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1926 Glendale, Arizona Tornado
F5 tornado
The Glendale, Arizona F5 near peak strength.

The Glendale, Arizona F5 near peak strength.
Date April 19, 1926
Times 1805-2112
Touchdown location 6:05 PM MST
Highest winds

>261 mph (>420 km/h)

Injuries 1,653
Fatalities 16
Damage $30 million (1926 USD)
Areas affected Areas in and around Glendale, Arizona
Part of the
Tornadoes of 1926 (Hitman)
Tornado Outbreak of April 19, 1926

The 1926 Glendale, Arizona Tornado was a violent and destructive, F5-rated tornado that struck Glendale, Arizona in the evening hours of April 19, 1926. In all, 16 people were killed, along with 1,653 injuries, and $30 million (1926 USD) in damages.

Based off of city records, the tornado touched down around 6:05 PM local time. Multiple photos taken in the early stages of the storm's life showed a thin stovepipe tornado, likely causing F0 damage. Damage that was rated F0 decades later likely continued for the next 30 minutes or so.

After causing the F0 damage for 20 miles, damaged rated up to F3 occurred, where multiple small homes that were frail were blown away and killing 7 people at a small fill up station. Damage rated F4 occurred to multiple structures along West Glendale Avenue. By 9:00 PM rolled around, damaged rated between high-end F4 and low-end F5 between West Olive Avenue and West Peoria Avenue, where a further 4 were killed by the very intense winds. According to reports by the Glendale Fire Department and Glendale Police Department, multiple two-story homes were completely blown away and a popular bakery in the area was also blown away, killing the owner of the bakery.

A house of four on West Cactus Road had their Ford Model T thrown into their bathroom where they were taking refuge, killing all four. After tracking northwest onto West Thunderbird Road, the tornado then began to drastically weaken as the area of the system where the tornado spawned began to suck up dry air. By 11 PM, the tornado tracked over a dozen miles northeast of Glendale  to just west of where Interstate 17 is today. The tornado pushed over shallowed rooted trees and dissipated at 11:12 PM local time.

The first F5/EF5 tornado in Arizona's history killed 16 people, injured 1,653 people, and caused $30 million (1926 USD) or $439.1 million in 2020 USD.


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Hitman's F5 Tornadoes
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Hitman's 1926 Tornadoes
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Hitman's 1926 F5 Tornadoes
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