2023-03-31 Central US Outbreak

Oct 10, 2004
Madison, WI
Did a re-edit/upload of my video of the Keota EF4 from one year ago today.

In terms of raw numbers of tornadoes, this outbreak nudges into "Super Outbreak" territory with 146 total, 115 in 24 hours; however its overall impact was much less than 1974 or 2011 and with many fewer high-end tornadoes, with only Keota being rated in the "violent" category. Even that could have been much worse that it was if it (or its predecessor in the family) had directly hit Ottumwa or Iowa City at peak intensity, or even just made a direct hit on one of the small towns like Hedrick, Farson, Martinsburg, Keota or Wellman proper.