December Tornado History
1959 to 2004
Total Reported Tornadoes 888 with
0 F5 7 F4 71 F3 200 F2
352 F1 258 F0
Of the total tornadoes 31% would be classified as strong/violent
during this period. 29 States in the US have recorded
tornadoes in December since 1959. 5 of these tornadoes have
had a track length of greater than 50 miles. During December
68 deaths have been recorded from
these tornadoes from 1959 to 2004.
Most people think of Christmas time and the holidays in December,
but this time of year can catch people by surprise and bring deadly
December 2006 Killer Tornadoes: 2 Fatalities: 2
24 Dec 1 03:15 PM S Halifax PA
1 fatality F1 WS874 Pole blown down onto
25 Dec 29 02:00 PM 2 W Groesbeck TX
1 fatality F2 WT886 Up to 50 homes damaged.
December 2002 Killer
Tornadoes: 3 Fatalities: 4
26 Dec 17 11:05 PM Mt. Vernon MO
F2 WT 778 Tornado hit Luck Lady trailer park and 3 homes east of
27 Dec 18 01:53 AM Lamar MO 1
Fatality F1 WT 779 At
least three frame homes and one mobile home destroyed.
27 Dec 18 03:35 PM Hamlet AR
1 Fatality F3 WT 785
Number of residences destroyed. 84 yr. old woman thrown from mobile
Some of this Data is From the Storm Prediction Center
website provided by NOAA/ National Weather Service National Centers
for Environmental Prediction Storm Prediction Center 1313 Halley
Circle Norman, OK U.S.A.