It was Saturday morning, October 3, 1992. Many residents in Pinellas Park were quietly making their way through their Saturday chores or working on home projects. Retired couples were watching their favorite shows in their recliners or playing cards in the front rooms of their mobile homes. Little did they know that unexpected severe thunderstorms were about to erupt across their little corner of west-central Florida. Five tornadoes were produced in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area that morning. Two of the twisters caused fatalities. This summary details the strongest and most deadly tornado to occur on this day.
This summary looks at a large, damaging tornado that hit portions of Wayne, NE on October 4, 2014. It reached peak intensity at the Wayne Municipal Airport. The Wayne tornado was the first EF-4 to affect the state of Nebraska since May 22, 2004.
A total of 7 tornadoes were confirmed across parts of Oklahoma and Kansas on Halloween of 1984. This summary focuses on a twister rated F1 that crossed through parts of Osage County, KS and near the town of Carbondale. This was an interesting event.
14 tornadoes moved through parts of TX, OK and MO on October 30, 1979. We look at the Oklahoma tornado in this summary. It was given a rating of F3 and moved about 8 1/2 miles through parts of Carter County. The tornado developed near Newport and ended NNE of Woodford.
A total of 15 are found in the SPC Database for October 29, 1956. Most occurred in Kansas and Nebraska. We look at one of the Kansas tornadoes in this summary. It was given a rating of F3 and traveled through parts of Russell, Lincoln and Mitchell Counties. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes stated it was a skipping path.
This tornado hit the south end of the Baytown tunnel at rush hour. A tunnel guard described the event, “It was just like a big vacuum cleaner.” At least a dozen cars were picked up at the end of the tunnel.
A quick-hitting F2 is the subject of this summary. It hit the Loyd Star Community in Lincoln County, MS.
This summary looks back at an estimated F4 tornado from October 26, 1941. It crossed through parts of Ashley County, AR the town of Hamburg. Approximately 53 homes were destroyed. There were 15 fatalities.
This estimated F4 tornado moved ENE from 5 miles north of Luverne to Comer. Dozens of homes were destroyed in rural communities near the Crenshow/Pike County line.
This F3 tracked 15 miles through parts of Colbert and Lawrence Counties in Alabama. There were 3 injuries. One injury occurred when Jesse McQuire was lifted out of his house and dropped 200 feet away INTO another house. The house he was dropped into was destroyed but a dozen eggs were found in the kitchen with nary a crack.