One of the worst tornadoes in Virginia history tore through the Appalachian Mountains and a thriving country town. At a maximum width of 2,320 yards (1.32 miles), it is by far the widest the state has ever seen and wreaked havoc across a 24-mile path. More than a remarkable meteorological event for the region, this twister reshaped hundreds of lives, particularly in the community of Glade Spring.
Seven tornadoes were confirmed during the April 25-28 Super Outbreak in Pennsylvania. This summary looks at the strongest one, an EF2 with peak wind speeds estimated at 130 mph. It hit the Roundtop Ski Resort in York County.
This summary looks at a large, damaging tornado that hit portions of Wayne, NE on October 4, 2014. It reached peak intensity at the Wayne Municipal Airport. The Wayne tornado was the first EF-4 to affect the state of Nebraska since May 22, 2004.
In today’s summary, we look at an outbreak of 11 tornadoes to hit parts of Arizona on October 6, 2010. This was the largest number of tornadoes to hit the state in a single day since records began in 1950. Two of the tornadoes were rated EF-3. 7 people were injured as over 100 homes were damaged or destroyed in Bellemont.
Per the Tornado Project, Hurricane Ivan produced a total of 120 tornadoes in 3 days. That is the largest outbreak on record associated with a tropical system. In this summary, we will focus in on the strongest tornado reported in the entire outbreak. It occurred in Fauquier County, VA near the town of Remington.
Per the SPC Database, 7 tornadoes occurred on March 28, 1975. The strongest, given a rating of F4, is the topic of this summary. It developed just SW of Warren, AR and moved to the northeast through the center of town before dissipating.
Two tornadoes occurred on this day in 1951, both were later rated F2 and both caused damage, some of it extensive in Santa Clara County, CA. One hit in the Sunnyvale area and another in San Jose. The SPC/NCDC databases only include one tornado event on this day.