The 2020 tornado year got off to a big start, as one of the largest winter tornado outbreaks on record occurred in the middle of January. Image courtesy MODIS Today at Univ of Wisconsin - Madison Space Science and The year's next significant tornado event was during the overnight hours of March 2-3 in which more than a dozen tornadoes tracked across central Tennessee, which led to a billion-dollar disaster. Dozens of trees sheared off in the storm blocked Interstate 20 near Arcadia, Louisiana. Forecasters say Hurricane Laura has made landfall in southwest Louisiana as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane. 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 January 10-11 tornadoes and associated severe weather caused substantial property damage across many states including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri. The final noted tornado event for the month occurred during April 22 and 23, in which 47 and 27 tornadoes were reported, respectively. PUBLISHED: August 28, 2020 at 12:20 a.m. | UPDATED: August 28, 2020 at 12:20 a.m. Extreme up close tornado in Madill Oklahoma on April 22, 2020. NASA TERRA satellite MODIS imagery between July 28th, 2020 and August 11th, 2020 showing approximate damage to cropland from derecho. Tornadoes in Mississippi and Louisiana have caused "catastrophic" damage and at least seven deaths after touching down Sunday, emergency officials say. Monroe, Louisiana hit hard by tornado amid COVID-19 pandemic Rep. Ralph Abraham, who represents Monroe, gives an update on … The most prolific tornado-producing days were August 3-4 in which 52 tornadoes developed across North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey due to Tropical Storm Isaias. The system slowly weakened (to a … 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. These tornadoes caused extensive damage and three deaths. Tornadoes confirmed in Texas and Louisiana as storms move east, Officials: Pregnant woman among 5 killed in 'mass murder', Dr. Birx: Trump presented graphs that I never made, Biden's HHS secretary pick: If we do this, we will get the pandemic under control, Rioter charged with threatening to 'assassinate' Ocasio-Cortez, officer, 'What research did you do? Nearly all of these April tornadoes occurred during four multi-day events (April 7-8, April 12-13, April 19 and April 22-23). Over 95 million people are under the risk for severe storms across the southern United States. Suspected tornado turns deadly in Louisiana One person is dead and several more injured after a line of powerful storms passes through the state. Louisiana weather:Tornado, severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Caddo Parish Check back for more on this developing story. According to data from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center, during 2020, there were 1,053 preliminary tornado reports. This was well above, nearly double, the 1991-2010 average of 83 tornadoes for the month of August. Tornado damage around 5:28 p.m., August 31, 2020 three miles west of Escanaba. The Associated Press The Latest on Laura: JONESBORO, Ark. However, there were several EF-2 tornadoes and one EF-3 tornado across coastal North Carolina and Virginia due to Isaias. 4 Hurricane Laura Twice As It Makes Landfall in Louisiana Strong, long-track tornadoes, widespread damaging winds, and large hail are all possible. A majority of the April 2020 tornadoes occurred across Southern and Southeastern states from Texas to Florida to North Carolina. Powerful EF-3 and EF-4 tornadoes caused considerable damage across downtown Nashville and several counties and towns east of Nashville. This damage included many homes, businesses, vehicles, 90 planes and numerous buildings at the John C. Tune airport (JWN) in Nashville. 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. People walk past a destroyed building after the passing of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 27, 2020. NEW York City was hit by a tornado as wild weather battered the Big Apple during nightmare 2020. The next prolific tornado month of 2020 was August, in which there were 161 preliminary tornado reports. The next prolific tornado month of 2020 was August, in which there were 161 preliminary tornado reports. The single EF-3 tornado that occurred in coastal North Carolina was responsible for two tornado fatalities. — James Bryant (@KATVJames) August 26, 2020 With Laura, the "Slight Risk" level 2 issued by the Storm Prediction Center covers a much … This was below the 1991-2010 U.S. annual average of 1,251 tornadoes. Damage was extensive and highly destructive in some places, with total damage costs reaching several billion dollars. These weaker (EF-0 and EF-1) tornadoes did not produce any fatalities, but did cause scattered damage to homes and businesses. 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. GRAND ISLE: Metal sticks from shade canopies are piled up on the beach as Hurricane Laura nears the Louisiana-Texas coast, in Grand Isle, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. The Associated Press The Latest on Laura: JONESBORO, Ark. April produced the highest number of confirmed tornadoes (351). 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. Warnings were issued throughout the tri-state area, with Connecticut and New Jersey being hit with winds up to 75mph. 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. More than a million homes and businesses lost power. Tornadoes confirmed in Texas and Louisiana as storms move east Over 95 million people are under the risk for severe storms across the southern United States. 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 … — 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. (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S., Laura barreled across Louisiana on Thursday, shearing off … The majority of the U.S Southern Mississippi and Alabama experienced the majority of these tornadoes. This was the third-largest January tornado outbreak on record. [156] [157] On August 3, an EF2 tornado downed numerous large trees . For additional information on specific tornado and severe weather events during 2020, please visit our monthly reports, the Billion Dollar weather disasters report, the Storm Events Database, and NOAA's Storm Prediction Center. There were an additional 32 tornadoes on January 11 that primarily impacted Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Kentucky with additional isolated tornadoes in surrounding states. Damage was reported in Kingston, 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. Another day of tornado activity was April 19, as 28 tornadoes were scattered along the Gulf coast states from Texas to Florida. There was scattered damage and one fatality. 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. (Photo courtesy Lisa Mann) (Photo courtesy Lisa Mann) The area hit by this tornado was not under a tornado warning. In addition to the widespread damage across many states, there were also 10 fatalities and numerous injuries. PUBLISHED: August 27, 2020 at 9:20 p.m. | UPDATED: August 27, 2020 at 9:20 p.m. Strong, long-track tornado… This page documents confirmed tornadoes from August to September 2020 via various weather forecast offices of the National Weather Service.Based on the 1991–2010 averaging period, 83 tornadoes occur across the United States throughout August, while 74 occur in September. This event was a wider outbreak of tornadoes, as states impacted included Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. LAKE CHARLES, La. Last Updated Apr 12, 2020 6:58 PM EDT This is a dangerous day across the South as powerful storms swept several states. The majority of the 2020 tornadoes occurred during April and May with another peak month in August. August 27, 2020, 4:43 AM • 1 min read CALCASIEU PASS, La. With 32 tornado-related fatalities reported, this was the deadliest tornado outbreak since April 27-30, 2014. -- Louisiana coast experiencing hurricane -force gusts as Laura approaches; a string of tornado … 10:41 PM / August 27, 2020 Laura weakens to a tropical depression After thrashing Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, Laura has now weakened to … This photo provided by Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office shows damage from Friday nights severe weather, including the home of an elderly couple in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 These tornadoes caused extensive damage but no deaths. This video shows a tornado hitting Madill, Okla. The first episode was April 7-8 where a combined 34 tornadoes affected southern Ohio, Indiana and northern Kentucky. Video Shows Tornado Touching Down in Oklahoma A series of tornadoes tore through Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas, killing at least six people. 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This was well above, nearly double, the 1991-2010 average of 83 tornadoes for the month of August. — FHP Orlando (@FHPOrlando) August 19, 2020 Possible tornado leaves homes damaged, cars overturned in DeLand Video shows potential funnel cloud in DeLand during tornado warning This was a billion-dollar weather disaster and these tornadoes also caused 25 fatalities. A tornado hit Monroe, Louisiana, late Sunday morning. 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. The first notable tornado day in 2020 was January 10, as 50 tornadoes were confirmed across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri. 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