1957-01-22 Gans, OK tornado

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Sep 25, 2017
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Special collections and archives at OSU was kind enough to allow me to come in today and read Raw Data Report : Gans, OK 1957 Tornado. This report contains data from a damage survey conducted by the meteorology department at then "Oklahoma A&M" and was headed by Don R. Dickson. It also contains a few interviews from locals, a computation of possible wind speeds in the tornado, and a hypothesis put forward for the odd holes the tornado "dug" into the ground. I'll post some pics of some of my favorite pages and of the photos which were simply pasted to paper and located at the end of the report. Forgive the glare from the fluorescent lights above my table that marred some of the photos.
 
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Sep 25, 2017
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My favorite pages addressed the 12-15 ft wide/2.5-3 ft deep holes the tornado seemed to dig, along with a strip of soil that looked as if it had exploded outward. The hypothesis put forward is interesting to say the least.FB_IMG_1518245229582.jpg FB_IMG_1518245299093.jpg FB_IMG_1518245281449.jpg FB_IMG_1518245267004.jpg FB_IMG_1518245273731.jpg FB_IMG_1518245260176.jpg