Weather History

March 28 Weather History

On this day in 1920, the first and deadliest Palm Sunday tornado outbreak occurred across the Midwest and Deep South. More than 380 fatalities and 1,215 injuries resulted from 37 tornadoes. Of those tornadoes, 31 were categorized as significant (F2+). The number of tornadoes is probably higher since non-whites were often disregarded at that time in history.

On this day in 1977, two F1 tornadoes were reported in Attala County, MS and Chicot County, AR. Three F2 tornadoes were reported in Forrest, Yazoo, and Holmes Counties and an F3 tornado struck Sharkey and Yazoo Counties. Five people were injured in Chicot, Yazoo, and Holmes Counties with these storms.

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