What was the biggest tornado in Arizona?

What was the biggest tornado in Arizona?

October 2010 tornado outbreak
The October 2010 tornado outbreak was the largest in Arizona history and was also notable for producing the highest count of tornadoes ever in a single event that took place west of the Continental Divide. At least eleven tornadoes were recorded during the morning hours of October 6, 2010.

What states were hit by tornadoes last night?

A tornado outbreak tore through six states on Friday night: Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The tornadoes were part of a weather system that also caused substantial snowfall across parts of the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes.

When was the last time a tornado hit Arizona?

October 2010 Arizona tornado outbreak

A home damaged by an EF2 tornado in Bellemont, Arizona
Type Tornado outbreak
Duration October 6, 2010
Highest gust 86 miles per hour (138 km/h)
Tornadoes confirmed 12 confirmed

Which US state has most tornadoes?

The states with the highest totals historically are Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, members of the infamous Tornado Alley.

Has Arizona ever experienced a tornado?

According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there have been 269 tornadoes in Arizona from 1950 through 2020 — the 17th fewest among states. These tornadoes directly resulted in three deaths and 152 injuries.

Are tornadoes rare in Arizona?

Although tornadoes are rare in Arizona, strong winds resulting from downbursts are quite common during the summer thunderstorm season in the desert.

Why does Arizona not get tornadoes?

Tornadoes. Luckily, severe tornadoes are fairly rare in Arizona. Although we have many of the weather features (such as abundant moisture, superadiabatic heating, etc.) needed to create thunderstorms of sufficient severity to produce tornadoes, only rarely do we have them all at the same time.