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this day in the yesteryear: The Super Outbreak: 148 Tornadoes in 13 States (1974)


The Super Outbreak: 148 Tornadoes in 13 States (1974)

The largest tornado outbreak on record for a single 24-hour period, the Super Outbreak occurred on April 3 and 4, 1974. During that time, nearly 150 tornadoes swept across 13 central and eastern US states as well as Ontario, Canada, severely damaging approximately 900 square miles (2,330 sq km) along a total combined path length of 2,600 miles (4,180 km). The outbreak brought more violent tornadoes than had ever been observed, including 23 F4 tornadoes and how many F5s? More… Discuss

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NEWS: DEATH TOLL RISES WITH SECOND DAY OF TORNADOES IN US



Death Toll Rises with Second Day of Tornadoes in US

Tornado Outbreak of April 25-28

Tornado Outbreak of April 25-28 (Photo credit: Navy Patrick)

At least 34 people have been killed in the southern and midwestern US in two consecutive days of ferocious tornado outbreaks. Twisters cut through at least half a dozen states, flattening homes and businesses in their paths. The storm outbreak began on Sunday, on the three-year anniversary of a historic US tornado outbreak that claimed more than 250 lives in Alabama. Those affected have begun sifting through the wreckage, but they must remain vigilant, as the severe weather is expected to last through Wednesday and could bring with it more deadly twistersMore… Discuss

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: THE ENIGMA TORNADO OUTBREAK (1884)


The Enigma Tornado Outbreak (1884)

One of the largest and severest tornado outbreaks in US history, the Enigma Outbreak of 1884 consisted of at least 50 and possibly more than 60 tornados that tore across 10 states over a 15-hour period. In addition to the question of exactly how many tornados touched down during the outbreak, there are the “enigmas” of precisely how many people died—estimates range from 178 to 1,200—and the extent of the property damage sustained. Best estimates place the figure at how many millions of dollars? More…Discuss

 

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