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1721960-05-0517:00:00 3 Oklahoma558180071.8 Pottawatomie, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Creek$500K-$5M-35.28-96.9336.05-96.07
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2008-06-22 04:47:00
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doneee
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Well, i have a little to add mainly that i was in this one . I was about 5 years old but i remember it plain as day. We lived in Sapulpa. I recall it was in the evening we were looking at TV i don't remember what day it was mayby it was sunday I want to say that the wizard of oz was showing but im not quite sure. I guess they had been anouncing flashes on the Tv about severe weather ,but to make a long story short it ripped Sapulpa apart as i heard . i know it tore up our community. not to mention that it blew our house off the foundation and we were still in it at the time.I remember it got real quiet, then it start hailing like crazy. seem like it quit hailing and then all hail broke loose it sound like a heard of trains coming through tell you the truth it sound like it went right through our yard from the west and it was so pitch white you couldn't see anything and the west side windows blew out.and you could hear the walls cracking and coming apart.I guess the angels was with us because that was all it did to our house. I think we got under the bed.I , my mom, and my brother. After it kind of died down it had turn dark.So we left the house and went up to our neighbors house a couple of houses up from us and stayed there all night.It was really frightening. If any one has any pictures of this event could you share them with me . thank you . doneee@juno.com or tradewindzzz@yahoo.com

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2008-12-14 18:20:59
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SFLTORanalysis
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This event was related to a significant tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and southwestern Missouri. The majority of the activity occurred in central/eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas. There was a high ratio of significant (F2-F5) events on this date. Surface based lifted index (LI) values were exceptionally unstable (-7 to -9). A 500 mb jet maximum produced wind speeds in excess of 72 knots. The massive F5 event was described as a "huge, white" tornado that resembled the shape of a barrel (Grazulis, 1993). Thomas P. Grazulis cites a continuous path length of 70 miles, although the official database lists a 71 mile track. The tornado passed two miles east of Prague, but the database depicts a direct strike. The tornado destroyed fourteen farm sites between the towns of Prague and Paden. More than 100 homes were obliterated in the northern and western sections of Sapulpa, where the most severe destruction occurred. The homes incurred F5 damage. Homes were also swept away from their foundations south of Bristow. Three fatalities occurred in this vicinity. The funnel fortuitously lifted prior to passing over Tulsa. It was observed over the city, where it did not reach the ground. This funnel primarily affected rural areas; the only substantial populated area was Sapulpa. Three deaths were reported. The tornado purportedly destroyed most of the vegetation in the Cross Timbers region. The reports also indicated that the tornado removed ~6 inches of topsoil from the hills.



Selected resources



Finch, Jonathan D. http://bangladeshtornadoes.org/UScases60to69.html.

Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. Environmental Films.

 

Edited on 2008-12-14 18:36:52 by SFLTORanalysis

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2019-04-11 09:01:42
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Gio52903
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This tornado, as well as the 1998 Lawrenceburg, Tennesee F5, are sometimes known as the "The Forgotten F5"

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