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Today in weather history

In 1942...

Two violent F4 tornadoes tore through Northeast Oklahoma. The deadlier of the two twisters killed 52, injured 350, and caused $2.5 million damage. Its track was 20 miles long, one quarter mile wide, and stretched from Eastern Rogers to Western Mayes counties. Forty nine of the fatalities occurred in Pryor, where one third of the town was destroyed. The second tornado, ripped through Northern Rogers County. It killed 4 and injured 12, over a path 15 miles long, and around 200 yards wide.

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