Important date in Indiana weather history: The Super Outbreak of 1974


Who remembers this horrible severe weather outbreak 45 years ago?

On this date in 1974, The Super Outbreak began. It included 148 tornadoes in a 24-hour span, across 13 states. 21 were in Indiana.

The longest tornado track in Indiana history occurred during the weather event. The Monticello tornado tracked a whopping 121 miles!

Below is an image from Xenia, Ohio – rated an F5 on the then Fujita scale.

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