Nine Of The Ten Deadliest US Tornadoes Occurred Before 1960

Tornado Climatology

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3 Responses to Nine Of The Ten Deadliest US Tornadoes Occurred Before 1960

  1. Ivan says:

    Some more to add to your list or update:
    February 19, 1884—800 killed, 2500 wounded, and over 10,000 rendered homeless. (Possible new #1).
    May 27, 1896—500 killed in St. Louis and East St. Louis. (vs. 255 above – moves up to Equal #2)
    May 11, 1905—130 killed at Synder, Okla. (a new #9)
    April 24, 1908—500 killed in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama storms. (vs. 143 above – moves up to Equal #2)

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/71154488

    ~18 June 1925

  2. Ivan says:

    Contemporaneous account of 1884 tornado:
    “The tornadoes of last month killed between 800 and 1,000 persons, and destroyed $8,000,000 worth of property.”
    “In April, 1883, a series of tornadoes carried death and destruction through three of these States, causing the loss of nearly 600 lives.” (This would be a new #2)

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/43658585

    ~15 April 1884

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