In today’s summary, we look at an outbreak of 11 tornadoes to hit parts of Arizona on October 6, 2010. This was the largest number of tornadoes to hit the state in a single day since records began in 1950. Two of the tornadoes were rated EF-3. 7 people were injured as over 100 homes were damaged or destroyed in Bellemont.
The SPC database shows two tornadoes on October 5, 1970. Both were in Oklahoma. The first was an F2 that crossed through Cleveland and Pottawatomie Counties. The second was a devastating F4. It had a skipping 25 mile path and began over Shawnee in Pottawatomie County.
On October 3, 1979, a significant tornado hit without warning in Hartford County, CT devastating the town of Windsor Locks. This was one of the most destructive twisters to ever hit the state of Connecticut.
A total of 5 tornadoes were confirmed on October 2, 1969. We look at the strongest, an F2 that had a skipping path from near Vaughan, NC to Lake Gaston.
17 tornadoes are recorded in the SPC database for October 1, 1977. The strongest was a quick-hitting twister that hit in the Greater Cincinnati, OH area. The Storm Data entry states that this tornado had as many as three funnels.