The SPC Database lists 3 tornadoes on October 22, 1972. We look at one of those in this summary. It was given a rating of F3. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes believes the damage was more in the F2 range. That was just one discrepancy with this event.
This summary look at one of 9 tornado that were confirmed in Oklahoma on October 21, 2017. Rating was EF1 and it caused damage at the Riverwind Casino and Hotel.
This F2 had a skipping path of about 5 miles. Per Storm Data, it started in the extreme NE corner of Kingfisher County and moved into So Central Garfield County. The tornado mainly stayed in rural areas. At the beginning of the path, the tornado hit a farm 7 miles WSW of Marshall. A large barn “exploded”.
Two Florida tornadoes were confirmed on October 19, 1958. An F1 in Sarasota County and a stronger F3 that moved 20+ miles through parts of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. It began from Pahokee to near Indiantown.
16 tornadoes were confirmed across parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on October 18, 1990. One of the strongest was an F3 that quickly hit in Somerset County, NJ in Montgomery Township. The tornado developed along a squall line.
A total of 11 tornadoes were confirmed on October 17, 2012. All but two were in the state of Mississippi. The strongest of the day was given a rating of EF3 with maximum sustained winds of 140mph. It moved through parts of Scott and Newton Counties in Mississippi.
A total of 4 tornadoes were confirmed on October 16, 1998: 2 in Nebraska and 2 in Kansas. We look at one of the Kansas twisters. It was the strongest on this day, rated F3. The tornado began in eastern Trego County and quickly made it sway into Ellis County. It traveled northeastward through rural Ellis County before hitting the town of Yocemento.
Two tornadoes are found in the SPC Database on October 15, 1957. Both were rated F3. We look at one of these in this summary. It moved close to 38 miles through parts of South Central Louisiana.
It is the only F5/EF5 on record during the month of October: The October 14, 1966 Belmond, IA Tornado. Just minutes after the high school’s homecoming parade, this devastating twister demolished a large section of town. The total path was approximately 12 miles.
A Funnel Feature by Guest Writer Nick Wilkes about the “controversial” tornadoes of October 14, 1984 in Virginia.