The 1925 Tri-State Tornado Damage Path and Associated Storm System [Full Text]

Jan 14, 2011
St. Louis

The officially accepted damage path is 352 km (219 mi) long. The entire damage path was not surveyed by the Weather Bureau in 1925 to determine if it truly was continuous, and the nature of the tornado event and the storm that produced it are not well known. Therefore, as much new data as possible have been gathered about this event in all three states along and near the purported damage path.
This paper performed a detailed survey of the Tri-State Tornado path and found that it was consistent with a single long-track tornado rather than a family of tornadoes produced by a cyclic supercell.
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