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Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on May 27, 2015


... On this date in weather history...

In 1997... a violent F5 tornado tore through Jarrell
Texas.Located 38 miles north of Austin... Jarrell was
devastated by the massive 3/4 mile wide multi-vortex
tornado that had a track only 5 miles long. Many homes
and businesses were leveled with several swept from their
foundations. There were 27 deaths and 12 injuries. It
was by far the most violent of an outbreak of 20
tornadoes that tore through central Texas that afternoon
and evening. It would be the last F5 tornado to occur in
the Lone Star state before the Enhanced Fujita scale was
implemented on February 1st... 2007. In 1896... an
outbreak of 10 strong and violent tornadoes tore through
the mid Mississippi Valley in Missouri and Illinois. The
deadliest was a violent F4 that tore through St. Louis.
Beginning 6 miles west of downtown... the vortex possessed
a path 12 miles long and one half mile wide. Killing
255... injuring 1,000... and causing $10 million
damage... it was the deadliest tornado on record at the
time and is the 3rd deadliest to this day. Of the 255
fatalities 137 were in St. Louis. In some cases houses
were swept away. The 36 acre Lafayette Park was turned
into a wasteland of stripped trees and stumps.On the
east end of the Eads bridge in St. Louis... a 2 inch by
10 inch plank was driven through a wrought Iron plate
five sixteenths of an inch thick! In 1892... an F4 tornado
possessing a track 55 miles long and nearly one half mile
wide tore through Barber... Harper and Sumner counties.
The tornado killed 17... injured 100... and caused around

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