Top U.S. tornado videos of 2014

2014 was not your normal year when it comes to tornadoes. In fact, early counts put it down there — hand-in-hand with 2012 and 2013 — among the least active on record.

On the whole, that’s a good thing for those who may face threats from these beasts of nature, though several high-impact events still did unfortunately occur.

Related: Top tornado videos of 2013 | Top tornado videos of 2012

Despite the lack of numbers, 2014 will be remembered for a long time to come, largely thanks to three days in June. Additional memorable tornadoes were peppered throughout the year.

February 20, 2014 – EF0 near Jacksonville, Illinois
by Dan Robinson

March 26, 2014 – EF0 near Willows, California
by codemaster2014

April 7, 2014 – EF2 near Belhaven, North Carolina
by Brandon Berry

April 28, 2014 – EF4 near Louisville, Mississippi
by Scott Peake / Basehunters

May 14, 2014 – EF3 near Cedarville, Ohio
by WBNS10TV

May 26, 2014 – EF2 in Watford, North Dakota
by Dan Yorgason

June 6, 2014 – EF1 in Trinidad, Colorado
by Cloud 9 Tours

June 16, 2014 – EF4 near Stanton, Nebraska
by Tony Laubach

June 16, 2014 – EF4 twins in and near Pilger, Nebraska
by StormChasingVideo/Ben McMillan


Lots of “jaw-dropping” sales pitches these days. Seeing this live, even on video, truly was.

June 16, 2014 – EF4s in and near Pilger, Nebraska
by Greg Johnson


Close up of the twin which hit Pilger, and do watch till the end.

June 17, 2014 – Rural EF0 tornadoes in Cherry County, Nebraska
by Brandon Ivey

June 17, 2014 – EF3 near Coleridge, Nebraska
by Skip Talbot

June 18, 2014 – EF4 near Woonsocket, South Dakota
by Dick McGowan & Shay Phillips


Early stages of the EF4 — suction vortices!! (same tornado as below)

June 18, 2014 – EF4 near Alpena, South Dakota
by BringOnTheStorms


Near/after peak into rope out. (same tornado as above)

July 6, 2014 – EF1 near Reinbeck, Iowa
by Alec Scholten


Post-publish note: Bryce Link on Twitter pointed to another fantastic video from this tornado. I have a thing for the full storm view myself, but it’s hard not to watch over and over again.

September 19, 2014 – EF2 near Lancaster, Minnesota
by MN Thunder

Disagree? We miss something? Let us know.

Note: There is some potential for tornadoes in the South over the next week or so. Should any of that materialize and qualify, we will edit to add video.

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7 thoughts on “Top U.S. tornado videos of 2014”

  1. John Huntington (@jhuntington) says:

    Thanks for the great work–as always. I think I’m going to start a kickstarter to buy every storm chaser a tripod, though 🙂

    1. Ian Livingston says:

      Yes for sure. Honestly it’s tough in a lot of cases given all the movement involved. Mark Ellinwood is good about tripoding.. I always talk about how I wish I had used a tripod when I get home.

      1. Ohio Tornado Tracker says:

        I always carry a tripod with me, but in the heat of the moment I rarely pull it out. The lightning just always seems to be too intense for me to get out and set up gear.

  2. Kimberly Howell says:

  3. Scott Peake says:

    Bummed that these two videos didn’t make it on here. Would have loved to have seen that!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EzISenNGn58

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jse6ZwP1g1g

  4. Anthony says:

    April 25th EF-4 that hit Mayflower and Vilonia, AR on April 27th.
    15 killed.

  5. Anthony says:

    4/27/14 Mayflower, AR; Wedge Tornado *John Sibley…: http://youtu.be/CThgeQoHM4A

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