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.
A quick-hitting F2 tornado moved through parts of southern Miami-Dade County on December 20, 1973. It was one of 2 tornadoes to strike the area. The other hit near Kendall and was later rated F1.
This summary looks back at an estimated F2 tornado from December 17, 1915. Per Thomas Grazulis, there were 5 injuries and 2 fatalities. Path was estimated at 6 miles.
A total of 40 tornadoes are a part of the SPC Database, December 14-15, 1971. Most that occurred on the 15th were during the early AM hours. We look at one of those in this summary. It was given a rating of F2 and had an intermittent path of 22+ miles through from Bell City to Scott City in Missouri.
This summary looks at an F2 tornado with a long, skipping path through parts of SW Missouri on December 14, 1971. The tornado developed just south of Billings.
A total of 7 early AM tornadoes occurred across parts of the south on December 10, 1967. We look at one of those in this summary. It hit in the panhandle of Florida around Fort Walton Beach around 315 am. A total of 35 homes and 9 businesses were destroyed. Another 290 homes had some sort of damage.
This quick-hitting tornado developed about a mile east of Interstate 75 near Riverview, 12 miles SE of Tampa. It took 4 minutes for this tornado to travel 2 miles. Most of the damage was to the Cowley Cove mobile home complex.
There was one tornado confirmed on December 4, 1955. It quickly hit near Brownsville, SC (Marlboro County) around dusk. The official rating in the SPC Database is F2. Grazulis believes the damage was closer to F3 strength.