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Tornado outbreak and floods of April 28 – May 1, 2017

The tornado outbreak and floods of April 28 – May 1, 2017 were a series of severe weather events that affected the central United States, producing life-threatening flooding and a major tornado outbreak. It formed out of a disturbance in the Southwestern United States on April 28, and caused significant impacts, including a heavy snowstorm in the Rockies, and other types of severe weather.[2][3] Up to 3 feet (36 in) of snow fell on the cold side of the system, and up to a foot of rain fell in and around the central parts of the nation.

Tornado outbreak and floods of April 28 – May 1, 2017
Supercells associated with major storm system 2017-04-29 2330Z.jpg
Satellite image of storm system and associated supercells over the state of Texas at 23:30 UTC on April 29
TypeTornado outbreak
Extratropical cyclone
Flood
Winter storm
Blizzard
FormedApril 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
DissipatedMay 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)
Lowest pressure991 mb (29.26 inHg)
Tornadoes confirmed75 confirmed
Max rating1EF4 tornado
Highest winds
Largest hail2.75 inches (7.0 cm) in Pocola, Oklahoma
Maximum snowfall or ice accretionSnow – 39 in (99 cm) near San Isabel, Colorado[1]
Rainfall – 19 in (48 cm) near West Plains, Missouri
Power outages61,200
Casualties5 fatalities (+15 non-tornadic), 70 injuries
Areas affectedHigh Plains, Western United States (Rocky Mountains), Ohio Valley, Upper Midwest, Southeastern United States
1Most severe tornado damage; see Fujita scale
Part of the 2016–17 North American winter and tornado outbreaks of 2017

The most significant and damaging events of the storm unfolded late on April 29, when two large, long-tracked, and powerful wedge tornadoes struck areas near Canton, Texas, the strongest being an EF4. Together, the two tornadoes caused four deaths and many injuries.

Meteorological historyEdit

On April 28, a stationary front drifted across the central United States, associated with cloudiness and showers.[4] By 21:00 UTC, a surface low with a central pressure of 1,003 millibars (29.6 inHg) developed in central Kansas.[5] Shortly afterwards, thunderstorms erupted along the stationary front, which required the National Weather Service to issue some severe weather watches. A few tornadoes touched down, including an EF2 that caused considerable damage near Cameron, Oklahoma. By April 29, a ridge of high pressure centered over the Atlantic Ocean, this helped focus high levels of atmospheric moisture rising from the Gulf of Mexico along the front, causing immense clusters of heavy rain and thunderstorms to slowly progress eastwards – also known as thunderstorm training.[6] Simultaneously, after deepening slightly to 992 millibars (29.3 inHg), the elongated area of low pressure was producing heavy snowfall in parts of Nebraska and Colorado, including Denver. Little change occurred over the next six hours as the front moved slightly eastwards; although a squall line was beginning to form, increasing the threat for large hail, damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes.[7] While the overall setup was not favorable for a widespread tornado outbreak, thunderstorms from earlier in the day left behind an outflow boundary draped across northeastern Texas, resulting in a localized area of enhanced low-level helicity. Deep moisture, high levels of CAPE, and low LCL heights were also present in this area as multiple thunderstorms rode the boundary and dramatically intensified into large tornadic supercells. A violent EF4 wedge tornado developed near Eustace, Texas and passed west of Canton, leveling homes, debarking numerous trees, and killing two people. Two more people were killed by a separate EF3 wedge tornado that passed east of Canton, destroying a car dealership along Interstate 20, tossing numerous vehicles, destroying homes, and causing significant damage further north in the town of Fruitvale. An EF2 tornado also touched down near Log Cabin and dissipated near Eustace, destroying additional homes and a communications tower. Multiple additional weak tornadoes occurred in Texas and in other states that afternoon and evening as well.[8]

Overnight into the early hours of April 30, the activity pushed eastward and a powerful squall line of severe thunderstorms with numerous embedded tornadic circulations swept through the Mississippi Valley.[9] Throughout the day, the low tracked northeast into the Plains and intensified, causing some snowfall in the mountainous regions and in colder places, meanwhile severe weather continued to occur in the South. Forty-two tornadoes occurred across the Southern United States that afternoon and evening, with much of the activity centered in Mississippi. While many of these tornadoes were weak, some were large and wedge-shaped and reached EF2 intensity. One of these strong tornadoes killed one person and caused damage in the town of Durant, Mississippi.[8]

On May 1, another squall line of severe storms developed further to the north. The Storm Prediction Center ended up issuing a tornado watch for parts of Pennsylvania and New York. The storms ended up producing multiple embedded weak tornadoes across the region. Tornadoes were not the primary threat; however, and straight line wind gusts up to 85 mph (137 km/h) were reported in parts of Pennsylvania and New York which caused a significant amount of damage in the impacted areas. Numerous reports of downed trees and power lines were received throughout parts of the Northeastern United States before the event came to an end.[10]

Confirmed tornadoesEdit

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Confirmed tornadoes by Enhanced Fujita rating
EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 23 42 8 1 1 0 75

April 28 eventEdit

List of confirmed tornadoes – Friday, April 28, 2017[note 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Start Coord. Time (UTC) Path length Max width Summary Refs
EF2 W of Cameron Le Flore OK 35°06′06″N 94°34′42″W / 35.1017°N 94.5783°W / 35.1017; -94.5783 (Cameron (Apr. 28, EF2)) 03:36–03:51 8.1 mi (13.0 km) 750 yd (690 m) Mobile homes and outbuildings were destroyed, and frame homes were damaged to a lesser degree. Two metal shipping containers were thrown 50 yards, while a school bus, several cars, tractors, and a dump truck were rolled as well. A bulldozer was dragged, and power poles were snapped. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted as well. [11]
EF1 Goshen Oldham KY 38°23′49″N 85°35′46″W / 38.397°N 85.596°W / 38.397; -85.596 (Goshen (Apr. 28, EF1)) 03:53–03:56 1.29 mi (2.08 km) 250 yd (230 m) Two buildings, including the main worship center, were damaged at a large church facility in town. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted; some trees damaged the roofs and gutters of houses. Power lines and power poles were downed. Several residences sustained significant roof damage, and barns were damaged as well. [12]

April 29 eventEdit

List of confirmed tornadoes – Saturday, April 29, 2017[note 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Start Coord. Time (UTC) Path length Max width Summary Refs
EF1 WNW of Natchitoches Natchitoches LA 31°45′26″N 93°08′44″W / 31.7571°N 93.1455°W / 31.7571; -93.1455 (Bellefonte (Apr. 29, EF1)) 19:24–19:28 1.96 mi (3.15 km) 290 yd (270 m) One home sustained roof damage while a second had several windows blown out and lost some of its siding. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted, one of which landed on a workshop. Another falling tree crushed a house, and a dock was destroyed at Sibley Lake. [13]
EF1 WNW of Bellefonte Boone AR 36°12′31″N 93°04′37″W / 36.2087°N 93.0769°W / 36.2087; -93.0769 (Bellefonte (Apr. 29, EF1)) 20:16–20:18 1.89 mi (3.04 km) 100 yd (91 m) Several trees were snapped or uprooted, some of which landed on homes. Homes sustained roof, window, and siding damage. Wooden projectiles were speared into tree branches and the ground. A metal canoe was thrown and impaled on a metal storage rack. One large home had an exterior wall bowed inward, injuring one occupant when a chandelier fell on her. [14]
EF0 ENE of Kampville St. Charles MO 38°51′03″N 90°31′52″W / 38.8507°N 90.5310°W / 38.8507; -90.5310 (Kampville (Apr. 29, EF0)) 20:31–20:35 3.85 mi (6.20 km) 100 yd (91 m) Several homes sustained minor roof damage. Outbuildings and sheds were destroyed, trees were snapped and uprooted, and at least a half dozen boats and campers were tossed. [15]
EF1 NNW of Brighton Jersey, Macoupin IL 39°04′16″N 90°10′20″W / 39.0711°N 90.1723°W / 39.0711; -90.1723 (Brighton (Apr. 29, EF1)) 21:02–21:05 2.36 mi (3.80 km) 50 yd (46 m) Numerous trees were snapped, twisted, and uprooted. A detached garage was completely destroyed, and a nearby home had roof damage and windows blown out. [16][17]
EF0 SW of Grand Saline Van Zandt TX 32°36′20″N 95°45′09″W / 32.6056°N 95.7526°W / 32.6056; -95.7526 (Grand Saline (Apr. 29, EF0)) 21:15–21:18 1.55 mi (2.49 km) 100 yd (91 m) Minor tree damage occurred. [18]
EF1 E of Sallisaw Sequoyah OK 35°26′22″N 94°46′42″W / 35.4394°N 94.7782°W / 35.4394; -94.7782 (Sallisaw (Apr. 29, EF1)) 21:17–21:30 7.3 mi (11.7 km) 600 yd (550 m) Outbuildings were destroyed, power poles were snapped, and trees were uprooted. [19]
EF0 NE of Alexander Morgan IL 39°44′45″N 90°00′00″W / 39.7459°N 90.0°W / 39.7459; -90.0 (Alexander (Apr. 29, EF0)) 21:20–21:21 0.68 mi (1.09 km) 10 yd (9.1 m) A tornado briefly touched down in an open field. No damage occurred. [20]
EF1 N of Natural Dam Crawford AR 35°40′15″N 94°27′37″W / 35.6709°N 94.4602°W / 35.6709; -94.4602 (Natural Dam (Apr. 29, EF1)) 21:57–22:05 5.5 mi (8.9 km) 300 yd (270 m) A mobile home was destroyed, a house was damaged, power poles were downed, and trees were uprooted. [21]
EF0 E of Canton Van Zandt TX 32°32′26″N 95°50′34″W / 32.5405°N 95.8429°W / 32.5405; -95.8429 (Canton (Apr. 29, EF0)) 22:10–22:14 1.8 mi (2.9 km) 75 yd (69 m) Trees and barns were damaged. [22]
EF4 S of Eustace to W of Canton Henderson, Van Zandt TX 32°15′26″N 96°01′05″W / 32.2572°N 96.0180°W / 32.2572; -96.0180 (Eustace (Apr. 29, EF4)) 22:29–23:09 21.42 mi (34.47 km) 1,760 yd (1,610 m) 2 deaths, 25 injuries – See the section on this tornado [23][24]
EF2 NE of Log Cabin to NE of Eustace Henderson, Van Zandt TX 32°15′04″N 95°58′49″W / 32.251°N 95.9803°W / 32.251; -95.9803 (Log Cabin (Apr. 29, EF2)) 22:51–23:04 11.68 mi (18.80 km) 100 yd (91 m) A tall communications tower was snapped in half, and several homes were destroyed by this high-end EF2 tornado. Numerous trees were snapped, uprooted, or debarked as well. Ten people were injured. [25][26]
EF3 S of Canton to Western Fruitvale to NE of Emory Van Zandt, Rains TX 32°23′57″N 95°52′32″W / 32.3991°N 95.8756°W / 32.3991; -95.8756 (Canton (Apr. 29, EF3)) 23:08–00:28 39.71 mi (63.91 km) 1,760 yd (1,610 m) 2 deaths, 24 injuries – See the section on this tornado [27][28]
EF0 W of Miller Grove Hopkins TX 32°59′26″N 95°50′10″W / 32.9906°N 95.836°W / 32.9906; -95.836 (Miller Grove (Apr. 29, EF0)) 23:32–23:50 8.57 mi (13.79 km) 100 yd (91 m) A multiple-vortex tornado destroyed a metal barn and damaged a house after a tree limb fell on the main power line and caused the structure to catch fire. [29]
EF0 ENE of Mabank Van Zandt TX 32°23′09″N 96°03′10″W / 32.3859°N 96.0528°W / 32.3859; -96.0528 (Mabank (Apr. 29, EF0)) 00:13–00:15 0.88 mi (1.42 km) 80 yd (73 m) Residents observed a tornado in an open field. No damage occurred. [30]
EF1 NNW of Lindale Smith TX 32°33′56″N 95°27′43″W / 32.5656°N 95.4619°W / 32.5656; -95.4619 (Lindale (Apr. 29, EF1)) 00:45–00:48 2.99 mi (4.81 km) 570 yd (520 m) A barn had its roof ripped off and deposited back atop the structure, causing extensive damage. Trees were snapped and uprooted. [31]
EF1 E of Mineola Wood TX 32°38′59″N 95°26′38″W / 32.6496°N 95.4439°W / 32.6496; -95.4439 (Mineola (Apr. 29, EF1)) 00:48–00:49 0.3 mi (0.48 km) 190 yd (170 m) Several trees were snapped and uprooted, including one that caused extensive damage to a home upon falling. [32]

April 30 eventEdit

List of confirmed tornadoes – Sunday, April 30, 2017[note 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Start Coord. Time (UTC) Path length Max width Summary Refs
EF1 N of Griffithville White AR 35°09′04″N 91°42′07″W / 35.1512°N 91.7020°W / 35.1512; -91.7020 (Griffithville (Apr. 30, EF1)) 05:37–05:47 5.86 mi (9.43 km) 100 yd (91 m) A mobile home was shifted off its foundation, several trees were snapped or uprooted, and several other homes sustained minor damage. Outbuildings were damaged or destroyed, with debris lofted into nearby trees. A camper trailer was flipped as well. [33]
EF1 S of Augusta Woodruff AR 35°13′39″N 91°21′07″W / 35.2275°N 91.3520°W / 35.2275; -91.3520 (Augusta (Apr. 30, EF1)) 05:57–05:58 0.76 mi (1.22 km) 80 yd (73 m) Several trees were snapped and a metal shed was damaged. Patio furniture and a grill were tossed around at a residence as well. [34]
EF1 SE of Datto Clay AR 36°22′56″N 90°42′57″W / 36.3822°N 90.7158°W / 36.3822; -90.7158 (Datto (Apr. 30, EF1)) 06:25–06:29 2.84 mi (4.57 km) 100 yd (91 m) Some grain bins were destroyed, a mobile home was heavily destroyed, a residence lost most of its roof, and a few farm outbuildings were demolished. [35]
EF1 S of Cardwell Mississippi, Dunklin AR, MO 35°59′09″N 90°18′22″W / 35.9859°N 90.3062°W / 35.9859; -90.3062 (Cardwell (Apr. 30, EF1)) 06:56–06:58 1.96 mi (3.15 km) 150 yd (140 m) A metal farm building was destroyed. [36][37]
EF1 Dell Mississippi AR 35°51′03″N 90°03′57″W / 35.8509°N 90.0657°W / 35.8509; -90.0657 (Dell (Apr. 30, EF1)) 07:07–07:13 5.6 mi (9.0 km) 150 yd (140 m) Minor roof and tree damage occurred in Dell. Elsewhere along the path, a mobile home was destroyed, a frame home sustained minor damage, and metal cotton gin buildings were severely damaged or destroyed. [38]
EF1 NNE of Hornersville Dunklin MO 36°05′02″N 90°05′51″W / 36.0838°N 90.0974°W / 36.0838; -90.0974 (Hornersville (Apr. 30, EF1)) 07:08–07:10 1.2 mi (1.9 km) 100 yd (91 m) Some sheds and outbuildings were destroyed and roof damage occurred. An abandoned brick school building collapsed. [39]
EF1 Allport Lonoke AR 34°29′07″N 91°50′33″W / 34.4852°N 91.8424°W / 34.4852; -91.8424 (Allport (Apr. 30, EF1)) 07:15–07:22 5.12 mi (8.24 km) 400 yd (370 m) Homes in Allport sustained minor shingle damage. Southwest of town, trees were snapped or uprooted, and power poles were also snapped. [40]
EF2 N of Matthews to SSE of Sikeston New Madrid MO 36°46′38″N 89°34′48″W / 36.7772°N 89.58°W / 36.7772; -89.58 (Matthews (Apr. 30, EF2)) 07:52–07:56 4.04 mi (6.50 km) 150 yd (140 m) A house had its roof ripped off and had part of a rear exterior wall blown inward. A barn and some small sheds were completely destroyed, and two other barns were damaged. Large trees were uprooted and a pickup truck was damaged as well. [41]
EF1 W of Sikes Winn LA 31°59′14″N 92°35′08″W / 31.9873°N 92.5856°W / 31.9873; -92.5856 (Sikes (Apr. 30, EF1)) 08:07–08:21 6.87 mi (11.06 km) 1,760 yd (1,610 m) Some outbuildings sustained damage as a result of this large wedge tornado. Trees were snapped and uprooted, and one home had a tree fall on its patio roof. [42]
EF1 W of Bunkie Avoyelles LA 30°56′40″N 92°13′33″W / 30.9444°N 92.2257°W / 30.9444; -92.2257 (Bunkie (Apr. 30, EF1)) 09:20–09:24 0.63 mi (1.01 km) 95 yd (87 m) Tin was ripped off outbuildings, tree limbs were snapped, and a daycare business had its metal roof ripped off. A large tree was toppled onto a carport, damaging it and several vehicles. [43]
EF1 NW of Oak Ridge Morehouse LA 32°35′37″N 91°51′07″W / 32.5936°N 91.8519°W / 32.5936; -91.8519 (Oak Ridge (Apr. 30, EF1)) 09:44–09:54 5.71 mi (9.19 km) 50 yd (46 m) A frame home sustained significant roof damage, a playhouse and shed were completely destroyed, and a few power poles were damaged. [44]
EF0 N of Pleasant Grove Drew AR 33°32′38″N 91°46′02″W / 33.5438°N 91.7672°W / 33.5438; -91.7672 (Pleasant Grove (Apr. 30, EF0)) 10:50–10:52 1.13 mi (1.82 km) 75 yd (69 m) Several trees were snapped or uprooted, including some that landed on a house and caused structural damage. Another tree landed on a pickup truck. Mobile homes had skirting and roofing material ripped off, and a frame home had its back porch and part of its roof blown off. Small sheds and outbuildings were destroyed as well. [45]
EF2 Cloverdale Adams MS 31°28′46″N 91°25′32″W / 31.4795°N 91.4255°W / 31.4795; -91.4255 (Cloverdale (Apr. 30, EF2)) 11:14–11:24 3.44 mi (5.54 km) 440 yd (400 m) A large portion of the roof was ripped off a home in Cloverdale. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted; one fell on a church while a second fell on a home. Another tree landed on a car, and the roof was blown off of a stable as well. [46]
EF1 SW of Delta to N of Vicksburg Madison, Warren LA, MS 32°17′20″N 90°57′08″W / 32.289°N 90.9521°W / 32.289; -90.9521 (Delta (Apr. 30, EF1)) 12:13–12:27 9.24 mi (14.87 km) 440 yd (400 m) A road sign was damaged, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted, and power lines were downed. The garage door of a building was damaged, and power poles were snapped. [47][48]
EF1 ESE of Fayette to ESE of Port Gibson Jefferson, Claiborne MS 31°40′15″N 90°55′06″W / 31.6707°N 90.9184°W / 31.6707; -90.9184 (Fayette (Apr. 30, EF1)) 12:24–12:42 14.44 mi (23.24 km) 440 yd (400 m) Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted across a rural area. A power pole was snapped, and a few chicken houses sustained extensive roof damage. [49][50]
EF2 Southern Port Gibson to WNW of Utica Claiborne, Warren MS 31°56′02″N 90°59′04″W / 31.9338°N 90.9845°W / 31.9338; -90.9845 (Port Gibson (Apr. 30, EF2)) 12:30–12:55 19.9 mi (32.0 km) 880 yd (800 m) This tornado first touched down in the southern part of Port Gibson, where a mobile home was shifted off of its foundation and had skirting ripped off, while a nearby car was spun around. Trees in town were snapped and uprooted, a few of which landed on homes. Further along the path, a large swath of trees was flattened as the tornado moved through heavily forested areas. A school building and an outbuilding sustained roof damage as well. [51][52]
EF0 NW of Hazelhurst Copiah MS 31°50′50″N 90°27′03″W / 31.8472°N 90.4507°W / 31.8472; -90.4507 (Hazelhurst (Apr. 30, EF0)) 13:01–13:07 5.17 mi (8.32 km) 100 yd (91 m) A few trees were uprooted, with many tree limbs snapped. [53]
EF1 SE of Learned Hinds MS 32°09′53″N 90°34′26″W / 32.1646°N 90.5739°W / 32.1646; -90.5739 (Learned (Apr. 30, EF1)) 13:10–13:17 6.12 mi (9.85 km) 300 yd (270 m) Dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted, and a power line was downed. [54]
EF1 WNW of Edwards Hinds, Warren MS 32°20′26″N 90°39′42″W / 32.3406°N 90.6617°W / 32.3406; -90.6617 (Edwards (Apr. 30, EF1)) 13:14–13:18 2.73 mi (4.39 km) 900 yd (820 m) A few trees were uprooted, and many large tree branches were snapped. [55][56]
EF1 S of Bolton to Flora Hinds, Madison MS 32°18′09″N 90°28′07″W / 32.3026°N 90.4686°W / 32.3026; -90.4686 (Bolton (Apr. 30, EF1)) 13:22–13:47 20.34 mi (32.73 km) 880 yd (800 m) A home sustained minor roof damage, a metal tractor shed was destroyed, two power poles were snapped, a mobile home sustained minor damage, and a large billboard was damaged. The tornado struck Flora before dissipating, where buildings sustained minor structural damage in the downtown area and the top of the town's old water tower was blown off. [57][58]
EF1 SW of Terry Hinds MS 32°04′50″N 90°19′56″W / 32.0805°N 90.3322°W / 32.0805; -90.3322 (Terry (Apr. 30, EF1)) 13:23–13:26 1.07 mi (1.72 km) 150 yd (140 m) A metal shed lost most of its roof and had a couple walls damaged. A horse trailer was rolled, a home had some of its siding ripped off, and trees were snapped or uprooted. A wooden power pole was bent over as well. [59]
EF1 N of Edwards Hinds MS 32°24′36″N 90°35′38″W / 32.4101°N 90.5938°W / 32.4101; -90.5938 (Edwards (Apr. 30, EF1)) 13:23–13:33 7.14 mi (11.49 km) 1,800 yd (1,600 m) Many trees were snapped or uprooted by this large wedge tornado. [60]
EF1 WNW of Clinton Hinds MS 32°20′11″N 90°24′50″W / 32.3363°N 90.4138°W / 32.3363; -90.4138 (Clinton (Apr. 30, EF1)) 13:28–13:31 2.04 mi (3.28 km) 500 yd (460 m) Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted, power lines were downed, and a semi-truck was overturned. [61]
EF0 Eastern Covington Tipton TN 35°32′25″N 89°38′41″W / 35.5403°N 89.6447°W / 35.5403; -89.6447 (Covington (Apr. 30, EF0)) 13:46–13:50 2.1 mi (3.4 km) 100 yd (91 m) This weak tornado moved through the eastern edge of Covington. Trees and power poles were damaged along the path. Crestview Middle School sustained minor damage as well. [62]
EF1 Kearney Park Madison MS 32°35′11″N 90°19′12″W / 32.5864°N 90.3199°W / 32.5864; -90.3199 (Flora (Apr. 30, EF1)) 13:50–13:54 6.02 mi (9.69 km) 400 yd (370 m) This tornado touched down in Kearney Park and moved to the northeast. A small metal warehouse building and several homes in town sustained minor damage. Further along the path, an outbuilding had pieces of metal roofing torn off and blown into nearby trees. Many trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. [63]
EF1 SE of Bentonia Yazoo, Madison MS 32°37′00″N 90°22′00″W / 32.6166°N 90.3668°W / 32.6166; -90.3668 (Bentonia (Apr. 30, EF1)) 13:51–13:57 5.04 mi (8.11 km) 1,500 yd (1,400 m) Trees were snapped and uprooted along the path of this large wedge tornado, and a large tree limb fell onto a home. [64][65]
EF2 ENE of Bentonia to WSW of Pickens Yazoo MS 32°39′14″N 90°19′10″W / 32.6538°N 90.3195°W / 32.6538; -90.3195 (Bentonia (Apr. 30, EF2)) 13:54–14:17 21.7 mi (34.9 km) 2,110 yd (1,930 m) Thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted by this massive wedge tornado, which at times exceeded a full mile in width. Some of the trees landed on homes and caused damage. Power poles were snapped, outbuildings were damaged or destroyed, the tin roof was ripped off a mobile home, and frame homes sustained mostly minor damage. [66]
EF1 NE of Bentonia Yazoo MS 32°46′38″N 90°11′05″W / 32.7771°N 90.1848°W / 32.7771; -90.1848 (Bentonia (Apr. 30, EF1)) 14:06–14:14 6.88 mi (11.07 km) 1,003 yd (917 m) High-end EF1 wedge tornado caused damage to several structures, including a home that had its entire tin roof ripped off and a residence that sustained damage to its awning. A mobile home was damaged, a barn had its roof blown off, and trees were snapped and uprooted as well. [67]
EF2 WSW of Pickens to Durant Yazoo, Holmes, Attala MS 32°51′20″N 90°05′42″W / 32.8556°N 90.0951°W / 32.8556; -90.0951 (Pickens (Apr. 30, EF2)) 14:16–14:41 23.4 mi (37.7 km) 1,900 yd (1,700 m) 1 death – This very large wedge tornado was well over a mile wide at times. Thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted, and hundreds of power poles and power lines were downed. Multiple frame homes lost large portions of their roofs, and several other homes sustained less severe damage. Four mobile homes were destroyed, including one well-anchored mobile home that was thrown 300 yards and obliterated. A few outbuildings were also damaged or destroyed. The tornado struck Durant directly before dissipating, where many trees were downed and numerous structures had roofing and siding ripped off. A few abandoned brick buildings in the downtown area were largely destroyed. [68][69]
EF1 NE of Lexington Holmes, Carroll MS 33°10′37″N 89°59′08″W / 33.1769°N 89.9856°W / 33.1769; -89.9856 (Lexington (Apr. 30, EF1)) 14:38–14:49 9.14 mi (14.71 km) 400 yd (370 m) A few trees were uprooted and many tree limbs were snapped. [70][71]
EF0 Tylertown Walthall MS 31°07′N 90°08′W / 31.12°N 90.14°W / 31.12; -90.14 (Tylertown (Apr. 30, EF0)) 14:39 N/A N/A A brief tornado was reported. No damage occurred. [72]
EF0 NE of Forest Scott MS 32°24′27″N 89°23′50″W / 32.4074°N 89.3973°W / 32.4074; -89.3973 (Forest (Apr. 30, EF0)) 14:41–14:47 4.28 mi (6.89 km) 100 yd (91 m) Many trees were uprooted, a mobile home sustained minor roof damage and had its skirting blown off, and tin was ripped off of a chicken house. [73]
EF1 NNE of Durant Holmes MS 33°08′10″N 89°49′38″W / 33.136°N 89.8272°W / 33.136; -89.8272 (Durant (Apr. 30, EF1)) 14:42–14:45 3.04 mi (4.89 km) 600 yd (550 m) Numerous trees were downed along the path. [74]
EF1 E of West Attala MS 33°09′00″N 89°46′26″W / 33.15°N 89.7739°W / 33.15; -89.7739 (West (Apr. 30, EF1)) 14:42–14:46 3.85 mi (6.20 km) 600 yd (550 m) Many trees were uprooted, including one that fell on a church. [75]
EF0 N of West Carroll MS 33°15′19″N 89°45′58″W / 33.2553°N 89.7662°W / 33.2553; -89.7662 (West (Apr. 30, EF0)) 14:51–14:55 2.63 mi (4.23 km) 250 yd (230 m) Trees were uprooted, power lines were downed, and a few shingles were ripped off of a house. [76]
EF2 S of Vaiden to NW of Kilmichael Carroll, Montgomery MS 33°18′12″N 89°45′11″W / 33.3033°N 89.7531°W / 33.3033; -89.7531 (West (Apr. 30, EF2)) 14:58–15:13 15.49 mi (24.93 km) 1,936 yd (1,770 m) This strong wedge tornado completely destroyed a large metal I-beam shed, with debris strewn up to 100 yards away. Several smaller sheds were also destroyed. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted, power lines were downed, and numerous homes sustained roof damage either from the tornado or from falling trees. [77][78]
EF1 Kilmichael Montgomery MS 33°24′56″N 89°35′40″W / 33.4156°N 89.5944°W / 33.4156; -89.5944 (Kilmichael (Apr. 30, EF1)) 15:11–15:15 6.63 mi (10.67 km) 970 yd (890 m) High-end EF1 tornado moved directly though Kilmichael. Two sheds were destroyed, dozens of homes in town sustained roof damage from falling trees and the tornado itself, and thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted. A tall communications tower was broken in half, and dozens of power poles and power lines were downed. [79]
EF1 N of Kilmichael Montgomery MS 33°30′05″N 89°36′16″W / 33.5014°N 89.6045°W / 33.5014; -89.6045 (Kilmichael (Apr. 30, EF1)) 15:13–15:19 5.63 mi (9.06 km) 800 yd (730 m) Many trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. [80]
EF1 NNE of Kilmichael Montgomery, Webster MS 33°31′44″N 89°31′40″W / 33.529°N 89.5278°W / 33.529; -89.5278 (Kilmichael (Apr. 30, EF1)) 15:14–15:20 6.76 mi (10.88 km) 650 yd (590 m) Many trees were snapped or uprooted along the path. [81][82]
EF0 WSW of Tucker Neshoba MS 32°41′13″N 89°05′51″W / 32.6869°N 89.0975°W / 32.6869; -89.0975 (Tucker (Apr. 30, EF0)) 15:17–15:18 0.29 mi (0.47 km) 50 yd (46 m) A few trees were snapped, one of which fell onto a power line. A flag pole was bent in half, and the skirting of a mobile home was damaged. [83]
EF1 NE of Kilmichael Webster MS 33°34′45″N 89°30′12″W / 33.5792°N 89.5032°W / 33.5792; -89.5032 (Kilmichael (Apr. 30, EF1)) 15:18–15:23 7.44 mi (11.97 km) 600 yd (550 m) Many trees were snapped or uprooted along the path. [84]
EF1 W of Slate Springs Calhoun MS 33°44′17″N 89°26′29″W / 33.738°N 89.4414°W / 33.738; -89.4414 (Slate Springs (Apr. 30, EF1)) 15:26–15:29 2.7 mi (4.3 km) 50 yd (46 m) Several outbuildings were damaged and destroyed, and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. [85]
EF1 NNW of New Hope Lowndes MS 33°29′36″N 88°20′34″W / 33.4933°N 88.3428°W / 33.4933; -88.3428 (New Hope (Apr. 30, EF1)) 16:37–16:43 3.82 mi (6.15 km) 440 yd (400 m) Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted along the path. One tree fell onto a house, destroying the structure. Another home sustained high-end EF1 damage to its roof, power poles were broken, and a scoreboard at a local park was damaged. [86]
EF1 Livonia Pointe Coupee LA 30°33′12″N 91°33′33″W / 30.5533°N 91.5593°W / 30.5533; -91.5593 (Livonia (Apr. 30, EF1)) 18:15–18:17 0.9 mi (1.4 km) 50 yd (46 m) A church had a large portion of its tin roof ripped off, a metal storage building was flipped over onto its roof, and a poorly constructed carport had its tin roof ripped off. Multiple trees were snapped as well. [87]
EF0 E of Zachary East Baton Rouge LA 30°38′37″N 91°05′03″W / 30.6437°N 91.0843°W / 30.6437; -91.0843 (Zachary (Apr. 30, EF0)) 18:50–18:52 0.3 mi (0.48 km) 40 yd (37 m) Four mobile homes sustained minor damage, one of which had its tie-down straps ripped off, and a poorly constructed carport was destroyed. A transmission line connected to another mobile home was ripped off and thrown about 20 feet (6.1 m) up into a tree, and a wooden fence was blown down as well. [88]
EF0 Vinemont Cullman AL 34°14′N 86°52′W / 34.24°N 86.87°W / 34.24; -86.87 (Vinemont (Apr. 30, EF0)) 19:12–19:20 10.05 mi (16.17 km) 215 yd (197 m) Trees were snapped and uprooted. A metal roof was blown off a large garage and into a nearby residence. Minor roof and shingle damage also occurred. [89]

May 1 eventEdit

List of confirmed tornadoes – Monday, May 1, 2017[note 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Start Coord. Time (UTC) Path length Max width Summary Refs
EF0 Fort Benning Chattahoochee GA 32°20′24″N 84°55′41″W / 32.34°N 84.928°W / 32.34; -84.928 (Fort Benning (May 1, EF0)) 14:07–14:08 0.46 mi (0.74 km) 50 yd (46 m) Trees were snapped or uprooted. [90]
EF0 E of Free Home Forsyth GA 34°15′10″N 84°12′55″W / 34.2529°N 84.2152°W / 34.2529; -84.2152 (Free Home (May 1, EF0)) 14:24–14:28 2.36 mi (3.80 km) 150 yd (140 m) A few large trees were uprooted, and many tree limbs and branches were broken. One tree fell on a mobile home. [91]
EF0 NW of Prospect Butler PA 40°54′40″N 80°04′34″W / 40.911°N 80.076°W / 40.911; -80.076 (Prospect (May 1, EF0)) 18:30–18:33 2.86 mi (4.60 km) 50 yd (46 m) Dozens of softwood and hardwood trees were snapped or uprooted. Roof panels on a barn were ripped off, and paneling was removed from a trailer door. A frame home sustained minor damage, and skirting was removed from mobile homes at a mobile home park, where falling trees caused damage to structures and vehicles. Greenhouses were damaged, and a storage container was lofted over one of the greenhouses. [92]
EF0 W of Parker Butler PA 41°05′31″N 79°43′55″W / 41.092°N 79.732°W / 41.092; -79.732 (Parker (May 1, EF0)) 18:56–18:57 0.38 mi (0.61 km) 50 yd (46 m) A brief and narrow tornado snapped or uprooted several trees. [93]
EF0 Beaver Township Clarion PA 41°11′20″N 79°33′11″W / 41.189°N 79.553°W / 41.189; -79.553 (Beaver Township (May 1, EF0)) 19:09–19:10 0.88 mi (1.42 km) 75 yd (69 m) Shingles were ripped from outbuildings, yard items were displaced, and trees were damaged. [94]
EF0 NE of Scotch Hill Clarion PA 41°19′52″N 79°15′18″W / 41.331°N 79.255°W / 41.331; -79.255 (Turkey Ridge (May 1, EF0)) 19:25–19:26 0.54 mi (0.87 km) 100 yd (91 m) A brief tornado snapped or uprooted dozens of trees. [95]
EF0 Cooksburg Clarion PA 41°19′52″N 79°13′26″W / 41.331°N 79.224°W / 41.331; -79.224 (Cooksburg (May 1, EF0)) 19:27–19:28 0.75 mi (1.21 km) 75 yd (69 m) Dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted by this brief tornado. [96]
EF1 Green Township Clarion, Forest PA 41°24′29″N 79°21′18″W / 41.408°N 79.355°W / 41.408; -79.355 (Green Township (May 1, EF1)) 19:27–19:31 2.23 mi (3.59 km) 100 yd (91 m) An extensive swath of trees were snapped and uprooted, damaging several cabins upon falling. [97]
EF0 SE of Newton Catawba NC 35°37′N 81°12′W / 35.61°N 81.20°W / 35.61; -81.20 (Newton (May 1, EF0)) 19:54–19:58 2.67 mi (4.30 km) 50 yd (46 m) Intermittent tornado snapped or uprooted many large trees, some of which landed on structures and caused damage. Minor roof, siding, and window damage also occurred. [98]
EF1 Dahoga Elk PA 41°35′18″N 78°44′37″W / 41.5884°N 78.7435°W / 41.5884; -78.7435 (Dahoga (May 1, EF1)) 20:08–20:09 1.68 mi (2.70 km) 200 yd (180 m) Numerous trees were knocked down along the path. [99]
EF1 Rebersburg Centre PA 40°56′19″N 77°27′30″W / 40.9386°N 77.4583°W / 40.9386; -77.4583 (Rebersburg (May 1, EF1)) 22:44–22:45 1.1 mi (1.8 km) 100 yd (91 m) Several dozen homes and outbuildings in town were damaged, and dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted. A utility pole was snapped, and one person was injured when a work shed collapsed onto him. [100]

Notable tornadoesEdit

Eustace–Canton, TexasEdit

 
EF4 damage to a two-story brick house southwest of Canton, TX.

This violent, rain-wrapped EF4 wedge tornado first touched down south of Eustace at 5:29 pm CDT, prompting a Particularly Dangerous Situation tornado warning.[101] Damage at the beginning of the path ranged from EF0 to EF1 strength, as many trees were snapped and uprooted, a manufactured home sustained minor damage, and a wooden fence was downed. The tornado intensified as it moved northeastward and approached U.S. Route 175, reaching EF2 strength as it passed to the southeast of Eustace. A communications tower was bent in half, a one-story home had most of its roof torn off, while a large two-story brick home had major damage to its roof structure and second floor. Past Route 175, the tornado weakened back to EF1 strength and turned due-north, widening dramatically as it approached the Van Zandt County line. The tornado crossed into Van Zandt County and strengthened back to EF2 intensity at the intersection of County Road 2901 and County Road 2908. Numerous trees were snapped, a house had its roof torn off, a small house lost its roof and sustained collapse of exterior walls, while a third home had a large section of its roof removed. A mobile home was completely destroyed as well in this area. The wedge tornado briefly weakened back to EF1 intensity as it continued northward, before dramatically re-intensifying to EF4 strength as it crossed County Road 2301. A well-built two-story brick home was completely leveled in this area, with much of the foundation slab swept clean of debris. Numerous trees along this segment of the path were denuded and sustained severe debarking. Continuing to move to the north, the tornado weakened to EF3 intensity and reached its peak width: a full mile wide. Numerous metal truss towers were collapsed and mangled along this portion of the path. The tornado maintained EF3 strength as it passed west of Canton, where a house was destroyed and left with only interior rooms standing. The tornado then turned towards the northwest and dissipated to the west of Canton shortly afterwards. Two people were killed and 25 others were injured.[102][8]

Canton–Fruitvale–Emory, TexasEdit

 
Remains of the Dodge dealership that was destroyed along I-20 to the east of Canton, TX

This destructive EF3 wedge tornado first touched down about 25 miles to the south of Canton, Texas, at 5:41 pm CDT, before it began moving north towards town. The tornado crossed Texas State Highway 19, causing only EF0 damage at this point. By around 6 pm, a Particularly Dangerous Situation tornado warning was issued for Canton, as reports of a large wedge tornado approaching town were received from storm chasers in the local area. Reaching EF1 strength, the tornado completely destroyed The Rustic Barn, a ceremony and wedding venue in this area. 20 people were inside the structure when the tornado hit, though remarkably, no injuries occurred at that location. The tornado then intensified to EF3 strength as it approached Interstate 20 from the south, toppling metal truss towers to the ground. The wedge tornado crossed the interstate, destroying a Dodge dealership and snapping or debarking many trees. Several motorists sought shelter by parking their cars underneath an overhang at the dealership, and survived without injury despite severe damage to their vehicles and the building. However, not all motorists in this area were as fortunate, and one woman was killed as her vehicle was thrown from the interstate into an open field. Several other vehicles were swept from the interstate into a ravine as well. Some cars from the Dodge dealership were found up to half a mile away from where they originated, with their showroom license plates still attached.[103] Several metal self-storage buildings and a restaurant were also heavily damaged in this area, along with the Yesterland Farm amusement park. EF3 damage continued to the north of I-20, and multiple homes and farm structures were destroyed along this segment of the path.[8]

The tornado weakened to EF2 strength as it crossed County Road 1106, but was still causing significant damage as it continued northward towards the town of Fruitvale. By 6:15 pm, the tornado proceeded to strike the western part of Fruitvale, severely damaging homes, downing many trees and power lines, destroying outbuildings, tossing vehicles, and killing farm animals in this area. North of Fruitvale, the tornado maintained EF2 strength as it continued to the north and crossed into Rains County. EF2 damage continued further to the north, and the tornado crossed U.S. Route 69 to the southeast of Emory. A church and multiple homes sustained major structural damage in this area. One home sustained very high-end EF2 damage and was left with only interior rooms standing. Barns and greenhouses were destroyed as well. The tornado continued to the east of Emory and then weakened to EF1 strength as it approached the Lake Fork Reservoir. The tornado weakened further to EF0 strength as it crossed the reservoir and Highway 514 before dissipating. A total of 2 people were killed and 24 others were injured by this tornado, which was up to a mile wide at times.[8]

The following day, the mayor of the city, Lou Ann Everett declared a need for assistance following the event. She also reported during this speech that "The damage was extensive in the affected area. I have just driven through some of it and it is heartbreaking and upsetting to say the least."[104][105]

Non-tornadic impactsEdit

Flooding impactsEdit

 
Flooding occurred in the Lower Mississippi River Basin.

According to the NWS, multiple reports of flash flooding had impacted several states, in a range extending from Oklahoma to Missouri.[106]

Late on April 28, a flood watch was issued for a large portion of the Central United States as high moisture clashing with the stationary front was expected to create life-threatening floods, potentially being caused by thunderstorm training. Rainfall totals of up to 11.05 inches (28.07 cm) caused significant damage to property and crops. A large amount of farmland was rendered unusable due to the catastrophic flooding. Farmers had also made plans to plant crops, however, those plans had to be cancelled due to their farmland being flooded.[107]

The flooding has also caused sewage and chemical waste to mix with the rainwater, causing fears of poisoning. Sandbagging efforts have been full-fledged as the Mississippi River continued to rise.

In addition, multiple water rescues were being carried out in places that had been deluged with heavy rainfall overnight, some areas picking up to 6 inches (15 cm) in only 12 hours. In total, some locations were able to pick up almost 1 foot (30 cm) of rainfall during the ordeal. Rainfall rates of 1 inch (2.5 cm) to 2 inches (5.1 cm) per hour caused flash flooding to occur in a lot of areas. Storm drains were not able to handle the large amounts of rain so a lot of these sewers ended up backing up onto the streets. Many vehicles that attempted to drive through flooded streets were swept away and/or stranded by the floods. Rivers reached moderate to major flood stages in a lot of locations which caused general street closures and severe overflow of rivers. In addition, certain levees were overwhelmed by the large amounts of rain.[108]

OklahomaEdit

On April 29, in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City Fire Department advised residents to stay home due to downed trees and power lines.[106][109] In addition, multiple portions of interstates, including I-235 and I-40 had to be shut down because of downed power lines and flooding.[110] Lightning ignited a home fire according to news outlets, while a second was reported to have possibly triggered another. As much as 39,000 were reported to have been without power by early on April 29.

MissouriEdit

Parts of Interstate 44 in Missouri were closed after the interstate began to flood. Route 141 was closed at Interstate 44 well into the week of May 7-13 due to the floodwaters overtopping the low-lying intersection. This was the second occurrence of this thoroughfare's extended closure since December 2015.

Seven levees on the Missouri River were overtopped by water, while another seven levees have been breached altogether. Officials in Missouri continue to warn about potentially contaminated floodwater and advised residents to avoid the water at all costs. The governor of Missouri was forced to declare a state of emergency for all of southern Missouri after the floods began to damage property. Officials estimate that some 200 homes have been affected by the floods near St. Louis and that another 1500 homes could be at risk by the floodwaters.[111]

ArkansasEdit

Officials in Arkansas estimate that close to 1 million acres of farmland have been affected in the state. The University of Arkansas stated that damage totals could be near $64.5 million US dollars. Close to 50 homes have been damaged in Randolph County in Arkansas while 76 residents had to be evacuated due to floodwaters threatening a nursing home. A levee failure in Pocahontas allowed for water to spill into a small town; threatening about 6,500 residents. A total of 108 National Guard members have been deployed in the state for relief. The governor of Arkansas also stated that close to 500 evacuations had already been carried out and that they have 25 vehicles prepared in the case that more evacuations needed to occur.[111]

LouisianaEdit

In Louisiana, a school bus was stranded after attempting to cross a flooded roadway. The Mississippi River reached a top five crest at 12 feet (3.7 m) above flood stage.[111]

Snow impactsEdit

 
The storm complex over the Central United States on April 30

The same weather system produced heavy snow affected parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Missouri.

On April 28, residents in Denver, Colorado and other major cities began preparing for the storm. Officials were also worried that because of the time of year where most trees were in full bloom, the heavy wet snow might cause branches to break and fall down, possibly causing power outages.[112] In Boulder, where a golf tournament was being held, officials were prepared for possible delays to the tournament.[113] In the end, Denver picked up 5 inches (13 cm), with higher amounts in the mountains.[112] At the height of the storm, up to 9,200 were reported to be without power in Pueblo.[114]

Previously, the winter storm had dumped up to 2 feet (24 in) of snow in the higher elevations of Wyoming.[112] The state's Department of Transportation also urged residents to stay off the roadways if necessary. In addition, Highway 16 was shut down in the Bighorn Mountains because of the treacherous conditions.[115]

Blizzard warnings were issued for Kansas and the adjacent areas, as heavy snow and gusty winds were predicted.[112] After the storm subsided, about 100 evacuations and 36 rescues were reported.[116] In the northwestern part of the state, 130 miles (210 km) of Interstate 70 was shut down due to the treacherous conditions.[117][112]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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