FANDOM


2018 Denton, Texas Tornado
EF5 tornado
Edbe06829b065eed38141f27076b7c61

The Denton, Texas EF5 near peak strength.
Date May 15, 2019
Times 1943-2358
Touchdown location 7:43 PM CDT
Highest winds

286 mph (460 km/h)

Injuries 228
Fatalities 49
Damage $1.1 billion (2018 USD)
Areas affected The areas around Denton, Texas
Part of the
Tornadoes of 2018 (Hitman)
Tornado Outbreak of May 15, 2018
The 2018 Denton, Texas Tornado was a deadly and violent, EF5-rated tornado that struck Denton, Texas on May 15, 2019. In all, 49 people died, along with another 228 being injured, and $1.1 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

At 7:43 PM CDT, the funnel cloud that would produce the EF5 touched down 10 miles southwest of Denton. Producing EF0 to EF1 damage, mostly trees were pushed over. A couple of homes suffered minor roof damage in the process.

Beginning to strengthen, high-end EF1 to low-end EF2 damaged occurred to several properties nearly a dozen miles southwest of Denton.

More EF2 damage occurred inside a neighborhood where 2 were killed and 8 were injured. Intensifying quickly, EF4 damage was recorded to a house that was well-built.

A tornado emergency was then used for Denton as the tornado became an EF5. Multiple neighborhoods were completely leveled as the tornado reached peak strength, killing 45 and injuring 217. 2 more were killed and 3 were injured at a home that was leveled at high-end EF4 strength.

Beginning to loose strength, high-end EF3 damage occurred to a ranch home northeast of Denton. Continuing to weaken, EF2 to EF3 damage was observed at multiple locations. Weakening even further, EF0 damage occurred to mostly trees over open terrain. At 11:58 PM CDT, the tornado dissipated after killing 49 people, along with 228 injuries, and $1.1 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

Gallery


Hitman's Notable Tornadoes 3
1926 Glendale, Arizona Tornado1926 Tolleson-Scottsdale, Arizona Tornado1926 Gilbert-Mesa, Arizona Tornado1999 Anchorage, Alaska Tornado2018 Sulphur, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Iona-Rigby, Idaho Tornado2018 Andover, Kansas Tornado2018 Greene County, Ohio Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Binger, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Foley, Alabama Tornado2018 Bennington, Kansas Tornado2018 Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Guin, Alabama Tornado2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes2018 Spencer, South Dakota Tornado2018 Leedey, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Olney, Texas Tornado2018 Udall, Kansas Tornado2018 Blackwell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Big Spring, Texas Tornado2018 Rocksprings, Texas Tornado2018 Oberlin, Kansas Tornado2018 Clyde, Texas Tornado2018 Broken Bow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Checotah, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lawton, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Quapaw, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Finley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2018 El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Stanley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2018 Union City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Overland Park, Kansas Tornado2018 Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2018 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Perryville, Missouri Tornado2018 St. Jo, Texas Tornado2018 Roff, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tuttle, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Emporia, Kansas Tornado2018 Higgins, Texas Tornado2018 Troy, Oregon Tornado2018 Campo, Colorado Tornado2018 Winthrop, Arkansas Tornado2018 De Smet, South Dakota Tornado2018 Dayton, Indiana Tornado2018 Covington, Virginia Tornado2018 Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Jacksonville, Florida Tornado2018 Fairland, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Coleridge, Nebraska Tornado2019 Hornet, Missouri Tornado2019 Detroit, Michigan Tornado2019 Arnett, Oklahoma-Higgins-Canadian-Lipscomb, Texas Tornado2019 Randolph, Kansas Tornado2019 Prescott, Arkansas tornado2019 Baxter County, Arkansas Tornado2019 Ballwin, Missouri Tornado2019 Andover, Kansas Tornado2019 Vanora, Kansas Tornado2019 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2019 Butler County, Kansas Tornado2019 Sedgwick County, Kansas Tornado2019 Goddard, Kansas Tornado2019 Sedgwick, Kansas Tornado2019 Silver Creek, Mississippi Tornado2019 Blakely, Alabama Tornado2019 Key West, Florida Tornado2019 Yeuyang, China Tornado2019 Golden City, Missouri Tornado2019 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Hesston, Kansas Tornado2019 Lenexa, Kansas Tornado2019 Sierra Vista, Arizona Tornado2019 Girvin, Texas Tornado2019 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Washington, Illinois Tornado2019 Rochelle, Illinois Tornado2019 West Vicksburg, Mississippi Tornado2019 Vicksburg, Mississippi Tornado2020 Auburn-Enterprise-Dothan, Alabama Tornado2020 Scottsboro, Alabama Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Oak Ridge, Tennessee Tornado2020 Athens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Vernon, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Steens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Muncie, Indiana Tornado2020 Pickensville-Sumiton, Alabama Tornado2020 McAlester, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Blair, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Tishomingo, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Plainfield, Illinois Tornado2020 Murphysboro, Illinois Tornado2020 Capitol, Montana Tornado2020 Washington D.C. Tornado2020 Oshtemo, Michigan tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Solomon, Kansas Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Abilene, Kansas Tornado2020 Greensburg, Kansas Tornado2020 Pampa, Texas Tornado2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Allison, Texas Tornado2020 Bridge Creek, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Butler, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Davis, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Wichita Falls, Texas Tornado2020 Dodge City, Kansas Tornado2020 Eustace, Texas Tornado2020 Granbury, Texas Tornado2020 Liberal, Kansas Tornado2020 Silsbee, Texas Tornado2020 Bradley, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado2020 McPherson, Kansas tornado2020 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Loyal, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Katie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Gladstone, New Mexico Tornado2021 Ashley-Walcott, North Dakota Tornado2022 Skidmore, Missouri 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 Auburn-Enterprise-Dothan, Alabama Tornado2020 Scottsboro, Alabama Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Blair, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Greensburg, Kansas Tornado2020 Pampa, Texas Tornado2020 Noble, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Allison, Texas Tornado2020 Bridge Creek, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Butler, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Davis, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Wichita Falls, Texas Tornado2020 Dodge City, Kansas Tornado2020 Eustace, Texas Tornado2020 Liberal, Kansas Tornado2020 Silsbee, Texas Tornado2020 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado2020 McPherson, Kansas tornado2020 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Loyal, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Katie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Anadarko, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Ashley-Walcott, North Dakota Tornado2022 El Dorado, Kansas Tornado2027 Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado2037 Elgin, Oklahoma Tornado
All Hitman's EF5 Tornadoes
2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado2017 Mount Dora, Florida Tornado2017 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Pennsboro, West Virginia Tornado2018 New Albany, Ohio Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Joplin-Alba, Missouri 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 Monticello, Indiana 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 Silver Creek, Mississippi Tornado2019 Key West, Florida Tornado2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Spiro, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vinita, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Sierra Vista, Arizona Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Auburn-Enterprise-Dothan, Alabama Tornado2020 Scottsboro, Alabama Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Vernon, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Muncie, Indiana Tornado2020 Blair, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Brandenburg, Kentucky Tornado2020 Covington, Kentucky Tornado2020 Niles, Ohio Tornado2020 Lorain, Ohio Tornado2020 Midway, Indiana Tornado2020 Lebanon, Indiana Tornado2020 Griffin, Indiana Tornado2020 Depauw, Indiana Tornado2020 Palestine, Illinois Tornado2020 Alton, Illinois Tornado2020 Flint, Michigan Tornado2020 Jordan, Iowa Tornado2020 Austin, Minnesota Tornado2020 Lake Wilson, Minnesota Tornado2020 Fargo, North Dakota Tornado2020 Hallam, Nebraska Tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Denton-Gainesville-Thackerville, Texas-Dibble-Blanchard-Mustang-Yukon-Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Greensburg, Kansas Tornado2020 Golden City, Missouri Tornado2020 La Grange, Missouri Tornado2020 Oologah, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Hugo, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Rozel, Kansas Tornado2020 Pampa, Texas Tornado2020 Noble, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Allison, Texas Tornado2020 Bridge Creek, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Butler, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Davis, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Wichita Falls, Texas Tornado2020 Dodge City, Kansas Tornado2020 Sapulpa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Liberal, Kansas Tornado2020 Silsbee, Texas Tornado2020 Omaha, Nebraska Tornado2020 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Camanche, Iowa Tornado2020 McPherson, Kansas tornado2020 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Loyal, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Katie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Anadarko, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Piedmont - Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Ashley-Walcott, North Dakota Tornado2022 El Dorado, Kansas Tornado2023 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2025 Waurika-Addington, Oklahoma 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 2018 Tornadoes
2018 Seymour, Texas Tornado2018 Parkersburg, Iowa Tornado2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Loyal Valley, Texas Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Piedmont-El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Sulphur, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Pennsboro, West Virginia Tornado2018 New Albany, Ohio Tornado2018 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Phil Campbell-Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Littleton-Columbine, Colorado Tornado2018 Iona-Rigby, Idaho Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Cleveland County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Cleveland County-Grady, County Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Anadarko, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Joplin-Alba, Missouri Tornado2018 Eustace-Canton, Texas Tornado2018 Andover, Kansas Tornado2018 Olathe, Kansas Tornado2018 Gatlinburg, Tennessee Tornado2018 Hot Springs, South Dakota Tornado2018 Greene County, Ohio Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Binger, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Millersport, Ohio Tornado2018 Foley, Alabama Tornado2018 Bennington, Kansas Tornado2018 Smithville, Mississippi Tornado2018 Glazier, Texas Tornado2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado2018 Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Ponca City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Freeport, Kansas Tornado2018 Guin, Alabama Tornado2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes2018 Spencer, South Dakota Tornado2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Leedey, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Olney, Texas Tornado2018 Udall, Kansas Tornado2018 Blackwell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Big Spring, Texas Tornado2018 Rocksprings, Texas Tornado2018 Oberlin, Kansas Tornado2018 Clyde, Texas Tornado2018 Broken Bow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Checotah, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lawton, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Quapaw, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Antlers, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lake Wilson, Minnesota Tornado2018 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2018 Kiro, Kansas Tornado2018 Monticello, Indiana Tornado2018 El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2018 Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Finley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Stanley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2018 Union City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Overland Park, Kansas Tornado2018 Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2018 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Perryville, Missouri Tornado2018 St. Jo, Texas Tornado2018 Roff, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tuttle, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Emporia, Kansas Tornado2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Higgins, Texas Tornado2018 Campo, Colorado Tornado2018 Winthrop, Arkansas Tornado2018 Troy, Oregon Tornado2018 Pilger, Nebraska Tornado2018 De Smet, South Dakota Tornado2018 Attica, Indiana Tornado2018 Dayton, Indiana Tornado2018 Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Delaware, Ohio Tornado2018 Covington, Virginia Tornado2018 Yonkers, New York Tornado2018 Dorset, Vermont Tornado2018 Jacksonville, Florida Tornado2018 Haines City, Florida Tornado2018 Davenport, Iowa Tornado2018 Caddo County-Grady County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Caddo County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Piedmont, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Okarche, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lincoln County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Newcastle, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Fairland, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chelsea, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Justice, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Dotyville, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Glenpool, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Bixby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tulsa County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Binger-Stillwater, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Miami, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Griggs, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Edmonson, Texas Tornado2018 Panhandle, Texas Tornado2018 Wilco-Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2018 Turkey, Texas Tornado
Hitman's 2018 EF5 Tornadoes
2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Pennsboro, West Virginia Tornado2018 New Albany, Ohio Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Cleveland County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Cleveland County-Grady, County Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Joplin-Alba, Missouri Tornado2018 Andover, Kansas Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Binger, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Millersport, Ohio 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 Monticello, Indiana Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Stanley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Bixby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Webster, South Dakota Tornado
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.