The final noted tornado event for the month occurred during April 22 and 23, in which 47 and 27 tornadoes were reported, respectively. This was well above, nearly double, the 1991-2010 average of 83 tornadoes for the month of August. (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S., Laura barreled across Louisiana on Thursday, shearing off … Author Lynn Jenner Posted on August 27, 2020 August 27, 2020 Categories Earth, Earth Hazards, Hurricanes Tags Iselle 2020 Laura – Atlantic Ocean Aug. 27, 2020 – GPM Flies Over Cat. The single EF-3 tornado that occurred in coastal North Carolina was responsible for two tornado fatalities. The next prolific tornado month of 2020 was August, in which there were 161 preliminary tornado reports. The first notable tornado day in 2020 was January 10, as 50 tornadoes were confirmed across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri. However, there were several EF-2 tornadoes and one EF-3 tornado across coastal North Carolina and Virginia due to Isaias. These weaker (EF-0 and EF-1) tornadoes did not produce any fatalities, but did cause scattered damage to homes and businesses. LAKE CHARLES, La. A tornado outbreak occurred as Hurricane Isaias moved up the East Coast of the United States, with 109 tornado warnings being issued across 12 states. Damage was reported in Kingston, Louisiana. A second notable event for the month occurred on August 10, in which a destructive Midwestern derecho produced at least 16 tornadoes across eastern Illinois and the Chicago metroplex. The month of April also had several tornado outbreaks. Suspected tornado turns deadly in Louisiana One person is dead and several more injured after a line of powerful storms passes through the state. Strong, long-track tornadoes, widespread damaging winds, and large hail are all possible. Warnings were issued throughout the tri-state area, with Connecticut and New Jersey being hit with winds up to 75mph. A majority of the April 2020 tornadoes occurred across Southern and Southeastern states from Texas to Florida to North Carolina. Tornado damage around 5:28 p.m., August 31, 2020 three miles west of Escanaba. — NWS Little Rock (@NWSLittleRock) August 27, 2020 In the video: Hurricane Laura was clearly visible on the WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) in western Louisiana as of 630 am CDT on 08/27/2020. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Tornadoes for Annual 2020, published online January 2021, retrieved on January 25, 2021 from, https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tornadoes/202013, January US Release: Mon, 8 Feb 2021, 11:00 AM EST, https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.ncdc:C00769. 4 Hurricane Laura Twice As It Makes Landfall in Louisiana This video shows a tornado hitting Madill, Okla. This event was a wider outbreak of tornadoes, as states impacted included Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. People walk past a destroyed building after the passing of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 27, 2020. February kicked off in similar fashion, with another sizable set of events, including the biggest regional tornado outbreak on record during winter in the Washington area. Updated: 8:09 AM CDT August 27, 2020 NEW ORLEANS — The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for most of Louisiana … A car drives under an ominous rain cloud from tropical storm Marco as locals prepare for the arrival of hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 25, 2020. Tornadoes in Mississippi and Louisiana have caused "catastrophic" damage and at least seven deaths after touching down Sunday, emergency officials say. The majority of the U.S. August tornadoes occurred across several days and were focused in Minnesota, Illinois and up the East Coast from North Carolina to New Jersey from the influence of Tropical Storm Isaias. Dozens of trees sheared off in the storm blocked Interstate 20 near Arcadia, Louisiana. This was the third-largest January tornado outbreak on record. There was scattered damage and one fatality. [156] [157] On August 3, an EF2 tornado downed numerous large trees . The majority of the U.S Damage was extensive and highly destructive in some places, with total damage costs reaching several billion dollars. Over 95 million people are under the risk for severe storms across the southern United States. The first episode was April 7-8 where a combined 34 tornadoes affected southern Ohio, Indiana and northern Kentucky. This was a billion-dollar weather disaster and these tornadoes also caused 25 fatalities. These tornadoes caused extensive damage and three deaths. More than a million homes and businesses lost power. The next episode occurred on April 12-13 and produced at least 140 confirmed tornadoes from Texas to Maryland including 3 EF4s, 12 EF3s, 20 EF2s, 77 EF1s and 28 EF0s. Tropical_Weather_Louisiana_12912 Louisiana National Guard helps people who sought shelter out of a vehicle on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Lake Charles, La., in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. 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