July 1st, 2016 Midwest Tornado Outbreak
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The Mulvane, KS EF5, the strongest Tornado of the Outbreak
Date of tornado outbreak: July 1st, 2016
Duration1: 2 hours, 30 minutes - And Ongoing
Maximum rated tornado2: EF5 tornado
Tornadoes caused: 13
Damages: $261.9 million (2016 USD)
Fatalities: 15
Areas affected:

1Time from first tornado to last tornado
2Most severe tornado damage; see Fujita scale

Imagine if this actually happened.

  • Typical Greatest Tornado Risk Areas during the Month of July
  • Radar image of the Enid Storm
  • Damaged caused by the Enid EF3 after getting Side-Swipped
  • Minor Damage from Wakita EF0
  • Damage caused by the Happy, TX EF2
  • Some damage caused by the El Reno, OK EF2
  • Radar Wind Velocities at the time of the El Reno EF2
  • Damage caused by the Moore, OK EF4
  • Part of a Business District Damaged after the Mulvane, KS EF5 came close
  • The Mulvane, KS Storm on Radar
  • Radar Wind Velocities at the time of the Mulvane, KS EF5
  • A TorCon of 8/10 was issued for the Day
  • The NSSL/NWS released a Severe Probability Map the day Before
  • Average Tornadoes By Month
  • The Bismarck, ND Storm on Radar

Tornado count

13 3 4 3 1 1 1

Oklahoma Tornadoes

Altus Tornado

EF1 (weak) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 9:59 AM CDT – 10:05 AM CDT
Intensity 175 km/h (110 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed 7 miles NNW of Altus, OK.

Track Length: 2.3 miles

Enid Tornado (1)

EF3 (strong) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 10:19 AM CDT – 10:42 AM CDT
Intensity 250 km/h (155 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed 3.5 miles south of Enid

Track Length: 12.5 miles

Enid Tornado (2)

EF1 (weak) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 10:21 AM CDT – 10:25 AM CDT
Intensity 155 km/h (100 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed 2 miles SE of Enid, and Co-Existed with the Above Tornado.

Track Length: 1.5 Miles.

Note: This Tornado was Anticyclonic

Wakita Tornado

EF0 (weak) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 11:11 AM CDT – 11:15 AM CDT
Intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed 1.5 miles North of Wakita, OK

Track Length: 1 Mile

El Reno Tornado

EF2 (strong) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 11:38 AM CDT – 11:49 AM CDT
Intensity 195 km/h (120 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed 9 miles WSW of El Reno, OK

Track Length: 5 Miles

Moore Tornado (1)

EF4 (violent) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 12:05 PM CDT – 12:39 PM CDT
Intensity 275 km/h (170 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed 8.5 miles SE of Moore, OK

Track Length: 15 Miles

Moore Tornado (2)

EF2 (strong) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 12:12 PM CDT – 12:21 PM CDT
Intensity 210 km/h (130 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed 11 miles South of Moore, OK, and Co-Existed with the Above Tornado.

Track Length: 4 Miles

Oklahoma City Tornado

EF0 (weak) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 1:06 PM CDT – 1:10 CDT
Intensity 140 km/h (85 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed in Downtown Oklahoma City, OK

Track Length: 1 Mile

Texas Tornadoes

Happy Tornado

EF2 (strong) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 11:21 AM CDT – 11:33 AM CDT
Intensity 195 km/h (120 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed 6 miles SSE of Happy, TX

Track Length: 7.1 miles

Throckmorton Tornado

EF1 (weak) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 12:43 PM CDT – 12:51 PM CDT
Intensity 175 km/h (110 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed 5.5 Miles NNE of Throckmorton, TX

Track Length: 2.15 Miles

Kansas Tornadoes

Mulvane Tornado

EF5 (violent) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 12:34 PM CDT – 1:11 PM CDT
Intensity 345 km/h (215 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed 8 miles West of Mulvane, KS, and went through Downtown.

Track Length: 26 miles

North Dakota Tornadoes

Bismarck Tornado (1)

EF1 (weak) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 12:50 PM CDT – 12:55 PM CDT
Intensity 165 km/h (105 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed 7 miles South of Bismarck, ND

Track Length: 2 miles

Bismarck Tornado (2)

EF0 (weak) tornado (NWS)
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Duration 12:52 PM CDT – 12:54 PM CDT
Intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min)

This Tornado formed 3 miles NNE of Bismarck, ND

Track Length: 1 Mile