Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF4
-- Length 1.85 Miles
-- Width 1280 Yards
State OKLAHOMA
County/Area MCCLAIN
WFO OUN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2013-05-20 13:56:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3NW NEWCASTLE
Begin Lat/Lon 35.28/-97.63
End Date 2013-05-20 14:04:00.0 CST-6
End Location 4N NEWCASTLE
End Lat/Lon 35.3/-97.61
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 5/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A tornado outbreak occurred during the afternoon and evening hours of the 20th. Several tornadoes occurred from central Oklahoma down through south central Oklahoma near the Red River. The strongest tornado touched down near Newcastle and traveled through Moore and south Oklahoma City. This tornado caused catastrophic damage in these areas, with a maximum rating of EF-5. The tornado claimed 24 lives and caused billions of dollars in damage. In addition to the tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds cause damage in many areas.
Event Narrative The violent Newcastle-Moore tornado was first observed developing about one-half mile south of State Highway 37 in northwest Newcastle to the east of Rockwell Avenue. EF4 damage was observed soon after the tornado crossed State Highway 37. The tornado continued to expand in size as it approached the Canadian River and moved into Cleveland County.
Of the 212 direct injuries documented with this tornado, 5 are estimated to have occurred in McClain County.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 24 212 2.000B 0.00K
ADA PONTOTOC CO. OK 05/20/2013 11:30 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSH SPRINGS GRADY CO. OK 05/20/2013 12:54 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSH SPRINGS GRADY CO. OK 05/20/2013 12:56 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNCAN STEPHENS CO. OK 05/20/2013 13:02 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YUKON CANADIAN CO. OK 05/20/2013 13:27 CST-6 Hail 3.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(OKC)WILL ROGERS APT OKLAHOMA CO. OK 05/20/2013 13:28 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRIDGE CREEK GRADY CO. OK 05/20/2013 13:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
NEWCASTLE MCCLAIN CO. OK 05/20/2013 13:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
NEWCASTLE MCCLAIN CO. OK 05/20/2013 13:56 CST-6 Tornado EF4 0 5 0.00K 0.00K
MARLOW STEPHENS CO. OK 05/20/2013 13:58 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOORE CLEVELAND CO. OK 05/20/2013 14:04 CST-6 Tornado EF5 24 207 2.000B 0.00K
VALLEY BROOK OKLAHOMA CO. OK 05/20/2013 14:06 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARLOW STEPHENS CO. OK 05/20/2013 14:07 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
(OKC)WILL ROGERS APT OKLAHOMA CO. OK 05/20/2013 15:12 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAURIKA JEFFERSON CO. OK 05/20/2013 15:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITEBEAD GARVIN CO. OK 05/20/2013 15:36 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEEKER LINCOLN CO. OK 05/20/2013 15:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CORNISH JEFFERSON CO. OK 05/20/2013 15:45 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STRATFORD GARVIN CO. OK 05/20/2013 15:52 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TURNER FALLS MURRAY CO. OK 05/20/2013 16:43 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GENE AUTRY CARTER CO. OK 05/20/2013 16:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
WAPANUCKA JOHNSTON CO. OK 05/20/2013 17:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. MG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
LEHIGH COAL CO. OK 05/20/2013 17:49 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
DURANT EAKER ARPT BRYAN CO. OK 05/20/2013 19:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
LONE GROVE CARTER CO. OK 05/20/2013 19:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARIETTA LOVE CO. OK 05/20/2013 19:24 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODVILLE MARSHALL CO. OK 05/20/2013 20:09 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COBB BRYAN CO. OK 05/20/2013 20:58 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GERONIMO COMANCHE CO. OK 05/20/2013 21:25 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNCAN STEPHENS CO. OK 05/20/2013 22:26 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WYNNEWOOD GARVIN CO. OK 05/20/2013 22:27 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMPIRE CITY STEPHENS CO. OK 05/20/2013 22:34 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADA PONTOTOC CO. OK 05/20/2013 23:26 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PURCELL MCCLAIN CO. OK 05/21/2013 03:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CYRIL CADDO CO. OK 05/21/2013 04:17 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 67 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CYRIL CADDO CO. OK 05/21/2013 04:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CYRIL CADDO CO. OK 05/21/2013 04:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CEMENT CADDO CO. OK 05/21/2013 04:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
NINNEKAH GRADY CO. OK 05/21/2013 04:46 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CEMENT CADDO CO. OK 05/21/2013 04:49 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
NINNEKAH GRADY CO. OK 05/21/2013 04:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REED GREER CO. OK 05/21/2013 08:53 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRINKMAN GREER CO. OK 05/21/2013 09:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LONE WOLF KIOWA CO. OK 05/21/2013 09:16 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 24 212 2.000B 0.00K