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Oklahoma

The state of Oklahoma has had the most rated EF5 tornadoes on this list with 50.

Among the most violent known meteorological events are tornadoes. Each year, more than 2,000 tornadoes occur worldwide, with the vast majority occurring in the United States and Europe. In order to assess the intensity of these events, meteorologist Ted Fujita devised a method to estimate maximum winds within the storm based on damage caused; this became known as the Fujita scale. At the top end of the scale, which ranks from 0 to 5, are F5 tornadoes. These storms were estimated to have had winds in excess of 261 mph (420 km/h). Following two particularly devastating tornadoes in 1997 and 1999, engineers questioned the reliability of the scale. Ultimately, a new scale was devised that took into account 28 different damage indicators; this became known as the Enhanced Fujita scale. With building designs taken more into account, winds in an EF5 tornado were estimated to be in excess of 200 mph (320 km/h).

In 2011, a rewrite of the Enhanced Fujita Scale took place which allowed for recorded wind non-conventional damage indicators to factor into a tornado's rating. Consequently, subsequent years saw an increase in the number of officially rated EF5 tornadoes. Prior to the rewrite, on average less than one F5 or EF5 tornado was recorded per year; due to more inclusive rating systems, the average following the Enhanced Fujita scale rewrite increased to around 5.6 EF5 rated tornadoes per year. The 2018 Tornado season had the most F5/EF5 rated tornadoes with a staggering 54.

  • Note to wiki users, events that occurred before/after 2007 but retain the original F0-F5 ratings will be included on this list for consistency.
  • All tornadoes below have occurred from 2011 to 2041 so far.
  • In a 30 year span, a total of 170 tornadoes have been rated EF5, out of the possible 209.
  • 39 tornadoes on the list have been rated under EF5, though it it possible that the tornado reached EF5 intensity.
  • A total of 30 states on this list have have an EF5 rated tornado cause damage in the state. Oklahoma has the most with 50 and Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia and Wisconsin had the least with 1 officially rated EF5 tornado. An F5 occurred in Italy, Germany, England, Argentina and Brazil in 2018. France recorded 2 F5's in 2018. An additional F4/F5 possibly occurred in Bangladesh in 2022. A total of Three EF5s have occurred in Ontario: 2 in 2019 and 1 in 2031. 2 tornadoes in Norway were rated EF5 in 2019.
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EF5 rated tornadoes by State

Only states with a confirmed rated EF5 tornado. Any tornado that is rated under EF5 is not included on this list.

State Rank

Number of EF5 tornadoes

Oklahoma 1 50
Texas 2 17
Kansas 3 15
Alabama 4 11
Indiana 5 7
Ohio 6 7
Mississippi 7 6
Missouri 8 6
Nebraska 9 6
Arkansas 10 5
North Dakota 11 4
Arizona 12 3
Florida 13 3
Illinois 14 3
Kentucky 15 3
Georgia 16 2
Minnesota 17 2
South Dakota 18 2
Tennessee 19 2
Colorado 20 1
Hawaii 21 1
Iowa 22 1
Louisiana 23 1
Michigan 24 1
New Jersey 25 1
New York 26 1
North Carolina 27 1
Pennsylvania 28 1
South Carolina 29 1
West Virginia 30 1
Wisconsin 31 1

Table of events

2011-2019

A total of 95 EF5 rated tornadoes occurred in the 8 years of the updated scale. However, 28 tornadoes were rated under EF5 strength, but could have reached EF5 intensity. The decade saw so many F5 and EF5 tornadoes mostly because of the 2011, 2018, and 2019 tornado years. The 8 years saw an F5/EF5 in Italy, England, 2 in France, 2 in Canada, 2 in Norway, and 1 in Germany.

Officially and unofficially rated EF5 tornadoes prior to 2020
Day Year Location Fatalities Notes
April 27 2011 Hackleburg-Phil Campbell, Alabama 72 2011 Hackleburg–Phil Campbell, Alabama tornado – Numerous homes, some of which were large, well-built, and anchor-bolted were swept away. Debris from some obliterated homes was scattered and wind-rowed well away from the foundations. One home that was swept away had its concrete stemwalls sheared off at ground level. Vehicles were thrown at least 200 yd (183 m), and at least one large vehicle that was missing after the tornado was never located. Hundreds of trees were completely debarked and twisted, and in some cases were reduced only to stubs. Pavement was scoured from roads as well, a large industrial plant was leveled to the ground, and a restaurant that was swept away had a small portion of its foundation slab torn apart.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 64 2011 Tuscaloosa–Birmingham tornado – Upgraded from high-end EF4 rating to an EF5 on May 22. Many homes, a large section of an apartment building, and a clubhouse were swept away, these structures were either anchor bolted, had multiple interior walls destroyed, or surrounded by contextual damage consistent with an EF5 tornado. A manhole cover was removed from a drain and thrown into a ravine near the clubhouse. A 34-tonne (74,957 lb) railroad trestle support structure was thrown 100 ft (30 m) up a hill, and a 35.8-tonne (78,925 lb) coal car was thrown 391 ft (119 m) through the air.
Smithville, Mississippi 23 2011 Smithville, Mississippi tornado – Numerous well-built, anchor-bolted brick homes were swept away, including one that had part of its concrete slab foundation pulled up and dislodged slightly. An SUV was thrown half a mile into the top of the town's water tower. In the most intense damage area, all plumbing and appliances at home-sites were "shredded or missing." Chip and tar pavement was torn from road, and a pickup truck that was thrown from one home was never recovered. A large brick funeral home was reduced to a bare slab, and extensive wind-rowing of debris occurred next to the foundation. Outside town, the ground was deeply scoured in an open field.  Additionally, numerous trees and low shrubbery were debarked and shredded.
Philadelphia, Mississippi 3 2011 Philadelphia, Mississippi tornado – Rated EF5 based upon extreme ground scouring. The tornado dug a trench 2 ft (0.61 m) deep into a pasture, leaving nothing but large clumps of dirt and bare topsoil behind. A tied-down mobile home was lofted through the air and carried 300 yd (274 m), with no indication of contact with the ground. Several vehicles were tossed hundreds of yards and wrapped around trees. Pavement was scoured from roads as well, and extreme debarking and denuding of trees occurred, some of which were ripped out of the ground and thrown up to 20 yards away.
Rainsville, Alabama 25 2011 Super Outbreak – Many homes were swept away, some of which had their concrete porches torn away and shattered, with debris strewn up to a mile away from the foundations in some cases. A few of the homes were bolted to their foundations. An 800-pound (363 kg) safe was ripped from its anchors and thrown 600 ft (183 m), and its door was ripped from its frame. Ground scouring occurred, and sidewalk pavement was pulled up. A pickup truck was tossed 250 yd (750 ft) and torn apart. An underground storm shelter had much of its dirt covering scoured away and was heaved slightly out of the ground, and pavement was scoured from roads. One well-built stone house was completely obliterated, and a stone pillar was ripped completely out of the ground at that residence, pulling up a section of house foundation in the process.
May 22 Joplin, Missouri 158 2011 Joplin tornado – Deadliest tornado in the United States since 1947. Many homes, business, and steel frame industrial buildings were swept away, and large vehicles including semi-trucks and buses were thrown hundreds of yards. A large multi-story hospital had its foundation and underpinning system so severely damaged that it was structurally compromised and had to be torn down. Reinforced concrete porches were deformed, lifted, and tossed, and 300-pound (136 kg) concrete parking stops anchored with rebar were ripped from parking lots and tossed well over 100 ft (30 m). Vehicles were thrown several blocks away from the residences where they originated, and a few were never recovered. Damage to driveways was noted at some residences as well. A large steel-reinforced concrete "step and floor structure" leading to one building was warped slightly and cracked. Ground and pavement scouring occurred, and heavy manhole covers were removed from roads as well. On June 10, 2013, an engineering study found no evidence of EF5 structural damage in Joplin due to the poor quality of construction of many buildings. However, the EF5 rating stood as the National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri, stated that survey teams found only a very small area of EF5 structural damage (at and around the hospital) and that it could have easily been missed in the survey, and the EF5 rating was mainly based on large vehicles being thrown long distances, along with non-conventional, non-structural instances of damage, such as removal of manhole covers, pavement, concrete porches, driveways, and parking stops, and the presence of wind-rowed debris.
May 24 El Reno-Piedmont, Oklahoma 9 Tornado outbreak sequence of May 21–26, 2011 – Mobile radar recorded winds over 280 mph (450 km/h). Many homes were swept away, trees were completely debarked, and extensive ground scouring occurred. At the Cactus 117 oil rig, a 1,900,000-pound (861,830 kg) oil derrick was blown over and rolled three times. Cars were thrown long distances and wrapped around trees, including an SUV that was thrown 780 yd (713 m) and had its body ripped from the frame. Several cars near the beginning of the path were thrown more than 1,093 yd (0.62 mi). Additionally, a 20,000-pound (9,072 kg) oil tanker truck was thrown approximately 1 mi (1.6 km).
Chickasha, Oklahoma 1 Tornado outbreak sequence of May 21–26, 2011 – Officially upgraded from high-end EF4 rating on July 9. Well-built homes with anchor bolts were swept away, pavement was scoured from roads and driveways, and vehicles were thrown up to 600 yd (549 m) away, some of which were torn into multiple pieces or stripped down to their frames. Trees were reduced to completely debarked stumps, and severe ground scouring occurred, with all grass and several inches of topsoil removed in some areas. A reinforced concrete dome home was severely damaged and cracked.
Washington-Goldsby, Oklahoma 0 Tornado outbreak sequence of May 21–26, 2011 – Officially upgraded from high-end EF4 rating on June 27. Large and well-built homes with anchor bolts were swept completely away, extensive ground scouring occurred, and vehicles were thrown long distances and mangled almost beyond recognition.
March 2 2012 Henryville, Indiana 11 A narrow, but violent EF5 caused catastrophic damage to Henrysville, killing 11. Severe ground scouring along with the sweeping away of houses indicated wind speeds excess of 200 mph (320 km/h). A mobile radar truck recorded wind speeds over 240 mph (386 km/h).
April 14 Marquette, Kansas 0 A large, violent, and long-tracked tornado caused damage to farms along its path, passing near Kanopolis Lake, Marquette, Falun, Smolan and Bavaria before dissipating near Salina. At one farmstead, a house was swept away with only part of a staircase left on the foundation. Many large trees in this area were shredded and debarked, a car was tossed and flipped onto its roof, and a gravel road was scoured and dug out to a depth of around 15 inches (13 cm). Five wooden power poles were snapped and thrown out into a field, and two vehicle axles from an unknown location were found nearby. Near the end of the path, large trees and a house sustained severe damage near Smolan. Another home at the edge of the damage path sustained gutter and shingle damage, and a metal road sign that originated near Kanopolis Lake was found 27 miles away at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. Mobil radar showed wind speeds over 260 mph (418 km/h).
May 20 2013 Moore, Oklahoma 24 2013 Moore tornado – Many homes were swept away, including nine that were well-built and bolted to their foundations and two elementary schools were completely destroyed. Extensive ground scouring occurred with only bare soil left in some areas, and a 10-ton propane tank was thrown more than half a mile through the air. Trees and shrubs were completely debarked, wind-rowing of debris was noted, and an oil tank was thrown a full mile from a production site, while another was never found. A manhole cover was removed near Moore Medical Center, and vehicles were thrown hundreds of yards and torn into multiple pieces.
May 28 Bennington, Kansas 37 A violent, long-lived tornado that meandered over the same general area for an hour, executing a clockwise loop in the process. More than 100 head of cattle were killed. Mobile doppler radars measured winds up to 317 miles per hour (398 km/h) roughly 330 feet (100 m) above ground and near-surface winds in excess of 275 miles per hour (265 km/h). Catastrophic damage was done to multiple well-built homes and farms. A well-built school was completely destroyed.
May 31 El Reno, Oklahoma 8 Upgraded from original EF3 rating on August 31. Largest tornado on record at 2.6 miles (4.2 km) wide. Was initially rated EF3 based solely on damge. Mobile Doppler radar measurements, which recorded winds over 295 mph (470 km/h). Up to a dozen homes were leveled along with farms.
April 27 2014 Vilonia, Arkansas 16 Numerous homes were swept completely away with only bare slabs left, including one that was well-bolted to its foundation, and extensive wind-rowing of debris occurred. Trees were completely debarked and denuded, shrubs were shredded and debarked, and vehicles were thrown hundreds of yards and stripped down to their frames. A large 29,998-pound metal fertilizer tank was found approximately 3/4 of a mile away from where it originated. Extensive ground scouring occurred as well.
December 26 2015 Garland, Texas 10 A violent wedge tornado affected nearly 600 homes in Dallas County, particularly in the cities of Sunnyvale, Garland, and Rowlett. Of these, nearly 400 were destroyed, including a few well-constructed homes that were completely leveled. An additional 22 businesses were impacted, of which one was completely destroyed. Several mobile homes were also destroyed. An apartment complex sustained major structural damage, and multiple self-storage units were destroyed as well. Nine people were killed when their vehicles were lofted and thrown long distances from an elevated highway bridge at the George Bush Turnpikeand Interstate 30 interchange, whereas another death occurred after a man sustained injuries in a collapsed home. 468 people were injured.
May 9 Katie, Oklahoma 1 This stovepipe EF5 with wind speeds over 260 mph caused catastrophic damage around Katie, numerous homes were completely swept aay ith some houses being anchor bolted. Luckily, only 1 person died from this violent tornado.
Sulphur, Oklahoma 0 This large wedge tornado produced high-end EF4 damage along its path, though mobile Doppler radar recorded winds over 200 mph (320 km/h) as the tornado was passing over an open field. EF5 rating was based on ground scouring and long distance thrown of large vehicles.
May 17 Sherman, Texas 196 A large, violent EF5 hit Sherman where an F5 hit 120 years earlier. Many well built neighborhoods were completely destroyed. Many vehicles were thrown, some mangled beyond recognition.
May 25 Chapman, Kansas 4 Upgraded from original EF4 rating on April 12, 2017. Railroad tracks were bent and twisted, and several vehicles were tossed hundreds of yards through the air and mangled beyond recognition.
June 12 Williams, Arizona 8 2016 Williams, Arizona Tornado - Caused major damage throughout the town of Williams. Tornado also caused some of the most noticeable ground scouring ever observed, with fields of crops completely destroyed.
October 20 Little Rock, Arkansas 21 A large, violent EF5 touched down near Little Rock.  It was part of a larger tornado outbreak sequence, the 2016 Mid October tornado outbreak sequence, which spawned a record 215 tornadoes within 4 days. This tornado led to 21 deaths, 155 injuries, and $1.8 billion in damages. There was also a large area of EF5 damages, in which buildings made of brick and anchored to their foundations were completely swept away by the force of the winds inside the storm.
April 13 2017 Delaplaine, Arkansas - Union City, Tennessee -Lafayette, Kentucky 68 A four-story brick office building was completely leveled, and frame houses were swept cleanly away. Extensive ground scouring occurred over much of the tornado's path, and several cars were thrown up to 500 yards. This was the first tornado to have been rated EF5 after the revision that allowed more circumstances to factor in to a tornado's rating without dispute.
April 14 Lake Santeelah, North Carolina-Dandridge, Tennessee 47 A very rare, wide EF5 tornado touched down in a mountainous area, striking Pigeon Forge killing more than 40 people. Seven more people were killed outside of Pigeon Forge.
April 22 Pontiac- Coal City, Illinois 29 Tornado tracked through multiple major cities in Illinois, including Coal City, though all fatalities attributed to this storm occurred in Pontiac.
May 11 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 51 2017 Oklahoma City tornado - was a devastating EF5 tornado that was held responsible for at least 51 deaths and 344 injuries. The tornado also was a costly tornado, doing $3.4 billion in damages. The tornado was down for 32 minutes, in which time it managed to sweep away several hundred well built, anchored homes, leaving behind damaged foundations in its wake.
May 19 Old Bridge Township, New Jersey- Brooklyn, New York 209 2017 New York City Tornado Event - The city lost 75% of it's power, some areas were in a blackout for several weeks. The Brooklyn area was so badly damaged, it had to be evacuated for 3 days. A football field in Manhattan sustained extreme ground scouring, and had to be relocated. Central Park and Time Square also sustained major damage, and had to be 100% rebuilt. Train tracks were bent with some areas of track missing completely. 2 of the cities historic bridges were also damaged.
May 23 Mount Dora, Florida 245 2017 Mount Dora tornado – Produced some of the most extreme damage ever documented. An entire subdivision of well-built homes was swept completely away with very little debris remaining, as well as many homes and several businesses within the town itself. Some of the homes were well-bolted to their foundations. Long expanses of pavement was torn from roads, and a large swath of ground was scoured out to a depth of 22 in (.56 m). Vehicles were torn apart and scattered across fields, and a orchid nursery was demolished as well. Tornado was very slow-moving, which may have exacerbated the destruction to some extent.
January 15 2018 Washington, Oklahoma 63 2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado - A violent, EF5 rated tornado caused catastrophic damage around Washington, killing 63. Hundreds of homes were obliterated and a dozen farms were swept away. A mattress was found 90 miles from it's origin and thousands of cars were thrown dozens of miles from it's origin. The rating is widely accepted.
February 20 Loyal Valley, Texas 3 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. Hundreds of houses were destroyed along with ground scouring. Wind speeds were between 195 and 205 mph.
March 23 Tescott, Kansas 17 2018 Tescott, Kansas tornado - Extreme damage was done on this 1.8 mile wide wedge tornado that destroyed 2 neighborhoods. An oil reserve was completely destroyed and almost $1 billion in damages.
Chickasha, Oklahoma 6 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. This monster tornado completely ripped apart 3 neighborhoods and threw an airplane wing a fourth of a mile. Multiple cars and tractor trailers were thrown over half a mile away, getting mangled beyond recognition.
Amber, Oklahoma 4 Officialy rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. An entire plaza was destroyed with over 10 cars being thrown and never found. 6 houses were completely destroyed, killing the 4.
El Reno, Oklahoma 5 Officialy rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. An oil rig was mangled beyond recognition. An entire neighborhood was destroyed along with 3 mobile homes, killing 5.
April 12 Sulphur, Oklahoma 6 Officially rated high-end EF3; rating disputed. A then record 2.7 mile wide tornado with wind speeds over 200 mph was originally rated EF5, based on wind speeds. This EF3 was later downgraded to an EF3 based on no evidence of EF5 damage. Surveyors later stated that the highest damage was that similar to an EF3 since the EF5 winds were recorded over open terrain and multiple sub-vortices hand wind speeds between 150 and 165 mph. A research team recorded 200 mph winds in a vortice 100 ft above ground. A 2.8 mile wide EF3 would hit Smithville, MS on on May 21.
April 14 Pennsboro, West Virginia 7 First tornado to be rated EF5 in West Virginia. A four-story brick office building was completely leveled, and frame houses were swept cleanly away. Extensive ground scouring occurred over much of the tornado's path, and several cars were thrown up to 500 yards.
April 23 New Albany, Ohio 51 An extremely violent EF5 touched down near Columbus. Extreme damage to Columbus International Airport and many houses were obliterated.
May 1 Moore, Oklahoma 29 Houses were obliterated. Moore High School suffered EF4 damage and severe ground scouring was reported. Mobile radar recorded winds at 235 mph (378 km/h)
Stanton, Nebraska 3 Mobile radar recorded winds over 265 mph (426 km/h). Houses were completely swept off their foundations. Oil tankers were thrown up to 1300 yards.
6 Mobile radar recorded winds over 200 mph (320 km/h). Houses and stores were completely destroyed. An apartment building was destroyed as well.
14 3 towns were almost completely destroyed with devastating damage in many areas.
May 2 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida 16,763 2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners Tornado - Deadliest tornado in world history. Houses were obliterated, along with businesses. 3 schools were completely destroyed along with a hospital. Mobile radar recorded wind speeds at 318 mph (511 km/h).
Chapman, Kansas 3 5 neighborhoods were obliterated along with 2 businesses.
694 Seventh deadliest tornado in US history. The gargantuan tornado destroyed 6 towns, destroying everything in it's path.
Jarrell, Texas 34 2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado - Deadliest tornado in Jarrell history, surpassing the 1997 F5 that left 27 dead. The EF5 stalled over the neighborhood of Sonterra at recorded wind speeds up to 291 mph (468 km/h).
May 3 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 12 Destroyed parts of Anadarko, Bridge Creek and Moore. An entire subdivison was destroyed.
24 Caused damage similar to the 2013 Moore tornado.
1,430 2018 Oklahoma City tornado - Fiftth deadliest tornado in world history. Tornado caused borderline EF6 damage. 7 apartment buildings were destroyed as well as Chesapeake Bay Arena being badly damaged.
Joplin, Missouri 3 The town of Alba was almost completely annihilated by the tornado. Severe ground scoured was also recorded.
Canton, Texas 15 Completely destroyed 7 mobile homes. A satellite tornado touched down, causing minimal damage.
33 5 neighborhoods were destroyed along with two restaurants and a grocery store.
Houston - Pasadena, Texas 4,035 2018 Houston-Pasadena tornado - Fourth deadliest tornado ever; A very large, violent EF5 badly damaged Houston suburbs. Severe ground scouring occured as well as oil tankers and cars thrown well over a mile from their original location.
May 4 Andover, Kansas 4 Destroyed 2 auto part stores, Andover High School, Andover Central High School, and 3 neighborhoods.
Olathe, Kansas 2 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. Many homes were destroyed; Many cars were thrown up to 200 yds along with severe ground scouring. Horrifying damage was done to hundreds of homes in the vicinity as well. Local doppler radar recorded speeds up 198 mph (318 km/h).
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 2 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. Many homes were destroyed; Many cars were thrown up to 200 yds along with severe ground scouring; Local doppler radar recorded speeds at 205 mph (329 km/h).
Xenia, Ohio 36 The EF5 obliterated over 4,500 homes leaving almost 5,500 people injured. Ground scouring was recorded as well as toppling of train cars. Mobile doppler radar recorded wind speeds up to 243 mph (391 km/h).
May 15 Red Rock, Oklahoma 38 A long-lived, multi-vortex tornado caused unspeakable damage in Red Rock. Entire neighborhoods were leveled along with severe ground scouring. A satellite tornado touched down causing EF3 damage.
Binger, Oklahoma 10 Rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. Up to 10 homes completely destroyed as well as severe ground scouring. Originally rated EF5, downgraded to EF4. Mobile radar recorded wind speeds over 210 mph (337 km/h).
Denton, Texas 49 A large wedged, violent, and exceptionally long-tracked tornado caused widespread damage to Dallas suburbs. Many neighborhoods had abundances of damage along it's path.
May 16 Bennington, Kansas 25 Rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. A large-wedge, high-end EF4 with maximum wind speeds of 200 mph (320 km/h) killed 25 along with 11.7 mil-long path. Houses were swept clean and steel reinforced concretes were nearly destroyed. Cars were also tossed up to 650 yards.
May 21 Smithville, Mississippi 34 2018 Smithville, Mississippi Tornado - Officially rated high-end EF3; rating disputed. A record 2.8 mile wide tornado with wind speeds over 295 mph was originally rated EF5, based on wind speeds. This EF3 was later downgraded to an EF3 based on no evidence of EF5 damage. Surveyors later stated that the highest damage was that similar to an EF3 since the EF5 winds were recorded over open terrain and multiple sub-vortices hand wind speeds between 150 and 165 mph. A research team recorded 295 mph winds in a vortice 330 ft above ground.
May 22 Vilonia, Arkansas 95 2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado - A large, rain-wrapped EF5 hit Vilonia head on, causing catastrophic damage. Many neighborhoods were hit with almost nothing left. Many cars were left mangled beyond recognition.
Hackelburg, Alabama 141 Deadliest tornado in Alabama history. Many neighborhoods were destroyed, leaving slabs of concrete. Many cars were thrown to never be found.
Ponca City, Oklahoma 17 Incredibly long-track and devastating EF5 tornado. Began in a field east of Enid and moved northeast. It rapidly intesified and did EF3 damage to a home south of Breckenridge. It then did damage to wind turbines. EF3 damage occured to four homes north of Garber, as they were left with only interior walls standing or were flattened. The tornado moved into open fields and widened to about a mile wide. Chasers noted that it exhibited violent motion, ground-scouring occurred, and trees were debarked. It continued northeast and came to Billings, where it intensified to a high-end EF4. Several homes were left as piles of rubble and in a few cases partially swept away. Extreme wind rowing of debris occurred northeast of town, and grass was scoured to the bare soil. As the tornado crossed I-35, a car was thrown 800 yards and crushed, killing the occupant. All that remained of the vehicles mangled frame, and the remainder of it was never found. The tornado turned a bit more north and then back to its northeasterly course. As it crossed Salt Fork and the Arkansas River, more trees were snapped and completely debarked. A few trees were reduced to debarked stumps. A tornado emergency was issued as it approached Ponca City. On the west side of town, numerous homes were swept away completely—some of which had extensive anchor bolting—and an EF5 rating was applied to many of them. Pavement was scoured from roads, too. Now at peak intensity, it went through the town center. The scope of the damage was extreme, as numerous buildings were reduced to rubble or swept away, and several buildings sustained EF5 damage. Vehicles were thrown hundreds of yards and in some cases crushed beyond recognition and wrapped around debarked trees. More homes sustained EF4 to EF5 damage on the east side. Debris was very finely granulated and wind rowing of debris was intense. In eight cases, the slab foundations of homes either buckled or were partially swept away. High-velocity debris impacts tore out large chunks of asphalt from a road and left large divots in a field. More large and well-built homes showed EF3 to EF4 damage before the wedge crossed East Lake Ponca. Violent motion and horizontal vortices were seen by chasers. More ground scouring and tree debarking occured as the tornado approached Kaw City, where three more homes were swept away at EF5 strength. It then entered very rural areas, and the only damage done was ground scouring. The small town of Foraker took a direct hit, and every building in town took EF2 to EF3 damage. It didn't damage any more structures until crossing into Kansas. Many buildings in Elgin sustained EF4 damage. One well-constructed home was swept away with debris pushed about 100 yards from the foundation, but damage was only rated high-end EF4 there as the vehicles at the home weren't moved far and shrubs weren't denuded. Past Elgin, it began gradually turning north. It contracted in size, and did EF2 damage to trees and outbuildings. It passed northwest of Peru, turned due north, and weakened 2 hours and 45 minutes after touching down. It tracked 102.5 miles, killed 17 people, and did almost $2 billion in damages. It is considered among many one of the most violent tornadoes ever recorded.
Freeport, Kansas 6 Extremely violent and devastating EF5 wedge tornado. The tornado began in fields north of Freeport and moved into Argonia where EF2 to EF3 damage occured to most buildings in the center of town. It grew to just over a mile wide and turned slightly right as it moved through rural areas north-central Sumner County. Chasers noted extremely intense motion and horizontal vorticies with the tornado. A large, well-built home south of Riverdale was completely swept away, earning an EF5 rating. A tornado emergency was issued as the tornado moved into Belle Plaine. Incredible damage took place as several homes were flattened or swept away. Two dozen homes sustained EF5 damage, as well as the post office and library in town. A car was thrown 400 yards and crushed beyond recognition. Debris was finely granulated, wind-rowing was extreme, and six people were killed. The tornado left town and did EF4 damage to a home on E 100th Avenue. The tornado shrunk to about half a mile wide and did EF5 damage to a home on N Weber Road, which was swept away. It crossed the Arkansas River and debarked several trees completely, some of which were reduced to stumps. High-end EF3 damage occured to two homes on N River Road before it moved into very rural areas again. Intense ground scouring occured. Eventually the tornado came to a residential area south of Douglass where EF3 to low-end EF4 damage was noted. It began to turn north and produced EF2 damage before ending a few miles east of Douglass.
May 24 Fort Rice, North Dakota 248 The first of 2 confirmed EF5's hit near Fort Rice, killing 124.
The second of 2 confirmed EF5's hit Fort Rice head on, killing, like the first EF5, 124.
May 30 Woodward, Oklahoma 249 2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado - A deadly, catastrophic EF5 hit Woodward where an F5 hit 71 years earlier. Multiple neighborhoods were complete destroyed.
Leedey, Oklahoma 81 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. This monster, multi-vorte.
Olney, Texas 41 Officialy rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. An entire neighborhood of well built homes were completely destroyed, killing 41.
Udall, Kansas 37 Officialy rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. An oil rig was mangled beyond recognition. An entire neighborhood was destroyed along with 3 mobile homes, killing 37.
Blackwell, Oklahoma 65 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. An entire town was nearly destroyed, while killing 65 in the process.
May 31 Kiowa, Oklahoma 77 A large wedged, multi-vortex rated EF5 struck Kiowa County and surrounding areas. Many neighborhoods were leveled along with oil fields. A tractor trailer was thrown 3 miles from it's origination. Rating is widely accepted.
Big Spring, Texas 54 This long tracked EF5 completely destroyed a neighborhood of well built homes. Many shops in the area were completely leveled.
Rocksprings, Texas 62 A violent tornado caused mostly EF5 damage throughout it's lifetime. Over 100 hundred cars were picked up never to be found.
Oberlin, Kansas 103 A 2 mile wide EF5 completely destroyed Oberlin, killing almost 10% of the city's population.
Clyde, Texas 64 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. A large wedged, violent tornado caused significant damage to Clyde. 64 people died in this event. This tornado happened nearly 80 years after an F5 hit Clyde.
Antlers, Oklahoma 93 Officially rated high-end EF4; Severe ground scouring occurred along with complete devastation of a few neighborhoods.
June 16 Monticello, Indiana 7 A large, violent tornado caused different levels of damage and severe ground scouring, killing 7 throughout it's lifetime.
June 21 New Cordell, Oklahoma 142 2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado - A large, violent EF5 rated tornado hit New Cordell, causing catastrophic damage. Multiple neighborhoods of well built homes were leveled, causing 142 deaths in all, along with 2,342 injuries, and $7.2 billion in damages.
Finley, Oklahoma 8 Officialy rated high-end EF4; A catastrophic high-end EF4 rated tornado hit Finley and other areas, killing 8, injuring 27, and causing $402 million in damages.
Stanley, Oklahoma 31 A large, violent EF5 rated tornado hit Stanley, causing catastrophic damage. Multiple neighborhoods of well built homes were leveled, causing 31 deaths in all, along with 278 injuries, and $3.2 billion in damages.
Oleta, Oklahoma 161 2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado - A large, deadly, catastrophic EF5 rated tornado hit Oleta and surrounding areas. Multiple neighborhoods along with businesses were completely swept away, leaving nothing behind. 161 people died, 498 were injured, and $4.65 billion in damages was done.
Attica, Kansas 96 A large wedged EF5 caused catastrophic damage around Attica, causing 96 deaths, 401 deaths, and $4.02 billion in damages.
July 7 St. Jo, Texas 19 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. Many homes were destroyed; Many cars were thrown up to 200 yds along with severe ground scouring; Local doppler radar recorded speeds over 209 mph.
Roff, Oklahoma 35 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. Many homes were destroyed; Many cars were thrown up to 200 yds along with severe ground scouring; Local doppler radar recorded speeds around 195 mph.
Tuttle, Oklahoma 43 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. Many homes were destroyed; Many cars were thrown up to 200 yds along with severe ground scouring; Local doppler radar recorded speeds at 202 mph.
July 9 Rosario, Argentina 358 Deadliest tornado in Argentina history. Thousands of houses were either damaged or destroyed. Hundreds of cars were thrown some were found and mangled beyond recognition, while others were never found. The rating is widely accepted.
Ciríaco, Brazil 99 The entire town of Ciríaco was destroyed, everything was taken from houses, including the foundations. Wind speeds were estimated between 260 and 334 mph. The rating is widely accepted.
July 10 Lecce, Italy 135 A violent F5 rated tornado hit Lecce, killing 135. Hundreds of houses were destroyed, causing $1.6 billion in damages. The rating is widely accepted.
July 11 Viersen, Germany 97 Thousands of houses were destroyed along with severe ground scouring occurred.
July 12 Marne, France 9 A short-lived F5 caused devastating damage, killing 9 and injuring 82.
July 13 Birmingham, England 196 A large wedge F5 hit Birmingham, killing 196, injuring over 6,000 and causing $2.1 billion in damages.
July 18 Tushka, Oklahoma 296 2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado - A large-wedge EF5 rated tornado hit Tushka, killing almost all of the town's population along with all of the town. Ground scouring occurred over a foot and a half deep. The rating is widely accepted.
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 121 2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado - A large, violent EF5 rated tornado hit Broken Arrow, a suburb of Tulsa, causing 121 deaths. Multiple well built homes were swept away along with severe ground scouring.
Keyes, Oklahoma 88 2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado - Hundreds of homes were either damaged or destroyed. 88 died along with over 700 injuries. Severe ground scouring occurred as well.
July 28 Domme, France 419 A violent F5 with recorded wind speeds between 275 and 289 mph (442 and 465 km/h). Dozens of farms were leveled along with hundreds of homes. The rating is widely accepted.
August 3 Prague, Oklahoma 176 2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado - A violent, catastrophic, and EF5 rated twister caused catastrophic damage to thousands of homes, killing 176. Farms were destroyed, car dealerships, restaurants, businesses, and buildings were either severely damaged or destroyed. Mobile doppler radar recorded wind speeds up to 296 mph (476 km/h).
August 24 Elie, Manitoba 63 A violent EF5 caused catastrophic damage around Elie, killing 63.
September 11 Bixby, Oklahoma 24 2018 Bixby, Oklahoma Tornado - A large, deadly, and violent EF5 caused catastrophic damage around Bixby, killing 24. Hundreds of homes were completely destroyed along with the annihilation of hundreds of vehicles. Mobile radar recorded wind speeds up to 274 mph (440 km/h).
October 31 Webster, South Dakota 61 2018 Webster, South Dakota Tornado - A violent, EF5 rated tornado caused catastrophic damage around Webster, killing 61.
December 31 Grove, Oklahoma 8 Rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. Hundreds of hones were obliterated, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Severe ground scouring occurred.
Miami, Oklahoma 11 Rated high-end EF4; A warehouse was nearly destroyed, killing 11.
January 19 2019 Lexington, South Carolina 19 2019 Lexington Tornado- 19 were killed in South Carolina's first EF5 tornado. Several well built homes were completely destroyed.
February 18 White River, Ontario 45 The town was 75% destroyed. Sections of well built homes were wiped of the map, with almost no debris remaining.
Richards Landing, Ontario 12 "Homes were literally ripped from their foundations at once before being dropped and smashing to pieces."
February 19 Detroit, Michigan 13 Rated a high end EF4. Several villages within the Detroit city limits were completely obliterated, with limited amounts of debris remaining. Parked cars were thrown 300 yards and wedged into the ground. A crane was knocked over and rolled 20 feet. The national weather service says the tornado likely would have been rated EF5 if it had struck Detroit directly.
March 17 Cotter, Arkansas 16 Multiple homes were destroyed by this fast moving tornado with wind speeds over 210 mph. 16 were killed as of a result from this event.
Prescott, Arkansas 11 2019 Prescott, Arkansas Tornado - Rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. A cluster of mobile homes was completely destroyed, with debris finely granulated and wind-rowed well away from the site. Trees in the tornado's path were completely debarked and denuded as well.
March 31 Silver Creek, Mississippi 7 Listed as an EF5 on the National Weather Service Decadal Severe Weather Summary page. A cluster of mobile homes was completely destroyed, with debris finely granulated and wind-rowed well away from the site. Trees in the tornado's path were completely debarked and denuded as well.
April 1 Blakely, Alabama 6 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. Warehouses and a supermarket were completely leveled with debris swept cleanly off the foundations; trees were debarked and denuded and a pickup truck was thrown around 170 yards.
April 29 Pickensville - Sumiton Alabama 20 Long- tracked tornado caused severe ground scouring. A lot of damage was done in Tuscaloosa County.
May 3 Sand Springs, Oklahoma 76 A large, violent EF5 rated tornado caused catastrophic damage. Hundreds of homes were hit, killing 76, injuring 324 and causing $3.16 billion in damages. Mobile winds speeds were over 280 mph.
Vinita, Oklahoma 37 A deadly, catastrophic EF5 hit Vinita, killing 37. Whole neighborhoods, farms, and buildings were gone. Severe ground scouring occurred along with the long thrown distance of cars. Mobile radar recorded wind speeds over 290 mph.
Spiro, Oklahoma 94 A violent, large wedge EF5 hit Spiro, killing 94. Hundreds of homes were flattened. The rating is disputed since a lot of the structures were considered "frail".
Harper, Kansas 30 2019 Harper, Kansas Tornado - Rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. A violent, large-wedge EF4 caused catastrophic damage to the city of Harper, killing 30, injuring 95, and causing $4.96 billion in damages. Dozens of homes and farms were destroyed. 26 of the fatalities occurred at the Rolla-Rena Skating Center after the tornado swept through the facility at peak strength. Maximum wind speeds were estimated at 200 mph (320 km/h).
May 14 Sterling, Kansas 61 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. A large wedge high-end EF4 caused borderline EF5 damage. Hundreds of homes were destroyed along with multiple satellite towers. 61 people died, along with over 200 injuries and $3.1 billion in damages.
May 15 Vian, Oklahoma 175 2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado - A violent, catastrophic, EF5-rated tornado carved a 322-mile path in Central Oklahoma, killing 175, injuring 1,378, and a secondary record of $24.96 billion (2019 USD). Thousands of homes were destroyed and thousands of cars were tossed considerable distances.
May 22 Sierra Vista, Arizona 10,000 Third deadliest tornado in world history; A large, violent EF5 rated tornado destroyed almost all of the city, including neighborhoods of well built, expensive houses.
June 1 Oslo, Norway 870 2019 Norwegian Super Outbreak - An incredibly strong EF5 tornado tore through Oslo, causing some of the most significant damage ever observed. A shopping mall was left in a pile of rubble, and a hotel was swept clean from it's foundation. Roads were scoured and pushed 2 inches into the ground, and being covered up with pounds of mud, resulting in many roadways being literally "buried". The tornado then destroyed a zoo, destroying structures and bird cages, allowing an elephant to escape from the zoo. The tornado threw a pickup truck 500 yards, where it was thrown into a construction site, where it was crushed by a bulldozer, a crane, and an unfinished hotel. A brick school was also left in a pile of rubble, and it's foundation was buried in the mud which and bent significantly. The villages outside of Oslo were nearly wiped off the globe by the tornado, and not a single house was left standing. A total of 870 were killed, and well over 1,000 were injured. A tornado in Norway as powerful as this one will "never" occur again according to scientists. This tornado will never be forgotten, and will always be remembered by scientists as one of the most powerful tornadoes ever recorded.
Hamar, Norway 212 2019 Norwegian Super Outbreak - Another very violent tornado obliterated a large chunk of homes in Hamar. Entire villages were left in piles of rubble, including much of downtown Hamar. A diner built from stone was swept clean from it's foundation. A middle school was severely damaged, and had to be torn down.
June 13 Parshall, North Dakota 2 A large tornado touched down near Parshall. Only destroyed houses and farms, in some cases completely sweeping away houses.
June 16 Bridge Creek, Oklahoma 158 2019 Bridge Creek, Oklahoma Tornado - Many houses were demolished. Plaza Towers Elementary was destroyed. The tornado followed a similar path to the 1999 and 2013 tornadoes. $6.8 billion (2019 USD) in damages occurred as of a result from this event.

2020-2029

In all, 55 tornadoes have been rated EF5 in the 2020's. In addition, 9 tornadoes have been rated under EF5, though they could have reached EF5 strength.

* Officially and unofficially rated EF5 tornadoes between 2020 and 2030
Day Year Location Fatalities Notes
February 16 2020 Chicago, Illinois 3,200+ Chicago Tornado of 2020 - Was a super destructive multi-vortex EF5 Tornado that did incredible damage during the 2020 NBA All-Star game at the United Center on February 16, 2020. The tornado is said to be a direct influence of global warming, and the one of the strongest tornadoes to every hit the United States in February. Although the tornado missed the stadium itself, the damage inflicted on the city of Chicago was so significant that it required Martial law, nation wide to be declared for 6 hours as the entire city grid was blacked out and the pentagon had assumed a nuclear device was set off downtown. Overall, the tornado is said to have killed an estimated 3,200 people (with an additional 200 indirect deaths), injured 9,950 others, and caused damages amounting to a total of $6.8 billion with a complete decimation of the Chicago loop.  Some officials place the death toll as high as 5000 for unaccounted homeless. The tornado is noted to be the one of the deadliest and one of the costliest tornadoes in world history and had one of the most gruesome clean ups from a tornado ever seen.
April 8 Springfield, Illinois-Toledo, Ohio 51 Was a deadly, long-track tornado that touched down in the southern metropolitan neighborhoods of Springfield, plowing across central Illinois, central Indiana, and northwest Ohio before dissipating over Lake Erie near Toledo. The deadly EF5 stayed on the ground for almost 5 straight hours.
April 14 Double Springs, Alabama 84 A violent tornado formed just over 4 miles west of Double Springs and moved eastward at 40 miles per hour.
March 18 Sierra Vista, Arizona 103 A rare tornado in southeastern Arizona was rated High end EF5 after striking Sierra Vista. Several anchor bolt brick homes were swept away with their foundations lifted and dislodged, with some completely swept away. Several basements were leveled, or destroyed, several items/furniture were obliterated/shredded and or disintegrated. Winds were estimated around 300 miles per hour.
May 1 Kingsfisher, Oklahoma 46 Tracking 109.3 miles, this extremely violent EF5 completely swept away numerous well-built houses, dug out basements, and broke foundation slabs. Cars were tossed over a mile with only pieces of their frames to ever be recovered. Ground was scoured to a depth of 3 feet in some places, and entire sections of pavement erased from the map. Windspeeds were estimated to be over 275 miles per hour based on the extreme damage indicators.
May 22 Joplin, Missouri 103 An exceptionally long tracked rain wrapped tornado caused catastrophic damage in and around Joplin. A cemetery was destroyed as well as up to 1200 homes.
May 24 Shawnee, Oklahoma 19 A large wedge, EF5 rated tornado caused mass destruction around Shawnee, causing 19 deaths and 54 injuries.
Loyal - Morrison, Oklahoma 2 2020 Loyal - Morrison Tornado - Violent tornado that tracked over farmland leveling multiple farmsteads and ripping crops out of the ground. Several vehicles were destroyed or left irrecognizable as well. Two storm chasers were killed.
May 31 Katie, Oklahoma 46 Almost the entire town of Katie was destroyed as well as the population. An oil rig was hit and never found. An entire neighborhood of well built homes were destroyed.
March 20 2021 Anadarko, Oklahoma 49 Mobile radar recorded wind speeds around 310 miles per hour (498 km/h). Severe ground scouring occurred over a foot and a half deep. 49 died along with 1,579 injuries.
March 21 Danville, Ohio 61 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. Originally rated EF5 based on radar measurements of 237 miles per hour (381 km/h). Hundreds of homes were completely destroyed along with severe ground scouring. Hundreds of cars were tossed and a 5 ton oil rig was flipped dozens of times.
May 7 Piedmont - Guthrie, Oklahoma 5 2021 Piedmont - Guthrie Tornado - Long track violent EF5 tornado that devastated parts of Piedmont and Guthrie. An EF4 would hit Piedmont 20 days later on May 27th.
May 27 Piedmont, Oklahoma 19 2021 Piedmont, Oklahoma Tornado - Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. This large-wedged, long-lived monster caused almost complete destruction around Piedmont. Many neighborhoods of well built homes were leveled and caused 247 injuries along with $3.35 billion in damages.
June 10 Ashley-Fullerton-Clement, North Dakota 39 2021 Ashley-Walcott tornado - Many homes were swept away, including nine that were well-built and bolted to their foundations. Transmission towers were crumpled and shredded, and several cars were thrown hundreds of yards through the air.
June 12 Paris, Texas 9 Greatest damage to buildings was mid-range EF4. A 250-tonne industrial crane was blown over and rolled several times, and a pickup truck was thrown half a mile through the air. Trees were completely debarked and denuded, and widespread grass and pavement scouring occurred.
September 1 Abilene, Texas 27 An entire subdivision of well built homes were leveled. 27 died and 245 were injured as of a result.
Waurika, Oklahoma 51 Colossal wedge tornado. Formed northeast of Waurika, as an EF3. It strengthened into a 200 mph EF5, sweeping several foundations clean in Waurika, OK. Remaining consistently roughly one mile wide, it swept through Waurika: The Pollenite’s Grand Mall was severely damaged, a bus was thrown into a home, where it still sits, and a radio tower was collapsed into a construction site. Damage was observed more than a mile from the tornado’s visible funnel, to a Jade Roadhouse whose roof was thrown onto a neighbouring gas station. The tornado even tore a 5-ton anchored TITUS from its moorings and carried it for 2 miles. Fortunately the occupants of the vehicle, including rookie storm chaser Michael Sharman, were unharmed, as was the vehicle. It later dissipated south of Waurika.
October 9 2022 Parbatipur, Bangladesh 106 Officially unrated; widely believed to have been an F5. A residential neighborhood was described as being "wiped clean" with numerous houses swept away, trees were reportedly debarked, and a water truck was tossed roughly half a mile.
April 12 Greenwood-Gretna, Nebraska 8 Tornado outbreak of April 12, 2022 - Rated high-end EF4 in official surveys and EF5 in the Storm Prediction Center annual severe weather summary. Several small, rural frame houses were swept away, though all were found to be either only of moderate construction or missing washers on their anchor bolts. Cars were tossed over 250 yards and mangled beyond recognition; trees were completely debarked and denuded, and widespread ground scouring occurred.
March 3 El Dorado, Kansas 167 A exceptionally long-tracked, violent EF5 hit areas devastated by an F5 64 years earlier. Neighborhoods of well built homes were completely swept from their foundations. 167 fatalities along with 521 injuries and $2.42 billion in damages.
March 6 Gretna, Florida 16 Listed as an EF5 on the Storm Prediction Center’s 2022 Severe Weather Summary page. Several houses were swept away, two of which were determined to have been bolted to their foundations. Nearby trees were completely debarked and denuded, and parked cars were thrown up to 200 yards.
March 17 Dallas, Texas 900 Fifth deadliest tornado in US history. This large, violent EF5 rated tornado struck the suburbs of Dallas, causing extreme loss of life and catastrophic damage. Many well anchored houses were completely swept away just leaving dirt where the houses stood.
May 29 Leigh, Nebraska 81 An exceptionally long tracked tornado caused devastating damage over it's lifetime. Many farms and houses were swept away as well as severe ground scouring. Concrete foundations of swept away homes were cracked and moved several feet, and pieces of steel as well as vehicles were wrapped around debarked trees. Noted as some of the most violent damage caused by a tornado. the entire town of St. Edward was destroyed and rendered uninhabitable after the tornadoes passage. Recorded winds reached 294 mph.
May 29 Pierre, South Dakota 4 Officially rated very high-end EF4; rating disputed. Homes were partially swept away into a lake, and a speed boat was tossed half a mile. Mild ground scouring and partial debarking of trees was also documented. The tornado was estimated to have winds of 195 mph, but the SuperDestructiveTwister Weather Forecast Center estimates the tornado to have been an EF5 with 205 mph winds.
May 29 Westreville, South Dakota 0 A tornado that started out very weak rapidly strengthened into a very strong EF5 tornado. Multiple houses and barns were completely swept away, and trees were debarked. Significant ground scouring also occurred. Corn stalks were sucked out of the ground, and one home had concrete stair ripped out of the ground and dragged across its foundation. Wind were estimated at 230 mph.
March 21 2023 Dallas-Garland-Plano, Texas 50 2023 Dallas tornado Mobile doppler radar recorded speeds at 258 miles per hour. Numerous homes were swept away, many of which were found to have been well-anchored to their foundations with nuts and washers. One house sustained total collapse of its poured concrete walk-out basement walls. A grocery store was entirely leveled with debris pushed off the foundation, and vehicles were thrown up to 900 yards through the air and mangled beyond recognition. Grass was scoured from lawns, and trees were completely debarked and denuded. Pronounced wind-roving of debris was noted, and debris from some homes was finely granulated.
April 11 Memphis, Tennessee 12 April 11th, 2023 Memphis drillbit tornado Officially rated High-end EF5; A small drillbit tornado sustained winds of 321 mph, several well built, anchored homes were completely obliterated with foundations scoured. Maintained a forward speed of 102 mph for 5 seconds. Third ever V-T-W
May 3 Chandler, Minnesota 43 2023 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado Houses and businesses were obliterated as well as severe ground scouring. Mobile doppler radar recorded wind speeds at the peak of 265 mph (426 km/h). Followed a similar path to the 1992 F5 that struck Chandler.
May 8 Enid, Oklahoma 31 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. A two-story stone mansion and numerous brick houses were entirely leveled with debris pushed off their foundations, and several farmhouses were swept away, with one sustaining collapse of one of its basement walls. Significant ground scouring occurred over much of the path as well. The lack of fatalities was attributed to the tornado's occurrence in the mid-morning, when most local residence had left their homes for work, coupled with the tornado's slow forward speed and high visibility.
May 16 Bluff City, KS - Bryon, OK 49 Bluff City - Bryon Tornado - Extremely violent and long lived, slow moving tornado that wiped out three small towns between southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma while moving to the southwest. First of two EF5s generated by the same supercell.
Amorita - Burlington, Oklahoma 50 Amorita - Burlington Tornado - Extremely violent tornado that wiped out two small towns in northern Oklahoma while moving slowly to the southwest. Second of two EF5s generated by the same supercell.
April 10 2024 Medora, Indiana 34 2024 Super Outbreak - The first EF5 tornado of the tornado outbreak developed over southern Indiana in the mid-morning hours of April 10 and tracked through the town of Medora before dissipating in rural Jackson County. The tornado touched down at 8:25 am EDT over a forested area near the community of Pinhook, initially toppling trees in its path at EF1 strength. The tornado gradually intensified as it tracked east-northeast, snapping several trees at EF2 strength minutes after touching down. After crossing Guthrie Creek, the tornado struck a farmhouse, completely removing its roof and collapsing a portion of one of its second-floor walls. A nearby shed was mostly demolished at mid-range EF2 strength, and several more trees were snapped and toppled. The tornado weakened to EF1 strength as it continued over another forest, toppling trees and snapping branches in its path.
Urbana, Ohio 29 2024 Super Outbreak - A large wedged, violent EF5 rated tornado swept many clean of their foundation. The tornado swept straight through downtown, killing 29.
Midnight, Mississippi 43 2024 Super Outbreak - A deadly, violent tornado caused catastrophic damage, picking up almost everything in it's path. The rating is widely disputed.
Greensboro, Alabama 76 2024 Super Outbreak - A 2 mile wide EF5 caused catastrophic damage, killing 76 while sweeping nearly almost every away in it's path.
May 28 Marshall, Minnesota 46 Numerous well-anchored brick houses were swept away along the path, over a dozen of which were assessed to have sustained EF5 damage. One house had its step-up concrete porch torn away and shattered, while another had no visible debris left anywhere near the foundation. The main building of the Southwest Minnesota Regional Airport sustained severe damage, with several interior walls demolished and a portion in the middle partially collapsed. Several vehicles were thrown up to 400 yards and mangled beyond recognition, and a large irrigation system originating to the west of Marshall was tossed intermittently for 6 miles. Trees were completely debarked and denuded, and extensive ground scouring occurred along much of the path.
Winona, Minnesota 17 Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. A 230-tonne internet service tower was blown over and rolled several times, a passenger train car was bounced roughly 120 yards, and a large tugboat was flipped as the tornado reached the Mississippi River. Ground scouring up to 10 inches deep occurred, and an entire grove of trees was completely debarked. Meteorologist Greg Forbes assigned an EF5 rating.
May 28 Tescott, Kansas 51 An entire neighborhood of homes were leveled along with oil tankers thrown up to 3/4 of a mile away. Severe ground scouring occured as well as concrete strips being ripped off it's foundation. The rating is widely accepted.
Auburn, Nebraska 10 Greatest structural damage was high-end EF4. Rated EF5 based on multiple instances of extreme unconventional damage indicators to the north of Auburn. Corn stalks were shredded, with the husks being peeled back from the ears in some cases, and decorative shrubs and hedges were ripped apart and debarked. Ground scouring up to 18 inches deep occurred in places, and a portion of a dirt road was scoured “from ditch to ditch”.
Gladbrook, Iowa 15 Rated EF5 in initial surveys; rating was subsequently downgraded to EF4 by the National Weather Service office in Des Moines. Small brick houses were cleanly swept away with debris wind-rowed well away from the foundations, trees were completely debarked, and widespread ground scouring occurred.
Blackburn- Slater, Missouri 18 Numerous homes, some of which were large, well-built, and anchor-bolted were swept away. At one house, most of the bolts themselves were snapped off. Debris from some obliterated homes was scattered and wind-rowed well away from the foundations, and a bathtub was found embedded deeply into the ground. Many vehicles were thrown up to 700 yards through the air and mangled beyond recognition, with a few stripped down to their frames. A 180-tonne radio mast was snapped in the middle and toppled with its upper half being thrown over 90 yards through the roof of a shopping mall, and a 100,000 gallon water storage tank was tossed 130 yards through the air. Trees were completely debarked and denuded, and a manhole cover was removed from the ground. Extensive ground and pavement scouring occurred as well.
May 30 Liberal, Kansas 26 Greatest structural damage was high-end EF4. Pronounced ground scouring, 18 inches deep in places, occurred over rural areas, manhole covers were removed from the ground, and a portion of a water supply line was uprooted. Concrete power poles were snapped less than six inches above ground level and dragged along the ground for considerable distances and transmission towers were shredded. A railroad viaduct was demolished with its steel framework being crumpled and shredded, and I-beams being twisted and sheared off at their base in some cases. Additionally, trees were completely debarked and denuded, and extensive wind-rowing of debris occurred.
May 31 Woodward, Oklahoma 30 Many large, well-built, and anchor-bolted brick homes were swept cleanly away with plumbing uprooted and destroyed. Debris was wind-rowed well away from the foundations, leaving prominent streaks through nearby fields. One house had its ground floor dislodged and swept away as well, and two of its basement walls collapsed. Debris from some homes was finely granulated. Nearby parked cars were thrown in excess of 0.75 miles (1.2 km) with several stripped down to their frames and one crumpled into a tight ball slightly over three feet across. At a construction site, a front-end loader was tossed 600 yards and stripped down to its fram, an excavator was tossed 450 yards with its body snapped off of the treads, and a steamroller was tossed 500 yards and crumpled into a tight ball. Additionally, trees were completely debarked and denuded, with several being reduced to small stubs, grass and crops were scoured from the ground along with several inches of soil, and significant pavement scouring occurred.
Talihina- Red Oak, Oklahoma 8 Officially rated mid-range EF4. Winds were recorded at 261 miles per hour over rural areas. Farmhouses were swept away, and several reinforced wind turbines were destroyed. While EF5 winds were recorded roughly 70 metres above ground level, tornado expert Timothy Marshall stated in a report that “[it is] very possible that EF5 winds reached ground level or near ground level at some point”.
Helena-Lamont, Oklahoma 12 2024 Helena-Lamont, Oklahoma Tornado - Rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. The 2024 Helena-Lamont, Oklahoma tornado was a violent, highly destructive, and extremely long-tracked EF4 tornado which left a path across much of northern Oklahoma late in the evening of Friday, May 31, 2024. Part of the 2024 Super Outbreak, the tornado touched down at 8:09 PM CDT in Woods County and tracked east-northeast, reaching EF4 strength to the southwest of Helena and remaining violent for over an hour and a half, leaving behind high-end EF4 damage in both Helena and Lamont, as well as surrounding rural areas. The tornado began to weaken to the east of Lamont, but remained on the ground for an additional 38 miles before dissipating between Kaw City and Shidler in Osage County at 10:47 PM.
Canadian County, Oklahoma 84 2024 Canadian County, Oklahoma Tornado - Numerous homes were swept away, many of which were found to have been well-anchored to their foundations with bolts secured with nuts and washers. Basements were left exposed at several houses, with one house sustaining collapse of all four basement walls. Several houses had no visible debris left anywhere near their foundations. Much of the debris along the path was finely granulated. Many cars and trucks were tossed up to 1 mile (1.6 km) and mangled beyond recognition; several were stripped down to their frames and three were found crumpled and wrapped around trees. Between El Reno and Piedmont, an industrial area was struck, where a small extraction rig was toppled, an oil pumpjack was tossed 200 yards, a freight train engine was tossed 600 yards, and tanker and boxcars were tossed up to 0.75 miles. Six 200,000-gallon petroleum tanks in the area were destroyed, with four described as being “crumpled like soup cans”, while several 75,000 gallon crude oil tanks were tossed up to 800 yards. To the north, a power substation was leveled, with most of the transformers severely mangled or shredded, and some missing entirely. Additionally, trees were entirely debarked and denuded with many being reduced to stumps; one large oak tree was uprooted and thrown 80 yards through the air; a curtain rod was found speared into the brick wall of an office building; and tremendous ground scouring up to 24 inches deep occurred.
Blanchard-Newcastle-Moore, Oklahoma 23 Officially rated high-end EF4. Winds were recorded over 200 miles per hour over rural areas. Farmhouses were swept away, and several reinforced wind turbines were destroyed. While EF5 winds were recorded roughly 70 metres above ground level, tornado expert Timothy Marshall stated in a report that “[it is] very possible that EF5 winds reached ground level or near ground level at some point”.
Ardmore, Oklahoma 14 Rated EF5 based on damage at and around the Ardmore Municipal Airport. The main building was mostly demolished, with well over a third of near the south side being entirely leveled. Debris from airport buildings was finely granulated. The cabin of a control tower was removed and thrown 300 yards through the air, and several medium-sized cargo planes were flipped or tossed short distances. A layer of newly laid asphalt was scoured from the ground, along with over 12 inches of soil beneath it. Two fueling trucks tossed from the airport were never located. Additionally, deep ground scouring occurred over nearly a third of the tornado’s path, and trees were completely debarked and denuded.
Seymour, Texas 22 Hundreds of homes were swept away along the tornado's path, including several which were described in damage surveys as being "particularly well-anchored to their foundations". At several homes, ground floors were broken off and swept away, while at others, tiles were scoured from foundations and plumbing was removed. Two shopping malls and several warehouses were leveled, and a three-story library was demolished and partially swept away. Additionally, several cars were thrown over 400 yards and mangled beyond recognition; trees were completely debarked and denuded, and some grass scouring occurred. To the north, an amusement park was struck, where several brick buildings were swept away, roller coaster tracks were demolished and several cars tossed up to 1,200 yards through the air, and a Ferris wheel was completely demolished and crumpled into a tight ball.
March 18 2025 Saint Louis, MO - Indianapolis, IN 214 2025 St. Louis - Indianapolis Tornado - Extremely long track, violent tornado that devastated parth of St. Louis, central Illinois and central Indiana, dissipating northeast of downtown Indianapolis, making this the longest tracked tornado in history
Paducah - Louisville, Kentucky 49 2025 Paducah - Louisville Tornado - Third longest tracked tornado in history that devastated parts of the Ohio river valley in northern Kentucky, southern Indiana and southern Illinois.
Evansville, IN - Cincinnati, OH 101 2025 Evansville - Cincinnati Tornado - Fourth longest tracked tornado in history that devastated parts of the Ohio river valley of Indiana and Kentucky as well as parts of the Cincinnati metropolitan area.
Chatham-Eros, Louisiana 2 Nine frame houses were swept away, trees were completely debarked with several being uprooted, and extensive ground scouring occurred. Rating disputed.
May 19 Norman-Moore, Oklahoma 51 Was an EF5 tornado that struck the cities of Norman and Moore, Oklahoma, in the late afternoon of May 19th, 2025. With peak winds of 253 miles per hour, it was the eleventh-deadliest tornado in the 2025 Hyper Outbreak and the one of the strongest to strike the city of Moore in recorded history. Occuring roughly midway through the outbreak, the tornado was responsible for at least 51 fatalities and 236 injuries.
May 20 Harrisburg-Reading-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11,002 2025 Harrisburg-Reading-Philadelphia Tornado - Second deadliest tornado ever; Ripped through suburbs of all three cities. Pocono Raceway and neighborhoods of Pocono were obliterated.
July 14 2025 Iron River, Michigan 6 July 2025 North American derecho - Officially the first F5 or EF5-rated tornado to be produced by a derecho, but rating is disputed; several meteorologists including tornado expert Timothy Marshall assigned a rating of EF4. A row of frame houses was swept away, but all were found to have had improperly spaced anchor bolts. Thousands of trees were completely debarked and denuded along the path, widespread ground scouring occurred, and a small covered bridge was completely obliterated with debris scattered more than 100 yards away from where it had originally stood.
June 11 2026 Sabetha, Kansas 66 Believed by several experts to have been one of the most violent tornadoes in Kansas state history. Well-built, anchor-bolted brick houses were swept away along Route 75, and several tractors were thrown hundreds of yards from farms, two of which were never located. A Freightliner truck and combine harvester were thrown over 700 yards through the air and found crumpled and wrapped together. Ground scouring up to 21 inches deep occurred in places, reducing fields to expanses of wet mud.
June 24 Sarita, Texas 49 A neighbouring bank and post office were swept away, with a small portion of the post office’s foundation being broken off and partially dislodged. Parked cars were tossed up to 400 yards through the air, including a van weighed down with a load of concrete blocks. Additionally, palm yuccas were shredded and mesquite trees were completely debarked, and the concrete was scoured from a drainage ditch.
May 31 2027 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 96 Second deadliest tornado in Alabama state history. A catastrophic, multi-vortex hit near downtown Tuscaloosa. 3 entire neighborhoods were completely gone along with severe ground scouring. An airplane wing was found near the Mississippi state line.
July 12 Iron River, Wisconsin 13 Several brick houses were swept away, and and concrete blocks weighing in excess of 13,000 pounds were tossed up to 300 yards from a construction site. Nearby trees were entirely debarked and denuded, and power poles were snapped near their bases and dragged along the ground. Rating disputed.
April 26 2028 Mulhall, Oklahoma 26 A large, violent EF5 caused catastrophic damage in Logan County, causing 26 fatalities. An oil reserve was nearly destroyed and tractor trailer were thrown and some were never found. An airplane wing was found near Moore.
April 27 Wynnewood, Oklahoma 67 2028 Wynnewood, Oklahoma Tornado - A long-lived, violent EF5 caused catastrophic damage around Wynnewood. An entire neighborhoods of well built homes were stripped clean of their foundation. Many large vechiles were tossed over 5 miles from their original location, some mangled beyond recognition. An oil rig was also destroyed. Mobile doppler radar recorded winds between between 261 and 301 miles per hour.
Pilger, Nebraska 16 A large wedged EF5 caused devastating around Pilger. Two EF4's touched down also causing serious damage. All people were killed in a neighborhood of well built homes.
Payne- Macon, Georgia 13 The first EF5 rated tornado in Georgia state history. This violent-long tracked EF5 event happened on April 27, 2028, In Payne-Macon areas, but the rating was disputed of no findings of EF5 damage, because this tornado crossed mostly open fields. The most of the damage was near a retail shop. Walls were severely damaged, and 1 TIV intercepted the winds 0.15 close to the 1.55 mile wide tornado, winds estimated up to 200 mph. The tornado dissipated near Bonaire, 1224 CTU.
May 10 Wray, Colorado 24 2028 Wray, Colorado Tornado - Mobile doppler radar recorded wind speeds over 215 mph. Houses were completely swept away, many well bolted to their foundation. Stores obliterated along with a bank.
May 18 Lone Grove, Oklahoma 165 2028 Lone Grove, Oklahoma Tornado - Produced some of the most extreme damage ever recorded. An exceptionally long-tracked, violent EF5 completely destroyed up to 200 anchor bolted homes, leaving only grass where houses once stood. Over a 1,000 cars were found mangled beyond recognition, other cars were never found. An airplane wing that was from an airplane near Lone Grove was found in Texas. A tractor trailer was thrown over 4 miles away from its origin along with an oil rig. Estimated wind speeds were over 320 miles per hour, but recorded wind speeds were near 300 miles per hour at peak intensity.
May 20 2028 Wichita, Kansas 54 2028 Wichita, Kansas tornado - Officially rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. Well-constructed and anchor-bolted houses in Wichita were leveled with debris pushed off of their foundations, several cars and trucks were thrown as much as 230 yards through the air, and trees were completely debarked and denuded. The disputed EF5 damage occurred just outside the suburb of Park City, where intense cycloidal ground scouring occurred and debris from obliterated manufactured homes was finely granulated. The tornado was the thirdd-deadliest in Kansas state history after the 2018 Chapman EF5 that killed 694 and the 1955 Udall F5 tornado, which killed 80.
March 12 2029 Bewleyville, Kentucky 5 An early morning, violent EF5 rated tornado caused 5 deaths, 200 injuries, and over $5 million in damages.

2030-2039

In all, 16 tornadoes were rated EF5 in the 2030's. In addition, 3 were rated under EF5, though they could have reached EF5 strength.

Officially and unofficially rated F5 tornadoes from 2020-2029
Day Year Location Fatalities Notes
May 31 2030 Honolulu, Hawaii 101 A deadly EF5 caused catastrophic damage around Honolulu in Hawaii's first ever EF5 tornado.
October 12 Uniontown-Oliver, Pennsylvania 3 Initially rated EF5; rating was later downgraded to EF4 in a revised damage survey. Several small frame houses were swept away, but all were found to have been anchored with rebar rather than washer-secured bolts. Moving cars were thrown over 200 yards from roads, and numerous trees were completely debarked and denuded.
June 25 2031 Belleville, Ontario 12 2031 Belleville, Ontario Tornado - Was a violent and long-tracked tornado, rated EF5, which struck southern Ontario, primarily the city of Belleville, in the evening of Wednesday, June 25, 2031. Touching down to the northeast of Colborne at 6:33 PM EDT, the tornado gradually strengthened before cutting through far northern Belleville at EF5 strength, causing catastrophic damage, several fatalities, and numerous injuries. The tornado then continued through Lennox & Addington County before dissipating in western Frontenac County.
August 10 2032 Fairview, South Dakota/Rock Valley, Iowa 0 Tornado outbreak sequence of August 6-19, 2031 - Officially rated high-end EF4, but mentioned as a "possible EF5" in both official surveys and the Storm Prediction Center's Annual Severe Weather Summary page. Farmhouses and barns were cleanly swept away, and widespread ground scouring occurred along much of the tornado's path. Tractors were tossed up to 300 yards, and wheat crop was shredded down to 3-inch stubble.
June 14 2034 Florissant, Missouri 31 June 2034 tornado outbreak sequence - Numerous houses were cleanly swept away; several of which were found to be anchored to their foundations with nut and washer-secured bolts. Ground floors were swept away at two houses, leaving basements exposed, and extensive wind-rowing of debris occurred. Several cars were thrown up to 600 yards and mangled beyond recognition, pavement was scoured from roads, and trees were completely debarked and denuded. Ground scouring up to six inches deep occurred outside of the city limits.
June 15 Spurgeon-Jasper-Dubois, Indiana 9 June 2034 tornado outbreak sequence - Rated high-end EF4 in official surveys, but listed as an EF5 in both the Storm Prediction Center's Annual Severe Weather Summary page and the National Severe Storms Laboratory's Decadal Tornado Database. Homes were swept away in all three towns, but the disputed EF5 damage occurred between Spurgeon and Jasper, where an 18,000-pound oil tanker truck was thrown 1200 yards, trees were completely debarked with several being stripped of their branches and reduced to stumps, stretches of pavement 400 feet (122 m) long were torn from roads, and a 500-yard-wide swath of grass was scoured from the ground.
June 15 Taylorsville, Kentucky 16 June 2034 tornado outbreak sequence - The National Weather Service office in Louisville described the tornado as "extreme intensity, even by EF5 standards". Large, well-built, and anchor-bolted houses were cleanly swept away including ground floors, leaving basements exposed. At two houses, anchor bolts were snapped from the foundations. Numerous cars and trucks were tossed up to 750 yards and mangled beyond recognition, and a trailer was found crumpled and wrapped around the top of a debarked tree. Grass was scoured from lawns and pavement removed from roads, and trees were completely debarked and denuded. Several large stores including a Home Depot and a Wal-Mart were leveled and partially swept away, with steel beams at several described as being "twisted like wet noodles". At a construction site, a 400-tonne industrial crane was toppled and rolled several times, and concrete blocks weighing over 1,100 pounds were blown away and found up to 2.3 miles away; at least four were never located. Flooding in the days following the tornado caused most of Taylorsville to be completely abandoned, and the city became a ghost town.
July 16 2035 Cicero, Indiana 6 The 2035 Cicero, Indiana tornado was a violent EF5 tornado that struck central Indiana, primarily the city of Cicero, in the afternoon of Monday, July 16, 2035. The tornado was on the ground for 26 minutes over an 11.95-mile path, and killed six people and injured 27, all within the Cicero city limits.
September 2 Throckmorton, Texas 109 A large, violent EF5 with 260 mph winds caused catastrophic damage to thousands of homes, killing 109.
April 14 2036 Monahans-Midland, Texas 66 2036 Monahans-Midland, Texas Tornado - First noted as it made the transition into a supercell near Pecos, Texas, the system gradually came into a more tornadically ideal environment, before the parent mesocyclone first gave birth to an EF1 tornado along I20 to the southwest of Monahans. Moving northeast at an average speed of 35 mph for most of its life, the tornado would pass through Monahans as an EF2, before slowly gathering strength as it hit Penwell as an EF4. Exiting Penwell, the tornado intensified further to achieve EF5 intensity, which the system would retain for most of its remaining life. The tornado hit Odessa and Midland whilst at EF5 intensity, causing catastrophic damage along much of its often 2 mile wide path length, reducing hundreds of homes to bare slabs or piles of debris along the way. After passing through Midland, the tornado rapidly weakened, and lifted to the northeast of Midland after being on the ground for 99 minutes. During its time on the ground, the tornado was under close surveillance from mobile radar systems, which recorded a peak wind of 324 mph, and claiming a new record highest wind speed in the process. 66 people died, 257 others were injured, and $3.2 billion was done in damages.
May 5 Bemidji, Minnesota 0 Massive, early-morning, 3-mile wide tornado heading toward the city at literally two miles per hour. Bemidji was able to evacuate all its residents, resulting in no casualties, but in the end, the tornado wiped the entire city off the map.
July 6 Lexington-Mansfield, Ohio 20 Greatest damage to buildings was rated high-end EF4. Well-anchored houses were leveled with debris pushed off of their foundations and deposited in piles nearby. Sections of asphalt up to 200 feet long were scoured from roads, and patches of fields were left mostly bare with only stubble of grass 1 inch high or less remaining. Additionally, a tractor-trailer was tossed from a highway, with the trailer found crumpled and wrapped around the top of a debarked tree, and several cars were thrown as far as 500 yards and mangled beyond recognition.
April 22 2037 Elgin, Oklahoma 61 A violent EF5 caused widespread damage, killing 61, injuring 237 and causing over $3 billion in damages.
Mendenhall, Mississippi 0 2037 Super Outbreak - Well-constructed houses were completely leveled at mid-range EF4 strength. Rated EF5 based on vegetation damage and ground scouring. The tornado left a streak 400 yards wide through fields where all vegetation was removed and soil was scoured down to 18 inches. Numerous trees were completely debarked and stripped of their branches, leaving only featureless trunks standing; while several were reduced to small stubs. Pavement was also scoured from roads, and several cars were thrown as far as 0.8 miles and mangled beyond recognition. The lack of fatalities was attributed to the extremely rural areas the tornado passed over at peak strength.
Goodwater, Alabama 17 A big, violent EF5 caused 17 deaths and 129 injuries along it's 51 mile path.
Thaxton, Mississippi 24 2 dozen people were killed by this monster 2.5 mile wide EF5.
Decatur-Huntsville-Scottsboro, Alabama 51 Over 50 were killed when this 2 mile wide EF5 destroyed a neighborhood of well built homes.
Covington, Georgia 30 30 were killed in Georgia's second ever confirmed EF5 tornado.
Beaufort, South Carolina 6 Rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. A multi-vortex EF4 destroyed multiple well built homes, killing 6.
Huntsville, Alabama 54 A long lived, EF5 rated caused unspeakable damage around Huntsville, causing 54 deaths, 768 injuries and a couple billion in damages.
June 7 2038 Kansas City- Dodge City-Topeka, Kansas 201 Winds in the area were recorded at 300 mph, and the violent storm obliterated well built, anchored brick buildings in the area before moving on and claiming 52 lives in this city alone. About an hour later, another tornado emergency was issued for Topeka, which highlighted some of the reports coming out of Kansas City and Dodge City, and very strongly telling residents to take cover or die. The tornado caused 201 deaths overall, and $2.4 billion in damages. The areas devestated by this once in a lifetime event took years to rebuild their lives and properties, with an increase in the reporting of PTSD and other related mental health disorders increasing dramatically following the event.
July 29 2039 Norman- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 32 Rated high-end EF4; rating disputed. A multi-vortex EF4 destroyed multiple well built homes, killing 32.

2040-2049

In all, 4 tornadoes have been rated EF5 in the 2040's. In addition, 0 tornadoes have been rated under EF5, though they could have reached EF5 strength.

* Officially and unofficially rated EF5 tornadoes between 2040 and 2050
Day Year Location Fatalities Notes
October 1 2040 Stillwater, Oklahoma 10 2040 Stillwater, Oklahoma Tornado - The strongest tornado of the Outbreak, the tornado was spotted by several residents in and outside of Stillwater. The tornado was large and dangerous from the start, and was already producing EF5 damage in less than a minute. The tornado ripped through cornfields grinding crops to shreds and leaving a large mile wide scar through the ground. Only 10 People died, which was quite lucky considering the amount of damage this tornado did. Mobile radar recorded wind speeds up to 280 mph (455 km/h).
October 2 McAlester, Oklahoma 125 2040 McAlester, Oklahoma Tornado- Early Morning tornado. This was the deadliest tornado of the outbreak, which killed over 100 people. A water tower near town was bent, twisted, stripped from it's frame and thrown over a mile away. Well built homes were completely swept away and reduced to splinters. The tornado caused over a Billion in damages.
May 29 2041 Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas 215 2041 Dallas-Forth Worth tornado - was an EF5 rated tornado that tore through Dallas and Fort Worth, devastating the areas in and around both cities in the process. It touched down at 1347 3 miles outside of Dallas, Texas, before rapidly intensifying into an EF4 tornado as it moved through the Dallas metropolitan area around 10 minutes later. After passing through Dallas, the tornado fluctuated between EF3 and EF5 intensity as it made its way towards Fort Worth. The tornado passed through the city, then finally began to weaken, finally dissipating at 1920 hours after its violent 48 minute existence. 255 people were killed, 567 more injured, and damages reached $6.91 billion, the highest ever observed due to a tornado, as well as the death toll being the 4th highest on record as well.