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Top Ten Tornadoes

2011 Joplin ​Tornado​
2011 Joplin ​Tornado​

The 2011 Joplin tornado was a catastrophic EF5-rated multiple-vortex tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, late in the afternoon of Sunday, May 22, 2011. It was part of a larger late-May tornado outbreak and reached a maximum width of nearly 1 mile (1.6 km) during its path through the southern part of the city.

Tri-State ​Tornado​
Tri-State ​Tornado​

The Tri-State Tornado of Wednesday, March 18, 1925 was the deadliest tornado in United States history. It was also the most exceptional tornado during a major outbreak of at least 12 known significant tornadoes, spanning a large portion of the Midwestern and Southern United States.

1974 Super ​Outbreak​
1974 Super ​Outbreak​

The 1974 Super Outbreak was the second-largest tornado outbreak on record for a single 24-hour period, just behind the 2011 Super Outbreak. It was also the most violent tornado outbreak ever recorded, with 30 F4/F5 tornadoes confirmed.

2011 Super ​Outbreak​
2011 Super ​Outbreak​

The individual tornado paths from the April 25-28, 2011, Super Outbreak added up to an almost unfathomable 3,200 path miles, by far the greatest of any U.S. outbreak. This total path was over 600 miles longer than the April 3-4, 1974, Super Outbreak.

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2013 Moore ​Tornado​
2013 Moore ​Tornado​

The 2013 Moore tornado was the deadliest tornado recorded in the U.S. since the Joplin, Missouri tornado that killed 158 people in May 2011. Patients were taken to Integris Southwest Medical Center and The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Great Natchez ​Tornado​
Great Natchez ​Tornado​

The Great Natchez Tornado hit Natchez, Mississippi, on May 7, 1840. This tornado was the second deadliest tornado in United States history; at least 317 people were killed and at least 109 were injured.

1953 Waco ​Tornado Outbreak​
1953 Waco ​Tornado Outbreak​

The 1953 Waco tornado outbreak was a series of at least 33 tornadoes occurring in 10 different U.S. states on May 9–11, 1953. Tornadoes appeared daily from Minnesota in the north to Texas in the south. The strongest and deadliest tornado of the severe weather event was a powerful F5 on the Fujita scale.

2013 El Reno ​Tornado​
2013 El Reno ​Tornado​

The 2013 El Reno tornado was a very large EF3 tornado that occurred over rural areas of Central Oklahoma during the early evening of May 31, 2013. The widest tornado in recorded history, it was part of a larger weather system that produced dozens of tornadoes over the preceding days.

Daulatpur–​Saturia Tornado​
Daulatpur–​Saturia Tornado​

The Daulatpur–Saturia, Bangladesh tornado occurred in the Manikganj District, Bangladesh on April 26, 1989. It was the costliest and deadliest tornado in Bangladesh's history.

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1999 ​Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak​
1999 ​Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak​

The 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak was a significant tornado outbreak which produced the highest wind speeds ever recorded on Earth, 301 ± 20 mph (484 ± 32 km/h). It took place across much of the Central and parts of the Eastern United States.

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1953 Flint–​Beecher Tornado​
1953 Flint–​Beecher Tornado​

The 1953 Flint-Beecher Tornado occurred on Monday, June 8, 1953, and ranks as one of the top ten single deadliest tornadoes in United States history. Rated as an F5 on the Fujita Scale, the tornado touched down in Genesee County, Michigan, at 8:30 p.m. (01:30 UTC) and continued on a 27-mile (43 km) path causing 116 fatalities, 844 injuries and an estimated $19 million (1953 USD) in damage.

1899 New ​Richmond Tornado​
1899 New ​Richmond Tornado​

The 1899 New Richmond Tornado was an estimated F5 tornado which formed on the early evening of June 12, 1899 and tore a 45-mile long path of destruction through St. Croix, Polk and Barron counties in west-central Wisconsin, leaving 117 people dead, twice as many injured and hundreds homeless.

Tornado ​Outbreak of April 26, 1991​
Tornado ​Outbreak of April 26, 1991​

The April 26, 1991 tornado outbreak was a violent outbreak of 55 tornadoes that took place on April 26, 1991 in the Central and Southern Great Plains, killing 21 people and injuring hundreds more. Meteorological synopsis. On April 25, 1991, the National Severe Storms Forecast Center, now called the Storm Prediction Center, forecast a high risk of severe weather for the following day. A strong ...

Tornado ​Outbreak of May 4–6, 2007​
Tornado ​Outbreak of May 4–6, 2007​

The tornado outbreak of May 4–6, 2007 was a major and damaging tornado outbreak that significantly affected portions of the Central United States.The most destructive tornado in the outbreak occurred on the evening of May 4 in western Kansas, where about 95% of the city of Greensburg in Kiowa County was destroyed by an EF5 tornado, the first ...

1997 Central ​Texas Tornado Outbreak​
1997 Central ​Texas Tornado Outbreak​

The 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak was a deadly tornado outbreak in Central Texas that occurred on May 27, 1997. The storm produced 20 total tornadoes, including multiple in the vicinity of Austin, Texas.

1965 Palm ​Sunday Tornado Outbreak​
1965 Palm ​Sunday Tornado Outbreak​

The second Palm Sunday tornado outbreak occurred on April 11–12, 1965, in the Midwest U.S. states of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, with 47 tornadoes (32 significant, 17 violent, 21 killers).

1999 Bridge ​Creek–Moore Tornado​
1999 Bridge ​Creek–Moore Tornado​

The 1999 Bridge Creek–Moore tornado (locally referred to as the May 3rd tornado) was an extremely powerful F5 tornado in which the highest wind speeds ever measured globally were recorded at 301 ± 20 miles per hour (484 ± 32 km/h) by a Doppler on Wheels (DOW) radar.

1970 Lubbock ​Tornado​
1970 Lubbock ​Tornado​

The 1970 Lubbock tornado was a tornado event that occurred in Lubbock, Texas, on May 11, 1970. It was one of the worst tornadoes in Texas history, and occurred exactly 17 years to the day after the deadly Waco Tornado. It is also the most recent F5 tornado to have struck a central business district of a large city.

2011 ​Tuscaloosa–Birmingham Tornado​
2011 ​Tuscaloosa–Birmingham Tornado​

The 2011 Tuscaloosa–Birmingham tornado was a large and violent EF4 multiple-vortex tornado that devastated portions of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama, as well as smaller communities and rural areas between the two cities, during the late afternoon and early evening of Wednesday, April 27, 2011. It is one of the costliest tornadoes on record. It was one of the 360 tornadoes in the 2011 Super Outbreak, the largest tornado outbreak in United States history.

1908 Dixie ​Tornado Outbreak​
1908 Dixie ​Tornado Outbreak​

The 1908 Dixie tornado outbreak was a destructive tornado outbreak that affected portions of the Great Plains, the Midwest, and the Southern United States from April 23–25, 1908. The outbreak produced at least 29 tornadoes in 13 states, with a total of at least 324 tornado-related deaths.

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2007 Elie, ​Manitoba Tornado​
2007 Elie, ​Manitoba Tornado​

The Elie, Manitoba tornado was an F5 tornado that struck the town of Elie, in the Canadian province of Manitoba (40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Winnipeg), on June 22, 2007. While several houses were leveled, no one was injured or killed by the tornado.

March 1913 ​Tornado Outbreak Sequence​
March 1913 ​Tornado Outbreak Sequence​

The March 1913 tornado outbreak sequence was a devastating series of tornado outbreaks that affected the northern Great Plains, the Southern United States, and sections of the upper Midwest over a two-day-long period between March 21–23, 1913.

1987 ​Saragosa Tornado​
1987 ​Saragosa Tornado​

The 1987 Saragosa, Texas tornado was a deadly tornado that hit the community of Saragosa in Reeves County, Texas on May 22, 1987. The tornado destroyed much of the town, killing at least 30 and injuring over 100 people.

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1946 ​Windsor–Tecumseh Tornado​
1946 ​Windsor–Tecumseh Tornado​

The Windsor–Tecumseh Tornado of 1946 was the most powerful tornado to hit Windsor, Ontario, being an F4 in strength, touching down on June 17 of that year. The tornado touched down near River Rouge, Michigan, then crossed the Detroit River and made landfall in the Brighton Beach neighbourhood of Windsor.

Flint–​Worcester Tornado Outbreak Sequence​
Flint–​Worcester Tornado Outbreak Sequence​

The 1953 Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak sequence was a devastating tornado outbreak sequence spanning three days, two of which featured tornadoes each causing at least 90 deaths—an F5 occurring in Flint, Michigan, on June 8, 1953, and an F4 in Worcester, Massachusetts, on June 9.

2008 Super ​Tuesday Tornado Outbreak​
2008 Super ​Tuesday Tornado Outbreak​

The 2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak was a deadly tornado outbreak which affected the Southern United States and the lower Ohio Valley on February 5 and 6, 2008. The event began on Super Tuesday, while 24 U.S. states were holding primary elections and caucuses to select the presidential candidates for the upcoming presidential election.

1975 Omaha ​Tornado Outbreak​
1975 Omaha ​Tornado Outbreak​

The 1975 Omaha tornado was a violent tornado that hit the Omaha metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It was part of a two-day outbreak that struck the Midwest and Southern United States on May 6–7, 1975, ending in the very early hours of May 8 across Louisiana. South Dakota, Iowa, Texas, and Mississippi were also struck by several tornadoes.

1955 Great ​Plains Tornado Outbreak​
1955 Great ​Plains Tornado Outbreak​

The 1955 Great Plains tornado outbreak was a deadly tornado outbreak that struck the southern and central U.S Great Plains States on May 25–26, 1955. It produced at least 46 tornadoes across seven states including two F5 tornadoes in Blackwell, Oklahoma, and Udall, Kansas that caused most of the casualties.

1953 ​Worcester Tornado​
1953 ​Worcester Tornado​

The 1953 Worcester tornado was an extremely powerful tornado that struck the city and surrounding area of Worcester, Massachusetts on June 9, 1953. It was part of the Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak sequence, which occurred over a three-day period from June 6—9, 1953.

Tornado ​Outbreak of November 17, 2013​
Tornado ​Outbreak of November 17, 2013​

The tornado outbreak of November 17, 2013, was the deadliest and costliest in the U.S. state of Illinois to occur in the month of November and fourth largest for the state overall.[2] Associated with a strong trough in the upper levels of the atmosphere, the event resulted in 73 tornadoes tracking across regions of the Midwest United States and Ohio ...

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Edmonton ​Tornado​
Edmonton ​Tornado​

The Edmonton tornado of 1987, an event also known as Black Friday to Edmontonians, was a powerful and devastating tornado that ripped through the eastern part of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and parts of neighbouring Strathcona County on the afternoon of Friday, July 31, 1987. It was one of seven other tornadoes in central Alberta the same day.

Tornado ​Outbreak of March 2–3, 2012​
Tornado ​Outbreak of March 2–3, 2012​

On March 2 and 3, 2012, a deadly tornado outbreak occurred over a large section of the Southern United States into the Ohio Valley region. The storms resulted in 41 tornado-related fatalities, 22 of which occurred in Kentucky. Tornado-related deaths also occurred in Alabama, Indiana, and Ohio.

1990 ​Plainfield Tornado​
1990 ​Plainfield Tornado​

The 1990 Plainfield tornado was a devastating tornado that occurred on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 28, 1990. The violent tornado killed 29 people and injured 353. It is the only F5 tornado ever recorded in August and the only F5 tornado to strike the Chicago area.

March 1942 ​Tornado Outbreak​
March 1942 ​Tornado Outbreak​

The March 1942 tornado outbreak was a deadly late-winter tornado outbreak which struck a large area of the Central and Southern United States on March 16–17, 1942. The tornado outbreak killed 153 people and injured at least 1,284.

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1980 Grand ​Island Tornado Outbreak​
1980 Grand ​Island Tornado Outbreak​

The 1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak, also known as The Night of the Twisters, was a tornado outbreak that produced a series of destructive tornadoes that affected the city of Grand Island, Nebraska, on June 3, 1980.

1985 United ​States–Canada Tornado Outbreak​
1985 United ​States–Canada Tornado Outbreak​

The 1985 United States – Canada tornado outbreak, referred to as the Barrie tornado outbreak in Canada, was a major tornado outbreak that occurred in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, on May 31, 1985. 44 tornadoes were counted including 14 in Ontario, Canada. It is the largest and most intense tornado outbreak ever to hit this region, and the worst tornado outbreak in Pennsylvania history in terms of deaths and destruction.

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1924 Lorain–​Sandusky Tornado​
1924 Lorain–​Sandusky Tornado​

The 1924 Lorain-Sandusky was a deadly tornado which struck the towns of Sandusky and Lorain, Ohio on June 28, 1924. At least 85 people were killed by the tornado, with others killed by tornadoes that struck the northern and eastern half of the state.

1920 Palm ​Sunday Tornado Outbreak​
1920 Palm ​Sunday Tornado Outbreak​

The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 was an outbreak of at least 37 tornadoes, 31 of which were significant, across the Midwest and Deep South states on March 28, 1920. The tornadoes left more than 380 dead and at least 1,215 injured.

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Tornado ​Outbreak Sequence of May 2003​
Tornado ​Outbreak Sequence of May 2003​

The Tornado outbreak sequence of May 2003 in the United States was a series of tornado outbreaks that occurred from May 3 to May 11, 2003. Tornadoes began occurring over the affected area on April 30, but the most prolific continuous period was the seven-day period of May 4–10.

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Tornado ​Outbreak Sequence of May 1896​
Tornado ​Outbreak Sequence of May 1896​

The tornado outbreak sequence of May 1896 was a series of violent and deadly tornado outbreaks that struck much of the Central and Southern United States from May 15 to 28, 1896.

San Justo ​Tornado​
San Justo ​Tornado​

The San Justo tornado was a powerful tornado which struck San Justo, a town in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, on January 10, 1973. At least 63 people were reported dead and 350 were reported injured as it cut a 300 yard wide swath through the town. It was the most violent tornado ever recorded in South America, and also the entire Southern Hemisphere. Multiple factories and upwards of ...

1967 Oak ​Lawn Tornado Outbreak​
1967 Oak ​Lawn Tornado Outbreak​

The 1967 Oak Lawn tornado outbreak was a destructive tornado outbreak and severe weather event that occurred on April 21, 1967, across the Upper Midwestern United States, in particular the Chicago area including the towns of Belvidere and Oak Lawn, Illinois.

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Tornado ​Outbreak of April 15–16, 1998​
Tornado ​Outbreak of April 15–16, 1998​

The April 15–16, 1998 tornado outbreak was a two-day tornado outbreak that affected portions of the Midwestern United States, Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys on April 15 and April 16, 1998, with the worst of the outbreak taking place on the second day.

Enigma ​Tornado Outbreak​
Enigma ​Tornado Outbreak​

Enigma tornado outbreak. The 1884 Enigma outbreak is thought to be among the largest and most widespread tornado outbreaks in American history, striking on February 19–20, 1884.

1966 ​Candlestick Park Tornado​
1966 ​Candlestick Park Tornado​

On March 3, 1966, a violent F5 tornado, dubbed the Candlestick Park tornado after the name of a Jackson, Mississippi, shopping mall which was leveled by the storm, wrought catastrophic damage in Mississippi and Alabama along a 202.5 mi (325.9 km) track.

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April 1956 ​Tornado Outbreak​
April 1956 ​Tornado Outbreak​

The April 1956 tornado outbreak was a large, deadly tornado outbreak that affected the Great Plains, parts of the South, and the upper Midwest in the contiguous United States.

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1997 Miami ​Tornado​
1997 Miami ​Tornado​

The 1997 Miami Tornado (also known as the Great Miami Tornado) was an F1 tornado which touched down in Miami, Florida on May 12, 1997. It is remembered not for its minor damage but for its haunting pictures, which made headlines around the world.

Regina ​Cyclone​
Regina ​Cyclone​

The Regina Cyclone, or Regina tornado of 1912, was a tornado that devastated the city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, on June 30, 1912. It remains the deadliest tornado in Canadian history with a total of 28 fatalities.

1984 ​Barneveld Tornado Outbreak​
1984 ​Barneveld Tornado Outbreak​

The 1984 Barneveld, Wisconsin, tornado outbreak is a significant severe weather and tornado event that took place across the central United States from North Dakota to Kansas on June 7–8, 1984.

1881 ​Minnesota Tornado Outbreak​
1881 ​Minnesota Tornado Outbreak​

The 1881 Minnesota tornado outbreak was a deadly tornado outbreak that struck southern Minnesota on July 15–16, 1881. At least six tornadoes touched down between 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm CST, killing 24 people and injuring at least 123.

Tornado ​Outbreak Sequence of June 1966​
Tornado ​Outbreak Sequence of June 1966​

The Tornado outbreak sequence of June 1966 was a series of tornado outbreaks which occurred between June 2 and June 12. The most destructive tornado of this event occurred on the early evening of June 8, 1966, when Topeka, Kansas was struck by an F5 rated tornado.