Was the Tri-State Tornado a F5?
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. While it occurred before the modern record, it is considered by all accounts to be a F5/EF5 Tornado. …
How bad was the Tri-State Tornado?
America’s deadliest tornado occurred on March 18, 1925. Tracking across three states, it killed at least 695 people. The tornado was later considered to be F5 strength, the top of the original Fujita Scale for tornado intensity.
What was the biggest tornado?
Officially, the widest tornado on record is the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado of May 31, 2013 with a width of 2.6 miles (4.2 km) at its peak.
What is the longest tornado path?
The longest tornado path length travelled at least 352 km (218 mi) through the US states of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, on 18 March 1925. On 18 March 1925 a tornado travelled at least 352 km through the US states of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
When did the Tri-State Tornado end?
|Duration||3 hours, 45 minutes|
|Dissipated||March 18, 1925 4:30 p.m. CST (UTC−06:00) Pike County, Indiana|
|Max. rating1||F5 tornado|