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November Tornado History

November Tornado 1959 to 2004November 1959 to 2004            
Total Reported Tornadoes 1728 with   
0 F5    14 F4     105 F3   371 F2   712 F1    526 F0
Of the total tornadoes 28% would be classified as strong/violent during this period.  38 States in the US have recorded tornadoes in November since 1959.  15 of these tornadoes have had a track length of greater than 50 miles.  During November 175 deaths have been recorded from these tornadoes from 1959 to 2004.

In November 2006 nine people were killed and more than 15 injured when a tornado swept through a town in northern Japan.  Tornadoes are not common on the island of Hokkaido, but this is another example of how tornadoes can happen in November anywhere in the world, so be prepared if severe weather develops.

November  2005   Killer Tornadoes: 5     Fatalities: 29
Nov 6 01:59 AM Evansville IN 25 Fatalities  F3 WS844 100+ Buildings/Homes destroyed or severely damaged. In November of 2005 tornadoes in Indiana were deadly. Tornadoes touched down in both Evansville Indiana and Henderson Kentucky during the night. DeGonia Springs Indiana also suffered extensive damage. The path of one tornado was over 40 miles long and 3/4 of a mile wide in some spots, and moved at 70 to 75 mph staying on the ground for about 35 minutes.  

Nov 12 10:40 PM Stratford IA 1 F3 WT858 Numerous homes damaged.  

Nov 15 08:30 PM Benton KY 1 F3 WT865 2 homes damaged.  

Nov 27 06:15 PM Plumerville AR 1 F3 WT876 Cars overturned on I-40. Car travelling westbound on I-40 thrown into eastbound lane and overturned.   1

Nov 27 10:35 PM Briar MO 1 F2 WT879 Two homes destroyed...two homes damaged.

November     Killer Tornadoes: 4     Fatalities: 4
Nov 23 04:20 PM Silsbee TX 1 F1 WT884 Two trees fell onto a mobile home killing an elderly woman.  

Nov 23 08:05 PM Olla LA 1 F3 WT885 Numerous homes heavily damaged.  

Nov 24 02:29 AM Fearns Springs MS 1 F3 WT888 Home completely destroyed.  

Nov 24 07:00 AM Bynum AL 1 WT896 Damage to two mobile homes, one with a tree through it.

An F4 tornado devastated southern portions of Huntsville, Alabama on November 15th 1989.  21 people died from that tornado, with twelve of the deaths occurring in cars which is an example of how dangerous it is to be in a car during a tornado. Most of those deaths in cars were people just going about their daily lives, not fleeing from the tornado, but caught outside in their cars when the tornado approached them.

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.  home of Tornado Tim