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Top Ten Deadliest Tornadoes in Oklahoma History

Rank City Date Scale Fatalities Injuries 1 Woodward 4/9/1947 F5 116 782 2 Snyder 5/10/1905 F5 97* 58* 3 Peggs 5/2/1920 F4 71 100 4 Antlers 4/12/1945 F5 69 353 5 Pryor 4/27/1942 F4 52 350 6 (Bridge Creek-Newcastle-Moore-Oklahoma City) 5/3/1999 F5 36 583 7 Oklahoma City 6/12/1942 F4 35 100 8 Cleveland County 04/25/1893 […]

Hong Kong Typhoon on September 13, 2009

I grew up in tornado alley, so many tornadoes have come and gone over me, beside me, yet thankfully, not through me, in my life. However, a typhoon, something you don’t see when surrounded by plains land, was not something I had ever experienced until 2009. I was visiting Hong Kong at the time and ignorant […]

Tornado History

It has been confirmed that the Friday, May 31, 2013 tornado, that brought destruction and death to El Reno, OK, was the widest ever in recorded history. Per the National Weather Service and a leading researcher, Howard Bluestein, no other tornado has ever reached such a mammoth breadth. The El Reno tornado stretched a maximum width of […]

Historic Blizzards of New York City

New York City has seen its share of major snowstorms. The largest occurred, according to NYC.gov, on February 11 and 12, 2006. Over a  16 hour time period 26.9 inches of snow accumulated across the city. This nor’easter had winds of about 20-30 mph, where 2,500 city deployed workers labored to do snow clean-up. The second largest snowstorm was […]