2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado
EF5 tornado
The 2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma tornado near peak intensity.

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 (521 km/h) (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.

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).

Gallery


Hitman's Notable Tornadoes 1
2012 Los Angeles, California Tornado2012 Compton, California Tornado2012 Inglewood, California Tornado2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado2017 Mount Dora, Florida Tornado2017 Clermont, Florida Tornado2017 Bradenton, Florida Tornado2017 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 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 New Albany, Ohio Tornado2018 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Phil Campbell-Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Littleton-Columbine, Colorado 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 Olathe, Kansas Tornado2018 Gatlinburg, Tennessee Tornado2018 Hot Springs, South Dakota Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado2018 Smithville, Mississippi Tornado2018 Glazier, Texas Tornado2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Antlers, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lake Wilson, Minnesota Tornado2018 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2018 Kiro, Kansas Tornado2018 Monticello, Indiana Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Pilger, Nebraska Tornado2018 Attica, Indiana Tornado2018 Delaware, Ohio Tornado2018 Yonkers, New York Tornado2018 Dorset, Vermont Tornado2018 Haines City, Florida Tornado2018 Caddo County-Grady County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Bixby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tulsa County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Webster, South Dakota Tornado2018 Binger-Stillwater, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Wilco-Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2018 Turkey, Texas Tornado2019 El Dorado, Kansas Tornado2019 Prescott, Arkansas tornado2019 Chesterfield, Missouri Tornado2019 Manchester, Missouri Tornado2019 St. Louis County, Missouri Tornado2019 Harper, Kansas Tornado2019 Attica-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
Hitman's Notable EF5 Tornadoes 1
2017 Mount Dora, Florida Tornado2017 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Cleveland County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Cleveland County-Grady, County Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado2018 Smithville, Mississippi Tornado2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Elie, Manitoba 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 Tornado2020 Rocky Ford, Colorado Tornado2020 Dearborn, Michigan Tornado2020 Detroit, Michigan Tornado2020 Cincinnati, Ohio Tornado2020 Columbus, Ohio Tornado2020 Akron, Ohio Tornado2020 Cleveland, Ohio Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Piedmont - Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2023 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2020 Hallam, Nebraska Tornado2025 Harrisburg-Reading-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tornado2025 Waurika-Addington, Oklahoma 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 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 Burkville-Montgomery, Alabama Tornado2020 Bullock County, Alabama2020 Piedmont, Alabama Tornado2020 Delta, Alabama Tornado2020 Cox, Florida Tornado2020 White, Georgia Tornado2020 Plains, Georgia Tornado2020 Dexter, Georgia Tornado2020 Kannapolis, North Carolina Tornado2020 York, Nebraska Tornado2020 Ralston, Nebraska Tornado2020 Rocky Ford, Colorado Tornado2020 Centennial, Colorado Tornado2020 Boulder, Colorado Tornado2020 Adams County, Colorado Tornado2020 Elbert County, Colorado Tornado2020 Lakewood, Colorado Tornado2020 Golden, Colorado Tornado2020 Denver, Colorado Tornado2020 Littleton, Colorado Tornado2020 Colorado Springs, Colorado Tornado2020 Pueblo, Colorado Tornado2020 Fort Collins, Colorado Tornado2020 Loveland, Colorado Tornado2020 Arapahoe County, Colorado Tornado2020 Jefferson County, Colorado Tornado2020 Oneonta, Alabama Tornado2020 Lexington, Mississippi Tornado2020 Stone Mountain, Georgia Tornado2020 Decatur, Georgia Tornado2020 Allendale, South Carolina Tornado2020 Worcester, Massachusetts Tornado2020 Boston, Massachusetts Tornado2020 Chicago, Illinois Tornado2020 Auburn-Enterprise-Dothan, Alabama Tornado2020 Scottsboro, Alabama Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Macon County, Alabama Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Vernon, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Muncie, Indiana Tornado2020 Blair, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Richmond, Virginia Tornado2020 Charlottesville, Virginia Tornado2020 Petersburg, Virginia Tornado2020 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Tornado2020 Raleigh, North Carolina Tornado2020 Durham, North Carolina Tornado2020 Nashville, Tennessee Tornado2020 Memphis, Tennessee Tornado2020 Kansas City, Missouri Tornado2020 Lincoln, Nebraska Tornado2020 Lexington, Kentucky Tornado2020 St. Louis, Missouri-East St. Louis, Illinois Tornado2020 Des Moines, Iowa Tornado2020 Minneapolis, Minnesota Tornado2020 St. Paul, Minnesota Tornado2020 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Tornado2020 Naperville, Illinois Tornado2020 Indianapolis, Indiana Tornado2020 Gary, Indiana Tornado2020 Dearborn, Michigan Tornado2020 Detroit, Michigan Tornado2020 Cincinnati, Ohio Tornado2020 Akron, Ohio Tornado2020 Cleveland, Ohio Tornado2020 Rapid City, South Dakota Tornado2020 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 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 Grand Island, Nebraska Tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Greensburg, Kansas Tornado2020 Pittsburg, Kansas Tornado2020 Wichita, Kansas Tornado2020 Casper, Wyoming Tornado2020 Hinton, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Blanchard, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Reading, 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 Arapho-Custer City-Thomas, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Denton-Gainesville-Thackerville, Texas-Dibble-Blanchard-Mustang-Yukon-Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Eagle City, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Mountain View, Oklahoma 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 2019 Tornadoes
2019 Coleridge, Nebraska Tornado2019 El Dorado, Kansas Tornado2019 Hornet, Missouri Tornado2019 Detroit, Michigan Tornado2019 Arnett, Oklahoma-Higgins-Canadian-Lipscomb, Texas Tornado2019 Randolph, Kansas Tornado2019 Prescott, Arkansas tornado2019 Baxter County, Arkansas Tornado2019 Cotter, Arkansas Tornado2019 Clinton, Arkansas Tornado2019 Ballwin, Missouri Tornado2019 Chesterfield, Missouri Tornado2019 Manchester, Missouri Tornado2019 St. Louis County, Missouri Tornado2019 Andover, Kansas Tornado2019 Vanora, Kansas Tornado2019 Clarksville, Texas Tornado2019 North Andover, Kansas Tornado2019 Bentley, Kansas Tornado2019 Coleman, Kansas Tornado2019 Paxton, 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 Carl Junction, Missouri Tornado2019 Harper, Kansas Tornado2019 Attica-Harper, Kansas Tornado2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Spiro, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vinita, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Salt Lake City, Utah Tornado2019 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Sterling, Kansas Tornado2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Hesston, Kansas Tornado2019 Lenexa, Kansas Tornado2019 Sierra Vista, Arizona Tornado2019 Stillwater, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Pinson, Tennessee Tornado2019 Girvin, Texas Tornado2019 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Washington, Illinois Tornado2019 Rochelle, Illinois Tornado2019 West Vicksburg, Mississippi Tornado2019 Vicksburg, Mississippi Tornado2019 Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania Tornado2019 Mogadishu, Somalia Tornado
Hitman's 2019 EF5 Tornadoes
2019 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 Tornado
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