Biggest Tornadoes [Top 10] That Were Most Destructive


Tornadoes are the most powerful, unpredictable and destructive weather systems on Earth.

The National Weather Service (NWS) defines a Tornado as a violently rotating column of air in contact with the earth’s surface (land or water) and commonly associated with a severe thunderstorm.

A tornado generally occurs when high winds within a low-pressure system (such as a thunderstorm) cause water vapor in the air to condense into a condensation funnel cloud. Let’s have a look at the top ten biggest tornadoes that were highly destructive.

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Tornado In Wilkin County

A violent EF4 tornado touched down just after 6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 7th, 2010 in Rural Richland County, North Dakota and crossed over the Red River into Wilkin County, Minnesota.

The tornado was on the ground for over twenty minutes and hit at least two farms and caused significant damage.

 (Courtesy: Associated Press)


Tornado In Manchester, SD

On June 24, 2003, the town was completely annihilated by a large F4-rated tornado and has since become a ghost town.

In 2004, the state of South Dakota officially dis-incorporated the town of Manchester.

It was also the largest tornado outbreak ever recorded in the astronomical summer period that was not related to a tropical cyclone.

(Courtesy: Discovery)


Tornado In Campo, Colorado

The 2010 Tornado in Campo, Colorado was one unforgettable terrific tornado which was experienced by the people of Campo Colorado on 05/31/2010 which appears to look so mysteriously powerful.

(Courtesy: Dave Shefferman)


Tornado In Miami

The 1997 Miami Tornado (also known as the Great Miami Tornado) was an F1 tornado which touched down in Miami, Florida on May 12, 1997.

The tornado formed in the afternoon (around 2:00 PM), initially touching down in the Silver Bluff Estates area.[1] It then swept through Downtown, bypassing the city’s skyscrapers.

It then crossed the MacArthur Causeway and the Venetian Causeway, towards Miami Beach, sideswiping a cruise ship.

It lifted from the water halfway through Biscayne Bay and touched down briefly again in Miami Beach, flipping over a car and then dropping it down hard.

 (Courtesy: CaughtOnTapeTV)


Tornado In Canada

The Elie, Manitoba tornado was an F5 tornado that struck the town oElie, ManitobaCanada, on June 22, 2007.

While several houses were leveled, no one was injured or killed by the tornado.[1] A home in the town was swept clean off of its foundation, justifying the F5 classification.

This makes it one of the strongest twisters on record since 1999 and one of only nine to reach F5/EF5 intensity between 1999 and 2011 in North America.

This tornado was part of a two-day outbreak of severe weather through June 23, including at least four other tornadoes confirmed in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

 (Courtesy: Storm)


Tornado In Pilger Ne, Stanton County, US

Two tornadoes also occurred in Ontario. The severe weather event most significantly affected the state of Nebraska, where two twin EF4 tornadoes killed two and critically injured twenty others in and around the town of Pilger on the evening of June 16.

The two Pilger tornadoes were part of a violent tornado family that produced four consecutive EF4 tornadoes and were broadcast live on television.

(Courtesy: StormChasingVideos)


Tornado In Katie-Wynnewood, Oklahoma

A violent, long-track elephant trunk tornado strikes south-central Oklahoma May 9th, 2016.

The tornado outbreak of May 7–10, 2016 was a significant four-day outbreak of tornadoes which spawned numerous tornadoes across the High Plains, centraMidwest, and parts of the Ohio Valley.

The outbreak also produced the first EF4 tornado of the year near Katie, Oklahoma, where one death occurred.

(Courtesy: BasehuntersChasing)


Tornado In West Texas-2015

This tornado is called as the Big spring. The outbreak continued for several days starting from May 5 -10 2015. The tornado caused several destructions and at least five deaths in Texas.

A series of severe thunderstorms produced flash flooding, hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes in Oklahoma and western north Texas.

(Courtesy: TJFarncombe )


Tornado In Kansas, USA

An isolated thunderstorm formed over Ottawa County in north-central KS on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, and this storm went on to produce 4 tornadoes.

The first tornado touched down at around 6:08 PM 3 miles south of Minneapolis and was on the ground for approximately 1 minute.

The second tornado that occurred was a long-track violent EF4 tornado that was on the ground for over an hour and up to a 1/2 mile wide at times.

(Courtesy: Storm)


Tornado In Wray Colorado

A tornado injured at least five people and damaged buildings in eastern Colorado on May 7, 2016. This is video footage of a tornado that took place in Wray, CO.

This sure is one terrifying tornado as you can see the massive speed it is going around with. It did cause a lot of destruction to the place.

(Courtesy: Skip Talbot’s Storm Chasing Chronicles)

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