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2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado
EF5 tornado
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The Sherman, Texas EF5 near peak strength.
Date May 17, 2016
Times 1809-2145
Touchdown location 6:09 PM CDT
Highest winds

296 mph (476 km/h)

Injuries 985
Fatalities 196
Damage $3 billion (2016 USD)
Areas affected Areas in and around Sherman, Texas
Part of the
Tornadoes of 2016 (Hitman)
The 2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado was a destructive and catastrophic, EF5-rated tornado that struck Sherman, Texas in the evening hours of May 17, 2016. In all, 196 deaths occurred, along with 985 injuries, and $3 billion (2016 USD) in damages.

On the morning of May 17, the NWS issued a high risk for North-Central Texas and South Central Oklahoma. By 6:00 PM CDT, a tornado warning was issued for Grayson, Cooke, Denton, and Collin counties.

At 6:06 PM CDT, the funnel cloud that would produce the EF5 began to emerge from the clouds. At 6:09 PM CDT, the funnel cloud touched down 4 miles west of Gunter. Producing mostly EF0 damage, trees were downed as the tornado began to intensify over an north-northeast path at 10 to 15 mph (16 to 24 km/h).

High-end EF0 to EF1 damage occurred to mostly trees and rural farmland southwest of Sherman. Becoming a stovepipe, a vacant outhouse was destroyed and a mobile home was overturned, severely injuring a man. The tornado continued to strengthen, becoming an EF2 wedge.

High-end EF2 to low-end EF3 damage occurred to a warehouse that was severely damaged. The first fatality occurred in a mobile home that was destroyed. The tornado continued to strengthen, becoming an EF4 5 miles south of Sherman. A tornado emergency was then issued at 7:50 PM CDT.

Mid-range to high-end EF4 damage occurred to multiple homes, where 2 were killed and 11 were injured. Becoming an EF5, the tornado hit downtown Sherman at peak strength. A recreation center was leveled, with 98% of the center being destroyed. In this area, 180 were killed, along with 968 injuries. Tracking north-northeast of Sherman, another 12 were killed, along with 8 injuries at EF4 strength.

The last fatality occurred in a mobile home where another 6 injuries. After causing the last two deaths, EF1 to EF2 damage occurred to mostly rural farmland northeast of Sherman. By 8:40 PM CDT, only EF0 damage occurred to mostly vegetation. At 8:45 PM CDT, the tornado dissipated 22.4 miles northeast of Sherman after killing 196, injuring 985, and $3 billion (2016 USD) in damages.

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Hitman's Notable Tornadoes 1
2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado2017 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Oklahoma City Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado2018 Smithville, Mississippi Tornado2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Antlers, Oklahoma Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Bixby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Webster, South Dakota Tornado2018 Wilco-Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2019 Prescott, Arkansas tornado2019 Chesterfield, Missouri Tornado2019 Harper, Kansas Tornado2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Spiro, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vinita, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Salt Lake City, Utah Tornado2019 Sterling, Kansas Tornado2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Athens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Vernon, Alabama Tornado2020 Steens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Capitol, Montana Tornado2020 Washington D.C. Tornado2021 Piedmont - Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Piedmont, Oklahoma tornado2021 Gladstone, New Mexico Tornado2023 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2025 Harrisburg-Reading-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tornado2026 Eastport, Maine Tornado2027 Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado2028 Wray, Colorado tornado2028 Lone Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado
All Hitman's EF5 Tornadoes
2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado2017 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Andover, Kansas Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado2018 Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Ponca City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Freeport, Kansas Tornado2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Big Spring, Texas Tornado2018 Rocksprings, Texas Tornado2018 Oberlin, Kansas Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Cotter, Arkansas Tornado2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Spiro, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vinita, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Katie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Anadarko, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Ashley-Walcott, North Dakota Tornado2022 El Dorado, Kansas Tornado2023 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2025 Harrisburg-Reading-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tornado2027 Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado2028 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Wray, Colorado tornado2028 Lone Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Wynnewood, Oklahoma Tornado2037 Elgin, Oklahoma Tornado2265 Minneola- Clermont- Four Corners, Florida Tornado
Hitman's EF5 Tornadoes 2
2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Big Spring, Texas Tornado2018 Rocksprings, Texas Tornado2018 Oberlin, Kansas Tornado2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Katie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Anadarko, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Ashley-Walcott, North Dakota Tornado2022 El Dorado, Kansas Tornado2027 Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado2037 Elgin, Oklahoma Tornado
Hitman's 2016 Tornadoes
2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado
Hitman's 2016 EF5 Tornadoes
2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado
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