Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 2.3 Miles
-- Width 20 Yards
County/Area BLAINE
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-03-29 14:05:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2SE OKEENE
Begin Lat/Lon 36.1016/-98.3572
End Date 2007-03-29 14:10:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3E OKEENE
End Lat/Lon 36.12/-98.3353
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 50.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Showers and thunderstorms developed during the morning hours over central Oklahoma. During the afternoon hours, thunderstorms began to show brief, but persistent signs of rotation, that later resulted in three tornadoes. The most significant tornado of the day struck the western Oklahoma City metro area, producing EF2 damage. Other tornadoes were reported near Okeene, and over northwest Garfield county. Damage was reported with each of these thunderstorms, which included roof damage, tree and power line damage, and automobile accidents. No fatalities were reported, but five direct injuries were reported in western Oklahoma City.
Event Narrative A tornado was reported near Okeene and moved northeast. Damage was first noticed to a barn and grain silo 1 mile east of Okeene. The most substantial damage rated EF1 was noted at a farmstead. A small garage (open bay) was damaged. Approximately 1/3 of its aluminum roof covering peeled off and some roof wood panels were removed. A tree next to the garage had some limbs snapped off. A piece of siding from the barn was wrapped around a tree. A small half-cylinder type garage was also heavily damaged. The north side had a large portion of its siding removed and some of the wood structure were damaged. The east end had a garage door which was blown out and most of the east wall was removed. A grain silo actually lifted off the ground and landed about 100 feet away. Also present were small grain bins, in which one was tipped over and apparently rotated. A large barn had substantial damage to the roof and walls on the east and west ends of the buildings. Also, almost all siding on the north side of the building was removed. A large garage door on the south end of the barn was blown in yet its wiring still held together and the door was hanging by this wiring. Debris from the barn (all of it siding/roofing which was aluminum) was scattered to the northeast 1500-2000 feet. The tornado continued northeast before lifting 2.5 miles east of Okeene. At the strongest point the tornado reached EF1 damage causing an estimated $50 thousand in damage.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 5 580.00K 0.00K
OKEENE BLAINE CO. OK 03/29/2007 14:05 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
YUKON CANADIAN CO. OK 03/29/2007 15:05 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 5 500.00K 0.00K
HILLSDALE GARFIELD CO. OK 03/29/2007 15:20 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
NASH GRANT CO. OK 03/29/2007 15:27 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 5 580.00K 0.00K