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.
Three tornadoes were reported on September 3, 1963. This summary looks at the strongest, an F3 that hit St. Marys in Central PA. The rating is disputed, Thomas Grazulis rates it F2. 20 people were injured as the tornado damaged or destroyed 100-150 buildings across the Lynchville neighborhood in St. Marys.
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.
It was one for the record books! A large, unexpected tornado outbreak occurred on August 24, 2016. 22 tornadoes were confirmed across parts of IN and OH. We look at five of them that hit in Howard County, IN including one of the strongest of the day.
On August 20, 1914, an F3 tornado ripped through the eastern edge of Wilke-Barre. 7 people were killed and over 70 were killed as 25 homes were leveled and over 100 others were damaged. Four of the fatalities occurred in a silk mill that was demolished.
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, 1993, one of the most unique tornadoes in history would form in among the Utah mountains of the High Uintas Wilderness. The highest elevation significant tornado and the strongest in Utah history, this event pushed the limits of tornadoes in rugged terrain farther than any other.
On the afternoon of July 28, 1936, two tornadoes hit Washington and Fayette Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The twin tornadoes caused over $1,000,000 in damage. Two people were killed and at least 23 others were injured, in the rampage. We estimate these tornadoes reached F3 intensity at their peak.
On July 21, 2003, a derecho moved across portions of Ohio, Pennsylvania, into New York and New England. Per the SPC, it spawned 20 tornadoes. The focus of this summary is of the strongest tornado of the outbreak, the Ellisburg PA, F3. Two people were injured when the funnel leveled a farm.