Tornadoes and Deaths by year and month

1950-1999


Monthly/Yearly totals for tornadoes and tornado deaths

Year   Total     Total   Tornadoes by month
      Tornadoes  Deaths  Deaths by month
                         JAN    FEB    MAR    APR    MAY    JUN    JUL    AUG    SEP    OCT    NOV    DEC

1950     201               7     20     21     15     61     28     23     13      3      2      4      4
                  70       1     45      1     12      2      6      0      0      0      0      0      3

1951     260               2     10      6     26     57     76     23     27      9      2     12     10
                  34       0      1      0      2      7      9      5      0      8      0      1      1

1952     240              12     27     43     37     34     34     27     16      1      0      6      3
                 230       0     10    209      4      2      2      2      1      0      0      0      0

1953     422              14     16     40     47     94    111     32     24      5      6     12     21
                 519       0      3     24     36    163    244      0      0      0      0      0     49

1954     550               2     17     62    113    101    107     45     49     21     14      2     17
                 36        0      2     10      2      9      5      0      1      3      2      0      2

1955     593               3      4     43     99    148    153     49     33     15     23     20      3
                 129       0      0      5      7    106      2      5      0      2      1      1      0

1956     504               2     47     31     85     79     65     92     42     16     29      7      9
                  83       0      8      1     67      4      0      1      2      0      0      0      0

1957     858              17      5     38    216    228    147     55     20     17     18     59     38
                 193      13      0      1     30     87     14      0      0      2      2     25     19

1958     564              11     20     15     76     68    128    121     46     24      9     45      1
                  67       0     13      0      4      0     43      1      1      1      4      0      0

1959     604              16     20     43     30    226     73     63     38     58     24     11      2
                  58       3     21      9      1      8      2      0      0     14      0      0      0

1960     616               9     28     28     70    201    125     42     48     21     18     25      1
                  46       0      0      0      7     34      3      0      1      0      1      0      0

1961     697               1     31    124     74    137    107     77     27     53     14     36     16
                  52       0      0      7      4     23      2      0      0     15      0      1      0

1962     657              12     25     37     41    200    171     78     51     24     11      5      2
                  30       1      0     17      2      4      0      0      6      0      0      0      0

1963     463              15      6     48     84     71     90     62     26     33     13     15      0
                  31       1      0      8     16      1      0      0      2      3      0      0      0

1964     704              14      2     36    157    134    137     63     79     25     22     17     18
                  73      10      0      6     15     16      0      0      2      0     22      0      2

1965     897              21     32     34    123    273    147     85     61     64     16     34      7
                 301       0      0      2    268     17      7      0      1      0      1      5      0

1966     585               1     28     12     80     98    126    100     58     22     29     20     11
                  98       0      0     58     12      0     19      3      0      0      6      0      0

1967     926              39      8     42    149    116    210     90     28    139     36      8     61
                 114       7      0      3     73      3      6      1      2      5      4      0     10

1968     660               5      7     28    102    145    136     56     66     25     14     44     32
                 131       0      0      0     40     72     11      2      2      0      0      3      1

1969     608               3      5      8     68    145    137     98     70     20     26      5     23
                  66      32      0      1      2      4      7      0     19      0      0      0      1

1970     653               9     16     25    117     88    134     81     55     54     50     10     14
                  73       0      0      2     30     26      6      3      0      0      6      0      0

1971     889              19     83     40     75    166    199    100     50     47     38     16     56
                 159       1    134      2     11      7      1      1      0      0      0      0      2

1972     741              33      7     69     96    140    114    115     59     49     34     17      8
                  27       5      0      0     16      0      2      0      2      0      0      2      0

1973    1102              33     10     80    150    250    224     80     51     69     25     81     49
                  89       1      0     17     10     35      3      1      4      3      0     12      3

1974     945              24     23     36    267    144    194     59    107     25     45     13      8
                 366       2      0      1    317     10     31      0      0      0      5      0      0

1975     919              52     45     84    108    188    196     79     60     34     12     39     22
                  60      12      7     12     13      5      6      2      2      0      0      0      1

1976     834              12     36    180    113    155    169     84     38     35     11      0      1
                  44       0      5     21      1      8      3      2      1      3      0      0      0

1977     852               5     17     64     88    228    132     99     82     65     25     24     23
                  43       0      2      0     26      4      0      1      6      1      1      0      2

1978     789              23      7     17    107    213    148    143     65     20      7      9     30
                  53       2      0      0      4      7     17     11      1      6      0      0      5

1979     855              16      4     53    123    112    150    132    126     69     47     21      2
                  84       0      0      1     58      2      8      1      5      2      7      0      0

1980     866               5     11     41    137    203    217     95     73     37     43      3      1
                  28       0      0      2      4      8      7      5      0      1      1      0      0

1981     782               2     25     33     84    187    223     98     64     26     32      7      1
                  24       0      2      1     13      0      8      0      0      0      0      0      0

1982    1047              18      3     60    150    329    196     95     34     38      9     19     96
                  64       1      0      6     30     14      4      0      0      2      0      0      7

1983     931              13     41     71     65    249    178     99     76     19     13     49     58
                  34       2      1      0      6     14      2      4      0      0      0      0      5

1984     907               1     27     73    176    169    242     72     47     17     49     30      4
                 122       0      0     64     33      6     14      0      0      0      4      1      0

1985     684               2      7     38    134    182     82     51    108     40     18     19      3
                  94       0      0      2      5     78      3      0      3      0      0      3      0

1986     765               0     30     76     84    173    134     88     67     65     26     17      5
                  15       0      2      6      2      1      0      3      1      0      0      0      0

1987     656               6     19     38     20    126    132    163     63     19      1     55     14
                  59       0      6      1      1     31      2      0      1      0      0     11      6

1988     702              17      4     28     58    132     63    103     61     76     19    121     20
                  32       5      0      1      4      3      0      0      3      1      0     14      1

1989     856              14     18     43     82    231    252     59     36     31     30     57      3
                  50       0      0      1      0      9      5      0      0      0      4     31      0

1990    1133              11     57     86    108    243    329    106     60     45     35     18     35
                  53       0      1      3      0      5     11      0     29      0      2      0      2

1991    1132              29     11    157    204    335    216     64     46     26     21     20      3
                  39       1      0     13     21      0      1      1      0      0      0      2      0

1992    1297              15     29     55     53    137    399    213    115     81     34    146     20
                  39       0      0      5      0      0      1      0      3      0      4     26      0

1993    1173              17     34     48     85    177    313    242    112     65     55     19      6
                  33       0      3      5     10      2      1      0      6      2      4      0      0

1994    1082              13      9     58    205    161    234    155    120     30     51     42      4
                  69       0      0     40     12      0      3      3      4      0      0      7      0

1995    1234              36      7     49    130    391    216    162     53     19     74     79     18
                  30       3	  6      0      1     16      0      0      0      0      1      2      1

1996    1173              35     14     71    177    235    128    202     72    101     68     55     15
                  25       1      1      6     12      1      0      1      0      0      0      2      1

1997    1148              50     23    102    114    225    193    188     84     32    100     25     12
                  67       2      1     28      1     29      0      4      1      1      0      0      0

1998    1424              47     72     72     82    310    376     82     61    104     86     26      6
                 130       0     42     16     55     10      3      0      0      2      2      0      0

1999    1342             212     22     56    177    310    289    102     79     56     17      7     15
                  94      18      0      1     15     53      4      0      1      0      0      0      2 

1950-99 40522            975   1069   2642   5361   8805   8380   4692   2946   1989   1401   1431    831
                4460     124    316    619   1315    946    528     63    113     77     84    149    126


1950-1999 Averages rounded to nearest whole integer

Yearly Average  Average  Average tornadoes by month
       Tornadoes  Deaths Average deaths by month
                         JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC
        810               20    21    53   107   176   168    94    59    40    28    29    17
                   89      2     6    12    26    19    11     1     2     2     2     3     3                                                        


Fatal Extremes

Most tornado deaths in one year ..................... 519 in 1953

Fewest tornado deaths in one year ...................  15 in 1986


Most tornado deaths in January ......................  32 in 1969
Most tornado deaths in February ..................... 134 in 1971
Most tornado deaths in March ........................ 209 in 1952
Most tornado deaths in April ........................ 317 in 1974
Most tornado deaths in May .......................... 163 in 1953
Most tornado deaths in June ......................... 244 in 1953
Most tornado deaths in July .........................  11 in 1978
Most tornado deaths in August .......................  29 in 1990
Most tornado deaths in September ....................  15 in 1961
Most tornado deaths in October ......................  22 in 1964
Most tornado deaths in November .....................  31 in 1989
Most tornado deaths in December .....................  19 in 1957


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