New record set for January tornadoes in Oklahoma


TULSA, Okla. — Five tornadoes — all tracked in the same night — set the record for tornadoes in the month of January in Oklahoma.

A system of severe storms moved through the state on Jan. 2, leaving behind enough evidence to confirm multiple tornadoes including two EF-1s:

  • EF-1 — Texanna/Duchess Landing
  • EF-1 — South of Fairland
  • EF-0 — Near Pryor
  • EF-Unknown — Shidler
  • EF-Unknown — Robert S. Kerr Lake

The five tornadoes set a new record in the state, which started tracking tornado data in 1950.

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