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Oklahoma Co. second, Canadian Co. third in confirmed tornadoes by county since 1950

by Bryan Painter Published: February 13, 2014
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Someone this week asked me about confirmed tornadoes by county. Official tornado records start in 1950. The National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office has provided these numbers:

Quick List of Oklahoma Tornadoes
Totaled and Ranked by County (1950-2013)

Rank County Total
1 Caddo 109
2 Oklahoma 107
3 Canadian 98
4 Kay 96
5 Osage 94
6 Lincoln 80
7 Tulsa 76
8 (tie) Kiowa 74
  Pittsburg 74
10 (tie) Cleveland 72
  Ellis 72
12 Kingfisher 71
13 (tie) Garfield 70
  Grant 70
15 Jackson 69
16 (tie) Grady 68
  Texas 68
18 (tie) Creek 64
  Tillman 64
20 Pottawatomie 63
21 (tie) Beaver 61
  Beckham 61
  Mayes 61
24 Woodward 60
25 (tie) Le Flore 59
  Rogers 59
  Stephens 59
28 (tie) Cimarron 57
  Custer 57
30 (tie) Logan 56
  Seminole 56
32 Comanche 55
  McCurtain 53
34 (tie) Carter 52
  McClain 52
  Payne 52
  Pontotoc 52
38 Garvin 51
39 Dewey 50
40 (tie) Muskogee 49
  Woods 49
42 (tie) Delaware 48
  Washita 48
44 McIntosh 47
45 Okfuskee 46
46 (tie) Alfalfa 45
  Blaine 45
  Pushmataha 45
  Wagoner 45
50 (tie) Craig 44
  Major 44
52 (tie) Atoka 43
  Okmulgee 43
  Sequoyah 43
55 (tie) Noble 42
  Roger Mills 42
57 Nowata 38
58 Greer 36
59 (tie) Cotton 35
  Hughes 35
61 (tie) Murray 34
  Washington 34
63 Jefferson 32
64 Ottawa 31
65 (tie) Bryan 30
  Cherokee 30
  Haskell 30
  Johnston 30
69 Pawnee 28
70 (tie) Latimer 27
  Marshall 27
72 (tie) Harmon 25
  Harper 25
74 (tie) Adair 22
  Love 22
76 (tie) Choctaw 21
  Coal 21

by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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