On November 7, 1995, an outbreak of 40 tornadoes affected the Southeast. 28 of these tornadoes occurred in the state of South Carolina. This summary looks at what is officially the strongest, an F4 that hit near the town of Marion. The F4 rating is based on a 150-200 pound church bell that was moved 400-yards. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes believes this an F2 tornado.
38 tornadoes tore across parts of Virginia on September 17, 2004 – the largest outbreak in state history. This was the result of Hurricane Ivan. While officially an F2, the Stanardsville tornado was likely the strongest and widest not just that day but ever in its immediate region. It also traversed mountains over 2,000 feet in elevation.
11 tornadoes struck parts of the High Plains on August 26, 2007. The strongest was a deadly EF4 that tore through the town of Northwood. In this summary, we look at the three significant tornadoes of the outbreak and the damage they caused.
On the afternoon of August 19, 1890, four tornadoes occurred in Pennsylvania. The focus of the summary looks at the two most impactful. An F3/borderline F4 tornado crossed through parts of Columbia and Luzerne County. 4 people were killed as it swept away several homes. As that tornado dissipated another tornado formed and plowed into Wilkes-Barre. 16 people were killed as this tornado damaged or destroyed over 400 buildings in the city.
On August 11, 1999, the most damaging tornado in Utah history carved a 4-mile long swath through the heart of Salt Lake City. Tragically 1 person was killed and over 80 people were injured. 300 buildings were damaged or destroyed.
Delaware F2/EF2 F3/EF3 F4/EF4 June Maryland Ohio Outbreak Pennsylvania Tornado History West Virginia
On June 23, 1944, a historic tornado outbreak occurred across the Appalachians. This outbreak featured the deadliest tornado to ever strike Pennsylvania and the deadliest ever recorded in West Virginia.
F0/EF0 F1/EF1 F2/EF2 F3/EF3 F4/EF4 Funnel Feature June Maryland Outbreak Pennsylvania Tornado History West Virginia
Just two days after a tornado outbreak affected Pennsylvania and New York, another tornado outbreak ripped through the East Coast. Pennsylvania was the hardest hit. Guest writer Nick Wilkes documents 20 tornadoes from this event. 17 of which were in PA.
There were 28 tornadoes on New Year’s Eve of 2010. Four were in the state of Mississippi. The strongest for the state was given an EF-2 rating. That is the topic of this summary!
A large winter outbreak occurred across the state of Texas on December 29, 2006. Officially, the SPC Database lists 27 tornadoes. The max rating was F2 and there were four tornadoes given that rating. We look at one of the F2 twisters in this summary.
Three tornadoes occurred on December 27, 1997 in the state of Florida. The strongest was given an F2 rating. It developed in the Lake Region Mobile Home Park along US Highway 27 and County Road 544 in Polk County. Several residents remarked that the tornado sounded like “a high-pitched whine”. Many mobile homes had major to severe damage.