posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 10:58 PM
reply to post by snowspirit
The news has been saying record setting all week.
Records are set every day of the year some place in the world with weather being warmer, colder, wetter, drier, snowier, windier, calmer, etc. Happens
all of the time.
So here is the record not yet set according to the link provided.
There is a good chance that April 2011 will end up being the most active April on record for tornadoes.
So now we have a potential record. Another potential record is the deadliest tornado outbreak. This is not it. It is likely to be the third.
Deadliest tornado days in U.S. history
1) March 18, 1925 - 747 people killed after tornadoes hit the U.S. Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
2) March 21, 1932 - 332 killed, most of them in Alabama, following a wave of tornadoes across the southeastern United States.
3) May 17, 1840 - 317 died, nearly all of them in the city of Natchez, Mississippi, after tornadoes hit Louisiana and Mississippi.
4) April 3, 1974 - 310 killed in what is known as the "Super Outbreak" when 148 tornadoes rampaged across at least 13 U.S. states over a 24-hour
5) May 27, 1896 - 305 died after tornadoes hit Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky.
6) April 11, 1965 - 260 killed in the "Palm Sunday" tornado outbreak when twisters swept across Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
7) April 5, 1936 - 249 died, most them in Tupelo, Mississippi, following an outbreak of tornadoes in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.
8) April 20, 1920 - 224 killed in Mississippi and Alabama.
9) April 24, 1908 - 224 died in tornado outbreak that hit Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
10) April 6, 1936 - 205 killed, nearly all of them in Gainesville, Georgia. It was the last time a single tornado killed more than 200 people in the
These tornadoes are spread over many decades.
Also notice another form of read in your link:
The year that holds the record for the highest number of tornadoes is 2004 with a whopping 1,817 twisters.
AS we can see there are lots of possible records depending on how the data is qualified.
edit on 28-4-2011 by stereologist because: (no reason