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.
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.
Daulatpur-Saturia Tornado, Bangladesh, 1989 (Jean Beaufort/publicdomainpictures.net/CC0) This storm was about a mile wide and traveled 50 miles through poor areas of the Dhaka region of Bangladesh, which is, along with the U.S. and Canada, one of the countries most frequently hit by tornadoes.
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.
The tornado carried sheets of iron as far as 50miles away and obliterated entire towns and injured more than 2,000 people. 216 deaths. April 5, 1936, in Tupelo, Mississippi; 203 deaths. April 6, 1936, in Gainesville, Georgia; The tornado outbreak over two days caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage across the region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Palm Sunday 1965: Southern Great Lakes ravaged by one of the worst tornado outbreaks on record Apr 11, 2015 by Andrew Berrington in Tornado History Famous picture of F4 tornado with two distinct funnels destroying the Midway Trailer Park near Dunlap, Indiana.
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.
The tornado outbreak of April 27–30, 2014 was a relatively widespread, damaging and deadly tornado outbreak that struck the central and southern United States in late April 2014. The storm complex responsible for the outbreak produced multiple long-track tornadoes – seven were deadly, causing 35 fatalities.
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.
The tornado outbreak of January 21–23, 2017 was a prolific and deadly winter tornado outbreak that occurred across the Southeast United States.Lasting just under two days, the outbreak produced a total of 81 tornadoes, cementing its status as the second-largest January tornado outbreak and the third-largest winter tornado outbreak since 1950.
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.
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.
The 1999 Salt Lake City tornado was a very rare tornado that occurred in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 11, 1999, during an unusually strong summer monsoon season. It was among the most notable tornadoes to hit west of the Great Plains in the 20th century and the second tornado to hit in Utah that resulted in a fatality (the other occurring in 1884).
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 ...