April 27, 2011, featured many uniquely violent and powerful tornadoes. However, one stands out above all others: Hackleburg. It produced one of the largest swaths of violent damage ever documented and, at the time, killed more people than any other single tornado since 1955. This page connects the five other summaries documenting the track, and provides basic statistical information on the event.
The 2011 Super Outbreak reached far beyond populated areas into the wilderness. Deep in the Great Smoky Mountains, five tornadoes occurred on April 27 within five hours. These twisters repeatedly pounded areas of the Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, tearing large chunks of forest from mountains and shutting down trails for months.
This summary looks at a tornado that moved 15 miles through parts of Sumner County, TN on February 27, 1956. It was the strongest of 3 that were confirmed on this day.
There has been two F4/EF4 tornadoes on Christmas Eve since records began in 1950. We look at one of those in this summary. This tornado began at 604am in the northwest part of Franklin, TN.
This summary looks at a late night twister that moved through parts of Polk County, TN during the November 29-30, 2016 outbreak. It traveled 4.6 miles from just south of Ocoee to just south of Benton in Polk County. The estimated max wind speeds was 140 mph (EF-3).
18 tornadoes were confirmed across parts of the South on November 27, 1994. We look at one of the F3 tornadoes in this summary. It hit parts of Shelby and Fayette Counties in Tennessee and caused tremendous damage to the Germantown area.
A total of 12 tornadoes were confirmed on November 26, 2001. The strongest is the topic of this summary. It hit late in the night in Henry County, TN, southeast of Paris and moved northeast 5 miles ending near Oakland.
5 tornadoes were confirmed on November 14, 2007. The strongest was an EF2. It had a short path of 2 miles through parts of Marion County, TN. Kimball Baptist Church was holding Wednesday night services when the tornado hit.
This summary looks at one of the 76 tornadoes that occurred in the Veteran’s Day Weekend Tornado Outbreak of November 9-11, 2002. Today’s summary explores the details of an F2 tornado in Tennessee. It tracked 10 miles through parts of Carroll County.