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The Tri-State Tornado of 1925

On March 18, 1925 a dark “smokey fog” touched down approximately three miles northwest of Ellington, Missouri. It would become known as the Tri-State Tornado. By all accounts, it was a monster.

Tornado Weekly: March 18-24, 2012

On March 18, 2012 one of the first Plains storm chase opportunities of the year focused on the Texas panhandle into southwest Oklahoma. Several tornadoes would end up being spotted. For the rest of the week, a storm system slowly moved to the East Coast.

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February tornado deaths from 1950-2010

As seen in the quick-wrap of February tornado statistics, 435 people were killed by 1,441 tornadoes from 1950-2010. Additionally, an examination of the major Mississippi Valley Tornado Outbreak showed that over 1/4 of deaths occurred in just two days of February. Other top years all