Eight F3 tornadoes have occurred on April 6 (1950-2016). We are looking at one of those in this summary from 1955. This tornado is officially listed in the SPC database having a length close to 30 miles moving through Grayson and Fannin Counties.
This summary looks back at a devastating event in Gainesville, GA on April 6, 1936. Per Thomas Grazulis: The tornado hit at 827 local time. There were 1600 injuries and 203 fatalities. The path length was 7 miles (and he lists as a family) and the width 400 yards. Rating given: F4.
Per the SPC, 9 tornadoes occurred on April 5, 1954 all in KS, MO and IA. The strongest for the day was given a rating of F4. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes has a rating of F3 and notes there was “near-F4 damage”.
The deadliest tornado of the April 3-4, 1974 outbreak was the F5 that hit Xenia, OH. Per the SPC, it continues to be in the top 10 of costliest tornadoes on record. Per Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes, “This was the most publicized tornado of the day and perhaps the most well-studied tornado in history, from a wind-engineering perspective.”
The deadliest tornado of the April 2, 1982 outbreak was an F4 that traveled 23 miles through parts of Lamar and Red River County, TX. Ten people died in the town of Paris. There were 170 injuries reported along the tornado’s path.
The strongest tornado of the April 2, 1982 tornado outbreak was rated F5 The path length was 53 miles. The tornado max width was 1.5 miles (that was near Golden). Per the NWS Norman, “The physical state of this tornado varied as it morphed between multiple vortex and solid funnel phases during its lifetime.”