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2018 Guin, Alabama Tornado
EF4 tornado
Tornado 1401

The Guin, Alabama high-end EF4 near peak strength.
Date May 22, 2018
Times 2001-2208
Touchdown location 8:01 PM CDT
Highest winds

195 mph (313 km/h)

Injuries 320
Fatalities 33
Damage $2 billion (2018 USD)
Areas affected Areas of Guin, Alabama
Part of the
Tornadoes of 2018 (Hitman)
Tornado Outbreak sequence of May 21-26, 2018
The 2018 Guin, Alabama Tornado was a violent and destructive, rated high-end EF4 tornado that struck Guin, Alabama on May 22, 2018. In all, 33 deaths occurred, along with 320 injuries, and $2 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

The tornado touched down at 8:01 PM CDT 5 miles northwest of Bluff. Causing EF0 damage, hundreds of trees were pushed over and dozens of mobile homes suffered severe roof damage. Tracking north-northeast, swaths of EF0 damage continued along a 5 mile radius.

Beginning to strengthen, high-end EF1 to low-end EF2 damage occurred to multiple well-built homes. Continuing to cause EF2 damage, 3 were killed as multiple mobile homes were destroyed as the tornado strengthened rapidly and was growing in size. Due to this, a tornado emergency was issued for Guin as the tornado reached EF4 strength.

Striking the southwest corner of Guin, mid-range EF4 damage was observed at multiple locations, with some well-built homes being destroyed. Strengthening even further, the tornado reached peak strength in southern Guin. 16 were killed and 216 were injured as multiple neighborhoods were obliterated.

Tracking towards eastern Guin, multiple farm houses were destroyed and a frail-built structure was swept away, killing 2 occupants inside and injuring 8. After exiting Guin, another neighborhood was obliterated where 13 more people were killed and 89 were injured.

After striking the neighborhood, the tornado stayed over rural land and began to weaken. A further 7 were injured as multiple homes were destroyed. The tornado then became a stovepipe and weakened to an EF3 before striking the rural eastern part of Twin. After severely damaging several unoccupied homes, the tornado crossed Interstate 22 northeast of Twin. Minor scouring occurred and several signs on the Interstate were never recovered.

The tornado continued north-northeast, striking the very eastern part of Hamilton before dissipating at 10:08 PM CDT after killing 33, injuring 320, and causing $2 billion in damages.

The following day, the National Weather Service (NWS) sent multiple survey teams to survey the damage. After day 1, the preliminary rating was an EF3 with 160 mph (257 km/h) winds due to the surveyors not reaching Guin before nightfall. After surveying damage in Guin, the rating was upgraded to a high-end EF4 with 195 mph (313 km/h) winds.

The 2018 Guin tornado ranks as the 181st deadliest tornado in U.S. history and the 74th costliest tornado ever. The estimated path length was estimated to be 47.83 miles long and up to 0.8 miles wide.

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Hitman's Notable Tornadoes 3
1926 Glendale, Arizona Tornado1926 Tolleson-Scottsdale, Arizona Tornado1926 Gilbert-Mesa, Arizona Tornado1999 Anchorage, Alaska Tornado2018 Sulphur, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Iona-Rigby, Idaho Tornado2018 Andover, Kansas Tornado2018 Greene County, Ohio Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Binger, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Foley, Alabama Tornado2018 Bennington, Kansas Tornado2018 Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Guin, Alabama Tornado2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes2018 Spencer, South Dakota Tornado2018 Leedey, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Olney, Texas Tornado2018 Udall, Kansas Tornado2018 Blackwell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Big Spring, Texas Tornado2018 Rocksprings, Texas Tornado2018 Oberlin, Kansas Tornado2018 Clyde, Texas Tornado2018 Broken Bow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Checotah, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lawton, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Quapaw, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Finley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2018 El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Stanley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2018 Union City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Overland Park, Kansas Tornado2018 Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2018 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Perryville, Missouri Tornado2018 St. Jo, Texas Tornado2018 Roff, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tuttle, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Emporia, Kansas Tornado2018 Higgins, Texas Tornado2018 Troy, Oregon Tornado2018 Campo, Colorado Tornado2018 Winthrop, Arkansas Tornado2018 De Smet, South Dakota Tornado2018 Dayton, Indiana Tornado2018 Covington, Virginia Tornado2018 Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Jacksonville, Florida Tornado2018 Fairland, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Coleridge, Nebraska Tornado2019 Hornet, Missouri Tornado2019 Detroit, Michigan Tornado2019 Arnett, Oklahoma-Higgins-Canadian-Lipscomb, Texas Tornado2019 Randolph, Kansas Tornado2019 Prescott, Arkansas tornado2019 Baxter County, Arkansas Tornado2019 Ballwin, Missouri Tornado2019 Andover, Kansas Tornado2019 Vanora, Kansas Tornado2019 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2019 Butler County, Kansas Tornado2019 Sedgwick County, Kansas Tornado2019 Goddard, Kansas Tornado2019 Sedgwick, Kansas Tornado2019 Silver Creek, Mississippi Tornado2019 Blakely, Alabama Tornado2019 Key West, Florida Tornado2019 Yeuyang, China Tornado2019 Golden City, Missouri Tornado2019 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Hesston, Kansas Tornado2019 Lenexa, Kansas Tornado2019 Sierra Vista, Arizona Tornado2019 Girvin, Texas Tornado2019 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Washington, Illinois Tornado2019 Rochelle, Illinois Tornado2019 West Vicksburg, Mississippi Tornado2019 Vicksburg, Mississippi Tornado2020 Auburn-Enterprise-Dothan, Alabama Tornado2020 Scottsboro, Alabama Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Oak Ridge, Tennessee Tornado2020 Athens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Vernon, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Steens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Muncie, Indiana Tornado2020 Pickensville-Sumiton, Alabama Tornado2020 McAlester, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Blair, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Tishomingo, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Plainfield, Illinois Tornado2020 Murphysboro, Illinois Tornado2020 Capitol, Montana Tornado2020 Washington D.C. Tornado2020 Oshtemo, Michigan tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Solomon, Kansas Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Abilene, Kansas Tornado2020 Greensburg, Kansas Tornado2020 Pampa, Texas Tornado2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Allison, Texas Tornado2020 Bridge Creek, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Butler, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Davis, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Wichita Falls, Texas Tornado2020 Dodge City, Kansas Tornado2020 Eustace, Texas Tornado2020 Granbury, Texas Tornado2020 Liberal, Kansas Tornado2020 Silsbee, Texas Tornado2020 Bradley, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado2020 McPherson, Kansas tornado2020 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Loyal, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Katie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Gladstone, New Mexico Tornado2021 Ashley-Walcott, North Dakota Tornado2022 Skidmore, Missouri Tornado
Hitman's EF4 Tornadoes
2012 Compton, California Tornado2012 Inglewood, California Tornado2017 Bradenton, Florida Tornado2018 Seymour, Texas Tornado2018 Parkersburg, Iowa Tornado2018 Loyal Valley, Texas Tornado2018 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Piedmont-El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Phil Campbell-Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Iona-Rigby, Idaho Tornado2018 Olathe, Kansas Tornado2018 Gatlinburg, Tennessee Tornado2018 Hot Springs, South Dakota Tornado2018 Greene County, Ohio Tornado2018 Binger, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Millersport, Ohio Tornado2018 Foley, Alabama Tornado2018 Bennington, Kansas Tornado2018 Glazier, Texas Tornado2018 Guin, Alabama Tornado2018 Spencer, South Dakota Tornado2018 Leedey, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Olney, Texas Tornado2018 Udall, Kansas Tornado2018 Blackwell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Clyde, Texas Tornado2018 Broken Bow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Checotah, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lawton, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Quapaw, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Antlers, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lake Wilson, Minnesota Tornado2018 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2018 Kiro, Kansas Tornado2018 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2018 Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Finley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Union City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Overland Park, Kansas Tornado2018 Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2018 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Perryville, Missouri Tornado2018 St. Jo, Texas Tornado2018 Roff, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tuttle, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Higgins, Texas Tornado2018 Troy, Oregon Tornado2018 Campo, Colorado Tornado2018 Winthrop, Arkansas Tornado2018 Pilger, Nebraska Tornado2018 De Smet, South Dakota Tornado2018 Attica, Indiana Tornado2018 Dayton, Indiana Tornado2018 Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Covington, Virginia Tornado2018 Dorset, Vermont Tornado2018 Davenport, Iowa Tornado2018 Piedmont, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Okarche, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lincoln County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tulsa County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Binger-Stillwater, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Fairland, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chelsea, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Justice, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Dotyville, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Glenpool, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Miami, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Griggs, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Edmonson, Texas Tornado2018 Panhandle, Texas Tornado2018 Wilco-Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2019 El Dorado, Kansas Tornado2019 Hornet, Missouri Tornado2019 Detroit, Michigan Tornado2019 Arnett, Oklahoma-Higgins-Canadian-Lipscomb, Texas Tornado2019 Randolph, Kansas Tornado2019 Prescott, Arkansas tornado2019 Baxter County, Arkansas Tornado2019 Ballwin, Missouri Tornado2019 Chesterfield, Missouri Tornado2019 Manchester, Missouri Tornado2019 St. Louis County, Missouri Tornado2019 Andover, Kansas Tornado2019 Vanora, Kansas Tornado2019 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2019 Butler County, Kansas Tornado2019 Sedgwick County, Kansas Tornado2019 Goddard, Kansas Tornado2019 Sedgwick, Kansas Tornado2019 Blakely, Alabama Tornado2019 Yeuyang, China Tornado2019 Golden City, Missouri Tornado2019 Harper, Kansas Tornado2019 Salt Lake City, Utah Tornado2019 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Sterling, Kansas Tornado2019 Hesston, Kansas Tornado2019 Lenexa, Kansas Tornado2019 Girvin, Texas Tornado2019 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Washington, Illinois Tornado2019 Rochelle, Illinois Tornado2019 Vicksburg, Mississippi Tornado2020 Oak Ridge, Tennessee Tornado2020 Athens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Vernon, Alabama Tornado2020 Steens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Pickensville-Sumiton, Alabama Tornado2020 McAlester, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Tishomingo, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Plainfield, Illinois Tornado2020 Murphysboro, Illinois Tornado2020 Capitol, Montana Tornado2020 Washington D.C. Tornado2020 Oshtemo, Michigan tornado2020 Hyden, Kentucky Tornado2020 Louisville, Kentucky Tornado2020 Steubenville, Ohio Tornado2020 Dayton, Ohio Tornado2020 Kalamazoo, Michigan Tornado2020 South Bend, Indiana Tornado2020 Dunlap, Indiana Tornado2020 Gorham, Illinois Tornado2020 Joliet, Illinois Tornado2020 Renville County, Minnesota Tornado2020 Solomon, Kansas Tornado2020 Abilene, Kansas Tornado2020 Valley Mills, Texas Tornado2020 Eustace, Texas Tornado2020 Granbury, Texas Tornado2020 Bradley, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Jefferson City, Missouri Tornado2021 Gladstone, New Mexico Tornado2021 Piedmont, Oklahoma tornado2022 Skidmore, Missouri Tornado
Hitman's 2018 Tornadoes
2018 Seymour, Texas Tornado2018 Parkersburg, Iowa Tornado2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Loyal Valley, Texas Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Piedmont-El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Sulphur, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Pennsboro, West Virginia Tornado2018 New Albany, Ohio Tornado2018 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Phil Campbell-Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Littleton-Columbine, Colorado Tornado2018 Iona-Rigby, Idaho Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Cleveland County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Cleveland County-Grady, County Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Anadarko, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Joplin-Alba, Missouri Tornado2018 Eustace-Canton, Texas Tornado2018 Andover, Kansas Tornado2018 Olathe, Kansas Tornado2018 Gatlinburg, Tennessee Tornado2018 Hot Springs, South Dakota Tornado2018 Greene County, Ohio Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Binger, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Millersport, Ohio Tornado2018 Foley, Alabama Tornado2018 Bennington, Kansas Tornado2018 Smithville, Mississippi Tornado2018 Glazier, Texas Tornado2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado2018 Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Ponca City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Freeport, Kansas Tornado2018 Guin, Alabama Tornado2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes2018 Spencer, South Dakota Tornado2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Leedey, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Olney, Texas Tornado2018 Udall, Kansas Tornado2018 Blackwell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Big Spring, Texas Tornado2018 Rocksprings, Texas Tornado2018 Oberlin, Kansas Tornado2018 Clyde, Texas Tornado2018 Broken Bow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Checotah, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lawton, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Quapaw, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Antlers, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lake Wilson, Minnesota Tornado2018 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2018 Kiro, Kansas Tornado2018 Monticello, Indiana Tornado2018 El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2018 Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Finley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Stanley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2018 Union City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Overland Park, Kansas Tornado2018 Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2018 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Perryville, Missouri Tornado2018 St. Jo, Texas Tornado2018 Roff, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tuttle, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Emporia, Kansas Tornado2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Higgins, Texas Tornado2018 Campo, Colorado Tornado2018 Winthrop, Arkansas Tornado2018 Troy, Oregon Tornado2018 Pilger, Nebraska Tornado2018 De Smet, South Dakota Tornado2018 Attica, Indiana Tornado2018 Dayton, Indiana Tornado2018 Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Delaware, Ohio Tornado2018 Covington, Virginia Tornado2018 Yonkers, New York Tornado2018 Dorset, Vermont Tornado2018 Jacksonville, Florida Tornado2018 Haines City, Florida Tornado2018 Davenport, Iowa Tornado2018 Caddo County-Grady County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Caddo County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Piedmont, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Okarche, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lincoln County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Newcastle, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Fairland, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chelsea, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Justice, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Dotyville, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Glenpool, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Bixby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tulsa County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Binger-Stillwater, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Miami, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Griggs, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Edmonson, Texas Tornado2018 Panhandle, Texas Tornado2018 Wilco-Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2018 Turkey, Texas Tornado
Hitman's 2018 EF4 Tornadoes
2018 Seymour, Texas Tornado2018 Parkersburg, Iowa Tornado2018 Loyal Valley, Texas Tornado2018 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Piedmont-El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Phil Campbell-Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Iona-Rigby, Idaho Tornado2018 Olathe, Kansas Tornado2018 Gatlinburg, Tennessee Tornado2018 Hot Springs, South Dakota Tornado2018 Greene County, Ohio Tornado2018 Binger, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Millersport, Ohio Tornado2018 Foley, Alabama Tornado2018 Bennington, Kansas Tornado2018 Glazier, Texas Tornado2018 Guin, Alabama Tornado2018 Spencer, South Dakota Tornado2018 Leedey, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Olney, Texas Tornado2018 Udall, Kansas Tornado2018 Blackwell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Clyde, Texas Tornado2018 Broken Bow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Checotah, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lawton, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Quapaw, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Antlers, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lake Wilson, Minnesota Tornado2018 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2018 Kiro, Kansas Tornado2018 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2018 Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Finley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Union City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Overland Park, Kansas Tornado2018 Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2018 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Perryville, Missouri Tornado2018 St. Jo, Texas Tornado2018 Roff, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tuttle, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Higgins, Texas Tornado2018 Campo, Colorado Tornado2018 Winthrop, Arkansas Tornado2018 Troy, Oregon Tornado2018 Pilger, Nebraska Tornado2018 De Smet, South Dakota Tornado2018 Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Indiana Tornado2018 Dayton, Indiana Tornado2018 Dorset, Vermont Tornado2018 Davenport, Iowa Tornado2018 Piedmont, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Okarche, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lincoln County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tulsa County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Binger-Stillwater, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Fairland, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chelsea, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Justice, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Dotyville, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Glenpool, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Miami, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Griggs, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Edmonson, Texas Tornado2018 Panhandle, Texas Tornado2018 Wilco-Dimmitt, Texas Tornado
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