November 1992 tornado outbreak

November 1992 tornado outbreak
Outbreak death toll
State Total County County
total
Georgia 6 Greene 1
Lumpkin 1
Putnam 4
Kentucky 1 Carroll 1
Mississippi 15 Choctaw 1
Kemper 1
Leake 1
Rankin 10
Webster 2
North Carolina 2 Orange 2
South Carolina 1 Saluda 1
Tennessee 1 Hardeman 1
Totals 26
All deaths were tornado-related

The November 1992 tornado outbreak was a three-day tornado outbreak that struck large parts of the eastern and Midwestern U.S. on November 21-23. Also sometimes referred to as the Widespread Outbreak (as was the Super Outbreak initially), this exceptionally long lasting and geographically large outbreak produced over $300 million in damage, along with 26 deaths and 641 injuries in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

The outbreak began on November 21 with a cluster of 6 tornadoes (ranging from F1 to F4 intensities - see Fujita scale) that struck parts of the Houston, TX, area. Later on the 21st, the deadliest tornado of the outbreak (also F4 intensity) struck Brandon, MS, causing 10 deaths, 98 injuries and over $25 million in damage. Other F4 tornadoes struck Cobb County, GA, in the Atlanta suburbs, and Switzerland County, IN, just southwest of Cincinnati. Of the 5 tornadoes reported in North Carolina (on the 22nd and 23rd), the last left a damage path over 160 miles in length (at consistent F2-F3 intensity), the longest tornado damage track to have ever been recorded in the state, producing damage in Wilson, NC, and Elizabeth City, NC. The last tornado of the outbreak, a short-lived F1, touched down in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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Confirmed tornadoes

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
95 12 36 26 15 6 0

November 21 event

F# Location County Time (UTC) Path length Damage
Texas
F1 NE of Glen Flora Wharton 1930 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
F1 NE of Jones Creek Wharton 1940 1 miles (1.6 km)
F1 W of Wharton Wharton 2015 1 miles (1.6 km)
F2 NE of Foster to W of Deco Harris 2020 25 miles (40 km)
F1 Pecan Grove area Fort Bend 2040 1 miles (1.6 km)
F1 E of Thompsons Fort Bend 2045 1 miles (1.6 km)
F1 Pearland area Brazoria, Harris 2110 2.5 miles (4 km)
F3 SE of Huffman to W of Rye Harris, Liberty 2120 32 miles (51.2 km)
F2 Houston to Jacinto Harris 2120 12 miles (19.2 km)
F4 Houston to N of Dayton Harris, Liberty 2127 30 miles (48 km)
F2 SE of Schwab City Polk 2212 2 miles (3.2 km)
F1 NE of Crosby Harris, Liberty 2215 4 miles (6.4 km)
F0 E of Texas City Galveston 2245 0.1 miles (0.16 km)
F1 S of Buna Jasper 0000 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Louisiana
F2 W of Simpson Vernon 0112 6 miles (9.6 km)
F3 Iowa area Calcasieu 0130 6 miles (9.6 km)
F2 Tioga area Rapides 0250 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
F2 NE of Lozes to NE of Parks Iberia, St. Marin 0330 15 miles (24 km)
F2 N of Monterey (1st tornado) Catahoula 0345 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
F3 W of Monterey (2nd tornado) Concordia 0345 3 miles (4.8 km)
F3 SW of Foules to SE of Richmond Catahoula, Tensas, Madison 0355 38 miles (60.8 km)
F2 N of Jackson West Feliciana, East Feliciana 0400 13 miles (20.8 km)
F2 E of Richland to NE of Osceola Tensas 0418 16 miles (26.6 km)
F1 W of Woodland East Feliciana 0430 11 miles (17.6 km)
Mississippi
F1 Centreville area Wilkinson 0330 4 miles (6.4 km)
F2 SE of West Lincoln to W of Beauregard Lincoln, Copiah 0450 16 miles (26.6 km)
F1 E of Hazlehurst Copiah 0515 9 miles (14.4 km)
F3 E of Oak Vale to Mount Olive Jefferson Davis, Covington 0523 27 miles (43.2 km)
F4 N of Hopewell to W of Sherwood Copiah, Simpson, Rankin, Scott, Leake, Attala, Choctaw 0527 128 miles (204.8 km) 12 deaths
F1 NE of Kelso Sharkey 0530 10 miles (16 km)
F4 NW of Wisner to Newton Smith, Jasper, Newton 0614 40 miles (65 km)
F1 N of Little Rock Newton, Neshoba 0722 9 miles (14.4 km)
Sources:

Tornado History Project Storm Data - November 21, 1992

November 22 event

F# Location County Time (CDT) Path length Damage
Mississippi
F1 W of Clarkson Webster, Chickasaw 0814 9 miles (14.4 km) 2 deaths
F2 E of Bloomfield to E of Dinsmore Kemper, Noxubee 0815 27 miles (43.2 km) 1 death
F0 NW of Anchor Chickasaw 0831 4 miles (6.4 km)
F1 W of Parkersburg Chickasaw 0845 7 miles (11.2 km)
F2 E of Prairie Point Noxubee 0845 15 miles (25 km)
F2 SE of Blackwater to SE of Millington Kemper 0845 23 miles (36.8 km)
F0 NW of Increase Lauderdale 0920 2 miles (3.2 km)
Alabama
F2 SW of Panola Sumter 0930 6 miles (9.6 km)
F2 NW of Ethelsville Pickens 0930 2 miles (3.2 km)
F1 N of Oakman Walker 1118 10 miles (16 km)
F0 N of Enon Morgan 1220 6 miles (9.6 km)
F2 NE of New Hope Madison 1255 6 miles (9.6 km)
F1 E of Rainsville DeKalb 1400 6 miles (9.6 km)
F2 S of Crossville DeKalb 1415 5 miles (8 km)
F2 NE of Sardis City Etowah, DeKalb 1415 12 miles (19.2 km)
F0 E of Lakeview DeKalb 1420 3 miles (4.8 km)
F2 E of Keith, AL to NE of Rising Fawn, GA DeKalb, GA, Dade, GA 1440 10.5 miles (16.8 km)
F1 NW of Zana to SE of Wadley Tallapoosa, Randolph 1450 17 miles (27.2 km)
F1 Belltown area Cleburne 1530 10 miles (16 km)
F0 NW of Coffee Springs Geneva 2010 2.2 miles (3.5 km)
Tennessee
F1 NE of Bolivar Hardeman 0950 16 miles (26.6 km) 1 death
Georgia
F1 E of Rock Spring Walker, Catoosa 1530 2 miles (3.2 km)
F4 SE of Lost Mountain to W of Hickory Flat Cobb, Cherokee 1644 20 miles (32 km)
F3 NE of Dahlonega Lumpkin 1810 10 miles (16 km) 1 death
F2 SW of Hampton Spalding, Henry 1904 10 miles (16 km)
F1 W of Box Springs Muscogee, Talbot 1935 4 miles (6.4 km)
F0 E of Smarr Monroe 2040 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
F2 SW of Round Oak Monroe, Jones 2100 10 miles (16 km)
F4 NE of Ethridge to SE of White Plains Putnam, Greene 2145 32 miles (51.2 km) 5 deaths
F1 NW of Cohentown Wilkes 2240 1 miles (1.6 km)
F3 NE of Amity, GA to W of Jenkinsville, SC Lincoln, GA, McCormick, SC, Edgefield, Saluda, Newberry 2300 67 miles (107.2 km) 1 death
Indiana
F1 NE of Pimento Vigo 1906 0.1 miles (0.16 km)
F3 N of Elletsville Monroe 1935 5.3 miles (8.5 km)
F3 Fincastle area Putnam, Montgomery 1950 12 miles (19.2 km)
F3 NE of Paragon to Five Points Morgan 1955 15 miles (24 km)
F1 NE of Raccoon Montgomery 2007 2.5 miles (4 km)
F3 Indianapolis to Fishers Marion 2045 9 miles (14.4 km)
F3 W of Shelbyville Shelby 2105 10 miles (16 km)
F2 N of Hardscrabble Hamilton, Madison 2120 2 miles (3.2 km)
F1 NE of Fishers Hamilton 2123 1 miles (1.6 km)
F2 SW of Waynesburg Bartholomew, Decatur 2134 5 miles (8 km)
F2 N of Gwynneville Shelby, Hancock, Rush 2145 7.5 miles (12 km)
F1 NW of Linwood Madison 2154 0.2 miles (0.32 km)
F2 Liberty area Union, Wayne 2235 12 miles (19.2 km)
F1 Portland Jay 2300 0.2 miles (0.32 km)
Kentucky
F0 SE of Smithfield Henry 2120 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
F0 SE of Campbellsburg Henry 2140 3 miles (4.8 km)
F4 Worthville, KY to NE of Antioch, IN Carroll, KY, Switzerland, IN, Boone 2152 26.7 miles (42.7 km) 1 death
F1 S of Gratz Owen 2217 2 miles (3.2 km)
Ohio
F3 SE of Campbellstown to S of Arcanum Preble, Darke 2300 20 miles (32 km)
F1 S of Eastwood Brown 2315 1 miles (1.6 km)
South Carolina
F2 N of Johnston to SE of Stoney Hill Saluda, Newberry 0000 30 miles (48 km)
F0 SW of White Oak Fairfield 0145 0.6 miles (1 km)
F0 SE of Simpson Fairfield 0212 2.7 miles (4.3 km)
North Carolina
F1 N of Lawndale Cleveland 0315 5 miles (8 km)
F1 W of Catawba to NE of Turnersburg Catawba, Iredell 0340 26 miles (41.6 km)
F1 N of Courtney to SW of Meadows Yadkin, Forsyth, Stokes 0420 31 miles (49.6 km)
F3 NW of Hillsborough Orange 0720 5.5 miles (8.8 km) 2 deaths
Virginia
F1 W of Quinque Greene 0605 3 miles (4.8 km)
F0 S of Aylor Madison 0610 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Sources:

Tornado History Project Storm Data - November 22, 1992

November 23 event

F# Location County Time (CDT) Path length Damage
Maryland
F1 Hillcrest Heights area Prince George's 0800 1 miles (1.6 km)
Virginia
F1 W of Ruthville Charlotte 0900 2 miles (3.2 km)
North Carolina
F3 N of Barclaysville to N of Elizabeth City Harnett, Johnston, Wilson, Edgecombe, Martin, Bertie, Chowan, Pasquotank 0910 160 miles (256 km)
Sources:

Tornado History Project Storm Data - November 23, 1992

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