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.
On July 14, 2004, there were 11 tornadoes reported by the SPC. This summary takes a look at the strongest tornado of the day, an F3 that hit Central Pennsylvania. 100 homes were damaged or destroyed in the town of Campbelltown.
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.
12 tornadoes hit parts of Northern Illinois on June 22, 2015. The strongest was rated EF3 with max winds of 160mph. It went through the Coal City and Braidwood areas.