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How many F5 tornadoes have there been in the United States since 1970

There have been 28 F5 tornadoes in the United States since 1970. Six of these occurred during the tornado outbreak of April 1974.

F5 Tornadoes in the United States, 1970–2008

Location Date
Lubbock, TX May 11, 1970
Delhi, LA February 21, 1971
Valley Mills, TX May 6, 1973
Daisy Hill, IN April 3, 1974
Xenia and Sayler Park, OH April 3, 1974
Brandenburg, KY April 3, 1974
Mt. Hope, AL April 3, 1974
Tanner, AL April 3, 1974
Guin, AL April 3, 1974
Spiro, OK March 26, 1976
Brownwood, TX April 19, 1976
Jordan, IA June 13, 1976
Birmingham, AL April 4, 1977
Broken Bow, OK April 2, 1982
Barneveld, WI June 7, 1984
Niles, OH May 31, 1985
Hesston, KS March 13, 1990
Goessel, KS March 13, 1990
Plainfield, IL August 28, 1990
Andover, KS April 26, 1991
Chandler, MN June 16, 1992
Oakfield, WI July 18, 1996
Jarrell, TX May 27, 1997
Pleasant Grove, AL April 8, 1998
Waynesboro, TN April 16, 1998
Bridge Creek & Moore, OK May 3, 1999
Greensburg, KS May 4, 2007
Parkersburg, IA May 25, 2008


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