This is a preliminary report on the tornadoes of May 29th and May 30th, 2004 in northeast Oklahoma.

 

This information is based on ground surveys by National Weather Service meteorologists and local officials...areal surveys by Tulsa media...and review of chaser pictures and radar data.

TORNADO 1
CREEK COUNTY OKLAHOMA
START... MAY 29 2004 1118 PM / 6.2 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF DEPEW
END... MAY 29 2004 1133 PM / 4.9 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF DEPEW
FUJITA SCALE RATING...F3
PATH LENGTH...7.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH... 0.4 MILES / 700 YARDS

F3 RATING IS BASED ON AN 20 FOOT SECTION OF A CONCRETE ANCHORED IRON-PIPE CATTLE GATE BEING REMOVED FROM THE GROUND AND DISPLACED 30 FEET. THE GATE WAS ANCHORED BY 3 POSTS...ALL SET IN 24 INCHES OF CONCRETE.

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TORNADO 2
CREEK COUNTY OKLAHOMA
START... MAY 29 2004 1133 PM / 4.7 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF DEPEW
END ... MAY 29 2004 1144 PM / 4.1 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF BRISTOW
FUJITA SCALE RATING...F1
PATH LENGTH... 4.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH... 0.2 MILES / 425 YARDS

TORNADO TWO APPARENTLY FORMED IMMEDIATELY EAST OF TORNADO ONE AS THE CIRCULATION OF TORNADO ONE OCCLUDED AND TURNED LEFT. THE TWO TORNADOES PRODUCED BASICALLY A CONTINUOUS DAMAGE PATH. THE RESULT OF THE TWO TORNADOES WAS...5 MOBILE HOMES DESTROYED...2 HOUSES DESTROYED...4 HOUSES WITH SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE.

TORNADO 3
CREEK COUNTY
START... MAY 30 2004 1212 AM / 3.6 MILES WEST OF KELLYVILLE
END... MAY 30 2004 1226 AM / 2.8 MILES NORTHEAST OF KELLYVILLE
FUJITA SCALE RATING...F1
PATH LENGTH... 5.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH... 200 YARDS
TORNADO 4
CREEK COUNTY
START... MAY 30 2004 1233 AM / 3.2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAPULPA
END... MAY 30 2004 1234 AM / 3.1 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAPULPA
FUJITA SCALE RATING...F0
PATH LENGTH... 0.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH... 75 YARDS

THE FINAL TORNADO OF SERIES WAS BRIEF AND DESTROYED A BARN.

TORNADO 5
WAGONER - MAYES COUNTY
START... MAY 30 2004 143 AM / 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF WAGONER
END... MAY 30 2004 208 AM / 2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MURPHY
FUJITA SCALE... ?
PATH LENGTH... ?
PATH WIDTH... ?

DETAILS STILL BEING DETERMINED.


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