Nearly the whole town was destroyed by one of the scariest tornado events in recent history.
The 1917 case is perhaps the most relentless of all the outbreak sequence events that that will be covered in this series.
For the first case study on outbreak sequences, we examine two weeks of nearly nonstop tornadoes. Twisters brought devastating results from the central and southern Plains eastward into the Mid-Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes.
Every so often, tornado outbreaks come in volleys. In the first part of a series on outbreak sequences, we look at the necessary ingredients.
You might expect a volley of violent tornadoes in the Plains or the South, but not in Pennsylvania and surrounds. This event stands out for the country as a whole, and was truly exceptional for where it occurred.
On April 11, 1965, and over a time span of approximately 12 hours, one of the most infamous tornado events in United States history took place.