1st Oklahoma Tornado Of 2020: Cherokee County Twister Rated At EF-1

Wednesday, January 15th 2020, 7:45 am
By: News On 6

Oklahoma had an early start to severe weather this year with the first tornado of 2020 coming on Friday, January 10. A squall line moving through the state produced a winter tornado in Cherokee County.

The U.S. National Weather Service in Tulsa rated Friday's Cherokee County tornado as an EF-1 with max winds of 90-100 m.p.h. It damaged several homes as it moved from near Keys up to Park Hill.

The National Weather Service said during the storm that the confirmed tornado was located 6 miles northwest of Cherokee Landing State Park near Tahlequah around 2:50 p.m.

This was Oklahoma's first January tornado since January 2013.

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