The Tri-State Tornado is the most infamous F5 tornado in U.S. history. It occurred during a major tornado outbreak on March 18th, 1925. It's was one of the worst tornadic events in world history. It holds several tornado records to this day. There has been speculation that it might have been a series of tornadoes, instead just one tornado. A study published in 2013 found no definitive proof one way or another. To this day, there is no single meteorological factor that can explain the exceptional path length and duration of the Tri-State Tornado.
Below you’ll find Tri-State Tornado facts, historic records it still holds, and pictures related to it. While the debate will continue if this was a single tornado or a series of tornadoes, what won’t change is 695 people were killed by whatever happened on March 18th, 1925. Feel free to contact us if you come across any new research on this historic tornado.
Below is a list of records the 1925 Tri-State Tornado set and still holds as of 01-01-2020.
Below are some shocking pictures related to the Tri-State Tornado. There is no known photograph of the actual funnel cloud. While you may find a lot of articles on this tornado with a picture of a tornado, it's not an actual picture of the tornado.