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.
In March 1976, 180 tornadoes touched down. The most in any March. Find out why in our in depth look at the month.
We took a cursory look at March tornado deaths in the general overview of March tornadoes — there were 676 in total from 1950-2010. Much like February, major parts of the March overall total are from significant tornado outbreaks like those in 1952 (209 killed),
Before April 27, 2011, this 1990 outbreak was the last to produce two or more F5/EF-5s. We look at the atmospheric setup and some of the violent tornado imagery from the event.
Follow on Twitter or Facebook to see these regular daily updates as they are sent out. Mar 1, 1948 Henderson County Texas was struck by an F3 that traveled 7 miles. A car was launched 50 yards near Opelika. Mar 1, 1997 An outbreak of
March is the oft-cited start of tornado season, though some experts rightfully point out that it never really ends — it just wanes. Nonetheless, the increased activity from February to March is quite notable most years and major tornado events have occurred during the month.