List of tornadoes in the May 21–26, 2011 tornado outbreak sequence

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List of tornadoes in the May 21–26, 2011 tornado outbreak sequence is the list of confirmed tornadoes from the May 21–26, 2011 tornado outbreak sequence that occurred over the midwestern and southern United States.

Confirmed tornadoes[edit]

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
242 108 90 31 8 3 2

May 21 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Saturday, May 21, 2011[nb 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Start Coord. Time (UTC) Path length Max width Damage[nb 2] Summary Refs
EF0 W of Purmela Coryell TX 31°29′N 98°04′W / 31.48°N 98.06°W / 31.48; -98.06 (Purmela (May 21, EF0)) 2124 – 2125 69982000000000000000.02 mi (0.032 km) 700125000000000000025 yd (23 m) $0 Minor tree damage was observed. [1]
EF0 W of Pauline Shawnee KS 38°57′N 95°46′W / 38.95°N 95.76°W / 38.95; -95.76 (Pauline (May 21, EF0)) 2316 – 2320 70001200000000000001.20 mi (1.93 km) 7002150000000000000150 yd (140 m) $0 The tornado caused EF0 damage along its path. [2]
EF0 SSE of Topeka to W of Lake Shawnee Shawnee KS 39°01′N 95°39′W / 39.01°N 95.65°W / 39.01; -95.65 (Pauline (May 21, EF0)) 2335 – 2339 70002029999999999992.03 mi (3.27 km) 700150000000000000050 yd (46 m) $0 Minor tree and structural damage was observed. [3]
EF0 W of Iowa Point Doniphan KS 39°55′N 95°16′W / 39.92°N 95.27°W / 39.92; -95.27 (Iowa Pt (May 21, EF0)) 2357 – 2359 69992700000000000000.27 mi (0.43 km) 700150000000000000050 yd (46 m) $0 Minor tree damage was observed. [4]
EF0 S of Ozawkie Jefferson KS 39°10′N 95°27′W / 39.16°N 95.45°W / 39.16; -95.45 (Ozawkie (May 21, EF0)) 0020 – 0021 70001940000000000001.94 mi (3.12 km) 700150000000000000050 yd (46 m) $0 A waterspout moved ashore, producing tree damage. One tree fell on a mobile home, trapping the residents inside; no injuries were reported. [5]
EF1 NNE of Emporia to NE of Lang Lyon KS 38°27′N 96°10′W / 38.45°N 96.16°W / 38.45; -96.16 (Emporia (May 21, EF1)) 0150 – 0154 70006050000000000006.05 mi (9.74 km) 7002150000000000000150 yd (140 m) $0 Some outbuildings were heavily damaged, a chimney collapsed onto a home, and several large trees were snapped. [6]
EF1 Andice area Williamson TX 30°46′N 97°50′W / 30.76°N 97.84°W / 30.76; -97.84 (Andice (May 21, EF1)) 0200 – 0205 70001590000000000001.59 mi (2.56 km) 700130000000000000030 yd (27 m) $100,000 Several mobile homes sustained minor damage, with a carport and deck destroyed. A screened-in porch was tossed over a house, and large hay bales were rolled. Tornado was observed by several local residents. [7]
EF3 Reading to E of Barclay Lyon, Osage KS 38°31′N 96°00′W / 38.51°N 96.00°W / 38.51; -96.00 (Reading (May 21, EF3)) 0210 – 0230 700110110000000000010.11 mi (16.27 km) 7002700000000000000700 yd (640 m) $2,280,000 1 death – The tornado touched down in Lyon County, where a single-story home in Reading was swept off its foundation. The second floors of several two-story homes were either completely removed or sustained significant damage. A well-anchored mobile home was thrown 50 yd (46 m) into a tree, and a large chemical tank was thrown 100 yd (91 m). In Osage County, a farmstead sustained EF1 damage. Collectively, five people sustained injuries. [8][9]
EF0 S of Barclay Osage KS 38°32′N 95°54′W / 38.54°N 95.90°W / 38.54; -95.90 (Barclay (May 21, EF0)) 0220 – 0224 70001389999999999991.39 mi (2.24 km) 700150000000000000050 yd (46 m) $0 Several trees were blown down and a cow pen was pushed northeast. [10]

May 22 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes - Sunday, May 22, 2011
EF#
Location
County/Parish
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path Length
Comments/Damage
Minnesota
EF1 Minneapolis area Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey 44°57′N 93°22′W / 44.95°N 93.36°W / 44.95; -93.36 (Minneapolis (May 22, EF1)) 1915 14.25 miles (22.93 km) 1 death – Moderate to isolated significant damage across portions of northwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area. Fatality occurred when a tree fell onto a car. Over 100 houses and several industrial buildings were damaged and many trees and power lines were knocked down across the area. Several weaker buildings were destroyed and some homes lost their roofs. Airplane hangers also sustained damage and a train was derailed. A second person died after suffering a heart attack while clearing debris in the wake of the tornado, but was not directly due to the tornado. Damage from the tornado was estimated at $166 million.[11]
EF0 Ham Lake area Anoka 1952 0.2 miles (0.32 km) Brief tornado damaged a few trees.
EF0 Forest Lake area Washington 45°17′N 92°59′W / 45.28°N 92.99°W / 45.28; -92.99 (Forest Lake (May 22, EF0)) 2016 2.6 miles (4.2 km) One barn lost its roof and many trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF2 Hokah area Houston 43°48′N 91°18′W / 43.80°N 91.30°W / 43.80; -91.30 (Hokah (May 22, EF2)) 2100 14 miles (23 km) Several houses were damaged, a few of them significantly. Barns and outbuildings were also destroyed.
Iowa
EF2 NE of Riceville to N of Harmony, MN Iowa, Fillmore (MN) 1933 28 miles (45 km) Long-lived tornado destroyed several outbuildings, severely damaged a farm house and damaged a few other houses and farm buildings. Two silos were damaged as well. Widespread swath of tree damage through both counties.
EF2 N of Ladora Iowa 41°47′N 92°13′W / 41.78°N 92.21°W / 41.78; -92.21 (Ladora (May 22, EF2)) 1940 6 miles (9.7 km) Multiple homes damaged, with some losing their roofs. Trees were downed and 12 power poles were snapped as well
EF0 E of Millersburg Iowa 41°33′N 92°07′W / 41.55°N 92.12°W / 41.55; -92.12 (Millersburg (May 22, EF0)) 1954 2.5 miles (4.0 km) Brief tornado flipped a shed and damaged trees.
EF1 E of Sumner Fayette 42°48′N 91°57′W / 42.80°N 91.95°W / 42.80; -91.95 (Sumner (May 22, EF1)) 2037 8 miles (13 km) Farm buildings and houses were damaged and trees were knocked down. Grain bins were damaged as well.
EF0 E of West Union Fayette 2101 1 mile (1.6 km) A house and a barn sustained minor damage and a few trees were snapped.
EF0 SE of Tripoli Bremer unknown unknown Brief touchdown with no damage
Wisconsin
EF1 SW of Park Falls Price 45°46′37″N 90°38′42″W / 45.777°N 90.645°W / 45.777; -90.645 (Park Falls (May 22, EF1)) 1933 2.8 miles (4.5 km) Multiple trees snapped and uprooted along with minor roof and window damage to a home.
EF1 SW of Brill Barron, Washburn 2100 2 miles (3.2 km) Roofs torn from log house and farmhouse. A 7-foot house antenna was downed and two horse enclosures were destroyed. Extensive tree damage in the area as well.
EF2 La Crosse La Crosse 43°50′N 91°14′W / 43.83°N 91.23°W / 43.83; -91.23 (La Crosse (May 22, EF2)) 2123 2.3 miles (3.7 km) Numerous houses suffered significant damage and an apartment building lost its roof and upper level walls. Several industrial and commercial buildings were also damaged and many trees and power poles were knocked down. First tornado in La Crosse since 1966.
EF1 S of Rockland La Crosse, Monroe 2147 2 miles (3.2 km) A few trees and buildings were damaged.
EF1 Sparta area Monroe 43°56′N 90°49′W / 43.93°N 90.81°W / 43.93; -90.81 (Sparta (May 22, EF1)) 2155 2 miles (3.2 km) Intermittent tornado touchdown with damage to buildings in town.
EF2 NW of Tomah to SE of Plover Monroe, Juneau, Wood, Portage 44°09′N 90°18′W / 44.15°N 90.30°W / 44.15; -90.30 (Tomah (May 22, EF2)) 2215 69 miles (111 km) Very long-lived tornado tracked through mostly wooded areas of Wisconsin, snapping or uprooting thousands of trees and power poles. Many cars and homes sustained significant damage from downed trees and the tornado itself. Multiple outbuildings were destroyed as well. The tornado was on the ground for 1 hour and 31 minutes. Ranks as the 15th longest tracked tornado in Wisconsin history.
EF0 W of Prentice Price 45°32′N 90°24′W / 45.54°N 90.40°W / 45.54; -90.40 (Prentice (May 22, EF0)) 2239 1 mile (1.6 km) Tree damage occurred and a metal barn was damaged.
EF0 NW of Prentice Price 45°36′N 90°20′W / 45.60°N 90.33°W / 45.60; -90.33 (Prentice (May 22, EF0)) 2252 1 mile (1.6 km) Damage limited to trees
EF0 ESE of Phillips Price 45°41′N 90°16′W / 45.68°N 90.26°W / 45.68; -90.26 (Phillips (May 22, EF0)) 2301 1.9 miles (3.1 km) Trees were snapped and uprooted, a shed was destroyed, and a metal barn sustained roof damage.
EF0 NE of Phillips Price 45°51′N 90°05′W / 45.85°N 90.08°W / 45.85; -90.08 (Phillips (May 22, EF0)) 2326 0.8 miles (1.3 km) Damage limited to trees.
EF0 SSW of Kingston Green Lake 43°40′N 89°08′W / 43.67°N 89.14°W / 43.67; -89.14 (Kingston (May 22, EF0)) 0045 0.1 miles (160 m) A garage and farm were damaged.
EF0 NW of Markesan Green Lake 43°43′N 88°59′W / 43.71°N 88.99°W / 43.71; -88.99 (Markesan (May 22, EF0)) 0050 4.7 miles (7.6 km) Damage was confined to trees.
Missouri
EF0 N of Higginsville Lafayette unknown unknown Brief tornado in an open field with no damage.
EF0 E of Lexington Lafeyette 1938 0.1 miles (160 m) A brief tornado destroyed an outbuilding.
EF0 SE of Waverly Lafayette 2025 6.5 miles (10.5 km) Tornado made several touchdowns along its path, removing the roof off one mobile home and downing trees. A garden shed was damaged as well.
EF1 SW of Slater Saline 2148 8 miles (13 km) High-end EF1 tornado made several touchdowns along its path, destroying one house and tossing a single-wide mobile home 50 yards (46 m).
EF5 Joplin area Newton, Jasper 37°05′N 94°31′W / 37.08°N 94.51°W / 37.08; -94.51 (Joplin (May 22, EF5)) 2234 22.1 miles (35.6 km) 158 deaths - See article on this tornado
EF2 Wentworth area Newton, Lawrence 37°02′N 94°14′W / 37.03°N 94.23°W / 37.03; -94.23 (Wentworth (May 22, EF2)) 2310 17 miles (27 km) Several mobile homes severely damaged or destroyed. One was tossed and wrapped around a tree. Several structures in the city of Wentworth were damaged or destroyed along with numerous trees.
EF2 NW of Galena Stone, Taney 36°50′N 93°30′W / 36.83°N 93.50°W / 36.83; -93.50 (Galena (May 22, EF2)) 0010 16 miles (26 km) Several turkey barns and two mobile homes were destroyed. a few homes sustained roof and siding damage and outbuildings were destroyed. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted along most of the track.
Kansas
EF0 WNW of Parsons Labette 37°11′N 95°11′W / 37.19°N 95.19°W / 37.19; -95.19 (Parsons (May 22, EF0)) 2110 unknown Brief touchdown over an open field.
Indiana
EF1 ENE of Rensselaer Jasper 40°34′N 87°05′W / 40.57°N 87.09°W / 40.57; -87.09 (Rensselaer (May 22, EF1)) 2137 0.25 miles (400 m) A few buildings sustained roof damage.
Texas
EF0 NE of Jacksboro Jack 2320 unknown Numerous trees were downed.
Illinois
EF1 E of Forreston Ogle, Winnebago 42°07′N 89°32′W / 42.117°N 89.533°W / 42.117; -89.533 (Forreston (May 22, EF1)) 2325 29 miles (47 km) Two homes were severely damaged and several trees were snapped or uprooted in Ogle County. Significant damage also took place in Winnebago where several buildings lost their roofs and debris was blown 400 yd (370 m) downstream.[12][13]
EF1 S of Polo Ogle 41°58′N 89°34′W / 41.967°N 89.567°W / 41.967; -89.567 (Polo (May 22, EF1)) 2328 2 miles (3.2 km) Several farm buildings were damaged, including a grain bin which was ripped from its foundation. 2x4's were found speared into the ground.[14]
EF1 N of Stillman Valley Ogle 42°09′N 89°10′W / 42.150°N 89.167°W / 42.150; -89.167 (Stillman Valley (May 22, EF1)) 2340 1 mile (1.6 km) Brief tornado downed a power pole and caused tree damage. Several homes sustained roof damage and two truck trailers were overturned.[15]
EF1 NE of Wempleton Winnebago 42°22′N 89°10′W / 42.367°N 89.167°W / 42.367; -89.167 (Wempleton (May 22, EF1)) 2355 3 miles (4.8 km) Tornado snapped and uprooted numerous trees, a few of which landed on a home.[16]
EF1 Rockton area Winnebago 42°27′N 89°00′W / 42.450°N 89.000°W / 42.450; -89.000 (Rockton (May 22, EF1)) 2359 3 miles (4.8 km) Tornado blew in a large garage door at a fire station.[17]
Oklahoma
EF2 SE of Cleora Delaware 2333 6.7 miles (10.8 km) Several houses were severely damaged and mobile homes were destroyed. Boat docks were also destroyed and trees were uprooted along Grand Lake.
EF3 WSW of Zena Delaware, McDonald (MO) 2352 16.5 miles (26.6 km) A large tornado, measured at 0.88 mi (1.42 km) wide, destroyed or badly damaged numerous homes and mobile homes. Several barns and outbuildings were also destroyed. Cars were tossed and a steel frame building was also destroyed. Additionally, hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF1 N of Leach Delaware 0113 4.7 miles (7.6 km) Several barns were destroyed by an EF1 tornado. Many other homes were also damaged.
EF2 ESE of Kansas Adair, Delaware 0114 4.5 miles (7.2 km) Several barns were destroyed and homes damaged. Many trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF2 SW of Moseley(1st tornado) Delaware 36°06′N 94°23′W / 36.10°N 94.39°W / 36.10; -94.39 (Moseley (May 22, EF2)) 0130 3 miles (4.8 km) Six mobile homes were destroyed, injuring 12 people. Many trees were also snapped or uprooted and a barn was destroyed.
EF1 SW of Moseley(2nd tornado) Delaware 36°11′N 94°22′W / 36.18°N 94.36°W / 36.18; -94.36 (Moseley (May 22, EF1)) unknown 2 miles (3.2 km) Large trees were snapped and uprooted.
EF1 NE of Neodesha Wagoner unknown 4 miles (6.4 km) Tornado snapped and uprooted trees.
EF0 NE of Twin Oaks Delaware unknown 1 mile (1.6 km) Tornado remained over open country with no damage.
EF0 W of Scraper Cherokee unknown unknown Tornado remained over open country with no damage.
EF1 SE of Peggs Cherokee unknown 3 miles (4.8 km) A mobile home was destroyed and a permanent home sustained roof damage. Trees were snapped and uprooted as well.
EF1 NE of West Siloam Springs Delaware unknown 1 mile (1.6 km) Trees were snapped and uprooted.
North Dakota
EF0 E of Tolley Renville 0141 unknown Tornado witnessed by law enforcement. No damage was reported.
Arkansas
EF1 WSW of Gentry Benton 36°14′N 94°31′W / 36.233°N 94.517°W / 36.233; -94.517 (Gentry (May 22, EF1)) 0154 3 miles (4.8 km) Tornado damaged or destroyed several barns. Many large trees were also snapped or uprooted.[18]
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 05/22/11

May 23 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes - Monday, May 23, 2011
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Missouri
EF0 E of Moody Howell 36°32′N 92°55′W / 36.54°N 92.92°W / 36.54; -92.92 (Moody (May 23, EF0)) 1845 0.6 miles (0.97 km) An unsecured carport was thrown 150 yards (140 m) and a home was damaged. Several trees snapped.
EF0 NW of Shawneetown Cape Girardeau 2054 0.5 miles (0.80 km) Brief touchdown in a rural area. Eyewitness reports indicate that there was visible debris when the tornado was on the ground. Minor tree damage was reported.
Indiana
EF0 N of Mt. Etna Huntington 40°47′N 85°34′W / 40.79°N 85.56°W / 40.79; -85.56 (Mt. Etna (May 23, EF0)) 2132 0.3 miles (0.48 km) Damage was confined to trees.
EF0 SE of Sunman Dearborn, Ripley 39°12′07″N 85°06′25″W / 39.202°N 85.107°W / 39.202; -85.107 (Sunman (May 23, EF0)) 2243 3 miles (4.8 km) A barn was destroyed, a house was damaged and many trees were snapped.
Pennsylvania
EF2 Kellerville area Juniata 40°40′N 77°10′W / 40.66°N 77.16°W / 40.66; -77.16 (Kellerville (May 23, EF2)) 2120 6 miles (9.7 km) Numerous houses, barns and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed.
EF1 Winfield area Union, Northumberland 40°54′N 76°52′W / 40.90°N 76.87°W / 40.90; -76.87 (Winfield (May 23, EF1)) 2135 3 miles (4.8 km) Damage to homes and structures in the area. Trees and power lines were downed as well.
EF1 S of Brockton Schuylkill 40°44′N 76°04′W / 40.73°N 76.07°W / 40.73; -76.07 (Brockton (May 23, EF1)) 2235 0.25 miles (400 m) Brief tornado destroyed a barn and damaged two houses.
EF0 Franklin Township area Carbon 40°51′N 75°40′W / 40.85°N 75.67°W / 40.85; -75.67 (Franklin Township (May 23, EF0)) 2325 0.4 miles (640 m) One structure sustained significant damage and numerous trees downed.
Illinois
EF1 SE of Equality Gallatin 2225 10.8 miles (17.4 km) Several homes and buildings sustained minor to moderate damage and dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted. Many barns and outbuildings were also destroyed.
Ohio
EF1 SW of Ohio City Van Wert 40°46′N 84°38′W / 40.77°N 84.63°W / 40.77; -84.63 (Ohio City (May 23, EF1)) 2256 4 miles (6.4 km) Initially formed as a muti-vortex tornado before merging into a single funnel. Multiple barns were damaged and large trees were uprooted. Siding was stripped from a house and a wooden swing-set was tossed. 2x4s were embedded into the ground and sheet metal was wrapped around trees as well.
EF0 ESE of Edenton Clermont 39°13′N 84°01′W / 39.22°N 84.02°W / 39.22; -84.02 (Edenton (May 23, EF0)) 2343 unknown A wood frame metal barn was destroyed and two high-voltage towers were blown down.
EF1 E of Fairborn Greene 39°48′N 83°58′W / 39.80°N 83.96°W / 39.80; -83.96 (Springfield (May 23, EF1)) 2355 1,000 yards (910 m) Tornado remained over Greene Country Club, downing many trees.
EF1 Springfield Clark 39°59′N 83°46′W / 39.99°N 83.76°W / 39.99; -83.76 (Springfield (May 23, EF1)) 0010 0.5 miles (800 m) Several houses sustained minor damage and power poles were knocked down.
Tennessee
EF2 NE of Dover Stewart, Christian (KY) 36°33′N 87°45′W / 36.55°N 87.75°W / 36.55; -87.75 (Dover (May 23, EF2)) 2343 30 miles (48 km) Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path, one of which landed on a house. Many barns, outbuildings, and grain bins were destroyed. The roof was torn off of an agricultural chemical storage building and a tractor trailer was flipped as well. Several homes sustained significant roof damage and a mobile home was destroyed. Two people were injured by this tornado.
Michigan
EF0 SW of McMillan Corner Luce, Mackinac 46°09′N 85°26′W / 46.15°N 85.43°W / 46.15; -85.43 (McMillan (May 23, EF0)) unknown 2 miles (3.2 km) Brief tornado over Manistique Lake with no damage.
Oklahoma
EF0 Fairfax Osage 36°20′N 96°25′W / 36.34°N 96.41°W / 36.34; -96.41 (Fairfax (May 23, EF0)) unknown unknown Tornado remained over open country with no damage.
EF0 NW of Okeene Blaine 36°05′N 98°12′W / 36.08°N 98.20°W / 36.08; -98.20 (Okeene (May 23, EF0)) unknown unknown Tornado remained over open country with no damage and was well documented by storm chasers.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 05/23/11, NWS Wilmington OH, NWS State College

May 24 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes - Tuesday, May 24, 2011
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Colorado
EF0 E of Lamar Prowers 38°05′N 102°32′W / 38.08°N 102.53°W / 38.08; -102.53 (Lamar (May 24, EF0)) 2010 unknown Brief landspout tornado confirmed by the Colorado Department of Transportation which caused no damage.
Oklahoma
EF3 N of Canton Dewey, Blaine, Major 36°05′N 98°35′W / 36.08°N 98.59°W / 36.08; -98.59 (Canton (May 24, EF3)) 2020 13 miles (21 km) 1 death – Large wedge tornado destroyed multiple homes. Multiple mobile homes were also completely destroyed, some of which had their frames wrapped around trees. Vehicles were thrown and trees were debarked as well. Fatality was a victim that died from his injuries in early June.
EF0 Fairview Major 2047 unknown Tornado observed by spotters. Remained over open country with no damage.
EF3 Lookeba area Caddo 35°22′N 98°22′W / 35.36°N 98.36°W / 35.36; -98.36 (Lookeba (May 24, EF3)) 2031 9 miles (14 km) Large tornado that formed from the same storm that produced the EF5 that went from Calumet to Guthrie, Oklahoma. Initial surveys had this as the same tornado, but follow up investigation of mobile radar observations and damage path surveys revealed that this was a separate tornado. The tornado debarked and snapped trees, and destroyed barns and homes.
EF5 4 E Hinton to Guthrie Canadian, Kingfisher, Logan 35°34′N 97°58′W / 35.56°N 97.96°W / 35.56; -97.96 (El Reno (May 24, EF5)) 2050 65 miles (105 km) 9 deaths – See main section on this tornado.
EF0 Richland Canadian 2137 1 mile (1.6 km) Small satellite tornado to the larger EF5 tornado near Piedmont.
EF4 Chickasha to southwest Oklahoma City/Moore Grady, McClain, Cleveland 35°03′N 97°57′W / 35.05°N 97.95°W / 35.05; -97.95 (Chickasha (May 24, EF4)) 2206 32 miles (51 km) 1 death – Large wedge tornado confirmed in town by KWTV coverage. Several businesses, homes, and apartments in Chickasha were badly damaged. Numerous mobile homes were destroyed in a mobile home park on the south side of town. High end EF4 damage occurred outside of town with asphalt scoured from a road and well-built homes swept clean from their foundations. A pickup truck was thrown over 300 yards and was found in multiple pieces. Some homes were destroyed and other structural damage took place on the west side of Blanchard as well. Several buildings were also heavily damaged in Newcastle and cars were tossed out from underneath an overpass. Took a path just south of the record-breaking May 3, 1999 Moore tornado. May have been an EF5.
EF4 Bradley to Goldsby Grady, McClain 35°51′N 97°17′W / 35.85°N 97.28°W / 35.85; -97.28 (Goldsby (May 24, EF4)) 2226 23 miles (37 km) High end EF4 damage as the tornado completely swept several well-built homes with anchor bolts from their foundations, and tossed heavy steel storage tanks. Vehicles were thrown and hundreds of yards and mangled beyond recognition. Intense ground scouring and debris granulation occurred. Debris from this tornado reportedly rained from the sky in the Norman area. May have been an EF5.[19]
EF0 SW of Newcastle McClain 35°08′N 97°22′E / 35.14°N 97.37°E / 35.14; 97.37 (Newcastle (May 24, EF0)) 2245 1 mile (1.6 km) Brief satellite tornado to the EF4 Chickasha tornado.
EF2 S of Stillwater Payne 36°01′N 97°10′W / 36.02°N 97.17°W / 36.02; -97.17 (Stillwater (May 24, EF2)) 2250 10 miles (16 km) Extensive tree damage and roofs torn from homes. A warehouse structure was damaged as well.
EF1 Goldsby McClain 2302 0.5 miles (0.80 km) Satellite tornado to the EF4 Goldsby tornado. Relatively minor damage.
EF1 S of McLoud Cleveland, Pottawatomie 36°01′N 97°10′W / 36.02°N 97.17°W / 36.02; -97.17 (Stella (May 24, EF1)) 2336 2 miles (3.2 km) Trees were uprooted and one home was badly damaged. A semi-truck was overturned on Interstate 40 and torn apart by the tornado. Driver survived with minor injuries.
EF2 SW of Pawhuska Osage 36°40′N 96°22′W / 36.67°N 96.37°W / 36.67; -96.37 (Pawhuska (May 24, EF2)) 0005 unknown Many trees snapped and uprooted and a house was reported destroyed. Power poles were snapped as well.
EF1 N of Ravia Johnston 34°15′N 96°46′W / 34.25°N 96.77°W / 34.25; -96.77 (Ravia (May 24, EF1)) 0030 5 miles (8.0 km) Large multi-vortex tornado. Tree damage occurred.
EF2 Haskell area Muskogee 35°49′N 95°40′W / 35.81°N 95.67°W / 35.81; -95.67 (Haskell (May 24, EF2)) 0149 8 miles (13 km) A mobile home was destroyed and trees and power poles were snapped.
EF2 E of Wagoner Wagoner 35°58′N 95°19′W / 35.96°N 95.31°W / 35.96; -95.31 (Wagoner (May 24, EF2)) 0218 unknown Tornado damaged several permanent homes and destroyed multiple mobile homes. Numerous recreational vehicles were damaged or destroyed, and many trees were snapped and uprooted as well. Upgraded to EF2 post-survey.
EF2 NW of Hodgen Le Flore 34°50′N 94°42′W / 34.84°N 94.70°W / 34.84; -94.70 (Hodgen (May 24, EF2)) 0348 12 miles (19 km) Large wedge tornado destroyed a mobile home and heavily damaged several houses. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted, and several power poles were also snapped.
EF1 ENE of Roland Sequoyah, Crawford (AR) 35°27′N 94°25′W / 35.45°N 94.42°W / 35.45; -94.42 (Roland (May 24, EF1)) 0440 5.25 miles (8.45 km) Many trees were knocked down, some fell on houses with structural damage.
EF1 W of Hominy Osage unknown 5.25 miles (8.45 km) Trees were uprooted and power lines were blown down.
EF1 W of Row Delaware unknown 6 miles (9.7 km) Trees were uprooted and large tree limbs were snapped.
EF1 N of Panola Latimer unknown 3 miles (4.8 km) Hundreds of trees snapped and uprooted.
EF0 S of Talihina Le Flore 34°25′N 95°00′W / 34.41°N 95.00°W / 34.41; -95.00 (Talihina (May 24, EF0)) unknown 2 miles (3.2 km) Tornado observed over open country with no damage.
EF1 NW of Leach Delaware 36°10′N 94°30′W / 36.16°N 94.50°W / 36.16; -94.50 (Leach (May 24, EF1)) unknown 7 miles (11 km) Tornado uprooted trees and snapped tree limbs.
Kansas
EF2 E of Seward Stafford 38°11′N 98°44′W / 38.18°N 98.74°W / 38.18; -98.74 (Seward (May 24, EF2)) 2206 12.1 miles (19.5 km) 2 deaths – A tree blew onto a van on U.S. Route 281, killing the occupants. Severe damage reported to houses in the area with roofs torn off. Trees were also uprooted and snapped.
EF1 SE of Timken Rush 38°12′N 99°05′W / 38.20°N 99.09°W / 38.20; -99.09 (Timken (May 24, EF1)) unknown 1 mile (1.6 km) Brief tornado over open country with no damage.
EF1 S of Timken Rush 38°26′N 99°11′W / 38.43°N 99.18°W / 38.43; -99.18 (Timken (May 24, EF1)) 2220 6.3 miles (10.1 km) Large wedge tornado remained mostly in open fields with minor damage to trees and outbuildings destroyed. Observers said it appeared strong enough to cause significant damage, but it never impacted any well-built structures.
EF1 N of Ellinwood Barton 38°28′N 98°35′W / 38.46°N 98.58°W / 38.46; -98.58 (Ellinwood (May 24, EF1)) 2225 5.2 miles (8.4 km) Several houses were damaged and barns and sheds were destroyed. One person was injured.
EF0 S of Rush Center Rush 38°10′N 99°09′W / 38.16°N 99.15°W / 38.16; -99.15 (Rush Center (May 24, EF0)) unknown 1 mile (1.6 km) Brief tornado over open country with no damage.
EF0 W of Satanta Haskell 37°14′N 101°02′W / 37.24°N 101.04°W / 37.24; -101.04 (Satanta (May 24, EF0)) unknown unknown Brief tornado over open country with no damage.
EF0 SE of Eminence Finney 38°05′N 99°14′W / 38.09°N 99.23°W / 38.09; -99.23 (Eminenece (May 24, EF0)) unknown unknown Brief and weak tornado over open country with no damage.
EF1 S of Rozel Pawnee 37°14′N 101°02′W / 37.24°N 101.04°W / 37.24; -101.04 (Rozel (May 24, EF1)) unknown 5 miles (8.0 km) Tornado damaged trees and irrigation sprinklers.
EF0 NW of Wilson Ellsworth 38°31′N 98°17′W / 38.51°N 98.28°W / 38.51; -98.28 (Wilson (May 24, EF0)) unknown unknown Brief tornado over open country with no damage.
EF0 E of Hoisington Barton 38°19′N 98°24′W / 38.31°N 98.40°W / 38.31; -98.40 (Hoisington (May 24, EF0)) unknown unknown Brief tornado over open country with no damage.
EF0 NW of Claflin Barton 38°19′N 98°19′W / 38.32°N 98.32°W / 38.32; -98.32 (Claflin (May 24, EF0)) unknown 3 miles (4.8 km) Weak tornado moved over open country with no damage.
EF0 NW of Ingalls Gray 37°33′N 100°19′W / 37.55°N 100.32°W / 37.55; -100.32 (Claflin (May 24, EF0)) unknown unknown Brief and weak tornado over open country with no damage.
Texas
EF0 SE of St. Jo Montague 33°41′N 97°31′W / 33.68°N 97.51°W / 33.68; -97.51 (St. Jo (May 24, EF0)) 2246 unknown Brief tornado caused tree damage.
EF0 NE of Nocona Montague 33°49′N 97°41′W / 33.82°N 97.68°W / 33.82; -97.68 (Nocona (May 24, EF0)) 2340 unknown Brief tornado on the east side of Lake Nocona remained over open country and caused no damage.
EF0 SW of Gainesville Cooke 33°37′N 97°10′W / 33.61°N 97.17°W / 33.61; -97.17 (Gainesville (May 24, EF0)) 0032 unknown Brief tornado videotaped. Minor tree damage occurred.
EF0 N of Rhome Wise 33°05′N 97°29′W / 33.09°N 97.48°W / 33.09; -97.48 (Rhome (May 24, EF0)) 0038 unknown Brief tornado caused minor damage to some barns.
EF0 SE of Azle Tarrant 32°54′N 97°34′W / 32.90°N 97.56°W / 32.90; -97.56 (Avondale (May 24, EF0)) 0038 unknown Tornado observed over Eagle Mountain Lake with minor tree damage near the shore.
EF2 Denton Denton 33°09′N 97°04′W / 33.15°N 97.07°W / 33.15; -97.07 (Denton (May 24, EF2)) 0103 1.2 miles (1.9 km) Significant roof damage to numerous houses and businesses. A barn was destroyed and trees were downed.
EF1 Irving Dallas 32°49′N 96°55′W / 32.82°N 96.92°W / 32.82; -96.92 (Irving (May 24, EF1)) 0120 0.5 miles (800 m) An apartment building and several houses sustained severe roof damage. A metal roof was torn off of a retail store as well. Many trees were downed, one of which fell through the second story of a home. Tornado embedded in larger field of straight-line wind damage where one person was killed from the downburst.
EF0 SW of Balch Springs Dallas 32°40′N 96°42′W / 32.66°N 96.70°W / 32.66; -96.70 (Balch Springs (May 24, EF0)) 0248 unknown Tornado confirmed along Interstate 20 with minor tree damage.
EF0 W of Cedarvale Kaufman 32°35′N 96°07′W / 32.58°N 96.12°W / 32.58; -96.12 (Cedarvale (May 24, EF0)) 0350 unknown Brief tornado with minor tree damage.
EF0 S of Reno Parker unknown unknown Tornado damaged the roof of a mobile home and caused tree damage along the path.
Arkansas
EF4 Denning area Franklin, Johnson, Logan 35°27′N 93°46′W / 35.45°N 93.76°W / 35.45; -93.76 (Denning (May 24, EF4)) 0510 47 miles (76 km) 4 deaths – Intense tornado that was 1.25 miles (2.1 km) wide with severe damage in the area and most houses in the village destroyed with several solid houses flattened. Significant damage was also reported in several neighboring communities with multiple homes damaged and destroyed. Trees were debarked and 100 foot metal power poles were bent to the ground as well. At least 15 people were injured.
EF3 Clarksville area Johnson, Pope 35°28′N 93°28′W / 35.46°N 93.47°W / 35.46; -93.47 (Clarksville (May 24, EF3)) 0529 22.6 miles (36.4 km) 1 death – Over 150 homes were damaged or destroyed and vehicles were tossed. Extensive tree and powerline damage along the path.
Virginia
EF0 Bolton Russell 36°29′N 82°08′W / 36.48°N 82.13°W / 36.48; -82.13 (Bolton (May 24, EF0)) unknown 4 miles (6.4 km) Several trees were downed along the path.
Sources: 2011 Fatality Information, NWS Pueblo, NWS Wichita, NWS Norman, NWS Tulsa NWS Dodge City, NWS Little Rock

May 25 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes - Wednesday, May 25, 2011
EF#
Location
County/
Parish
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Missouri
EF1 SW of Dogwood Douglas, Webster 37°02′N 92°50′W / 37.03°N 92.84°W / 37.03; -92.84 (Dogwood (May 25, EF1)) 0630 9 miles (14 km) A few structures were destroyed and numerous trees were snapped.
EF0 Harrisonville Cass 38°40′N 94°21′W / 38.66°N 94.35°W / 38.66; -94.35 (Harrisonville (May 25, EF0)) 1635 unknown Tornado confirmed by law enforcement. Tornado was brief and caused no damage.
EF2 Sedalia area Pettis 38°42′N 93°14′W / 38.70°N 93.23°W / 38.70; -93.23 (Sedalia (May 25, EF2)) 1722 1.75 miles (2.82 km) Tornado moved through Sedalia with many homes and businesses damaged or destroyed and a tanker truck overturned. Damage was also sustained to Smith-Cotton High School. Over 70 mobile homes were badly damaged or destroyed in several mobile home parks. Vehicles were tossed, and semi-trucks and warehouses were destroyed. Extensive tree and power line damage occurred in the area as well. Over 20 people were injured.
EF0 S of Kearney Clay 39°17′N 94°23′W / 39.29°N 94.38°W / 39.29; -94.38 (Kearney (May 25, EF0)) 1733 unknown Brief tornado touchdown with no damage.
EF0 W of Kearney Clay 39°22′N 94°23′W / 39.37°N 94.38°W / 39.37; -94.38 (Kearney (May 25, EF0)) 1745 unknown Brief tornado touchdown with no damage.
EF1 Montgomery City area Montgomery 38°59′N 91°31′W / 38.98°N 91.51°W / 38.98; -91.51 (Montgomery City (May 25, EF1)) 1920 8 miles (13 km) Multiple outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. A grain bin and a machine shed were badly damaged as well. Sheet metal was thrown up to a half mile and wrapped around power lines. Extensive tree damage occurred as well.
EF1 N of Myrtle Oregon 36°33′N 91°16′W / 36.55°N 91.27°W / 36.55; -91.27 (Myrtle (May 25, EF1)) 1956 2.5 miles (4.0 km) Several trees were snapped or uprooted and three outbuildings sustained minor roof damage.
EF3 SW of Grandin to NW of Buckhorn Carter, Wayne, Madison 36°56′N 90°45′W / 36.93°N 90.75°W / 36.93; -90.75 (Ellsinore (May 25, EF3)) 2049 48 miles (77 km) Large and long-lived tornado destroyed four homes, two mobile homes and several trailers, including a log cabin which was leveled. Many other homes were badly damaged. A school sustained major damage and lost its entire roof. Hundreds of acres of large trees were snapped or uprooted. Several cows were killed and power poles were snapped. Several vehicles were destroyed and a few churches were damaged as well. At its widest, the tornado reached a diameter of 1 mile (1.6 km).
EF1 Fredericktown area Madison 37°30′N 90°20′W / 37.50°N 90.33°W / 37.50; -90.33 (Fredericktown (May 25, EF1)) 2130 2.75 miles (4.43 km) Extensive tree damage throughout the town. A machine shed was damaged and a garage was destroyed. A tennis court was damaged as well.
EF1 S of Mill Spring Wayne 2141 17.5 miles (28.2 km) Tornado made several touchdowns along a 17.5 mi (28.2 km) path. Two outbuildings and a small personal bridge were destroyed and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. A house sustained minor damage and a few power poles were snapped.
EF0 SW of Silver Lake Perry 2141 0.5 miles (0.80 km) Several trees and tree limbs were downed.
EF0 W of Hunter Carter 2144 0.25 miles (400 m) A few trees and tree limbs were downed.
EF1 S of Marquand Madison, Bollinger 2227 13 miles (21 km) Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF1 NW of Neeley's Landing Cape Girardeau 2318 2.3 miles (3.7 km) One home sustained roofing damage and many trees were snapped or uprooted. A barn had its roofing peeled back.
EF0 SE of Benton Scott unknown 1 mile (1,610 m) A few trees and tree limbs were downed.
EF0 W of Torch Ripley unknown 1 mile (1.6 km) Brief tornado with no damage.
EF0 W of Poplar Bluff Butler unknown 1 mile (1.6 km) Brief tornado with no damage.
EF0 NE of Beaman Pettis unknown unknown Brief tornado with no damage.
EF0 NW of Pleasant Green Cooper unknown unknown Brief tornado with no damage.
EF0 SW of Higginsville Lafayette unknown unknown Brief tornado with no damage.
EF1 SW of Chobb Store Madison unknown 5 miles (8.0 km) Numerous trees snapped and uprooted.
EF1 SE of Zion Madison unknown 4 miles (6.4 km) Numerous trees snapped and uprooted. Tornado paralleled the path of the Chobb Store tornado.
Illinois
EF1 ENE of Decatur Macon 39°53′N 88°50′W / 39.89°N 88.83°W / 39.89; -88.83 (Decatur (May 25, EF1)) 1235 1 mile (1.6 km) Two outbuildings and two grain bins were damaged.
EF1 NE of Oakley Macon 39°52′N 88°46′W / 39.87°N 88.76°W / 39.87; -88.76 (Oakley (May 25, EF1)) 1239 unknown An outbuilding was destroyed and a grain bin was damaged.
EF1 St. Anne area Kankakee 41°01′N 87°43′W / 41.02°N 87.72°W / 41.02; -87.72 (St. Anne (May 25, EF1)) 1404 6 miles (9.7 km) Several houses were damaged, and trees and power poles were snapped. A camper was overturned and two concrete block buildings were destroyed, along with a grain bin and storage sheds.
EF0 E of Heyworth McLean 40°19′N 88°54′W / 40.31°N 88.90°W / 40.31; -88.90 (Heyworth (May 25, EF0)) 2306 unknown A grain bin was damaged.
EF1 SE of Downs McLean 40°27′N 88°48′W / 40.45°N 88.80°W / 40.45; -88.80 (Downs (May 25, EF1)) 2309 unknown A semi-truck was overturned on Interstate 74.
EF2 NE of Dix Jefferson 2328 14 miles (23 km) Over 124 homes were damaged by the tornado, some of them badly. A shed was also blown 50 feet by the tornado and destroyed. In the community of Boyd, a church was damaged and a sawmill was destroyed. Numerous trees and power poles were snapped as well.
EF1 NNE of Anna Union 2339 2.25 miles (3.62 km) A couple of homes sustained minor roof damage and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF1 Mound City area Pulaski 2340 5.25 miles (8.45 km) A mobile home was tossed into a power pole and several homes sustained roof damage. Many trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF1 SE of Pulaski Pulaski 2345 7.5 miles (12.1 km) A shed was damaged and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF0 SE of Mahomet Champaign 40°10′N 88°22′W / 40.16°N 88.36°W / 40.16; -88.36 (Mahomet (May 25, EF0)) 2358 unknown Brief tornado damaged a few trees.
EF2 SE of Grand Chain to NE of Grantsburg Pulaski, Massac, Johnson, Pope 2355 17 miles (27 km) A pole barn was destroyed and over 100 trees were snapped or uprooted. A grain bin destroyed by the tornado was thrown 265 yd (242 m). Multiple homes were damaged to varying degrees. Several recreational vehicles were damaged and overturned as well.
EF0 NW of Olney Richland 38°44′N 88°06′W / 38.74°N 88.10°W / 38.74; -88.10 (Olney (May 25, EF0)) 0035 unknown Brief tornado touchdown with no damage.
EF2 S of Robinson Crawford 38°58′N 87°44′W / 38.96°N 87.74°W / 38.96; -87.74 (Robinson (May 25, EF2)) 0057 6 miles (9.7 km) At least 14 houses were damaged, of which three were destroyed. Outbuildings and sheds were also destroyed and a large camper was rolled.
EF1 SW of Clay City Crawford 38°24′N 88°13′W / 38.40°N 88.22°W / 38.40; -88.22 (Clay City (May 25, EF1)) unknown 1 mile (1.6 km) Tornado damaged a barn and several garages. 15 homes sustained slight to moderate roof damage. A concrete block storage building collapsed, and trees were damaged as well.
Indiana
EF0 W of Morocco Newton 1413 200 yards (180 m) Brief tornado damaged a barn and tree limbs.
EF2 S of Mount Ayr Newton 40°55′N 87°18′W / 40.92°N 87.30°W / 40.92; -87.30 (Mount Ayr (May 25, EF2)) 1419 2 miles (3.2 km) A house was damaged along with a shed. A grain bin was blown 200 yards, and an auger weighing over 100 pounds was thrown up to 150 feet. 10 power poles were snapped as well.
EF1 NW of Rensselaer Jasper 40°58′N 87°12′W / 40.97°N 87.20°W / 40.97; -87.20 (Rensselaer (May 25, EF1)) 1424 3 miles (4.8 km) Many trees were uprooted or snapped along the path. A wooden light pole was snapped as well.
EF1 Rensselaer area Jasper 40°56′N 87°09′W / 40.94°N 87.15°W / 40.94; -87.15 (Rensselaer (May 25, EF1)) 1426 2 miles (3.2 km) A truck was overturned and houses sustained minor roof damage. Tree limbs and power poles were snapped.
EF0 Francesville area Pulaski 40°59′N 86°53′W / 40.99°N 86.88°W / 40.99; -86.88 (Francesville (May 25, EF0)) 1445 0.8 miles (1.3 km) Several trees and power poles were knocked down and a pole barn was destroyed.
EF1 WSW of Greensburg Decatur 39°20′N 85°31′W / 39.33°N 85.52°W / 39.33; -85.52 (Greensburg (May 25, EF1)) 2115 1 mile (1.6 km) Over 30 homes were damaged, a few of them badly. The roof of an airplane hangar was torn off and a small plane was thrown 50 feet. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Several barns and outbuildings were destroyed as well.
EF1 NW of Greensburg Decatur 39°22′N 85°31′W / 39.36°N 85.51°W / 39.36; -85.51 (Greensburg (May 25, EF1)) 2120 0.5 miles (800 m) About 15-20 homes sustained roof and/or siding damage and several trees were downed. A few homes had their garage doors bowed in. Debris was found thrown and impaled into the wall of a bank building.
EF3 Bedford area Lawrence, Bartholomew 38°52′N 86°29′W / 38.86°N 86.49°W / 38.86; -86.49 (Bedford (May 25, EF3)) 0000 3.3 miles (5.3 km) Multiple homes were destroyed in Bedford with significant damage in much of the town. Vehicles were tossed and numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. At least 17 people were injured.
EF2 W of Martin Posey, Vanderburgh, Gibson 0119 13 miles (21 km) Four barns were destroyed and one home was severely damaged. Several power poles were snapped and high-tension power lines were downed. Structures were destroyed at a small airfield. Trees and a machine shed were damaged as well.
EF2 SE of Oakland City Pike 0135 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF1 S of Winslow (1st tornado) Pike 0139 4 miles (6.4 km) Several dozen trees were snapped or uprooted. This tornado occurred simultaneously with the following tornado.
EF1 S of Winslow (2nd tornado) Pike 0139 4 miles (6.4 km) Several dozen trees were snapped or uprooted. This tornado occurred simultaneously with the previous tornado.
EF2 S of Huntingburg Dubois 38°18′N 86°58′W / 38.30°N 86.96°W / 38.30; -86.96 (Huntingburg (May 25, EF2)) 0155 2 miles (3.2 km) Several mobile homes were badly damaged in a mobile home park, two of which were completely destroyed. Multiple permanent homes in the area sustained roof damage, along with several businesses. A few garages were destroyed, and numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path.
EF1 W of Haysville Dubois 38°29′N 86°55′W / 38.48°N 86.92°W / 38.48; -86.92 (Haysville (May 25, EF1)) 0200 1.9 miles (3.1 km) A house lost its roof, a shed was destroyed and many trees were uprooted or snapped.
EF1 W of Bloomington Monroe 39°10′N 86°31′W / 39.17°N 86.52°W / 39.17; -86.52 (Bloomington (May 25, EF1)) 0215 1 mile (1.6 km) Brief tornado embedded in larger field of straight-line wind damage. Several mobile homes were destroyed in a mobile home park and 6 people were injured.
EF2 S of Orleans Orange 0222 4.7 miles (7.6 km) A wood frame home was destroyed and two brick homes sustained major damage. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. Barns and outbuildings were destroyed as well.
EF1 NW of Saltillo Orange, Lawrence, Washington 0228 3.2 miles (5.1 km) A large barn was destroyed and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF1 SSE of Bono Washington 0231 2.8 miles (4.5 km) A metal outbuilding was heavily damaged and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF1 ESE of Rockville Parke 0240 1 mile (1.6 km) Brief tornado with relatively minor damage.
EF0 N of Bridgeton Parke unknown 1 mile (1.6 km) Brief tornado with damage to trees.
EF0 N of Morristown Shelby 0415 0.75 miles (1.21 km) Two homes were damaged and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. One person was injured after a tree fell on his car.
EF1 Marion Heights area Vigo unknown 0.4 miles (0.64 km) Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Homes sustained roof and window damage. Sheds and garages were destroyed as well.
Kansas
EF0 Louisburg Miami 38°37′N 94°41′W / 38.62°N 94.68°W / 38.62; -94.68 (Louisburg (May 25, EF0)) 1545 unknown A truck was damaged and overturned and several buildings sustained minor damage.
EF0 SSE of Overland Park (1st tornado) Johnson 38°49′N 94°38′W / 38.81°N 94.63°W / 38.81; -94.63 (Overland Park (May 25, EF0)) 1615 unknown Trees were uprooted and the roof of a middle school was damaged.
EF0 Overland Park (2nd tornado) Johnson 38°55′N 94°41′W / 38.91°N 94.68°W / 38.91; -94.68 (Overland Park (May 25, EF0)) 1618 unknown Tornado touched down in the suburban area with no noticeable damage.
EF0 Lenexa Johnson 38°34′N 98°26′W / 38.57°N 98.43°W / 38.57; -98.43 (Lenexa (May 25, EF0)) unknown unknown Brief tornado with no noticeable damage.
Arkansas
EF1 Oil Trough area Independence, Jackson 35°36′N 91°25′W / 35.60°N 91.42°W / 35.60; -91.42 (Oil Trough (May 25, EF1)) 2115 6 miles (9.7 km) Numerous houses sustained roof damage and many trees and power poles were knocked down.
EF0 WNW Greasy Corner Saint Francis 35°00′43″N 90°29′41″W / 35.01183°N 90.49470°W / 35.01183; -90.49470 (Greasy Corner (May 25, EF0)) 2318 1.05 miles (1.69 km) Brief touchdown with no damage
EF1 West Memphis area Crittenden 35°08′22″N 90°10′50″W / 35.13941°N 90.18068°W / 35.13941; -90.18068 (West Memphis (May 25, EF1)) 2348 2.53 miles (4.07 km) A large storage shed and a mobile home sustained extensive damage. Many trees were also snapped or uprooted.
EF2 N of Portland Ashley, Chicot 0137 6.25 miles (10.06 km) Numerous trees snapped or uprooted, several outbuildings damaged, power poles downed and a carport was destroyed. A few homes sustained minor roof damage and irrigation pivots were overturned.
Iowa
EF1 W of Burlington Des Moines 40°50′N 91°13′W / 40.83°N 91.22°W / 40.83; -91.22 (Burlington (May 25, EF1)) 2145 4.8 miles (7.7 km) Two railroad box cars were overturned, a shed was destroyed and power poles were snapped. Trees and tree limbs were snapped as well.
EF1 Dodgeville Des Moines 40°57′N 91°11′W / 40.95°N 91.18°W / 40.95; -91.18 (Dodgeville (May 25, EF1)) 2200 3.6 miles (5.8 km) A small barn and an outbuilding were destroyed. Trees were snapped as well.
Ohio
EF1 Monroeville Huron 41°14′N 82°41′W / 41.24°N 82.69°W / 41.24; -82.69 (Monroeville (May 25, EF1)) 2200 8 miles (13 km) Large dusty tornado. About 12 houses and a few businesses were damaged, including a few that lost their roofs. Many trees were knocked down, a few of which landed on homes. A large barn was leveled as well.
EF0 WNW of Dunkirk Hardin 40°28′N 83°23′W / 40.46°N 83.39°W / 40.46; -83.39 (Dunkirk (May 25, EF0)) 2214 unknown Brief tornado with no damage.
EF0 Centerville Montgomery 39°39′N 84°07′W / 39.65°N 84.11°W / 39.65; -84.11 (Centreville (May 25, EF0)) 2310 200 yards (180 m) Brief tornado snapped a few trees on the grounds of the south campus of the Miami Valley Hospital.
EF1 Liberty Township Butler 39°23′N 84°25′W / 39.38°N 84.41°W / 39.38; -84.41 (Liberty Township (May 25, EF1)) 0430 2.5 miles (4.0 km) Two houses sustained significant damage and several others sustained minor damage. Trees were downed and a car was flipped as well.
EF0 W of Bloomingburg Fayette 39°37′N 83°26′W / 39.61°N 83.44°W / 39.61; -83.44 (Bloomingburg (May 25, EF0)) 0525 0.5 miles (800 m) Brief tornado destroyed a barn and damaged two others.
EF0 E of Yatesville Fayette 39°41′N 83°25′W / 39.68°N 83.42°W / 39.68; -83.42 (Yatesville (May 25, EF0)) 0526 1 mile (1.6 km) Two barns were heavily damaged and a large tree was downed.
EF0 Cuyahoga Falls area Summit 41°04′N 81°17′W / 41.06°N 81.28°W / 41.06; -81.28 (Cuyahoga Falls (May 25, EF0)) unknown 4 miles (6.4 km) Intermittent tornado began near Fairlawn and entered Cuyahoga Falls. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path and a church lost its roof. Several buildings in downtown Cuyahoga Falls sustained roof damage.
EF0 Van Wert area Van Wert 40°31′N 84°22′W / 40.52°N 84.36°W / 40.52; -84.36 (Van Wert(May 25, EF0)) unknown unknown Brief tornado downed a few power poles on the northwest side of town.
Louisiana
EF0 S of Farmerville Union 32°44′N 92°18′W / 32.73°N 92.30°W / 32.73; -92.30 (Farmerville (May 25, EF0)) 0058 6.5 miles (10.5 km) Damage limited to a few trees.
EF1 W of Farmerville Union 32°46′N 92°24′W / 32.77°N 92.40°W / 32.77; -92.40 (Farmerville (May 25, EF1)) 0120 6 miles (9.7 km) The local elementary school and several houses were damaged, mostly by fallen trees. Power poles were downed and the town was without power for 24 hours.
EF0 NE of Natchez Natchitoches 0322 1.3 miles (2.1 km) Several large branches were broken.
Kentucky
EF0 NW of Murray Calloway 0119 0.25 miles (0.40 km) Several dozen trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF0 ESE of Murray Calloway 0217 0.5 miles (0.80 km) About 12 trees were downed and several more lost limbs. A few homes sustained minor damage and a car was destroyed by a fallen tree.
Alabama
EF2 E of Littleville Colbert, Lawrence 34°35′34″N 87°32′55″E / 34.5928°N 87.5486°E / 34.5928; 87.5486 (Littleville (May 25, EF2)) 0417 2.2 miles (3.5 km) A chicken house was completely destroyed, with roofing debris tossed 100 yd (91 m) away. One home lost most of its roof and a church sustained some damage. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted along the tornado's path.
EF1 SW of Springfield Lauderdale 34°52′51″N 87°24′58″W / 34.88082°N 87.41599°W / 34.88082; -87.41599 (Springfield (May 25, EF1)) 0430 1.9 miles (3.1 km) Several pine trees were knocked down, one of which landed on a house with major damage. A barn was nearly destroyed.
EF0 ESE of Rogersville Limestone 34°46′49″N 87°10′42″W / 34.78027°N 87.17825°W / 34.78027; -87.17825 (Rogersville (May 25, EF0)) 0440 1.9 miles (3.1 km) Several pine trees were knocked down, one of which landed on a house. A small shed was damaged as well.
EF0 NW of Athens Limestone 34°50′43″N 87°02′17″W / 34.84537°N 87.03799°W / 34.84537; -87.03799 (Athens (May 25, EF0)) 0449 3.9 miles (6.3 km) A large barn was severely damaged and many trees were downed. One tree fell into the side of a house. Originated from the same circulation as the previous tornado
EF0 S of Ardmore Limestone, Madison 34°55′01″N 86°51′01″W / 34.91697°N 86.85015°W / 34.91697; -86.85015 (Athens (May 25, EF0)) 0500 4.6 miles (7.4 km) Several large trees were snapped or uprooted and a few homes had minor roof damage. Originated from the same circulation as the previous two tornadoes.
EF0 Meridianville area Madison 34°52′35″N 86°35′44″W / 34.87627°N 86.59556°W / 34.87627; -86.59556 (Meridianville (May 25, EF0)) 0517 7.4 miles (11.9 km) Numerous trees snapped or uprooted and a few homes had minor roof damage.
EF0 S of Athens Limestone 34°27′N 86°34′W / 34.45°N 86.56°W / 34.45; -86.56 (Athens (May 25, EF0)) unknown 1 mile (1.6 km) Tornado touched down on a golf course and snapped and uprooted several trees.
Texas
EF0 NW of Kenefick Liberty 30°04′N 94°31′W / 30.06°N 94.51°W / 30.06; -94.51 (Kenefick (May 25, EF0)) unknown 1 mile (1.6 km) Tornado downed trees.
EF0 SE of Excelsior Liberty 30°11′N 95°03′W / 30.18°N 95.05°W / 30.18; -95.05 (Excelsior (May 25, EF0)) unknown 1 mile (1.6 km) Brief tornado over open country with no damage.
California
EF1 E of Artois Glenn, Butte 39°31′N 122°11′W / 39.52°N 122.18°W / 39.52; -122.18 (Artois (May 25, EF1)) 0008 22 miles (35 km) Significant damage took place at two almond groves. Hundreds of almond trees were uprooted and several large limbs were broken off. The tornado was rated as a mid-range EF1 with winds of 95 mph (153 km/h)
EF1 S of Hamilton City Glenn, Butte 39°43′N 122°01′W / 39.71°N 122.01°W / 39.71; -122.01 (Hamilton City (May 25, EF1)) 0018 26 miles (42 km) Significant damage took place at an almond grove where thousands of trees were uprooted. In a few instances, large trees were carried 5 to 10 ft (1.5 to 3.0 m) from where they initially stood. Additionally, an outbuilding was destroyed. The tornado was rated as a high-end EF1 with winds of 105 mph (169 km/h).
EF2 NW of Oroville Butte 39°35′N 121°41′W / 39.59°N 121.69°W / 39.59; -121.69 (Oroville (May 25, EF2)) 0145 unknown Significant damage took place at a ranch where a large well built garage was destroyed along with a barn. The tornado was rated as a low-end EF2 with winds of 120 mph (190 km/h).
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 05/25/11, NWS Kansas City, NWS St. Louis, NWS Louisville, NWS Paducah, NWS Central Illinois, NWS Chicago, NWS Quad Cities, NWS Cleveland, NWS Huntsville, NWS Little Rock, NWS Shreveport, NWS Wilmington OH

May 26 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes - Thursday, May 26, 2011
EF#
Location
County/
Parish
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
South Carolina
EF0 NW of Clover York 35°08′N 81°16′W / 35.14°N 81.27°W / 35.14; -81.27 (Clover (May 26, EF0)) 1353 0.75 miles (1.21 km) Brief tornado downed several trees, one of which fell on an RV and the other on a home.
Ohio
EF0 Pierpont Ashtabula 2035 1 mile (1.6 km) Damage to roofs and sidings of several buildings.
EF0 S of Coldwater Mercer unknown unknown Brief tornado over open country with no damage.
EF0 SE of Gettysburg Darke unknown unknown Brief tornado over open country with no damage.
Pennsylvania
EF1 W of Springboro Crawford 41°50′N 80°22′W / 41.83°N 80.37°W / 41.83; -80.37 (Springboro (May 26, EF1)) 2040 7 miles (11 km) Roof damage to ten buildings, with one completely torn off, and numerous trees were downed.
EF1 New Franklin area Franklin 39°53′N 77°38′W / 39.88°N 77.64°W / 39.88; -77.64 (New Franklin (May 26, EF1)) 2210 200 yards (180 m) Dozens of pine trees were snapped.
EF1 SE of Slate Run Lycoming 2310 5.5 miles (8.9 km) About 400 trees were damaged or destroyed and a few homes were damaged by fallen trees.
EF1 NW of Cammal Lycoming 2315 2 miles (3.2 km) About 200 trees were damaged or destroyed and a few homes were damaged by fallen trees.
EF1 E of Dauphin Dauphin, Perry 40°22′N 76°56′W / 40.37°N 76.93°W / 40.37; -76.93 (Dauphin (May 26, EF1)) 2315 2 miles (3.2 km) A brief tornado caused moderate to major damage to six homes and downed about 150 trees.
EF1 E of Hogestown Cumberland 40°16′N 77°02′W / 40.26°N 77.03°W / 40.26; -77.03 (Hogestown (May 26, EF1)) 2320 2.5 miles (4.0 km) Roughly 100 trees were downed and a few homes sustained minor damage. A small outbuilding also sustained severe damage.
EF1 SW of Milan Bradford 41°53′N 76°32′W / 41.89°N 76.53°W / 41.89; -76.53 (Milan (May 26, EF1)) 2330 0.4 miles (640 m) Damage was mainly confined to trees, though one trailer was damaged.
EF1 Schuylkill Haven area Schuylkill 40°38′N 76°10′W / 40.63°N 76.17°W / 40.63; -76.17 (Schuylkill Haven (May 26, EF1)) 0015 18 miles (29 km) Relatively long-tracked tornado damaged 20 homes, 4 of which sustained major damage, and downed roughly 1,000 trees. 12 barns and outbuildings were damaged as well. The tornado remained on the ground for about 20 minutes before dissipating.
Louisiana
EF3 W of Sun St. Tammany 30°39′N 89°58′W / 30.65°N 89.96°W / 30.65; -89.96 (Sun (May 26, EF3)) 2145 6 miles (9.7 km) Two houses were destroyed and several others were badly damaged in the area. 10 to 15 mobile homes were damaged or destroyed as well. Four people were injured.
Mississippi
EF0 Coll Town Jackson 30°19′N 88°20′W / 30.31°N 88.33°W / 30.31; -88.33 (Coll Town (May 26, EF0)) unknown 3 miles (4.8 km) A portable office trailer was overturned and trees and power lines were downed.
Tennessee
EF0 Smithville area DeKalb 35°34′N 85°28′W / 35.57°N 85.47°W / 35.57; -85.47 (Smithville (May 26, EF0)) unknown 2 miles (3.2 km) A gas station and a restaurant were damaged. Many trees were snapped and uprooted as well.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 05/26/11, NWS Cleveland, NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All dates are based on the local time zone where the tornado touched down; however, all times are in Coordinated Universal Time for consistency.
  2. ^ All damage totals are in 2011 USD unless otherwise stated.

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