This F2 tornado was produced by the remnants of Tropical Storm Debra. Per the Storm Data Narrative, “the path was two miles long, but the most damage was confined to a half mile stretch lined with fast food restaurants.”
It was the deadliest and most damaging tornado of 1990. An unusual, late August F5 tornado crossed just over 16 miles in less than 30 minutes across parts of Kendall and Will Counties in Illinois. It caused an estimated $165 million in damages. A total of 470 homes were destroyed and another 1000 were damaged. 29 people were killed and 350 more were injured.
August 27, 1964: The first tornado on record in Arizona to cause fatalities. It was a quick-hitting tornado later rated F2. It hit an Indian Settlement near the San Xavier Mission about 4 miles from Tucson.
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.”
Andrew pushed across the Florida peninsula and made a secondary landfall on August 26, 1992 WSW of Morgan City, LA. Ahead of this landfall, on the 25th, tornadoes were spawned across parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. The first tornado was also the only killer tornado produced by Andrew and that is the topic of this summary.
A strong F3 tornado moved just over 5 miles through parts of Door County, WI on August 22, 1998. It occurred during the evening time and lasted 14 minutes. According to the NWS Green Bay summary of the event, the width fluctuated from 1/4 to over 1/2 mile at times.
14 tornadoes are recorded in the SPC Database for August 22, 1964. They hit parts of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. The strongest was an F4 that crossed through parts of Ozaukee County, WI and the town of Port Washington.
Two tornadoes occurred on August 21, 1977. There was an F2 in Carroll County, VA and a strong F3 that crossed through parts of Illinois. That event is the topic of this summary. Another event where I had to put on my sleuth hat!