The official stats from the SPC is that this tornado had a path length of only 1 mile. The max width was 333 yards. There were 300 injuries and 18 fatalities reported. Per Grazulis, most of the 18 deaths were in families of Air Force personnel living on two housing projects.
The Louisville, MS EF4 tornado was a part of a larger outbreak that spanned from April 27-30, 2014. 84 tornadoes occurred during that period with over half of them on April 28. There were 2-EF4 tornadoes during the outbreak and we look at one of those in this summary.
This summary explores one of the 4-catastrophic EF5 tornadoes that occurred on April 27, 2011. A continuous tornado track was found that began west of Hamilton in SW Marion County, AL. The tornado strengthened rapidly and hit the city of Hackleburg as an EF5 with estimated max winds of 210 mph.
The topic of our summary: a long track, well documented event: The Wichita-Andover, KS F5 Tornado. It was the 3rd in a family of 4 tornadoes that pushed through South Central KS during the Plains Tornado Outbreak of April 26, 1991.
During the midday hours of April 24, 2010, a destructive long track tornado made a 149 mile journey across 1 parish in Louisiana and 8 Counties in MS. It formed just south of I-20 west of Tallulah in Madish Parish, LA and dissipated 5 miles north of Sturgis, MS in Okitebbah County. Actual time on the ground: 2 hours and 44 minutes.
Per the SPC Database, 20 tornadoes occurred on April 22, 2011. The strongest, an EF4 hit parts of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. It reached maximum intensity as it tracked through the community of Bridgeton, just west of Lambert St. Louis International Airport, in St. Louis County.
A tornado given a rating of F4 crossed 5 miles through parts of Barton County, KS. The tornado developed 1 mile SW of Hoisington. It rapidly intensified as it entered the west side of town climbing to F4 intensity within minutes. Per the NWS summary, “while crossing northwest Hoisington, the tornado inflicted a path about 2 miles long and about 2 blocks wide of almost complete destruction.”