The McPherson, Kansas EF5 near peak strength.
|Date||May 9, 2020|
|Touchdown location||11:15 PM CDT|
297 mph (477 km/h)
|Damage||$1.8 billion (2020 USD)|
|Areas affected||Areas in and around McPherson, Kansas|
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Tornadoes of 2020 (Hitman)
Super Outbreak of 2020
The 2020 McPherson, Kansas Tornado was a destructive and violent, EF5-rated tornado that struck McPherson, Kansas in the early evening hours of May 9, 2020. It was the 55th tornado to strike the area since 1950, and the first since 2014. It was the first EF5 rated tornado to strike McPherson County in history.
In all, 37 people died, along with 386 injuries, and $1.8 billion (2020 USD) in damages. Making it the fifth costliest tornado in history, behind the 2013 Moore tornado, the 2020 Lexington, Kentucky tornado, and the 2011 tornadoes that struck Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Joplin, Missouri.
On May 9, 2020, a prominent central upper trough moved eastward toward the central United States, with a lead upper low pivoting over the Dakotas and Upper Midwest region. The SPC issued a rare High-Risk for parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. It was the 2nd time in history, first being April 14, 2012 that the SPC had issued a day 2 High-Risk. WIP
|Crowe2003's notable Tornadoes from 2011-2020|
|2016 Springfield, Tennessee tornado • 2016 El Reno tornado • 2016 Waterloo, Iowa tornado • 2016 Perryville-Burgin tornado • 2016 Catania tornado • 2020 Wagga Wagga tornado • 2020 Lexington tornado • 2020 Pigeon Forge tornado • 2020 McPherson, Kansas tornado • 2020 Oneonta, Al tornado • 2020 Springfield, Oregon Tornado • 2020 Redding-Round Mountain tornado • 2020 Watsonville, California tornado • 2020 Palm Desert tornado • 2020 Ashland, Oregon tornado • 2020 Coachella tornado •|