Super Outbreak Tornadoes of April 3-4, 1974

As the US government funding only covered its own country, the 149th tornado of the Super Outbreak that hit Windsor, Ontario Canada was omitted.

Today marks the anniversary of one of the most amazing but, also, most frightening and deadly natural events in North American history — the Super Outbreak of April 3-4, 1974.  In the span of less than 24 hours, a record-breaking 148 tornadoes struck the eastern portion of the United States and the often neglected 149th overall touched down in Windsor, Ontario and was one of the worst twisters to ever hit Canada.  This event also holds another stunning record that has never been approached since — six tornadoes that hit a rating of F5 on the old Fujita scale. › Continue reading…