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Event

West coast Outbreak of 2012
Date of tornado outbreak: May 3rd, 2012
Duration1: 2 hours, 39 minutes- And currently ongoing.
Maximum rated tornado2: F8 tornado
Tornadoes caused: 45
Total Damages: $187.99 billion (2012 USD)
Total Fatalities: 15,873

1Time from first tornado to last tornado
2Most severe tornado damage; see Fujita scale


Imagine if this actually happened.





Anti-Cyclonic Tornadoes

After all the anti-cyclonic tornadoes formed, this brought the amount of cyclonic tornadoes down to 97% and the anti-cyclonic to 3%









Tornado count

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45 6 8 (3 Anti-Cyclonic) 7 (1 anti-cyclonic) 7 (1 Anti-Cyclonic) 6 6 (1 anti-cyclonic) 3 1 1


Tornadoes

List of confirmed tornadoes - May 3rd, 2012
F#
Location
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
West Coast
F5 ESE of Sacramento 0830 37.5 miles 51 deaths - An anti-cyclonic cone tornado caused devastation to a neighborhood and part of a small town near Sacramento.
F1 SE of Seattle 0830 10 miles 1 death - A tornado tore apart a school baseball field and electrocuted a person near one of the big lights.
F0 ESE of San Diego 0831 6 miles 0 deaths - A rope tornado trashed part of the beach.
F1 Los Angeles 0833 9.5 miles 0 deaths - A rope tornado trashed areas of down town los angeles.
F3 Las Vegas 0834 19 miles 12 deaths - A large half mile wide tornado tore apart Las Vegas.
F1 Phoenix 0836 5 miles 1 death - An anti cyclonic tornado only barely formed near an electrical plant, the tornado had winds up-to 110 mph, it was able to cause a failure to a few electrical generators.
F4 NNW of Flagstaff 0840 21 miles 12 deaths - A large half mile wide tornado tore a path near Flagstaff.
F0 S of Phoenix 0844 4.5 miles 0 deaths - A weak tornado tore a path near Phoenix.
F5 Los Angeles 0845 31 miles 20 deaths - A large mile wide tornado tore apart los angeles.
F4 E of Seattle 0847 21 miles 14 deaths - A large half mile wide tornado tore apart a strip mall
F3 NE of Santa Ana 0851 20 miles 10 deaths - A large quarter mile wide tornado tore a path near Santa Ana, this tornado caused damage to an apartment complex and a strip mall.
F2 Anaheim 0855 18 miles 8 deaths - A half-mile wide rain wrapped tornado caused damaged to parts of Anaheim.

Maximum winds with this tornado were recorded at 153 mph

F5 Vancouver 0857 21 miles 65 deaths - A mile wide tornado decimated Vancouver, The tornado was rated F-5, the worst in Vancouver.
F2 W of Sacremento 0902 15.5 miles 6 deaths - A skinny rope tornado tore apart a camp site.
F1 Clovis 0904 8 miles 0 deaths - This tornado was one of two weak tornadoes active at the same time in Clovis, new Mexico.

This tornado- like the second, was anti-cyclonic. It and the second tornado formed at the same second. This one caused some damage to a farm.

F1 Clovis 0904 8 miles 1 death - The second anti-cyclonic tornado of the Clovis storm, co-existed with another tornado at the same time.

This one caused damage to some houses and trashed a walgreen's.

F0 NNW of Albuquerque 0905 4.5 miles 0 deaths - While the Clovis tornadoes were active, a weaker tornado formed near Albuquerque.

This tornado ripped a mail-box from the ground and sent it a mile.

F6 Santa Monica 0915 44.5 miles 411 deaths - A mile and a half wide tornado decimated Santa Monica.
F4 Clovis 0919 19.5 miles 11 deaths - A short time after the other 2 tornadoes dissipated, an even stronger tornado from in almost the same place as one of the two other clovis tornadoes did.

This tornado caused devastation to clovis.

F3 NNW of Phoenix 0925 14.5 miles 3 deaths - A quarter mile wide tornado kicked up tons of dust, and it destroyed a small town near phoenix.
F8 Estes park 0928 65 miles 2,680 deaths - A 475 mph tornado flattened Estes park, Colorardo.
F5 SSW of Albuquerque 0935 37.5 miles 100 deaths - A half-mile wide tornado wiped out a power plant and a small town.
F3 Boulder 0937 20 miles 6 deaths - An anti-cyclonic cone tornado tore through Boulder.
F0 Spokane 0939 6.5 miles 0 deaths - A rain-wrapped tornado trashed Spokane.
F3 Las Vegas 0944 26.5 miles 19 deaths - A massive mile wide tornado caused considerable damage to las vegas.
F1 Estes Park 0949 6 miles 0 deaths - A small tornado tore through the remains of Estes park.
F2 Los Angeles 0957 21.5 miles 12 deaths - A half mile wide tornado caused considerable damage to part of los angeles.
F6 Seattle 1004 36.5 miles 291 deaths - A massive mile wide tornado caused devastation to seattle.
F3 NE of San Diego 1010 25 miles 7 deaths - A relatively small tornado caused considerable damage to a small town, a sonic was completely destroyed.
F4 Anaheim 1011 29.5 miles 18 deaths - A massive mile wide tornado caused major damage to anaheim.
F2 Idaho Falls 1014 20.5 miles 4 deaths - A large quarter mile-wide, anti-cyclonic rain-wrapped tornado tore through Idaho falls.
F1 Colorado City 1018 6 miles 0 deaths - A tornado touched-down in Colorado City, some damage was reported.
F5 Pocatello 1025 56 miles 13 deaths - A small yet powerful tornado tore through pocatello.
F1 Boise 1029 20 miles 3 deaths - A very weak yet long tracked tornado tore through Boise, with winds topping 100 mph, it was strong enough to cause the second floor of a house to collapse in and cause other damage.
F0 S of Sacremento 1030 2.5 miles 0 deaths - A funnel only briefly touched down outside sacremento.
F4 Boise 1033 32 miles 42 deaths - A mile wide tornado destroyed parts of boise.
F3 NNE of Clovis 1035 30 miles 11 deaths - A half mile wide tornado destroyed several neighborhoods outside clovis.
F7 Los Angeles 1039 105 miles 9,500 deaths - A 2 mile wide tornado decimated entire small towns, strip malls, neighborhoods, farms, air ports, hotels, businesses and entire cities- including los Angeles.
F6 N of Spokane 1041 65 miles 2,500 deaths - A mile wide tornado tornado decimated entire small towns, strip malls, neighborhoods, farms, air ports, hotels and businesses.
F2 Tombstone 1045 17 miles 8 deaths - A half mile wide tornado tore through tombstone.
F1 SE of Forks 1046 11 miles 2 deaths - A rather large quarter mile wide F-1 tore through a baseball field.
F5 NE of Santa Monica 1046 27 miles 16 deaths - A mile wide tornado tore through a small town near Santa monica.
F0 ENE of San Francisco 1050 2.5 miles 0 deaths - A tornado only briefly formed outside San Francisco, this tornado only went over grasslands and didn't hit any structures.
F4 Santa Barbara 1100 23.5 miles 17 deaths - A mile wide tornado tore through Santa Barbara
F2 Santa Rosa 1109 12.5 miles 6 deaths - A rope tornado tore through Santa rosa.

some major damage was reported.

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