FANDOM


Super Outbreak
Super Outbreak
Duration
4/3/1974 -
4/4/1974
Amount
148 confirmed
Casualties
319
Highest Category
F5
Damage Costs
$600 mil. (1974)
$2.79 bil. (2013)
Areas Affected
East Coast, US
Ontario, Canada

The Super Outbreak of 1974 is the worst outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded in history. It affected 13 US states and the Canadian providence of Ontario. It was the second-largest outbreak within a day's worth of time. Before the Super Outbreak, no one had ever seen so many destructive and highly rated tornadoes in a weather event.

Tornado CountEdit

Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
Confirmed
Total
15 37 30 35 24 7 148


StatisticsEdit

List of confirmed tornadoes - April 3, 1974
F#
Location
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments
Georgia
F2 Ellijay 1800 16 miles Some houses unroofed and destroyed
F4 W of Calhoun 2240 30 miles 9 deaths - Killed tens of thousands of farm animals and destroyed dozens of homes
F4 NW of Dawsonville 0030 18 miles 6 deaths - Nine homes were damaged and tons of crops
F4 W of Pleasant Hill 0120 24 miles 4 deaths - Destroyed utilities and caused lots of tree damage with 40 homes destroyed
Illinois
F0 Morris Area 1810 0.1 miles
F0 E of Carlock 1907 0.1 miles
F1 SE of Lincoln 1908 17 miles
F4 N of Blue Mound 1930 21 miles 1 death - Destroyed 35 houses and damaged 120
F3 S of Anchor 1930 7 miles Eight separate farms destroyed with a 10 mile debris shot
F1 E of Taylorville 1945 9 miles
F1 E of Farmer City 2010 11 miles
F0 NW of Pierson 2025 3 miles
F3 E of Tolono 2048 6 miles 1 death - Many buildings destroyed along with a few trailers
F3 NE of Bongard 2055 3 miles Several houses destroyed, some park places destroyed
F2 N of Bismarck 2125 8 miles Destroyed a high school and many homes
F1 S of Mattoon 2130 15 miles Destroyed a high school and many homes
Tennessee
F3 Cleveland Area 1905 18 miles 1 death - Destroyed a trailer park
F2 NE of Maryville 2000 1 mile
F1 Etowah Area 2030 4 miles 1 death - Minor property damage to a few homes
F1 NW of Hopewell 2050 6 miles
F1 NW of Springfield 2100 4 miles
F2 N of Greenback 2200 0.1 mile Damaged half a dozen homes
F2 E of Madisonville 2200 1 mile
F3 Cleveland 2215 22 miles 3 deaths - Damaged several dozen homes
F3 Nashville Area 2218 5 miles Caused lots of damage to buildings, homes, and trailers

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.