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2018 Arizona Tornado OutbreakEdit

The 2018 Arizona Tornado Outbreak was the costliest and deadliest tornado outbreak west of the Rocky Mountains leaving extreme destruction in its wake.


There were 35 Tornadoes confirmed (14 in Arizona, 5 in New Mexico 1 in Colorado, 5 in Utah, 5 in Nevada, 5 in California) and 78 people were killed.

Confirmed
Total
Confirmed
F0
Confirmed
F1
Confirmed
F2
Confirmed
F3
Confirmed
F4
Confirmed
F5
33 15 9 5 5 1 0

Confirmed Tornadoes on September 26Edit

ArizonaEdit

F# Location County Time Path Length Max Width Summary
F0 NW of Aguila Yavapai 10:46 AM 15.31 mi 30 yrds Small rope Tornado.
F2 N of Papago Maricopa 10:48 AM 17.73 mi 500 yrds 1 death - Strong Tornado that demolished a mobile home.
F0 W of Casa Grande Pima, Pinal 11:23 AM 40.96 mi 100 yrds Unusually long lived tornado that ripped of some leaves.
F1 N of Phoenix Maricopa 11:25 AM 4.58 mi 100 yrds Short tornado that caused minor roof damage.
F4 In Tucson Pima, Graham, Greenlee, Grant, Catron 12:00 PM 241.15 mi 1 mi 65 deaths - (See this section on this tornado)
F1 In Tucson

Pima

12:03 PM 16.08 mi 145 yrds Associated with the powerful EF4 Tornado and caused minor injuries.
F2 NW of Flagstaff Coconino 12:25 PM 43.12 mi 500 yrds Went into an open area. No causalities.
F1 SW of Flagstaff Coconino 12:39 PM 17.11 mi 100 yrds Went into an open area. No causalities.
F1 NW of Pima Graham 12:59 PM 9.17 mi 90 yrds Went into some farms.
F0 N of Flagstaff Coconino 1:07 PM 64.76 mi 50 yrds Unusually long tornado that did no known damage.
F3 SW of Tuba City Navajo, Apache 1:33 PM 67.27 mi .56 mi 2 deaths - Tornado destroyed some small houses.
F1 NW of Supai Coconino 1:39 PM 3.77 mi 156 yrds No damage or casualties.
F1 SW of Tuba City Navajo 1:45 PM 9.68 mi 700 yrds No damage
F3 In Teec Nos Pos Apache 2:39 PM 19.23 mi .6 mi 2 people were critically injured.

Tucson EF4 tornado - At 12:00 PM, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning near Kitt peak. The tornado rapidly intensified to an EF3 when it hit Drexel Heights and killed 4 people there. The tornado moved to the northeast at 60 MPH and moved and threw cars on the interstate. It intensified to a EF4 with winds of 170 MPH and destroyed the neighborhood of Wakefield and killed 12. It moved all across Tucson and Eventually Tanqe Verde. Even the well built expensive homes of the east side were completely swept away. It went through the Mountains and did not loose its strength of 185 MPH and destroyed the town of Duncan and killed 9 people there. It rapidly lost strength as it hit the mountains in southern new Mexico and later dissipated. That same super cell later produced an EF1 tornado in New Mexico. In the end, 65 people were killed in that tornado (58 in the Tucson area and 7 in Duncan). It is the longest, strongest, costliest, and deadliest tornado in Arizona History.

California Edit

F# Location County Time Path Length

Max Width

Summary
F0 Near Wilow Springs Kern 8:09 AM 20.16 mi 235 yards Rope Tornado and first tornado of the outbreak
F0 N of Pomona Los Angeles 9:12 AM 4 mi 400 yards Rope Tornado
F1 NE of Palm Springs Riverside 9:42 Am 62.59 mi 600 yards Went in the desert
F0 N of Ashford Junction San Bernardino 9:44 AM 3 mi 20 yrds Rope Tornado
F0 W of Kelso San Bernardio 9:58 AM 4.60 mi 46 yrds Rope Tornado


NevadaEdit

F# Location County Time Path Length Path Width Summary
F2 Las Vegas Clark 10:01 AM 7.32 mi .45 mi 1 Death - Went through Northern Las Vegas and severely damaged some homes at peak strength and was the first death.
F0 Las Vegas Clark 10:03 AM 3.72 mi 100 yards No damage
F1 NE of Henderson Clark 10:06 AM 6.31 mi 90 yards No damage
F0 NW of Riviera Clark 10:06 AM 4.58 mi 30 yards No damage
F3 S of Mesquite to ST George Clark, Mojave, Washington 10:37 Am 42.27 mi .9 mi 9 Deaths - (See this section on this tornado) 

St. George EF3 - At 10:37 PM an Unstable supercell was moving south of mesquite and spawned the tornado. It Moved into arizona and caused no known damage. Then later moved into Utah. It then struck the outskirts of St George and killed 4 people in that subdivision with the 159 MPH winds. The tornado spun to the northeast and killed 5 more people before dissipating in the mountains. The tornado was on the ground for 42.27 miles and killed 9 people in St George. It is the costliest, deadliest, strongest, and widest tornado in Utah history.

Utah Edit

F# Location County Time Path Length Path Width Summary
F2 In Paragonah Iron 12:26 PM 39.46 mi 579 yards Was not powerful enough to cause major damage
F1 SW of Escalante Garfield 1:02 PM 14.90 mi 100 yrds No damage
F0 NE of Boulder Wayne 1:12 PM 11.49 50 yrds No damage
F0 E of Segro Carbon 1:38 PM 42.29 400 yrds No damage and unsually long track
F0 S of Dragon Unitah, Rio Blacno 2:02 PM 11.25 mi 200 yrds No damage


ColoradoEdit

F# Location County Time Path Length Path Width Summary
F0 SE of Dove Creek Montezua, Dolores 2:34 PM 13.93 mi 100 yards Rope tornado

Aftermath Edit

In the End, the outbreak killed 78 people and injured 1800 people. 68 of those deaths were in Arizona. 

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State Total County

County

total

Arizona 68

Pima

Yajapai

Maricopa

Pinal

Graham

Greenlee

Navajo

Apache

Coconino

Catron

Mojave

58

0

1

0

0

7

1

1

0

0

0

California 0

Kern

Los Angeles

San Bernardino

Riverside

0

0

0

0

Nevada 1

Clark

1
Colorado 0

Montezua

Dolores

Rio Blanco

0

0

0

Utah 9

Iron

Garfield

Wayne

Carbon

Unitah

Washington

0

0

0

0

0

9

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Map of the tornadoes