From 1950-2012 there have been 54 confirmed tornadoes on Halloween Day.
Below are some quick facts about these extra-spooky tornadoes….
Halloween tornadoes by Fujita/Enhanced Fujita Scale:
- F/EF0: 22
- F/EF1: 17
- F/EF2: 11
- F/EF3: 3
- Unknown: 1
The top-5 states that have seen the most tornadoes on Halloween:
- Florida: 11
- Kansas: 11
- Texas: 10
- Oklahoma: 8
- Nebraska: 8
The year of the “greatest” Halloween tornado outbreak? 2000:
- 17 tornadoes across Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. (Check out that classic trough!)
- 30% of all Halloween tornadoes from 1950-2012 occurred on the 31st in 2000, including several strong tornadoes.
- This was the last time there have been tornadoes on Halloween.
Is the Tampa, Florida area haunted by tornadoes on Halloween? Eight have occurred there on October 31 since 1950.
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