2005 Kansas Tornado Facts
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 
 
Tornadoes:  135 (80 above normal)                                                         
 
Deaths:  Zero      Injuries:  Zero
                                                         
Longest Track:  20.0 miles  (Morris, Geary Counties-Nov 27)
 
Strongest:   F3  (Neosho County-April 21, Trego County-June 9)                  
                                                                                            
Most in a county:  16  (Trego County)
 
Days of occurrence: 24      Most in one day:  25 (June 9)
 
Most in one month:   50 (June) – (3rd highest June total since 1950)
                                             
Monthly record:   19 (November) – (Highest November total since 1950)
 
First tornado of the year:  March 21 (Comanche county, 1:26 pm CST)
 
Last touchdown of the year:   November 27 (Allen county, 4:22 pm CST)
 
------------------------------   2005 Monthly Tornado Totals   ------------------------------
Month
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total
 
Total
0
0
3
37
8
50
6
6
4
2
19
0
135
100%
F5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0%
F4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0%
F3
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1%
F2
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
2%
F1
0
0
0
6
0
16
1
1
0
0
3
0
27
20%
F0
0
0
3
30
7
30
5
5
4
2
16
0
102
76%
Note: Numbers in percentage column at far right may not add to 100% due to rounding.
 
Yearly Summary: 2005 was another year of records. The total number of tornadoes (135) was the highest annual total in Kansas since 1950, and far exceeds the normal of 55. Another record occurred when 19 tornadoes touched down in November, the most in any November since 1950. One more interesting item is that the number of tornadoes occurring in April (37) and June (50) were the third highest totals for those months since 1950.
 
Other Kansas Tornado Facts:  There were two days in 2005 with 20 or more tornadoes reported in a single day. June 9th recorded 25, while 20 occurred on April 10th. Since 1950, there have been only 16 days with 20 or more tornadoes reported in a single day. There were no violent tornadoes (F4, F5) in 2005. Six significant tornadoes (F2, F3) were reported, with 129 weak (F0, F1) tornadoes. The best news is that no fatalities or injuries occurred in a year when the number of tornadoes was well above average.
 
KANSAS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK
MARCH 13-17, 2006

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