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This page will document my hypothetical F5/EF5 tornadoes in the US for this wiki. Tornadoes will have the acceptance level, along with the hypothetical official rating for the event.

Pre-1900's

9 events are known to have occurred before 1900, of which 5 are undisputed.

Acceptance Date Location Comments
Undisputed F5 July 10, 1712 Oklahoma City, OK Media reports at the time reported that Oklahoma City had "all but disappeared", warranting an F5 ranking that is widely accepted.
Plausible F5 September 19, 1767 Molley, TX Media reports at the time reported that Molley was "wiped off the map" by a massive tornado, and that only debris remained. Rated F4, but was a possible F5.
Undisputed F5 July 29, 1797 Lubbock, TX Lubbock was reported "vanished" following a "wall of cloud and lightning" passed over the town. 217 deaths reported. Rating widely accepted.
Plausible F5 March 19, 1812 Macomb, IL 1812 Macomb tornado - Photographs show homes levelled, though it is unclear what intensity the tornado was. Rated high end F4, but is disputed and may have been an F5. 9 deaths reported.
Undisputed F5 March 19, 1818 Coila, MS 1818 Coila tornado - Hundreds of homes were swept away in the town during the tornado. 17 deaths were reported. F5 rating widely accepted.
Plausible F5 August 15, 1839 Winona, MS 1839 Winona tornado - Media reports describe the town of Winona "ceasing to exist" following a large tornado. Possible F5. 1 death reported related to the event.
Plausible F5 April 14, 1857 Elizabethtown, KY 1857 Elizabethtown tornado - A massive tornado was captured on camera pulling a building apart. Rated F4 due to uncertainties in intensity, but heavily disputed. Event may have been an F5. 26 deaths were also reported due to the event.
Undisputed F5 October 19, 1878 Louisville, KY 1878 Louisville tornado - Hundreds of buildings were levelled, including 4 farms that were completely swept away without trace. 67 deaths were reported.
Undisputed F5 May 19, 1898 Patterson, MI Video recordings of the event show buildings being swept away by a wedge tornado. 91 deaths reported.

1900 - 1949

18 events are known to have occurred between 1900 and 1949, of which 13 are undisputed.

Acceptance Date Location Comments
Undisputed F5 April 7, 1902 Birmingham, Alabama 1902 Birmingham tornado - Several homes were swept away, and numerous stone structures were levelled, with some being swept away as well. 29 deaths were reported.
Undisputed F5 June 2, 1906 Raynoldsburg, Ohio 1906 Raynoldsburg tornado - Several homes were swept away completely, and millions of trees were levelled by the storm. 12 deaths were reported as a result of this tornado.
Undisputed F5 April 2, 1907 1907 Seymour tornado - Seymour, Indiana Hundreds of homes were swept away by this huge tornado, thought to be 2 miles across at peak. In addition to this, a stone building was completely levelled, and a steel bridge was deformed so severely that it had to be torn down and rebuilt following the event. 67 deaths were also reported related to the tornado. Rating undisputed.
Undisputed F5 June 2, 1909 Prospect, Kentucky 1909 Prospect tornado - 12 well built brick buildings were swept away, including parts of their foundations, with deep ground scouring also noted near these sites. 19 deaths were reported relating to the event.
Plausible F5 June 2, 1909 Matthews, Kentucky 1909 Matthews tornado- Although buildings werent entirely swept away, there was extensive wind rowing of debris, and ground scouring up to a meter deep in some locations. 37 people died in the event. Officially rated F4,but heavily disputed. Event was likely an F5.
Undisputed F5 August 4, 1911 Dothan, Alabama 1911 Dothan tornado - The town was completely wiped out, leaving little trace behind. Steel bridges were even swept away in some cases, and alarge factory was also swept away by the tornado.91 people died in the event.
Undisputed F5 February 14, 1914 Haughton, Louisiana 1914 Haughton tornado - Entire rows of houses were swept away, with 3 houses also having their foundations swept away as well. 7 people died, and 470 more were injured in the event.
Undisputed F5 March 19, 1919 Malakoff, Texas 1919 Malakoff tornado - 3 farms were swept away without trace, and a neighbourhood was left levelled, with 3 homes also being swept away at these locations as well. 33 people died in the event.
Undisputed F5 July 18, 1923 Tuskahoma, Oklahoma 1923 Tuskahoma tornado - A street of homes was obliterated completely, with 12 of those being swept away. Extensive wind rowing of the remaining debris also occurred. 3 people died in the event.
Undisputed F5 September 12, 1926 Tuskahoma, Oklahoma 3 farms were obliterated so entirely it was har to recognise the site as a farm. Machinery was mangled beyond recognition, and a farm tractor was also mangled,killing the person inside.
Plausible F5 May 17, 1929 Anadarko, Oklahoma 1929 Anadarko tornado - A street of homes was obliterated so completely that hardly anything remained, and extreme scouring was also observed. Officially rated high end F4, but was likely an F5. 9 people died in the event.
Undisputed F5 March 29, 1931 Armarillo, Texas 1931 Armarillo tornado - Several structures, including 4 farm complexes,were swept away by a large tornado.In addition to this, piping was pulled out of the ground and tossed up tp a mile away from its point of origin, and vehicles in the area were tossed up to a mile away and mangled beyond recognition.Seen as one of the strongest observed tornadoes in the US. 19 deaths were associated with the event in total.
Plausible F5 May 17, 1934 Larned, Kansas 1934 Larned tornado - Numerous factories were levelled, and extensive ground scouring was also noted along the tornadoes path. 9 people died in the tornado. Event is viewed as being a certain F5, but is officially ranked high end F4 due to uncertainties.
Disputed F5 June 4, 1937 Hastings, Nebraska 1937 Hastings tornado - Very heavy damage was oberved in town, with several buildings receiving heavy damage, some of which were obliterated in the event. Rated F5, but a reanalysis suggests no F5 damage occurred, so the rating is disputed. Event was likely only a high end F4. 2 people also died in the event as well.
Undisputed F5 April 1, 1940 Dent, Missouri 1940 Dent tornado - Hundreds of homes were obliterated, 27 so completely that debris was found swept 27 miles away from the area where it originated. Of these, 7 also had their foundations swept away. Remarkably, no one was killed in the event.
Undisputed F5 April 1, 1940 El Reno, Oklahoma 1940 El Reno tornado - Most of the town was heavily damaged or destroyed, with hundreds of buildings being entirely swept away by the storm. 3 steel reinforced bridges were also swept away entirely, helping to secure the F5 rating for the tornado. 101 people died in the tornado, and over 2000 others were injured as well.
Undisputed F5 June 12, 1944 Tallulah, Louisiana 1944 Tallulah tornado - Numerous buildings were obliterated, and many were even swept entirely away. Local media reports showed a wedge tornado moving through the city the following morning, supporting the event being at least a high end F4. 17 people died in the event.
Plausible F5 May 21, 1949 Sadalia, Missouri 1949 Sadalia tornado - Steel reinforced building were severely compromised by the tornado, likely placing the strength of the twister int eh 240-260 mph range, potentially allowing for an F5 rating. Officially rated an F4, but this is disputed. No deaths were reported from the event.

1950-1999

20 events are known to have occurred between 1950 and 1969, of which 15 are undisputed.

Acceptance Date Location Comments
Undisputed F5 April 27, 1951 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1951 Oklahoma City tornado - Several buildings were swept entirely away by the force of the tornado, including 2 farms that were obliterated entirely. Extensive ground scouring was also noted along the path of the tornado. 2 people died during the tornado.
Undisputed F5 March 31, 1952 Conroe, Texas An entire block of houses was swept away at F5 intensity. 29 people were killed by the event.
Undisputed F5 May 19, 1955 Yazoo City, Mississippi 1955 Yazoo City tornado - 61 buildings, including 4 office blocks, were either heavily damaged or swept away by the tornado. 2 of the office blocks were later demolished and rebuilt, as they were twisted several inches off their foundations by the event. 149 people were killed in this tornado, making it the deadliest tornado on record at the time.
Plausible F5 May 27, 1955 Sullivan, Missouri 1955 Sulivan tornado - Hundreds of buildings were either heavily damaged or destroyed by the tornado as ir pulled through. Listed as a possible F5, but officially rated as a high end F4. No deaths reported relating to the event
Undisputed F5 July 17, 1957 Bicknell, Indiana 1957 Bicknell tornado - 61 buildings, including 4 office blocks, were either heavily damaged or swept away by the tornado. 2 of the office blocks were later demolished and rebuilt, as they were twisted several inches off their foundations by the event. 149 people were killed in this tornado, making it the deadliest tornado on record at the time.
Undisputed F5 April 2, 1958 Manchester, Ohio 1958 Manchester tornado - 19 buildings were swept away entirely, including 2 entire farms in the rural areas of the city. Several bridges weighing several hundred tonnes were also ripped from the ground and thrown several meters through the air. 97 people died in the event.
Undisputed F5 April 2, 1958 Trinity, Kentucky 1958 Trinity tornado - Hundreds of buildings were destroyed,including 50 that were swept away. Severe ground scouring was also noted, with very extensive wind rowing of debris also being noted as well.
Plausible F5 June 29, 1959 Huntington, West Virginia 1959 Huntington tornado - Extreme destruction occurred in Huntington, with extensive ground scouring also occurring. Though no buildings were swept away from their foundations, several were moved off them but not swept away. This tornado was rated a "very high end" F4 officially, but later surveys of the damage indicate the possibility that the tornado was in fact an F5, but the rating cant be changed, so it remains an F4 on the archive.27 people died in the event, and 127 others were injured, making it West Virginia's worst tornadic disaster on record.
Undisputed F5 August 15, 1960 Tulsa, Oklahoma 1960 Tulsa tornado - 30% of the town of Tulsa was swept away by a large tornado, and cars were torn apart. A railway bridge was ripped out of the ground and dragged 200 yards away by the force of the tornado. 12 people died in the event.
Undisputed F5 July 25, 1963 Emporia, Kansas 1963 Emporia tornado - Much of the location was either heavily damaged or destroyed, with many buildings being swept entirely away by the force of the tornado. Remarkably, no one died in the event.
Undisputed F5 August 21, 1965 Wichita, Kansas 1965 Wichita tornado - This wedge tornado tore through downtown Wichita, sweeping away 12 buildings, and levelling 122 others entirely. A skyscraper was twisted so badly it had to be demolished after the event, and trees were found obliterated in gardens. Thought to be one of the strongest tornadoes ever observed. 91 people died in the event.
Plausible F5 November 14, 1968 Nuckolls, Nebraska 1968 Nuckolls tornado - Much of the area was heavily damaged or destroyed, and trees were found buried 3 meters into the ground by the force of the tornado. Rated high end F4, but this is heavily disputed. Event may have been an F5. No deaths were reported during the event.
Plausible F5 March 2, 1971 Newellton, Louisiana 1971 Newellton tornado - Trees were shredded,with branches being dug into brick walls. Rated high end F4, but may have been an F5. 2 people were killed in the event.
Undisputed F5 March 2, 1973 Standard Pine, Mississippi 1973 Standard Pine tornado - Homes weer torn from their foundations and obliterated so entirely little evidence of their existence was left behind. 5 people were killed, but another 4 were left missing and never found, and so are presumed dead, potentially taking the death toll to 9 as a result.
Undisputed F5 April 2, 1972 Montgomery, Alabama 1972 Montgomery tornado - Part of the 1972 Super Outbreak. Hundreds of homes were swept away, leaving little trace behind. A radio transmission tower was bend to the ground in the force of the tornado. Winds estimated to have exceeded 300 mph during damage survey. 119 people were killed in the event.
Undisputed F5 April 2, 1972 Colombiana, Alabama 1972 Colombiana tornado - Part of the 1972 Super Outbreak. Most of the city was left in ruins by the tornado, with 208 fatalities taking place there. Steel reinforced bridges buckled under the strain of the damage done to the support trusses by the tornado, causing some of them to collapse.
Undisputed F5 April 3, 1972 Decatur, Alabama 1972 Decatur tornado - Part of the 1972 Super Outbreak. Much of the area was obliterated by a large wedge tornado at least 2 miles wide as it passed through. Extensive wind rowing, ground scouring, and cycloidal marks, wee ;eft behind by the event. 9 people were confirmed dead, but the death toll could have been much higher.
Plausible F5 April 3, 1972 Rock Spring, Georgia 1972 Rock Spring tornado - Part of the 1972 Super Outbreak. Millions of trees were obliterated entirely in the path of the tornado, and homes were flattened. Event was officially rated high end F4, but is disputed, and may have been an F5. 19 people died in this event.
Undisputed F5 June 9, 1975 Wichita Falls, Texas Numerous structures were swept away, leaving only bare foundations behind. Undisputed, with 1 person dead from the event.
Undisputed F5 August 24, 1979 Lawton, Oklahoma 1979 Lawton tornado - A radio tower fitted with an anemometer recorded peak gusts of 277 mph,ranking the tornado as an F5. Numerous structures were severely damaged or swept away, including the office block where the 15 lives claimed by the tornado were lost.

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