"CORRECTIONS TO HISTORIC TORNADO DATABASE" ADDENDUM - Doug Speheger

This document is an addendum to NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-209 (Doug Speheger, Corrections to the Historic Tornado Database, on-line version at http://www.spegweb.com/papers/tornamd/)

For this addendum, the tornadoes listed are those in which an inconsistency was noted by the author between the database and Storm Data. The main comparison that was made is the list of counties for each tornado, but occasionally other differences were noted. Unlike the Oklahoma and north Texas tornadoes listed in the Technical Memorandum, a geographic check to make sure that the path and counties agreed was not done if the counties listed were consistent between Storm Data and the database. Other entries in this addendum are made when the author was made aware of other differences. For example, entries are included in this list for inconsistent geography noted by representatives of other NWS offices (including Corpus Christi TX, and North Webster IN) when investigating the tornadoes within their area of responsibility. Other NWS representatives finding any differences are encouraged to e-mail the author for inclusion on this list to make other users aware of your findings. (Proper credit will be included).

As stated in Section 2 of the Technical Memorandum, according to Dr. Joseph Schaefer (2000, personal communication) on the history of the historic tornado database: "one cannot a priori assume that the SPC/NSSFC data is wrong and that Storm Data is right!" Furthermore, the resources to investigate these tornadoes were not as abundant as the author had when investigating Oklahoma tornadoes in the original Technical Memorandum, nor does the author have the resources that were available to the original creators of the database. Therefore, the database was given an even greater "benefit of the doubt" than in the original Technical Memorandum that dealt with Oklahoma and the NWS Norman County Warning Area (CWA). An entry is only listed in Section A of this addendum ("database likely incorrect") when the latitude and longitude path listed in the database itself confirmed the path listed in Storm Data and verified the county or counties listed in Storm Data and therefore inconsistent with the county or counties listed in the database. In other cases, the differences are listed in section B to make the user aware that there is an inconsistency between Storm Data and the database. In a number of cases, the database makes what are believed to be correct changes to what had been listed in Storm Data, and these changes are listed in section C.

Storm Data entries, especially historic ones, are occasionally confusing and not always easily correlated with specific database entries. Although every effort has been made to make the entries on this page accurate, confusion from Storm Data entries or the author's unfamiliarity with local geography may introduce sources of error in this list. Users are urged to use this addendum only as a guide.

In the listings below, green indicated the county (counties) that are likely correct. Red indicated the county (counties) that are likely incorrect. Entries in blue indicate it is not known which entry is likely correct.

The lists below also include non-Oklahoma tornadoes listed in the Technical Memorandum. However, a reading of the technical memorandum is encouraged to become familiar with sources of error.


States: Texas, Indiana, Kansas, other

Texas

A. Database likely incorrect
SPC Tornado Number Date County/counties listed Affected WFO
TX 59- 29 5/10/1959. DB: Burleson/ Milam SD: BURLESON HOU, FTW
near Chriesman... Hix and Blackjack. All of these communities are in Burleson Co. Database lat/lon also confines path to within Burleson Co.
TX 59- 43 5/25/1959. DB: Webb SD: WHEELER CRP, AMA
near Shamrock and Heald community. Likely coding error as Shamrock is in Wheeler Co. Database lat/lon does place event too far west and in Gray Co however.
TX 61- 64 6/ 3/1961. DB: Oldham/ Rains SD: OLDHAM/ RANDALL FTW, AMA
W of Vega - SE of Wildorado; near Hollywood Road and Canyon Expressway. Apparently a discontinuous path. Also apparently a coding error as Oldham and Rains are not adjacent counties. Database lat/lon places endpoint near Canyon in Randall County.
TX 63- 21 5/29/1963. DB: Bailey/ Hockley SD: Terry Likely: TERRY/ HOCKLEY LBB
Near Needmore - near Ropesville. There are towns called Needmore in both Terry and Bailey Counties. Path listed suggests that Terry County is probably the correct Needmore in this case. Ropesville is in Hockley Co.
TX 63- 22 5/27/1963. DB: Howard SD: LAMAR MAF, FTW
7 W Paris. Likely coding error This is in Lamar County and database lat/lon confirms.
TX 63- 62 7/25/1963. DB/SD: Kleberg likely: JIM WELLS CRP
20 SW Kingsville. Although database and Storm Data lists as Kleberg Co. and Kingsville is in Kleberg Co., the location at 20 SW would be in Jim Wells Co. This difference was noted by NWS/CRP.
TX 67- 28 4/20/1967. DB:Ochiltree SD: PARKER AMA, FTW
Likely coding error. Storm Data and database lat/lon place event near Springtown in Parker County.
TX 67- 33 5/ 1/1967. DB:Wood SD: TITUS SHV
Storm Data and database lat/lon show tornado west of Mt. Pleasant in Titus County.
TX 67- 65 6/ 1/1967. DB:Lubbock/ Hockley. SD: LUBBOCK LBB
Storm Data and database lat/lon show event near the city of Lubbock. Storm Data entry includes Hockley Co. in the "Tornado, wind, hail, rainstorm and flash flooding" entry, although the tornado is described only at the outskirts of the city of Lubbock in Lubbock Co. Database lat/lon also does not extend path into Hockley Co.
TX 68- 95 8/14/1968. DB:Lubbock SD: ROBERTS LBB, AMA
Likely coding error. Storm Data and database lat/lon place event 5 NW Miami in Roberts County.
TX 69- 18 4/27/1969. DB:Harris SD: RUSK HOU, SHV
Likely coding error. Storm Data and database lat/lon place event near Lake Striker or 20 SW Henderson, which places event in Rusk County.
TX 70- 77 8/ 4/1970. DB:Galveston SD: BRAZORIA HOU
Likely coding error. Storm data and database lat/lon place event in Alvin which is in Brazoria County.
TX 71-115 7/ 6/1971. DB:Baylor SD: BOWIE OKC, SHV
Near Red Springs. Wrong Red Springs used in the database. There is a Red Springs in Baylor County, however Storm Data text specifically references a Red Springs that is 8 miles east of Texarkana and in Bowie County. Reference Tech. Memo.
TX 71-169 12/14/1971. DB:Tarrant SD: CORYELL FTW
Database lists a tornado on 12/12/71 1710 CST 0.1 mi 17 yds with 2 inj in Tarrant Co which was not found in Storm Data. A tornado listed in Storm Data NW of Copperas Cove in Coryell Co. was not in the database. The database lat/lon associated with this record indicates that this should have been the Copperas Cove entry. So details were changed to match Storm Data entry.
TX 71-170 12/14/1971. TARRANT FTW
Database lists this event near Mansfield as 12/12/1971 while Storm Data lists as 12/14/1971. There was a outbreak of tornadoes in the metroplex on 12/14/1971 so this is presumed to be the correct day. There is a lot of disagreement in specific details of the tornadoes in Storm Data and the database for the tornadoes on this day in path length/width and injuries.
TX 72- 48 5/10/1972. DB:Rockwell SD: RUNNELS FTW, SJT
Likely coding error. Storm data and database lat/lon place event near Winters in Runnels Co.
TX 73-127 9/ 1/1973. DB:Lamb SD: HOCKLEY LBB
Storm Data and database lat/lon place tornado 4 SE Levelland which is in Hockley Co.
TX 74- 75 7/13/1974. DB:Nueces SD: JIM WELLS CRP
Storm Data and database lat/lon place tornado near Alice which is in Jim Wells Co.
TX 74- 79 8/ 7/1974. DB:Armstrong SD: DALLAM AMA
Storm Data and database lat/lon place tornado 19 N Dalhart which is in Dallam Co.
TX 74- 91 9/28/1974. DB:Mason SD: MATAGORDA SJT, HOU
Likely miscoding. Storm Data and database lat/lon place tornado near Midfield which is in Matagorda Co.
TX 75- 5 1/10/1975. DB:Jefferson SD: HARDIN LCH
Storm Data and database lat/lon place tornado near Kountze in Hardin Co.
TX 75- 31 5/ 7/1975. DB:Travis SD: BURNET SAT
Storm Data lists a tornado near Burnet (Burnet Co.) at 1630. Database lists Travis Co. at 1600. Database lat/lon displays event near Burnet.
TX 76- 13 3/30/1976. DB:Washington SD: BURLESON/ WASHINGTON HOU
Storm Data lists tornado at Lake Somerville which is along Burleson-Washington County line. Database lat/lon places tornado on the Burleson Co. side of the line with no extension into Washington Co which disagrees with the Washington Co listed in the database.
TX 76-165 8/31/1976. DB:Comal SD: WILLIAMSON SAT
Storm Data places tornado 4 ENE Taylor. Database lat/lon places tornado north of Taylor but still in Williamson Co.
TX 77- 80 5/20/1977. DB:Lasalle SD: TAYLOR CRP, SJT
Storm Data and database lat/lon place location 20 W Abilene in Taylor Co.
TX 78- 30 4/30/1978. DB:Hamilton SD: HAMILTON/MILLS FTW
Storm Data lists tornado near Star which is in Mills Co. but on the Hamilton Co. line. Database lat/lon places it just inside Mills Co which disagrees with the Hamilton Co listed in the database.
TX 80- 32 4/25/1980 DB: Foard SD: FOARD/ WILBARGER OKC
1 NW Margaret - Margaret - 10 ESE Margaret. Added Wilbarger County. Reference Tech. Memo.
TX 80- 67 5/28/1980. DB:Hale SD: HANSFORD LBB, AMA
near Spearman. Database lat/lon also confirms Spearman/Hansford.
TX 80- 85 6/17/1980. DB:Parmer SD: PARMER/ CASTRO LBB
west of Black to north of Earth. Storm data lists path length as 26 miles while database lists as 45 miles. Storm Data text places end point near the Castro Co line north of Earth. Database lat/lon places end point in Castro Co. confirming Castro Co should be included.
TX 80-118 8/10/1980. DB:Bastrop/ Upshur SD: BASTROP/ TRAVIS SAT, SHV
Storm Data and database lat/lon place path from 1 S Elysium to near Del Valle and confirms Travis Co. sted Upshur Co.
TX 80-125 8/10/1980. DB:Callahan SD: NUECES SJT, CRP
Storm Data and database lat/lon place tornado near Calallen which is 7 miles west of the Corpus Christi airport in Nueces Co.
TX 81-135 8/29/1981. DB:San Patricio SD: SAN PATRICIO/ ARANSAS CRP
Storm Data and database lat/lon place tornado at Aransas pass on the county line.
TX 81-138 8/30/1981. DB:Bexar SD: ATASCOSA/ BEXAR SAT
Storm Data places tornado near Espey (10 NE Poteet). Database lat/lon placed tornado just inside Atascosa County.
TX 81-165 10/13/1981. DB:Hunt SD: HUNT/ FANNIN FTW
Storm Data lists path from 6 N Commerce - SE of Ladonia. Database lat/lon places end point in Delta County near the Delta-Fannin-Hunt County intersection. Storm Data text specifically says that the end point was in extreme southeastern Fannin County.
TX 82- 29 4/25/1982. DB:Howard/ Red River SD: LAMAR/ RED RIVER MAF, FTW, SHV
Likely miscoding as these are not adjacent counties. Storm Data lists path from 1 N Deport - 3 SW Clarksville.
TX 82- 68 5/12/1982. DB:Ector SD: EASTLAND MAF, FTW
Likely miscoding. Storm Data and database lat/lon show location as 7 S Cisco in Eastland Co and entry is in north Texas section not west Texas.
TX 83-116 6/ 6/1983. DB/SD: Duval Likely: McMULLEN CRP
Storm Data and database lat/lon places tornado 14 N Freer. Although Freer is in Duval Co., this location is in McMullen Co.
TX 84- 70 6/14/1984. DB:Terry SD: HOCKLEY LBB
Storm Data and database lat/lon place at 4 SW Sundown in Hockley Co.
TX 86- 3 2/ 5/1986. DB:Franklin SD: HOPKINS SHV, FTW
Storm Data and database lat/lon place just S of Saltillo in Hopkins Co.
TX 86- 8 2/ 5/1986. DB:Montgomery SD: HARRIS HOU
Storm Data lists location as the southeast part of the city of Tomball in Harris Co. Database lat/lon confirms Harris Co.
TX 86- 46 5/ 7/1986 DB:Hemphill SD: LIPSCOMB AMA
NW of Canadian. Canadian is in Hemphill County. County of tornado depends on how far NW of Canadian the tornado was. According to the high detail mapping in the "Outstanding Storm of the Month" section, this tornado is 17 NNW Canadian (or about 12 SW Lipscomb) and would be in Lipscomb Co.
TX 89- 35 5/14/1989. DB:Sterling SD: STERLING/ TOM GREEN SJT
Storm Data lists path as 9 W - ~3 W Water Valley into Tom Green Co. Water Valley is in Tom Green County and database lat/lon confirms end point in Tom Green Co.
TX 89- 41 5/15/1989. DB:Floyd SD: HALE/ FLOYD LBB
Storm Data lists path as 4 NW - 4 NE Barwise. Beginning location is stated to be just inside Hale County in the Storm text. Database lat/lon places beginning point on the county line.
TX 89- 76 5/17/1989 DB:Trinity/ Nacogdoches
SD: TRINITY/ ANGELINA/ NACOGDOCHES
HOU, SHV
Storm Data lists path from near Apple Springs - Central - Allentown - SE portion of Nacogdoches. Angelina Co is between Trinity and Nacogdoches Counties and database lat/lon confirms segment in Angelina Co.
TX 89-121 6/ 7/1989 DB:Rusk SD: RUSK/ PANOLA SHV
Storm Data lists path as 1.5 NE - 4.5 ENE Shiloh. Roads of Texas shows a small community or cemetery of Shiloh about 4 miles ESE of Minden. The path as listed with this reference would include Rusk and Panola Counties. Database lat/lon shows tornado wholly in Panola County west to northeast of Dotson which is inconsistent with the Rusk County entry in the database.
TX 90- 22 4/ 5/1990 DB:Eastland SD: EASTLAND/ COMANCHE FTW
Storm Data lists path as 1 E - 3 E Gorman which would include both counties. Database lat/lon shows tornadoes over Gorman with no path length.
TX 92-178 11/21/1992 DB:Harris SD: FORT BEND/ HARRIS HOU
Storm Data and database lat/lon show path from 5 E Fulshear to 5 E Cypress which includes Fort Bend Co.
TX 94- 31 4/26/1994 DB:Gray SD: GRAYSON AMA, FTW
Storm Data lists path as 1 mile northeast of the Grayson County airport in north Texas. If this event were in Gray County as coded in the database, it would be in the Texas panhandle section of Storm Data.
TX 95- 26 4/17/1995 DB: Wilbarger DELETED OKC
This event was originally in an LSR, but not retained in Storm Data. Reference Tech. Memo.

B. Inconsistency noted between Storm Data and SPC database
SPC Tornado Number Date County/counties listed Affected WFO
TX 54- 31 5/ 1/1954. DB: Clay CDNS: Clay/ Montague OKC, FTW
CDNS lists path from near Buffalo Springs to near Bowie which would include Montague County. Database lat/lon confines path to Clay County. Reference Tech. Memo.
TX 57-130 8/12/1957. DB: Baylor CDNS: Baylor/ Throckmorton OKC, SJT
15 SW Seymour. CDNS includes Throckmorton County. Database lat/lon although near county line, places tornado just inside Baylor County. Reference Tech. Memo.
TX 59- 28 5/10/1959. DB: Callahan SD: Eastland SJT, FTW
Storm Data lists location as 10 NW of Cisco which appears to be in Eastland Co. although close to the county line. Database lat/lon places event due west of Cisco and just inside Callahan Co.
TX 59- 60 7/ 8/1959. DB: Castro SD: Bailey LBB
Storm data lists as 18 NE "and" 6.5 NE Muleshoe. Muleshoe and a point 6.5 NE Muleshoe are in Bailey Co., but 18 NE is in Castro Co. Database lat/lon only uses 18 NE.
TX 59- 61 7/10/1959. DB: Hutchinson SD: Hansford/ Frio AMA, SAT
Storm Data lists path as "between Spearman and Moore". Spearman is in Hansford Co. in the northern Texas panhandle, and Moore is in Frio Co. in south Texas. However, description should likely be "between Spearman and Morse" as Morse is in Hansford Co. SW of Spearman. A reference to McKibben in the Storm Data text confirms this location. However, database lat/lon places event SW of Borger in Hutchinson Co. Likely Hansford.
TX 59- 68 7/27/1959. KARNES SAT
10 NW Kenedy. Storm Data lists event as night of 7/26/1959.
TX 61- 88 6/18/1961. NUECES CRP
Storm Data lists time as 1545 and database lists event as 1500.
TX 61- 92 7/ 4/1961. Galveston HOU
Storm Data lists this as a waterspout remaining in the Gulf of Mexico, and not as a tornado.
TX Unlisted 7/ 4/1961. Waller HOU
Storm Data lists a tornado 3.5 NW of Katy in Waller County that is not in the database.
TX 62- 46 5/28/1962. DB: Gillespie SD: Kendall SAT
Storm Data lists this entry with TX 62-45 which was in Gillespie County south of Fredericksburg, but then says "another tornado, or probably the same one, touched ground in the Cypress Creek area of Kendall County nearer Comfort..." Database lat/lon places both tornadoes south of Fredericksburg in Gillespie Co.
TX 62- 76 6/ 7/1962. DB: Floyd SD: Briscoe LBB
Storm Data list 4 tornadoes (TX 62-75 through 62-78) in Briscoe County - two tornadoes south of Silverton (one specifically 11 SSE Silverton), one west of Silverton, one east of Quitaque. Database lat/lons account for three tornadoes very near Silverton and places #62-76 south of Silverton and just inside Floyd Co. while not accounting for the tornado east of Quitaque. Database also lists two tornadoes as F2 even though the tornado 11 SSE Silverton is the only one described in Storm Data as causing significant damage. Likely Briscoe Co.
TX 62- 97 6/14/1962. DB: Potter AMA
The database lists a third tornado near Amarillo along with #62-95 and #62-96. Storm Data lists only two tornadoes in the immediate Amarillo area from this storm.
TX Unlisted 6/14/1962. Lynn LBB
Storm Data lists a tornado 9 W Tahoka in Lynn County that is not listed in the database. [Used this location for TX 62-97]
TX Unlisted 6/14/1962. Randall AMA
Storm Data lists a second tornado in the east section of the city of Canyon after tornado #62-98 hit the southern section of Canyon. The database lists only one.
TX 62-124 8/10/1962. JEFFERSON LCH
In database at time of 1015 but listed in Storm Data as 1545.
TX 62-127 8/16/1962. DB: Burnet SD: Llano SAT
2 E Kingsland. Kingsland is in Llano Co., but 2 E is close to Burnet-Llano Co. line. database lat/lon has just inside Burnet Co.
TX 63- 25 5/29/1963. DALLAS FTW
Storm Data lists date/time as 5/27/1963 evening, while database lists as 5/29/1963 1800.
TX 63- 38 6/ 4/1963. HOCKLEY LBB
near Ropesville. Storm data lists time as "night". Database lists as 2032. Perhaps some confusion with TX 63-40 or another of the day.
TX 63- 40 6/ 4/1963. LAMB LBB
5 SW Sudan. Storm data lists time as 2032. Database lists as 2030 +/-. May have been some confusion with TX 63-38 or one of the other tornadoes of the day.
TX 64- 3 3/18/1964. ZAVALA SAT
Batesville. Database lists time as 420 am, but Storm Data lists as 7 pm.
TX 66- 7 4/10/1966. DB/SD: Young Possibly: Archer FTW, OKC
Storm Data lists as 0.75 SE Lake Olney which would be in Archer County. Database lat/lon shows 10 E Olney in Young County where storm data describes hail/wind but not tornado. Also see TX #66-6 in list 'C' below.
TX 67- 4 3/19/1967. DB: Parmer SD: Lubbock LBB
Storm Data lists tornado near Hub which is in Parmer County. Database lat/lon places tornado in the city of Lubbock. Parmer probably correct.
TX 67- 29 4/20/1967. DB: Parker SD: Tarrant FTW
Storm Data list tornado in Azle. Azle is in both Parker and Tarrant Counties.
TX 67- 30 4/26/1967. HIDALGO BRO
10 NW La Joya - 10 N Edinburg. Database lists as 40 mile path, Storm Data lists as 28 miles. 10 NW La Joya may be in Starr County.
TX 67- 36 5/ 1/1967. DB: Polk SD: Polk/ San Jacinto HOU
Onalaska - near Point Blank. Point Blank is in San Jacinto Co. Database lat/lon keeps tornado within Polk County. Likely: Polk/ San Jacinto.
TX Unlisted 9/19/1967. Camp SHV
Storm Data lists a tornado near Pittsburg in Camp County that is not in database. This entry was in the delayed data section in the 6/1968 issue of Storm Data. May be miscoding among the Hurricane Beulah tornadoes where specific paths are unknown.
TX Unlisted 5/ 9/1968. Midland MAF
Storm Data lists a tornado in the south portion of Midland that is not in database.
TX 68- 59 5/31/1968. CROSBY LBB
5.5 NE Rolls. Database lists date as 5/31 and Storm Data lists as 5/30.
TX 69- 92 6/13/1969. YOAKUM LBB
12 NW Plains. Database lists time as 1907 and Storm Data lists as 1755.
TX 70- 97 9/20/1970. DB: Harrison SD: Gregg SHV
Storm Data lists as 2 E Longview which places event near Harrison-Gregg County line depending on what point is used to define Longview.
TX 70-115 10/26/1970. DB: Navarro SD: Hill FTW
Storm Data places event near "Salem-Irene" community. The Irene community is in Hill County. Database lat/lon places event just SSE of Pelham in Navarro County a bit SE of Irene.
TX 71- 20 2/25/1971. DB: Fayette SD: Colorado HOU, SAT
Storm Data places event near Oakland and New Bielau which would be in Colorado Co. and it is listed as Colorado Co. Database lat/lon places event near I-10 south of High Hill in Fayette Co.
TX 71- 62 5/ 8/1971. DB: Lubbock SD: Scurry LBB, MAF
Location is given near the community of Union. There are communities named Union in both Lubbock and Scurry Counties. Although Storm Data lists Scurry Co., database lat/lon placed it in Lubbock Co.
TX 71-182 12/14/1971. GRAYSON FTW
Storm Data lists path length as 6 miles although it is coded in database as 0.6 mi.
TX 72- 91 7/ 3/1972. LUBBOCK LBB
Database lists two tornadoes in Lubbock County at 2215 on 7/1 although only one is listed in Storm Data. A tornado in the city of Lubbock/Lubbock Co. listed in Storm Data on 7/3 at 0300 am is not listed in the database. Placed the specifics for the missing 7/3 Lubbock tornado into TX 72-91.
TX 73- 12 1/21/1973. SHELBY SHV
Community of James. Storm Data lists path length of 4 miles while database lists as 9 miles.
TX 73- 61 4/23/1973. DB: COCHRAN SD: Morton LBB
Listed in Storm Data as 5 ESE of the town of Morton which is in Cochran Co. Database lat/lon shows path from ESE of Morton to west of Pettit in Hockley Co. Also see list 'C'.
TX 73- 62 4/23/1973. DB: COCHRAN SD: Morton LBB
Listed in Storm Data as 5 ESE of the town of Morton which is in Cochran Co. Database lat/lon shows path from ESE of Morton to west of Pettit in Hockley Co. Also see list 'C'.
TX 73-115 7/ 6/1973. FAYETTE SAT
6 SW Schulenburg. Listed in Storm Data as 7/7/1973.
TX 74- 54 6/ 4/1974. YOUNG FTW
West side of Lake Graham. Listed in Storm Data as 6/3/1974.
TX 74-105 10/30/1974. LAVACA SAT
near Hallettsville. Listed in Storm Data as 10/31/1974.
TX Unlisted 10/31/1974. BEXAR SAT
Storm Data lists a tornado in San Antonio northwest of the airport which is not listed in the database.
TX 75- 11 3/27/1975. GRAY AMA
13 E Pampa. Storm Data lists tornado as 2330 on 3/26. Database lists as 0001 on 3/27.
TX 75- 32 5/ 7/1975. WILLIAMSON SAT
near Leander and Cedar Park. Listed along with severe thunderstorm as 1600-1645 in Storm Data and 1700 in database.
TX Unlisted 5/26/1976. Taylor or Callahan SJT
South of Hamby. Twin tornadoes described south of Hamby along with TX 76-99, but not listed.
TX Unlisted 9/ 9/1977. MILAM FTW
Storm Data lists a tornado 1 SE Gause which is not listed in database.
TX Unlisted 9/ 9/1977. HARRIS HOU
Storm Data lists a tornado 1 E Humble which is not listed in database.
TX Unlisted 7/18/1979. TERRY LBB
Storm Data lists an UNCONFIRMED tornado 8 S Brownfield.
TX 80- 15 4/ 2/1980. PARKER FTW
near Whitt. Storm Data lists time as 1600, database lists as 1515. The Storm Data entry for "tornado, hailstorm and funnel cloud" begins as 1515 although the text states that the tornado occurred at 1600.
TX 80- 16 4/ 2/1980. PALO PINTO FTW
Just SW of Mineral Wells Airport. Storm Data lists time as 1600, database as 1520. The Storm Data entry for "tornado, hailstorm and funnel clouds" begins at 1520 although the text states the tornado occurred at 1600.
TX 81- 73 5/15/1981. BURNET SAT
8 W to 5 W Burnet. Storm Data lists time as 0010 CST while database lists 1600.
TX 81-149 9/13/1981. KING LBB
near Dumont. Storm Data lists as 9/24/1981 and time of 1703. Database lists 9/13/1981 and time of 1440. See TX 81-150 below.
TX 81-150 9/24/1981. CASTRO LBB
near Summerfield. Storm Data lists as 9/13/1981 and time of 1440. Database lists as 9/24/1981 and time of 1703. See TX 81-149 above.
TX 82- 6 3/18/1982. DB: Moore/ Hansford/ Ochiltree SD: Moore/ Hansford AMA
Storm Data lists a 59 mile path with the only specific location in Texas entry 5 SE Sunray. The Oklahoma entry lists the Bryans Corner area in Beaver Co., again with no specific track information. The Beaver Co. Oklahoma entry infers the Ochiltree is appropriately added. Geography would also suggest the tornado would have clipped extreme southeastern Sherman Co. This is likely one of the worst officially documented violent tornadoes in recent history. However, Grazulis lists the path as from SE of Sunray to just outside of Gruver and then into Oklahoma which would make the counties Moore/ Sherman/ Hansford TX/ Texas OK/ Beaver OK.
TX 82- 44 5/ 9/1982. DB: Moore SD: Moore/ Hutchinson AMA
Storm Data lists tornado between Fourway and Lake Merideth but also infers more brief tornadoes and includes Hutchinson Co.
TX Unlisted 5/19/1982. Carson AMA
Storm Data lists a tornado near White Deer that is not listed in database. The text entry says that this could be the same tornado that hit (near) Pampa, although if this was included in one of the Pampa area tornadoes, Carson Co. was not added nor was the tornado extended to near White Deer.
TX 83- 2 1/31/1983. MONTGOMERY HOU
near Tomina. Storm Data lists path length as 2.5 miles while database lists as 5 mi.
TX 83-123 6/ 8/1983. DB: Lynn SD: Borden LBB, MAF
Storm Data lists location as 14 NW Gail which would be likely in Borden Co. although close to Lynn Co line. Database lat/lon places it just inside Lynn Co.
TX 83-126 6/10/1983 DB: Sherman SD: Sherman/ Hansford AMA
Unknown specific location that Storm Data describes "along Sherman and Hansford County line."
TX 83-127 6/11/1983 DB: Roberts SD: Gray AMA
Storm Data lists as Pampa. Specific info seems to be switched with TX 83-128.
TX 83-128 6/11/1983 DB: Gray SD: Roberts AMA
Storm Data lists as 7 W Miami. Specific info seems to be switched with TX 83-127.
TX 83-167 11/ 6/1983 CAMERON BRO
Just NW of Brownsville. Time listed in Storm Data as 1050 and in database as 1150.
TX 84- 32 3/24/1984 DB/SD: Tyler LIKELY: Jasper LCH
Storm Data lists Tyler County but lists location near Jasper which is in Jasper Co. Database lat/lon also places event near Jasper in Jasper Co.
TX 84- 58 5/21/1984 DB: San Jacinto SD: Liberty HOU
Just NW of Cleveland on FM-1725. Cleveland is in Liberty Co. but location could be San Jacinto or Liberty. Database lat/lon places it just inside San Jacinto Co.
TX 84- 64 6/ 6/1984 DB: Brown SD: Comanche SJT, FTW
9 W Comanche. This location and database lat/lon is close to county line.
TX 87- 66 6/ 2/1987 LIPSCOMB AMA
near Darrouzett. Storm Data path width listed as 400 yds. while database lists 1600 yds.
TX 87- 67 6/ 2/1987 LIPSCOMB AMA
5 S Lipscomb. Storm Data path width listed as 400 yds. while database lists 1600 yds.
TX 88- 44 9/16/1988 CAMERON BRO
Harligen. Storm Data lists path as 3.5 mi./100 yds. Database lists as 0.5 mi./50 yds.
TX 89- 64 5/16/1989 VEL VERDE SAT
Near Pecos River railroad bridge. Listed in Storm Data as F1 and in database as F0.
TX 89-139 6/11/1989 DONLEY AMA
Database lists this as a seperate tornado although the Storm Data entry associated with TX 89-138 lists "twin vorticies" of that tornado rather than two independent tornadoes.
TX 90- 56 4/27/1990 LIMESTONE FTW
5 S - 4 SE Mexia. Storm Data lists time as 1530 and database lists as 1540.
TX 91- 84 5/ 4/1991 MONTGOMERY HOU
5 SE Conroe. Besides this tornado listed at 2200, another tornado was listed 5 SE Conroe in Storm Data at 2205 that is not in the database.
TX 91- 85 5/ 4/1991 BRAZORIA HOU
West Columbia. There were two tornadoes listed in Storm Data, but only one (91-85) is included in the database.

C. Database likely correct/Storm Data likely incorrect
SPC Tornado Number Date County/counties listed Affected WFO
TX 59- 23 5/10/1959. DB: TAYLOR/ CALLAHAN SD: Taylor SJT
8 SE - 11 SE Abilene, which would likely place the end in Callahan Co. as listed in the database. But Storm Data description says tornado moved NE, so there is some confusion here.
TX 59- 27 5/10/1959. DB: McMULLEN/ LIVE OAK SD: McMullen CRP
4 W Calliham - near Clegg. Clegg is in Live Oak Co.
TX 59- 36 5/15/1959. DB: BAYLOR SD: Wichita OKC
35 SW Electra. Although Electra is in Wichita Co., 35 SW would place event in Baylor Co.
TX 59- 38 5/20/1959. DB: CALLAHAN SD: Taylor SJT
2.5 N Eula. Eula and 2.5 N Eula are in Callahan Co.
TX 59- 72 9/ 3/1959. DB: PARKER SD: Palo Pinto FTW
near Milsap. Milsap is in Parker Co.
TX 60- 14 5/ 3/1960. DB: LAVACA SD: Fayette SAT
near Eagle (6 SW Schulenburg). Although Schulenburg is in Fayette Co., 6 SW would be in Lavaca Co.
TX 60- 67 10/13/1960. DB: HILL SD: Freestone FTW
near Abbott. There is no known Abbott in Freestone County.
TX 61- 29 4/ 9/1961. DB: NEWTON SD: Jasper LCH
Adsul (3 SE Kirbyville). Although Kirbyville is in Jasper Co., 3 SE would be in Newton Co. USGS also shows a community of Adsul in Newton Co.
TX 61- 78 6/ 7/1961. DB: ROBERTS SD: Gray AMA
15 N Pampa. Although Pampa is in Gray Co., 15 N would place event in Roberts Co.
TX 62-100 6/16/1962. DB: GARZA SD: Lynn LBB
15 E Tahoka. Although Tahoka is in Lynn Co., 15 E would be Garza Co. Storm Data text mentions high-voltage transmission line poles along the Lynn-Garza Co. line.
TX 62-117 7/26/1962. DB: TERRY SD: Dawson LBB, MAF
10 NW Welch. Although Welch is in Dawson Co., 10 NW would be Terry Co.
TX 62-128 8/16/1962. DB: BURNET SD: Llano SAT
7 E Kingsland. Although Kingsland is in Llano Co., 7 E would be Burnet Co.
TX 65- 16 4/19/1965. DB: FORT BEND SD: Wharton HOU
3.5 SE East Bernard. Although East Bernard is in Wharton Co., 3.5 SE would be Fort Bend Co.
TX 65-108 12/23/1965. DB: LYNN SD: Garza LBB
15 S Slaton. Although Slaton is in Garza Co., 15 S would be in Lynn Co.
TX 66- 6 4/10/1966. DB: ARCHER SD: Young OKC, FTW
near Lake Olney which is in Archer County. Also see TX 66-7 in list B above.
TX 67- 42 5/ 5/1967. DB: CARSON SD: Hutchinson AMA
8 SE Fritch. Although Fritch is in Hutchinson Co., 8 SE would be in Carson Co.
TX 68- 18 4/26/1968. DB: ELLIS SD: Johnson FTW
Storm Data and database lat/lon list tornado near Milford which is in Ellis Co.
TX 69- 40 5/ 6/1969. DB: KIMBLE/ MENARD/ McCULLOUGH SD: Menard/ McCullough SJT
15 S Hext - near Melvin (not continuous). Although Hext is in Menard Co., 15 S would place beginning in Kimble Co.
TX 69- 41 5/ 6/1969. DB: KENDALL/ BLANCO/ BURNET SD: Blanco/ Burnet SAT
9 W Blanco - Johnson City - near Marble Falls. Although Blanco is in Blanco Co., 9 W would place just inside Kendall Co.
TX 70- 4 2/ 1/1970. DB: JEFFERSON SD: Chambers LCH, HOU
3 E Winnie. Although Winnie is in Chambers Co., 3 E would be in Jefferson Co.
TX 70- 47 5/22/1970. DB: NUECES SD: San Patricio CRP
5 S Robstown. Location and county from Storm Data do not match.
TX 71- 18 2/25/1971. DB: FAYETTE SD: Colorado SAT, HOU
near Holman. Holman is in Fayette Co. about 4 miles away from Colorado Co.
TX 71- 19 2/25/1971. DB: FAYETTE SD: Colorado SAT, HOU
near Holman. Holman is in Fayette Co. about 4 miles away from Colorado Co.
TX 73- 61 4/23/1973. DB: COCHRAN SD: Morton LBB
Listed in Storm Data as "Morton area, Morton County". There is no Morton Co. Also see list 'B'.
TX 73- 62 4/23/1973. DB: COCHRAN SD: Morton LBB
Listed in Storm Data as "Morton area, Morton County". There is no Morton Co. Also see list 'B'.
TX 73-126 8/29/1973. DB: KLEBERG SD: Nueces CRP
8 SW Chapman Ranch. Although Chapman Ranch is apparently in Nueces Co., 8 SW places tornado in Kleberg Co. The Storm Data text also says that it was in Kleberg Co.
TX 82- 62 5/12/1982. DB: ANDREWS/ GAINES SD: Gaines MAF
Storm Data and database lat/lon describe tornado from 18 S Seminole to Seminole. 18 S Seminole would be in Andrews Co.
TX 82- 93 5/12/1982. DB: HOWARD SD: Glasscock MAF
Storm Data and database lat/lon show tornado near Sand Springs in Howard County. Storm Data location entry is "Sand Springs, Glasscock County" while the text states that tornado was 25 miles east of Big Springs, which don't agree as Sand Springs is only about 6 miles ENE of Big Springs. Even of the 25 E Big Springs were correct, this would place event in Mitchell Co, not Glasscock Co which is south of Big Springs.
TX 83-122 6/ 8/1983. DB: HOCKLEY SD: Lubbock LBB
7 W Shallowater. Although Shallowater is in Lubbock Co., 7 W is in Hockley Co.
TX 89- 52 5/16/1989. DB: RANDALL SD: Potter AMA
Storm Data and database lat/lon show tornado 3 SW Bushland. Although Bushland is in Potter Co., 3 SW is in Randall Co.
TX 89- 53 5/16/1989 DB: RANDALL SD: Potter AMA
Storm Data lists location as 1 E Bushland which would place tornado in Potter Co. However Storm Data text specifies that is was observed 2 miles south of I-40, a mile east of Bushland - which infers an actual starting location of 2 SSE Bushland which is in Randall Co. Database lat/lon lists a path from south of Bushland to north of Canyon and entirely within Randall Co.
TX 90- 82 5/16/1990. DB: MORRIS SD: Bowie SHV
Storm data and database lat/lon place tornado 5 SW Naples which is in Morris County.
TX 90-113 5/30/1990. DB: MARION SD: Harrison SHV
Storm data and database lat/lon place tornado 5 NW Uncertain. Although Uncertain is in Harrison Co., 5 NW would be Marion Co. However, Storm Data also lists as Lake Caddo which is actually east of Uncertain.
TX 92- 93 6/ 5/1992. DB: MOTLEY SD: Cottle LBB
Storm Data lists location as 4 S Roaring Springs which is in Motley Co. and text says that it is in Motley County.

Indiana

A. Database likely incorrect
SPC Tornado Number Date County/counties listed Affected WFO
IN 61-32 9/24/1961 DB: Delaware/ Shelby/ Randolph SD: DELAWARE/ RANDOLPH IND
Near Daleville - Progress - Cowan - New Burlington - near Union City. Storm Data does not include Shelby Co which is not adjacent to these counties. The path listed and the database lat/lon confirm Delaware/ Randolph
IN 63-29 6/28/1963 DB: Hendricks SD: VANDERBURGH IND, PAH
Near Evansville. Likely miscoding. Database lat/lon confirms event is near Evansville.
IN 66-1 4/20/1966 DB: Starke SD: St. Joseph FWA
Storm Data lists as 4 W Walkerton and St. Joseph County. This location would place event in LaPorte County. Storm Data lat/lon places event near Walkerton and in St. Joseph County... but lists Starke County which fits neither the database location or the Storm Data location. Although database listing of Starke is incorrect... these locations conflict on whether it is LaPorte or St. Joseph County
IN 73-29 6/20/1973 DB: Daviess SD: WASHINGTON/ SCOTT IND, SDF
Storm Data lists as Washington and Scott County. Database county may have been a reference to the town of Washington in Daviess County as opposed to the county of Washington. The database lat/lon shows the location as listed.

B. Inconsistency noted between Storm Data and SPC database
SPC Tornado Number Date County/counties listed Affected WFO
IN 54-21 SD/DB: Elkhart FWA
Location listed in CDNS of "17 NE Goshen" appears to be in Lagrange Co even though Goshen is in Elkhart Co. Noted by Tom Reaugh (NWS/IWX).
IN 54-27 SD/DB: Whitley FWA
Location listed in CDNS of "1 N Big Lake" appears to be in Noble Co Noted by Tom Reaugh (NWS/IWX).
IN 60-12 SD/DB: Marshall FWA
Location listed in Storm Data of "4 E Bourbon" appears to be in Kosciusko Co. Noted by Tom Reaugh (NWS/IWX).
IN 63-27 6/10/1963 DB: Delaware SD: LaPorte IND, FWA
A tornado is listed in Storm Data as NW of Stillwell in LaPorte County which is not listed in the database. The documentation for this Delaware County tornado was not found in Storm Data. Database lat/lon does show this event in northeastern Delaware County however.
IN 65-36 9/14/1965 DB/SD: Tippecanoe IND
The path is listed in Storm Data as 2 NW Finkle - near Jefferson. An end point of near Jefferson suggests Clinton County should also be included. Database lat/lon keeps this event in central Tippecanoe County
IN 68- 6 4/20/1968 DB/SD: RANDOLPH IND
Near Farmland. A different date is listed in Storm Data.
IN 69- 7 5/10/1969 DB: Johnson/ Shelby/ Rush
SD: Johnson/ Shelby/ Rush/ Henry
IND
Storm Data lists path from Franklin - near Freeport - near Morristown - near Knightstown. Knightstown is in Henry County although close to the Rush County line. Database lat/lon path is from near Franklin to near Rushville, which keeps path out of Henry County.
IN 72- 1 4/ 6/1972 DB: Newton/ Jasper SD: Newton/ Jasper/ White CHI, FWA
Storm Data lists path from 3 NE Kentland - near Wolcott. Wolcott is in White County. Database lat/lon shows path from roughly near Kentland - near Remington and does not show path extending to near Wolcott.
IN 73- 8 5/27/1973 SD/DB: Monroe/ Johnson IND
These are not adjacent counties. Storm Data lists a non-continuous path from near Unionville to Greenwood, which are in Monroe and Johnson Counties respectively. The database lat/lon also show this path. A continuous path would also include Brown and Morgan Counties.
IN 73-11 SD/DB: Steuben FWA
Location listed in Storm Data of "near Shipshewana" appears to be in Lagrange or possibly Elkhart Co. Noted by Tom Reaugh (NWS/IWX).
IN 91-10 SD/DB: Whitley FWA
Location listed in Storm Data of "13 SE Columbia City" appears to be in Allen or Huntington Co. Noted by Tom Reaugh (NWS/IWX).

C. Database likely correct/Storm Data likely incorrect
SPC Tornado Number Date County/counties listed Affected WFO
IN 67-21 12/11/1967 DB: PUTNAM SD: Washington IND, SDF
3 SE Fillmore. Storm Data location and database lat/lon likely place this event in Putnam County as no "Fillmore" was found in high-detail Indiana atlas or in USGS place names database.

Kansas

A. Database likely incorrect
SPC Tornado Number Date County/counties listed Affected WFO
KS 59- 30 5/20/1959 DB: Chautauqua SD: MEADE ICT, DDC
9 SSW Meade. Database lists as Chautauqua County although location and database lat/lon does place event S of Meade.
KS 59- 31 5/20/1959 DB: Butler SD: MARION ICT
4 WSW Marion. Database lists as Butler County although location and database lat/lon does place event near Marion.
KS 59- 32 5/20/1959 DB: Butler SD: MARION ICT
Storm Data lists event as 12 N Marion. Database lists as Butler County although location and database lat/lon does place event in Marion County. However, lat/lon places event east of Peabody in southern Marion County.
KS 60- 32 5/24/1960 DB: Ellis SD: WABAUNSEE DDC, TOP
5 SW - 4 E Eskridge. Database lists as Ellis County although database lat/lon places event as described in Storm Data in Wabaumsee County.
KS 60- 59 11/27/1960 DB: Sumner SD: SUMNER/ BUTLER ICT
3 S Mulvane - 1 S Augusta. Database lists Sumner County only although the database lat/lon confirms end point south of Augusta in Butler County. Note: per geography... perhaps Sedgwick County should also be added.
KS 62- 29 5/28/1962 DB: Haskell SD: JEFFERSON DDC, TOP
3 N Rock Creek. Database lists Haskell County although database lat/lon confirms location as described in Storm Data in Jefferson County.
KS 66- 5 5/11/1966 DB: Kearny SD: GREENWOOD DDC, ICT
1 NE Teterville. Database lists Kearny County although database lat/lon confirms location as described in Storm Data in Greenwood County.
KS 70- 2 3/ 2/1970 DB: Harvey/ Ellsworth SD: HARVEY/ MARION ICT
5 E Newton - Marion (NE edge). Database lists Harvey/ Ellsworth Counties although database lat/lon confirms path listed in Storm Data and that it should be Marion County sted Ellsworth County.
KS 71- 36 10/17/1971 DB: Lyon SD: LOGAN TOP, GLD
5 NW Winona. Database lists Lyon County although database lat/lon places event NW of Winona which is in Logan County. However, database lat/lon places it too far NW and places it in Thomas County.
KS 74- 6 4/20/1974 DB: Rawlins/ Rice SD: RENO/ RICE GLD, ICT
14 W Hutchinson - 8 WNW Saxmon. Database lists Rawlins/ Rice which are not adjacent counties. Database lat/lon confirms path in Reno and Rice Counties.
KS 79- 4 4/11/1979 DB: Phillips SD: THOMAS GRI, GLD
11 N Levant. Database lists this event as Phillips County although database lat/lon confirm location as listed in Storm Data and in Thomas County.
KS 79- 27 10/18/1979 DB: Pawnee/ Clay/ Riley/ Pottawatomie SD: OTTAWA/ CLAY/ RILEY/ POTTAWATOMIE DDC, TOP
5 NE Minneapolis - 2 N Westmoreland. Database lists Pawnee County instead of Ottawa County despite Pawnee not being an adjacent county to the others. Database lat/lon confirms beginning location 5 NE Minneapolis in Ottawa County.
KS 90- 49 5/15/1990 DB: Harvey SD: HARVEY/ BUTLER ICT
4 SE Newton - 4 NE Degraff. Database does not include Butler County although the database lat/lon confirms the end point as listed in Storm Data and extension into Butler County.
KS 90- 56 5/24/1990 DB: Ellsworth/ McPherson/ Marion SD: RICE/ McPHERSON/ MARION ICT
2 SW Geneseo - 3 W Lincolnville. Database lists Ellsworth County instead of Rice County although database lat/lon of the first segment confirms path as listed in Storm Data and in Rice County.
KS 91- 40 4/26/1991 DB: Sumner/ Sumner SD: HARPER/ SUMNER ICT
1 SE Freeport - 1 SW Conway Springs. Database lists Sumner County for both segments although the lat/lon beginning point confirms 1 SE Freeport and in Harper County.
KS 92- 55 6/15/1992 DB: McPherson/ Marion SD: (McPHERSON)/ MARION/ (DICKINSON) ICT
Storm Data lists only a segment for Marion County although text says that a tornado "exited McPherson County" and later "crossed the border into Dickinson County" although Storm Data segment entries for McPherson and Dickinson Counties were not found. Database correctly added McPherson County as implied by the Storm Data text, however did not include Dickinson County.
KS 93- 2 3/28/1993 DB: Graham SD: NORTON GLD
10 N Norton - 10 SW Beaver City NE. Database lists as Graham County although database lat/lon confirm the location as given in Norton County.
KS 95- 5 5/12/1995 DB: Thomas SD: THOMAS/ SHERIDAN GLD
1 N Colby - 1 N Menlo - 1 NW Hoxie. Database did not include the Sheridan County segment of this tornado listed in Storm Data.

B. Inconsistency noted between Storm Data and SPC database
SPC Tornado Number Date County/counties listed Affected WFO
KS 53- 5 5/10/1953 DB: Sumner/ Ness ICT, DDC
This tornado moved into Kansas from Oklahoma S of Caldwell KS. Ness County is not adjacent to Sumner County nor near the known path of this tornado. As this is before 1959, the Climatological Data:National Summary entry for Kansas is not available to the author at the time of this writing.
KS 56- 9 4/ 3/1956 DB: Cherokee/ Kiowa SGF, DDC
Near Quapaw OK - Baxter Springs KS - near Joplin MO. Kiowa County is not adjacent to Cherokee County or along the path of this tornado. As this is before 1959, the Climatological Data:National Summary entry for Kansas is not available to the author at the time of this writing.
KS 59- 3 5/ 2/1959 SD/DB: MARSHALL TOP
Marysville. Storm Data only lists a 1 mile path length of the tornado with a 18 mile path length for the entry of both the tornado and severe winds. SPC database has a path length of 19 miles for the tornado
KS 59- 41 5/29/1959 SD/DB: SHERIDAN GLD
10 SW Hoxie. Storm Data lists tornado path length as 1/2 mile with the wind.. hail and tornado entry path length as 8 miles. Database used 8 mile path length.
KS 59- 42 5/29/1959 SD/DB: GRAHAM GLD
Southwest part of county. Storm Data lists tornado path length as 3/4 mile with the hail path length as 6 miles. Database used 6 mile tornado path length.
KS 60- 44 6/16/1960 SD/DB: THOMAS GLD
12 S Levant. Storm Data lists this tornado as 6/10/1960 and in the same entry as the 6/10/1960 Decatur County event.
KS 62- 10 5/27/1962 SD/DB: LEAVENWORTH MCI
7 SW Leavenworth. Storm Data lists this event as 5/22/1962.
KS 62- 39 6/11/1962 SD: Chase DB: Chase/ Greenwood ICT
5 SE Matfield Green. Storm Data does not list Chase although 5 SE Matfield Green is close to county line and with 2 mile path may get into Greenwood County.
KS 62- 42 6/16/1962 SD: Lane/ Ness DB: Finney/ Lane DDC
Specific path not listed. Although it says it paralleled Tornado # 62-40 in Lane and Ness Counties.
KS 62- 51 7/11/1962 SD/DB: DOUGLAS TOP
SE of Lecompton. Storm Data lists event as 10:20 am, Database lists as 10:20 pm.
KS 63- 19 7/17/1963 SD: Barton DB: Barton/ Rush ICT, DDC
Great Bend. Unsure where Rush County comes from. Database lat/lon only shows a single point near Great Bend as well. The "Hail and Tornado" Storm Data entry lists Barton and Saline (with hail the only thing mentioned in Saline County)
KS 64- 2 4/ 2/1964 SD: Johnson DB: Douglas/ Johnson TOP, MCI
10 NW Olathe. Storm Data lists "tornado and severe wind" entry for Douglas and Johnson County, but text lists the tornado occurring at 10 NW Olathe. Database lat/lon does place beginning of event west of Eudora in Douglas County.
KS 64- 13 4/20/1964 SD: Clay DB: Clay/ Washington TOP
Storm Data lists path from 6 NE Clay Center into the northeast corner of Clay County. Database lat/lon extends the tornado into southeastern Washington County.
KS 64- 19 4/22/1964 SD: Stafford/ Reno DB: Stafford/ Reno/ Barton/ Rice/ Ellsworth DDC, ICT
Storm Data descriptions for the tornadoes this day are poor saying there were 20 tornadoes, but giving no specific details on most of them. This one is one of the few that have a path listed in Storm Data: SW of Dillwyn - near Buhler which would be Stafford and Reno counties. Database lat/lon places path from SW of Dillwyn to SW of Ellsworth. This path would include Stafford, Barton, Rice and Ellsworth Counties, but bypass Reno County.
KS unlisted 4/26/1964 SD: Coffey TOP
Storm Data lists a tornado at 1540 from 2.5 NW Burlington - near John Redmond Dam. This is not included in the database.
KS unlisted 6/ 3/1964 SD: Finney DDC
Storm Data lists a tornado 27 miles NW of Dodge City. This is not included in the database.
KS 64- 70 6/12/1964 DB: Barton/ Russell ICT
Database lat/lon shows path from near Hoisington - Russell which is listed in Storm Data as "severe winds".
KS unlisted 6/14/1964 SD: Wabaunsee TOP
Storm Data lists a tornado 1 S Wamego at 2100. This is not included in the database.
KS 65- 36 5/25/1965 SD: Clay DB: Clay/ Riley TOP
5 N Clay Center. According to Storm Data text, only funnels were sighted in Riley County with no tornadoes listed. Database lat/lon shows only single point N of Clay Center.
KS 65- 43 6/ 3/1965 DB: Kearny DDC
Storm Data lists three tornadoes just W of Deerfield. Database lists 5.
KS 65- 44 6/ 3/1965 DB: Kearny DDC
Storm Data lists three tornadoes just W of Deerfield. Database lists 5.
KS unlisted 6/ 4/1965 SD: Sedgwick ICT
A tornado at 1700 near Andale is listed in Storm Data (delayed data published in December 1965 edition) that is not in the database.
KS 65- 48 6/ 4/1965 SD/DB: WALLACE GLD
This tornado is listed in Storm Data as 6/ 5/1965.
KS 65- 49 6/ 5/1965 SD/DB: DECATUR GLD
This tornado is listed in Storm Data as 6/10/1965.
KS unlisted 6/ 5/1965 SD: Cowley ICT
A tornado at 2017 6.5 N Arkansas City is listed in Storm Data (delayed data published in December 1965 edition) that is not in the database.
KS 65- 51 6/10/1965 SD/DB: STEVENS DDC
This tornado is listed in Storm Data as 6/21/1965.
KS 65- 52 6/10/1965 SD/DB: POTTAWATOMIE TOP
This tornado is listed in Storm Data as 6/27/1965.
KS 66- 7 5/11/1966 SD: Shawnee DB: Shawnee/ Jefferson TOP
Storm Data describes path from 2 S Shawnee Co State Lake into the extreme NE corner of Shawnee County. Database lat/lon does not include any extension into Jefferson County.
KS 66- 14 5/20/1966 SD/DB: McPHERSON ICT
Storm Data lists time of this event as 1745. Database lists time as 1845.
KS 66- 29 6/25/1966 SD: Finney DB: Haskell/ Finney DDC
Storm Data lists path as 10 SSW - 5 S Garden City and does not include Haskell County. Database lat/lon also does not include Haskell County although path is from approx 10 WSW - 5 SW Garden City.
KS 68- 4 4/21/1968 SD: Barber/ Kingman DB: Kingman DDC, ICT
Storm Data lists one path from 11 SW - 6 W Medicine Lodge, then a discontinuity and another path from near - 2 E Nashville. Segment 1 would be in Barber County. Database lat/lon displays path from near Nashville to northern Kingman County NE of Kingman.
KS 70- 9 5/11/1970 SD: Ellsworth/ Lincoln DB: Lincoln ICT
15 NE Ellsworth. This point is near the county line and Storm Data lists both counties.
KS 73- 32 9/25/1973 SD/DB: McPHERSON ICT
Storm Data lists an event on 10/3/1973 between 1500-1600 CST 1 SE Marquette in McPherson County. No documentation in Storm Data found on 9/25/1973 for KS 73-32 in McPherson County (although database lat/lon places this event WSW of McPherson).
KS unlisted? 10/ 4/1973 SD: Cherokee SGF
Storm Data lists a tornado at the east edge of Scammon on 10/4/1973. However, this event may be the 9/26/1973 Scammon event listed again in Storm Data in error.
KS 73- 44 9/27/1973 SD/DB: BOURBON SGF
near Bourbon-Allen Co lake. Storm Data lists this tornado as 10/4/1973.
KS 74- 9 5/13/1974 SD: Reno/ Harvey/ Marion DB: Reno/ McPherson/ Marion
likely: RENO/ HARVEY/ McPHERSON/ MARION
ICT
near Nickerson - near Buhler - 2 E Moundridge - just N of Goessell - near Hillsboro. The path listing near Moundridge suggests that the database addition of McPherson County is correct, and a straight path from near Nickerson to near Hillsboro confines path to Reno/ McPherson/ Marion Counties. However the path as listed in Storm Data from near Buhler - 2 E Moundridge suggests that Harvey County should also be retained.
KS 82- 29 5/19/1982 SD: Sherman DB: Thomas GLD
Storm Data lists event as Sherman County and 5 N Brewster which would likely be Thomas County although close to county line. Database lists event as Thomas County although database lat/lon place event NW of Brewster and in Sherman County.
KS 91- 5/ 91- 6 3/26/1991 Pratt and Reno Counties DDC, ICT
2.5 NW Preston - 9 N Abbeyville. Perhaps tornado #91-6 is a continuation of #91-5?
KS 93- 52 5/17/1993 DB: Kingman ICT
There is only one Storm Data entry, although the text says "two brief, weak tornadoes"
KS 94- 31 7/ 1/1994 SD/DB: GOVE GLD
Storm Data lists this tornado as 7/15/1994.
KS unlisted 5/22/1995 SD: Pratt DDC
Storm data lists a tornado at 1453 CST 7 W Pratt that is not included in the database.
KS 95-50/95-51 5/22/1995 Harvey and Sedgwick Counties ICT
According to Storm Data text, tornadoes #95-50 and #95-51 are likely the same tornado that touched down on the county line.

C. Database likely correct/Storm Data likely incorrect
SPC Tornado Number Date County/counties listed Affected WFO
KS 59-15 5/ 4/1959 DB: WASHINGTON/ CLAY SD: Washington TOP
6 E - 9 E Clifton. Storm Data lists end point as 9 E 0.5 N of Clifton... so inclusion of Clay appears to be correct.
KS 59- 40 5/29/1959 DB: ROOKS SD: Ellis GRI, DDC
25 N Hays. Although Hays is in Ellis County, 25 N would place event in Rooks County.
KS 59- 66 12/26/1959 DB: NEOSHO SD: Lafette [sic] (probably Labette) ICT
7 NE Parsons. Although Parsons is in Labette County, 7 NE would place event in Neosho County.
KS 62- 50 7/ 6/1962 DB: GREENWOOD SD: Chase ICT
10 SE Matfield Green. Although Matfield Green is in Chase County, 10 SE would place event in Greenwood County.
KS 64- 60 5/26/1964 DB: COFFEY SD: Neosho TOP, ICT
4 NNE Burlington - John Redmond Reservoir. Storm Data lists this as Neosho County, but Coffey County would be correct.
KS 67- 16 6/11/1967 DB: BARBER/ HARPER SD: Harper/ Kingman DDC, ICT
10 W Hazleton - 5 W Attica - 5.5 SSE Rago. Storm Data lists as Harper/ Kingman although the database would be correct. The end point is close to Harper-Kingman County line although as described likely remains within Harper County.
KS 76- 4 4/14/1976 DB: Seward/ Meade/ Gray/ Hodgeman SD: SEWARD/ MEADE/ GRAY/ FORD/ HODGEMAN DDC
5 SW Plains - Plains - 1 NE Jetmore (not continuous). This path should include Ford County as listed in the database. However, Storm Data lists the path as non-continuous and thus may have "skipped" Ford County.
KS 82- 38 5/28/1982 DB: PRATT/ KINGMAN SD: Pratt DDC, ICT
6 SSE Pratt - 2 S Cunningham. Storm Data does not include Kingman County although end point of 2 S Cunningham indicated that the addition of Kingman County is likely correct.
KS 90- 78 6/16/1990 DB: SMITH SD: Phillips GRI
3 E Athol. Location as given in Storm Data would be in Smith County.

Other states

A. Database likely incorrect
SPC Tornado Number Date County/counties listed Affected WFO
CO 70- 2 7/12/1970 DB: Costilla SD: Lincoln
2.5 NE Hugo. Database lat/lon places tornado at this location in Lincoln County.
CO 72- 11 7/ 7/1972 DB: Lincoln SD: Logan
14 NW Sterling. Database lat/lon places tornado at this location in Logan County.
CO 84- 13 6/ 3/1984 DB: Adams SD: Arapahoe Perhaps: Douglas
20 S Buckley Field. Buckley Field and Aurora are in Arapahoe County, but 20 S would probably be Douglas County. Database lat/lon place it in NW Aurora in Arapahoe County.
CO 84- 27 6/15/1984 DB/SD: Elbert
17 W Limon. Coded in database as 6/13/1984 and 2011 which is time of an adjacent lightning entry in Storm Data.
IL 74- 39 6/14/1974 DB: Scott SD: Mason
3 W Mason City. Database lat/lon agrees with location in Mason County.
IL 77- 17 8/ 6/1977 DB: Cass SD: Sangamon
3 SSW Laomi. Database lat/lon also places it in Sangamon.
IL 77- 21 8/ 6/1977 DB: Sangamon SD: Sangamon/ Christian
2.5 SW Pawnee and moved ENE. Database lat/lon does place end point in Christian County.
IL 77- 31 9/ 7/1977 DB: Cook SD: Fulton Likely: Warren
near Little Swan Lake (5 W Avon). Database lat/lon and Storm Data location place in Warren County.
IL 79- 10 8/19/1979 DB: Livingston SD: Putnam
near Putnam. Database lists Livingston County and database lat/lon path is in Livingston but matches path of hail entry in Storm Data immediately after the tornado entry
IL 82- 18 5/29/1982 DB: Montgomery/ Perry SD: Perry Likely: RANDOLPH/ PERRY STL, PAH
N of Percy - Conant. These are not adjacent counties, and Montgomery County is incorrect. Although Storm Data only lists Perry County, a beginning point north of Percy suggests that Randolph County may need to be added, and database lat/lon agrees.
IL 83- 1 3/ 6/1983 DB: Crawford SD: Cook
Homewood and Hazel Crest. Database lat/lon also places it in Cook.
IL 95- 22 5/ 9/1995 DB: Ford SD: Ford/ Iroquois
1 SW Thawville - Thawville - 2 W Onarrowga. Database lat/lon also takes it into Iroquois County.
KY 68- 2 4/23/1968 DB: Pendleton/ Bracken/ Edmonson SD: Pendleton/ Bracken/ Mason
1.5 SW Falmouth - Falmouth - Berlin - Bladeston - Chatham - Dover. Edmonson County is nowhere near these two. Database lat/lon show path in Mason County.
KY 70- 6 9/ 9/1970 DB: Floyd SD: Metcalfe
unspecified. But database lat/lon places event in central Metcalfe County.
KY 71- 11 7/11/1971 DB: Fleming SD: Boyd
WSW of Ashland. Database lat/lon places tornado in Boyd County.
KY 74- 12 4/ 3/1974 DB: Henry/ Owen SD: Oldham/ Henry/ Owen
1 SE Lagrange - central Henry County - Owen County. Database beginning lat/lon is in Oldham County.
KY 78- 3 5/12/1978 DB: Letcher SD: Butler
6 S Morgantown > ENE. Database lat/lon places event in this location in Butler County.
MI 80- 1 4/ 8/1980 DB: Wayne SD: Wayne/ Washtenaw
2 S Whittaker - Willow Run airport - near Northville. Database lat/lon coordinated places tornado in Washtenaw County, but only as a brief point.
MI 88- 24 8/16/1988 DB: Alpena SD: Alcona
near Hubbard Lake. Database point appears to reference the community of Hubbard Lake (which is in Alpena County) instead of the lake of Hubbard Lake (which is in Alcona County). Storm Data text references a waterspout moving onshore from the lake.
NE 89- 40 8/29/1989 DB: Sheridan SD: Sheridan/ Cherry
5.5 SE - 7 E Gordon. Database lat/lon shows path into Cherry County.
NE 92- 18 5/15/1992 DB: Knox/ Keith SD: Knox
10 W Verdigree. Counties are nowhere near each other. SD location and database lat/lon both show as Knox only.
NE 93- 10 5/ 7/1993 DB: Adams SD: Adams/ Hall
near Prosser. Database lat/lon shows path county line N of Prosser to 3 N Prosser and all in Hall County.
NE 93- 15 6/ 6/1993 DB: Gosper/ Dawson/ Buffalo/ Sherman/ Howard SD: Phelps/ Dawson/ Buffalo/ Sherman/ Howard
just N of Bertrand - Amherst - Ravenna - near Cushing. Database lat/lon starting point is at Bertrand in Phelps County.
NE 93- 18 6/ 6/1993 DB: Dawson SD: Dawson/ Buffalo
5 W Elm Creek - just SW of Amherst. Database lat/lon does bring it into Buffalo County S of Amherst.

B. Inconsistency noted between Storm Data and SPC database
SPC Tornado Number Date County/counties listed Affected WFO
CO 60- 13 7/27/1960 DB/SD: Sedgwick
3 W Sedgwick. Storm Data lists one fatality.
CO 76- 33 6/ 4/1976 DB/SD: Morgan
near Fort Collins. Storm Data lists as 6/25/1976.
CO 90- 41 7/ 9/1990 DB: Elbert SD: El Paso
near Simla. Depends on specifically where near Simla. Simla is in Elbert County, although close to El Paso County Line.
CO 93- 34 7/12/1993 DB: Washington SD: Morgan
6 N Woodrow. Database lat/lon places it 1 SE Woodrow
CO 94- 37 7/16/1994 DB: Arapahoe SD: Adams Perhaps: Washington
4 W Last Chance. Location as given would be Washington County. 2 miles farther west is the Adams/ Arapahoe/ Washington County line. Database lat/lon places it 8.5 W Last Chance.
CO 95- 35 6/27/1995 DB: Rio Grande SD: Alamosa
4 WNW Alamosa. Database lat/lon places event 6 N Monte Vista
IL 73- 48 7/27/1973 DB/SD: Will
8 N Joliet. Storm Data lists as 7/28/1973.
IL 73- 50 8/ 8/1973 DB/SD: Cass
Beardstown. Storm Data lists as 8/3/1973
IL 74- 8 4/ 3/1974 DB: Macon SD: Christian/ Macon
just S of Mosquito Creek near Macon County line (15 WSW Decatur) - 1 W Oreana. Begin point it vague.
IL 77- 1 5/ 5/1977 DB: Logan/ DeWitt SD: Logan/ DeWitt/ McLean
Atlanta - near Funks Grove. Logan/McLean looks better and Storm Data entry mentions flooding in DeWitt County.
IL 77- 12 8/ 6/1977 DB: Sangamon SD: (Morgan/) Sangamon
3 N Waverly. Database lat/lon shows about 2.5 NNE Waverly
IL 77- 28 8/ 6/1977 DB: Christian SD: Sangamon/ Christian
0.5 NE Breceknridge - 0.5 S Roby. Database lat/lon places tornado 1.75 NNE Breckenridge with no motion.
IL 77- 30 8/21/1977 DB: Shelby/ Cumberland SD: Shelby/ Coles/ Cumberland
2 W Windsor - Lake Mattoon - 2 WSW Greenup. Would depend on the specific path. A linear path would not include Coles.
IL 81- 3 4/ 4/1981 DB/SD: Rock Island
2 SW Milan - Quad Cities Airport. Storm Data lists as 4/5/1981.
IL 81- 4 4/13/1981 DB: Fulton/ Mason/ Logan SD: Fulton/ Mason/ Logan/ DeWitt
near Lewiston; 1.75 N Havana - between San Jose and Natroma; Routes 29/136; Hartsburg - 2 SE Hartsburg (intermittent). SD includes dewitt county and extention to near wapella. Database lat/lon takes path from Lewistown to Lincoln while SD takes path through northern Logan County.
IL 81- 26 6/21/1981 DB: Schuyler SD: Schulyer/ Fulton
Littleton - Ray. An endpoint of Ray would keep tornado in Schulyer County.
IL 82- 15 5/18/1982 DB: Warren SD: Warren/ Knox
between Monmouth and Galesburg.
IL 88- 7 5/ 8/1988 DB: Jackson SD: Union
south part of Anna. Database lat/lon places tornado near the south part of Ava (in Jackson County) instead of Anna. Roads mentioned in Storm Data describe streets in Anna, not Ava.
IL 90- 14 6/ 2/1990 DB: Sangamon SD: Edgar
Grandview and along Illinois Route 1. Database lat/lon places this from Springfield to 2 SE Williamsville
IL 90- 18 6/ 2/1990 DB: Clark SD: Clark/ Cumberland
near Casey. It depends on specifically where "near Casey."
IL 93- 15 6/24/1993 DB: Jo Daviess SD: McDonough
Storm Data lists as near Blandinsville. Database lat/lon shows tornado 1 SE Blanding
KY 61- 2 5/ 7/1961 DB: Hopkins/ Muhlenberg/ Ohio/ Grayson SD: Hopkins/ Muhlenberg/ Ohio/ Grayson/ McLean
Madisonville - Millport - Breman - Moorman - Centertown - Beaver Dam
KY 67- 13 12/11/1967 DB: Clay SD: Fulton?
unspecified. database lat/lon data point is in Hickman County KY
KY 71- 1 2/19/1971 DB: Calloway/ Trigg SD: Calloway
near Murray. SD text describes 0.5 mile path in callaway co w/ high winds reported in trigg county in same entry
KY 74- 17 4/ 3/1974 DB: Harrison/ Robertson SD: Harrison
near Lees Lick - near Poindexter - near Claysville
KY 80- 7 7/ 2/1980 DB: Mercer/ Woodford SD: Mercer/ Woodford/ Jessamine
unspecified
KY 81- 2 6/ 9/1981 DB: Mason SD: Mason/ Bracken
near Washington. SD included Bracken County near Maysville w/ no support in the text
KY 81- 4 11/19/1981 DB: Kenton SD: Kenton/ Boone
3 W Big Bone State Park; Edgewood; Fort Mitchell
KY 95- 11 5/18/1995 DB: Mercer SD: Woodford
near Salvisa
MI 74- 4 4/ 3/1974 DB: Hillsdale/ Jackson SD: Hillsdale/ Jackson/ Branch
3 SW Montgomery - 2 W Hillsdale - just W of Clarks Lake
MI 76- 16 3/30/1976 DB: Ogemaw SD: Ogemaw/ Iosco
6 N Prescott - Sage Lake - Laird Lake; S of Dollar Lake - South Branch - 1 N South Branch
MI 76- 28 6/18/1976 DB: Eaton/ Clinton SD: Clinton
MI 84- 2 5/18/1984 DB: Eaton SD: Eaton/ Calhoun
3 N Battle Creek - 4 N Olivet
NE 82- 8 5/11/1982 DB: Nuckolls SD: Nuckolls/ Webster
"Nuckolls-Webster County Line at the State Line."
NM 89- 31 5/15/1989 DB: Quay SD: Quay/ Curry
5 S McAlister - 2 E Forrest. It depends on the specific path taken. A linear path would go through a corner of Curry County.
OH 59- 7 5/22/1959 DB: Warren (SD: Warren) ILN
near Middletown. It depends on where "near Middletown." Middletown is in Butler County, although close to the Warren County line.
OH 61- 9 5/ 9/1961 DB/SD: Coshocton
Listed in Storm Data as 5/8/1961.
OH 80- 2 4/ 3/1980 DB: Wood SD: Putnam
4 NW Leipsic. County and coordinates in database are same as tornado #80-1 from 1/11/1980.
OH 84- 1 6/20/1984 DB: Miami SD: Montgomery
US-40 and Arlington Road. Given location would be in Montgomery County. Database lat/lon is very close to county line but not in location described in Storm Data.
OH 92- 28 7/12/1992 DB: Warren SD: Lorain
near North Ridgeville. There is a "Ridgeville" in Lorain County but "North Ridgeville" is in Lorain County. There appear to be no other reports of severe weather near Warren County.

C. Database likely correct/Storm Data likely incorrect
SPC Tornado Number Date County/counties listed Affected WFO
CO 60- 4 5/17/1960 DB: Kit Carson/ Yuma SD: Kit Carson
16 NW - 25 N Burlington. End point in Yuma looks correct.
CO 65- 32 9/ 8/1965 DB: Kiowa SD: Otero
30 NW Lamar. Kiowa County looks correct given the location listed in Storm Data.
CO 76- 34 7/ 4/1976 DB: Weld SD: Adams
NE of Hudson (about 0.5 N I-76 and Weld Road 49). Weld County looks correct.
CO 80- 11 6/10/1980 DB: Saguache SD: Saguache/ Rio Grande
near La Garita - NE of Center. End point NE of Center would stay in Saguache County
CO 90- 25 6/ 9/1990 DB: Larimer/ Weld SD: Weld
2 NE Wellington - 5 NW Nunn - just SW of Carr. Begin point 2 NE Wellington would be in Larimer County.
CO 91- 10 5/16/1991 DB: Washington SD: Yuma
15 SW Yuma. Location as given would be in Washington County.
IL 73- 11 4/21/1973 DB: Fulton SD: Bureau
3 W Wyanet > NE 6 miles. Fulton seems to be correct.
IL 80- 13 9/16/1980 DB: Macon SD: McLean
between Latham and Warrensburg. Location would be Logan or Macon, so Macon is likely correct.
IL 81- 8 4/13/1981 DB: Woodford/ McLean SD: Woodford
between Goodfield and Carlock; 4 S Lexington; edge of Colfax (intermittent). SD does not include McLean, but it should have.
IL 84- 11 4/27/1984 DB: Kendall/ Will SD: Will
8 SW Plainfield - Plainfield. 8 SW of Plainfield would place beginning in Kendall County
KY 64- 11 6/15/1964 DB: Scott/ Harrison/ Nicholas/ Fleming SD: Scott/ Harrison/ Fleming
near Skinnersburg - near Flemingsburg
MI 76- 18 3/20/1976 DB: Alcona SD: Alcona/ Barton
5 NE Glennie - 2.5 S Barton City
NE 93- 58 7/24/1993 DB: Jefferson SD: Jefferson/ Saline
2 SW Endicott - 2 NW Diller. Listed path in Storm Data does not include Saline County.
NM 90- 10 8/14/1990 DB: Mora SD: Harding
between Wagon Mound and Watrous. Mora appears to be correct.
NM 92- 3 5/15/1992 DB: Eddy SD: San Miguel
10 NE Lakewood. Eddy seems to be correct.
OH 69- 12 6/24/1969 DB: Fairfield SD: Pickaway
1 E Marcy. Fairfield looks correct
OH 80- 13 4/ 8/1980 DB: Scioto SD: Scioto/ Pike
near Otway. Storm Data says tornado moved into Pike County, but it would have had to have been more than the 2 mile path length listed.
OH 81- 2 4/17/1981 DB: Lucas SD: Fulton
4 SW Toledo. This location would be in Lucas.
OH 93- 4 4/15/1993 DB: Mahoning SD: Trumbull
between Berlin Center and North Jackson. Mahoning appears to be correct.
Doug Speheger. NWS/Norman