April of 2011 has all but ensured itself that it will go down in history as the worst month for tornadoes that devastated, ravaged and destroyed many communites across the United States. Here are some of the preliminary statistics coming from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
312 Tornadoes reported from April 27-28. This far surpasses one of the worst tornado outbreaks historically, the super tornado outbreak of 1974 on April 3-4 where 148 tornadoes were reported across 13 states.
April 27th was the deadliest single day for tornadoes since March 18, 1925 when 747 people were killed during a tornado outbreak. (Tri-State tornado)
The monthly record for April tornadoes was 267 in 1974. This past April recorded over 600 tornadoes! The previous record for any month was 542 tornadoes in May of 2003.
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