Those storms then became tornadic because they developed in an environment where the horizontal winds from the ground up to about 20,000 feet increased significantly. [3] Straight-line winds of 94mph (151km/h) were reported near Marshall, Oklahoma on May 20. [141] In eastern Canada, electricity outages were minor, mostly caused by windstorms associated with the greater storm systems. 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At 1300 UTC the SPC upgraded the risk to moderate for a 15% chance of significant tornadoes, namely around the MO/KS/NE borders; with a 10% chance of tornadoes extending southward to include much of eastern Kansas. Two EF4 tornadoes occurred, one in Dayton, Ohio, and the other in Linwood, Kansas. In all, the National Weather Service confirmed 70 tornadoes across several states, including 2 EF4s and 9 EF3s. The Weather Companys primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the environment and the importance of science to our lives. In total, 500homes were damaged and 59were destroyed in the city of Trotwood, resulting in four hospitalizations. Two of the three fatalities from this tornado occurred at this location. As the supercells pushed into Indiana, strong tornadoes began touching down, including an EF2 that caused significant damage to homes and trees in the town of Pendleton. However, in some cases, gusts can top hurricane force (74 mph), with an AccuWeather Local StormMax gust of 90 mph possible. The devastating outbreak, which included more than 30 tornado reports across six states stretching across the Mississippi Valley, Southeast and Midwest, is also an extremely rare event this late into the year. One extended from Michigan down through Indiana, along with parts of Ohio and Illinois, and included a 5% risk area for tornadoes. Many locations in both the United States and Canada set new May rainfall records. Also in north Texas, adriver came face to face with a tornadoand captured the entire incident on video. The town of Celina had also previously sustained significant damage from EF2 tornadoes that struck in 2011 and 2017. [111], Large parts of the Mississippi River system were already in the midst of the longest-lasting flood fight since 1927 before the current severe storm exacerbated the situation. 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For more recent tornadoes, clicking Get the best experience and stay connected to your community with our Spectrum News app. The EF3 tornado caused severe damage to farmsteads near the towns of Minneola and Bloom, and one of the EF2s touched down in the town of Lewis, causing damage there before striking several farmsteads. This event was caused by a volatile atmospheric set up that was primed to produce violent and long-track tornadoes. The other covered upstate New York and Pennsylvania, along with portions of Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia, and included a 2% risk for tornadoes. These wide, but weak tornadoes caused widespread damage to trees, power poles, homes, and businesses in town. Where storms are right now: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are ongoing from portions of the South. Just east of I-675, the tornado entered a residential area of Beavercreek, Ohio, a densely populated eastern suburb of Dayton. Well-built apartment buildings had their roofs completely removed and no exterior walls were left. Unlock AccuWeather Alerts with Premium+. [15] Later in the evening, another long-lived supercell formed in southwestern Kansas where SPC had previously highlighted uncertainty in convective development. The air mass was very unstable, and by the evening CAPE values, which measure basically how much energy there is to fuel any storms, were forecast to be 1500-2000 J/kg. The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, now says two tornadoes touched down in Ohio on Friday, the first two of 2021. The February 2008 Super Tuesday outbreak had the largest number of tornadoes for a single event in February with 86 touching down in the two days. Several large industrial buildings and factories, such as the Dayton Phoenix Group and a Frito-Lay distribution warehouse were largely destroyed. Severe thunderstorms in the South and Ohio Valley could produce tornadoes as well as damaging straight-line winds and hail. Damage from a tornado in Dayton, Ohio. [24] The tornado then reached EF2 strength shortly after it crossed into Cole County, completely destroying two barns. [39] Hundreds of damaging wind reports were received as well. This week's severe weather will be on the warm side of a winter storm that's expected to spread snow across parts of the Rockies, Plains and Midwest. The potential for strong tornadoes existed from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Columbia, Missouri. One tornado, being called the "Quad-State Tornado" ripped across four states in four hours (Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky), slamming communities such as Monette, Arkansas, and Mayfield, Kentucky, which were two of the hardest hit towns. [56], Continuing along a southeasterly path, the powerful tornado entered the Dayton city limits and tore through the Shiloh neighborhood at high-end EF3strength. The nearby Tergin Motors building also sustained EF2 damage. An emergency dispatcher in Miami County, where the tornado started, said hundreds of calls came into 911 but details on the full scope of the situation weren't immediately available. [24][94], The tornado was rated EF4, and was up to one mile wide at times. Two homes near the intersection of Probst Road and Beck Road lost much of their roofs as well. In the contiguous United States, the 12-month period ending in May set a precipitation record for any 12-month period ever at 37.68 inches (95.7cm), 7.73 inches (19.6cm) above average. As the trees come down, they will take power lines with them and/or block roads. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been tracking tornadoes for decades. The tornado then passed just north of Linwood and crossed 198th street, completely destroying numerous large metal agricultural buildings, as well as flipping and tossing multiple vehicles. As the storms developed farther east, conditions were more prime for tornadoes to develop. It also tied its record for the longest stretch of days with rain, at 21. A cap across the region allowed the atmosphere to become extremely unstable, while an eastward-moving dryline was expected to become the focus for severe thunderstorms later in the day. Just north of the mobile home park, the tornado reached its peak point of intensity, where a house was leveled and swept away at high-end EF3 strength. Just beyond this point, the tornado strengthened further as it passed just south of Frederick Pike and moved along Riverside Drive. 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Maintaining EF3 intensity, the tornado then crossed the intersection of Route 126 and SE 90th Lane, where a brick home sustained roof and exterior wall loss, and a mobile home was obliterated and swept away, resulting in another fatality. Numerous RVs, trucks, and trailers were tossed and damaged as well. The last EF4 tornado to strike the U.S. during the month of December was during the Christmas Outbreak of December 2015. In early March of 2012, the deadliest early March outbreak of tornadoes since 1950 impacted much of the Southeastern United States to the Ohio Valley. An EF3 tornado destroyed numerous homes in Celina, Ohio and killed one person, while another EF3 passed north of West Milton and through the small community of Kessler, damaging or destroying many homes and outbuildings. Continuing to the east, the tornado exited densely populated areas of Beavercreek and began moving through more rural areas. More tornadoes touched down in Alabama overnight, perhaps bringing the outbreaks two-day total to over 50. A warm front lifting north sent temperatures into the low 80s across western and central Ohio. Copyright TWC Product and Technology LLC 2014, 2023. In addition, only a small segment of EF4damage was observed along the path, and was largely confined to a wooded area that was impacted. I am so grateful to GOD.. An enhanced risk severe weather was also in place across Maryland, along with parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including a 5% risk of tornadoes. Radar suggested that the Mayfield tornado threw debris over 30,000 feet into the air. [72], A strong and damaging EF3 tornado moved through the town of Celina on the evening of May 27. While meteorologists and climate scientists cannot yet say that tornado frequency is increasing globally due to climate change, it can be said with relative certainty that tornado frequency and associated vulnerability is increasing for the Mississippi Valley and Midwestern regions of the United States. Cars in the parking lot were damaged by flying debris as well. Numerous homes in Trotwood were damaged or destroyed, including several well-built homes that sustained total loss of their roofs and exterior walls. The historic Missouri State Penitentiary sustained severe roof damage and had many windows blown out, and a portion of the large stone wall surrounding the facility collapsed. This story does not necessarily represent the position of our parent company, IBM. A few houses in this area sustained high-end EF2 damage, sustaining loss of their second floor exterior walls. Within the warm sector, mid-level CAPE values were forecast to rise upwards of 2,0003000J/kg,[39] with dewpoints in the mid-60s F as far west as eastern New Mexico. Continuing through residential neighborhoods to the northeast, the tornado weakened briefly, with numerous homes sustaining EF1 roof damage along this segment of the path, though one home sustained EF2 damage along Holiday Drive. [123], Chicago, Illinois set a new May rainfall record of 8.25 inches (21.0cm), more than double its average precipitation, as part of its second-wettest spring on record. Research reveals that climate change may be causing tornado alley to shift East, out of traditional tornado alley of the Great Plains and into parts of the Mississippi Valley. [26][27] By midday, the SPC increased the risk of significant tornadoes in northern portions of the Texas Panhandle, southwestern and central Oklahoma (including the Oklahoma City metropolitan area) from 30% to 45%. Warmer temperatures contributed to the development of thunderstorms, which were fueled by warm, moist air moving up from the Gulf of Mexico. Low-end EF4 damage to apartment buildings in Dayton. Further the northeast the Storm Prediction Center had outlined two separate Slight Risk areas. [7] This resulted in widespread river and lakeshore flooding and flash flooding, which frequently interfered with emergency crews responding to tornado damage, and also interfered with National Weather Service damage surveys. The devastation in Mayfield, Ky., at first light on Dec. 11, 2021, after multiple tornadoes tore through parts of the lower Midwest. Continuing to the northeast, the large tornado rapidly re-intensified and reached EF3 strength as it passed to the west of Golden City. Several cars were tossed into a field, outbuildings were destroyed, and power poles were snapped nearby. The risk of severe weather will continue for the third consecutive day on Friday as storms target areas from the Southeast to the Ohio Valley. [4], While numerous tornadoes were confirmed in tornado-prone areas, other tornadoes touched down in areas well outside of these regions, including confirmed touchdowns in California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, and New Jersey. This included a 10% risk of tornadoes. A total of 22 tornadoes were confirmed. In September2019, the Montgomery County coroner ruled that an elderly Trotwood woman's death was caused in part by trauma from the tornado. Four tornadoes during this outbreak were fatal, causing a total of eight fatalities. Wind shear was present in the low levels of the atmosphere. 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[2], The final confirmed tornado total from this highly prolific outbreak sequence was 400, including 51 strong tornadoes and two violent tornadoes. Power flashes were witnessed throughout the metro, and emergency management reported responding to a partial roof collapse at an Amazon facility southeast of Dallas in Balch Springs. A lesser threat of tornadoes also existed in far western portions of Nebraska and northeast portions of Wyoming, as a prominent upper trough shifted east-northeastward from the Four Corners area into the High Plains. How Winter Fashion Has Changed in 100 Years (PHOTOS), Eerie Vintage Photos of People Battling the Flu, Democratic Republic of the Congo | Franais, State of Vatican City (Holy See) | Italiano. Another EF2 downed electrical transmission lines near Earth, Texas as well. Numerous trees were snapped and denuded as well. On early Thursday morning, lightning from a non-severe storm sparked a house fire in Clayton, North Carolina, according to local television station WTVD-TV. Maintaining its strength, the tornado then crossed over the Rex M Whitton Expressway and moved through the eastern fringes of downtown Jefferson City. Multistate severe weather outbreak to continue into Friday for parts of South, Ohio Valley The risk of severe weather will continue for the third consecutive day on Threats: Tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds and heavy rainfall are the top concerns. The tornado inflicted EF0 damage to a gas facility along South Choctaw Avenue before crossing the Interstate 40.