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10:51 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Xenia Tornado 39 Years Ago

1974, F5 Xenia Tornado
Credit National Weather Service

Thirty-nine years ago - April 3, 1974 - A “Super outbreak” of storms produced 148 tornadoes within a 24-hour period.  It’s reported that during the height of activity, 15 tornadoes were on the ground simultaneously.  Nationwide, 315 people were killed, and well over 5000 were injured in 13 states, and Canada in which tornadoes occurred.

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