Storm Reports from April 14, 2011 in Oklahoma (Including the Tushka, OK Tornado)


The first of these are the list of storm reports from the western two-thirds of Oklahoma. This was where this historic severe weather outbreak started late afternoon on Thursday:

Norman NWS Office Area Storm Reports:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
434 PM CDT FRI APR 15 2011

..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON…
..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….
..REMARKS..

0350 PM HAIL 1 SW DAVIS 34.49N 97.13W
04/14/2011 E1.00 INCH MURRAY OK PUBLIC

0400 PM HAIL N DAVIS 34.50N 97.12W
04/14/2011 E2.00 INCH MURRAY OK STORM CHASER

THE HAIL WAS REPORTED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF TOWN

0421 PM HAIL HICKORY 34.56N 96.86W
04/14/2011 E1.25 INCH MURRAY OK EMERGENCY MNGR

0423 PM HAIL SPARKS 35.61N 96.82W
04/14/2011 E0.88 INCH LINCOLN OK PUBLIC

0430 PM HAIL SHAWNEE 35.34N 96.92W
04/14/2011 E1.00 INCH POTTAWATOMIE OK CO-OP OBSERVER

0430 PM HAIL SULPHUR 34.51N 96.98W
04/14/2011 E4.25 INCH MURRAY OK LAW ENFORCEMENT

MAINLY QUARTER SIZED HAIL WITH A FEW SOFTBALL SIZED
PIECES. REPORT RELAYED VIA SULPHUR POLICE DEPARTMENT.

0440 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 W STROUD 35.75N 96.69W
04/14/2011 LINCOLN OK PUBLIC

SMALL TREES BLOWN DOWN.

0442 PM TORNADO 2 NW STROUD 35.77N 96.68W
04/14/2011 F0 LINCOLN OK NWS STORM SURVEY

NUMEROUS SOURCES REPORTED A BRIEF TORNADO THAT OCCURRED
OVER AN OPEN FIELD. LITTLE TO NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED. THE
TIME WAS APPROXIMATE.

0445 PM HAIL 6 W TECUMSEH 35.26N 97.04W
04/14/2011 E1.00 INCH POTTAWATOMIE OK PUBLIC

0446 PM TSTM WND GST STROUD 35.75N 96.66W
04/14/2011 E60.00 MPH LINCOLN OK EMERGENCY MNGR

0455 PM HAIL PRAGUE 35.49N 96.69W
04/14/2011 E1.00 INCH LINCOLN OK LAW ENFORCEMENT

0500 PM HAIL 3 W OVERBROOK 34.07N 97.20W
04/14/2011 E1.00 INCH LOVE OK PUBLIC

PUBLIC REPORT OF QUARTER SIZED HAIL.

0500 PM HAIL ROFF 34.63N 96.84W
04/14/2011 E1.75 INCH PONTOTOC OK PUBLIC

0507 PM HAIL 2 S SULPHUR 34.48N 96.98W
04/14/2011 E1.75 INCH MURRAY OK EMERGENCY MNGR

0515 PM HAIL 5 NNW MILL CREEK 34.48N 96.85W
04/14/2011 E1.75 INCH JOHNSTON OK TRAINED SPOTTER

0545 PM HAIL 6 N LITTLE 35.44N 96.68W
04/14/2011 E1.00 INCH POTTAWATOMIE OK PUBLIC

0600 PM HAIL 2 S MADILL 34.06N 96.77W
04/14/2011 E2.50 INCH MARSHALL OK STORM CHASER

0609 PM TORNADO 3 NNW MADILL 34.13N 96.79W
04/14/2011 F1 MARSHALL OK NWS STORM SURVEY

THIS TORNADO BEGAN 3 MILES NNW OF MADILL AND CONTINUED
NORTHEAST INTO JOHNSTON COUNTY… FINALLY LIFTING 5 MILES
SSW OF MILBURN. SOME DAMAGE WAS REPORTED WITH THIS
TORNADO. THE TIME IS APPROXIMATE.

0620 PM HAIL 5 NNW CENTRAHOMA 34.68N 96.38W
04/14/2011 E1.00 INCH COAL OK PUBLIC

0623 PM HAIL TISHOMINGO 34.24N 96.68W
04/14/2011 E4.25 INCH JOHNSTON OK EMERGENCY MNGR

0625 PM HAIL WEWOKA 35.14N 96.50W
04/14/2011 E1.00 INCH SEMINOLE OK EMERGENCY MNGR

QUARTER SIZED HAIL REPORTED IN DOWNTOWN WEWOKA. TIME
ESTIMATED VIA RADAR.

0638 PM HAIL 5 N HOLDENVILLE 35.16N 96.40W
04/14/2011 E1.75 INCH HUGHES OK EMERGENCY MNGR

DELAYED REPORT FROM EMERGENCY MANAGER.

0645 PM HAIL FILLMORE 34.27N 96.50W
04/14/2011 E4.00 INCH JOHNSTON OK CO-OP OBSERVER

0705 PM HAIL DAVIS 34.50N 97.12W
04/14/2011 E1.75 INCH MURRAY OK LAW ENFORCEMENT

0720 PM HAIL 2 W FITTSTOWN 34.62N 96.67W
04/14/2011 E1.00 INCH PONTOTOC OK PUBLIC

DELAYED REPORT FROM THE PUBLIC.

0723 PM TORNADO TUSHKA 34.32N 96.17W
04/14/2011 F3 ATOKA OK NWS STORM SURVEY

*** 2 FATAL *** NUMEROUS STORM CHASER AND MEDIA REPORTS
THAT A LARGE TORNADO BEGAN 5 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
TUSHKA AND CONTINUED NORTHEAST THROUGH THE SOUTH AND
SOUTHEAST PORTIONS OF ATOKA. SIGNFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED
IN AND AROUND THE TOWN OF TUSHKA. THE TIME IS
APPROXIMATE.

0740 PM TORNADO LAKE OF THE ARBUCKLES 34.44N 97.01W
04/14/2011 MURRAY OK BROADCAST MEDIA

DELAYED REPORT RELAYED THROUGH KFOR TV.

0745 PM HAIL WARWICK 35.69N 97.00W
04/14/2011 E0.88 INCH LINCOLN OK LAW ENFORCEMENT

0800 PM HAIL MILL CREEK 34.40N 96.82W
04/14/2011 E1.75 INCH JOHNSTON OK AMATEUR RADIO

0940 PM HAIL 4 W NIDA 34.15N 96.57W
04/14/2011 E1.00 INCH JOHNSTON OK PUBLIC

1010 PM HAIL ACHILLE 33.83N 96.39W
04/14/2011 E1.00 INCH BRYAN OK EMERGENCY MNGR

Tulsa NWS Office Storm Reports:

Event Summary – April 14, 2011 Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Event (updated 4/16/11 8:45 pm)

A strong low pressure system moved out of the Rockies and into the Southern Plains on April 14, 2011. A surface low deepened across central Kansas by early afternoon, with a sharp dryline extending from the surface low southward along the I-35 corridor. Moisture continued to increase from northeast Texas into eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas ahead of the dryline, with dewpoints rising into the low to mid 60s. Initial convection occurred along the dryline from near Ponca City to Ardmore at around 3 pm CDT. These storms quickly matured into supercells as they moved further east into eastern Oklahoma due to favorable wind profiles and instability. Storms continued to increase as the dryline slowly moved east during the evening. A 100+ knot westerly upper-level jet was also present across northern Texas, which helped to further enhance the severity of the storms. A trailing cold front overtook the dryline during the late evening hours, leading to additional development and a line of storms across western Arkansas.

Several reports of tornadoes and hail to the size of golf balls and softballs were received by the NWS office in Tulsa through the evening hours as the storms moved through eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The storms moved further east into Arkansas and out of the NWS Tulsa area of responsibility by around 1:30 am.

The National Weather Service Office in Tulsa has teams in the field surveying the damage from the April 14th severe thunderstorms. As more information becomes available about the possible tornados, including EF rating and estimated size, this website will be updated. See the map below for preliminary local storm reports. Due to the number of reports, it may take several days for the teams to survey all of the damage.

NWS Tulsa Damage Survey Teams will be evaluating reports of possible tornados and/or damage in the following areas: Additional details will be available once the survey teams have analyzed the data they collected in the field.

Osage County OK – EF1 tornado has been confirmed 2 miles north of Hominy

Osage County OK – EF0 tornado confirmed northeast of Burbank

Washington/Nowata County OK – EF1 tornado confirmed 7 miles east of Dewey

Washington County OK – Weak tornado near Ochelata occurred in a field and did not cause any structural damage

Wagoner County OK – EF1 tornado confirmed northwest of Wagoner

Le Flore County OK – Poteau/Wister/Howe area – 2 tornados, one cyclonic and one anticyclonic, have been confirmed. Both tornadoes are rated EF1.

Pushmataha County OK – Oleta/Corinne/Sobol areas – No tornado confirmed. Damage determined to be consistent with straight line winds.

Pushmataha County OK – EF1 tornado confirmed near Jumbo

Pushmataha County OK – EF1 tornado south of Daisy

Latimer County OK – EF1 tornado confirmed near Talihina

Latimer County OK – EF0 tornado confirmed in the Yanush area

Okfuskee County OK – Castle and Welty areas

Okfuskee County OK – Spotter reported brief tornado 1 mile north of Okfuskee. No reports of damage at this time.

Delaware County OK – EF2 tornado confirmed near the Lake Eucha area

Crawford County AR – Dyer area

Franklin County AR – Branch area

Pittsburg County OK – EF1 tornado confirmed south of Bache

Preliminary Tornado Information (last updated 8:45 PM CDT 4/16/11):

Bache Tornado (Pittsburgh County)

Began: To be determined Ended: To be determined

Path Lenth: To be determined Max Path Width: To be determined

EF Rating: EF1, max wind speed to be determined

Lake Eucha Tornado (Delaware County)

Began: To be determined Ended: To be determined

Path Lenth: To be determined Max Path Width: To be determined

EF Rating: EF2, max wind speed to be determined

Wagoner Tornado (Wagoner County)

Began: To be determined Ended: To be determined

Path Lenth: To be determined Max Path Width: To be determined

EF Rating: EF1, max wind speed to be determined

South of Daisy Tornado (Pushmataha County)

Began: To be determined Ended: To be determined

Path Lenth: To be determined Max Path Width: To be determined

EF Rating: EF1, max wind speed to be determined

Jumbo Tornado (Pushmataha County)

Began: To be determined Ended: To be determined

Path Lenth: To be determined Max Path Width: To be determined

EF Rating: EF1, max wind speed to be determined

Poteau/Wister/Howe Area Cyclonic Tornado (Le Flore County)

Began: To be determined Ended: To be determined

Path Lenth: To be determined Max Path Width: To be determined

EF Rating: EF1, max wind speed to be determined

Poteau/Wister/Howe Area Anitcyclonic Tornado (Le Flore County)

Began: To be determined Ended: To be determined

Path Lenth: To be determined Max Path Width: To be determined

EF Rating: EF1, max wind speed to be determined

2N Hominy Tornado (Osage County)

Began: To be determined Ended: To be determined

Path Lenth: To be determined Max Path Width: To be determined

EF Rating: EF1, max wind speed to be determined

7E Dewey Tornado (Washington/Nowata Counties)

Began: To be determined Ended: To be determined

Path Lenth: To be determined Max Path Width: To be determined

EF Rating: EF1, max wind speed to be determined

Damage: Several homes damaged; 5th wheel trailer overturned; several trees damaged

Ochelata Tornado (Washington County)

Began: To be determined Ended: To be determined

Path Lenth: To be determined Max Path Width: To be determined

EF Rating: EF0, max wind speed to be determined

Burbank Tornado (Osage County)

Began: To be determined Ended: To be determined

Path Lenth: To be determined Max Path Width: To be determined

EF Rating: EF0, max wind speed to be determined

Damage: damage to a few trees

West of Talihina Tornado (Latimer/Le Flore County)

Began: appox. 4 miles WSW Talihina Ended: appox. 1/2 mile west of Talihina ( begin/end times to be determined)

Path Lenth: To be determined Max Path Width: To be determined

EF Rating: EF1, max wind speed to be determined

Damage: damage to a tied-down mobile home; tree damage

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