DISCUSSION: As we turn the clocks all the way back to a little over 105 years ago, we arrive at what undoubtedly an incredibly scary day in weather history for many people across the state of Oklahoma and other parts of the central United States for that matter. Back on April 25th, 1912, Ponca City, Oklahoma was struck by an estimated F4 tornado. During this tornadic storm, one person was killed, and 119 homes were damaged or destroyed. Dozens of oil derricks were flattened or twisted, southwest of town. The tornado was reportedly visible and audible for 20 miles. Hence, this storm had an incredibly high impact on the greater north-central Oklahoma region.
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