2011 Oklahoma Tornadoes

2011 in Oklahoma may be best remembered for 2 things… the sweltering heat…and setting yet more tornado records. Here is a breakdown of what happened tornadowise in The Sooner State:

118 Tornadoes: 2nd most in a single year behind 1999 which had 145

14 Tornado Fatalities:  Deadliest year since 1999 which had 42 deaths

4 Violent (EF4/5) Tornadoes:  More than 1999 which had 3 and 2nd to 1960 which had 5.

50 April Tornadoes:  Most ever for April

3 Simultaneous Violent tornadoes:  May 24th from 5:25-5:35pm in Logan and McClain Counties

1 November Violent Tornado: Tipton, Oklahoma tornado rated EF4 making that the strongest tornado in November in Oklahoma.

Here’s hoping for a quieter 2012… – Damon

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