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Burkburnett Tornado First in Wichita County in Over 6 Years

The National Weather Service (NWS)in Norman, Oklahoma confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Texoma Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Norman, Oklahoma confirmed two tornadoes
touched down in Texoma Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

The first tornado touched down near Burkburnett at 7:03 pm.

Only minor damage was reported, mostly to trees and power lines.

A second tornado touched down in Comanche County near the Wichita Mountains
Wildlife Refuge at 7:15 pm.

No damage was reported.

According to tornado records by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC),
the tornado that touched down in Burkburnett is the first tornado in Wichita County
in just over 6 years.

On April 7, 2008, an EF-0 tornado passed two miles northwest of Electra.

An EF-1 tornado passed 4 miles east of Harrold on the same day.

SPC records show that since the 1950s, the longest stretch for Wichita County to
go without seeing a tornado was nearly 7 years. 

For a look at SPC tornado records for Texoma counties in Texas, click here.

For a look at SPC tornado records for Texoma counties in Oklahoma, click here.

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