2020 Easter tornado outbreak

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2020 Easter tornado outbreak
Map plotting locations of tornado touchdowns and tornado warning polygons across the Southeastern United States
Map of tornado warnings and confirmed tornadoes from the outbreak
TypeTornado outbreak
DurationApril 12–13, 2020
Highest winds
  • 190 mph (310 km/h) (Estimated by SPC)[1]
Max. rating1EF4 (preliminary) tornado
Casualties32 fatalities (6 non-tornadic)
Power outages4.3 million
Areas affectedSoutheastern United States

1Most severe tornado damage; see Enhanced Fujita scale

A series of tornadoes affected the Southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, April 12–13, 2020. 15 total watches were produced during the course of the event, two of which were designated Particularly Dangerous Situations.

With at least 30 deaths reported, it was the deadliest tornado outbreak in the U.S. since the April 2014 tornado outbreak.[2]

Access to electricity was downed for nearly 1.3 million people in the tornado outbreak.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nick Nauslar; John Hart. "Storm Prediction Center Mesoscale Discussion 360". Storm Prediction Center. Archived from the original on 2020-04-13. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rice, Susan Miller and Doyle. "Tornado outbreak in the South leaves at least 30 dead". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2022-05-02.