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2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado
EF5 tornado
Will County tornado

The 2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma tornado near peak intensity.
Date June 16, 2019
Times 17:35 - 19:57
Touchdown location 5:35 PM CDT
Highest winds

324 mph (recorded)

Injuries 12,000+
Fatalities 158
Damage $6.8 billion (2019 USD)
Areas affected Canadian,

Cleveland, and Grady counties

Part of the
Tornadoes of 2019 (Hitman)
Tornado Outbreak Sequence of June 13-19, 2019
The 2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado was a catastrophic and violent EF5-rated tornado which impacted Oklahoma City and surrounding suburbs in the evening of Sunday, June 16, 2019. On a 76.89 mile path, 158 fatalities occurred, along with over 12,000 injuries, and $6.8 billion (2019 USD) in damages was done.

In the morning of Sunday, June 16, 2019, the National Weather Service in Norman issued a warning for Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. At 4:58 PM CDT 3 cells popped up on radar before becoming one organized storm.

At 5:35 PM CDT, a funnel cloud touched the ground miles southwest of El Reno. Quickly, the tornado became an EF2. The EF2 traveled a couple miles before hitting a barn, causing serious damage. When the tornado hit the city of Mustang, it had recorded wind speeds of 160 mph. The now EF4 demolished 7 mobile homes, killing 9.

As the tornado kept on moving along, it hit the outskirts of Moore with EF4 damage being recorded at 3 homes. The EF4 then tracked right near Norman before heading towards Bridge Creek. The now EF5 gained peak intensity right in Bridge Creek limits. The now highly intense EF5 completely swept Bridge Creek High School off its foundation, causing EF5 damage.

At the same moment, local doppler radar recorded wind speeds, third behind the 2018 Oklahoma City Tornado, the 2025 Harrisburg-Reading-Philadelphia Tornado and beating out the deadly 1999 Bridge Creek-Moore tornado in wind speeds. As the EF5 then crossed Interstate 35, 5 cars were hit, killing 7.

The tornado then tracked back towards Moore and Oklahoma City.

Plaza Towers Elementary was hit head on and was completely demolished. The EF5 briefly weakened to an EF4. The EF4 badly damaged 6 houses just south of Plaza Towers, killing 11. With the tornado moving on, at 7:03 PM CDT, the tornado hit Lyons Estates, completely sweeping the building off it's foundation, killing 124.

As the tornado kept on tracking, it struck another house, killing 7.

The tornado then hit 3 apartment buildings, injuring 6,708. With the tornado weakening, the now EF3 ripped a roof off a house and injured 12.

Greatest Severe Risk

The tornado convective outlook for June 16, 2019.

The tornado then tracked back towards El Reno before dissipating at 7:57 PM CDT. In all, the Bridge Creek tornado left 158 people dead, 12,000+ injured, and $2.6 billion in damages.

Many surveyors have stated that this tornado is one of the most violent tornadoes ever. The path reached 76.89 miles long and 2.7 miles wide, the second largest tornado ever, behind the 2018 Smithville, Mississippi tornado.

This tornado, to this day, is the second most powerful tornado in Oklahoma state history, behind the 2018 Oklahoma City Tornado, which had recorded wind speeds of 367 mph (590 km/h).

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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
Notable EF5 Tornadoes 1
2017 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 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 Tornado2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Spiro, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vinita, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Piedmont - Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2023 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2025 Harrisburg-Reading-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tornado2028 Wray, Colorado tornado2028 Lone Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Wynnewood, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2265 Minneola- Clermont- Four Corners, Florida 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 2019 Tornadoes
2019 Coleridge, Nebraska Tornado2019 Prescott, Arkansas tornado2019 Cotter, Arkansas Tornado2019 Chesterfield, Missouri Tornado2019 Goddard, Kansas 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 Hesston, Kansas Tornado2019 Lenexa, Kansas Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado
Hitman's 2019 EF5 Tornadoes
2019 Cotter, Arkansas Tornado2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Spiro, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vinita, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado
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