|The Outbreak's Aftermath: A Look at the Numbers|
UPDATED 8 AM EST, March 5, 2012
Compiled By WeatherBug Meteorologists
|Friday and Saturday`s tornado outbreak ranks among the most epic sets of severe storms in recent memory. Here is a few of the facts about the thunderstorm attacks:|
- Death toll by state: Alabama: 1, Georgia: 1, Indiana: 13, Kentucky: 21, Ohio: 3.
- Between Friday morning and Saturday evening, 127 tornadoes were reported.
- This exceeds the average number of tornadoes nationwide for the entire month of March, 87 twisters.
- Friday`s 117 tornado reports also smashed the record for a single day of tornadoes in March (previously 58 reports.
- At least one EF-4 tornado has been confirmed along with 10 EF-3 tornadoes.
- Thirty-nine people have been confirmed killed, the fifth-deadliest March outbreak since 1950.
- This was the second-deadliest early-March tornado outbreak ever, after the 1966 "Candlestick Park" tornado outbreak of Mississippi and Alabama.
- WeatherBug`s Earth Networks Total Lightning Network indicated at least three storms that extended for more than 300 miles across the Ohio Valley.
- Eleven different states reported a tornado on Friday or Saturday.
- Suppose that the states under a watch or warning from the outbreak were the only states won by a given Presidential candidate. That person would still earn 223 electoral votes... 270 are needed to win the election.
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