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The Wichita Falls F4 “Terrible Tuesday” Tornado

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View looking southwest at the approaching tornado from the roof of Bethania Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas. © Troy Glover

The Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak, one of the most significant outbreaks on record for this region, occurred on April 10, 1979. Per the SPC Database, 25 tornadoes occurred mainly in TX and OK with one lone tornado in KS. The focus of this summary will be on one of the tornadoes that occurred during this outbreak and one of the most devastating tornadoes in history: The Wichita Falls F4 Tornado.

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