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2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado
EF5 tornado
Stillwater Tornado

The Kiowa, Oklahoma EF5 near peak strength.
Date May 31, 2018
Times 938-1204
Touchdown location 9:38 AM CDT
Highest winds

290 mph (466 km/h)

Injuries 422
Fatalities 77
Damage $2.2 billion (2018 USD)
Areas affected Areas around Kiowa, Oklahoma
Part of the
Tornadoes of 2018 (Hitman)
Tornado Outbreak of May 30-31, 2018
The 2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado was a violent and catastrophic, EF5-rated tornado that struck Kiowa, Oklahoma on May 31, 2018. In all, 77 people died, along with 422 injuries, and $2.2 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

Apart of the Tornado Outbreak of May 30-31, 2018, the Kiowa EF5 touched down at 9:38 AM CDT southwest of Atoka. The tornado became a weak EF0 right after touchdown before strengthening slightly. The tornado then became a waterspout after tracking onto the Atoka Reservoir.

Downtown Stringtown was struck at high-end EF1 strength, causing moderate damage to dozens of mobile homes. Many homes also suffered major roof damage, with some homes having parts of their roofs removed.

Intensifying even further, low-end EF3 damage occurred to multiple homes southwest of Kiowa. The tornado then became a large wedge, producing extreme ground scouring as it reached EF5 strength. A factory was completely leveled, leaving only mangled beams left at this location.

The tornado weakened to low-end EF4 strength, causing minor ground scouring and EF4 damage to 2 farmhouses. As the tornado approached Kiowa, it grew to peak strength and a tornado emergency was issued for Kiowa.

The tornado entered Kiowa city limits at 11:30 AM CDT, causing EF5 damage at hundreds of locations. Severe ground and asphalt scouring occurred, along with hundreds of well-built homes being swept away. In this area, 69 people were killed, along with 386 injuries. The high school, the police station, the post office, and many stores and gas stations were all completely leveled.

Loosing strength, the tornado caused EF4 damage to multiple homes, injuring 6. The tornado then turned southeast, heading towards Pittsburg. High-end EF4 damage occurred in Pittsburg, killing 8 and injuring 27. Weakening further, low-end EF3 damage occurred to multiple farmhouses. At 12:00 PM CDT, the tornado weakened to an EF0 rope tornado west of Blanco. 4 minutes later at 12:04 PM CDT, the tornado dissipated 7 miles northwest of Blanco after killing 77, injuring 422, and causing $2.2 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

The Kiowa EF5 ranks as the 87th deadliest tornado in U.S. history and the 65th costliest tornado ever.

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Hitman's Notable Tornadoes 3
2018 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 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 Troy, Oregon Tornado2018 De Smet, South Dakota Tornado2018 Dayton, Indiana Tornado2018 Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Jacksonville, Florida Tornado2019 Coleridge, Nebraska Tornado2019 Prescott, Arkansas tornado2019 Goddard, Kansas Tornado2019 Hesston, Kansas Tornado2019 Lenexa, Kansas Tornado2019 Mulhall, Oklahoma 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 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 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 Auburn-Enterprise-Dothan, Alabama Tornado2020 Scottsboro, Alabama Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Muncie, Indiana 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 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 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 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Iona-Rigby, Idaho Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Andover, Kansas Tornado2018 Greene County, Ohio Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Binger, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Millersport, Ohio Tornado2018 Bennington, Kansas Tornado2018 Smithville, Mississippi 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 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 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Troy, Oregon Tornado2018 De Smet, South Dakota Tornado2018 Dayton, Indiana Tornado2018 Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Jacksonville, Florida Tornado2018 Davenport, Iowa 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 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Miami, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Griggs, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Edmonson, Texas Tornado2018 Panhandle, Texas Tornado2018 Wilco-Dimmitt, Texas Tornado
Hitman's 2018 EF5 Tornadoes
2018 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 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 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
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