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Tornado outbreak sequence of January 8-13, 2022
Date of tornado outbreak: January 8-13, 2022
Duration1: TBD
Maximum rated tornado2: EF4 tornado
Tornadoes caused: 37 in US, 3 in Canada
Total Damages: $1.5 billion (2022 USD)
Total Fatalities: 1

1Time from first tornado to last tornado
2Most severe tornado damage; see wikipedia:Enhanced Fujita Scale

the January 8-13, 2022 tornado outbreak was a damaging and destructive 5 day long event where 40 tornadoes touched down
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37/3 16/2 9/1 6/0 4/0 2/0 0/0


Meteorological Synopsis

On January 6 a strong low pressure system developed in Alaska producing Winter Storm Allen...a warm front also formed producing a few isolated severe storms in Canada...including a EF1 tornado which damaged a few structures...early on the morning of January 7 the low pressure system moved into Canada and merged with the warm front...the NWS SPC also issued a Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms for Northern North Dakota concerning a squall line that was forming in Southern Canada...Winter Storm Allen dissipated during the evening hours of January 7 after entering too warm of conditions to support a Winter Storm...the Winter Storm became a intense storm system that could produce tornadoes...on the morning of January 8 the system moved into the Northern United States resulting in the NWS SPC issuing a Slight Risk of Severe Weather over Eastern North Dakota and Western Minnesota, in the 1300 outlook the NWS SPC upgraded the Slight Risk to a Enhanced Risk of Severe thunderstorms with a 10% + hatched threat for tornadoes, Tornado Watch 5 was issued around 11AM, 2 tornadoes touched down on January 8...a EF2 and a EF3...on January 9 the NWS SPC highlighted a High Risk of Severe Thunderstorms in the Northern United States...this is a wip and a preview...

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