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2021 Piedmont, Oklahoma tornado
EF4 tornado
EF4 damage-0

Aerial view near of a neighborhood near Piedmont on May 28th after the tornado swept through the area, causing high-end EF4 damage.
Date May 27, 2021
Times 12:35-2:02
Touchdown location 12:35 PM CDT
Highest winds

190 mph (305 km/h) (estimated)

Injuries 247
Fatalities 19
Damage $3.35 billion (2021 USD)
Areas affected Canadian County, Oklahoma
Part of the
Tornadoes of 2021 (Hitman)
Late May 2021 Tornado Outbreak Sequence

The 2021 Piedmont, Oklahoma tornado was a violent, multi-vortex, rated high-end EF4 rated tornado struck the city of Piedmont, Oklahoma. The EF4, with wind speeds estimated at 190 mph, was apart of a system that produced many other large and violent tornadoes. The EF4 came 3 days after the 10 year anniversary of the 2011 EF5 that struck Piedmont and the 24 year anniversary of the F5 Jarrell, Texas tornado. In all, the EF4 killed 19, injured 247 and caused $3.35 billion (2021 USD) in damages. The tornado struck portions that were devastated by an EF5 20 days earlier.


Synopsis

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The tornado convective outlook for Thursday, May 27, 2021.

The EF4 was apart of a tornado outbreak between May 24 and and May 28. After many severe tornadoes over the first 3 days, the highest rated tornado, an EF3 near Vilonia, Arkansas, caused severe damage near Vilonia. The storm then took shape around lunch time in Central Oklahoma and Colorado. The small tornado family dropped 2 EF1's along with an EF3 near Moore .

Powerful rotation was evident on radar and by 11:38 AM CDT, a tornado warning was issued for Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, McClain, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, Kingfisher, Logan, and Noble counties.

Because of the tornado warning, dozens and possible even hundreds had their lives saved.

Events

The previous day on May 26, a reported 62 tornadoes touched down in Arkansas, Kansas, and Texas, causing the storm to shift over towards Oklahoma, and Colorado. The first confirmed tornadoes were rated between EF0-EF3.

At 12:05 PM CDT, the National Weather Center in Norman issued a tornado warning for for Piedmont and it's surrounding areas. At 12:21 PM CDT, a tornado rated at an EF1 touched down near Piedmont. After dissipating at 12:29 PM, the storm that produced the EF4 tensed up and 2 inch hail balls were falling. At 12:35 PM the main tornado touched down 9.6 miles to the northeast of Piedmont. As an EF1, the tornado caused minor tree damage as well as badly damaging a mobile home.

The tornado, now an EF2 caused considerable damage to trailer park in Okarche. The high-end EF3 then tracked west into the city of Kingfisher. The EF3 caused devastating damage near Kingfisher then started tracking near Piedmont . As the now EF4 was tracking towards Piedmont, minor ground scouring was recorded on U.S. Route 81 as well as Oklahoma State Highway 3. The high-end EF4 then leaved catastrophic damage to the developments Falcon Lake, Rock Cliff, and Deer Spring.

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The Piedmont EF4 near Kingfisher.

The EF4 then tracked into the neighborhood of Northwood Village at 1:37 PM CDT. The EF4 then destroyed 65 houses in the subdivision, killing 17. As the now EF2 was exiting the neighborhood, the tornado hit a train, killing the only person on the train after an explosion.

The tornado then re-intensified into an EF4 when it struck a car, injuring 3 and killing 1. The tornado weakened and destroyed 167 mobile homes, injuring 240. Another 4 was injured when a mobile home was destroyed at 1:54 PM CDT. At 2:00 PM CDT, EF0 damage was recorded when up to 200 trees were damaged. At 2:02 PM CDT, the funnel cloud lifted 13 miles west of Chickasha.

In all, the EF4 with wind speeds up to 190 mph (305 km/h), killed 19, injured 247 and destroyed 363 structures after causing $3.35 billion in damages in (2021 USD).

Gallery

Hitman's Notable Tornadoes 1
2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado2017 Mount Dora, Florida Tornado2017 Clermont, Florida Tornado2017 Bradenton, 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 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 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


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 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 EF4 Tornadoes
2017 Bradenton, Florida Tornado2018 Iona-Rigby, Idaho Tornado2018 Greene County, Ohio Tornado2018 Binger, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Millersport, Ohio Tornado2018 Bennington, Kansas Tornado2018 Guin, Alabama Tornado2018 Spencer, South Dakota Tornado2018 Leedey, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Olney, Texas Tornado2018 Udall, Kansas Tornado2018 Blackwell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Clyde, Texas Tornado2018 Broken Bow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Checotah, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lawton, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Quapaw, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Antlers, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2018 Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Finley, Oklahoma 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 Davenport, Iowa Tornado2018 Piedmont, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Okarche, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lincoln County, 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 Tornado2019 Prescott, Arkansas tornado2019 Chesterfield, Missouri Tornado2019 Goddard, Kansas Tornado2019 Harper, Kansas Tornado2019 Salt Lake City, Utah Tornado2019 Sterling, Kansas Tornado2019 Hesston, Kansas Tornado2019 Lenexa, Kansas Tornado2019 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Oak Ridge, Tennessee Tornado2020 Athens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Vernon, Alabama Tornado2020 Steens, Mississippi Tornado2020 McAlester, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Tishomingo, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Plainfield, Illinois Tornado2020 Murphysboro, Illinois Tornado2020 Capitol, Montana Tornado2020 Washington D.C. Tornado2020 Oshtemo, Michigan tornado2020 Solomon, Kansas Tornado2020 Abilene, Kansas Tornado2020 Eustace, Texas Tornado2020 Granbury, Texas Tornado2020 Bradley, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Gladstone, New Mexico Tornado2021 Piedmont, Oklahoma tornado2022 Skidmore, Missouri Tornado
Hitman's 2021 Tornadoes
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Hitman's 2021 EF4 Tornadoes
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