County, 21 2320CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (70)
Cleo Springs
Major County, 21 2320CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Orienta
Major County, 21 2350CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
3 E Meno (OK Mesonet)
Garfield County, 22 0021CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (64)
(END) Vance AFB
Woods County, 22 0130CST 0 0 4 TSTM Wind
5 NE Waynoka
Payne County, 22 0300CST 0 0 4 Lightning
Stillwater
Thunderstorms developed in the late afternoon of the 21st and continued throughout the
evening and into the early morning hours of the 22nd. Hail as large as quarters was
reported 4 miles northwest of Watonga in Blaine County and in Jefferson in Grant County.
The strongest reported wind speeds were estimated at 80 mph in Cleo Springs in Major
County.
Severe thunderstorm winds broke a 3-inch fence post off at the ground 2 miles south of
Greenfield in Blaine County. Severe winds also caused extensive tree and limb damage 3
miles east of Eakly in Caddo County and downed 3-inch limbs 24 miles north-northwest of
Mooreland in Woodward County. Four miles south of Freedom, also in Woodward County, winds
estimated at 70 mph blew a large tree down across Highway 50.
In Woods County limbs up to 8 inches were downed in Little Sahara State Park 3 miles south
of Waynoka, and many limbs up to 4 inches were downed and a windmill was severely damaged
14 miles southeast of Waynoka. Severe thunderstorm winds also derailed 20 railroad cars
along a 1 mile stretch of track 5 miles northeast of Waynoka.
Lightning from the thunderstorms ignited 2 fires in Woods County. One mile northeast of
Alva lightning struck a brick home, and the resulting fire destroyed the 2 cars that were
in the garage and almost completely destroyed the house. Lightning also struck and
damaged a tank battery 2 miles southeast of Alva.
In Payne County in Stillwater, lightning also struck and set fire to a house, resulting in
$30,000 damage.
Roger Mills County, 22 2005CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
4 NW Reydon
Roger Mills County, 22 2005CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
4 NW Reydon
Woodward County, 22 2030CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
15 S Tangier
Ellis County, 22 2035CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
Shattuck
Woodward County, 22 2105CST- 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Woodward Airport 22 2115CST
Custer County, 22 2145CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
4 WSW Weatherford (OK Mesonet)
Custer County, 22 2220CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Weatherford
Caddo County, 22 2222CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (61)
Carnegie
Caddo County, 22 2300CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (50)
4 ENE Apache (OK Mesonet)
Grady County, 22 2330CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
3 W Chickasha
Cleveland County, 22 2340CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Norman
Cleveland County, 22 2345CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Noble
McClain County, 23 0000CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
1 W Newcastle
Evening thunderstorms in western and central Oklahoma produced nickel sized hail 4 miles
northwest of Reydon in Roger Mills County and in Shattuck in Ellis County.
Severe thunderstorm winds were estimated at 70 mph in Carnegie in Caddo County. Limbs up
to 3 inches were downed by severe thunderstorm winds 15 miles south of Tangier in Woodward
County, 2-inch limbs were downed in Weatherford in Custer County, and in Grady County
widespread limbs up to 2 inches were downed and the power was out 3 miles west of
Chickasha.
In Cleveland County, 10-inch limbs were downed in Noble, and winds estimated at 60 mph
blew down construction signs and 2-inch limbs in Norman. In McClain County 1 mile west of
Newcastle an 8-inch tree-top was snapped by severe thunderstorm winds.
Woods County, 23 1725CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
9 W Alva
Alfalfa County, 23 1805CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
5 SW Burlington
Alfalfa County, 23 1810CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
Burlington
Grant County, 23 1900CST- 0 0 TSTM Wind (61)
5 S Wakita 23 1915CST
Alfalfa County, 23 1907CST- 0 0 Hail (0.88)
10 W Wakita 23 1910CST
Grant County, 23 1930CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
15 W Medford
Cotton County/ 23 2010CST .5 30 0 0 Tornado (F0)
Comanche County,
10 NNW Cookietown (8 SE Faxon)
Cotton County, 23 2015CST 0 0 Hail (3.00)
5 W Walters
Cotton County, 23 2016CST .3 30 0 0 Tornado (F0)
6 NNW Cookietown
Cotton County, 23 2017CST .2 25 0 0 Tornado (F0)
7 S Walters
Harmon County, 23 2020CST 0 0 Hail (1.75)
5 W Hollis
Harmon County, 23 2025CST 0 0 Hail (1.50)
Hollis
Harmon County, 23 2043CST- 0 0 Hail (1.75)
5 E Hollis 23 2050CST
Cotton County, 23 2050CST 0 0 Hail (1.75)
Walters
Beckham County, 23 2100CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Sayre
Jackson County, 23 2105CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (63)
3 S Altus (OK Mesonet)
Cotton County, 23 2116CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
Walters
Kiowa County, 23 2120CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (60)
Hobart Airport (HBR)
Kiowa County, 23 2125CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (61)
4 SE Hobart (OK Mesonet)
Woods County, 23 2125CST- 0 0 TSTM Wind (58)
16 NNE Freedom (OK Mesonet) 23 2215CST
Cotton County, 23 2130CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
5 W Walters
Greer County, 23 2130CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
2 N Reed
Harper County, 23 2130CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Buffalo
Washita County, 23 2135CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (50)
2 S Retrop (OK Mesonet)
Tillman County, 23 2150CST- 0 0 TSTM Wind (54)
4 S Tipton (OK Mesonet) 23 2155CST
Alfalfa County, 23 2155CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
1 SSW Cherokee (OK Mesonet)
Blaine County/ 23 2200CST 0 0 4 TSTM Wind
Caddo County,
Hydro
Ellis County, 23 2200CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Arnett
Harper County, 23 2200CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Laverne
Jackson County, 23 2200CST 0 0 Hail (1.25)
3 S Altus
Tillman County, 23 2200CST- 0 0 TSTM Wind
Grandfield 23 2230CST
Woodward County, 23 2200CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (54)
21 NNE Mooreland (OK Mesonet)
Tillman County, 23 2208CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (54)
Frederick
Custer County, 23 2209CST 0 0 4 Lightning
Weatherford
Woods County, 23 2223CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Alva
Blaine County, 23 2230CST- 0 0 TSTM Wind
Watonga 2300CST
Custer County, 23 2230CST 0 0 Hail (0.75) and
Fay and TSTM Wind
Washita County, 23 2230CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Colony
Woodward County, 23 2230CST- 0 0 4 TSTM Wind
Mooreland 23 2240CST
Woodward County, 23 2230CST- 0 0 TSTM Wind (56)
Woodward 23 2240CST
Woodward County, 23 2230CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (56)
6 SE Mutual (OK Mesonet)
Dewey County, 23 2231CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
Oakwood
Dewey County, 23 2231CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (75)
Oakwood
Dewey County, 23 2235CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (56)
4 WNW Camargo (OK Mesonet)
Tillman County, 23 2245CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (69)
3 WNW Grandfield (OK Mesonet)
Jackson County, 23 2250CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
Altus
Jackson County, 23 2250CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (50)
1 SSW Cherokee (OK Mesonet)
Comanche County, 23 2255CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
Chattanooga
Comanche County, 23 2255CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
Indiahoma
Blaine County, 23 2300CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
6 S Canton
Cotton County, 23 2300CST- 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
Devol 23 2315CST
Tillman County, 23 2300CST 0 0 5 TSTM Wind
Frederick
Blaine County, 23 2305CST 0 0 4 TSTM Wind (70)
Okeene
Canadian County, 23 2315CST- 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
5 S Piedmont 23 2320CST
Oklahoma County, 23 2317CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (71)
Oklahoma City at NW 36 and Sara Rd
Canadian County, 23 2318CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Nr Yukon
Canadian County, 23 2320CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
5 S Piedmont
Canadian County, 23 2320CST 0 0 4 TSTM Wind
El Reno and Yukon
Canadian County, 23 2320CST 0 0 4 TSTM Wind (80)
Mustang
Oklahoma County, 23 2324CST- 0 0 TSTM Wind
(OKC) Oklahoma City 23 2353CST
Will Rogers Airport
Major County, 23 2325CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (58)
3 E Meno (OK Mesonet)
Canadian County, 23 2330CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Yukon
Kiowa County, 23 2330CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
Snyder
Major County, 23 2330CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Fairview
Oklahoma County, 23 2330CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (69)
Srn Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County, 23 2330CST 0 0 4 TSTM Wind
(PWA) Wiley Post Airport
Garfield County, 23 2335CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
(END) Vance AFB
Cleveland County, 23 2335CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (54)
(OUN) Norman
Oklahoma County/ 23 2335CST- 0 2 7 TSTM Wind
Cleveland County, 23 2355CST
Moore and Oklahoma City Metro Area
Garfield County, 23 2338CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
Enid
Oklahoma County, 23 2339CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (82)
(OKC) Oklahoma City
Comanche County, 23 2340CST 0 0 5 Lightning
Lawton
Oklahoma County, 23 2340CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (83)
(TIK) Tinker AFB
Kingfisher County, 23 2345CST- 0 1 4 TSTM Wind (70)
Nrn Hennessey 24 0000CST
Pottawatomie County, 23 2355CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Pink
Pottawatomie County, 23 2355CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Tecumseh
Oklahoma County, 23 2359CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
(TIK) Tinker AFB
Lincoln County, 24 0000CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
5 W Meeker
Cleveland County, 24 0010CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
3 S Stella
Noble County, 24 0015CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
7 SSE Red Rock (OK Mesonet)
Pottawatomie County, 24 0015CST- 0 0 TSTM Wind (61)
Shawnee 24 0045CST
Murray County, 24 0030CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
Davis
Payne County, 24 0030CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Stillwater
Garvin County, 24 0040CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (60)
Stratford
Garvin County, 24 0045CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
Pauls Valley
Stephens County, 24 0045CST 0 0 5 Lightning
Duncan
Murray County, 24 0050CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (50)
4 NNE Sulphur (OK Mesonet)
Pontotoc County, 24 0052CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (60)
Ada
Lincoln County, 24 0055CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Prague
Noble County, 24 0055CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Morrison
Noble County, 24 0055CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Perry
Comanche County, 24 0100CST 0 0 4 Lightning
Lawton
Seminole County, 24 0100CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Seminole
Hughes County, 24 0110CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Atwood
Coal County, 24 0130CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Tupelo
Kiowa County, 24 0130CST 0 0 4 TSTM Wind
5 W Hobart
Atoka County, 24 0200CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
1 W Wardville
Isolated thunderstorms developed in northwest Oklahoma during early evening on the 23rd.
Within a few hours a second area of numerous thunderstorms began to develop rapidly in
southwest Oklahoma. The thunderstorms spread into central portions of the state during
the evening and many evolved into severe straight-line wind producing thunderstorms with
distinctive bow-echo radar signatures. In summary, wind gusts to 97 mph, hail up to 3-
inch diameter, and 3 tornados were reported during this event.
By far the most damaging storm of the night occurred in Oklahoma County as a severe
thunderstorm with straight-line winds up to 97 mph moved through central Oklahoma and the
Oklahoma City metro area between 2300 and midnight CST on the 23rd (midnight to 1 am CDT
on the 24th).
As the storm approached western sections of the metro area, it began to cause significant
damage in Canadian County. In El Reno a metal awning was destroyed, and in Yukon trees
were downed, one onto a mobile home. The courthouse in Yukon suffered major roof damage
which resulted in flooding of the offices inside. In Mustang winds were measured at 82 to
92 mph. Two carports were destroyed, light poles were downed, and major tree and fence
damage occurred.
When the storm reached western Oklahoma County, wind speeds approached 100 mph. At the
Weather Service Office at Will Rogers Airport in southwest Oklahoma City, winds were
sustained at 36 to 70 mph from 2324CST to 2353CST. Gusts ranged from 58 to 96 mph, with a
peak of 96 mph at 2339CST. Damage throughout the county was extensive, with the heaviest
damage in southern and western Oklahoma City. Dollar estimates of damage alone (not
including clean-up costs or lost revenue) topped 6.5 million dollars. Cleanup costs
likely added an additional 2 million dollars to the total.
One-fifth of the city's traffic signals were damaged, about 100 in all; and an estimated
175,000 homes lost power in the Oklahoma City metro area, many for several days. Up to
20,000 people were still without electricity the evening of the 26th, and electrical
service was not completely restored until the 28th, 5 days after the storm. One employee
of the electric company was killed while working on a high voltage line.
At the Will Rogers Airport, several windows were knocked out of the observation tower and
the Weather Service Office at 2328CST. Windows were also broken out of numerous cars.
At Wiley Post Airport 8 hangars sustained significant roof damage, for an estimated $1
million damage. An airplane was also turned 45 degrees from its original position. A
building was destroyed near the 2000 block of Airport Road.
Wind speeds at Tinker Air Force Base in Del City (a southeastern suburb of Oklahoma City)
reached 97 mph, the highest measured wind speed of the event. Tinker AFB suffered
extensive damage to windows, roofs, and equipment stored in hangars. Nearby Rose State
College also suffered significant roof and window damage valued at $10,000.
The Oklahoma State Fairgrounds sustained over almost $1 million damage to signs and
buildings. The greatest single cost was the bubble roof of the International Trade Center
which collapsed during the storm. Replacement of the roof and repair of the building cost
$746,000.
A paper warehouse was heavily damaged when an outside concrete-block wall collapsed due to
the severe winds. Damage to the warehouse and contents was estimated at $1 million.
University Hospital in downtown Oklahoma City received $150,000 damage: $70,000 to a Care-
flight helicopter and $80,000 to the windows and roof of the hospital itself.
The roof collapsed on 4 units of the Western Oaks Apartments at 7416 NW 23rd St, and a
brick wall was blown down at 23rd and Vandament. Part of the roof of a Post Office
collapsed at SW 57th and Agnew. A mobile home on the 5200 block of Peniel was blown onto
its side, a mobile home on the 9000 block of NW 10th lost half of its roof, and a house
lost 1/4 of its roof at 9717 Westlake.
Two homes at SW 59th and May and a Pizza Hut at SW 82nd and Pennsylvania suffered
significant roof damage. At SW 74th and Pennsylvania, a greenhouse was destroyed and gas
pumps were overturned. Roof and gas pump damage was also reported at SW 74th and May.
In Moore in northern Cleveland County, the east face of Westmoore High School was stripped
away by the severe thunderstorm winds. Damage was estimated at $25,000. Many homes in
Moore suffered roof and structural damage, including parts of walls blown off the second
story of one house. Ten blocks of power poles were downed along Santa Fe south of 4th on
the Moore/Oklahoma City line.
Sign and tree damage throughout Oklahoma and northern Cleveland Counties was too extensive
to list. Over 200 trees were twisted or uprooted at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds alone.

Only 2 known injuries were attributed to the storm as it moved through the metro area. An
elderly couple driving on Santa Fe south of 4th Street in Moore (Cleveland County) was
injured by a falling utility pole. Both were treated and released by a local hospital.
Elsewhere in central Oklahoma, severe thunderstorm winds in Pottawatomie County downed 2-
inch limbs in Pink and felled numerous trees and power lines in Tecumseh. In Shawnee, also
in Pottawatomie County, winds estimated at 70 mph downed many limbs up to 3 inches.
Severe thunderstorm winds estimated at 80 mph in northern Hennessey in Kingfisher County
uprooted or snapped numerous 14 to 20-inch trees and power lines. Several residential and
business roofs were damaged or removed. Glass windows and doors were broken throughout
town. The Co-op also sustained damage to a nurse tank when a power pole fell on it. One
large tree fell onto a mobile home, and another trailer house was blown over. One woman
was injured when part of the wall of her apartment complex caved in.
Severe thunderstorm winds downed 2-inch limbs 5 miles west of Meeker and in Prague in
Lincoln County. In Cleveland County 3 miles south of Stella, an 18-inch tree was downed,
and numerous trees and limbs were downed in Norman. In Payne County large limbs and 3
trees were downed in Stillwater, and limbs up to 4 inches were snapped in Atwood in Hughes
County. In Seminole County 1500 residents of Seminole lost power due to trees blown over
onto power lines.
In northern Oklahoma severe thunderstorm winds estimated at 70 mph removed shingles and
downed 2-inch limbs 5 miles south of Wakita in Grant County. The roof and walls were
blown out of a large metal machine shed 15 miles west of Medford in Grant County.
In Harper County, 2-inch limbs were downed in Buffalo and 1-foot limbs were downed in
Laverne. One-foot tree limbs were also downed in Arnett in Ellis County. In Woodward
County numerous 6-inch limbs were downed and the roof of a nursing home was partially
blown off in Mooreland. In Woodward large trees were downed by winds clocked as high as
65 mph at the Woodward Airport. In Major County large trees and limbs were downed in
Fairview, and in Noble County trees were uprooted and limbs were snapped in Perry and
Morrison.
In western Oklahoma 1-foot tree limbs were downed in Sayre in Beckham County. In Washita
County utility poles were downed and limbs and debris literally covered the streets of
Colony. In Custer County in Fay 2-inch limbs were downed.
In Hydro on the Blaine/Caddo County line, 8 utility poles were downed, trees were split, a
peanut truck was overturned, the roof was blown off a shed, and a barn was destroyed.
Elsewhere in Blaine County, 2-inch tree limbs were downed in Watonga and 6 miles south of
Canton. In Okeene winds estimated at 80 mph caused significant damage. A camper was
thrown on its side and severely damaged, a church steeple was toppled, the roof was blown
off a house, a large tree was uprooted, a carport was destroyed, and 16 utility poles were
broken.
Severe thunderstorm winds were also reported in southern Oklahoma. In Cotton County
windows were blown out of a toll booth on I-44 5 miles west of Walters, and a 2-foot tree
was uprooted and 15 utility poles were downed in Devol.
In Tillman County in Frederick the roof was blown off a vacant motel, windows were blown
out of storefronts, and signs were blown down. In the immediate vicinity of Frederick a
mobile home was destroyed, the roof was blown off a barn, trees were uprooted, and more
than 70 utility poles were downed including 50 that were snapped off at the ground. At the
Frederick Airport 2 airplanes and 2 hangars suffered an estimated $30,000 damage.
Elsewhere in Tillman County, 2-inch limbs were downed in Grandfield.
In Comanche County 23 utility poles were blown down in Indiahoma and Chattanooga, and in
Kiowa County 21 poles were downed in Snyder. Five miles west of Hobart in Kiowa County a
barn was destroyed by the strong winds. Trees, signs, power lines, and light poles were
blown down in Pauls Valley in Garvin County and in Davis in Murray County.
Severe thunderstorm winds downed limbs up to 4 inches in Tupelo in Coal County, and a 1-
foot tree limb was blown down onto a road 1 mile west of Wardville in Atoka County.
The 3 tornados occurred from a single storm, mainly in Cotton County, around mid-evening
on the 23rd. The first tornado was spotted on the Cotton/Comanche County line 10 miles
north-northwest of Cookietown (which is 8 miles southeast of Faxon). The tornado was on
the ground for 2 minutes and moved little during that time.
The second tornado occurred 6 miles north-northwest of Cookietown and lasted for 1 minute.
The third tornado was spotted 7 miles south of Walters. None of the tornados resulted in
damage and all 3 were rated as F0.
Three-inch hail also fell with this same storm in Cotton County 5 miles west of Walters on
I-44.
Lightning struck and ignited the roof of a house in Weatherford in Custer County. Damage
was estimated at $28,000. In Comanche County lightning struck and set fire to a house in
Lawton at 2340CST, resulting in $45,000 damage. A second house in Lawton was struck by
lightning from a later storm (at 0100CST on the 24th), resulting in $10,000 damage. In
Duncan in Stephens County lightning struck, ignited, and completely destroyed a house and
its contents valued at $92,000.
Alfalfa County, 25 1915CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Amorita
Grant County, 25 1930CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
2 NW Gibbon
Woods County, 25 1940CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
Lookout
Alfalfa County, 25 2040CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (51)
1 SSW Cherokee (OK Mesonet)
Kay County, 25 2040CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Sumpter
Alfalfa County, 25 2045CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Cherokee
Kay County, 25 2056CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
Ponca City
Kay County, 25 2100CST 0 0 3 Lightning
Ponca City
Noble County, 25 2100CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Billings
Garfield County, 25 2130CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (55)
3 SE Breckenridge (OK Mesonet)
Noble County, 25 2130CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Perry
Oklahoma County, 25 2245CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Edmond
Payne County, 25 2305CST 0 0 4 Lightning
Stillwater
Logan County, 26 0013CST 0 0 5 Lightning
Coyle
Logan County, 26 0030CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
Orlando
Noble County, 26 0045CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (52)
5 NW Perry
Lincoln County, 26 0118CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
Chandler
Hughes County, 26 0515CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
Holdenville
Severe thunderstorms moved across northern Oklahoma during the evening of the 25th and
continued into central Oklahoma into the early morning hours of the 26th.
Hail as large as quarters was reported in Lookout in Woods County. Severe thunderstorm
winds were measured at 63 mph at the Oklahoma Mesonet site 3 miles southeast of
Breckenridge in Garfield County.
Severe thunderstorm winds up to 60 mph blew down a 6-inch tree 2 miles northwest of Gibbon
in Grant County. In Ponca City in Kay County, winds blew a metal storage shed into the
road and felled a tree onto a street. In Noble County in Perry a 2-foot tree was felled,
and in Oklahoma County in Edmond power lines were downed, knocking out power to 2000
people. In Hughes County in Holdenville, trees and roofs were damaged by severe winds and
at least 1 county road was blocked by a fallen tree.
Lightning from the thunderstorms struck a chimney in Ponca City in Kay County, causing it
to explode. No fire was started, and the damage was estimated at $4000. In Payne County
in Stillwater lightning struck and ignited a wood frame home, resulting in $20,000 damage.
In Coyle in Logan County lightning struck and set fire to a church steeple. The church,
built in 1902, burned to the ground.
Johnston County, 31 1800CST 0 0 4 TSTM Wind
2 S Coleman
Severe thunderstorm winds downed limbs and uprooted trees 2 miles south of Coleman in
Johnston County. A garage door was also damaged and a mobile home was shifted off its
foundation by the severe winds.

TEXAS, North (OKC) TXZ083>090 July 1995
Knox County, 02 2145CST 0 0 4 TSTM Wind
Benjamin
Baylor County, 02 2245CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (61)
Westover
Knox County, 02 2245CST 0 0 TSTM Wind
Benjamin
Evening thunderstorms produced severe straight-line winds in Baylor and Knox Counties.
Wind speeds were estimated as high as 70 mph in Westover in Baylor County. In Knox County
in Benjamin, severe thunderstorm winds blew a grain elevator over onto nearby power lines,
and an hour later, downed limbs as large as 5 inches in diameter.
Clay County, 04 1650CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
3 WSW Joy
Clay County, 04 1746CST 0 0 Hail (0.88)
2 S Joy
Archer County, 04 1900CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
11 S Windthorst
Clay County, 04 1930CST 0 0 Hail (1.00)
Shannon
Clay County, 04 2045CST 0 0 Flash Flooding
Shannon
Archer County, 04 2150CST 0 0 Flash Flooding
11 S Windthorst
Severe thunderstorms produced hail as large as quarters 11 miles south of Windthorst in
Archer County and in Shannon in Clay County.
After thunderstorms persisted in the same area for several hours, flash flooding became a
problem. Water 6 inches deep covered roads in Shannon in Clay County. In Archer County,
1 foot of water covered SH 16 11 miles south of Windthorst.
Wichita County, 20 1756CST 0 0 TSTM Wind (97)
(SPS) Wichita Falls/Sheppard AFB
Wichita County, 20 1759CST 0 0 3 TSTM Wind
(SPS) Wichita Falls/Sheppard AFB
Clay County, 20 1820CST- 0 0 TSTM Wind (56)
Charlie 20 1845CST
Wichita County, 20 1845CST- 0 0 4 TSTM Wind (61)
Wichita Falls 20 1903CST
Severe thunderstorms produced damaging winds across Wichita and northern Clay Counties
during the evening of the 20th. At Sheppard AFB (SPS) in Wichita County, wind gusts
reached as high as 106 mph, and a single-engine aircraft that had been tied down was
flipped over. Almost one hour later, wind speeds in Wichita Falls were measured at 61 to
78 mph at a local TV station. Damage in Wichita Falls from the evening's storms included
8" branches down, outbuildings damaged, shingles blown off houses, a tree felled onto a
car, and heavy metal awnings blown over.
In Clay County in Charlie, winds up to 65 mph knocked out power to Charlie and Dean.
Wichita County, 21 1700CST 0 0 Hail (0.75)
2 SW Kamay
A severe thunderstorm in Wichita County produced 3/4 inch hail 2 miles southwest of Kamay.
Foard County, 23 1845CST- 0 0 Hail (1.75)
10 SW Crowell 23 1900CST
Foard County, 23 1955CST 0 0 Hail (2.00)
7 S Crowell
Knox County, 23 2010CST 0 0 Hail (2.50)
7 N Truscott
Foard County, 23 2020CST- 0 0 Hail (1.75)
8 SE Crowell 23 2035CST
Severe thunderstorms in Foard and Knox Counties produced hail as large as tennis balls 7
miles north of Truscott in Knox County.

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