Per the SPC Database, 7 tornadoes occurred on this day in 2016. One in KS, 2 in Arkansas and 4 in Oklahoma. The strongest tornadoes of the day were rated EF2 and were found in Eastern OK. This summary will take a look at those 2-EF2s, one of which moved through the northern parts of Tulsa.
16 tornadoes occurred on this day in 1998. 2 in Wisconsin (both rated F0) and 14 in the state of Minnesota. This was the largest March occurrence of tornadoes in the state of Minnesota on record. Per the NWS Twin Cities, prior to 1998, there were only 7 tornadoes known to have hit the state in March.
Per the SPC Database, 7 tornadoes occurred on March 28, 1975. The strongest, given a rating of F4, is the topic of this summary. It developed just SW of Warren, AR and moved to the northeast through the center of town before dissipating.
“Indian Springs Tornado” – F4 through Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee & Pickens Counties, GA – March 27, 1994
This summary will review the second F4 during the Palm Sunday Outbreak of March 27, 1994.
This summary will review the most deadly tornado of the Palm Sunday Outbreak of March 27, 1994 (and the deadliest for 1994). An F4 moved 50 miles through St. Clair, Calhoun and Cherokee Counties in Alabama and lifted just over the Georgia state line in Floyd County.
Per the SPC database, 17 tornadoes occurred on March 26, 1976. Two were rated F4 (1 in OK, 1 in MS). At 328pm CT, a tornado that would be rated officially F5 traveled 11.9 miles through parts of LeFlore County, OK. There were 64 injuries and 2 fatalities reported. Tremendous damage occurred in and around the town of Spiro.
It is called the “Governor’s Tornado.” The twister moved 14.8 miles through parts of Fulton County, GA on March 24, 1975. It began in West Atlanta, moved to the northeast at approximately 50 miles and ended in the Brookhaven Area.