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Tornadoes of 2020 (Casey)
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The Kingfisher, Oklahoma EF5 on May 1.
Season 2020 Tornado Season
Timespan WIP
Maximum rated tornado EF5 at 11 locations on 8 different days
Dates of maximum rating 8 days
Tornadoes 285
Damage >$15.7 billion (2020 USD)
Fatalities 1,069
The Tornadoes of 2020 (Casey) was a deadly and catastrophic tornado season. The total number of tornadoes reports were 275, but a total of 285 tornadoes were confirmed, the number of deaths with 1,069 and an estimated additional 8,000+ injuries, and the total of >$15.9 billion (2020 USD) in damages.

Note: This tornado season is currently under construction.

There was 1,069 tornadic deaths: 1,069 in the United States. The U.S. state of Alabama recorded 61 tornadoes in 2020, the most out of any U.S. state.


Synopsis

Worldwide Total

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
285 88 91 49 28 24 5


There were 275 reports of tornadoes worldwide, with 285 being confirmed.

United States

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
285 88 91 49 28 24 5


There were 275 reports of tornadoes in the United States, with 285 being confirmed.

Tornadoes by Country

Tornadoes by State

State Number of Tornadoes
Alabama 62
Texas 51
Tennessee 35
Georgia 31
Mississippi 25
Oklahoma 15
Arkansas 14
Louisiana 14
South Carolina 9
North Carolina 5
Kansas 4
Florida 3
Pennsylvania 3
Virginia 3
Wisconsin 3
Kentucky 2
Colorado 1
Delaware 1
New Jersey 1
New Mexico 1
New York 1
Total: 285

Events

January

Main Article: List of United States tornadoes from January to February 2020

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
285 88 91 49 28 24 5


In January, a total of 275 tornadoes were reported, with 285 being confirmed. A large outbreak occurred from the 26-28, where 248 tornadoes touched down, including 29 violent tornadoes. This January was the most active January on record, beating out the 2018 season by a total of 50 tornadoes.

January 26-28

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak of January 26-28, 2020; List of tornadoes in the Tornado Outbreak of January 26-28, 2020; 2020 Venus/Cedar Hill, Texas Tornado; 2020 Katy-Cypress-Egypt, Texas Tornado; 2020 Terrell, Texas Tornado; 2020 Tyler-White Oak-Judson, Texas Tornado; 2020 Hot Springs, Arkansas Tornado; 2020 Monroe, Louisiana Tornado; 2020 Lake Providence, Louisiana/Aberdeen, Mississippi Tornado; 2020 Hattiesburg, Mississippi Tornado; 2020 Madison, Alabama Tornado; 2020 Huntsville, Alabama Tornado; 2020 Lawrenceburg/Campbellsville, Tennessee Tornado; 2020 Houston/Amory, Mississippi Tornado; 2020 Montgomery-Franklin-Auburn, Alabama Tornado; 2020 Columbus/Milledgeville, Georgia Tornado; 2020 Chapel Hill/Murfreesboro, Tennessee Tornado; 2020 Birmingham, Alabama Tornado; 2020 Bridgeport, Alabama/Chattanooga, Tennessee Tornado; 2020 Cumberland Mountains Tornado; 2020 Meridian, Mississippi-Demopolis-Marion, Alabama Tornado; 2020 Loudon-Lenoir City-Farragut, Tennessee Tornado; 2020 Albertville/Crossville, Alabama Tornado; 2020 Woodstock, Georgia Tornado; 2020 Eufaula, Alabama/Americus, Georgia Tornado; 2020 Kingsport, Tennessee Tornado; 2020 Seneca-Clemson-Powdersville, South Carolina Tornado; 2020 Augusta, Georgia Tornado; and 2020 Charleston, South Carolina Tornado

FU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 74 69 48 28 24 5 248


Between January 26 and 28, a historic winter tornado outbreak took place across much of the Southern United States as well as parts of the Midwest. With 248 confirmed tornadoes and 1,102 tornadic fatalities, the outbreak ranks as one of the largest and one of the worst in United States history. More than two dozen tornadoes were confirmed each day of the event, with 57 on January 26, 165 on January 27, and 26 on January 28. In terms of violent tornadoes, the event ranks third with 29 EF4/5 storms, behind the 2018 Super Outbreak, the October 2018 India-Bangladesh Tornado Outbreak, the 2019 Super Outbreak, and the 1974 Super Outbreak.

A large outbreak was possible for January 26–28 as the SPC issued a moderate risk of severe weather for three consecutive days, centered over Arkansas through Tennessee. By the late-afternoon hours of April 25, several tornadoes had been reported across a few states, including two which caused significant damage in Texas, which were both rated EF4. At 3:25 pm CST (2025 UTC), the SPC issued a PDS tornado watch for much of Arkansas and parts of Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. Tornadoes were scattered that day until early evening, when an intense tornadic cell tracked near the Brownsboro, Texas and a tornado emergency was declared for Brownsboro. A 0.25-mile (0.40 km) wide EF3 tornado then caused extensive damage in Brownsboro, however, no one was killed or injured.

01262020Ootlook

Day 1 Outlook for January 26, 2020.

On April 27, a large tornado struck Auburn, Alabama, killing 98 people. The Auburn mayor called the damage "catastrophic." Television reporters in Auburn, filming the tornado, reported that even from miles away, the funnel was so wide that they could not zoom their cameras out far enough to get the entire funnel into the frame at once. Over 160 tornadoes were reported during the SPC's reporting day of 1200Z January 27 (7:00 am CDT) to 1200Z January 28 (7:00 am CDT). 1,102 tornadic deaths were confirmed as a result of the outbreak, with as many as 332 in Alabama alone. The overall death toll also includes 278 deaths in Georgia, 122 in South Carolina, 112 in Tennessee, 106 in Mississippi, 81 in Texas, 32 in Louisiana, 33 in Arkansas and 6 in Kentucky, according to state officials.

There were as many as 62 tornadoes alone in Alabama, with another 51 in Texas, 35 in Tennessee, 31 in Georgia, 25 in Mississippi, 14 in Arkansas and Louisiana, 3 in North Carolina, and 2 in Kentucky and Virginia.

On January 28, President Donald Trump approved Governor Kay Ivey's request for emergency federal assistance including search and rescue support.

On January 28, 2020, the National Weather Service sent out people to survey the damage; however, with the large number of tornadoes across Alabama and Texas, the reports were not finalized for months. By January 30, the death toll from the event (including death tolls from flooding and other severe weather) stood at more than 1,000 people across nine states.


February

Main Article: List of United States tornadoes from January to February 2020

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0



February 4-10

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak Sequence of February 4-10, 2020 and 2020 Paris, Arkansas Tornado

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


February 16-17

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak of February 16-17, 2020

FU F0 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


February 22-24

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak of February 22-24, 2020

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


March

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0



March 10-23

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak Sequence of March 10-23, 2020

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


March 27-29

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak of March 27-29, 2020

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


April

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0



April 3-4

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak of April 3-4, 2020

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


April 13-23

Main Article: Tornado outbreak sequence of April 2020

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


April 27-29

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak of April 27-29, 2020

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


May

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0



May 1-10

Main Article: Early May 2020 tornado outbreak sequence

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


May 19-26

Main Article: Super Outbreak of 2020

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


May 29-June 3

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak Sequence of May 29-June 3, 2020

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


June

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0



June 6-9

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak of June 6-9, 2020

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


June 12-14

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak of June 12-14, 2020

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


June 16-23

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak Sequence of June 16-23, 2020

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


June 26-30

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak Sequence of June 26-30, 2020

EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


July

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0



August

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0



September

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0



October

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0



November

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0



December

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0



See Also

Hitman's Tornado Seasons
20182019202020212022
Hitman's 2020 Tornadoes
2020 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 Hyden, Kentucky Tornado2020 Brandenburg, Kentucky Tornado2020 Louisville, Kentucky Tornado2020 Covington, Kentucky Tornado2020 Steubenville, Ohio Tornado2020 Niles, Ohio Tornado2020 Lorain, Ohio Tornado2020 Dayton, Ohio Tornado2020 Midway, Indiana Tornado2020 Kalamazoo, Michigan Tornado2020 South Bend, Indiana Tornado2020 Dunlap, Indiana Tornado2020 Lebanon, Indiana Tornado2020 Griffin, Indiana Tornado2020 Depauw, Indiana Tornado2020 Gorham, Illinois Tornado2020 Palestine, Illinois Tornado2020 Alton, Illinois Tornado2020 Flint, Michigan Tornado2020 Joliet, Illinois Tornado2020 Jordan, Iowa Tornado2020 Austin, Minnesota Tornado2020 Lake Wilson, Minnesota Tornado2020 Renville County, Minnesota Tornado2020 Fargo, North Dakota Tornado2020 Hallam, Nebraska Tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Denton-Gainesville-Thackerville, Texas-Dibble-Blanchard-Mustang-Yukon-Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Solomon, Kansas Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Abilene, Kansas Tornado2020 Greensburg, Kansas Tornado2020 Golden City, Missouri Tornado2020 La Grange, Missouri Tornado2020 Oologah, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Hugo, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Rozel, Kansas Tornado2020 Valley Mills, Texas 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 Sapulpa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Granbury, Texas Tornado2020 Liberal, Kansas Tornado2020 Silsbee, Texas Tornado2020 Bradley, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Omaha, Nebraska Tornado2020 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Camanche, Iowa Tornado2020 Jefferson City, Missouri Tornado2020 McPherson, Kansas tornado2020 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Loyal, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Katie, Oklahoma Tornado
Hitman's 2020 Outbreaks
Super Outbreak of 2020
Hitman's 2020 EF4 Tornadoes
2020 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 Tornado
Hitman's 2020 EF5 Tornadoes
2020 Auburn-Enterprise-Dothan, Alabama Tornado2020 Scottsboro, Alabama Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Vernon, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Muncie, Indiana Tornado2020 Blair, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Brandenburg, Kentucky Tornado2020 Covington, Kentucky Tornado2020 Niles, Ohio Tornado2020 Lorain, Ohio Tornado2020 Midway, Indiana Tornado2020 Lebanon, Indiana Tornado2020 Griffin, Indiana Tornado2020 Depauw, Indiana Tornado2020 Palestine, Illinois Tornado2020 Alton, Illinois Tornado2020 Flint, Michigan Tornado2020 Jordan, Iowa Tornado2020 Austin, Minnesota Tornado2020 Lake Wilson, Minnesota Tornado2020 Fargo, North Dakota Tornado2020 Hallam, Nebraska Tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Denton-Gainesville-Thackerville, Texas-Dibble-Blanchard-Mustang-Yukon-Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Greensburg, Kansas Tornado2020 Golden City, Missouri Tornado2020 La Grange, Missouri Tornado2020 Oologah, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Hugo, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Rozel, Kansas Tornado2020 Pampa, Texas Tornado2020 Noble, Oklahoma 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 Sapulpa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Liberal, Kansas Tornado2020 Silsbee, Texas Tornado2020 Omaha, Nebraska Tornado2020 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Camanche, Iowa Tornado2020 McPherson, Kansas tornado2020 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Loyal, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Katie, Oklahoma Tornado

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