The 1975 Omaha tornado was a violent tornado that hit the Omaha metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It was part of a two-day outbreak that struck the Midwest and Southern United States on May 6 –7, 1975, ending in the very early hours of May 8 across Louisiana.
While tornadoes can occur all year, they are most common in Nebraska during spring and early summer, where they develop along dry lines. Dry lines separate very warm, moist air to the east from hot, dry air to the west. Most twisters in the state occur in the afternoon or early evening as these dry lines move east.
Although the boundaries of Tornado Alley are debatable (depending on which criteria you use—frequency, intensity, or events per unit area), the region from central Texas, northward to northern Iowa, and from central Kansas and Nebraska east to western Ohio is often collectively known as Tornado Alley .
There have been 1,198 preliminary filtered reports of tornadoes in the United States in 2020 , of which at least 873 have been confirmed. It is the deadliest year of tornadoes in the United States since 2011.
23 Omaha , Nebraska As the northern part of the centre of Tornado Alley , Nebraska is frequently hit with tornadoes , and they plow through everything in their paths, including cities.
The red-shaded states, including Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska , Oklahoma and Colorado, typically have between 51 and 66 tornadoes annually.
There’s no special reason why tornadoes seem to miss big cities . It just comes down to chance. Densely populated urban areas such as Los Angeles, Chicago or New York are relatively small specks amid vast stretches of forests, mountains or otherwise rural regions.
The most frequently hit states include Illinois and Kentucky (each hit in 24 of the top 30 widespread outbreak days), Tennessee (23 of 30), Indiana and Missouri (each 22 of 30), Mississippi (19 of 30), Alabama and Arkansas (each 18 of 30), and Ohio (16 of 30).
Other studies show that the nation’s traditional “ tornado alley ” has shifted , with a slight increase in the number of tornadoes occurring in the Mid-South region and a decrease in western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. As the number of disaster-causing tornadoes has increased, so has their expanse.
A widespread and deadly tornado outbreak affected the Southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, April 12–13, 2020 . Bassfield–Soso–Moss–Pachuta, Mississippi.
|Max. rating1||EF4 tornado|
|Highest winds||190 mph (310 km/h)|
|Casualties||8 fatalities, at least 95 injuries|
The single deadliest tornado to ever hit the United States, the ” Tri-State Tornado ,” killed 695 people and injured 2,027 others in Southern Missouri, Illinois and Indiana in 1925. The tornado went on for 219 miles, making it the longest ever recorded.