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Tornadoes of 2018 (Hitman)
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The Millersport, Ohio EF4 on May 16th.
Season 2018 Tornado Season (Hitman)
Time span January 1st - December 31st
Maximum rated tornado F5/EF5

54 locations on 26 different days (record high)

Dates of maximum rating 26 days
Tornadoes 7,013 (worldwide) (record high)

4,323 (US) (record high)

Total damages $425.385 billion (2018 USD) (record high)
Total deaths Fatalities (U.S.) 33,731 (record high)

Fatalities (worldwide) 49,816 (record high)

The Tornadoes of 2018 (Hitman) was a deadly and catastrophic year for tornadoes. The season saw many records that were shattered including the number of tornadoes with 7,013 tornadoes recorded worldwide, the number of deaths with 49,816 and an estimated additional 4,000,000 injuries, and the total of $425.385 billion (2018 USD) in damages. The deadliest and costliest tornado was the EF5 rated 2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado on May 2nd. The year saw a total number of 54 EF5's, the US saw a record of 247 EF4's, including another 97 in other countries. The month of December saw a record number of 201 tornadoes.

The 2018 season also saw a record of 4,283 confirmed tornadoes in the United States. A total number of 2,690 tornadoes were recorded outside the United States.

The season started off very early with a confirmed 5 tornadoes each in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, for a total of 15. All rated EF0 or EF1. 7 tornadoes were also confirmed outside the US on January 2nd, including an F2 in France, 4 EF0's in Canada, and 2 EF1's in China.

However, 2 tornadoes touched down at 12:00 AM EST at exactly the start of the 2018, beating out the 2 minute record by the 2011 season. Both were rated EF0.

The main part of tornado season started off with a bang, causing heavy damage and loss of life all throughout the United States, even the Pacific States and New England recorded either tornadoes or storm damage. The 2018 tornado season also had a record for most high risks issued by the Storm Prediction Center, shattering the record with 101, 96 more than the 2011 tornado season.

The world also saw a record number of confirmed number of EF4/EF5 rated US tornadoes with 393. There was also a record of confirmed EF4/EF5 tornadoes outside the US with 105. A record total of $415.385 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done, even beating out the 2017 and 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season's in highest cost in damages for a single natural disaster season ever.

There was 4,623 tornado reports in the United States, while only 4,203 were confirmed. Worldwide, there was 7,105 reports of tornadoes, while 6,890 were confirmed. With record numbers in the US and worldwide, scientists have dubbed this season as "the worst season ever imagine able."

There was 49,816 tornadic deaths: 33,731 in the United States, 10,085 in Bangladesh, 1,994 in India, 716 in Uruguay, 547 in France, 451 in Portugal, 380 in Brazil, 360 in Argentina, 345 in China, 259 in England, 200 in Germany, 168 in Chad, 151 in Italy, 76 in Canada, 29 in Mexico, 16 in Japan, and 2 in Russia.

The 2018 Tornado Season has been noted as the most violent season ever, with almost all of the EF5 rated tornadoes having recorded wind speeds of 250 mph (402 km/h) or higher. While holding over 10 tornado records, the 2018 season holds the most out of any season, including the most amount of violent outbreaks. At least 4 outbreaks were considered "Super Outbreaks", but since the 2018 Super Outbreak happened first, no other outbreak can have a similar name.

22 countries recorded at least 1 tornado, and the US territories of Guam and Puerto Rico even recorded tornadoes. The U.S. state of Oklahoma had the most tornadoes out of all of the US states with a record 1,332 confirmed tornadoes.

Synopsis

Worldwide Total

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
7,013 3,037 1,966 1,084 528 344 54



United States

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
4,323 1,822 1,188 709 362 247 46



Canada

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
171 80 55 26 7 2 1



France

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
109 48 33 19 5 2 2



Bangladesh

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
314 93 78 65 49 29 0



India

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
268 89 67 51 36 22 0



China

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
135 59 38 19 12 7 0



Japan

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
40 24 13 3 0 0 0



Italy

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
96 45 30 14 5 1 1



Argentina

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
145 56 34 30 11 3 1



Australia

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
30 18 10 2 0 0 0



Russia

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
47 26 14 7 0 0 0



Brazil

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
139 48 43 24 15 8 1



Turkey

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
57 22 17 11 7 0 0



New Zealand

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
55 27 22 6 0 0 0



Poland

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
50 18 21 10 1 0 0



South Africa

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
56 29 18 9 0 0 0



Uruguay

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
118 44 25 20 13 6 0



Mexico

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
68 28 17 12 1 0 0



Germany

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
130 42 40 28 16 3 1



England

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
119 38 32 27 17 4 1



Puerto Rico

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
44 20 11 6 5 2 0



Guam

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
78 35 21 12 6 4 0



Chad

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
8 2 2 2 1 1 0



Portugal

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
46 12 14 10 7 3 0



Season Records

Main Article: Tornado Records (Hitman)

  1. Most tornadoes in a year (US) - 4,283
  2. Fastest moving violent tornado - 2018 Tushka, Oklahoma tornado - 99+ mph
  3. Tornadoes that caused $1 billion+ in damages - 15 tornadoes
  4. Costliest Tornado Season - $425.385 billion
  5. Deadliest Tornado Season - 33,731 deaths (US only)
  6. Most Active January - 235 tornadoes
  7. Most Active March - 532 tornadoes
  8. Most Active May - 1,951 tornadoes
  9. Most Active July - 309 tornadoes
  10. Most Active August - 135 tornadoes
  11. Most Active September - 364 tornadoes
  12. Most Active October - 173 tornadoes
  13. Most Active December - 201 tornadoes

Events

All tornadoes that occur in US territories will count as the US total for the month.

January

235 tornadoes were confirmed in the U.S.

500 tornadoes were confirmed in the whole month

Confirmed Total (US)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
235 69 42 23 11 2 1



Confirmed Total (Rest of World)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
265 109 77 43 24 12 0


In all, 235 tornadoes touched down in the US, including 2 EF4's and an EF5. 265 tornadoes were confirmed outside the US for a total of 500 tornadoes. 12 EF4's were also confirmed outside the US.

January 2 (US)

Main article: January 2, 2018 tornado outbreak

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
15 8 7 0 0 0 0



January 2 (Rest of World)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
7 4 2 1 0 0 0


An F2 was confirmed in the French countryside, killing 1. 4 EF0's were confirmed in the Canadian province of Alberta, causing minimal damage. An EF1 was confirmed 10 miles west of Shanghai in China, killing 3 as their car was thrown into a house.

January 5 (Argentina)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
6 0 2 1 3 0 0


A total of 6 tornadoes touched down in Argentina, 3 of them were rated F3. 2 other were rated an F1 and another was rated at F2. All 3 F3's caused considerable damage to the town Salta, killing up to 12 people. The F2 destroyed a mobile home, injuring 3. The F1 uprooted a few trees and considerable damage was down to a small shop.

January 6
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
6 3 1 2 0 0 0


A minor thunderstorm produced a couple tornadoes in Dixie Alley. 8 injuries were reported in all from two EF2's in Texas. 3 EF0's touched down in Kansas and Oklahoma, as well as an EF1 in Nebraska. $1.6 milion in damages was done as well as 8 injured.

January 10
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
7 2 1 2 1 1 0


A low pressure system dropped a couple twisters over the Southwestern and Midwest United States. An EF4 spawned near Seymour, Texas, causing $450 million in damages. An EF3 touched down near Mobile, Alabama as well. 2 EF0's, 2 EF2's, and an EF1 touched down on the border of Oklahoma and Kansas.

January 14

Main Article: January 14, 2018 Midwest tornado outbreak

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
30 14 7 4 4 1 0


A supercell formed over the Great Plains and the pressure dropped and spawned a total of 30 tornadoes. The strongest, an EF4, killed 3 near Parkersburg, Iowa. The other 29 tornadoes all touched down between Dallas and Waco in 4.5 hours.

January 15 (India and Bangladesh)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
112 45 31 22 9 5 0


After Super Cyclone Sagar, a huge storm fast over India and Bangladesh causing a total of 112 tornadoes to touch down. An F4 killed 547 people in one of the deadliest tornadoes in recent history.

January 15

Main Article: 2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
1 0 0 0 0 0 1


A violent, EF5 rated tornado caused catastrophic damage around Washington, Oklahoma, killing 63. In addition, the tornado injured 147 and caused $12.2 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

January 16 (China)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
133 59 36 19 12 7 0


After a huge storm strengthened over Japan, it transitioned to China where 133 tornadoes touched down. 7 EF4 tornadoes touched down, killing a combined 342 people.

January 17
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
87 39 32 14 2 0 0


After the dissipation of Tropical Storm Alberto, the cyclone spawned nearly 100 tornadoes, most of them weak. Both EF3's touched down in Phil Campbell and Hackleburg, Alabama where an EF5 hit nearly 7 years prior.

January 27 (US and Canada)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
94 41 32 15 6 0 0


Another major outbreak occured as Tropical Depression Three produced 3 different huge supercells. Like the outbreak 10 days prior, most of twisters were weak tornadoes.

February

43 tornadoes were confirmed in the U.S.

151 tornadoes were confirmed in the whole month

Confirmed Total (US)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
43 17 13 7 3 3 0



Confirmed Total (Rest of World)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
151 73 56 18 4 0 0


Even though there was only 43 reports of tornadoes, 3 of them were rated EF4's. 151 tornadoes were confirmed outside the US, including 4 EF3's.

February 3

Main Article: 2018 Meridian Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
1 0 0 0 0 1 0


An EF4 spawned in Meridian, Mississippi, causing 7 deaths, 21 injuries, and $155 million (2018 USD) in damages.

February 4

Main Article: 2018 Hopewell Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
1 0 0 0 1 0 0


An EF3 dropped near Hopewell, Mississippi, causing 7 fatalities and 27 injuries.

February 7
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
38 17 12 7 2 0 0


A low pressure system dropped over the Rockies and 38 tornadoes were confirmed in Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. 2 EF3's touched down near Marquette, Kansas that caused considerable damage. 17 EF0's, 12 EF1's, and 7 EF2's touched down all by the Wyoming-Nebraska-Colorado state line.

February 11 (Italy)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
19 7 12 0 0 0 0


A low pressure system spawned over Italy and spawned a total of 19 tornadoes, all rated F0 or F1.

February 16 (Russia and Australia)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
48 29 16 3 0 0 0


A severe thunderstorm spawned tornadoes in Russia before shifting way south, hitting Australia, spawning more twisters.

February 20

Main Article: 2018 Carrollton-Carroll Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
3 0 1 0 0 2 0


An EF4 spawned near Loyal Valley, Texas along with an EF1 satellite. The EF4 had wins speeds of 195 miles per hour, killing 3. That EF4 was disputed but the rating stood at high-end EF4. Another EF4 spawned in Carrollton, Missouri, killing 4.

February 21 (Argentina and Brazil)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
39 19 13 4 2 1 0


A huge supercell spawned 33 tornadoes in Brazil, including an F4 that killed 16, and 6 more tornadoes in Argentina.

February 22 (France)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
13 6 5 1 1 0 0


A strong thunderstorm produced over a dozen tornadoes, wreaking havoc on the French countryside.

February 28 (Canada)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
84 37 28 15 4 0 0


March

532 tornadoes were confirmed in the U.S.

587 tornadoes were confirmed in the whole month

Confirmed Total (US)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
532 245 196 85 8 3 1



Confirmed Total (Rest of World)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
55 34 17 4 0 0 0


A record March total of 532 tornadoes touched down in the US, including 8 EF3's, 3 EF4's, and an EF5. Outside the US, 55 tornadoes were confirmed, 51 of them either EF0 or EF1.

March 13
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
38 16 9 11 2 0 0


A minor outbreak occured in Dixie Alley after a cyclone dissipated, causing almost 40 tornadoes to touch down. Both EF3's touched down in Georgia, along with EF0-EF2's recorded from Florida up to Ohio.

March 17 (Poland)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
7 4 3 0 0 0 0


A supercell that spawned over Poland spawned a total of 7 tornadoes, 4 F0's and 3 F1's.

March 19 (South Africa)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
17 12 4 1 0 0 0


After a supercell spawned over Europe 2 days earlier, the same storm spawned over a dozen tornadoes, causing minimal damage.

March 21 (Turkey)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
6 4 2 0 0 0 0


After a thunderstorm developed over Eastern Turkey, 6 weak tornadoes touched down causing almost no damage.

March 23-24

Main Articles: March 2018 Tornado Outbreak and 2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
482 217 186 69 6 3 1


After the dissipation of Hurricane Chris, a post tropical cyclone storm dropped almost 500 tornadoes around all the Contiguous US with all 48 states recording at least 3 tornadoes each. An EF5 caused up to $990 million in damages near Tescott, Kansas, killing 17. 200 of the 217 EF0's were recorded in every state but Kansas. 3 high-end rated EF4's dropped in between Oklahoma City and Mustang, killing 15 in all. An EF3 spawned near Champions Gate in Four Corners, Florida where a record EF5 tornado would hit a little more that a month later. 2 other EF3's were recording in Laramie, Wyoming.

March 26 (Japan)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
15 8 5 2 0 0 0


A weak, dissipating storm dropped 15 tornadoes all around Japan. 16 were killed when an F2 hit a resturant in the heart of Osaka.

March 29 (New Zealand)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
7 4 3 0 0 0 0


A weak low pressure system spawned 7 tornadoes in New Zealand causing minimal damage.

March 31 (US and Canada)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
21 14 1 6 0 0 0


A large supercell spawned a total of 21 tornadoes in the southern tip of Canada and the Northern tip of the US.

April

219 tornadoes were confirmed in the U.S.

238 tornadoes were confirmed in the whole month

Confirmed Total (US)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
219 111 66 28 8 4 2


A total of 219 tornadoes touched down in the US in April, including 4 EF4's and 2 EF5's. Outside the US, there was 19 total tornadoes, all of them either EF0 or EF1.

Confirmed Total (Rest of World)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
19 13 6 0 0 0 0



April 2
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
77 31 31 16 4 1 0


After a cyclone dissipated near Mexico, the leftovers caused nearly 80 twisters to drop. All EF0's, EF1's, and EF2's dropped in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. 2 EF3's touched down in Minnesota and another EF3 was confirmed in Montana and another in Indiana. The only EF4 that touched down happened near Spencer, South Dakota, killing 4.

April 5
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
27 16 8 2 1 0 0


A low pressure system produced a few supercells in Dixie Alley that spawned 27 tornadoes. An EF3 was confirmed near Rock Hill, South Carolina. 16 EF0's, 8 EF1's, and 2 EF2's were confirmed in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

April 8 (Canada)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
19 13 6 0 0 0 0


A cold front produced by the small outbreak in the US three days prior caused 19 tornadoes to touch down, all rated EF0 or EF1. All tornadoes touched down either in Ontario or Manitoba.

April 12
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
29 13 9 4 2 1 0


After a tropical depression dissipated, the cyclone dropped nearly 30 tornadoes. An EF4 was confirmed near Katie, Oklahoma and 2 EF3's near Sulphur, Oklahoma. One of the EF3's in Sulphur had winds speeds over 200 miles per hour, but no EF5 damage was found. That EF3 killed 6.

April 14

Main Article: 2018 Nashville Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
28 26 0 0 0 1 1


An EF4 touched down in Nashville suburbs, killing 120, and injuring 600. An EF5 also spawned near Pennsboro, West Virginia, killing 7. Another 26 EF0's touched down in Tennessee.

April 23

Main Article: 2018 Ripley Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
2 0 0 0 0 1 1


An EF5 dropped in New Albany, Ohio, causing 51 fatalities and unspeakable damage. An EF4 also spawned in Ripley, Mississippi, killing 11, causing 112 injuries and $260 million (2018 USD) in damages.

April 26
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
25 11 9 4 1 0 0


A cold front that formed over the Pacific the previous day moved into Tornado and Dixie Alley, causing 25 tornadoes to touch down. An EF3 was confirmed near McComb, Mississippi.

April 27
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
25 14 9 2 0 0 0


Another small outbreak occurred from the cold front that spawned also 25 tornadoes caused 2 EF2's, both in Lone Grove, Oklahoma killing 2 when the stronger EF2 destroyed a mobile home.

May

1,951 tornadoes were confirmed in the U.S.

2,333 tornadoes were confirmed in the whole month

Confirmed Total (US)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
1,911 840 514 303 144 79 31



Confirmed (Rest of World)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
422 140 181 82 18 1 0


A record total of 1,910 tornadoes touched down in the US, including a monthly record of 78 EF4's and an also monthly record of 31 EF5's. Outside the US, 422 tornadoes were confirmed, including an EF4.

May 1-4

Main Articles: 2018 Super Outbreak; List of Tornadoes in the 2018 Super Outbreak ; 2018 Oklahoma City Tornado; 2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado; and 2018 Houston-Pasadena Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
782 419 154 66 50 76 17


Between May 1st and May 4th, a historic outbreak occurred all over the United States, causing a record confirmed 782 tornadoes. All states recorded tornadoes, even Hawaii and Alaska. A record of 93 confirmed EF4/EF5 tornadoes touched down, most of them in Tornado Alley. The first tornado was an EF3 in Tulsa, OK and the last tornado was an EF5 in Xenia, OH.

A large outbreak was possible for May 1–4 as the SPC issued a moderate risk of severe weather for four consecutive days, centered over Tornado and Dixie Allies. By the late-evening hours of May 1, several tornadoes had been reported across a few states, including multiple which caused significant damage in Oklahoma and Nebraska. At 3:25 pm CST (2025 UTC), the SPC issued a PDStornado watch for much of Oklahoma and parts of Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Kansas. Tornadoes were scattered that day until early evening, when a huge, intense tornadic cell tracked near the areas of Kansas, Nebraska, and the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and a tornado emergency was declared for Stanton-Pilger Nebraska. A 1.5 mile (2.4 km) wide EF5 tornado then caused catastrophic damage in Moore. At least 29 people are known to have died in the city with 1,205 more injured.

Road surface stripped by multiples EF5 tornadoes around Chapman, Kansas. The 3rd EF5 killed an incredible 694 people.

On May 2, a large tornado struck suburbs of Orlando, Florida killing a record 16,763 people. The Orlando mayor called the damage "catastrophic." A day later, an EF5 rated tornado hit the northern suburbs of Houston, Texas, shortly thereafter, killing over 4,000 people. Television reporters in Houston, filming the tornado, reported that even from miles away, the funnel was so wide that they could not zoom their cameras out far enough to get the entire funnel into the frame at once. Over 340 tornadoes were reported during the SPC's reporting day of May 2 (12:00 am EST) to May 3 (12:00 am EST). 27,760 tornadic deaths were confirmed as a result of the outbreak, with as many as 16,763 in Florida alone. The overall death toll also includes 4,147 deaths in Texas, 1,534 in Oklahoma, 708 in Kansas, 232 in Ohio, 43 in Idaho, 23 in Nebraska, 19 in Colorado, 11 in Alabama, 10 in Indiana, 4 in South Dakota, 3 in Missouri, and 2 in Tennessee according to state officials.

On May 5, President Donald Trump approved multiple Governor's request's for emergency federal assistance including search and rescue support.

On May 6, 2018, the National Weather Service sent out people to survey the damage; however, with the large number of tornadoes across Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas, the reports were not finalized for months. By May 7, the death toll from the event (including death tolls from flooding and other severe weather) stood at more than 27,830 people across 13 states. The outbreak caused over $129 billion in damages.

The outbreak is still the costliest and deadliest tornado outbreak in US history.

May 5 (Canada)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
42 19 12 8 2 1 0


A strong system from the previous 4 days outbreak caused 42 twisters to drop. An EF4 was confirmed in Humboldt, SAS.

May 6 (Poland)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
43 14 18 10 1 0 0


A thunderstorm that would transition all over Europe dropped an F3 in Poland.

May 7 (France)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
48 21 16 9 2 0 0


The same thunderstorm from the previous day dropped 2 F3 tornadoes in the French countryside.

May 8 (Italy)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
48 24 16 6 2 0 0


The same thunderstorm from the previous couple of days formed a supercell which spawned 2 F3's in Italy.

May 9 (Turkey)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
51 18 15 11 7 0 0


The last tornadoes in Europe happened in Turkey where 7 F3's touched down.

May 10 (New Zealand)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
48 23 19 6 0 0 0


A bunch of mostly weak tornadoes touched down in New Zealand. However, 6 tornadoes were rated EF2.

May 11 (South Africa)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
39 17 14 8 0 0 0


A thunderstorm that formed a supercell dropped nearly 40 tornadoes, 8 of them rated EF2.

May 12 (Russia)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
25 12 8 5 0 0 0


25 tornadoes touched down in Russia, 5 of them rated F2.

May 13 (Argentina)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
72 31 26 15 0 0 0


A total of 72 tornadoes touched down in Argentina, 15 of them rated F2.

May 14 (Mexico)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
61 28 17 12 4 0 0


61 tornadoes touched down in Mexico, 4 of them rated F3. This outbreak killed 29.

May 15 (Japan)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
25 16 8 1 0 0 0


25 tornadoes touched down in Japan, including an F2.

May 15

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak of May 15, 2018

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
143 45 41 34 15 5 3


A large weather system that developed over the Gulf of Mexico spawned a total of 142 tornadoes.

5 of the EF0's touched down between Binger, Oklahoma and Chickasha, Oklahoma before a large EF2 touched down, causing considerate damage. An EF4 touched down along with 2 EF0's, an EF1 and an EF3. Another EF4 touched down after the first of three EF5's touched down. 2 EF2's touched down along with an EF1 and an EF4 near Medora, North Dakota.

Another EF4 touched down near Tescott, Kansas where an EF5 hit nearly a month earlier. An EF2 along with an EF3 touched down around Tescott. 6 EF0's, 3 EF1's, and an EF2 spawned near Red Rock, Oklahoma before the second EF5 touched down, causing huge damage. An EF0 also touched down as a satellite tornado.

The last few tornadoes touched down in Denton, Texas. The first 16 tornadoes touched down, all rated EF0 or EF1. The 17th tornado, A17, was rated EF5.

In all, this outbreak caused 100 deaths, 561 injuries and $1.12 billion in damages.

May 16 (Uruguay)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
30 17 12 1 0 0 0


A total of 30 tornadoes touched down in Uruguay, including an F2.

May 16

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak of May 16, 2018

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
125 49 36 21 13 6 0


After the dissipation of Hurricane Kirk, the cyclone caused 124 tornadoes to touch down. 5 EF4's were confirmed. An EF4 touched down near Millersport, OH which caused 6 fatalities and 78 injuries, and another EF4 near Foley, Alabama caused 11 fatalities and 123 injuries. Another 2 EF4's touched down: one in Gillette, Wyoming caused 4 deaths and injuries and an EF4 near Oakdale, North Dakota caused 7 deaths and 24 injuries. The Bennington, Kansas EF4 caused 25 deaths and 159 injuries. Another EF4 past just to the north of Sherman, Texas, causing 13 deaths and 64 injuries.

A total of 66 people died, 448 injuries, and $12.36 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

May 21-26

Main Articles: Tornado Outbreak sequence of May 21-26, 2018; 2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado; and 2018 Smithville, Mississippi Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
563 202 183 109 42 21 6


Between May 21st and May 26th, an outbreak occurred all over the United States, that was very similar to the size of the 2018 Super Outbreak 3 weeks earlier. Many states recorded tornadoes, a total of 39 states recorded at least one. A total of 25 confirmed EF4/EF5 tornadoes touched down, many of them in Tornado Alley or Dixie Alley . The first tornado was an EF2 in Macon, GA and the last tornado was an EF0 in Amherst, MA.

A large outbreak was possible for May 21–26 as the SPC issued a moderate risk of severe weather for five consecutive days, centered over Tornado and Dixie Allies. By the late-evening hours of May 21, several tornadoes had been reported across a few states, including multiple which caused significant damage in Tennessee and Indiana. At 3:25 am CST (2025 UTC), the SPC issued a PDStornado watch for much of Indiana and parts of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Tornadoes were scattered that day until early evening, when a huge, intense tornadic cell tracked near the areas of Kansas, Nebraska, and Arkansas and a tornado emergency was declared for Vilonia, Arkansas. A 2.3 mile (2.4 km) wide EF5 tornado then caused catastrophic damage in Vilonia. At least 95 people are known to have died in the city with 1,739 more injured.

Multiple areas were devastated by an EF5 tornado around Hackleburg, Alabama.

On May 21, a record 2.8 mile wide EF3 tornado struck Smithville, Mississippi killing up to 34 people. The Alabama governor called the damage "unthinkable." Two day slater, two EF5 rated tornadoes hit Fort Rice, North Dakota shortly thereafter, killing 248 people, killing 124 each. 174 tornadoes were reported during the SPC's reporting day of 1200Z May 24 (7:00 am CDT) to 1200Z May 25 (7:00 am CDT). 807 tornadic deaths were confirmed as a result of the outbreak, with as many as 248 in North Dakota alone. The overall death toll also includes 167 deaths in Alabama, 156 in Oklahoma, 95 in Arkansas, 47 in Mississippi, 44 in Alabama, and 27 in Tennessee, according to state officials.

On May 28, President Donald Trump approved Governor Doug Burgum's request for emergency federal assistance including search and rescue support. On May 31, 2011, the National Weather Service sent out people to survey the damage; however, with the large number of tornadoes across Oklahoma, Alabama, and Indiana, the reports were not finalized for months. By May 28, the death toll from the event (including death tolls from flooding and other severe weather) stood at more than 780 people across 7 states. The outbreak caused over $11.3 billion in damages.

The outbreak is still one of the costliest and third deadliest tornado outbreak in US history.

May 30-31

Main Articles: Tornado Outbreak of May 30-31, 2018 and 2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
300 111 88 61 24 11 5


One final outbreak occurred at the very May which caused exactly 300 tornadoes to spawn.

6 of the 11 EF4's were rated high-end EF4's, causing borderline EF5 damage. All EF4's/EF5's occured in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas, where the entire outbreak occurred. The outbreak caused 877 deaths, Oklahoma had 516, followed by Texas with 221 and last was Kansas with 140.

In all, 877 fatalities, 6,501 injuries, and $54.7 billion (2018 USD) in damages occurred as of a result of this horrific outbreak.

June

260 tornadoes were confirmed in the U.S.

388 tornadoes were confirmed in the whole month

Confirmed Total (US)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
260 89 57 49 39 21 5



Confirmed Total (Rest of World)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
128 41 35 27 17 8 0


A total of 260 tornadoes touched down in the US, including 21 EF4's and 5 EF5's. Outside the US, 8 EF4's were confirmed.

June 3
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
42 16 12 8 4 2 0


A large storm that developed over the Dakotas spawned 42 tornadoes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The strongest tornadoes were 2 EF4's near Lake Wilson, Minnesota. The tornadoes caused 17 fatalities, 139 injuries, and $1.2 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

June 7
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
61 23 16 12 9 1 0


The same storm from four days prior dropped 61 twisters, including an EF4 near Girvin, Texas, causing 3 deaths, 23 injuries, and $1 billion in damages.

June 11
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
59 26 11 15 6 1 0


A dissipating storm spawned 59 twisters, including an EF4 near Broken Bow, Oklahoma, killing 1 and injuring 37.

June 16

Main Article: June 16, 2018 Tornado Outbreak

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
7 1 2 2 0 1 1


A minor outbreak that started in the Midwest dropped an EF5 in Monticello, Indiana, killing 7, and an EF4 near Kiro, Kansas, killing 9.

In all, this small outbreak killed 16, 309 injured and caused $227,147,000 in damages.

June 21

Main Articles: June 21, 2018 Tornado Outbreak; 2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado and 2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
31 0 0 1 12 14 4


An outbreak caused by a tropical depression dissipation dropped 31 tornadoes, 30 of them rated EF3+. The was noted by scientists as one of the most violent 1 day outbreaks ever, causing 14 EF4's in a span of just over 15 hours. All tornadoes occurred in the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas.

8 of the EF4's occurred in Oklahoma, 4 in Kansas, and the final 2 occurred in Texas. With 3 of the 4 EF5's occurring in Oklahoma, the state had 23 confirmed tornadoes including the lone EF2 and 11 of the 12 EF3's. Kansas followed with 6, and Texas had 2 EF4's. The death toll from the outbreak reached 560. The deaths reached 403 in Oklahoma, 128 in Kansas, and 29 in Texas.

In all. 560 were perished, 15,817 were injured, and $30.129 billion in damages was done.

June 22 (Brazil)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
40 14 12 8 4 2 0


Multiple tornadoes touched down in Brazil caused by the US storm from the previous day. 2 F4's touched down, causing 265 deaths and over 6,000 injuries. Another 2 were killed by a high-end F3.

June 24 (Uruguay)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
88 27 23 19 13 6 0


Almost 90 tornadoes touched down in Uruguay, causing 716 deaths, all from the combined F4 tornadoes.

June 25
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
5 4 0 0 1 0 0


A family of tornadoes that hit near Oakfield, Wisconsin caused 1 death and 17 injuries.

June 29
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
55 19 16 11 7 2 0



July

309 tornadoes were confirmed in the U.S.

766 tornadoes were confirmed in the whole month

Confirmed Total (US)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
309 108 82 63 33 20 3



Confirmed Total (Rest of World)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
457 152 130 96 55 17 7


A record monthly July total of 309 tornadoes touched down, including 20 EF4's and 3 EF5's. 457 tornadoes were confirmed outside the US, including 17 EF4's and 7 EF5's.

July 2

Main Article: July 2, 2018 Tornado Outbreak

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
45 17 12 9 5 2 0


On the day of July 2, a 45 tornado outbreak in the Great Plains and Southeastern United States caused 17 EF0's, 12 EF1's, 9 EF2's, 5 EF3's, and 2 EF4's to touch down. An EF4 was confirmed in Goldsby, Oklahoma, killing 19. Another EF4 dropped in Perryville, Missouri, killing 10.

In all, 51 people died, another 885 were injured, and $2.97 billion was done in damages.

July 6-7
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
57 19 16 13 5 3 0


A system of dry air and instability in the atmosphere caused nearly 60 twisters to touch down. 3 EF4's were confirmed between Jarrell, Texas and Oklahoma City on July 7, killing a total of 97. A total of $9.01 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

July 9 (Argentina and Brazil)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
61/66 19/21 16/18 14/12 8/9 3/5 1/1


Over 120 tornadoes spawned in South America's two largest countries. including 2 F5 tornadoes.

The Argentina F5 killed 358, while the Brazil F5 killed 99. In all, 457 died, over 10,000 were injured and $5.65 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

July 10 (Italy)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
39 14 12 8 3 1 1


An outbreak occurred in Europe over 4 days, starting in Italy. Nearly 40 tornadoes touched down, including an F4 and an F5. The F5 killed 135 and the F4 killed 16.

In all, the F4 and F5 killed 151, injured 1,035 and caused $2.35 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

July 11 (Germany)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
130 42 40 28 16 3 1


The second day of the European outbreak caused 130 twister drop in Germany, including an F5 that killed 97 and 3 F4's that killed a combined 103. 42 F0's, 40 F1's, 28 F2's, and 16 F3's touched down in Germany's largest tornado outbreak ever. In all, the outbreak killed 200, injured over 5,900 and caused $6.6 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

July 12 (France)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
9 5 2 1 0 0 1


The second to last day of the outbreak caused a mere 9 twisters in France, including an F5 that killed 9. In all, the twister caused $10 million in damages while injuring 6.

July 13 (England)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
119 38 32 27 17 4 1


The last day of the European Outbreak caused 119 tornadoes to touch down. An F5 in Birmingham killed 196. 4 F4's killed a combined 63, while injuring over 16,000.

In all, 259 were killed, along with over 22,000 injuries and $7.4 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

July 18-21

Main Articles: Tornado Outbreak Sequence of July 18-21, 2018; 2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado; 2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado; 2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
162 56 43 30 17 13 3


A post-tropical cyclone from Hurricane Nadine caused 162 twisters to drop around the Contiguous United States, including 3 EF5's between Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A total of 56 EF0's, 43 EF1's, 30 EF2's, 17 EF3's, 13 EF4's, and 3 EF5's touched down during the outbreak. Out of 719 deaths, 505 of them were from the 3 EF5's.

The deadliest and costliest tornado was the Tushka, OK EF5 on July 18. In all, the Tuska EF5 killed 296, injured 561, and caused $3.91 billion in damages. 33 deaths occurred from EF2's, 36 from EF3's and the final 145 from EF4's.

In all, 719 died, 7,247 more were injured, and a thirdly record of $28.449 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

July 23
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
44 16 11 9 6 2 0



A tropical disturbance developed in the Gulf of Mexico on July 21, bringing instability to the Gulf Coast as a result. The NWS SPC issued an Enhanced Risk for severe weather. An EF4 caused 4 deaths near Snyder, Oklahoma and another EF4 caused 3 deaths near Tanner, Alabama.

In all, 16 people were perished, 1,745 were injured, and $2.26 billion in damages was done.

July 28 (France)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
33 13 10 6 2 1 1


A low pressure frontal system caused over 30 tornadoes to touch down, including an F4 and an F5. In all, 467 died, 12,941 were injured, and $5.78 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

August

135 tornadoes were confirmed in the U.S.

147 tornadoes were confirmed in the whole month

Confirmed Total (US)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
135 58 32 19 14 11 1



Confirmed Total (Rest of World)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
12 4 3 2 1 1 1


A total of 135 tornadoes touched down in the US, including 11 EF4's and an EF5. Outside the US, only 12 tornadoes were confirmed, including an EF4 and an EF5.

August 2-4

Main Articles: Tornado Outbreak Sequence of August 2-4, 2018 and 2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
60 22 16 9 7 5 1


High amounts of instability in the atmosphere and storms that formed in Europe strengthened over the Atlantic Ocean and caused this outbreak to form supercells and cause many strong and violent twisters.

Extensive damage occurred as of a result from this outbreak, including: destroyed homes, restaurants, businesses, and multiple factories, damage to millions of trees, thousands of cars were also either damaged, destroyed or never located. Multiple buildings were as extensively damaged from a few EF2's and EF3's.

The Prague, OK EF5 had one of the highest recorded wind speeds of the entire 2018 Tornado Season.

The outbreak also is known for it's damage, causing over $16.8 billion (2018 USD) in damages. The state of Oklahoma had the most tornadoes with a total number of 49 tornadoes. Just like the 2018 Super Outbreakthe state recorded the most tornadoes in an outbreak.

In all, 262 were killed, 5,175 more were injured, and $16.88 billion (2018 USD) in damages occurred. The outbreak still remains the 5th costliest outbreak ever.

August 6 (Guam and Puerto Rico)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
16/12 12/9 2/2 0/0 0/1 2/0 0/0


Two separate tropical outbursts spawned a total of 28 tornadoes: 16 in Guam and 12 in Puerto Rico. Mostly weak tornadoes, an EF3 did spawn in Puerto Rico, while 2 EF4's spawned in Guam.

In all, 34 were killed, 718 were injured, and $650 million in damages was done.

August 24 (Canada)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
12 4 3 2 1 1 1


A tropical cyclone caused 12 twisters to drop in Canada, including and EF3 and EF4 near Lindsay, Ontario and an EF5 near Elie, Manitoba.

In all, 76 were killed, another 1,201 were injured, and $2.03 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

August 28
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
47 15 12 10 6 4 0


An outbreak occurred over a one day stretch from high amounts of humidity and instability in the atmosphere caused by the outbreak in Canada from 4 days prior.

27 minor tornadoes touched down, along with 16 significant tornadoes. 4 EF4's also touched down between Broken Bow and Antlers, Oklahoma, killing a total of 64 and causing $3.96 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

In all however, 78 were killed, 1,865 were injured, and $4.2 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

September

364 tornadoes were confirmed in the U.S.

368 tornadoes were confirmed in the whole month

Confirmed Total (US)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
364 120 89 84 53 37 1



Confirmed Total (Rest of World)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
4 3 0 1 0 0 0


A September record of 364 tornadoes touched down in the US, including 37 EF4's and an EF5. Outside the US, a record low of 4 tornadoes touched down, an EF2 and 3 EF0's.

September 6
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
61 21 16 12 8 4 0


During Category 5 Hurricane Valerie, 61 tornadoes touched down in the Southern United States, including 4 EF4's between Jasper and Cullman, Alabama, killing a total of 97 people. 8 EF3's were also confirmed between Estero and Ruskin, Florida, killing a total of 123 people.

In all, 220 people died, an additional 4,575 people were injured, and $4.9 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

September 8 (Russia)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
4 3 0 1 0 0 0


A small and brief outbreak occurred in Russia, causing 3 F0's and an F2. 2 were killed, 27 were injured, and $2 million (2018 USD) in damages was done.

September 11

Main Articles: 2018 Northeastern Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak and 2018 Bixby, Oklahoma Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
7 0 0 0 0 6 1


A violent outbreak caused by record-breaking Category 5 Hurricane Zachary caused 7 violent tornadoes to touchdown in Northeastern Oklahoma. An EF5 was confirmed in Bixby, killing 24, injuring 1,969, and causing $5.94 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

Another 6 EF4's killed a total of 81, injuring 1,930 and causing $12.17 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

In all, 105 were killed, another 1,969 were injured, and $17.11 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

September 15
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
233 74 56 51 38 24 0


A large outbreak occurred as of a result of a post tropical depression, causing multiple violent thunderstorms and supercells to spawn hundreds of weak and violent tornadoes.

A total 233 tornadoes touched down, including 110 weak tornadoes, 89 significant tornadoes. and 24 violent tornadoes touched down.

All EF4's were between Houston and Omaha. In all, 661 were killed, 11,095 more were injured, and $12.61 bilion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

September 18
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
39 16 11 7 4 1 0


A smaller sized outbreak occurred as of a result of low pressure as high amounts of instability in the atmosphere. While most of the tornadoes were either EF0 or EF1, a dozen of the tornadoes were EF3+

The only killer tornado was an EF4 in Slayer Park, Ohio that killed 7.

Damage from the outbreak reached $2.16 billion (2018 USD), along with the 7 fatalities and 324 injuries.

September 30
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
24 9 6 4 3 2 0


Deep rotating updrafts was the cause of this minor outbreak that killed 15, injured 91, and cause $1 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

October

173 tornadoes were confirmed in the U.S.

650 tornadoes were confirmed in the whole month

Confirmed Total (US)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
173 60 48 33 23 8 1



Confirmed Total (Rest of World)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
477 138 106 96 77 50 0


An October record of 173 tornadoes touched down, including 8 EF4's and an EF5. An outside the US record of 477 tornadoes touched down, including 50 EF4's.

October 3
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
31 12 9 6 3 1 0


A severe thunderstorm over the Central US caused over 30 tornadoes to touchdown, including an EF4 near Elmo, Missouri. An EF3 was confirned each in Caddo, Catoosa, and Copan, Oklahoma.

In all, 16 people were killed, 567 were injured, and $1.03 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

October 9
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
18 7 4 4 2 1 0


A coastal updraft produced nearly 20 tornadoes including 2 EF3's and an EF4 near Tupelo, Mississippi.

A total of 8 died, 42 more were injured, and $650 million (2018 USD) in damages.

October 13
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
108 36 31 20 16 5 0


A mid October derecho caused over 100 tornadoes to touch down, including 16 EF3's and 5 EF4's.

In all, 26 people died, $3.78 billion (2018 USD) and an additional 1,576 injuries occurred from this event.

October 17
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
14 4 4 3 2 1 0


A small outbreak caused by high amounts of instability produced 14 tornadoes, including an EF4 near Dodge City, Kansas.

In all, 19 people died, another 276 were injured and costs totaled $49 million (2018 USD).

October 24 (Chad)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
8 2 2 2 1 1 0


A supercell spawned in Chad, causing 8 tornadoes, including a deadly F3 and F4.

In all 168 people died, 459 more were injured, and $430 million (2018 USD) in damages.

October 28 (India and Bangladesh)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
220/249 63/73 54/60 45/49 36/40 22/27 0/0


After the dissipation of Super Cyclone Gaja, nearly 470 tornadoes dropped in India and Bangladesh. 49 F4's touched down, killing 1,763 in India and 8,697 in Bangladesh and 76 F3's killed an additional 231 in India and 841 in Bangladesh.

In all, 11,532 people died: 1,994 in India and 9,538 more in Bangladesh with an additional estimated 265,000 injuries. Also, $11.78 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

October 31

Main Article: 2018 Webster, South Dakota Tornado

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
2 1 0 0 0 0 1


A storm produced over North and South Dakota caused 2 tornadoes to touch down in the city of Webster, including an EF5 that killed 61.

In all, 61 people died, 927 more were injured, and $4.36 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

November

135 tornadoes were confirmed in the U.S.

181 tornadoes were confirmed in the whole month

Confirmed Total (US)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
135 52 39 26 13 5 0



Confirmed Total (Rest of World)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
46 12 14 10 7 3 0


135 confirmed tornadoes touched down in November, including 5 EF4's in the US.

November 9
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
15 6 5 3 1 0 0


A small outbreak caused mostly minor tornadoes, however 4 significant tornadoes touched down, including a large EF3 that killed 2.

In all 2 were killed, 19 more injured, and $467 million (2018 USD) in damages occurred.

November 21 (Guam)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
62 23 19 12 6 2 0


A moderate outbreak caused by low pressure and high amounts of instability in the atmosphere caused 62 tornadoes to drop, including 2 EF4's that killed a combined 53 people. An additional 7 people were killed from other tornadoes.

In all, 60 people died, another 542 were injured, and $679 million (2018 USD) in damages.

November 24
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
26 12 6 5 2 1 0


A strong isolated thunderstorm caused 26 tornadoes to touch down, including 2 EF3's and an EF4. In all, 7 were killed, an additional 669 were injured and $367 million (2018 USD) in damages occurred.

November 28 (Puerto Rico)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
32 11 9 6 4 2 0


A post tropical cyclone that dropped 32 tornadoes killed 666, mostly from the 2 violent EF4's. In all, 666 were killed, an additional 3,024 were injured and $3.47 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

November 30 (Portugal)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
46 12 14 10 7 3 0


After a tropical cyclone went onshore, 46 tornadoes touched down, including 3 F4's.

In all, 451 were killed, another 166,036 were injured, and $11.86 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

December

201 tornadoes were confirmed in the U.S.

203 tornadoes were confirmed in the whole month

Confirmed Total (US)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
201 60 55 41 29 16 0



Confirmed Total (Rest of World)

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
2 0 0 1 0 1 0


A record December number of 201 tornadoes touched down, including 16 EF4's.

December 5
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
121 37 33 27 18 6 0


A low-frontal system with high amounts of instability and humidity collided with air masses over Texas produced by storms from the day previous in Louisiana and Mississippi. This caused a record outbreak in December, with 121 confirmed tornadoes.

6 EF4's were confirmed between Thackerville, Oklahoma and Covington, Tennessee. In all, those violent storms killed 43 and injured over 1600 more. A couple of killer EF2's and EF3's also occurred, as a combined 9 died from those storms.

In all, 52 people died, over 2,000 more people were injured, and $6.16 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

December 23
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
48 17 14 10 6 1 0


Another round of instability was the cause for 48 tornadoes to drop. An EF4 near Cogar, Oklahoma killed 13 as the only deadly tornado of the outbreak as $1 billion (2018 USD) in damages was done.

December 27 (France)
Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
2 0 0 1 0 1 0


2 tornadoes touched down in the French countryside, an F2 that killed 5 and an F4 that killed 65. 70 in all was killed and $500 million (2018 USD) in damages was done.

December 30-31

Main Article: Tornado Outbreak of December 30-31, 2018

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
EF0
Confirmed
EF1
Confirmed
EF2
Confirmed
EF3
Confirmed
EF4
Confirmed
EF5
32 6 8 4 5 9 0


The last outbreak of year happened during the last 2 days of the year. A low-frontal system with multiple strong supercells spawned 16 tornadoes each in Oklahoma and Texas. A total of 32 tornadoes were confirmed, 6 EF0's, 8 EF1's, 4 EF2's, 5 EF3's, and 9 EF4's. 4 of the EF4's and 2 of the EF3's tracked 40+ miles.

A total of 192 people died, another 9,710 were injured, and $24.58 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

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