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Killer Tornadoes of 2013

Since 1971, the United States has used the Enhanced F-Scale to quantify tornado strength and destructive properties based on an assessment of 8 levels of damage to 28 separate indicators. In 2013, approximately 928 tornadoes touched down, including 52 that caused fatalities in 7 states.

DateLocation(s) EF Deaths
Jan. 30 Bartow County, Ga. 3 1
Feb. 21 Sabine County, Tex. 1 1
April 11 Kemper County, Miss. 3 1
May 15 Hood County, Tex. 4 6
May 19 Pottawatomie County, Okla. 4 2
May 20 Cleveland County, Okla. 5 24
May 30 Grant County, Ark. 1 1
May 31 Canadian County, Okla. 3 8
June 24 Muscatine County, Iowa 1 1
Nov. 17 Tazwell County, Ill. 4 2
Nov. 17 Washington County, Ill. 4 2
Nov. 17 Massac County, Ill. 3 3
Totals    52

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