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1961 Oklahoma Tornadoes

Tornadoes by Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
0 4 10 14 42 7 3 0 1 1 0 0 82

Tornadoes by Intensity
F? F0 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 Total
23 7 10 31 10 1 0 82

Tornado
Number
Date Time
(CST)
Length
of Path
(miles)
width
of Path
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Location
1 02/17/1961 1630 0.5 15 F? 0 0 McClain 12 SW Purcell
2 02/17/1961 1645 17 300 F3 0 7 Oklahoma Near Spencer - NE of Luther
3 02/17/1961 1815 73 * 300 F3 0 11 Garvin/ Pontotoc/ Pottawatomie/ Seminole/ Hughes/ Okfuskee/ Okmulgee * tornado family. Stratford - Konawa - Wewoka - S of Shulter
4 02/17/1961 1900 7 N/A F2 0 1 Pottawatomie 9 W - 4 NW Shawnee
5 03/05/1961 1645 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Lincoln Near Prague
6 03/05/1961 1715 1.0 100 F2 0 1 Garvin Pauls Valley
7 03/05/1961 1830 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Johnston 5 SW Tishomingo
8 03/05/1961 2115 4 50 F2 0 0 Choctaw 3 SE Boswell
9 03/26/1961 1430 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Canadian 5 NW El Reno
10 03/26/1961 1528 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Noble W of Perry
11 03/26/1961 1700 50 N/A F2 0 26 Osage/ Washington/ Nowata Wynona - Pershing - Bartlesville - Dewey - near South Coffeyville
12 03/26/1961 1856 21 200 F3 0 1 McIntosh N of Vivian - Fame - E of Checotah
13 03/26/1961 2015 8 100 F3 0 0 Kay/ Osage Kaw City - Webb City
14 03/29/1961 1555 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Hughes Near Horntown
15 04/08/1961 1545 1.3 100 F2 0 0 Canadian 6 ESE El Reno
16 04/11/1961 1930 N/A N/A F1 0 0 McIntosh Checotah
17 04/20/1961 2335 N/A 100 F0 0 0 Nowata Near Lenapah
18 04/21/1961 2215 3 N/A F1 0 0 Kay 1.5 N Peckham
19 04/23/1961 1615 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Jackson 6 NW Altus
20 04/24/1961 1915 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Osage 10 SE Ponca City
21 04/30/1961 1400 N/A N/A F0 0 0 Dewey NE of Leedey
22 04/30/1961 1400 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Dewey SE of Vici
23 04/30/1961 1400 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Dewey W of Taloga
24 04/30/1961 1730 1 200 F2 0 0 Canadian Near Piedmont
25 04/30/1961 1745 3 200 F2 0 0 Logan Between Navina and Seward
26 04/30/1961 1755 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Osage Between Hominy and Ralston
27 04/30/1961 1800 0.5 N/A F2 0 0 Canadian 11 W El Reno
28 04/30/1961 1845 2 75 F3 0 2 Grady 2 N Minco
29 05/03/1961 0200 N/A 33 F? 0 0 Stephens Near Comanche
30 05/04/1961 1500 24 200 F2 0 0 Roger Mills SW of Cheyenne - NE of Strong City
31 05/04/1961 1600 1.0 400 F1 0 0 Dewey Leedey
32 05/04/1961 1615 1.0 400 F2 0 0 Dewey Leedey
33 05/04/1961 1740 10 N/A F3 1 0 Blaine W of Geary - Near Geary
34 05/04/1961 1815 9 N/A F2 0 0 Canadian SW of Okarche
35 05/04/1961 1830 9 N/A F1 0 0 Kingfisher NW of Okarche - S of Kingfisher
36 05/04/1961 1845 13 N/A F1 0 0 Canadian S of Okarche - Piedmont
37 05/04/1961 2000 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Ellis 7 S Arnett
38 05/04/1961 2025 N/A N/A F0 0 0 Canadian N of Yukon
39 05/05/1961 1720 26 400 F4 16 58 Le Flore 1 S Talihina - Reichert - Howe
40 05/05/1961 1830 N/A N/A F3 0 0 Choctaw E edge of Hugo
41 05/05/1961 2000 10 400 F2 0 0 McCurtain N of Bethel
42 05/06/1961 1500 0.8 10 F1 0 0 Adair 6 W Stilwell
43 05/06/1961 2130 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Le Flore SE of Howe
44 05/06/1961 2350 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Cleveland Between Moore and Norman
45 05/07/1961 0045 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Cleveland Near Moore
46 05/07/1961 0400 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Wagoner Near Porter
47 05/07/1961 1806 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Osage 10 W Pawhuska
48 05/07/1961 2105 9 400 F3 0 1 Craig W and N of Bluejacket
49 05/07/1961 2215 5 N/A F2 0 0 Major 5 NE Cleo Springs
50 05/07/1961 2330 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Garfield W of Kremlin
51 05/08/1961 0030 N/A N/A F0 0 0 Osage Near Fairfax
52 05/08/1961 0150 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Pottawatomie 5 S Tecumseh
53 05/08/1961 0200 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Mayes Near Salina
54 05/08/1961 0230 2 N/A F? 0 0 Hughes SW of Dustin
55 05/08/1961 0340 N/A 200 F2 0 0 Adair 4 E Stilwell
56 05/13/1961 1915 N/A N/A F1 0 0 Stephens Duncan
57 05/16/1961 1930 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Tillman Near Davidson
58 05/16/1961 1930 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Tillman Near Davidson
59 05/16/1961 2257 N/A N/A F0 0 0 Grady Near Verden
60 05/21/1961 1453 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Oklahoma 12 NW Oklahoma City
61 05/21/1961 1545 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Custer 8 SE Thomas
62 05/21/1961 1615 9 100 F? 0 0 Blaine 5 S Hitchcock
63 05/21/1961 1615 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Payne S of Cushing
64 05/21/1961 1615 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Payne S of Cushing
65 05/21/1961 1615 N/A N/A F3 0 0 Payne 2 S Cushing - E edge of Cushing
66 05/21/1961 1615 N/A N/A F3 0 0 Payne Near Cushing
67 05/21/1961 1733 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Caddo 3 NW Anadarko
68 05/21/1961 1803 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Oklahoma NW Oklahoma City/ Bethany/ Warr Acres Area
69 05/21/1961 1940 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Ottawa Near Fairland
70 05/25/1961 1740 14 N/A F1 0 0 Creek 8 W Bristow - near Slick
71 06/02/1961 1825 N/A N/A F0 0 0 Beckham 4 W Elk City
72 06/02/1961 2300 0.3 100 F1 0 0 Tillman Near Tipton
73 06/03/1961 1745 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Texas Near Baker
74 06/03/1961 1800 1.3 N/A F2 0 0 Beaver Near Balko
75 06/05/1961 1715 29 150 F2 0 1 Cimarron/ Dallam TX Near Felt - 15 S Boise City - between Dalhart and Stratford
76 06/07/1961 0520 N/A N/A F? 0 0 Comanche 8 NW Lawton
77 06/07/1961 2000 N/A N/A F0 0 0 Texas 4 NE Hooker
78 07/02/1961 1500 0.8 100 F1 0 0 Garvin Near Purdy
79 07/22/1961 1218 N/A N/A F2 0 0 Ottawa 5 E Fairland
80 07/23/1961 0630 1.0 25 F2 0 0 McCurtain 2 E Garvin
81 09/23/1961 1900 3 50 F? 0 0 Custer N of Clinton
82 10/29/1961 0730 4 50 F? 0 0 Alfalfa SW of Burlington - N of Burlington

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