Deadly Woodward Tornado Traveled 31 Miles
KSCB News - April 17, 2012 5:41 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A tornado that killed six people in
northwestern Oklahoma traveled about 31 miles and had winds of 136
to 165 mph at its peak.
The National Weather Service on Monday assigned a preliminary
EF-3 Enhanced Fujita scale rating to the storm after conducting
Forecasters say the tornado developed about 11:50 p.m. Saturday
near Arnett in Ellis County and damaged six structures.
Once the storm reached neighboring Woodward County, it downed
trees and power lines before hitting two mobile homes and killing
When it crossed into southwest Woodward, the storm damaged homes
and businesses as it tracked to the northeast. In northern
Woodward, three people were killed when the tornado struck a mobile
The tornado exited Woodward about 12:23 a.m. and dissipated at
12:27 a.m. Sunday.