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Tornado Outbreak Sequence
Outbreak Sequence
Duration
3/21/1913 - 3/23/1913
Amount
19 confirmed
Casualties
241
Highest Category
F5
Damage Costs
$9.68 mil. (1913)
$232.96 mil. (2014)
Areas Affected
Great Plains, US
Southern US
Midwest, US

The Tornado Outbreak Sequence of 1913 was a deadly tornado outbreak that occurred in the Great Plains, Southern US, and the Midwest regions of the United States. It was a two day long outbreak that covered two sequences of outbreaks within those two days. The first being on March 21, where nine tornadoes broke out all across Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama, killing a total of 49 people. The next one took place on March 23, where ten more tornadoes broke out across the states of Nebraska, Louisiana, Indiana, and Missouri, killing a total of 192 people. Nineteen tornadoes were confirmed, with the possibility of more existing.

The outbreak sequence was over Easter Sunday, which is a little unusual for the early months of the year. It was the most destructive and deadly tornado outbreak in the plains that still holds up to today. However, only the more powerful tornadoes were recorded, as so that the weaker F1 and F0 tornadoes went unrecorded. Engineers after the outbreak decided to work on techniques that make buildings able to withstand average tornadoes.

Tornado CountEdit

Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
Confirmed
Total
0 0 10 2 6 1 19

Although there is evidence that more tornadoes existed and were actually causing damage, scientists were not able to classify it on whether or not they actually existed, due to a lack of evidence being able to prove they existed.

StatisticsEdit

List of confirmed tornadoes - March 21, 1913
F#
Location
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments
Georgia
F2 S of Madison 0600 8 miles 1 death - More than two dozen buildings and a few plantations destroyed
Mississippi
F2 Ruleville 0610 Unknown 3 deaths - Houses demolished
F2 N of Macon 0630 30 miles 9 deaths - 25 homes destroyed and several people killed
F2 Rienzi 0630 5 miles 2 deaths - Leveled the entire town
Alabama
F2 Florence 0700 Unknown 3 deaths - Demolished 2 dozen homes and 3 children's lives
F2 W of Decatur 0730 40 miles 3 deaths - Destroyed many homes and a church
F2 E of Talladega 0900 35 miles Destroyed a dozen farm houses
F4 E of Fulton 1030 13 miles 27 deaths - Destroyed over a hundred homes and caused massive flooding
F2 E of Camden 1100 12 miles 1 death - Destroyed half a dozen homes and crops, and was related to the Fulton tornado


List of confirmed tornadoes - March 23, 1913
F#
Location
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments
Nebraska
F3 W of Craig 2300 15 miles 1 death - Destroyed a dozen farms and homes
F4 SE of Mead 2330 55 miles 22 deaths - Destroyed an entire area and a few churches and 40 homes
F3 E of Greenwood 2330 15 miles Destroyed many homes
F5 Ralston 2345 40 miles 103 deaths - It moved to Omaha and then Iowa before finishing, destroying everything
F4 Bellevue 0015 48 miles 25 deaths - Destroying dozens of small homes and spread out over Nebraska and Iowa
F4 S of Douglas 0015 60 miles 18 deaths - Longest living one in the outbreak that tore through many farms
F2 Burchard 0100 5 miles Destroyed a school and four homes
Louisiana
F2 NW of Saline 0100 6 miles 1 death - Destroyed an entire estate
Indiana
F4 N of Prairieton 0230 22 miles 21 deaths - Damaged more than 300 homes caused a flood afterwards
Missouri
F4 SW of Savannah 0230 45 miles 2 deaths - Damaged 30 farms

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