This Day in History: April 30, 2010 – Midwest Tornado Outbreak of April 2010


A storm system that produced 27 tornadoes across several states made its way through the country four years ago today.

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A storm system that produced 27 tornadoes across several states made its way through the country four years ago today.

On April 30th, 2010, the Storm Prediction Center placed much of states like Illinois and Arkansas under a moderate risk of severe weather, which was later upgraded to a rare high risk.

There were a total of 27 tornadoes reported with the storm on April 30th. One of the most significant of those was an EF-3 tornado that touched down in Scotland, Arkansas. That storm was responsible for severe damage as well as one death.

Other tornadoes damaged buildings, tossed mobile homes and split trees across parts of Missouri, Arkansas, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.

The same storm system would also be responsible for more tornadoes, flooding and damaging straight-line winds in places Tennessee on May 1st.


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