1974-06-08 OK/KS outbreak

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While of course far eclipsing all others until 4-27-2011, the Super Outbreak was not the only significant tornado event of 1974. Just two months later an outbreak occurred over the traditional Tornado Alley, and quite late in the season for such a significant event in that region. The final tally of 22 dead and 11 tornadoes rated F3+ would have been considered an exceptionally violent outbreak in most years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_1974_Great_Plains_tornado_outbreak

Gary England has a description of working this outbreak from KWTV in his book "Weathering the Storm: Tornadoes, Television and Turmoil."