It is known as the “Candlestick Park” tornado, named after a shopping center in south Jackson, MS which was completely destroyed. Per the SPC, the path length was 202.5 miles. It moved through portions of MS and then into AL. The max width was 900 yards. There were 518 injuries and 58 fatalities reported. 57 deaths in MS and 1 in AL.
NEW SUMMARY! The deadliest tornado in the country since the Moore, OK EF5 on May 20, 2013 occurred on March 3, 2019. 23 were killed in Lee County, AL. A total of 40 tornadoes were confirmed on this day and the Beauregard/Smiths Station/Talbotton tornado was the strongest with a rating of EF4. This was the first violent tornado to hit Lee County, AL since March 20, 1875. This summary is currently for Patreon members only.
For the second day in a row, Fort Rucker, AL was hit by a tornado. The first occurred at 425pm CT on December 29, 1973. The second tornado which occurred just before 5pm CT on December 30, 1973 caused greater damage to Ft. Rucker than the one the day before.
24 tornadoes were confirmed on December 16, 2000. Half of those were in the state of Alabama including the strongest of the day. It was a devastating F4 that pushed 18 miles through Tuscaloosa County. 11 were killed and 144 injured.
8 tornadoes are found in the SPC database for December 11, 1961. They occurred across 4 states in the south. We are looking at one given a rating of F3. It moved about 3 miles through the town of Jacksonville in Calhoun County. A good deal of the damage was at the Jacksonville State University.
During the early morning of December 6, 1983, an F3 tornado crossed through parts of Dallas County, AL in the Selma Area. It developed near Alabama Highway 22 west of Selma and moved northeastward for 13 miles. At least 103 structures were damaged/destroyed along the path.
Just after midnight on November 30, 2016, an EF3 tornado crossed through parts of Jackson and DeKalb Counties in Alabama. This was one of 39, during a 2-day outbreak. There was significant damage in the towns of Rosalie and Ider. Sadly, 4 people were killed.
An outbreak of 39 tornadoes occurred November 29-30, 2016. There were 3 rated EF3 and we look at one of those that hit parts of Morgan County, AL in this summary. This tornado traveled just over 6 miles. It began along Danville Road, just east of the Lawrence County line and ended on the NE side of Herring Road.
A total of 22 tornadoes were confirmed on November 29, 2016. Over half were in the state of Alabama. This summary looks at a rather large twister with a max width of 1000 yards. It was rated EF2 and moved just under 10 miles from near Arley to Helicon in Winston County and ending 2.41 miles over the Cullman County line.