FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Severe weather season is upon us and there’s no doubt that April has been an active month across the country.
According to the National Weather Service, there have been over 200 confirmed tornadoes for the month of April.
Of those tornadoes, 142 occurred during the outbreak of April 12-13 across ten states.
The Easter Sunday outbreak spawned three EF-4 tornadoes including one in Mississippi that carved out a 68-mile path.
Analysis continues on damage caused by two long track strong to violent tornadoes that tracked from southern Mississippi through eastern Mississippi on Easter Sunday. Here is the latest information: pic.twitter.com/S8MoNXJDrO
— NWS Jackson MS (@NWSJacksonMS) April 16, 2020
The 2.25 mile wide EF-4 set the state’s record for the widest tornado on record and it goes down as the third widest on record for the United States.
Even though the EF-4 #tornado didn't cross Graves Keys Rd. outside of Bassfield at a right angle, you get a sense from just driving part of the damage path (~3000') that this was a monster.@NWSJacksonMS https://t.co/QzqKnjnW28 pic.twitter.com/UoJsCtMe2w
— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) April 15, 2020
Another deadly tornado outbreak took place from April 22-23 from Oklahoma and Texas to Alabama and Georgia.
According to the NWS, so far 39 tornadoes have been confirmed from the event.
April’s tornadic activity has resulted in more than 40 deaths and no EF-5 tornadoes have been confirmed.
On average, the United States sees 155 tornadoes during the month of April.