National Weather Service Reports Idabel Tornado Upgraded to EF4

KTUL - November 9, 2022 5:52 am

The National Weather Service has confirmed that Friday’s tornado in Idabel was an EF4.

They say this is the first EF4 tornado in Oklahoma since May 9, 2016.

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The state went 2,369 days without an EF4 tornado making this the second-largest stretch.

NWS reports the longest was from April 30, 1984, to April 25, 1991, a total of 2,552 days.

This tornado tracked 58 miles from Red River County in Texas to McCurtain County.

Winds are estimated to have reached 170 miles per hour.

 

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