In today’s summary, we look at an outbreak of 11 tornadoes to hit parts of Arizona on October 6, 2010. This was the largest number of tornadoes to hit the state in a single day since records began in 1950. Two of the tornadoes were rated EF-3. 7 people were injured as over 100 homes were damaged or destroyed in Bellemont.
There are 2 tornadoes that are a part of the SPC Database for August 30, 1971. One in Whitman County, WA and an F2 in Maricopa County, AZ near the Tempe and Mesa areas. That is the topic of this summary.
August 27, 1964: The first tornado on record in Arizona to cause fatalities. It was a quick-hitting tornado later rated F2. It hit an Indian Settlement near the San Xavier Mission about 4 miles from Tucson.