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Tornado Reports

Oklahoman Published: May 4, 1999

In what may become known as one of the worst outbreaks of tornadoes in state history, Monday's numerous twisters built rapidly.

The first instance of severe weather came about 5 p.m., when a tornado was seen near Cyril in southeastern Caddo County. Damage and at least one injury were reported in the Stecker area in southern Caddo County.

Softball-size hail was reported five miles north of Altus at 5:13 p.m.

At 5:21 p.m., a tornado was reported west of Cyril, and at 5:28 p.m., a tornado was reported three miles northwest of Cyril.

At 5:35 p.m., a tornado was spotted three miles south of Roosevelt in Kiowa County. At 5:40 p.m., another tornado was reported two miles south of Anadarko. Also at 5:35 p.m., a tornado was reported just west of Tom Steed Lake in Kiowa County.

At 5:55 p.m., a large tornado was seen two miles north of Laverty. At 6:07 p.m., multiple tornadoes were reported near Chickasha. At 6:19 a tornado was reported on the north side of Chickasha near the airport.

The large storm system that spawned those funnels continued to move east and northeast. There was a tornado at 6:40 near Middleberg in northern Grady County. At 6:51 p.m., a tornado was reported at the access to the H.E. Bailey Turnpike on the north side of Newcastle.

At 6:57 p.m., a large tornado moved along Interstate 44 west of Newcastle toward Moore. At 7:01 p.m., a tornado was reported a mile west of Okarche and into Kingfisher County. A brief tornado touchdown was reported at 7:14 p.m. five miles north of Anadarko.

At 7:47 p.m., a multiple vortex tornado was on the ground crossing State Highway 152, 10 miles west of Minco. At 7:51 p.m., a tornado was reported over Midwest City. At 7:53 p.m., a tornado was reported seven miles west of Minco. A tornado was reported on NE 23 near Choctaw at 8:10 p.m.

At 8:15 p.m., two tornadoes were reported, one near NE 63 and Triple XXX Road in eastern Oklahoma County, the second five miles northeast of Union City in Canadian County.

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