A record-breaking tornado year after all

Thomas Loades


This list from the Tornado Project is interesting; 2004 had, previously, been a potential record-breaker for the lowest number of fatalities — at one point, it was fourth. I think 1962 held the top spot, and I guess it still does since 2004 slipped out of contention with the fatalities from the TS Bonnie-induced tornadoes in August. Now we're back into record-breaking terrain from the highest number of tropical cyclone-spawned tornadoes in one year. If the record hasn't been cemented already, Jeanne may certanly assist.