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.
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.