Saturday, March 3, 2012

March 2012 Tornado Outbreak

Yesterday was hopping indeed. 95 reports of tornadoes in 10 states. Now, there can be multiple tornado reports for the same tornado, all along the damage path, so it is highly unlikely that there were actually 95 tornadoes. No matter how you cut it, however, that's a lot. Currently the record for the biggest March outbreak is 74 tornadoes from March 11-13, 2006. Sadly, there were also around 30 deaths.

There is extensive news coverage so I'm not going to post much more about this. Our prayers are with all of the victims and their families. The map of tornado reports as it currently stands can be found here.

UPDATE: The indefatigable Wikipedia now has an article on this outbreak

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