Midland County Tornado Statistics

County Date Time (EST) Type EF-Scale Deaths Injuries $$ $$ (crops)
MIDLAND  06/26/51 7:00 PM Tornado  1 0 0 25000 0
MIDLAND  06/03/73 4:30 PM Tornado  0 0 0 25000 0
MIDLAND  04/14/74 11:03 AM Tornado  2 0 1 25000 0
MIDLAND  09/12/74 5:08 PM Tornado  1 0 0 3000 0
MIDLAND  04/15/76 4:30 PM Tornado  1 0 0 25000 0
MIDLAND  05/26/85 8:45 PM Tornado  0 0 0 0 0
MIDLAND  06/17/92 5:09 PM Tornado  0 0 0 0 0
MIDLAND  05/31/99 4:38 PM Tornado  2 0 0 150000 0
MIDLAND  07/24/11 8:51 PM Tornado  0 0 0 0 0
MIDLAND  03/12/12 5:43 PM Tornado  1 0 0 75000 0

STRONGEST TORNADOES:

Two EF2 tornadoes occurred in Midland County since 1950. The first, struck on April 14, 1974, over the far southwest part of the county south of Pleasant Valley. This tornado produced one injury, as well as damage between $5,000 and $50,000. The tornado was short-lived, with a path length of only 2.5 miles.

The second EF2 tornado occurred in Midland County on May 31, 1999. This tornado struck in the city of Midland on Eastman Avenue. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it crossed Wackerly Road, blowing the roof off a Holiday Inn Convention Center. This tornado had a path length of 2 miles, and width of 200 yards. Damage was estimated at $150,000.

All other tornadoes reported in Midland County since 1950 were categorized as either EF0 or EF1 on the Fujita scale.

Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale:

EF0 - Gale Tornado (65-85 mph)
EF1 - Moderate Tornado (86-110 mph)
EF2 - Significant Tornado (111-135 mph)
EF3 - Severe Tornado (136-165 mph)
EF4 - Devastating Tornado (166-200 mph)
EF5 - Incredible Tornado (Over 200 mph)

Statistics last updated: December 27th, 2013


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