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Tornado ranks among EF5/F5 twisters in Oklahoma history

EF5 designation puts Monday's tornado in state's record books
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 26, 2013

Monday's tornado was designated an EF5 by the National Weather Service after the deadly path that ripped through Newcastle, Moore and Oklahoma City, ravaging homes, schools and businesses.

The storm is the second to be rated an EF5 since the Enhanced Fujita scale was adopted by the National Weather Service in 2007.

In all, there have been 13 tornadoes rated F5/EF5.

Following are F5/EF5 tornadoes recorded in Oklahoma (1905-Present). Shown are the date, time, rating, counties and general path of the tornado.

May 10, 1905

8:05 p.m., F5, Jackson, Kiowa counties; three miles south, southwest of Humphreys — Snyder — three miles northeast of Snyder.

April 14-15, 1939

11 p.m., F5, Dewey, Major, Woodward, Woods counties in Oklahoma and Barber County, Kan.; Near Vici, near Waynoka, near Hopeton, near Alva, Capron, just inside Kansas.

April 12, 1945

5:40 p.m., F5, Pushmataha County; Antlers.

April 9, 1947

7:52 p.m., F5, Hemphill and Lipscomb counties in Texas, Ellis, Woodward, Woods counties in Oklahoma; Near Canadian, Texas, Glazier, Texas, Higgins, Texas, four miles southeast of Shattuck, four miles northwest of Arnett, three miles southeast of Gage, two miles southeast of Fargo, Woodward, 10 miles west of Alva.

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