List of Known Likely & Official F5/EF5 Tornadoes Since 1821 In U.S.

May 23rd, 2013 at 9:50 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Violent EF5 tornadoes that obsolutely obliterate everything in their path are not new in their occurrence.  History has shown that this massive, violent twisters have been occurring with no uptick or downturn in trends (decade by decade) since the earliest records & reports have commenced in the United States.

Here is a list of those F5/EF5 twisters.  The 1952-current data comes from SPC.  Prior data is personal research per damage reports (with study of width & track length, as well) & classification by the National Weather Service.

1952-present (courtesy of SPC):

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NUMBER	DATE                    LOCATION
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59	May 20, 2013		Moore OK
58	May 24, 2011		El Reno/Piedmont OK
57	May 22, 2011		Joplin MO
56	April 27, 2011		Rainsville/Sylvania AL
55	April 27, 2011		Preston MS
54	April 27, 2011		Hackleburg/Phil Campbell AL
53	April 27, 2011		Smithville MS
52	May 25, 2008		Parkersburg IA
51      May 4, 2007             Greensburg KS
50	May 3, 1999             Bridge Creek/Moore OK
49	April 16, 1998          Waynesboro TN
48	April 8, 1998           Oak Grove/Pleasant Grove AL
47	May 27, 1997            Jarrell TX
46	July 18, 1996           Oakfield WI
45	June 16, 1992           Chandler MN
44	April 26, 1991          Andover KS
43	August 28, 1990         Plainfield IL
42	March 13, 1990          Goessel KS
41	March 13, 1990          Hesston KS
40	May 31, 1985            Niles OH
39	June 7, 1984            Barneveld WI
38	April 2, 1982           Broken Bow OK
37	April 4, 1977           Birmingham AL
36	June 13, 1976           Jordan IA
35	April 19, 1976          Brownwood TX
34	March 26, 1976          Spiro OK
33	April 3, 1974           Guin AL 
32	April 3, 1974           Tanner AL 
31	April 3, 1974           Mt. Hope AL 
30	April 3, 1974           Sayler Park OH 
29	April 3, 1974           Brandenburg KY 
28	April 3, 1974           Xenia OH  
27	April 3, 1974           Daisy Hill IN  
26	May 6, 1973             Valley Mills TX
25	February 21, 1971       Delhi LA
24	May 11, 1970            Lubbock TX
23	June 13, 1968           Tracy MN
22	May 15, 1968            Maynard IA
21	May 15, 1968            Charles City IA
20	April 23, 1968          Gallipolis OH
19	October 14, 1966        Belmond IA
18	June 8, 1966            Topeka KS
17	March 3, 1966           Jackson MS
16	May 8, 1965             Gregory SD
15	May 5, 1964             Bradshaw NE
14	April 3, 1964           Wichita Falls TX
13	May 5, 1960             Prague OK
12	June 4, 1958            Menomonie WI
11	December 18, 1957       Murphysboro IL
10	June 20, 1957           Fargo ND
9	May 20, 1957            Ruskin Heights MO
8	April 3, 1956           Grand Rapids MI
7	May 25, 1955            Udall KS
6	May 25, 1955            Blackwell OK
5	December 5, 1953        Vicksburg MS
4	June 27, 1953           Adair IA
3	June 8, 1953            Flint MI
2	May 29, 1953            Ft. Rice ND
1	May 11, 1953            Waco TX

1821-1951

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NUMBER	DATE                    LOCATION
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62	September 26, 1951	Waupaca OK
61	May 31, 1947		Leedey OK 
60	April 9, 1947		Woodward OK 
59	April 12, 1945		Antlers OK 
58	June 14, 1944		Summit SD 
57	April 29, 1942		Oberlin KS 
56	April 28, 1942		Crowell TX 
55	March 16, 1942		Lacon IL
54      June 18, 1939           Anoka MN 
53	April 14, 1939          Vici OK/Kiowa KS 
52	June 10, 1938           Clyde TX 
51	April 26, 1938          Oshkosh NE 
50	April 5, 1936           Tupelo MS/Gainesville GA 
49	May 22, 1933            Tryon NE 
48	April 10, 1929          Sneed, AR 
47	May 7, 1927             McPherson KS 
46	April 12, 1927          Rock Springs TX 
45	June 3, 1925            Council Bluffs IA 
44	June 3, 1925            Logan IA 
43	March 18, 1925          Missouri-Illinois-Indiana
42	September 21, 1924      North-Central Wisconsin 
41	May 14, 1923            Big Spring TX
40	March 11, 1923          Pinson TN 
39	April 20, 1920          Northern AL
38	March 28, 1920          West Liberty IN/Van Wert OH 
37	June 22, 1919           Fergus Falls MN 
36	May 21, 1918            Denison IA  
35	May 21, 1918            Boone County IA  
34	May 25, 1917            Southern KS
33	June 11, 1915           Mullinville KS 
32	June 15, 1912           Creighton MO  
31	June 5, 1908            Carleton NE   
30	April 23, 1908          Pender NE  
29	June 5, 1905            Coling MI
28	May 10, 1905            Snyder OK 
27	June 12, 1899           New Richmond WI 
26	May 18, 1898            Marathon Co. WI 
25	May 25, 1896            Oakland Co. MI 
24	May 17, 1896            Northeast KS/Southeast NE 
23	May 15, 1896            Sherman TX 
22	May 3, 1895             Sioux Co. IA 
21	September 21, 1894      Northwest IA/Southeast MN 
20	July 6, 1893            Pomeroy IA 
19	May 22, 1893            Darlington WI 
18	June 15, 1892           Southern MN
17	April 1, 1884           Oakville IN (Delaware Co.)
16      March 25, 1884          Scipio IN (Jennings Co.)
15	August 21, 1883         Rochester MN 
14	June 17, 1882           Grinnell IA 
13	June 12, 1881           Hopkins MO 
12	April 24, 1880          Christian Co. IL 
11       May 30, 1879           Irving KS
10       May 30, 1879           Jackson Co. MO
9       May 22, 1873            Southeast IA
8	June 29, 1865           Viroqua WI 
7	June 3, 1860            Camanche IA 
6       June 13, 1857           Christian Co. IL
5	September 20, 1845      Northern NY to VT
4	June 5, 1844            Eastern IA to Northern IL
3	May 7, 1840             Natchez MS 
2       July 25, 1838           Alleghany Co. NY
2       May 18, 1825            Central OH
1       September 3, 1821       VT to Northeastern MA
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