Path length: 19.4 miles
Width: 880 yards
Per the SPC, 19 tornadoes occurred on April 12, 1964. There were 2 rated F4: One in Page County, IA that damaged or destroyed 70% of the buildings in Yorktown and the second in KS, the topic of this summary.
Around 4pm CT, on Sunday, April 12, 1964, a tornado formed south of Welda in Anderson County. It moved SE of Garnett and dissipated near Greeley. Total path length was around 17 miles. There were 9 injuries and 3 fatalities reported. The fatalities occurred in vehicles at the intersection of US Highways 169 and 59. 23 farms were hit and at least 4 homes were leveled.
We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases, the April 1964 Storm Data Publication and Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes and found the following differences:
- Grazulis has a width of 500 yards.
- The remaining sources have the width at 880 yards.
- SPC/NCDC list a path length of 19.4 miles.
- Storm Data and Grazulis have a 17 mile path.
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