An EF1 tornado struck Uniontown, PA, on the evening of February 15, 2018. One person was injured, and 200-300 homes were damaged or destroyed along a 2.35-mile path.
On August 28, 1884, a deadly localized tornado outbreak would unfold across portions of eastern South Dakota. One of these twisters would become the second earliest photographed in history. There are sharp discrepancies over which tornado that day was photographed, and there is no detailed summary of the event in its entirety. In this article, I attempt to solve both of these longstanding unknowns.
One of the most devastating tornadoes to ever hit the state of Virginia was spawned by Hurricane Gracie on September 30, 1959. The twister tracked through a part of Albemarle County west of Charlottesville and east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This summary provides a detailed analysis of discrepancies in the path and the number of tornadoes to hit this day. It also focuses on the tragedy near Ivy. In mere seconds, ten members of one family lost their lives.
This is the ninth and final summary documenting the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado of April 27, 2011. After blasting through Pleasant Grove, more suburban communities of the Birmingham metro were in line along the swath of devastation.
This is the eighth in a series of summaries documenting the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado of April 27, 2011. A suburb of Birmingham, Pleasant Grove was bisected by a horrific gash of devastation that scraped neighborhood after neighborhood from the map.
Tuscaloosa County was now left behind for Jefferson, and with it, a new metro area; Birmingham. This section covers the tornado’s approach to the city and entering the first outskirt community of Concord.
The tornado may have finally exited the Tuscaloosa metro area for good, but it was not even close to finished. Still at peak size and strength, it weaved through rural Alabamian forest causing complete devastation to anything in its path.
This is the fifth in a series of summaries documenting the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado of April 27, 2011. Leaving behind a gash through the City of Tuscaloosa proper, the growing tornado now set its sights on the outskirt community of Holt.
This is the fourth in a series of summaries documenting the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado of April 27, 2011. The devastating tornado continued its trek through the heart of Tuscaloosa. It was now moving over McFarland Boulevard.
This is the third in a series of summaries documenting the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado of April 27, 2011. After devastating Rosedale Court and surrounding neighborhoods, the twister continued carving a horrific path of destruction through the Wood Manor, Forest Lake, and Cedar Crest neighborhoods.