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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wichita KS
600 AM CDT Sun Apr 30 2017


In 2011, for the south and southeastern United States it
was "Good Riddance" to the month of April, as many
tornado records were swept off the books in EF5 fashion.
The April total of 875 thoroughly wiped out the previous
April record of 267 that was set in 1974.  The April
total also leveled the record for most tornadoes in any
month which had been 542 in May, 2003.In April 2011,
there were 361 tornado fatalities of which 314 occurred
on the 27th, making it the 4th deadliest single day on
record and the deadliest since March 18th, 1925 when 747
people died; 695 of whom were killed by the Tri State
Tornado that raced a three and a half hour, 219-mile
marathon from Southeast Missouri, across Southern
Illinois, to Southwest Indiana.  In 1967, an outbreak of
12 strong and violent tornadoes tore across Northern Iowa
and Southern Minnesota.  Garnering the greatest attention
were three F4s.  The first had a track 30 miles long,
averaged around 500 yards wide, killed 6 and injured 22.
Hardest hit was Waseca where 16 homes were destroyed, 6
of which were leveled.The second struck along the
Iowa/Minnesota border with a track 18 miles long and one
quarter mile wide.  It is surprising that only 1 was
injured, as the twister hit 20 farms, destroying 10 and
leveling 3.  The third had a track 40 miles long but only
around 200 yards wide.That tornado killed 5 and injured
35.  Hardest hit was Albert Lea, where 6 farms were
leveled, 26 homes were destroyed and 64 others were badly


In 1924, tornadoes broke out across a large part of the
Southeastern fourth of the country.  A total of 27
significant tornadoes occurred the 29th and 30th.  Of the
total, 23 occurred on the 30th.  The most violent, and
deadliest, was an F4 that tore thru Central South
Carolina from around Aiken to Darlington.  The tornado,
likely a tornado family, had a continuous track 105 miles
long and around 1/3 mile wide that passed 9 miles south
of Columbia, the state capital.  The tornado killed 53
and injured 534.  In 1852, a tornado struck New Harmony,
located in the southwest corner of Indiana where it
killed 16 people.  Its rating is unknown.  On March 18,
1925, the Indiana segment of the Tri State Tornado, which
set records for path length, path width, duration, speed
and casualties, closely followed the same track.

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