Tornadoes of 1995
The Dimmitt, Texas tornado
|Timespan||January - December 1995|
|Maximum rated tornado||F4 tornado
|Tornadoes in U.S.||1,235|
This page documents the tornadoes and tornado outbreaks of 1995, primarily in the United States. Most tornadoes form in the U.S., although some events may take place internationally. Tornado statistics for older years like this often appear significantly lower than modern years due to fewer reports or confirmed tornadoes, however by the 1990s tornado statistics were coming closer to the numbers we see today.
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The season peaked in May with a near month record of 392 tornadoes. June brought over two hundred tornadoes, including several which became famous for their videos. The death total for the year was relatively low at 30 (fewest since 1986).
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Confirmed tornado total for the entire year 1995 in the United States.
There were 36 tornadoes confirmed in the US in January. Despite the low number of tornadoes three people were killed in the southeast from separate tornadoes during the month.
There were 7 tornadoes confirmed in the US in February. On February 16, an F3 tornado killed six people in Arab, Alabama, and injured 130, making it the tornado responsible for the most deaths in 1995.
There were 49 tornadoes confirmed in the US in March.
There were 130 tornadoes confirmed in the US in April.
There were 392 tornadoes confirmed in the US in May. Beyond the three-week-long outbreak sequence, three people were killed by an F4 tornado in Berkshire County, Massachusetts on May 29. The F4 rating was based on a Car thrown 1000 feet.
The May 1995 Tornado Outbreak Sequence was a series of tornado outbreaks that occurred from May 6 through May 27, 1995. Thirteen deaths occurred due to the outbreak. Nearly 300 tornadoes (six ranked up to F4) occurred during this period from the Central US through the Southeast and into the Mid-Atlantic.
There were 216 tornadoes confirmed in the US in June. On June 2, a tornado near Dimmitt, Texas (F4 strength) was covered closely by the Probe 1 Vortex team, making it "the most comprehensively observed tornado in history." On June 8, several more tornadoes in the Texas Panhandle caused destruction. The Pampa F4 tornado struck the industrial section of the town. Two other F4 tornadoes near Allison and Kellerville were captured on video. None of those tornadoes caused any fatalities. The Kellerville tornado has been debated to be of F5 strength, but the current and final rating was F4 the vortex team found some supposive F5 damage and was likely missed by the NWS survey team. Also the existence of satellite tornadoes in the Allison, Texas, after probe run barely outraced the Kellerville tornado they were hit by an eighty-seven-knot wind gust and a small funnel was above them. Probe two also found a satellite tornado again around the Allison tornado. Twenty-one tornadoes were reported on June 8 alone, the most ever reported on a single day.
There were 162 tornadoes confirmed in the US in July.
There were 53 tornadoes confirmed in the US in August.
There were 19 tornadoes confirmed in the US in September.
There were 74 tornadoes confirmed in the US in October.
There were 79 tornadoes confirmed in the US in November. On November 10, an F2 tornado killed two in Arkansas.
There were 18 tornadoes confirmed in the US in December.
- "U.S. Annual Tornado Maps (1952 - 2011): 1995 Tornadoes". Storm Prediction Center. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
- "Annual U.S. Killer Tornado Statistics". Storm Prediction Center. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 18, 2016.