This summary looks at an F2 tornado with a long, skipping path through parts of SW Missouri on December 14, 1971. The tornado developed just south of Billings.
There was one tornado reported on January 28, 1956. It hit during the late evening in Faulkner County, AR. It moved to the northeast from the Wooster area to 1 mile south of Greenbriar. The Climatological Data Summary then states the tornado “went aloft for 10 miles, returning to the ground in Barney-Enola Area.”
A total of 6 tornadoes occurred on December 13, 1977 across portions of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. In this summary, we look at an F3 that hit in NE Harris and SW Liberty Counties in TX. Path length was 25 miles. Per Thomas Grazulis, the path ran parallel to and north of US-90.
This summary looks back at an estimated F3 tornado from December 12, 1928. It crossed through parts of Angelina County, TX. Information for this event came from the following resources. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes and Newspaper articles via newspapers.com
8 tornadoes are found in the SPC database for December 11, 1961. They occurred across 4 states in the south. We are looking at one given a rating of F3. It moved about 3 miles through the town of Jacksonville in Calhoun County. A good deal of the damage was at the Jacksonville State University.
A total of 7 early AM tornadoes occurred across parts of the south on December 10, 1967. We look at one of those in this summary. It hit in the panhandle of Florida around Fort Walton Beach around 315 am. A total of 35 homes and 9 businesses were destroyed. Another 290 homes had some sort of damage.
What was possibly a family of tornadoes traveled over 30 miles through parts of Daviess and Hancock Counties in Kentucky across the Ohio River into Perry County, Indiana. There were 3 injuries.
This quick-hitting tornado developed about a mile east of Interstate 75 near Riverview, 12 miles SE of Tampa. It took 4 minutes for this tornado to travel 2 miles. Most of the damage was to the Cowley Cove mobile home complex.
A Funnel Feature by Guest Writer Matt Lee. He is the owner of the Innovative Construction and Building Materials blog and gives us some pointers on constructing a tornado-proof home.