List of United States tornadoes from January to February 2012

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A graph showing six different colored lines, each representing a different tornado count statistic. Three of these lines are percentile lines, two are record lines, and one shows the number of tornadoes over time in 2012.
Graph of tornadoes in the United States in 2012

In January and February 2012, the local weather forecast offices of the National Weather Service confirmed 134 tornadoes in the United States, indicating an above-average period of tornadic activity. On average, 64 tornadoes occur in the first two months of the year, with 35 occurring in January and 29 in February.[a] However, in 2012, the count for the two months was 79 and 55, respectively.[1][2] The first confirmed tornado in January (and 2012) was an EF0 tornado which struck Fort Bend County in Texas at 1445 UTC on January 9.[3] The last tornado of February was an EF0 that affected Blount County in Tennessee at 0030 UTC on March 1, though in terms of Central Time Zone, where the tornado took place, it was still February 29.[4][5] The period's strongest tornado was ranked as an EF4 and occurred on February 29 in Saline and Gallatin counties in Illinois.[6] Total economic losses in the United States from the first two months of 2012 amounted to over $600 million.[7][8][9]

January 2012 was the third-most active January for tornadoes in the United States since 1950, with 79 tornadoes, behind 1999 and 2008.[10] Two deaths occurred in Alabama on January 23.[11] The activity was the result of a strong La Niña,[10] which contributed to the fourth-warmest January in the United States in recorded history.[12] The unseasonal temperatures led to numerous tornadoes throughout the month, primarily in three tornado outbreaks.[10] The month's largest tornado outbreak occurred from January 25–27, when 27 tornadoes formed across the Southern United States. However, none of these tornadoes exceeded EF1 intensity. A similarly widespread tornado outbreak occurred from January 22–23 and featured 25 tornadoes, of which 10 were classified as significant and thus exceeded EF1 intensity. Throughout the month, tornadoes caused at least $150 million of damage.[7]

February 2012 was slightly less active, with 55 tornadoes, but was still above average.[8] Similar to January, temperatures in the United States were anomalously warm, and the month ranked as the fifteenth-warmest February on record.[13] However, tornadic activity was sparse throughout much of the month,[14] before a large multi-day tornado outbreak took place across the Great Plains and the Ohio River Valley towards the end of the month.[15] The strongest tornado, ranked as an EF4, struck Harrisburg, Illinois on February 29, killing eight.[6] Overall, 15 people were killed during the outbreak, and tornadoes caused $450 million in damages.[9]

United States yearly total[edit]

Confirmed tornadoes by Enhanced Fujita rating
EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 575 241 94 25 4 0 939

January[edit]

Confirmed tornadoes by Enhanced Fujita rating
EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 40 25 13 1 0 0 79

January 9 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Monday, January 9, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Texas
EF0 E of Fulshear Fort Bend 29°40′N 95°49′W / 29.67°N 95.81°W / 29.67; -95.81 (Fulshear (Jan. 9, EF0)) 1445 0.1 miles (160 m) A few trees and power lines were downed and a paddle boat was lifted into a tree. First United States tornado of 2012.
EF1 SE of Clodine Fort Bend 29°41′N 95°40′W / 29.68°N 95.66°W / 29.68; -95.66 (Clodine (Jan. 9, EF1)) 1505 0.5 miles (0.80 km) Several houses were damaged, with one suffering significant roof damage and ten others sustaining minor roof damage. Several fences were downed as well.
EF0 NNW of Otey Brazoria 29°21′N 95°35′W / 29.35°N 95.58°W / 29.35; -95.58 (Otey (Jan. 9, EF0)) 1715 100 yards (91 m) Brief tornado damaged a barn and destroyed a shed near Brazos Bend State Park.
EF0 ENE of Chenango Brazoria 29°16′N 95°26′W / 29.27°N 95.44°W / 29.27; -95.44 (Chenango (Jan. 9, EF0)) 1732 200 yards (180 m) Brief tornado destroyed a shed and blew the top off a rice dryer.
EF0 SSE of Bonney Brazoria 29°17′N 95°26′W / 29.28°N 95.44°W / 29.28; -95.44 (Bonney (Jan. 9, EF0)) 1734 500 yards (460 m) Brief tornado rolled over two semi trucks on Highway 288.
EF0 SE of Dickinson Galveston 29°25′N 95°02′W / 29.41°N 95.03°W / 29.41; -95.03 (Dickinson (Jan. 9, EF0)) 1855 0.6 miles (0.97 km) Roof damage occurred at the Mall of the Mainland with one roof collapsing due to a combination of rain and tornadic winds. Trees were downed in the parking lot. A shed was thrown as well.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 01/09/12, NWS Houston/Galveston

January 11 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Wednesday, January 11, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
North Carolina
EF2 NW of Ellenboro Rutherford 35°21′N 81°47′W / 35.35°N 81.79°W / 35.35; -81.79 (Ellenboro (Jan. 11, EF2)) 2222 3.8 miles (6.1 km) The tornado was first very weak, peeling siding and roofing off of a shed. As it continued to the northeast on an intermittent path, it caused minor to major damage to site-built homes and completely destroyed two mobile homes. Several outbuildings were destroyed and numerous trees and power lines were downed. Ten people were injured.
EF2 Hildebran area Burke 35°40′N 81°29′W / 35.66°N 81.48°W / 35.66; -81.48 (Hildebran (Jan. 11, EF2)) 2304 4.2 miles (6.8 km) The tornado initially downed trees and caused minor roof damage to several houses before moving northeast on an intermittent path. It then intensified and damaged dozens of homes, with some mobile homes being completely destroyed and most of the roofing being removed from some frame houses. The tornado then weakened, causing sporadic tree and structural damage before lifting near Interstate 40. One hundred and sixty-eight structures were either damaged or destroyed and eight people were injured.
EF0 SE of Granite Falls Caldwell 35°46′N 81°23′W / 35.76°N 81.38°W / 35.76; -81.38 (Granite Falls (Jan. 11, EF0)) 2318 0.1 miles (160 m) Brief tornado downed trees and flipped several boats and a dock at a marina. The marina itself suffered minor roof damage.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 01/11/12, NWS Greenville-Spartanburg, SC

January 17 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Tuesday, January 17, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Indiana
EF0 SW of Huntingburg DuBois 38°16′N 86°59′W / 38.27°N 86.99°W / 38.27; -86.99 (Dubois (Jan. 17, EF0)) 1444 0.1 miles (0.16 km) An outbuilding was destroyed.
EF1 NE of Huntingburg DuBois 38°21′N 86°53′W / 38.35°N 86.89°W / 38.35; -86.89 (Dubois (Jan. 17, EF1)) 1454 9 miles (14 km) Numerous outbuildings were destroyed, a grain hopper was knocked over, and dozens of trees were knocked down.
EF0 Madison Jefferson 38°46′N 85°28′W / 38.76°N 85.46°W / 38.76; -85.46 (Madison (Jan. 17, EF0)) 1540 0.3 miles (0.48 km) A large dumpster was moved. A plane and awning were damaged and siding torn from a hangar at Madison Municipal Airport. Several trees were snapped.
EF1 Floyd Knobs Floyd 38°19′N 85°52′W / 38.31°N 85.87°W / 38.31; -85.87 (Floyd Knobs (Jan. 17, EF1)) 1600 1.2 miles (1.9 km) A garage was destroyed and multiple trees were knocked down.
EF0 NNE of Clarksville Clark 38°20′N 85°46′W / 38.33°N 85.76°W / 38.33; -85.76 (Clarksville (Jan. 17, EF0)) 1606 1.9 miles (3.1 km) Intermittent tornado overturned a vehicle, knocked down fences, and tore the roof off a barn.
Kentucky
EF1 N of St. Matthews Jefferson, Oldham 38°17′N 85°38′W / 38.28°N 85.64°W / 38.28; -85.64 (St. Matthews (Jan. 17, EF1)) 1612 8.2 miles (13.2 km) Multiple trees were knocked down and homes sustained minor roof damage. The wall of an indoor tennis court and the roof of a barn collapsed. Two semi trailers were blown over, injuring one of the drivers.
EF1 NNW of Fern Creek Jefferson 38°10′N 85°36′W / 38.17°N 85.60°W / 38.17; -85.60 (Fern Creek (Jan. 17, EF1)) 1620 0.45 miles (0.72 km) Brief tornado snapped multiple trees, tore shingles and siding from multiple homes, and blew in the door and lifted the roof of a garage.
EF1 NNE of Midway Scott 38°12′N 84°40′W / 38.20°N 84.66°W / 38.20; -84.66 (Midway (Jan. 17, EF1)) 1712 0.45 miles (0.72 km) Two barns were destroyed and another was damaged. Numerous trees were downed. Some fences were blown down.
EF2 SW of Scottsville Simpson, Allen 36°42′N 86°28′W / 36.70°N 86.47°W / 36.70; -86.47 (Rapids (Jan. 17, EF2)) 1820 9 miles (14 km) A well-built brick house lost its roof and another home suffered severe roof damage. Garages, barns, and outbuildings were destroyed. A jeep and camper were blown some distance.
Tennessee
EF0 NNE of Smyrna Rutherford 36°02′N 86°28′W / 36.04°N 86.47°W / 36.04; -86.47 (Smyrna (Jan. 17, EF0)) 1927 1.69 miles (2.72 km) Dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted. Several homes received moderate roof damage and a camper was blown on its side.
Mississippi
EF2 NE of Sandy Hook Marion 31°05′N 89°46′W / 31.08°N 89.76°W / 31.08; -89.76 (Sandy Hook (Jan. 17, EF2)) 2202 3 miles (4.8 km) Two injuries. A well-anchored single wide trailer and a well-built shed were destroyed with the contents tossed into nearby woods. A wood frame home had damage to one wall and numerous shingles were torn off.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 01/17/12, NWS Louisville, KY, NWS Nashville, TN, NWS Jackson, MS

January 21 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Saturday, January 21, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Georgia
EF1 SSE of Newnan Coweta 33°19′N 84°46′W / 33.31°N 84.76°W / 33.31; -84.76 (Newman (Jan. 21, EF1)) 1710 1 mile (1.6 km) Dozens of large trees were snapped or uprooted. Ten houses received minor damage, primarily as a result of falling trees and debris affecting the roof structures.
EF1 N of Oglethorpe Macon 32°22′N 84°04′W / 32.37°N 84.07°W / 32.37; -84.07 (Oglethorpe (Jan. 21, EF1)) 2045 8.5 miles (13.7 km) Two chicken houses were destroyed and another received significant damage. Around five houses received roof damage and one house was completely destroyed.
EF0 NW of Pinehurst Dooly 32°14′N 83°49′W / 32.23°N 83.81°W / 32.23; -83.81 (Pinehurst (Jan. 21, EF0)) 2115 5.5 miles (8.9 km) Several trees were snapped or uprooted and one power pole was downed along a non-continuous damage path.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 01/21/12, NWS Peachtree City, GA

January 22 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Sunday, January 22, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Arkansas
EF2 WSW of Thornton to SW of Rison Calhoun, Cleveland, Dallas 33°46′N 92°32′W / 33.77°N 92.53°W / 33.77; -92.53 (Fordyce (Jan. 22, EF2)) 0114 19.2 miles (30.9 km) This tornado caused significant damage as it clipped the northwest side of Fordyce, where 11 homes and mobile homes were destroyed, 6 were severely damaged, and 5 had minor damage. The Fordyce Country Club clubhouse building was heavily damaged, and a bathhouse on the property was largely destroyed with much of the debris blown into a nearby swimming pool. Two metal truss towers were crumpled to the ground in the area as well, and several travel trailers were flipped. Near Kingsland, a church was destroyed, a mobile home had its roof torn off, and another mobile home was completely destroyed. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path.
EF1 SW of Coy Lonoke 34°31′N 91°53′W / 34.52°N 91.89°W / 34.52; -91.89 (Coy (Jan. 22, EF1)) 0128 0.75 miles (1.21 km) An irrigation pivot was flipped and tree limbs were snapped.
EF1 Moscow Jefferson 34°08′N 91°51′W / 34.14°N 91.85°W / 34.14; -91.85 (Moscow (Jan. 22, EF1)) 0206 3.8 miles (6.1 km) A shed was thrown over a farm shop in Moscow, which suffered roof damage. An empty fuel tank was thrown into a field and an irrigation pivot was destroyed. Several trees were downed and the foundation of a house was damaged.
EF2 ESE of Sweden to N of Eldridge Corner Jefferson, Arkansas 34°11′N 91°43′W / 34.19°N 91.72°W / 34.19; -91.72 (Sweden (Jan. 22, EF2)) 0215 16.9 miles (27.2 km) Near Sweden, a large metal building was severely damaged and had a radio tower collapsed onto it. Farm machinery, grain trucks, and a gas line were damaged. Two irrigation pivots were overturned, several large grain bins were destroyed, and an old house was crushed by a falling tree. Near Eldridge Corner, two mobile homes and a farm equipment building were damaged. Many trees and power poles were downed along the path.
EF2 WNW of De Witt Arkansas 34°19′N 91°25′W / 34.32°N 91.42°W / 34.32; -91.42 (De Witt (Jan. 22, EF2)) 0236 14.4 miles (23.2 km) Four metal truss towers were toppled to the ground, and an elevator was blown off of some grain bins. A barn was badly damaged and a travel trailer was overturned. Many trees were downed along the path, and tin was removed from roofs and a tractor shed.
EF1 SW of De Witt Arkansas 34°10′N 91°20′W / 34.17°N 91.34°W / 34.17; -91.34 (De Witt (Jan. 22, EF1)) 0251 9.4 miles (15.1 km) A mobile home, a carport, and two sheds were destroyed, while a tractor shed had much of its roof torn off. A house had its windows blown out, and pieces of wood were found wedged into the siding. A metal building was destroyed, and a second metal building had one of its exterior walls pushed in. Trees and power poles were downed along the path.
EF1 S of Ragtown Monroe, Phillips 34°29′N 91°06′W / 34.48°N 91.10°W / 34.48; -91.10 (Ragtown (Jan. 22, EF1)) 0259 8 miles (13 km) A farm store had several large holes ripped into the sides of the building, and a nearby large shed was thrown over the structure. Irritation pivots were overturned, trees and power poles were downed, grain bins were dented, and tin was ripped off of farm sheds.
Illinois
EF2 SSW of Enfield to ESE of Burnt Prairie White 38°02′N 88°22′W / 38.03°N 88.37°W / 38.03; -88.37 (Enfield (Jan. 22, EF2)) 0418 18 miles (29 km) A large barn was destroyed with debris scattered up to 400 yd (370 m) away. Two combines were damaged, and a concrete block garage was destroyed. A 40-foot (12-metre) communications tower was bent approximately halfway up, and a greenhouse was destroyed. Several other small barns and sheds were destroyed, and a house sustained minor damage. Many trees and power poles were snapped along the path.
EF1 SSW of Albion Edwards 38°20′N 88°05′W / 38.34°N 88.08°W / 38.34; -88.08 (Albion (Jan. 22, EF1)) 0442 6 miles (9.7 km) Damage was mainly confined to trees, though a metal high-tension power pole was damaged.
Mississippi
EF2 E of Alligator Bolivar 34°05′N 90°43′W / 34.08°N 90.71°W / 34.08; -90.71 (Alligator (Jan. 22, EF2)) 0434 3.75 miles (6.04 km) Eight mobile homes were severely damaged, four of which were destroyed. Several other homes were heavily damaged, grain bins were blown away, and a 200-foot tall radio tower was blown over and mangled. Two metal frame buildings were destroyed, and many trees and power poles were snapped.
EF0 WNW of Marks Quitman 34°15′N 90°16′W / 34.25°N 90.27°W / 34.25; -90.27 (Marks (Jan. 22, EF0)) 0500 0.25 miles (0.40 km) Seven homes sustained minor damage, with shingles and roofing material blown off and windows broken. One home had its garage door blown in.
Kentucky
EF1 Hazel Calloway 36°30′N 88°16′W / 36.50°N 88.26°W / 36.50; -88.26 (Hazel (Jan. 22, EF1)) 0503 5.6 miles (9.0 km) Homes sustained damage to their shingles, windows, and shutters. A business in town had its porch roof destroyed. Two garages were leveled, and a third had a section of roof ripped off. Three barns were destroyed, and hundreds of trees were downed, one of which landed on a truck.
EF0 SW of Clifty Todd 36°59′N 87°11′W / 36.99°N 87.18°W / 36.99; -87.18 (Clifty (Jan. 22, EF1)) 0555 2.5 miles (4.0 km) Several trees were knocked down and some homes sustained shingle damage. A garage had its roof blown off, and a barn and several greenhouses were damaged. A camper trailer was overturned and destroyed, and a pool was damaged, along with a grain bin.
Tennessee
EF1 S of Lexington Henderson 35°35′N 88°23′W / 35.58°N 88.39°W / 35.58; -88.39 (Lexington (Jan. 22, EF1)) 0558 8 miles (13 km) Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped. A house lost part of its roof and a shed was destroyed.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 01/22/12, NWS Little Rock, NWS Jackson, MS, NWS Paducah, KY, NWS Memphis, TN

January 23 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Monday, January 23, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Alabama
EF0 SE of Panola Sumter 32°55′43″N 88°14′11″W / 32.9287°N 88.2364°W / 32.9287; -88.2364 (Panola(Jan. 23, EF0)) 0836 0.36 miles (0.58 km) One home suffered roof damage and another suffered minor siding damage.
EF2 Koffman Tuscaloosa 33°20′N 87°39′W / 33.33°N 87.65°W / 33.33; -87.65 (Koffman (Jan. 23, EF3)) 0842 0.45 miles (720 m) Brief but strong tornado struck the rural community of Koffman. A house had its roof ripped off, a barn and an outbuilding were destroyed, and many trees were snapped.
EF2 E of Windham Springs Tuscaloosa 33°24′N 87°24′W / 33.40°N 87.40°W / 33.40; -87.40 (Windham Springs (Jan. 23, EF2)) 0900 0.56 miles (900 m) Three wooden H-frame transmission poles were snapped, along with multiple trees. A hunting camp was severely impacted with eight camper trailers rolled, three of which were destroyed.
EF2 NW of Rock Creek Tuscaloosa, Jefferson 33°26′N 87°19′W / 33.43°N 87.31°W / 33.43; -87.31 (Rock Creek (Jan. 23, EF2)) 0909 13 miles (21 km) 1 death – 50 homes and mobile homes were damaged or destroyed in the Toadvine area as a result of this high-end EF2 tornado. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. The fatality occurred when a manufactured home was completely destroyed.
EF0 NE of Livingston Sumter 32°40′N 88°10′W / 32.66°N 88.17°W / 32.66; -88.17 (Livingston (Jan. 23, EF0)) 0921 1.1 miles (1.8 km) Numerous trees and a shed were damaged.
EF3 NE of Tarrant to NE of Argo Jefferson, St. Clair 33°42′N 86°48′W / 33.70°N 86.80°W / 33.70; -86.80 (Clay (Jan. 23, EF3)) 0958 15.5 miles (24.9 km) 1 death – This destructive early morning tornado caused major damage in the Birmingham metro area. At the beginning of the path in the Tarrant area, multiple businesses sustained heavy roof and wall damage, and some were destroyed. The tornado then moved directly through Center Point, severely damaging or destroying numerous homes and businesses. Center Point Elementary School sustained major structural damage. Continuing through Chalkville and the southern part of Clay, the tornado moved through multiple subdivisions and destroyed many additional homes, a few of which were leveled. Less severe damage to homes and trees occurred near Argo before the tornado dissipated. The fatality occurred when a teenage girl was thrown from her house as it was completely destroyed. 231 homes and businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed, and hundreds more sustained minor to moderate damage. 75 people were injured.
EF1 N of Marion Perry 32°43′N 87°19′W / 32.71°N 87.31°W / 32.71; -87.31 (Marion (Jan. 23, EF1)) 1033 2.1 miles (3.4 km) Many trees were uprooted and snapped.
EF2 NE of Marion to N of Clanton Perry, Chilton 32°43′N 87°16′W / 32.72°N 87.27°W / 32.72; -87.27 (Maplesville (Jan. 23, EF2)) 1037 39.5 miles (63.6 km) This strong, long-track tornado first caused major structural damage to a church and snapped or uprooted thousands of trees in the Talladega National Forest. The tornado then struck the town of Maplesville, causing significant damage. 36 homes in Maplesville were heavily damaged or destroyed, and 40 others sustained minor damage. Several businesses sustained damage as well. Continuing to the northeast, the tornado destroyed a business, collapsed a radio tower, damaged ten manufactured homes, and destroyed five other manufactured homes. Numerous trees were downed towards the end of the path before the tornado dissipated, some of which landed on homes.
EF0 ENE of Childersburg Talladega 33°18′N 86°18′W / 33.30°N 86.30°W / 33.30; -86.30 (Childersburg (Jan. 23, EF0)) 1135 5.4 miles (8.7 km) A number of trees were uprooted and snapped.
EF1 S of Clanton Chilton 32°44′N 86°38′W / 32.73°N 86.63°W / 32.73; -86.63 (Enterprise (Jan. 23, EF1)) 1236 3.67 miles (5.91 km) Several manufactured homes sustained minor damage, and one was destroyed. Ten other frame homes were damaged as well, one of which was completely shifted off of its foundation. Another home was shifted to a lesser degree, while a third had most of its roof blown off. Several outbuildings were destroyed, and many trees were downed along the path.
EF1 N of Millbrook Elmore 32°31′N 86°25′W / 32.52°N 86.41°W / 32.52; -86.41 (Millbrook (Jan. 23, EF1)) 1348 4.02 miles (6.47 km) 60 homes sustained minor roof and siding damage, an auto shop sustained damage to its garage doors, and an apartment building had its metal roof removed. Multiple trees were downed as well.
Sources: NWS Birmingham

January 24 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Tuesday, January 24, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Texas
EF0 WNW of Rocksprings Edwards 30°04′N 100°24′W / 30.07°N 100.40°W / 30.07; -100.40 (Rocksprings (Jan. 24, EF0)) 0530 3 miles (4.8 km) A few trees were downed on a ranch.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 01/24/12, NCDC Storm Events Database

January 25 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Wednesday, January 25, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path Length
Comments/Damage
Texas
EF1 Northeast Austin Travis 30°19′N 97°39′W / 30.32°N 97.65°W / 30.32; -97.65 (Northeast Austin (Jan. 25, EF1)) 0858 1.14 miles (1.83 km) Several homes were badly damaged with one losing part of its roof, trees were snapped and an industrial building was destroyed and several others suffered roof damage.
EF0 Southwest San Antonio Bexar 29°27′N 98°40′W / 29.45°N 98.66°W / 29.45; -98.66 (Southwest San Antonio (Jan. 25, EF0)) 1015 0.27 miles (0.43 km) A carport was thrown into a home causing major damage. Several other homes lost shingles. Trees were damaged and loose items were thrown.
EF0 String Prairie area Bastrop 29°51′N 97°20′W / 29.85°N 97.34°W / 29.85; -97.34 (String Prairie (Jan. 25, EF0)) 1130 2.9 miles (4.7 km) Many trees were downed and a house suffered minor damage.
EF1 SSW of Caldwell Burleson 30°26′N 96°46′W / 30.43°N 96.76°W / 30.43; -96.76 (Caldwell (Jan. 25, EF1)) 1243 2.25 miles (3.62 km) Several trees were snapped or uprooted and a house was pushed off its foundation. Several sheds and barns were destroyed.
EF0 Brenham area Washington 30°10′N 96°24′W / 30.16°N 96.40°W / 30.16; -96.40 (Brenham (Jan. 25, EF0)) 1317 2.5 miles (4.0 km) Several small outbuildings were destroyed, a barn lost its roof, and a house suffered roof damage. Numerous trees were downed.
EF0 SSW of Madisonville Madison 30°52′N 95°58′W / 30.87°N 95.96°W / 30.87; -95.96 (Madisonville (Jan. 25, EF0)) 1400 0.33 miles (0.53 km) Several trees were snapped or uprooted and a few structures were damaged.
EF0 Huntsville area (1st Tornado) Walker 30°43′N 95°33′W / 30.71°N 95.55°W / 30.71; -95.55 (Huntsville (Jan. 25, EF0)) 1506 0.36 miles (0.58 km) Tornado touched down at a car dealership. An awning was flipped, damaging two cars.
EF0 Huntsville area (2nd Tornado) Walker 30°43′N 95°33′W / 30.71°N 95.55°W / 30.71; -95.55 (Huntsville (Jan. 25, EF0)) 1510 50 yards (46 m) Very brief tornado downed several trees. Some trees landed on homes.
EF1 WSW of Mount Enterprise Rusk 31°54′N 94°42′W / 31.90°N 94.70°W / 31.90; -94.70 (Mount Enterprise (Jan. 25, EF1)) 1632 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Several large trees were snapped or uprooted. A few structures were damaged. One person was injured.
EF0 NE of Mount Enterprise Rusk, Panola 32°01′N 94°37′W / 32.02°N 94.61°W / 32.02; -94.61 (Mount Enterprise (Jan. 25, EF0)) 1647 6.5 miles (10.5 km) Several trees were snapped or uprooted and a few buildings were damaged.
EF0 Pearland Brazoria 29°34′N 95°17′W / 29.56°N 95.28°W / 29.56; -95.28 (Pearland (Jan. 25, EF0)) 1805 200 yards (180 m) The awning was destroyed at a gas station and a business lost its roof.
EF0 S of Wilwood Hardin 30°28′N 94°26′W / 30.46°N 94.43°W / 30.46; -94.43 (Wilwood (Jan. 25, EF0)) 1805 3 miles (4.8 km) Narrow tornado downed several trees.
EF0 NNW of Caney Head Tyler 30°28′N 94°26′W / 30.46°N 94.43°W / 30.46; -94.43 (Caney Head (Jan. 25, EF0)) 1830 0.4 miles (0.64 km) Several trees were downed, a carport was damaged, and a shed lost part of its roof.
EF1 Kirbyville area Jasper 30°39′N 93°55′W / 30.65°N 93.92°W / 30.65; -93.92 (Kirbyville (Jan. 25, EF1)) 1900 1.6 miles (2.6 km) Several buildings were damaged in Kirbyville.
EF0 NNE of Magnolia Springs Jasper 30°45′N 94°01′W / 30.75°N 94.02°W / 30.75; -94.02 (Magnolia Springs (Jan. 25, EF0)) 1902 0.8 miles (1.3 km) Narrow tornado downed several trees.
Louisiana
EF0 SSE of Toledo Bend Reservoir Vernon 31°06′N 93°32′W / 31.10°N 93.54°W / 31.10; -93.54 (Toledo Bend Reservoir (Jan. 25, EF0)) 1935 3 miles (4.8 km) Tornado downed several trees.
EF0 SSW of Peason Sabine 31°25′N 93°17′W / 31.41°N 93.28°W / 31.41; -93.28 (Peason (Jan. 25, EF0)) 2005 2.3 miles (3.7 km) Numerous trees had branches snapped off and a few buildings were damaged.
EF0 SSE of Fort Polk Vernon 31°00′N 93°11′W / 31.00°N 93.19°W / 31.00; -93.19 (Port Polk (Jan. 25, EF0)) 2030 1 mile (1.6 km) Many trees were downed.
EF0 SW of Boyce Vernon 31°20′N 92°43′W / 31.33°N 92.72°W / 31.33; -92.72 (Boyce (Jan. 25, EF0)) 2113 0.8 miles (1.3 km) Many trees were downed.
EF0 E of Hineston Rapides 31°08′N 92°44′W / 31.14°N 92.73°W / 31.14; -92.73 (Hineston (Jan. 25, EF0)) 2135 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Several trees snapped or uprooted.
EF0 SW of Kolin Rapides 31°16′N 92°20′W / 31.27°N 92.33°W / 31.27; -92.33 (Kolin (Jan. 25, EF0)) 2206 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Several trees snapped or uprooted and one home sustained roof damage.
EF1 Westlake area Calcasieu 30°15′N 93°16′W / 30.25°N 93.26°W / 30.25; -93.26 (Westlake (Jan. 25, EF1)) 2245 5.7 miles (9.2 km) Several homes damaged by fallen trees.
EF0 ESE of Grand Chenier Cameron 29°43′N 92°46′W / 29.72°N 92.76°W / 29.72; -92.76 (Grand Chenier (Jan. 25, EF0)) 0021 250 yards (230 m) A home lost its carport and part of its roof.
EF0 E of Duson Lafayette 30°14′N 92°08′W / 30.23°N 92.14°W / 30.23; -92.14 (Duson (Jan. 25, EF0)) 0158 260 yards (240 m) Trees were downed and two mobile homes suffered major damage.
Mississippi
EF1 SW of Rockport Copiah 31°44′N 90°13′W / 31.74°N 90.22°W / 31.74; -90.22 (Rockport (Jan. 25, EF1)) 0049 3.5 miles (5.6 km) Trees were uprooted and snapped. A barn suffered roof damage.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 01/25/12, NWS Austin/San Antonio, NWS Houston/Galveston, NWS Shreveport, LA, NWS Lake Charles, LA, NWS Jackson, MS

January 26 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Thursday, January 26, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path Length
Comments/Damage
Mississippi
EF0 N of Poplarville Pearl River 30°59′N 89°34′W / 30.99°N 89.56°W / 30.99; -89.56 (Poplarville (Jan. 26, EF0)) 1244 200 yards (180 m) Brief tornado peeled back a patio roof and ripped off part of the roof of a house. At least one other house was damaged.
Louisiana
EF0 NE of Venice Plaquemines 29°18′N 89°23′W / 29.30°N 89.38°W / 29.30; -89.38 (Venice (Jan. 26, EF0)) 1325 400 yards (370 m) Brief tornado damaged a few homes and trees.
Alabama
EF0 N of Aquilla Choctaw 31°46′N 88°25′W / 31.76°N 88.42°W / 31.76; -88.42 (Aquilla (Jan. 26, EF0)) 1535 0.37 miles (0.60 km) The weak tornado skipped along County Road 45, damaging trees. The tornado also passed near several homes without damaging them.
EF0 SE of Uniontown Perry 30°59′N 89°34′W / 30.99°N 89.56°W / 30.99; -89.56 (Uniontown (Jan. 26, EF0)) 1700 0.6 miles (0.97 km) A number of trees were uprooted and others had large branches broken. Several homes suffered roof and siding damage and one home was shifted off its foundation.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 01/26/12, NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, NWS Birmingham, Experimental NWS damage survey viewer

January 27 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Friday, January 27, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path Length
Comments/Damage
Florida
EF1 ENE of Port Charlotte Charlotte 27°00′N 82°01′W / 27.00°N 82.02°W / 27.00; -82.02 (Port Charlotte (Jan. 27, EF1)) 1045 0.75 miles (1.21 km) A home and apartment complex suffered significant roof damage. A convenience store suffered minor damage. Damage occurred along and intermittent path.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 01/26/12, NWS Tampa Bay

February[edit]

Confirmed tornadoes by Enhanced Fujita rating
EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 16 18 19 1 1 0 55

February 1 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Wednesday, February 1, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Louisiana
EF0 NW of Oberlin Allen 30°38′N 92°50′W / 30.64°N 92.83°W / 30.64; -92.83 (Oberlin (Feb. 1, EF0)) 0630 3.75 miles (6.04 km) Weak tornado downed about a dozen pine trees and peeled the roof off of a barn.
Mississippi
EF0 SE of Splunge Monroe 33°57′N 88°14′W / 33.95°N 88.24°W / 33.95; -88.24 (Splunge (Feb. 1, EF0)) 0212 200 yards (180 m) Brief tornado damaged a home, collapsing its carport. A mobile home was damaged when a shed was thrown into it and destroyed. A chicken coop was destroyed and several trees were snapped.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 02/01/12, NWS Memphis, NCDC Storm Events Database

February 3 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Friday, February 3, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Texas
EF1 SSW of Miami Gray, Roberts, Hemphill 35°33′N 100°42′W / 35.55°N 100.70°W / 35.55; -100.70 (Miami (Feb. 3, EF1)) 0642 13 miles (21 km) Tornado caused sporadic damage along a 13-mile (21-kilometre) path. Several irrigation pivots were blown over, a warehouse collapsed, a horse barn was damaged and several power poles were snapped.
EF1 Snook area Burleson 30°29′N 96°28′W / 30.49°N 96.47°W / 30.49; -96.47 (Snook (Feb. 3, EF1)) 0045 0.8 miles (1.3 km) Tornado destroyed several barns and sheds. Numerous homes were damaged and trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF2 NE of Snook Burleson 30°31′N 96°26′W / 30.51°N 96.44°W / 30.51; -96.44 (Snook (Feb. 3, EF2)) 0050 0.5 miles (800 m) Strong tornado struck a FedEx building, damaging the roof. Several tractor trailers were tossed 50 to 100 yd (46 to 91 m).
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 02/02/12. SPC Storm Reports for 02/03/12, NWS Amarillo, Texas, NWS Houston / Galveston

February 4 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Saturday, February 4, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Louisiana
EF1 SW of De Ridder Beauregard 30°48′N 93°20′W / 30.80°N 93.34°W / 30.80; -93.34 (De Ridder (Feb. 4, EF1)) 1400 4.6 miles (7.4 km) Tornado caused significant damage to a barn, tossing its roof roughly 0.4 mi (0.64 km). Several trees and a carport were also damaged.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 02/04/12, NWS Lake Charles, Louisiana

February 18 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Saturday, February 18, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Louisiana
EF0 W of Gueydan Cameron, Vermillion 30°02′N 92°37′W / 30.03°N 92.62°W / 30.03; -92.62 (Gueydan (Feb. 18, EF0)) 1453 2.45 miles (3.94 km) A few trees and power poles were downed and the roof was peeled off of a barn.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 02/18/12, NCDC Storm Events Database

February 22 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Wednesday, February 22, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Georgia
EF1 E of Rome Floyd 34°15′N 85°08′W / 34.25°N 85.14°W / 34.25; -85.14 (Rome (Feb. 22, EF1)) 0312 3.25 miles (5.23 km) Trees were uprooted and snapped. One store lost part of its roof and a mobile home lost all of its roof. Several outbuildings were destroyed. One indirect fatality occurred when a woman suffered a heart attack.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 02/22/12, NWS Peachtree City, GA

February 24 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Friday, February 24, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
South Carolina
EF2 N of Wagener Aiken, Lexington 33°43′N 81°21′W / 33.72°N 81.35°W / 33.72; -81.35 (Wagener (Feb. 24, EF2)) 1807 8 miles (13 km) One mobile home was destroyed and a two-story home sustained extensive damage. Another two-story home was also damaged. Debris was reported to be covering roads. Numerous trees were downed, with several snapped off.
EF0 WSW of Pinewood Sumter 33°43′N 80°34′W / 33.71°N 80.56°W / 33.71; -80.56 (Pinewood (Feb. 24, EF0)) 1851 5 miles (8.0 km) Damage was confined to trees along an intermittent path.
EF1 SE of Islandton Colleton 32°53′N 80°53′W / 32.88°N 80.89°W / 32.88; -80.89 (Islandton (Feb. 24, EF1)) 2209 2 miles (3.2 km) Several structures were damaged or destroyed. Three mobile homes suffered roof damage. At least 30 trees were uprooted or snapped.
Georgia
EF0 ESE of Omega Colquitt 31°19′N 83°32′W / 31.31°N 83.54°W / 31.31; -83.54 (Omega (Feb. 24, EF0)) 1845 3 miles (4.8 km) Numerous trees were snapped, along with damage to barns, irrigation pivots, and some roof damage to a home. A mobile home park was damaged, with one home completely destroyed.
Virginia
EF0 Bavon Mathews 37°20′N 76°17′W / 37.33°N 76.29°W / 37.33; -76.29 (Bavon (Feb. 24, EF0)) 2325 1 mile (1.6 km) Several houses and businesses were damaged and several trees were downed.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 02/24/12, NWS Columbia, SC, NWS Charleston, SC, NWS Tallahassee, NWS Wakefield, VA

February 28 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Tuesday, February 28, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Nebraska
EF0 NE of North Platte Lincoln, Logan 41°21′N 100°29′W / 41.35°N 100.49°W / 41.35; -100.49 (North Platte (Feb. 28, EF0)) 2213 3 miles (4.8 km) Tornado was reported by an off-duty NWS employee and remained over open fields with little to no damage. This was the first tornado to be reported in Nebraska in February since records began in 1950.
EF0 W of Greeley Greeley 41°33′N 98°37′W / 41.55°N 98.61°W / 41.55; -98.61 (Greeley (Feb. 28, EF0)) 0100 Unknown Very brief tornado in a field flipped and destroyed an irrigation pivot.
Kansas
EF0 SE of Randall Jewell, Cloud 39°35′N 97°59′W / 39.59°N 97.98°W / 39.59; -97.98 (Randall (Feb. 28, EF0)) 2328 4.8 miles (7.7 km) Tornado struck a farm, damaging trees and tearing off the metal roof of an outbuilding. A metal building was destroyed. A barn sustained roof damage and water tanks were thrown. Cars were damaged by flying debris.
EF0 Belleville area Republic 39°47′N 97°41′W / 39.79°N 97.68°W / 39.79; -97.68 (Belleville (Feb. 28, EF0)) 0005 6.1 miles (9.8 km) A few houses and outbuildings suffered minor damage. Many trees were downed as well.
EF0 SSW of Hutchinson Reno 37°59′N 97°58′W / 37.99°N 97.96°W / 37.99; -97.96 (Hutchinson (Feb. 28, EF0)) 0043 1.2 miles (1.9 km) Tornado destroyed a barn, downed a fence, and overturned a truck. A few trees were downed.
EF0 S of Hutchinson Reno 37°56′N 98°00′W / 37.94°N 98.00°W / 37.94; -98.00 (Hutchinson (Feb. 28, EF0)) 0047 0.75 miles (1.21 km) Second touchdown of the previous tornado caused no damage.
EF0 SE of Moundridge McPherson 38°11′N 97°31′W / 38.18°N 97.51°W / 38.18; -97.51 (Moundridge (Feb. 28, EF0)) 0117 2.3 miles (3.7 km) Several trees, power lines, and highway signs were downed.
EF2 Harveyville area Wabaunsee 38°47′N 95°58′W / 38.79°N 95.96°W / 38.79; -95.96 (Harveyville (Feb. 28, EF2)) 0302 5 miles (8.0 km) 1 death – Numerous homes were badly damaged and vehicles were flipped. Approximately half of the structures in the town were damaged significantly, including a church and an apartment complex. Aside from the 1 fatality, 3 people were taken to hospitals and released and eight others were treated for minor injuries. The tornado formed and disappeared so quickly, within three to five minutes, that no tornado warnings were issued.[16]
EF1 S of Globe Franklin, Douglas 38°44′N 95°24′W / 38.73°N 95.40°W / 38.73; -95.40 (Globe (Feb. 28, EF1)) 0406 3.5 miles (5.6 km) Tornado uprooted trees and destroyed several barns. An RV and a trailer were overturned, and a mobile home was damaged.
Missouri
EF1 WNW of Nashville Barton 37°23′N 94°34′W / 37.39°N 94.56°W / 37.39; -94.56 (Nashville (Feb. 28, EF1)) 0452 16 miles (26 km) Several barns were damaged and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF1 NNW of Greenfield Dade, Polk 37°28′N 93°52′W / 37.46°N 93.86°W / 37.46; -93.86 (Greenfield (Feb. 28, EF1)) 0526 18.6 miles (29.9 km) Tornado damaged or destroyed ten barns.
EF2 SSE of Halfway Polk, Dallas 37°33′N 93°11′W / 37.55°N 93.19°W / 37.55; -93.19 (Halfway (Feb. 28, EF2)) 0558 10 miles (16 km) 1 death – Tornado caused extensive damage near Buffalo. A mobile home park was destroyed and power poles were snapped. Other permanent homes were damaged or destroyed as well. Three turkey barns were also destroyed. One person was killed and 12 others were injured.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 02/28/12, NWS North Platte, NWS Hastings, NE, NWS Topeka, NWS Wichita, NWS Springfield, MO, NCDC Storm Events Database

February 29 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Wednesday, February 29, 2012
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Missouri
EF1 NW of Phillipsburg Laclede 37°34′N 92°49′W / 37.57°N 92.81°W / 37.57; -92.81 (Phillipsburg (Feb. 29, EF1)) 0618 11 miles (18 km) Tornado damaged multiple homes and downed numerous trees. One person was injured.
EF1 SE of Bennett Spring Laclede 37°43′N 92°50′W / 37.72°N 92.84°W / 37.72; -92.84 (Bennett Spring (Feb. 29, EF1)) 0622 0.25 miles (0.40 km) Tornado struck a campground, damaging or destroying at least 20 RVs. An antique shop was damaged as well.
EF2 WNW of Cassville Barry 36°42′N 93°55′W / 36.70°N 93.92°W / 36.70; -93.92 (Cassville (Feb. 29, EF2)) 0642 1.7 miles (2.7 km) 1 death – Four mobile homes and 1 framed home were destroyed on the northwest side of Cassville. Another framed home was significantly damaged. A tractor trailer rig was flipped on Highway 37. Aside from the 1 fatality, there were 4 injuries.
EF1 NW of Edgar Springs Phelps, Dent 37°43′N 91°53′W / 37.71°N 91.88°W / 37.71; -91.88 (Edgar Springs (Feb. 29, EF2)) 0706 19 miles (31 km) One home was severely damaged and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF2 Branson area Stone, Taney 36°38′N 93°13′W / 36.64°N 93.22°W / 36.64; -93.22 (Branson (Feb. 29, EF2)) 0713 22 miles (35 km) Long track tornado caused extensive damage in Branson, including many homes and businesses destroyed. At least 32 people were injured in the town. The tornado followed a path from Kimberling City, Missouri on Table Rock Lake moving along Missouri Route 76 through the entertainment strip before hitting the downtown area where it blew out or cracked windows in 219 of the hotel rooms in the 12-story/295-room Hilton Branson Convention Center. The tornado extensively damaged three of Branson's 50-plus theatres – (Americana Theater, Branson Variety Theater and Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater). Severe damage occurred at the Branson Landing on Lake Taneycomo and the Veterans Memorial Museum as well. An apartment complex was also badly damaged. Vehicles at the Ride the Ducks water/land attraction were flipped over, but officials said they were not damaged enough to be put out of service.[17][18][19]
EF2 N of Marquand to ESE of Sedgewickville Madison, Bollinger 37°27′N 90°07′W / 37.45°N 90.12°W / 37.45; -90.12 (Marquand (Feb. 29, EF1)) 0910 20.75 miles (33.39 km) One home was destroyed and several others had roof damage. At least 10 barns were damaged or destroyed and many trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF2 ENE of Mayfield Bollinger, Cape Girardeau 37°28′N 89°52′W / 37.47°N 89.86°W / 37.47; -89.86 (Mayfield (Feb. 29, EF2)) 0934 7.65 miles (12.31 km) Many trees were downed and several structures, including three homes, suffered roof, window, and siding damage. A garage was lifted and tossed about 100 yards (91 m).
EF2 Oak Ridge to S of Carbondale, IL Cape Girardeau, Union (IL), Jackson (IL) 37°30′N 89°44′W / 37.50°N 89.73°W / 37.50; -89.73 (Oak Ridge (Feb. 29, EF2)) 0947 32 miles (51 km) Thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted. Several houses were damaged, primarily partial roof loss. Numerous barns and grain bins were destroyed, along with many downed power lines. One person was injured. Was likely a multiple vortex tornado.
EF3 Asherville area Stoddard 36°54′N 90°13′W / 36.90°N 90.21°W / 36.90; -90.21 (Asherville (Feb. 29, EF2)) 1000 21 miles (34 km) 1 death – Over 50 structures (mostly mobile homes, barns, and outbuildings) were damaged, with almost half completely destroyed. Two site-built homes were seriously damaged, one of which was completely destroyed.
EF1 E of Bell City Stoddard, Scott 37°01′N 89°48′W / 37.02°N 89.80°W / 37.02; -89.80 (Bell City (Feb. 29, EF2)) 1024 17.5 miles (28.2 km) Grain bins and silos were destroyed and barns were damaged. Homes sustained roof and siding damage. Irrigation pivots were overturned and chicken houses were destroyed as well.
Illinois
EF2 SW of Marion Williamson 37°38′N 89°03′W / 37.63°N 89.05°W / 37.63; -89.05 (Marion (Feb. 29, EF2)) 1028 14.5 miles (23.3 km) A large metal warehouse building was heavily damaged. Numerous homes had mainly minor roof damage. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted and many power lines were downed. Several barns and outbuildings were destroyed or heavily damaged.
EF4 Harrisburg area Saline, Gallatin 37°44′N 88°33′W / 37.74°N 88.55°W / 37.74; -88.55 (Harrisburg (Feb. 29, EF4)) 1051 26.5 miles (42.6 km) 8 deaths — See section on this tornado — 100–110 people were injured.
EF2 Mounds area Pulaski (IL), Ballard (KY), McCracken (KY), Massac (IL) 37°07′N 89°12′W / 37.11°N 89.20°W / 37.11; -89.20 (Mounds (Feb. 29, EF2)) 1100 26.5 miles (42.6 km) Tornado crossed the Ohio River twice along the Illinois-Kentucky line. Four mobile homes were destroyed, many houses were damaged and barns and chicken houses were destroyed. Hundreds of trees were uprooted or snapped along the path. Four people were injured, one seriously.
Kentucky
EF1 Henderson Henderson 37°52′N 87°35′W / 37.87°N 87.58°W / 37.87; -87.58 (Henderson (Feb. 29, EF1)) 1157 1 mile (1.6 km) Four cabins were destroyed and seven telephone poles were downed.
EF0 NE of Madisonville Hopkins 37°20′N 87°29′W / 37.34°N 87.49°W / 37.34; -87.49 (Madisonville (Feb. 29, EF0)) 1240 0.5 miles (0.80 km) Brief tornado with no damage.
EF1 Greenville area (1st tornado) Muhlenberg 37°13′N 87°11′W / 37.21°N 87.19°W / 37.21; -87.19 (Greenville (Feb. 29, EF1)) 1445 700 feet (210 m) Brief tornado damaged an apartment building and several houses in southwestern Greenville.
EF2 Greenville area (2nd tornado) Muhlenberg 37°13′N 87°11′W / 37.21°N 87.18°W / 37.21; -87.18 (Greenville (Feb. 29, EF2)) 1445 5.4 miles (8.7 km) A mobile home was destroyed and thrown, injuring its occupant. Muhlenberg South Middle School was also damaged, as were several houses.
EF2 E of Clarkson Grayson 37°29′N 86°10′W / 37.48°N 86.16°W / 37.48; -86.16 (Clarkson (Feb. 29, EF2)) 1542 2 miles (3.2 km) Several brick houses and a business were damaged and three mobile homes were destroyed. One person was injured.
EF2 S of Elizabethtown Hardin 37°37′N 85°54′W / 37.62°N 85.90°W / 37.62; -85.90 (Elizabethtown (Feb. 29, EF2)) 1555 5 miles (8.0 km) Several homes were significantly damaged. A trucking company was struck, leaving roof trusses buckled and throwing significant debris into a nearby mobile home park. A working garage was destroyed, and a barn was damaged. Many fences were knocked down. Many trees were either uprooted, twisted, or knocked down.
EF2 W of Hodgenville LaRue 37°34′N 85°46′W / 37.56°N 85.77°W / 37.56; -85.77 (Hodgenville (Feb. 29, EF2)) 1605 1.7 miles (2.7 km) Many roofs were damaged, with the heaviest being at a day care center. Several homes were significantly damaged. Two cars were "rearranged", with one on top of the other in a parking lot. Many trees and power lines were downed as well.
EF2 Hodgenville LaRue 37°34′N 85°44′W / 37.56°N 85.73°W / 37.56; -85.73 (Hodgenville (Feb. 29, EF2)) 1612 0.9 miles (1.4 km) A large working garage and two homes were damaged, including a newly constructed home that was almost finished. A dumpster full of old building material was thrown 75 yards and snapped one telephone pole.
EF2 Grassy Creek area Morgan 37°52′N 83°22′W / 37.87°N 83.37°W / 37.87; -83.37 (Grassy Creek (Feb. 29, EF2)) 1842 6 miles (9.7 km) Several structures were damaged, with the most extreme damage to a residential structure.
EF1 SE of Center Metcalfe 37°08′N 85°41′W / 37.13°N 85.68°W / 37.13; -85.68 (Center (Feb. 29, EF1)) 1847 1.1 miles (1.8 km) Three to four barns were damaged and numerous trees were snapped.
EF2 N of Russell Springs Russell, Casey 37°07′N 85°05′W / 37.12°N 85.08°W / 37.12; -85.08 (Russell Springs (Feb. 29, EF2)) 1922 7.2 miles (11.6 km) Two mobile homes were totally destroyed, and a modular home was rotated 30–80 feet counterclockwise off its foundation (with a quarter of the home blown away). Trees, barns, and outbuildings were damaged.
EF1 ENE of Science Hill Pulaski 37°11′N 84°35′W / 37.18°N 84.58°W / 37.18; -84.58 (Science Hill (Feb. 29, EF1)) 1953 1.5 miles (2.4 km) One barn was destroyed and several others suffered major damage. The top of a silo was taken down and several homes suffered major roof damage.
Indiana
EF1 Newburgh Warrick 37°57′N 87°24′W / 37.95°N 87.40°W / 37.95; -87.40 (Newburgh (Feb. 29, EF1)) 1203 2 miles (3.2 km) Trees and telephone poles were knocked down. Many homes and two businesses suffered roof damage, with two homes completely losing their roofs. A garage was completely destroyed.
Tennessee
EF1 NE of Smithville DeKalb, White 35°58′N 85°50′W / 35.97°N 85.83°W / 35.97; -85.83 (Smithville (Feb. 29, EF1)) 2147 13 miles (21 km) 1 death – A home on stilts was blown over and destroyed on the west side of Center Hill Lake, resulting in one fatality. Dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted. Some trees were blown over onto structures.
EF0 NNW of Sparta White 36°01′N 85°32′W / 36.02°N 85.53°W / 36.02; -85.53 (Sparta (Feb. 29, EF0)) 2202 1.8 miles (2.9 km) A home and barn suffered roof damage on Linville Road, and several trees were snapped or uprooted along the path.
EF2 NNW of Crossville Cumberland 36°05′N 85°07′W / 36.09°N 85.11°W / 36.09; -85.11 (Crossville (Feb. 29, EF1)) 2230 5.1 miles (8.2 km) 2 deaths – A brick home and a double wide mobile home were completely destroyed. Another home lost its entire roof. A tractor-trailer was blown over. More than 1,000 trees were uprooted or snapped. Aside from the 2 fatalities, there were 8 injuries.
EF0 NE of Greenback Blount 35°41′N 84°08′W / 35.68°N 84.14°W / 35.68; -84.14 (Greenback (Feb. 29, EF1)) 0030 0.75 miles (1.21 km) Damage was limited mainly to trees, as well as a light awning that was dislodged from the front of a house.
Sources: SPC Storm Reports for 02/28/12, SPC Storm Reports for 02/29/12, NWS Springfield, MO, NWS St. Louis, NWS Paducah, KY, NWS Louisville, NWS Jackson, KY, NWS Nashville, NWS Morristown, TN

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The sampling period for the climatological average of tornadoes in the United States was a 19‑year period from 1991 to 2010.[1]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Average Number of Tornadoes in February" (GIF). U.S. Tornado Climatology. Asheville, North Carolina: United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center. 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
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  6. ^ a b National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Paducah, Kentucky (March 6, 2012). "February 29 tornado outbreak". Paducah, Kentucky: United States National Oceanic and Administration's National Weather Service. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
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