List of North American tornadoes and tornado outbreaks

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These are some notable tornadoes, tornado outbreaks, and tornado outbreak sequences that have occurred in North America.

  1. The listing is U.S.-centric, with greater and more consistent information available for U.S. tornadoes. Some North American outbreaks affecting the U.S. may only include tornado information from the U.S.
  2. Exact death and injury counts are not possible, especially for large events and events before 1955.
  3. Prior to 1950 in the United States, only significant tornadoes are listed for the number of tornadoes in outbreaks.
  4. Due to increasing detection, particularly in the U.S., numbers of counted tornadoes have increased markedly in recent decades although number of actual tornadoes and counted significant tornadoes has not. In older events, the number of tornadoes officially counted is likely underestimated.

United States[edit]

Pre-1900[edit]

EventDateAreaTornadoesCasualtiesNotes
Rehoboth, Massachusetts tornadoAugust 1671Massachusetts0 fatalitiesEarliest recorded U.S. tornado.
Cambridge, Massachusetts tornadoJuly 8, 1680Massachusetts1 fatalityEarliest recorded U.S. tornado with fatalities.
Four-State Tornado SwarmAugust 15, 1787New England2 fatalitiesFirst known U.S tornado outbreak.
1812 Washington, D.C. tornadoAugust 25, 1814Washington, D.C.Killed several British soldiers occupying the city. The British subsequently abandoned the city.
September 1821 New England tornado outbreakSep 9, 1821New England>58 fatalitiesOne of the most destructive New England outbreaks ever documented. Produced a deadly multiple-vortex tornado in New Hampshire.
Great Natchez TornadoMay 7, 1840Southeastern United States>1317+ fatalities, 109+ injuriesSecond-deadliest tornado in U.S. history
September 1845 New York outbreakSep 20, 1845New York, Vermont>5Multiple long-track tornadoes crossed upstate New York
June 1860 Mid-Mississippi Valley tornado outbreakJune 3, 1860Middle Mississippi Valley≥148 fatalities, ≥409 injuriesVery violent outbreak. Produced a deadly tornado or tornado family that struck Camache, Iowa.
1865 Viroqua, Wisconsin tornadoJune 28, 1865Viroqua, Wisconsin>1≥22 fatalitiesOne of Wisconsin's first killer tornadoes. Also one of the first documentations of a multiple-vortex tornado.
1871 St. Louis tornadoMarch 8, 1871Middle Mississippi Valley≥19 fatalities, 60 injuriesF3 tornado killed nine people in St. Louis.
May 1873 Midwest tornado outbreakMay 22, 1873Midwestern United States≥718 fatalities, ≥ 93 injuries(3 violent killers)
March 1875 Southeast tornado outbreakMarch 19–20, 1875Southeastern United States≥19≥96 fatalities, ≥367 injuriesOutbreak produced seven F4s. The worst of the damage and most of the fatalities took place in Georgia.
May 1875 Southeast tornado outbreakMay 1, 1875Southeastern United States58 fatalities, 195 injuriesIncluded several long-tracked, F3 tornado families. (1 violent, 7 killer)
1878 Wallingford tornadoAugust 9, 1878Connecticut34 fatalities, ≥70 injuriesDeadliest tornado in Connecticut history. Estimated to have been an F4.
May 1879 Central Plains tornado outbreakMay 29–30, 1879Central Great Plains≥36 fatalities, ≥186 injuries(≥15 significant, 6 violent, ≥9 killer)
April 1880 tornado outbreakApril 18, 1880Mississippi ValleyGreat Plains≥165 fatalities, ≥511 injuries99 people killed in and near Springfield and Marshfield, Missouri. Three long-tracked F4s in Missouri. (>22 significant, 5 violent, 14 killer)
1881 Hopkins tornadoJune 17, 1881Missouri12 fatalitiesOne of the first F5 tornadoes ever documented.
1881 Minnesota tornado outbreakJuly 15–16, 1881Minnesota≥ 624 fatalities, 123 injuriesProduced a destructive F4 (possibly F5) tornado in New Ulm, Minnesota, along with other killer tornadoes in rural areas, including one that killed four people.
April 1883 Southeast tornado outbreakApril 22–23, 1883Southeastern United States≥109 fatalities, ≥755 injuriesProduced several killer F3+ tornadoes in Mississippi and Georgia. (17 significant, 3 violent, 13 killer)
May 1883 tornado outbreakMay 18, 1883Middle-Lower Mississippi Valley≥64 fatalities, ≥386 injuriesOne of the most intense outbreaks ever to hit Illinois, where five F4s struck. (≥21 significant, 6 violent, 16 killers)
1883 Rochester tornadoAugust 21, 1883Rochester, Minnesota37 fatalities, 200+ injuredF5 tornado led to the formation of the Mayo Clinic.[citation needed]
1884 Enigma tornado outbreakFebruary 19–20, 1884Central – Eastern United States>51>178 fatalities, ≥1056 injuriesAmong largest known outbreaks ever recorded. Produced violent and killer tornadoes across a large portion of the Southeastern United States, killing well over 170 people. Long-track F4 tornado moved through Alabama and Georgia, killing 30 people. Another F4—the deadliest in North Carolina history—hit Rockingham, North Carolina, and killed 23.
1884 March tornado outbreakMarch 24–25, 1884Southeastern United States – Ohio Valley>2932 fatalities(29 significant, 11 killer)
1884 Howard, South Dakota tornadoAugust 28, 1884Howard, South Dakota4 fatalities, 2 injuriesOne of the oldest known tornado photographs[1]
1886 Sauk Rapids tornadoApril 14, 1886Central Minnesota72 fatalities, 200+ injuriesDeadliest tornado in Minnesota history. Estimated to have been an F4.
1890 St. Louis tornado outbreakJanuary 12, 1890Middle Mississippi Valley16 fatalities, 91 injuries(≥1 violent, 3 killer)
March 1890 middle Mississippi Valley tornado outbreakMarch 27, 1890Middle Mississippi Valley≥146 fatalities, ≥847 injuriesDeadly tornado outbreak killed at least 146 people across the Midwest. An F4 that struck downtown Louisville killed 76 people alone. Four other F4s, including a long-tracked tornado family that killed 21 people in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.
1890 Lawrence tornadoJuly 26, 1890Lawrence, Massachusetts8 fatalities, 63 injuriesPath 11 mi (18 km) long through the city.
1892 Southern Minnesota tornadoJune 15, 1892Minnesota12 fatalities, 72 injuriesEstimated to have been F5 intensity.
1894 Upper Mississippi Valley tornado outbreakSeptember 21–22, 1894Upper Mississippi Valley>63 fatalities, >253 injuriesIncluded a long-tracked F4 tornado family in Iowa and Wisconsin. (>9 significant, 4 violent, 5 killer)
1895 Kansas-Iowa tornado outbreakMay 1–3, 1895Central-Northern Great Plains>18–35 fatalities, >67 injuriesSeven people killed in schools in Ireton-Hull, Iowa. (2 F5s, 3 killer)
May 1896 tornado outbreak sequenceMay 15–28, 1896Upper Mississippi ValleyGreat Lakes (Ontario)≥484 fatalities, >2,000 injuriesThe deadliest tornado outbreak sequence in American history. Killer tornadoes touched down from Texas to Pennsylvania. Produced at least three F5 tornadoes and several F4s, including an F4 that killed at least 255 people and injured 1,236 in the St. Louis area.
1898 Fort Smith, Arkansas tornadoJanuary 11, 1898Lower Mississippi Valley≥56 fatalities, ≥119 injuriesDevastating F4 tornado struck Fort Smith. (1 violent, 2 killer)
May 1898 Mississippi Valley tornado outbreaksMay 17–18, 1898Middle-Upper Mississippi Valley55 fatalities, ≥380 injuries(5 violent, 10 killer)
1899 New Richmond tornadoJune 11–12, 1899Upper Midwest≥117 fatalities, ≥203 injuriesDevastating F5 destroyed the town of New Richmond, Wisconsin. Deadliest Wisconsin tornado on record, ninth deadliest in US history.

1900–1919[edit]

EventDateAreaTornadoesCasualtiesNotes
1900 Plains tornado outbreakMay 5–6, 1900Nebraska-Texas-Missouri≥3 fatalities, ≥16 injuriesMay 6 named "day of the cyclones" by the press. (≥19 significant, 2 killer)
1902 Goliad, Texas tornadoMay 18, 1902South Central U.S.114 fatalities, ≥279 injuriesTied with the Waco tornado as deadliest in Texas history.
1904 Chappaqua tornadoJuly 16, 1904New York12 fatalitiesF3 struck upstate New York.
1904 St. Louis tornadoAugust 19, 1904MissouriIllinois13 fatalities, ≥10 injuriesHeavy damage in downtown St. Louis.
1905 Snyder, Oklahoma tornadoMay 10, 1905Oklahoma≥197 fatalities, ≥150 injuriesF5 largely destroyed Snyder, Oklahoma.
1908 Dixie tornado outbreakApril 23–25, 1908Southeastern United States324 fatalities, ≥1,720 injuriesTied with the 2011 Super Outbreak for fourth-deadliest US tornado outbreak. Produced numerous violent tornadoes in the Southern United States and Great Plains, including an F5 in Nebraska. One long-track tornado killed 143 people alone in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Late-April 1909 tornado outbreakApril 29 – May 1, 1909MississippiTennessee Valley≥165 fatalities, ≥696 injuriesProduced numerous killer tornadoes across the Southern United States. Two tornadoes in Mississippi and Alabama killed 29 each.
November 1911 tornado outbreakNovember 11, 1911Midwestern United States≥913 fatalities, 117 injuriesOutbreak was produced by a large and dynamic storm system. F4 struck Janesville, Wisconsin, and killed nine people. Other killer tornadoes occurred in Illinois and Michigan. (9 significant, 1 violent, 3 killer)
April 20‑22, 1912 tornado outbreakApril 20–22, 1912Southern-Central Great PlainsMiddle Mississippi Valley – Southeastern United States≥104 fatalities, ≥630 injuriesNumerous violent tornadoes in North Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, including what is now the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. (≥59 significant, 17 violent, ≥34 killer)
Regina CycloneJune 30, 1912Saskatchewan, CanadaCanadian Prairies128 fatalities, hundreds injuredDeadliest tornado in Canada, F4 left 2,500 people homeless.
Mid-March 1913 tornado outbreakMarch 13–14, 1913Southeastern United States – Middle Mississippi Valley78 fatalities, ≥492 injuriesProduced deadly, long-tracked F3+ tornadoes in Tennessee. (20 significant, 3 violent, 16 killer)
March 1913 tornado outbreak sequenceMarch 20–23, 1913Southeastern United States – Central Great PlainsMiddle Mississippi Valley≥ 241 fatalities, ≥ 1,535 injuriesProduced the devastating Omaha tornado (103 deaths), among several other violent and deadly tornadoes in Nebraska. Other violent tornadoes killed numerous people in Alabama and one in Terre Haute, Indiana, killed 21. (19 significant, 7 violent, 15 killer)
June 1916 tornado outbreakJune 5–6, 1916Mississippi ValleySouthern U.S.112 fatalities, 741 injuriesProduced numerous killer tornadoes in Arkansas, including one that killed 25 people. An F3 killed 13 people in the northern suburbs of Jackson, Mississippi. (35 significant, 1 violent, 23 killer)
February 1917 Southeast tornado outbreakFebruary 23, 1917Southeastern United States17 fatalities, 81 injuriesSix strong tornadoes touched down across the South.
1917 New Albany, Indiana tornadoMarch 23, 1917Middle Mississippi Valley47 fatalities, 311 injuriesF4 tornado devastated the town. Destroyed two schools and a wood shop. At least 300 homes were destroyed, some swept away.
May–June 1917 tornado outbreak sequenceMay 25 – June 1, 1917Central – Southeastern United States≥ 73>382 fatalitiesOne of the deadliest tornado outbreak sequences in US history. An F5 killed 23 people in Kansas. One tornado family in Illinois killed 101 people alone. A long-track tornado killed 67 people, mostly in Kentucky. (63 significant, 15 violent, 35 killer)
May 1918 tornado outbreak sequenceMay 18–21, 1918Central-Northern Great PlainsUpper Midwest44 fatalities, 340 injuries(≥34 significant, 5 violent, 13 killer)
1918 Tyler tornadoAugust 21, 1918Tyler, Minnesota36 killed, 225 injuredF4 tornado killed 36 people in and near Tyler.
March 1919 tornado outbreakMarch 14–16, 1919Central United States53 fatalities, 219 injuries(4 violent, 18 killer)
April 1919 tornado outbreakApril 8–9, 1919Southern Great Plains92 fatalities, 412 injuriesUnusual nocturnal outbreak produced numerous violent, large, long-tracked tornadoes in East Texas. (4 violent, 10 killer)
1919 Fergus Falls tornadoJune 22, 1919Fergus Falls, Minnesota57 fatalities, 200 injuredF5 tornado leveled many homes in Fergus Falls, killing 57 people. 35 of the deaths were at the three story Grand Hotel, which was completely destroyed.

1920–1929[edit]

EventDateAreaTornadoesCasualtiesNotes
1920 Palm Sunday tornado outbreakMarch 28, 1920MidwestSoutheast≥380 fatalities, ≥1215 injuriesFirst and deadliest of the Palm Sunday outbreaks; one of the deadliest outbreaks in US history. Tornadoes devastated the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, including parts of the Chicago metropolitan area. Other long-track killer tornadoes tore across the Southern states. Official death toll is uncertain and may be considerably higher than what is listed. (32 significant, 8 violent, 19 killer)
April 1920 tornado outbreakApril 19–21, 1920Southeastern United States224 fatalities, 1374 injuriesSeveral violent, long-track tornadoes touched down across the South, killing numerous people. Mississippi and Alabama were the hardest hit, with multiple tornadoes producing double-digit death tolls, including one that killed 88 people alone. (14 significant, 7 violent, 9 killer)
April 1921 tornado outbreakApril 15–16, 1921Southern U.S.90 fatalities, 676 injuriesViolent, long-tracked tornado killed 59 people in Texas and Arkansas. (34 significant, 1 violent, 17 killer)
1922 Austin twin tornadoesMay 4, 1922Texas213 fatalities, 50 injuries(Deadliest tornadoes in Austin history)
November 1922 Great Plains tornado outbreakNovember 4, 1922Great Plains17 fatalities, 68 injuries(1 violent, 4 killer)
April 1924 tornado outbreakApril 30, 1924Southeastern United States110 fatalities, 1133 injuriesLong-tracked tornado family killed seven people at a school in Horrell Hill, South Carolina. Multiple violent killer tornadoes struck the Carolinas and Georgia.
1924 Lorain–Sandusky tornadoJune 28, 1924Eastern Great Lakes90 fatalities, 349 injuriesDeadliest tornado in Ohio history, estimated to have been an F4.
Tri-State TornadoMarch 18, 1925Middle MississippiOhio Valley≥747 fatalities, ≥2298 injuriesPart of a deadly outbreak, including the deadliest and longest-tracked tornado in US history. A massive F5 tornado traveled 219 mi (352 km) across the three states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people. Third-costliest US tornado ever. Other violent tornadoes hit Kentucky and Tennessee, including a long-tracked F4 that killed 38 people.
1926 La Plata, Maryland tornado outbreakNovember 9, 1926Mid-Atlantic17 fatalities, 65 injuries17 people killed at schools in La Plata. An F4 tornado also hit the area on April 28, 2002.
Late-November 1926 tornado outbreakNovember 25–26, 1926South107 fatalities, 451 injuriesDeadliest November tornado outbreak in the US, produced several long-tracked, strong, killer tornadoes. (27 significant, 2 violent, 18 killer)
1927 Rocksprings, Texas tornadoApril 12, 1927Southern Great Plains74 fatalities, 205 injuriesA large F5 tornado struck Rocksprings, Texas, destroying 235 of 247 buildings in town. (1 violent, 1 killer)
April 1927 Southern Plains-Midwest tornado outbreakApril 18–19, 1927Southern Great PlainsMidwest≥46 fatalities, ≥235 injuries(16 significant, 3 violent, 5 killer)
May 1927 tornado outbreakMay 8–9, 1927Great PlainsMississippi Valley217 fatalities, 1156 injuriesOne of the most active outbreaks in US history. A long-tracked F5 on May 7 in Kansas killed 10 people and injured 300. Other deadly tornadoes hit Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas including an F4 on May 9 that devastated Poplar Bluff, Missouri, killing 98 people. (32 significant, 8 violent, 17 killer)
1927 St. Louis tornado outbreakSeptember 29, 1927Middle-Lower Mississippi Valley82 fatalities, 620 injuriesProduced a devastating tornado that struck St. Louis and killed 79 people. Estimated to have been an F3, but may have been an F4.
September 1928 Upper Plains-Midwest tornado outbreakSeptember 13–14, 1928Upper Great PlainsMidwest23 fatalities, 197 injuriesMost intense September outbreak in US history. Several violent tornadoes, including one F4 that hit Rockford, Illinois. (15 significant, 3 violent, 3 killer)
January 1929 Mid-Mississippi Valley tornado outbreakJanuary 18, 1929Middle Mississippi Valley10 fatalities, 46 injuries(7 significant, 5 killer)
1929 Slocum, Texas-Statesboro, Georgia tornado outbreaksApril 24–25, 1929Great PlainsMidwestSoutheast63 fatalities, 567 injuries(15 significant, 4 violent, 7 killer)
1929 Rye Cove, Virginia tornado outbreakMay 1–2, 1929Southern – Eastern United States44 fatalities, 349 injuries13 people killed at school in Rye Cove, Virginia. (17 significant, 10 killer)

1930–1939[edit]

EventDateAreaTornadoesCasualtiesNotes
May 1930 tornado outbreak sequenceMay 1–2 & 5–6, 1930Great PlainsMississippi Valley94 fatalities, 520 injuriesVery intense and prolific outbreak sequence including a deadly F4 tornado in Frost, Texas, which resulted in 41 fatalities. (51 significant, 11 violent, 15 killer)
November 1930 Southern Plains tornado outbreakNovember 19, 1930Southern Great Plains24 fatalities, 162 injuries(8 significant, 1 violent, 2 killer)
1932 Deep South tornado outbreakMarch 21–22, 1932Southeastern United States≥330 fatalities, 2145 injuriesOne of the most intense outbreaks in US history, produced 10 violent tornadoes. Third-deadliest continuous tornado outbreak in US history. Hundreds of people were killed by violent tornadoes across the Southern United States. Deadliest Alabama outbreak with 268 fatalities. (36 significant, 10 violent, 27 killer)
March 1933 Nashville tornado outbreakMarch 14, 1933Tennessee Valley44 fatalities, 461 injuriesDestructive F3 tornado through downtown Nashville, killing 11 people. Other tornadoes touched down across the Ohio Valley, including an F4 that killed 12.
Late-March 1933 tornado outbreakMarch 30–31, 1933Southeast87 fatalities, 620 injuries(30 significant, 1 violent, 16 killer)
Early-May 1933 tornado outbreak sequenceMay 4–10, 1933South128 fatalitiesProduced an F4 that struck Tompkinsville, Kentucky, and killed 36 people. Another F4 struck rural Tennessee and killed 35. Numerous other killer tornadoes touched down across the Southern United States. (27 significant, 3 violent, 10 killer)
1936 Cordele-Greensboro tornado outbreakApril 1–2, 1936Southeast45 fatalities, 568 injuriesProduced multiple killer tornadoes in Georgia and the Carolinas. An F4 tornado in Cordele, Georgia, killed 23 people. (8 significant, 3 violent, 10 killer)
1936 Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreakApril 5–6, 1936Southeastern United States17454 fatalities, 2498 injuriesSecond-deadliest continuous tornado outbreak in US history. Several strong and deadly tornadoes were observed across the South. Two of the individual tornadoes killed well over 200 people each. (12 significant, 3 violent, 11 killer)
1938 Bakerville, Missouri tornado outbreakMarch 15, 1938Mississippi Valley24 fatalities, 200 injuries(14 significant, 2 violent, 6 killer)
Late-March 1938 tornado outbreakMarch 30–31, 1938Southern PlainsMississippi Valley40 fatalities, 548 injuriesAn F3 tornado in South Pekin, Illinois destroyed the town and killed 9. Remains Central Illinois' deadliest tornado after 75 years, (26 significant, 3 violent, 9 killer)
1938 Oshkosh, Nebraska tornado outbreakApril 26, 1938Great Plains6 fatalities, 39 injuriesF5 near Oshkosh killed three students at a leveled school. Several other strong tornadoes were observed that day, killing three others.
1938 Charleston, South Carolina tornadoesSeptember 29, 1938South Carolina32 fatalities, 100 injuries(2 killers)
April 1939 tornado outbreak sequenceApril 14–17, 1939Great PlainsMississippi Valley57 fatalities, 316 injuriesIncluded a long-tracked F5 tornado family on April 14 in Oklahoma and Kansas that killed seven people. (25 significant, 3 violent, 11 killer)
August 1939 tornado outbreakAugust 25, 1939Rural Kansas1 Injury(1 Significant)

1940–1949[edit]

EventDateAreaTornadoesCasualtiesNotes
February 1942 tornado outbreakFebruary 5–6, 1942Southeast22 fatalities, 330 injuries(22 significant, 9 killer)
March 1942 tornado outbreakMarch 16, 1942CentralSouthern U.S.148 fatalities, ≥1284 injuriesProduced a deadly tornado family in Mississippi that killed 63 people. An F5 struck Lacon, Illinois, killing eight people. A long-tracked F4 killed 15 people in Tennessee. (25 significant, 7 violent, 18 killer)
April–May 1942 tornado outbreak sequenceApril 27–30 & May 2, 1942Great Plains123 fatalities, ≥839 injuriesIncluded six F4s that devastated northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas on May 2. (20 significant, 11 violent, 17 killer)
May 1943 tornado outbreakMay 15, 1943Great Plains≥6 fatalities, ≥222 injuries(21 significant, 4 violent, 2 killer)
January 1944 Oklahoma tornado outbreakJanuary 26. 1944Southern Great Plains2 fatalities, 40 injuries(8 significant, 2 killer)
1944 Appalachians tornado outbreakJune 22–23, 1944Great LakesMid-Atlantic163 fatalities, ≥1044 injuries100 died in a single tornado in West Virginia, the deadliest in the state's history. Other deadly tornadoes were observed in Pennsylvania and Maryland. First of two violent outbreaks in Pennsylvania, the other occurring on May 31, 1985, with an F5 tornado hitting Wheatland, Pennsylvania.
April 1945 tornado outbreakApril 12, 1945Southern Great PlainsMississippi Valley128 fatalities, 1001 injuriesA large and deadly F5 struck Antlers, Oklahoma, killing at least 69 people. (17 significant, 5 violent, 10 killer)
1946 Windsor–Tecumseh tornadoJune 17, 1946River Rouge, Michigan, Windsor, Ontario17 dead, dozens injuredThird-deadliest tornado in Canadian history, formed in River Rouge, Michigan. May have been an F5.
January 1947 tornado outbreakJanuary 29–30, 1947Mississippi ValleySoutheast8 fatalities, 155 injuries(15 significant, 1 violent, 5 killer)
1947 Glazier–Higgins–Woodward tornadoesApril 9–10, 1947Southern Great Plains181 fatalities, 980 injuriesDeadly tornado family devastated multiple towns in Texas and Oklahoma, producing F5 damage. Entire communities were either partly or totally swept away in both states.
1947 New Year's Eve tornado outbreakDecember 31, 1947Southern U.S.20 fatalities, 256 injuries(7 significant, 1 violent, 3 killer)
1948 Alton-Bunker Hill-Gillespie tornado outbreakMarch 18–19, 1948Great PlainsMiddle Mississippi Valley43 fatalities, ≥566 injuriesEarly-morning F4 killed 33 people in Illinois. (25 significant, 3 violent, 5 killer)
1948 Tinker Air Force Base tornadoesMarch 20 & 25, 1948Oklahoma CityFirst successful tornado prediction in history.
Late-March 1948 tornado outbreakMarch 25–27, 1948Central United States37 fatalities, 321 injuries(19 significant, 3 violent, 5 killer)
1949 Warren, Arkansas tornado outbreakJanuary 3, 1949South Central U.S.60 fatalities, 504 injuriesDeadly F4 tornado killed 55 people in and near Warren. (12 significant, 1 violent, 5 killer)
May 1949 tornado outbreakMay 20–21, 1949Central – Southeastern United States≥56 fatalities, ≥552 injuriesPerhaps second-most intense outbreak in US history. (≥29 significant, ≥5 violent, ≥2 killer)
October 1949 tornado outbreakOctober 9–10, 1949Great Plains2 fatalities, 6 injuries(11 significant, 2 killer)

1950–1959[edit]

EventDateAreaTornadoesCasualtiesNotes
March 1952 Southern United States tornado outbreakMarch 21–22, 1952Lower-Middle Mississippi Valley31209 fatalitiesFourth-most violent outbreak in U.S. since 1950 with 11 F4 tornadoes, most intense ever in Arkansas. F4 tornadoes that struck Judsonia and Cotton Plant killed a total of 79 people. Other F4s struck Tennessee and northern Mississippi.
April - May 1953 tornado outbreak sequenceApril 28 – May 2, 1953Southeastern United States37 fatalities, 366 injuries(17 significant, 5 violent, 9 killer)
1953 Waco tornado outbreakMay 9–11, 1953Southern-Central Great Plains / Upper Mississippi Valley33144 fatalities, 903 injuriesProduced an F5 tornado in Waco, Texas, killing 114 people. Tied for deadliest tornado in Texas history and tenth deadliest in United States. Other deadly tornadoes struck Hebron, Nebraska, and San Angelo, Texas.
Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak sequenceJune 7–9, 1953Central Great PlainsGreat LakesNew England46247 fatalitiesNumerous tornadoes struck the Great Plains and Midwestern United States. The Flint-Beecher F5 produced the last 100+ death toll for a single tornado in US history until the 2011 Joplin tornado. A tornado that struck Worcester, Massachusetts, killed 94 people and may have been an F5 as well. A tornado family killed 18 people in northern Ohio as well.
1953 Vicksburg, Mississippi tornadoesDecember 5, 1953LouisianaMississippi438 fatalitiesSmall outbreak produced a violent tornado that struck downtown Vicksburg. Produced one of only two official December F5 tornadoes in US history, though the rating is disputed. (4 significant, 1 violent killer)
1955 Commerce Landing, Mississippi tornado outbreakFebruary 1, 1955MississippiAlabama23 fatalitiesAn F3 tornado killed 23 people at school in Commerce Landing. Tornado is officially undocumented. (>2 significant)
1955 Great Plains tornado outbreakMay 25–26, 1955Great PlainsMidwestMississippi Valley47102 fatalitiesOne of the deadliest Plains outbreaks on record. An F5 tornado struck Blackwell, Oklahoma, killing 20 people. Another F5 from the same storm struck Udall, Kansas, killing 80.
February 1956 tornado outbreakFebruary 24–25, 1956Central United States6 fatalities(14 significant, 2 violent killers)
April 1956 tornado outbreakApril 2–3, 1956Central United States4640 fatalitiesProduced numerous violent tornadoes from the Great Plains to the Great Lakes. An F4 struck Berlin, Wisconsin, and killed seven people. A violent F5 killed 18 people near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Several other violent and deadly tornadoes occurred in Oklahoma.
April 1956 Birmingham tornadoApril 15, 1956Alabama125 fatalitiesF4 killed 25 people in northern Birmingham.
Early-April 1957 tornado outbreak sequenceApril 2, 1957Texas – Oklahoma2817 fatalitiesA widely-photographed and -filmed F3 tornado struck Dallas and killed 10 people. Other violent and deadly tornadoes struck Oklahoma.
April 1957 Southeastern United States tornado outbreakApril 8, 1957AlabamaGeorgiaNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaTennesseeVirginia157 fatalitiesProduced several destructive tornadoes across the Southern United States and the Carolinas. The town of Jefferson, South Carolina, was devastated.
1957 Lubbock tornado outbreakApril 21, 1957Texas0 fatalitiesViolent tornadoes took unusual paths to the north-northwest. (4 significant, 2 violent)
1957 Silverton, Texas tornado outbreakMay 15, 1957Texas21 fatalitiesF4 tornado struck Silverton, Texas. (6 significant, 1 violent, 2 killer)
May 1957 Central Plains tornado outbreakMay 19–21, 1957Central Great PlainsMiddle-Upper Mississippi Valley59 fatalitiesProduced numerous tornadoes across the Great Plains states, including an F5 that ripped through several Kansas City suburbs and killed 44 people. Other deadly tornadoes touched down in Missouri.
Late-May 1957 tornado outbreakMay 24, 1957New Mexico and southern Great Plains4 fatalitiesProduced several strong tornadoes across the southern Great Plains. An F3 caused severe damage in Olton, Texas, and an F4 killed four people near Lawton, Oklahoma.
1957 Fargo tornadoJune 20, 1957Northern Great Plains10 fatalitiesMay have been one of the most intense tornadoes in US history, an F5 that killed 10 people in Fargo, North Dakota.
November 1957 tornado outbreakNovember 7–8, 1957Southeastern United States2012 fatalities(12 significant, 1 violent, 5 killer)
December 1957 tornado outbreak sequenceDecember 18–19, 1957Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama3719 fatalitiesIncludes the most intense December outbreak in the contiguous United States and the most intense Illinois tornado outbreak in any month. Long-track F4 struck several of the towns hit by the Tri-State Tornado and an F5 completely destroyed Sunfield, Illinois.
April 1958 Florida tornado outbreakApril 15, 1958Florida and Georgia50 fatalities, 65–72 injuriesProduced one of only two known F4 tornadoes in Florida. (3 significant, 1 violent)
1958 Colfax, Wisconsin tornado outbreakJune 4, 1958MinnesotaWisconsin928 fatalitiesProduced a series of strong and destructive tornadoes in Wisconsin, including an F5 that devastated the town of Colfax.
November 1958 tornado outbreakNovember 17, 1958Southern U.S.Great Plains340 fatalities(16 significant)
1959 St. Louis tornado outbreakFebruary 10, 1959Middle Mississippi Valley21 fatalitiesProduced a destructive F4 tornado near downtown St. Louis.
May 1959 tornado outbreakMay 4–5, 1959Central United States490 fatalities(8 significant)

1960–1969[edit]

EventDateAreaTornadoesCasualtiesNotes
May 1960 tornado outbreak sequenceMay 4–6, 1960Southern Great Plains, South, Midwest6633 fatalitiesProduced numerous violent and killer tornadoes, especially in Oklahoma. An F5 killed five people and produced extreme damage near Prague and Iron Post. An F4 struck Wilburton and killed 16. (41 significant, 5 violent, 8 killer)
Hurricane CarlaSeptember 1961Southern U.S.8Produced several strong tornadoes, including an F4 killer tornado that hit Galveston, Texas.
1964 Wichita Falls TornadoApril 3, 1964Wichita Falls, Texas7 dead, 100+ injuredWas rated F5. First tornado ever captured on live television. First of two violent tornadoes to hit Wichita Falls, the other—an F4 that killed 42—occurring on April 10, 1979.
1964 Michigan tornadoMay 8, 1964Metro Detroit111 fatalitiesF4 tornado struck suburban areas of metropolitan Detroit in Macomb and St. Clair Counties, before continuing into Lambton County in Ontario.[2]
February 1965 South Florida tornado outbreakFebruary 23, 1965Southern Florida40 fatalities, 8 injuriesProduced an unusually strong tornado in South Florida, an F3 that hit Fort Lauderdale. (2 significant, 0 violent, 0 killer)
1965 Palm Sunday tornado outbreakApril 11–12, 1965Central United States47256–271 fatalitiesAmong the most intense outbreaks ever recorded. Numerous violent and long-track tornadoes, some possibly F5s, tore across the Great Lakes states, killing hundreds of people. Two violent F4s hit Dunlap, Indiana, killing 51 people there. Two F4s with parallel paths in Michigan killed 44 people. Deadly tornadoes also impacted the Cleveland and Toledo areas. (32 significant, 17 violent, 21 killer)
Early-May 1965 tornado outbreak sequenceMay 6–8, 1965Minnesota, Front Range, Great Plains5017 fatalitiesIncluded the 1965 Twin Cities tornado outbreak, in which a series of violent tornadoes struck the Twin Cities metro area on May 6, devastating Fridley and Golden Valley. A violent outbreak occurred on May 8 in Nebraska and South Dakota, including a massive F5 tornado in Tripp County and two long-tracked F4s, one of which almost obliterated Primrose, killing four people. (28 significant, 7 violent, 5 killer)
Late-May 1965 tornado outbreakMay 25–26, 1965Great Plains510 fatalitiesProduced multiple strong tornadoes in the Great Plains, including an F3 near Pratt, Kansas.
1966 Candlestick Park tornadoMarch 3, 1966MississippiAlabama158 fatalitiesExtremely violent F5 tornado or tornado family that killed 57 people and traveled 202.5 mi (325.9 km) across Mississippi and Alabama, one of the longest such paths on record. One of only four official F5s to hit Mississippi.
1966 Tampa tornado familyApril 4, 1966Central Florida, I-4 corridor211 fatalitiesThird-deadliest tornado event in Florida, behind those of February 2, 2007, and February 22–23, 1998. Produced at least two long-tracked tornadoes, including one of only two F4s in Florida history, killing 11 people. Affected major urban areas in Tampa and Greater Orlando, but crossed the entire state as well.
June 1966 tornado outbreak sequenceJune 8–9, 1966KansasIllinois5718 fatalitiesOutbreak sequence produced a series of tornadoes across the Great Plains states. An F5 devastated downtown Topeka, Kansas, killing 16 people and disproving myths about the city's being protected. A large F3 also hit Manhattan, Kansas.
1967 St. Louis tornado outbreakJanuary 24, 1967Midwest326 fatalitiesOne of the most intense January outbreaks ever documented. F3+ tornadoes occurred as far north as Wisconsin. An F4 tornado killed three in the St. Louis suburbs, paralleling the paths of earlier tornadoes in 1896 and 1927. Two students were killed at a high school in Orrick, Missouri.
1967 Oak Lawn tornado outbreakApril 21, 1967Midwest4558 fatalitiesOne of the most intense outbreaks to hit the Chicago metropolitan area. An F4 devastated Belvidere, Illinois, killing 13 people in a school (one of the highest such tolls in US history. Another very destructive F4 hit Oak Lawn, killing 33 people in rush-hour traffic. Other violent tornadoes touched down in Missouri and Michigan.
1967 Southern Minnesota tornado outbreakApril 30, 1967Minnesota913 fatalitiesOnly one tornado below F2 strength in Minnesota. The towns of Albert Lea and Waseca were devastated by deadly F4s.
Hurricane BeulahSeptember 19–23, 1967Texas – Mexico>1155 fatalitiesOne of the largest tropical cyclone-related tornado outbreaks recorded. Produced several strong tornadoes, some of which were deadly.
1968 Wheelersburg, Ohio tornado outbreakApril 23, 1968Ohio Valley1314 fatalitiesOutbreak produced several violent and killer tornadoes across the Ohio Valley, including two F4s—one possibly an F5. An official F5 struck Wheelersburg and Gallipolis as well. The F5 rating is, however, disputed by some sources.
May 1968 tornado outbreakMay 15–16, 1968Mississippi Valley4674 fatalitiesTwo F5 tornadoes struck Iowa on the same day, killing 18 people. Two deadly F4s struck Arkansas, including one that killed 35 people in Jonesboro.
1968 Tracy tornadoJune 13, 1968Minnesota19 fatalitiesPowerful but narrow F5 tornado killed nine people and injured 150 in Tracy, Minnesota.
1969 Hazlehurst, Mississippi tornado outbreakJanuary 23, 1969Southeastern United States332 fatalitiesDevastating pre-dawn tornado near Hazlehurst killed 32 people on a long path across southern Mississippi. (2 significant, 1 violent killer)
1969 Minnesota tornado outbreakAugust 6, 1969Minnesota1315 fatalities, 109 injuriesMid-summer outbreak produced several destructive tornadoes in Minnesota. An F4 tornado killed 12 people near Outing.
August 1969 Cincinnati tornado outbreakAugust 9, 1969IndianaOhio104 fatalitiesF4 killed 4 in the Cincinnati suburbs. Other strong tornadoes occurred in Indiana and Virginia.

1970–1979[edit]

EventDateAreaTornadoesCasualtiesNotes
April 1970 Tornado OutbreakApril 17–18, 1970Southern Great Plains1523 fatalitiesProduced multiple violent, long-tracked tornadoes in the Llano Estacado and the Texas Panhandle. (7 significant, 4 violent, 3 killer)
1970 Lubbock tornadoMay 11, 1970West Texas226 fatalitiesAn F5 tornado struck downtown Lubbock, Texas, killing 26 people. Studies of this tornado led to the formation of the Fujita scale.
February 1971 Mississippi Delta tornado outbreakFebruary 21, 1971Southern Mississippi Valley19123 fatalitiesDeadly outbreak produced multiple long-track, violent tornadoes across Mississippi Delta region, including the only known F5 in Louisiana history. One of the tornadoes traveled 202 mi (325 km) across northern and central Mississippi, destroying several entire communities and killing 58 people, including 21 alone in Pugh City, which was entirely destroyed and never rebuilt. Additionally, the F5 Louisiana tornado continued into Mississippi and killed 21 people in Inverness, a large section of which was also destroyed.
1971 Springfield, Missouri tornado outbreakDecember 14–15, 1971Central United States402 fatalities(10 significant, 2 killer)
1972 Portland-Vancouver tornadoApril 5, 1972Pacific Northwest46 fatalitiesDeadliest West Coast tornado event ever documented.
Hurricane Agnes tornado outbreakJune 18–19, 1972Florida and Georgia307 fatalities, ≥ 140 injuriesThird-deadliest tropical cyclone-related outbreak in the U.S. since 1900 and is the largest Florida tornado outbreak with 28 tornadoes in state. (12 significant, 0 violent, 2 killer)
1972 Waukegan - North Chicago Tornado outbreakSeptember 28, 1972Midwest20InjuryF4 tornado hit the Chicago suburbs, destroying military barracks. Rating disputed.
March 1973 Georgia-South Carolina tornado outbreakMarch 31, 1973GeorgiaSouth Carolina310 fatalitiesExtremely destructive, though non-violent, tornadoes produced the costliest natural disaster in Georgia history. Officially rated F2, but at least one source considers them F4s. An F4 also occurred in South Carolina. (3 killers)
May 1973 tornado outbreakMay 26–29, 1973Southern U.S.9922 fatalitiesIncluded a violent, long-tracked tornado that hit Brent, Alabama, on May 27. (26 significant, 3 violent, 8 killer)
August 1973 West Stockbridge tornadoAugust 28, 1973Northeastern U.S.Berkshire County, Massachusetts14 fatalitiesF4 caused major damage in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, killing 4.
April 1–2, 1974 tornado outbreakApril 1–2, 1974Southern U.S.Mississippi Valley234 fatalitiesOutbreak ended only 17 hours before Super Outbreak began in the same areas. (10 significant, 3 violent, 4 killer)
Super OutbreakApril 3–4, 1974Eastern United States – Ontario148319 fatalitiesThe second-largest and most violent tornado outbreak ever documented. Violent and deadly tornadoes, several of which were long lived, touched down over a wide area from Alabama to Indiana, affecting major population areas including Louisville, Cincinnati, and Huntsville. A violent F5 destroyed Brandenburg, Kentucky, and killed 31, and another F5 destroyed a large section of Xenia, Ohio, killing 32. Three F5s occurred in Alabama, including one of the strongest tornadoes on record, a long-tracked F5 that obliterated a large section of Guin, killing 28 people, 20 of them in Guin alone. Additionally, two other powerful F5s devastated the town of Tanner a half hour apart and killed total of 50 people. Numerous other violent, killer, long-tracked tornadoes occurred from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, including an extremely long-tracked F4 that traveled almost 110 mi (180 km) and killed 18 people in northern Indiana. Strong, deadly tornadoes occurred as far north as Ontario as well. Outbreak produced 30 violent tornadoes, 23 F4s and seven F5s.
June 1974 Great Plains tornado outbreakJune 8, 1974Southern U.S. Plains3922 FatalitiesSeveral significant tornadoes occurred over the southern Great Plains, including two violent, killer F4 tornadoes that hit Oklahoma and Kansas. One of the tornadoes struck Drumright in Oklahoma, killing 14 people, while the other killed six in and near Emporia, Kansas. Other strong, F3 tornadoes affected the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas. (22 significant, 2 violent, 3 killer)
Great Storm of 1975January 9–12, 1975Southeastern United States4512 fatalitiesJanuary outbreak produced a violent F4 that killed nine people in McComb, Mississippi. An F3 east of Birmingham, Alabama, destroyed numerous homes and killed one person.
1975 Omaha tornado outbreakMay 6, 1975Northern Great Plains363 fatalitiesOmaha F4 killed three people and was one of the costliest tornado disasters in US history. Another F4 destroyed the town of Magnet, Nebraska.
1975 Canton, Illinois tornadoJuly 23, 1975Illinois22 fatalitiesHigh-end F3 destroyed downtown Canton, Illinois.
March 1976 tornado outbreakMarch 20–21, 1976Mississippi Valley663 fatalities(18 significant, 3 violent, 3 killer)
April 1977 Birmingham tornadoApril 4, 1977Southeastern United States2124 fatalitiesViolent F5 tornado struck the Smithfield area in northern Birmingham, Alabama, sweeping away many homes and killing 22 people. Outbreak extended from Mississippi to North Carolina, with several strong tornadoes documented. The storm system also caused the crash of Southern Airways Flight 242, which happened on the same day, in the same area.
1978 Clearwater, Florida tornado outbreakMay 4, 1978Florida South Carolina133 fatalitiesF3 struck an elementary school in Clearwater, Florida, killing three students. An F2 struck Gainesville.
1978 Whippoorwill tornadoJune 17, 1978Kansas116 fatalitiesSmall tornado capsized a tourist boat, killing 16 people. One of the deadliest weak tornadoes on record.
1978 Bossier City tornado outbreakDecember 2–3, 1978Southern Great Plains – Southern U.S.115 fatalitiesSmall outbreak produced an F4 tornado occurred at 1:52 a.m., in Bossier City, killing 2. An F3 killed two others in Tillman, Louisiana
1979 Red River Valley tornado outbreakApril 10–11, 1979Southern Great Plains – Southeastern United States5956 fatalitiesDeadly outbreak produced multiple killer tornadoes across the southern Great Plains states, including a famous, devastating, F4 wedge that killed 42 people in Wichita Falls, Texas. Another deadly F4 occurred in Vernon, Texas.
Windsor Locks, Connecticut tornadoOctober 3, 1979New England13 fatalitiesRare New England and October F4, one of the costliest tornadoes in US history.

1980–1989[edit]

EventDateAreaTornadoesCasualtiesNotes
April 1980 Central United States tornado outbreakApril 7–8, 1980Central United States593 fatalitiesMany strong tornadoes touched down, including an F3 that struck Round Rock, Texas, killing 1.
1980 Kalamazoo tornadoMay 13, 1980Michigan15 fatalitiesF3 struck downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, killing 5 people.
1980 Grand Island tornado outbreakJune 2–3, 1980Central – Eastern United States156 fatalitiesGrand Island, Nebraska, was devastated by a series of damaging tornadoes. Best known for forming three rare anticyclonic tornadoes in one system. Outbreak produced violent tornadoes as far east as Pennsylvania.
Hurricane AllenAugust 1980Mexico – Texas≥29Costliest tropical cyclone-related tornado in history struck the Austin area.
April 4, 1981, West Bend tornadoApril 4Wisconsin13 fatalitiesOne of the strongest anticyclonic tornadoes on record, rated F4.
May 1981 tornado outbreakMay 22–23, 1981Great Plains430 fatalitiesMultiple strong tornadoes touched down across the Great Plains. Spawned the Cordell and Binger, Oklahoma, tornadoes, the latter of which was a violent F4.
April 1982 tornado outbreakApril 2–3, 1982Southern PlainsMississippi Valley6129 fatalitiesProduced an F5 tornado near Broken Bow, Oklahoma, though the rating is disputed. An F4 tornado also struck Paris, Texas, and another occurred in Arkansas. (24 significant, 4 violent, 10 killer)
May 1982 tornado outbreakMay 11–12, 1982Texas – Oklahoma703 fatalitiesProduced killer tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma.
Marion, Illinois tornado outbreakMay 29, 1982Illinois710 fatalitiesProduced an F4 that killed 10 people in Marion, Illinois.
Early-December 1982 tornado outbreakDecember 2–3, 1982Lower-Middle Mississippi Valley434 fatalities(16 significant)
Christmas 1982 tornado outbreakDecember 23–25, 1982Central – Southeastern United States433 fatalities(18 significant)
March 1983 South Florida tornadoesMarch 17, 1983Southern Florida20 fatalitiesProduced an unusually long-lived tornado across the Everglades and urban Broward County, Florida. An F1 tornado also hit Collier County. Other tornadoes may have occurred across southern Florida as well. (2 tornadoes, 1 significant, 3 unconfirmed)
Early-May 1983 tornado outbreakMay 1–2, 1983Mississippi ValleyGreat Lakes637 fatalities, 110+ injuredAffected 11 states with $200 million in damage, Ohio and western New York hardest hit.
Mid-May 1983 tornado outbreakMay 18–20, 1983Southeastern United States486 fatalities(10 significant, 6 killer)
December 6, 1983, Selma, AL tornadoDec 6Alabama11 fatality, 19 injuriesRated F3.
1984 Carolinas tornado outbreakMarch 28, 1984Carolinas2457 fatalities, 1200+ injuriesLong-lived supercell tracked near the center of a low pressure center and generated 13 tornadoes, 11 of which were F3 or F4 in strength. Two F4s left damage paths more than 2 mi (3.2 km) wide. Worst tornado outbreak ever recorded in the Carolinas. Winnsboro and Bennettsville, South Carolina, along with Red Springs and Greenville, North Carolina, were devastated.
1984 Philipp-Water Valley, Mississippi tornado outbreakApril 21, 1984Southeastern United States715 fatalitiesProduced a multiple-vortex F3 with an unusual V-shaped path that struck Water Valley, Mississippi, killing 15. (3 significant)
1984 Morris, Oklahoma tornado outbreakApril 26–27, 1984Great PlainsMississippi Valley4716 fatalitiesProduced many strong to violent tornadoes, especially in Oklahoma and Wisconsin. (20 significant, 8 killer)
1984 Mannford-New Prue, Oklahoma tornado outbreakApril 29, 1984Central United States421 fatalityNew Prue was devastated by an F4, killing 1. (4 significant, 1 violent killer)
May 1984 tornado outbreakMay 2–3, 1984Southeastern United States605 fatalities(15 significant)
1984 Barneveld, Wisconsin tornado outbreakJune 7–8, 1984Central United States4513 fatalitiesNumerous strong tornadoes touched down across the northern Plains states. Late-night F5 killed nine people in Barneveld, Wisconsin. Long-track F4 killed three in Missouri.
1985 United States–Canada tornado outbreakMay 31, 1985U.S. – Canadian Eastern Great Lakes4390 fatalitiesUnusual tornado outbreak was among the most intense recorded, the largest such outbreak in the region. Violent tornadoes devastated towns in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario. Long-track tornado produced F5 damage in Ohio and Pennsylvania, killing 18. Two F4s occurred in Canada, including one that killed eight people in Barrie, Ontario.
Hurricane DannyAugust 1985Southeastern United States390 FatalitiesProduced an F3 that struck Waco, Texas.
1987 Saragosa, Texas tornadoMay 22, 1987West Texas330 fatalitiesBrief but violent F4 tornado devastated the small town of Saragosa, killing 30 people.
Teton-Yellowstone tornadoJuly 21, 1987Wyoming10 fatalitiesRare high-altitude F4 tore through parts of Yellowstone National Park, flattening acres of forest.
1987 Arklatex tornado outbreakNovember 15–16, 1987Southeastern United States5011 FatalitiesProduced a series of strong tornadoes across Oklahoma, Texas, and Mississippi.
1987 West Memphis, Arkansas tornadoDecember 14, 1987ArkansasTennessee16 dead, 100 injuredRated F3.
May 1988 tornado outbreakMay 8, 1988Midwest570 fatalities(8 significant)
Hurricane GilbertSeptember 1988Central – North America≥29Produced several tornadoes in Texas.
1988 Raleigh tornado outbreakNovember 28, 1988North Carolina74 fatalitiesProduced a long-track F4 that struck Raleigh, North Carolina, killing four people. A few other less significant tornadoes occurred as well.
May 1989 tornado outbreakMay 5, 1989Mid-AtlanticSoutheast U.S.167 fatalitiesProduced three killer F4s in the Carolinas. The Charlotte, Winston–Salem, and Durham, North Carolina, areas all sustained major impacts.
1989 Northeastern United States tornado outbreakJuly 10, 1989Northeastern United States170 fatalities, 142 injuredOne of the most intense tornado events to ever impact the New England region. Destructive tornadoes touched down in New York and Connecticut, including a violent F4 that devastated Hamden, Connecticut.
November 1989 tornado outbreakNovember 15–16, 1989Southeastern United States and Mid-Atlantic States4021 fatalitiesProduced a deadly F4 that struck Huntsville, Alabama, at rush hour. Strong tornadoes touched down as far north as Quebec.

1990–1999[edit]

EventDateAreaTornadoesCasualtiesNotes
March 1990 Central United States tornado outbreakMarch 11–13, 1990Central United States642 fatalitiesThe most violent March outbreak and the most intense Great Plains outbreak to occur so early in the year. Produced two powerful F5s near Hesston and Goessel, Kansas. A long-tracked F4, possibly a family of tornadoes, occurred near Red Cloud, Nebraska. (27 significant, 4 violent, 2 killer)
June 1990 Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreakJune 2–3, 1990Central United States669 fatalitiesOutbreak produced many strong to violent tornadoes across the Ohio Valley. An F4 devastated Petersburg, Indiana, killing 6 people. Another very long lived F4 was on the ground for 106 miles across Illinois and Indiana. A late night F4 impacted the northern sections of the Cincinnati metro as well. (27 significant, 7 violent, 4 killer)
1990 Plainfield tornadoAugust 28, 1990Northeastern Illinois1329 fatalitiesProduced some of the most intense vegetation scouring ever documented. Strongest August tornado, though only rated F5 based on corn damage. F4 damage occurred to buildings in Plainfield, Illinois, killing 29 people. Was part of a small outbreak that also produced strong tornadoes in Ontario and New York.
April 26, 1991 tornado outbreakApril 26–27, 1991Central-Southern Great Plains5821 fatalitiesOne of the most intense Plains outbreaks on record, produced five violent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas. A very violent F5 killed 17 people in the Wichita metropolitan area at Andover, Kansas, destroying an entire mobile-home park. A long-tracked F4 near Red Rock, Oklahoma, produced Doppler-indicated winds into the F5 range. Three other F4s occurred in Kansas and Oklahoma. (32 significant, 6 violent, 5 killer)
May 1991 Central Plains tornado outbreakMay 16, 1991Central Great Plains460 fatalities(4 significant)
Mid-June 1992 tornado outbreakJune 15–16, 1992Central United States1231 fatalityLarge outbreak produced many strong to violent tornadoes, mainly across the Northern Plains states. A large F5 devastated the town of Chandler, Minnesota, killing one person. (27 significant, 4 violent, 1 killer)
November 1992 tornado outbreakNovember 21–23, 1992Southern – Eastern United States9526 fatalitiesThe most intense and largest November outbreak on record in U.S. history. Produced strong tornadoes from Texas to North Carolina and into the Ohio Valley, including a long-track F4 that impacted Brandon, Mississippi and killed 12 people. A series of destructive tornadoes (including an F4) devastated the Houston metro area as well. (43 significant, 5 violent, 9 killer)
1993 Catoosa, Oklahoma tornado outbreakApril 24, 1993Oklahoma137 fatalitiesRain-wrapped F4 killed 7 people in the suburbs of Tulsa. A destructive F3 paralleled the path of the F4.
1993 Virginia tornado outbreakAugust 6, 1993Virginia234 fatalitiesLargest tornado outbreak in Virginia history. Produced a violent F4 that struck downtown Petersburg, Virginia and killed 4 people.
August 8–9, 1993, tornado outbreakAugust 8–9, 1993Northern Plains72 fatalitiesSmall outbreak that resulted in 2 fatalities in Minnesota.
1994 Palm Sunday tornado outbreakMarch 27, 1994Southeastern United States2940 fatalitiesProduced multiple violent tornadoes across the Southeastern U.S., including one that killed 20 people in a church near Piedmont, Alabama. Last of the three famous Palm Sunday outbreaks. (2 violent, 13 significant, 5 killer)
April 1994 tornado outbreakApril 25–27, 1994Southern Great PlainsMidwest1016 fatalitiesLarge and widespread outbreak. An F4 devastated the Dallas suburb of Lancaster, Texas, killing 3 people there. Another F4 that struck West Lafayette, Indiana killed 3 as well.
June 1994 tornado outbreakJune 26–27, 1994622 fatalities(11 significant)
1994 Thanksgiving Weekend tornado outbreakNovember 27, 1994Southeastern United States196 fatalitiesProduced several strong tornadoes across the South.
May 1995 tornado outbreak sequenceMay 1995Central United States27813 fatalitiesVery large outbreak sequence produced many strong to violent tornadoes. An F4 struck Harvest, Alabama and killed 1 person, and another F4 struck Ethridge, Tennessee and killed 3. An F3 killed 3 people and caused major damage in the Ardmore, Oklahoma area. Produced an F0 that downed several trees at the National Arboretum in Washington D.C..
1995 Great Barrington tornadoMay 29, 1995Massachusetts23 fatalitiesStrong tornado caused three fatalities in a vehicle that was thrown near Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
March 6, 1996, Selma, Alabama tornadoMarch 6Alabama14 fatalities, 40 injuriesWas rated F3.
April 1996 tornado outbreak sequenceApril 19–22, 1996TexasArkansasIllinoisIndianaOntario1176 fatalitiesLarge outbreak sequence. Multiple towns in Illinois sustained major damage, with one death occurring in Ogden. An F3 devastated downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas, killing 2. Two F3s also caused severe damage in Ontario.
May 1996 Kentucky tornado outbreakMay 28, 1996Kentucky110 fatalitiesProduced a long-track F4 near Louisville.
1996 Oakfield tornadoJuly 18, 1996Wisconsin121 fatalityF5 tornado. Was part of a small mid-Summer outbreak that occurred in Wisconsin. An F2 killed one person in Marytown, Wisconsin.
Late-October 1996 tornado outbreakOctober 26, 1996West North Central States2611 injuriesUnusual late-season outbreak in Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Homes were destroyed near Lobster Lake and Albany, Minnesota.
March 1997 tornado outbreakFebruary 28-March 1, 1997Mississippi ValleyOhio Valley5626 fatalitiesMany strong tornadoes touched down across the south, especially in Arkansas. Produced a devastating F4 that began near Benton and struck Shannon Hills, Arkansas, killing 15 people along the path. An F4 struck Arkadelphia, killing 6.
1997 Miami tornadoMay 12, 1997Miami, Florida10 fatalitiesWidely-photographed F1 tornado struck downtown Miami, Florida.
1997 Central Texas tornado outbreakMay 27, 1997Texas2028 fatalitiesProduced a remarkably violent, deadly F5 tornado in Jarrell, Texas. Based on the damage, it may have been the strongest tornado ever recorded (though no mobile radar measurements were taken to confirm this). An F4 devastated neighborhoods near Lake Travis, and an F3 caused major damage in Cedar Park.
1997 Southeast Michigan tornado outbreakJuly 1–3, 1997Southeast MichiganSouthwestern Ontario522 fatalities (+5 non-tornadic)An F2 tornado passed through some Detroit neighborhoods, the suburbs of Hamtramck, and Highland Park. One also touched down near Windsor, Ontario, site of an F3 in the 1974 Super Outbreak. F3s caused major damage near Clio and Thetford Center, with a fatality occurring at the latter of the two locations. Other strong tornadoes touched down in Minnesota and New England.
1998 Kissimmee tornado outbreakFebruary 22–23, 1998Florida1142 fatalitiesDeadliest and most destructive Florida outbreak on record. Produced three F3s, including a long-tracked tornado near Kissimmee that was initially rated F4. Nighttime occurrence made the death toll high. (5 significant, 4 killers)
1998 Gainesville-Stoneville tornado outbreakMarch 20, 1998Georgia to Virginia1214 fatalitiesAn early-morning F3 passed near Gainesville, Georgia and killed 12 people. Another F3 struck Mayodan and Stoneville, North Carolina, killing 2.
1998 Comfrey – St. Peter tornado outbreakMarch 29, 1998Southern Minnesota162 fatalities, 36 injuriesEarliest tornado outbreak in Minnesota history. A long-track F4 wedge struck Comfrey, Minnesota, killing one person. An F3 struck St. Peter, Minnesota, causing another fatality. Le Center, Minnesota sustained major damage from a large F2.
April 6–9, 1998 tornado outbreakApril 6–9, 1998Metropolitan area of Birmingham, Alabama; also Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee6241 fatalitiesProduced a violent nighttime F5 that moved through several suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama, killing 32 people. Other killer tornadoes touched down in Georgia.
1998 Nashville tornado outbreakApril 15–16, 1998Southeastern United States6312 fatalitiesF3 tornado passed through downtown Nashville, killing one person. Numerous other strong tornadoes occurred across the South, including an extremely violent F5 near Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. An F4 devastated the town of Manila, Arkansas, killing 2.
Late-May 1998 tornado outbreak and derechoMay 30–31, 1998South Dakota, Great Lakes, New York, Pennsylvania607 fatalities (+6 non-tornadic)Large and dynamic outbreak produced many strong tornadoes, some of which were embedded in an extremely intense derecho. A large F4 wedge tornado devastated Spencer, South Dakota, killing 6. Produced an unusually intense outbreak of tornadoes across Pennsylvania and New York, with multiple F2s and F3s.
1998 Eastern tornado outbreakJune 2, 1998NY to SC492 fatalities, 80 injuriesUnusually severe outbreak affected mainly the northeastern states just days after a similar outbreak affected roughly the same region (see previous event). Produced a large F4 that struck Frostburg, Maryland. Caused $42M in damage.
August 23, 1998 Upper Great Lakes Severe Weather OutbreakAugust 23, 1998Wisconsin, Michigan31 fatality (non-tornadic)Spawned the F3 Door County tornado, the eighth costliest in Wisconsin history.
1998 Lynbrook tornadoSeptember 7, 1998Long Island, New York11 fatalityOccurred during the Labor Day derecho event.
Hurricane Georges tornado outbreakSeptember 24–30, 1998Southern US4736 injuriesProduced many tornadoes. Most were weak, though an F2 caused major damage in the Live Oak, Florida area.
1998 Oklahoma tornado outbreakOctober 4, 1998Oklahoma195 injuriesA late-year autumn outbreak, it was the largest October tornado outbreak in Oklahoma history.
(8 significant)
January 17–18, 1999 tornado outbreakJanuary 17–18, 1999Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi248 fatalitiesStrong and deadly tornadoes touched down in Tennessee, including an F3 and an F4 that struck Jackson, killing 6. A similar but even larger outbreak occurred just days later (see next event).
January 21–23, 1999 tornado outbreakJanuary 21–23, 1999Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi1279 fatalitiesLargest January outbreak on record. An F3 passed near downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, killing 3. An F3 devastated Beebe, Arkansas, killing 2. Other strong tornadoes struck Tennessee and Mississippi.
Easter weekend 1999 tornado outbreakApril 2–3, 1999Southern Plains177 fatalitiesSmall but intense outbreak produced several strong tornadoes. An F4 devastated Benton, Louisiana, killing 7. The town of Logansport, Louisiana was severely damaged by an F3.
April 8–9, 1999 tornado outbreakApril 8–9, 1999Ohio Valley/Midwest546 fatalitiesProduced an F4 that moved through the Cincinnati suburbs, killing 4. Two F4s also touched down in Iowa.
1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreakMay 2–8, 1999Southern Great Plains6646 fatalities, 665 injuriesProduced one of the strongest documented tornadoes, an F5-rated tornado in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area with Doppler winds remotely sensed at 301 mph (484 km/h) near Bridge Creek, among the highest winds known to have occurred near the Earth's surface. First tornado to incur $1 billion in (non-normalized) damages. Other violent tornadoes occurred, including those near Mulhall, Oklahoma, and Wichita, Kansas.
1999 Salt Lake City tornadoAugust 11, 1999Utah11 fatalityF2 tornado hit downtown Salt Lake City, causing the first known casualty in a Utah tornado.

2000–2009[edit]

EventDateAreaTornadoesCasualtiesNotes
2000 Southwest Georgia tornado outbreakFebruary 13–14, 2000Georgia1718 fatalitiesProduced a series of strong and deadly tornadoes that struck areas in and around Camilla, Meigs, and Omega, Georgia. Weaker tornadoes impacted other states.
2000 Fort Worth tornadoMarch 28, 2000U.S. South102 fatalitiesSmall outbreak produced an F3 that hit downtown Fort Worth, Texas, severely damaging skyscrapers and killing two. Another F3 caused major damage in Arlington and Grand Prairie.
2000 Brady, Nebraska tornadoMay 17, 2000Nebraska10 fatalitiesHighly photographed F3 passed near Brady, Nebraska.
2000 Granite Falls tornadoJuly 25, 2000Granite Falls, Minnesota11 fatalityF4 struck Granite Falls, causing major damage and killing one person.
December 2000 Tuscaloosa tornadoDecember 16, 2000Southern United States2412 fatalitiesSmall outbreak produced an F4 that struck Tuscaloosa, Alabama, killing 11. An F3 devastated Coats Bend, Alabama, and an F2 caused major damage and 1 fatality in Geneva, Alabama.
February 24–25, 2001 tornado outbreakFebruary 24–25, 2001Southern United States257 fatalitiesAn F2 killed one person near Union, Arkansas. An F3 occurred near Greenwood, Mississippi, and another long-tracked F3 devastated multiple towns in Mississippi and killed 6 people in Pontotoc.
April 10–11, 2001 tornado outbreakApril 10–11, 2001Great Plains Midwest794 fatalitiesWidespread outbreak produced numerous tornadoes, some strong. F2 caused major damage in the town of Agency, Iowa, and killed two people. Other tornado-related fatalities occurred in Missouri and Oklahoma. Outbreak produced one of the worst hailstorms ever documented.
June 13, 2001 tornado outbreakJune 13, 2001Central Plains360 fatalitiesOutbreak of mostly weak tornadoes, though a few were strong. An F3 tornado caused major damage near Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, along with a large F2 near Brainerd. An F4 completely destroyed a farmstead near Ruby, Nebraska.
June 18, 2001, tornado outbreakJune 18, 2001Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin53 fatalities, 16 injuriesAn F3 tornado killed three people in Siren, Wisconsin, and caused an estimated 10 million USD in damage.
2001 Myrtle Beach tornadoesJuly 6, 2001Myrtle Beach, South Carolina239 injuriesTwo tornadoes of F1 and F2 strength passed through the area, resulting in severe damage.
September 24, 2001 tornado outbreakSeptember 24, 2001Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania92 fatalities, 57 injuriesMultiple-vortex F3 tornado passed through the University of Maryland campus and multiple DC suburbs, killing two people. An F4 also occurred near Rixeyville, Virginia. Other weaker tornadoes were observed as well, including an F1 that struck Washington DC.
October 9, 2001 tornado outbreakOctober 9, 2001Great Plains300 fatalitiesUnusual October outbreak in the Great Plains produced multiple strong tornadoes in Nebraska and Oklahoma. A large F3 devastated the town of Cordell, Oklahoma.
October 24, 2001 tornado outbreakOctober 24, 2001Central United States252 fatalitiesMost of the tornadoes in this outbreak were embedded in a squall line. An F3 hit Crumstown, Indiana, killing one. An F2 near LaPorte, Indiana caused a fatality as well.
November 23–24, 2001 tornado outbreakNovember 23–24, 2001Southeast U.S.6713 fatalitiesOne of the strongest November outbreaks ever recorded. Produced three F4s, including one that struck Madison, Mississippi, killing 2. An F3 struck Wilmot, Arkansas, killing 3.
2002 Midwest to Mid-Atlantic United States tornado outbreakApril 27–28, 2002Midwest to Mid-Atlantic U.S.496 fatalitiesProduced several strong tornadoes across the Midwest, including an F3 that caused major damage in Dongola, Illinois and killed one person. Also produced a few strong tornadoes in Maryland, including an F4 that devastated the town of La Plata and killed three.
2002 Veterans Day Weekend tornado outbreakNovember 9–11, 2002Southeastern United States – Ohio Valley8336 fatalitiesVery large and deadly outbreak produced multiple killer tornadoes across the Ohio Valley and Southeastern United States. A violent F4 hit Van Wert, Ohio, killing four people. Deadly F3 also hit Mossy Grove, Tennessee, killing seven. Two long-track F3s moved across northern Alabama, killing 11 people.
March 17–20, 2003 tornado outbreakMarch 17–20, 2003Great PlainsSouthern United States287 fatalitiesCamilla, Georgia was devastated by an F3 for the second time in 4 years, killing 4. An F2 killed 2 people near Bridgeboro, Georgia. Many other weaker tornadoes touched down as well.
May 2003 tornado outbreak sequenceMay 3–11, 2003Great Plains - Southern United States40142 fatalitiesLarge series of strong to violent tornadoes across the Great Plains and South. Two F4s struck the Kansas City metropolitan area, including one that killed two. In Missouri, the towns of Pierce City, Stockton, and Carl Junction were devastated by killer tornadoes. An F4 destroyed Franklin, Kansas, killing four, and another F4 struck downtown Jackson, Tennessee, killing eleven. A large F4 also caused major damage in southeastern Oklahoma City with additional damage in nearby areas.
2003 South Dakota tornado outbreakJune 21–24, 2003South Dakota1252 fatalitiesTied U.S. record for most tornadoes in one state during a 24-hour period, with 67 tornadoes in South Dakota on the 24th. Produced a violent F4 that literally wiped Manchester, South Dakota off the map. In Nebraska, an F4 killed one person near Coleridge, and an F2 caused another fatality in Deshler. An F2 also caused major damage in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota .
July 21, 2003 derecho and tornado outbreakJuly 21, 2003Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont228 injuries$48M in damage. Tornadoes occurred in supercells embedded in a very intense "Super-Derecho" event, which at times took on a tropical cyclone-like appearance. An F3 leveled a farm near Ellisburg, Pennsylvania, and two F2s occurred in upstate New York.
April 20, 2004 tornado outbreakApril 20, 2004IllinoisIndiana318 fatalitiesUnexpected outbreak produced an F3 that struck the Illinois towns of Granville and Utica, with 8 fatalities at the latter of the two locations. Many other weaker tornadoes touched down as well.
May 2004 tornado outbreak sequenceMay 21–31, 2004Great PlainsMidwest3897 fatalitiesVery large outbreak sequence. Produced the second-widest tornado on record, a 2.5 mile-wide F4 that destroyed 95% of Hallam, Nebraska, killing 1. An F3 killed 1 person and destroyed 80% of Marengo, Indiana. An F4 near Weatherby, Missouri killed 3.
See also: List of May 2004 tornado outbreak sequence tornadoes
2004 Roanoke, Illinois tornadoJuly 13, 2004Central Illinois40 fatalitiesHigh-end F4 tornado destroyed an industrial plant and swept away several homes.
Hurricane Frances tornado outbreakSeptember 2004Eastern United States1030 fatalitiesProduced a large outbreak of mostly weak tornadoes, though in South Carolina, the towns of Gadsden and Millwood sustained considerable damage from F2s. An F3 touched down near Camden.
Hurricane Ivan tornado outbreakSeptember 2004Eastern United States1207 fatalitiesLargest hurricane-related tornado outbreak ever recorded. An F2 struck Macedonia, Florida and killed 4. Many strong tornadoes touched down in Virginia, including an F3 that struck Remington.
November 22–24, 2004 tornado outbreakNovember 17–20, 2004Southern United States1044 fatalitiesProduced multiple strong tornadoes across the South. An F3 struck Olla and Standard, Louisiana, killing 1. An F2 severely damaged the Talladega Superspeedway and struck Bynum, resulting in another fatality.
March 21–22, 2005 tornado outbreakNovember 21–22, 2005Southern United States261 fatalityAn F3 near Donalsonville, Georgia killed one person, and an F2 struck Screven, Georgia, resulting in major damage. Many other weaker tornadoes touched down as well.
April 5–7, 2005 tornado outbreakApril 5–7, 2005Southern United States3914 injuriesSeveral strong tornadoes touched down across the Southern US, including an F3 that struck Mize, Mississippi. Another F3 caused major damage near Monterey, and an F2 struck Port Fourchon, Louisiana.
2005 Hurricane Cindy tornado outbreakJuly 6–8, 2005Southeastern – Eastern United States440 fatalitiesProduced an F2 that severely damaged the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
August 2005 Wisconsin tornado outbreakAugust 18, 2005WisconsinMinnesota281 fatalityLargest tornado outbreak in Wisconsin history. An F3 caused major damage in Stoughton and killed 1. An F2 also caused severe damage in Viola.
Hurricane Katrina tornado outbreakAugust 26–31, 2005Southeastern – Eastern United States541 fatalityWidespread outbreak produced mostly weak tornadoes. Worst damage occurred in Georgia, including an F2 that caused major damage and one fatality near Roopville. The towns of Helen and Fort Valley also sustained major damage from F2s.
Hurricane Rita tornado outbreakSeptember 22–26, 2005U.S. South1011 fatalityProduced numerous tornadoes across the South. An F3 caused major damage near Clayton, Louisiana. An F1 killed one person in a mobile home near Isola, Mississippi.
Evansville Tornado of November 2005November 6, 2005Middle MississippiOhio Valley825 fatalitiesNighttime F3 struck the Evansville, Indiana area, killing 25 people. Was part of a small outbreak that also produced strong tornadoes that struck Munfordville and Wheatcroft, Kentucky.
November 2005 Iowa tornado outbreakNovember 12, 2005IowaMissouri141 fatalityRare November outbreak in the Great Plains. Strong tornadoes struck Ames, Woodward, and Stratford.
Mid-November 2005 tornado outbreakNovember 15, 2005Central – Southeastern United States491 FatalityF3 devastated a campground near Benton, Kentucky, and killed one person. A multiple-vortex F4 also hit Madisonville and Earlington, Kentucky, causing major damage. An F2 caused severe damage in Paris, Tennessee.
Late-November 2005 Tornado OutbreakNovember 27–28, 2005Central – Southeastern United States552 fatalitiesF3 near Plumerville, Arkansas tossed multiple cars on a highway, killing one person. An F2 near Briar, Missouri, killed another. Another F3 caused major damage near Cherry Hill, Arkansas.
March 2006 Tornado Outbreak SequenceMarch 9–13, 2006Central United States9911 fatalitiesStrong outbreak caused deadly tornadoes across the Midwestern United States. Two separate F2s struck Springfield, Illinois, resulting in major damage. An F3 near Renick, Missouri killed 4 people, and a double F4 occurred near Monroe City.
April 2, 2006 Central United States tornado outbreakApril 2, 2006Central United States6628 fatalitiesLong-tracked F3 devastated the towns of Marmaduke, Arkansas and Caruthersville, Missouri, killing 2. A deadly F3 killed 16 people in Newbern, Tennessee, while another F3 killed 6 in Bradford.
April 6–8, 2006 Tornado OutbreakApril 6–8, 2006Central – Southeastern United States7310 fatalitiesWorst damage and all fatalities occurred in Tennessee. An F3 caused major damage near Charlotte, and another F3 devastated the town of Gallatin, killing 7. Two F1s killed 3 people in the McMinnville area as well. Many other weaker tornadoes also touched down.
Easter Week 2006 tornado outbreak sequenceApril 13–19, 2006Midwestern United States541 fatalityProduced an F2 that struck downtown Iowa City, resulting in major damage. An F1 killed one person in a mobile home near Nichols, Iowa. Multiple other tornadoes affected rural areas, a few of which were strong.
May 9–10, 2006 tornado outbreakMay 9–10, 2006Midwestern United States, Southern United States303 fatalitiesAn F2 caused considerable damage in Childress, Texas. An F3 near Westminster, Texas killed 3 people. Other strong tornadoes occurred in Louisiana and Mississippi.
August 24, 2006 tornado outbreakAugust 24, 2006North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota141 deathSmall but intense mid-Summer outbreak produced a long-tracked F3 that struck Nicollet and Kasota, Minnesota, killing one person. Two other F3s caused major damage in rural areas near Eureka and Wolsey, South Dakota.
July 2006 Westchester County tornadoJuly 12, 2006Southern New York and Fairfield, Connecticut16 InjuriesRare F2 tornado in Westchester County, New York
Late–September 2006 tornado outbreakSeptember 21–23, 2006Central United States480Numerous strong tornadoes hit the Midwest, mostly in rural areas. An F4 struck Crosstown, Missouri, and an F3 struck the north edge of Metropolis, Illinois.
Mid-November 2006 tornado outbreakNovember 2006Southern United States3210 fatalitiesSeveral strong tornadoes occurred across the South. An F3 killed eight people in Riegelwood, North Carolina, and an F2 caused major damage in Montgomery, Alabama. Two F3s also affected rural areas in Mississippi.
2007 Groundhog Day tornado outbreakFebruary 2, 2007Florida421 fatalitiesSingle supercell produced three of the tornadoes, including two EF3s, and all 21 deaths. Was the second-deadliest tornado event in Florida, behind the outbreak of February 22–23, 1998.
2007 New Orleans tornado outbreakFebruary 13, 2007Southern United States191 fatalityProduced two EF2s that caused major damage and one fatality in New Orleans, Louisiana. Another EF2 also caused major damage near the town of Breaux Bridge.
February 22–23, 2007 tornado outbreakFebruary 22–23, 2007Southern United States2040 injuriesProduced several strong tornadoes, especially Arkansas. The town of Dumas was devastated by an EF3. Another EF3 occurred near Strong.
February–March 2007 tornado outbreak sequenceFebruary 28 – March 1, 2007Kansas, Missouri, Alabama, Georgia4920 fatalitiesNumerous strong to violent tornadoes across the Midwest and South, including a destructive EF4 in Enterprise, Alabama that killed 9 people, 8 of which were students at a high school. Another EF4 struck Millers Ferry killing one, and a nighttime EF3 devastated Americus, Georgia, killing 2. An EF2 destroyed a mobile home park near Newton, Georgia, killing 6.
Late-March 2007 tornado outbreakMarch 28–31, 2007Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado805 fatalitiesAn EF3 tornado devastated the town of Holly, Colorado, killing two people. Other strong tornadoes hit the rural portions of the Great Plains, especially Texas.
April 2007 nor'easterApril 13–15, 2007Southern United States362 fatalitiesProduced a moderate outbreak of tornadoes across the South. An EF1 caused considerable damage and killed one in Fort Worth, Texas. An EF3 caused major damage and caused another fatality near Mayesville, South Carolina.
April 20–26, 2007 tornado outbreak sequenceApril 20-27, 2007United States, Mexico9210 fatalitiesAn F4 struck Piedras Negras, Coahuila, killing 3 people. The parent supercell produced an EF3 that struck Eagle Pass, Texas, killing 7 people. The towns of Tulia and Cactus, Texas sustained major damage from EF2s.
May 2007 tornado outbreakMay 3–5, 2007Kansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, Illinois123 confirmed14 fatalitiesVery large outbreak across the Great Plains. Produced a large and deadly nighttime EF5 that struck Greensburg, Kansas, killing 11. Other strong tornadoes occurred in Oklahoma and elsewhere in Kansas.
Mid-October 2007 tornado outbreakOctober 17–19, 2007Midwest, Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, U.S. South64 confirmed5 fatalities, numerous injuriesEF1 hit downtown Pensacola, Florida. EF3s struck Owensboro, Kentucky, New Washington, Indiana, and Nappanee, causing severe damage. Fatalities occurred in Michigan and Missouri.
January 2008 tornado outbreak sequenceJanuary 7–9, 2008Southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas, northeast Oklahoma, Midwest, U.S. South71 confirmed4 fatalities, several injuriesRare January outbreak produced strong tornadoes as far north as Wisconsin. An EF3 killed three people near Strafford, Missouri.
2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreakFebruary 5–6, 2008Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Indiana, Texas87 confirmed57 fatalities, 200+ injuriesOne of the deadliest outbreaks to hit Dixie Alley struck the Midwest and South, producing many strong and violent tornadoes. Included the longest-lived Arkansas tornado on record, an EF4 that traveled 122 mi (196 km) in two hours, killing 13 people. One long-track EF3 tornado caused 22 deaths alone in Tennessee and Kentucky, mainly near Castalian Springs. A pair of EF3 and EF4 tornadoes also struck Jackson, Tennessee, killing three in the area, and an EF2 moved through Memphis, killing two.
2008 Atlanta tornado outbreakMarch 14–15, 2008Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina45 confirmed3 fatalitiesStrong tornado hit downtown Atlanta for the second time in history, killing one person. An outbreak of tornadoes, some strong, moved across the South the next day, killing two people.
May 1–2, 2008 tornado outbreakMay 1–3, 2008Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas, Mississippi Alabama, Tennessee62 Confirmed6 fatalitiesTornadoes struck the Midwest and South, including an EF3 that hit Damascus, Arkansas, killing five people.
Mid-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequenceMay 7–15, 2008Oklahoma, Missouri147 confirmed26 fatalitiesA long-track EF4 tornado killed 21 people in Picher, Oklahoma, and Neosho, Missouri. Other strong to violent tornadoes struck the Eastern and Southern states.
See also: List of Mid-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence tornadoes
Late-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequenceMay 22–25, 2008Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas234 confirmed10 fatalitiesLarge outbreak produced strong to violent tornadoes across the Great Plains and Midwest. An EF3 wedge struck Windsor, Colorado, killing one there and causing severe damage. EF5 tornado hit Parkersburg, Iowa, killing nine people and devastating the town. An EF3 also killed one in Hugo, Minnesota, and destroyed many homes.
See also: List of Late-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence tornadoes
June 2008 tornado outbreak sequenceJune 3–12, 2008Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas136 confirmed, 250+ reported6 fatalitiesThird series of widespread tornado outbreaks. Tornadoes hit the Omaha-Council Bluffs area and the Chicago area. An EF3 tornado in Little Sioux, Iowa, struck the Boy Scouts of America's Little Sioux Scout Ranch, killing four people. Additionally, a violent EF4 tornado also hit Manhattan, Kansas. See also : List of June 2008 tornado outbreak sequence tornadoes
2008 Tropical Storm Fay tornado outbreakAugust 18–27, 2008Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina49 confirmed0 fatalitiesProduced several tornadoes, including an EF2 near Wellington, Florida.
November 2008 Carolinas tornado outbreakNovember 15, 2008North Carolina South Carolina8 confirmed2 fatalitiesSmall, late-night tornado outbreak killed two people in the Carolinas.
February 2009 tornado outbreakFebruary 10–11, 2009Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Indiana15 confirmed8 fatalitiesProduced the strongest February tornado on record since 1950 in Oklahoma. An EF4 hit Lone Grove, killing eight people. Other tornadoes caused damage in the Oklahoma City area.
Mid-February 2009 tornado outbreakFebruary 18–19, 2009Georgia, Alabama13 confirmed1 fatalitySmall outbreak produced a few strong tornadoes and killed one person.
March 2009 tornado outbreak sequenceMarch 23–29, 2009Eastern United States56 confirmed0 fatalitiesProduced the destructive Magee, Mississippi, and Corydon, Kentucky, tornadoes.
April 2009 tornado outbreakApril 9–10, 2009Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina111 reported, 66 confirmed5 fatalitiesProduced numerous strong tornadoes across the South, including an EF3 tornado that hit the Mena, Arkansas, area, killing three people, and an EF4 that hit Murfreesboro, Tennessee, killing two.
May 2009 Southern Midwest derechoMay 8, 2009Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina39 confirmed6 fatalitiesMost damage was caused by a derecho

2010–present[edit]

List of United States tornado outbreaks – 2010–2014
DatesYearRegionTornadoesFatalitiesMapEvent LinkEvent Summary
March 282010Southeastern United States, The Bahamas133N/AMarch 2010 Carolinas tornado outbreakSubstantial damage to the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina and three deaths in the Bahamas. A damaging EF3 struck High Point, North Carolina.
April 22–242010Midwest, Southern United States8810N/AApril 2010 tornado outbreakExtremely large, long-tracked tornado moved from Tallulah, Louisiana, to north of West Point, Mississippi. Traveled 149.25 mi (240.19 km), the fourth-longest such path in Mississippi history, killing 10 people, four of them in Yazoo City. Other strong to violent tornadoes occurred as well, causing severe damage.
April 30–May 22010Midwest, Southern United States585N/AApril–May 2010 tornado outbreakEF3 killed one person and extensively damaged Scotland, Arkansas. Overnight EF3 killed two people in a mobile home near Ashland, Mississippi, before crossing into Tennessee, killing one more near Pocahontas. The same storm also produced an EF2 with one death near Abbeville, Mississippi.
May 10–132010Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas913N/AMay 10–13, 2010 tornado outbreakNumerous strong tornadoes touched down, especially in Oklahoma. Violent EF4 near Moore and Choctaw killed two people, destroying many homes, businesses, and automobiles in the area. A separate EF4 also badly damaged areas near Norman and Little Axe, killing one person in a mobile home.
May 18–212010Central United States550N/AMid-May 2010 tornado outbreakMostly weak tornado outbreak that affected the Great Plains and the Midwest.
May 22–252010Central United States790N/ALate-May 2010 tornado outbreakFairly large tornado outbreak that affected the Great Plains. Most of the tornadoes remained over open country, but some caused considerable damage to rural farms and other structures. This outbreak produced a violent EF4 wedge tornado that caused severe damage near Bowdle, South Dakota.
June 5–62010Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan538N/AEarly-June 2010 tornado outbreakAn EF4 tornado hit Millbury and Lake Township in Ohio, killing seven people and becoming the second-deadliest US tornado of 2010. Several other destructive tornadoes touched down in Illinois, where one other person died.
June 16–172010North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa613N/AJune 2010 Northern Plains tornado outbreakWas one of the largest Minnesota outbreaks in history and the largest June outbreak in U.S. history. Four large EF4 tornadoes caused extensive damage throughout the states of Minnesota and North Dakota. Several other Northern Plains states also were impacted by strong tornadoes.
September 162010New York142N/A2010 Brooklyn/Queens tornadoesTwo tornadoes (EF1 and EF0) embedded in a large area of damaging winds moved through the New York City area and caused significant damage, killing one person. The tornadoes were part of a small outbreak that affected the Eastern United States and killed two people.
October 62010Arizona, Utah90October 2010 Arizona tornado outbreak map.pngOctober 2010 Arizona tornado outbreakOne of the strongest and most prolific tornado events west of the Rocky Mountains. Rare tornado outbreak struck the state of Arizona, producing a few strong and destructive tornadoes, including one rated EF3—one of the most intense ever recorded in the state. One other tornado touched down in Utah as well.
October 23–272010Central United States, Eastern United States690N/AOctober 2010 North American storm complexMassive and powerful storm system produced a widespread derecho with 69 embedded tornadoes. System also produced a blizzard and a windstorm.
December 31–January 12010Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois3692010 New Year's Eve tornado outbreak map.png2010 New Year's Eve tornado outbreakAn early morning EF3 tornado struck Cincinnati, Arkansas, killing four people. Another EF3 struck Fort Leonard Wood in southeastern Pulaski County, Missouri, and another killed two elderly women near Rolla. Additionally, an EF1 tornado killed two women near Lecoma and a high-end EF3 tornado caused extensive damage in Sunset Hills, killing another person.
April 4–52011Southern United States, Eastern United States461N/AApril 4–5, 2011 derecho and tornado outbreakMany tornadoes, including six EF2s, touched down across the southern and eastern United States. One of the tornadoes killed a person in a mobile home near Eastman, Georgia.
April 9–112011Iowa, Wisconsin, Texas, Missouri, Alabama430N/AApril 2011 Iowa–Wisconsin tornado outbreakProduced many strong tornadoes in Iowa and Wisconsin. In Iowa, the towns of Mapleton, Early and Varina sustained major damage. In Wisconsin, Merrill, Cottonville and Kaukauna sustained severe damage as well.
April 14–162011Midwest, Southern United States16238N/AApril 14–16, 2011 tornado outbreakVery large three-day outbreak produced the largest North Carolina tornado outbreak on record. An EF3 tornado struck downtown Raleigh, killing six people, and another EF3 wedge killed 12 in the small town of Askewville. Deadly EF3s also devastated the towns of Tushka, Oklahoma and Leakesville, Mississippi.
April 19–242011Midwest1000N/AApril 19–24, 2011 tornado outbreak sequenceLarge tornado outbreak produced 100 tornadoes, one of which was a destructive EF4 that struck St. Louis. A few other strong tornadoes caused damage in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Ohio, most of which were embedded in a squall line.
April 25–282011Southern United States355324April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak map.pngApril 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreakThe largest continuous and fourth-deadliest outbreak in U.S. history caused the most tornado-related deaths since 1936. April 27 was also the deadliest tornado day in the U.S. since March 18, 1925, and the second-deadliest Alabama outbreak on record, with 238 deaths in the state, behind only the 268 people killed on March 21, 1932. The outbreak produced 15 violent (EF4-EF5) tornadoes, behind only the 1965 Palm Sunday Outbreak (17) and 1974 Super Outbreak (30). Numerous, violent, long-tracked tornadoes, four of them EF5s, struck eastern Mississippi, north and central Alabama, and eastern Tennessee. One of the longest-lived tornadoes on record, an EF5 traveled 132 mi (212 km) across northwest Alabama, devastating Hackleburg and other communities, killing 72 people, making it the deadliest Alabama tornado on record. Another long-tracked tornado produced EF4 damage in the TuscaloosaBirmingham area, killing 64.
May 21–262011Great Plains, Midwest241178May 21–26, 2011 tornado outbreak sequence map.pngMay 21–26, 2011 tornado outbreak sequenceWas one of the deadliest U.S. outbreaks on record and caused the highest single-day death rate since February 19–20, 1884 (at least 170 deaths). Also one of the largest tornado outbreaks in modern U.S. history. A catastrophic, multiple-vortex, rain-wrapped EF5 tornado on May 22 killed 158 people in Joplin, Missouri—the seventh-deadliest U.S. tornado event on record. A major outbreak on May 24 produced two high-end EF4 tornadoes in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and an extremely violent EF5 tornado that killed nine people near El RenoPiedmont. Another EF4 on that day struck Denning, Arkansas, killing four people, and a killer EF3 also struck Reading, Kansas.
June 12011New England632011 New England tornado outbreak map.png2011 New England tornado outbreakLong-track EF3 tornado struck multiple cities and towns, including Springfield, West Springfield, Westfield, Brimfield and Monson, Massachusetts, the latter of which was the hardest hit. Caused three deaths in Massachusetts, the first tornado-related deaths there in 16 years. A few other weak tornadoes were also documented.
June 18–222011Midwest780N/AJune 18–22, 2011 tornado outbreakProduced a series of strong tornadoes in Nebraska and Kansas, most of which remained in rural areas. However, some of the tornadoes caused severe damage to homes and farmsteads. A series of five tornadoes also damaged the Louisville area.
November 14–162011Southern United States235N/ANovember 14–16, 2011 tornado outbreakSmall but deadly tornado outbreak killed five people in the Carolinas. Other tornadoes caused damage across the South, including an EF2 that caused severe damage in Auburn, Alabama.
January 22–232012Southern United States252N/AJanuary 22–23, 2012 tornado outbreakOutbreak developed in the overnight hours of January 22–23. In Alabama, 11 tornadoes touched down, including one EF3 tornado in Jefferson County, that killed two people. Maplesville, Alabama and Fordyce, Arkansas sustained major damage from EF2s.
February 28–292012Great Plains, East South Central States, Ohio Valley3915N/A2012 Leap Day tornado outbreakSeveral tornadoes formed on February 28 and 29. The strongest tornado, an EF4, hit Harrisburg, Illinois, killing eight people. An EF2 tornado caused extensive damage in Branson, Missouri. Other deadly tornadoes struck Kansas, Missouri, and Tennessee.
March 2–32012Southern United States, Ohio Valley6541N/AMarch 2–3, 2012 tornado outbreakA major outbreak produced many strong tornadoes from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. A long-track EF4 devastated multiple towns in southern Indiana, especially Henryville, killing 11 people, and a long-tracked EF3 destroyed downtown West Liberty, Kentucky, killing 10. Another EF4 killed four people near Crittenden, Kentucky, and an EF3 killed three people in Moscow, Ohio, destroying 80% of the town. Other strong tornadoes struck Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
March 18–242012Great Plains, Southern United States, Ohio Valley631N/AMarch 18–24, 2012 tornado outbreak sequenceSlow-moving system produced 63 tornadoes across the Central and Eastern US, including an EF2 that killed one person in Illinois. Four strong tornadoes also caused damage in the North Platte, Nebraska area.
April 32012Texas, Louisiana200N/AApril 3, 2012 tornado outbreakTornadoes caused severe damage across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, including an EF3 that destroyed many homes in Forney. Arlington and Lancaster also sustained major damage from EF2s.
April 13–162012Great Plains, Great Lakes region956N/AApril 13–16, 2012 tornado outbreakEF3 tornadoes caused significant damage in both Wichita, Kansas, and Woodward, Oklahoma, with six people killed in the latter of the two locations. Also, an EF4 tornado destroyed structures near Kanopolis Lake, Kansas.
June 23–262012Florida251N/A2012 Tropical Storm Debby tornado outbreakWas the second-largest Florida tornado outbreak on record, after the outbreak caused by Hurricane Agnes on June 18–19, 1972. Produced 25 tornadoes and one fatality in Venus, Florida. Severe damage occurred in or near Winter Haven, Pass-a-Grille in St. Pete Beach and Lake Placid.
August 27–September 42012Midwest, Southern United States, Mid-Atlantic states340N/A2012 Hurricane Isaac tornado outbreakProduced several tornadoes across the eastern U.S., including EF2s in Corning, Arkansas, and Pascagoula, Mississippi.
December 25–262012Southern United States260N/A2012 Christmas tornado outbreakProduced several significant tornadoes, including two EF3 tornadoes each in Texas and Mississippi, one of which was long tracked. A large EF2 tornado also struck downtown Mobile, Alabama.
January 29–302013Midwest, Southern United States651N/AJanuary 29–30, 2013 tornado outbreakOne of the largest January outbreaks in U.S. history produced tornadoes from Oklahoma to Georgia, including a large EF3 that devastated the town of Adairsville, killing one person, and EF2s that hit the towns of Galatia, Coble and Mt. Juliet, causing severe damage. First tornado-related death in the U.S. since June 24, 2012.
February 102013Midwest, Southern United States80February 10, 2013 tornado outbreak map.pngFebruary 10, 2013 tornado outbreakWas a small, localized outbreak, but one that produced a violent, destructive EF4 tornado in Hattiesburg, the first in the area since 1908, destroying many buildings and injuring 82 people. An EF2 caused considerable damage in the Pickwick area as well. Six other weak tornadoes were confirmed.
April 7–112013Midwest, Southern United States281N/AApril 7–11, 2013 tornado outbreakA destructive EF2 struck Hazelwood, Missouri, and another EF2 caused major damage near Scotland, Arkansas. A long-tracked EF3 affected rural areas of Mississippi and Alabama, killing one person.
May 15–172013Texas, Louisiana, Alabama256May 15–17, 2013 tornado outbreak map.pngMay 15–17, 2013 tornado outbreakProduced several significant tornadoes, one of which was a large EF4 that killed six people and destroyed numerous homes in Granbury, Texas. Additionally, a large EF3 wedge caused significant damage in the town of Cleburne.
May 18–212013Midwest, West South Central States6126N/AMay 18–21, 2013 tornado outbreakProduced several significant tornadoes, especially in Oklahoma, where two violent tornadoes struck on successive days. An EF4 killed two people in the Shawnee area on May 19 and, only one day later, a devastating, multiple-vortex EF5 devastated Moore, killing 24 people. Other strong tornadoes struck elsewhere in Oklahoma, particularly in Carney on May 19, and in Kansas, Illinois and Ontario.
May 26–312013Midwest, West South Central States939May 26–31, 2013 tornado outbreak map.pngMay 26–31, 2013 tornado outbreakProduced the widest tornado on record, a massive, multiple-vortex EF3 on May 31 near El Reno, Oklahoma, killing eight people and producing Doppler-indicated winds greater than 295 mph (475 km/h) over open fields, among the highest winds measured on Earth.[3][4] Additionally, a large, intense EF3 remained nearly stationary for about an hour on May 28 west of Bennington, Kansas, producing Doppler-measured winds into the EF4 range above ground level. Other strong tornadoes struck Nebraska, Michigan, New York, Arkansas (one of which—though rated EF1—killed a person), Illinois and Missouri, as well as across Kansas and Oklahoma.
June 12–132013Midwest, Southern United States260June 12–13, 2013 derecho series outbreak map.pngJune 12–13, 2013 derecho seriesWidespread severe weather event began with a few strong tornadoes in Iowa and Illinois, including an EF3 that caused major damage in the Belmond area. Storms grew into a large derecho with numerous embedded weak tornadoes. A second derecho the following day produced a few embedded tornadoes as well.
October 3–72013Midwest, Great Plains220October 2013 North American storm complex tornado map.pngOctober 2013 North American storm complexPowerful and dynamic storm system produced a small but intense late-season tornado outbreak, mainly across Nebraska and Iowa. Two of the tornadoes reached EF4 intensity, including one that caused severe damage in Wayne, Nebraska. Other strong tornadoes struck Creighton and Macy.
November 172013Midwest738November 17, 2013 tornado outbreak map.pngNovember 17, 2013 tornado outbreakMany large and strong to violent tornadoes touched down across Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Two EF4s struck Illinois, one of which devastated the town of Washington and killed three people. The other impacted the New Minden area, killing 2 others. An EF3 struck Brookport, killing three people. The outbreak produced the only known violent (EF4–EF5) tornadoes to strike Illinois in the month of November.
April 252014North Carolina111April 2014 North Carolina tornado outbreak map.pngApril 2014 North Carolina tornado outbreakLocalized but intense outbreak produced an EF3 that caused major damage near the town of Washington. An EF2 in Edenton resulted in a fatality.
April 27–302014Midwest, Southern United States8435April 27–30, 2014 tornado outbreak map.pngApril 27–30, 2014 tornado outbreakDeadly outbreak that mainly affected Dixie Alley. A high-end EF4 devastated the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas, killing 16. Another EF4 killed 10 people and caused major damage in Louisville, Mississippi. An EF3 killed 2 when a trailer park was destroyed in Coxey, Alabama. Another EF3 struck Tupelo, Mississippi, killing 1 and causing severe damage.
May 10–122014Great Plains440N/AMay 10–12, 2014 tornado outbreakA destructive EF2 damaged 80% of the structures in Orrick, Missouri. An EF3 caused major damage to farms near Sutton, Nebraska, and another very large EF3 damaged every structure in the town of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska.
June 16–182014Midwest532N/AJune 16–18, 2014 tornado outbreakOutbreak spawned a cyclic supercell in Nebraska that produced four consecutive EF4s, including one that devastated the town of Pilger, killing 2. Three nighttime tornadoes (including an EF3) struck Madison, Wisconsin and its suburbs. An EF2 caused major damage in Wessington Springs, South Dakota, and a violent EF4 obliterated a farm outside of Alpena.

Canada[edit]

List of Canada tornadoes and tornado outbreaks – 1879–2014
DatesYearRegionTornadoesFatalitiesMapEvent Link
August 61879Bouctouche, New Brunswick15N/AN/A
September 261898St. Catharines, Ontario15N/AN/A
June 301912Regina, Saskatchewan128N/ARegina Cyclone
June 171946Windsor, Ontario, LaSalle, Ontario, Tecumseh, Ontario117N/A1946 Windsor–Tecumseh, Ontario tornado
August 201970Sudbury, Ontario16N/ASudbury, Ontario tornado
April 3–41974Ontario19N/ASuper Outbreak
August 71979Woodstock, Ontario12N/A1979 Woodstock, Ontario tornado
May 311985Ontario1312N/A1985 United States–Canada tornado outbreak
July 311987Edmonton127N/AEdmonton tornado
April 201996Ontario30N/A1996 Southern Ontario tornadoes
July 21997Ontario137N/A1997 Southeast Michigan tornado outbreak
July 142000Alberta112N/APine Lake tornado
August 192005Ontario30N/ASouthern Ontario Tornado Outbreak of 2005
August 22006Ontario110N/AAugust 2, 2006 tornado outbreak
June 222007Manitoba, Saskatchewan50N/A2007 Elie, Manitoba tornado
August 202009Ontario181N/ASouthern Ontario Tornado Outbreak of 2009
June 5–62010Ontario60N/AJune 5–6, 2010 tornado outbreak
August 212011Goderich, Ontario11N/A2011 Goderich, Ontario tornado

Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and other areas[edit]

EventDateAreaTornadoesCasualtiesNotes
Tenochtitlan-Tlatelolco tornado13 August 1521 (Julian Calendar)Tenochtitlan and TlatelolcoFirst recorded tornado in Americas[5]
Hondo Coal Mine tornado10 May 1899Northern Mexico≥22 fatalitiesDeadliest Mexican tornado
1940 Bejucal tornado26 December 1940Cuba12 fatalitiesReportedly spawned during hurricane
1953 Bermuda tornadoes5 April 1953Bermuda1 fatality, 9 injuriesPossibly four separate tornadoes
1992 Panama City tornado6 July 1992Panama City12 fatalities, >50 injuriesPerhaps deadliest Panamanian tornado
2007 Piedras Negras-Eagle Pass tornadoes24 April 2007Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico110 fatalities15 missing, 300 houses destroyed, 1,000 homeless
Dominican Republic tornadoes20 April 2008Santo Domingo≥2 fatalitiesAt least 700 people were forced to seek temporary shelter when tornadoes damaged houses

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://kikn.com/old-tornado-photo-1884-south-dakota/
  2. ^ "This Day in Southeast Michigan Weather History - May 8". National Weather Service Detroit / Pontiac, Michigan. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. August 3, 2007. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ Bryan Painter; Silas Allen (June 4, 2014). "El Reno tornado is 'super rare' national record-breaker". NewsOK. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jon Erdman; Chris Dolce; Nick Wiltgen (September 20, 2013). "El Reno Tornado Rated EF3, Widest on Record". The Weather Channel. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ Velasco Fuentes, Oscar (November 2010). "The Earliest Documented Tornado in the Americas". Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 91 (11): 1515–1523. doi:10.1175/2010BAMS2874.1. Retrieved April 18, 2010. 

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