List of tornadoes in the May 2007 Tornado Outbreak

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This is a complete list of the confirmed tornadoes from the May 2007 Tornado Outbreak, between May 4 and May 6, 2007.

Confirmed tornadoes[edit]

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
123 62 40 15 5 0 1

May 4 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes - Friday, May 4, 2007
F#
Location
County
Time (UTC)
Path length
Damage
Oklahoma
EF1 SW of Arnett Ellis 2321 4 miles
(6.4 km)
Windows were blown out of a house west of Arnett. Surrounding the house, a barn and several outbuildings were destroyed. Farm equipment at the home was also destroyed. Numerous tree limbs and power lines were downed as well.[1]
EF0 E of Arnett Ellis 2345 0.2 mile
(330 m)
A few trees, power poles, and power lines were damaged.[2]
South Dakota
EF1 W of Emery Hanson 2355 1 mile
(1.6 km)
A house, garage and barn were damaged, and power lines were knocked down.[3]
EF0 E of Farmer Hanson 0021 unknown Brief tornado with no damage.[4]
Colorado
EF0 NE of Deer Trail Arapahoe 0000 unknown Brief tornado touchdown with no damage.[5]
Kansas
EF0 SE of Gaylord Smith 0120 unknown Tornado touched down in an open field, damaging an irrigation pivot.[6]
EF0 NW of Sitka Clark 0132 6 miles
(9.6 km)
Tornado remained over open country with no damage.[7]
EF0 E of Sitka Clark 0134 4.2 miles
(6.7 km)
Tornado remained over open country with no damage. Occurred simultaneously with the previous tornado.[8]
EF0 N of Protection Comanche 0148 2.9 miles
(4.7 km)
Tornado remained over open country with no damage.[9]
EF1 NE of Sitka Clark 0150 2.3 miles
(3.9 km)
Tornado remained primarily over open country, though one barn was damaged.[10]
EF5 Greensburg area Comanche, Kiowa 0200 26 miles
(42 km)
11 deaths - See section on this tornado
EF1 SW of Greensburg (1st tornado) Comanche, Kiowa 0208 1.5 miles
(2.4 km)
First satellite tornado adjacent to the main Greensburg tornado. Damage was limited to trees.[11]
EF0 SW of Greensburg (2nd tornado) Kiowa 0234 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Second satellite tornado adjacent to the main Greensburg tornado. Trees and oil tanks were damaged. May have been an EF1.[12]
EF1 E of Greensburg Kiowa 0255 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Tornado quickly developed as the main Greensburg tornado dissipated. Trees, power lines, and wire spools were damaged.[13]
EF3 N of Greensburg to S of Belpre Kiowa, Edwards 0303 23 miles
(37 km)
See section on this tornado
EF3 NE of Haviland to S of Macksville Kiowa, Edwards, Pratt, Stafford 0339 18 miles
(30 km)
1 death - See section on this tornado
EF1 Phillipsburg Phillips 0420 0.25 mile
(400 m)
Minor damage occurred in town. Rooftops, a playset, windows, and fencing was damaged. Several trees were uprooted as well.[14]
EF3 SE of Macksville to N of St. John Stafford 0434 17 miles
(31 km)
1 death - See section on this tornado
EF1 E of Seward Stafford 0528 6 miles
(9.6 km)
Trees and irrigation pivots were damaged.[15]
EF0 SW of Ellinwood Barton 0548 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Brief tornado remained over open country with no damage.[16]
EF0 SE of Great Bend (1st tornado) Barton 0555 unknown Minor tree and power pole damage occurred.[17]
EF1 SW of Claflin Barton 0621 5.7 miles
(9.2 km)
Tornado threw 5 grain bins into a grocery store, damaging the structure. A church sustained damage to its steeple, two barns were destroyed, and outbuildings were damaged.[18]
EF1 SE of Claflin (1st tornado) Barton 0628 6 miles
(9.6 km)
One house was slightly damaged, and significant tree and power line damage occurred.[19]
EF1 SE of Claflin (2nd tornado) Barton, Rice 0646 unknown Sheds and power lines were damaged.[20]
EF0 NE of Holyrood Ellsworth 0706 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Several large trees and a power pole were knocked down.[21]
Sources:

Storm reports of May 4, 2007, NWS Wichita, NWS Hastings NWS Dodge City; Greensburg EF5 Confirmation NWS Dodge City; Main Greensburg tornado summary (update May 22nd), 2007 Oklahoma tornadoes, NCDC storm reports

May 5 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes - Saturday, May 5, 2007
F#
Location
County
Time (UTC)
Path length
Damage
Nebraska
EF1 S of Arnold Custer 1723 21 miles
(33 km)
Long-track tornado approached Arnold. Several grain bins were destroyed, along with a barn, numerous vehicles and outbuildings.
EF1 NE of Arnold Custer 1803 55 miles
(89 km)
Very long tornado track on the ground for nearly 90 minutes. Several barns were destroyed and damage was reported to many houses and other structures. Tornado led to a traffic accident on Highway 2.
EF0 SW of Santee Knox 2048 11 miles
(17 km)
Damage reported to old and abandoned farms.
EF1 Springview area Keya Paha 2057 17 miles
(31 km)
Several buildings damaged or destroyed including a bed and breakfast home. One home and several outbuilding sustained damage. Power lines and poles as well as an irrigation pivot was damaged. One person was injured.[22]
EF1 E of Western Saline 2158 18 miles
(30 km)
Intermittent tornado touchdown damaged several buildings and many trees and destroyed a camper and a machine shed.
EF0 W of Bloomfield Knox 2215 2 miles
(3.2 km)
A center pivot was flipped and trees and power lines were damaged.
EF0 W of Wausa Knox 2217 3 miles
(4.8 km)
Tornado remained in open country with only tree damage.
EF0 E of Bloomfield Knox 2224 5.5 miles
(8.8 km)
Minor tornado damage. A center pivot was flipped and outbuildings were damaged.
EF1 W of Crofton Knox 2228 8.75 miles
(14 km)
Heavy tree and power line damage. Several houses were also damaged.
EF2 NW of Crofton (1st tornado) Knox 2243 7 miles
(11 km)
One house lost its roof and a business was heavily damaged. A marina on Lewis and Clark Lake was hard hit and boats were flipped or sunk. Several motorhomes overturned with three minor injuries reported.
EF0 NW of Crofton (2nd tornado) Knox 2245 4 miles
(6.4 km)
Tornado did minor tree damage before lifting on Lewis and Clark Lake. Related to the previous larger tornado.
EF0 SW of Petersburg Boone 0315 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Brief tornado with damage limited to a few trees.
Colorado
EF0 E of Ackerman Logan 1757 unknown Small tornado with no damage reported.
South Dakota
EF1 WSW of Carthage Miner 2131 unknown Damage to outbuildings along a short path.
EF2 E of Tyndall Bon Homme 2133 3.5 miles
(5.6 km)
Heavy damage reported to several buildings, including two houses and many outbuildings. Extensive tree damage.
EF2 NW of Howard Miner 2135 1 mile
(1.6 km)
A hunting lodge was destroyed and farmstead outbuildings were damaged.
EF2 NW of Tyndall Bon Homme 2143 4 miles
(9.6 km)
Heavy damage reported to numerous houses, barns and outbuildings. Many trees knocked over.
EF0 N of Tripp Hutchinson 2200 unknown Brief tornado caused tree damage and an irrigation system overturned.
EF0 Dimock Hutchinson 2210 unknown Tornado was confirmed by local police. No damage reported.
EF1 SE of Dimock Hutchinson 2216 5 miles
(8 km)
Tree damage reported in the area.
EF1 Riverside Hanson, Davison 2220 3 miles
(4.8 km)
A farmstead lost its roof. Trees were damaged.
EF1 NW of Alexandria Hanson 2241 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Windows reported blown out of houses and barns reported destroyed.
EF0 SE of Mitchell Davison 2250 4 miles
(6.4 km)
No damage reported along the path.
EF1 W of Yankton Yankton 2252 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Tornado related to the one on the Nebraska side of Lewis and Clark Lake. Two houses were damaged and many trees were knocked down. One person was injured in a campground which was impacted.
EF3 E of Plankinton Aurora 2305 4 miles
(6.4 km)
Severe damage reported to a hunting lodge and reserve, where buildings were destroyed and car trailers rolled. Also many pheasants died. Tornado also reported on Interstate 90 near mile 312.
EF1 N of Artesian Sanborn 2315 1 mile
(1.6 km)
3 outbuildings damaged or destroyed on farm, siding ripped off home, trees uprooted & power poles leaned over.
EF2 N of Lesterville Yankton 2317 1 mile
(1.6 km)
A farm was severely damaged with 3 concrete silos destroyed. There were also numerous outbuildings leveled.
EF0 S of Gregory Gregory 2330 unknown Brief touchdown with no damage.
EF0 W of Platte Charles Mix 2335 unknown Multiple funnels that never touched down in addition to the brief tornado. No damage reported.
EF1 N of Kimball Brule 2340 1 mile
(1.6 km)
A calf shelter was destroyed and a house lost its roof.
EF2 Spencer area McCook, Hanson 0023 11 miles
(17 km)
Large wedge tornado on the ground in area devastated in 1998. Most of the damage was to a junk yard, although a house was damaged.
EF0 NW of Canova Miner 0039 unknown Brief tornado with no reported damage.
EF1 S of Carthage Miner 0047 unknown A hog barn and a hoop building were destroyed.
EF0 E of Carthage Miner 0056 unknown A pole barn was destroyed.
EF1 N of Carthage Kingsbury 0103 unknown Several outbuildings destroyed by this brief tornado.
EF0 NW of Wolsey Beadle 0136 unknown Brief tornado with no damage.
Kansas
EF0 S of Byers Pratt 2148 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Brief tornado, debris cloud spotted but no damage reported.
EF1 N of Iuka Pratt, Stafford 2159 10 miles
(16 km)
Trees damaged as well as sprinklers flipped.
EF0 E of Bedford Station Stafford 2236 5 miles
(8 km)
No damage reported by this tornado which remained in open country.
EF2 Osborne Osborne 2252 8 miles
(13 km)
The roof of a Pizza Hut restaurant was blown off and the Circle Inn nearby also lost its roof. Two mobile homes were destroyed and 11 people were injured.[23]
EF0 W of Belpre Edwards 2305 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Rain-wrapped tornado remained in open country.
EF0 S of Raymond Rice 2309 unknown Brief touchdown with no damage.
EF0 S of Chase Rice 2315 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Tornado reported but no damage.
EF0 W of Coldwater Comanche 2335 2 miles
(3.2 km)
EF0 SW of Great Bend (1st tornado) Barton 2345 unknown First tornado in the area with no damage.
EF0 SW of Great Bend (2nd tornado) Barton 2354 unknown Tornado emergency declared but tornado lifted before reaching town with no damage.
EF2 W of Trousdale Edwards 0001 3 miles
(4.8 km)
Heavy damage to trees and irrigation sprinklers.
EF0 W of Haviland Kiowa 0002 8 miles
(13 km)
Tornado reported by KSNW coverage approaching town hosting Greensburg evacuees along U.S. Route 54. No damage as it remained over pasture land.
EF2 N of Haviland Kiowa, Edwards, Pratt, Stafford, Pawnee 0022 27 miles
(43 km)
Large wedge tornado followed a long track not far from the second mega tornado on May 4. Damage reported to many trees and sprinklers as well as several farms.
EF0 N of Wellsford Kiowa 0026 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Satellite to the long-track tornado with no damage.
EF1 NW of Odin Barton 0032 4 miles
(6.4 km)
Several barns suffered minor damage as well as tree damage reported.
EF1 E of Centerview Edwards 0050 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Damage reported to trees and irrigation sprinklers.
EF0 S of Wilson Ellsworth 0055 unknown Brief tornado touchdown in open country.
EF0 N of Dillwyn (1st tornado) Stafford 0055 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Brief tornado with no damage.
EF2 N of Dillwyn (2nd tornado) Stafford 0104 9 miles
(15 km)
Large multiple-vortex wedge tornado reported. Damage to several houses but primarily to trees and sprinkler systems.
EF0 E of Dorrance Russell 0106 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Brief tornado with no damage.
EF1 E of Dillwyn Stafford 0111 5 miles
(8 km)
Tornado related to the large Dillwyn wedge. Minor damage overall.
EF1 NW of St. John Stafford, Barton 0133 17 miles
(27 km)
Storm chasers reported two wedge tornadoes. One tornado was still reported on the ground near Seward at 0149. Several houses were damaged.
EF1 W of Greensburg Kiowa 0137 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Tornado on the ground reported by NWS surveyors just west of the devastated town. Damage reported to a barn.
EF1 SE of Great Bend (2nd tornado) Barton 0208 4 miles
(6.4 km)
A roof was blown off a house and an outbuilding was heavily damaged. A pipeline terminal was also damaged.
EF1 NW of Bushton Rice, Ellsworth 0242 3 miles
(4.8 km)
Minor damage to some outbuildings. Several power lines also knocked down.
EF0 NE of Seward Stafford 0250 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Weak tornado with no damage.
EF0 E of Zeandale Riley 0334 unknown Tornado reported north of Interstate 70 at exit 323.
EF1 Westfall area Lincoln 0351 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Large tornado reported on the ground near Westfall on Interstate 70. Damage to several barns and sheds.
EF0 S of Bennington Ottawa 0432 unknown
EF2 E of Minneapolis Ottawa 0439 11 miles
(17 km)
1 death - 38 structures were damaged or destroyed, including many cottages, houses and mobile homes. Five other people were injured near Ottawa State Fishing Lake. One camper was killed near a county lake and about 25 structures were destroyed.[24]
EF1 Miltonvale area Ottawa, Cloud 0501 10 miles
(16 km)
Outbuildings and trees destroyed. Three homes and a mobile home sustained damage.[25]
EF1 S of Enosdale Washington 0550 1.5 miles
(2.4 km)
Tornado was embedded in larger microburst that produced widespread 80-100 mph (130-160 km/h) straight-line winds across the county. Damage reported to one house, several outbuildings and trees.[26]
Iowa
EF0 Glenwood Mills 0009 4 miles
(6.4 km)
Tornado remained in open fields with little or no damage.
EF1 Imogene area Fremont, Mills 0050 11.8 miles
(19 km)
Numerous grain bins, sheds and barns were destroyed. Tree damage also reported.
EF2 SE of Carson Montgomery, Pottawattamie 0140 11.5 miles
(18.5 km)
A roof was torn off a building and barns were destroyed. Cars were tossed into a field.
EF1 E of Oakland Pottawattamie 0200 3.6 miles
(6 km)
Barns and sheds were destroyed, and trees and power poles were knocked down.
EF2 Griswold area Montgomery, Cass 0721 8 miles
(13 km)
Tornado formed on the county boundary and was up 1/2 mile (800 m) wide at its widest point. Two commercial buildings were destroyed and several grain bins were flattened. Numerous houses were damaged, mainly roofs torn off.
Oklahoma
EF0 E of Reydon Roger Mills 0040 0.8 mile
(1.3 km)
Tornado spotted by a storm chaser, but no damage reported.
EF0 NE of Crawford Roger Mills 0103 0.3 mile
(500 m)
Brief tornado spotted by chasers.
EF3 Sweetwater area Beckham, Roger Mills 0104 7.7 miles
(12 km)
Large tornado damaged several buildings in Sweetwater, including the high school (a portion of which collapsed), a church and the post office. Eight homes were destroyed. An oil storage facility was also damaged. According to KOCO-TV, one person was injured in the storm.[27]
EF0 N of Crawford Roger Mills, Ellis 0116 5 miles
(8 km)
Another tornado spotted by chasers in the same area, but no damage.
EF1 S of Dempsey Roger Mills 0132 8.5 miles
(14 km)
Minor damage was reported to a church, and numerous outbuildings were destroyed.
EF0 SSE of Arnett Ellis 0139 0.3 miles
(500 m)
Brief tornado reported by emergency management.
EF0 E of Arnett Ellis 0156 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Second tornado reported by emergency management.
EF1 W of Roll Roger Mills 0205 7.5 miles
(12 km)
A barn, a shed and a well were destroyed. Damage was also reported to a mobile home.
EF2 SW of Harmon Roger Mills, Ellis 0234 8.5 miles
(14 km)
Two houses and two mobile homes were destroyed, and several other buildings were damaged.
EF2 Harmon area Ellis, Dewey, Woodward 0350 17 miles
(28 km)
Large tornado reported by emergency management and spotted by several storm chasers including KWTV's Val Castor about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Vici crossing Hwy 34. Several houses were destroyed.
Texas
EF0 SW of Pampa Gray 0440 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Several oil buildings were damaged in the area.
Sources:

Storm reports of May 5, 2007, NWS Topeka, NWS Des Moines, NWS Sioux Falls # 1, NWS Sioux Falls # 2 NWS Sioux Falls (Map), NWS Omaha, NWS Wichita, NWS Norman NWS North Platte, Nebraska, Iowa 2007 tornadoes, NCDC storm reports

May 6 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes - Sunday, May 6, 2007
F#
Location
County
Time (UTC)
Path length
Damage
Iowa
EF1 S of Bayard Guthrie 0937 1.2 miles
(2 km)
Brief touchdown blew a roof off building.
EF0 Thayer Union 0945 4.2 miles
(6.7 km)
Tornado embedded in a larger bow echo with minor damage.
Kansas
EF0 SE of Attica Harper 1520 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Rope tornado reported on the ground. No damage reported.
EF0 SSW of Medicine Lodge Barber 2127 3 miles
(4.8 km)
Large tornado initially rain wrapped but no damage found.
EF0 W of Gerlane Barber 2127 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Tornado remained over open fields.
EF0 W of Medicine Lodge Barber 2140 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Rope tornado that was rain-wrapped and remained in open country.
EF0 S of Langdon Reno 2230 4 miles
(6.4 km)
Tree and limb damage. Originally thought to be two separate tornadoes but analyzed as a single path.[28]
EF0 W of Hutchinson Reno 2300 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Brief touchdown - one of two confirmed in the county.[28]
Texas
EF0 E of Robert Lee Coke 2210 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Tornado spotted by law enforcement in open fields with no damage.
EF0 W of Mertzon Irion 2342 unknown Brief touchdown visible from the NWS San Angelo office with no damage.
Oklahoma
EF0 E of Seminole Seminole 0223 unknown Widespread tree damage. Several mobile homes were damaged, briefly trapping a resident. Roofs blown off two barns and power lines downed.
EF0 E of Little Seminole 0238 unknown Brief touchdown with two small barns damaged.
EF0 NE Oklahoma City Oklahoma 0730 unknown Narrow path of tree damage reported, including over Lincoln Park Golf Course. Minor damage to a few structures amidst straight-line wind damage.
Nebraska
EF0 Steele City Jefferson 0030 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Tornado tracked through Steele City. Minor damage to many houses and businesses, mainly roof damage. Widespread tree damage. Tornado embedded in a larger microburst.
Sources:

Storm reports of May 6, 2007, NWS OmahaNWS Norman, Oklahoma, Iowa 2007 tornadoes, NCDC storm reports

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