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Today in weather history

In 1992...

A 3-day tornado outbreak began when 30 tornadoes struck extreme Southeast Texas, parts of Louisiana, and Southern Mississippi. Two tornadoes were violent F4s. The first was a 1 mile wide monstrosity that went on a 30 mile long rampage from the east side of Houston northeast to about 20 miles north of Dayton Texas. Its remarkable there were no fatalities, but 16 were injured and around $250 million damage resulted. The second F4, the deadliest of the outbreak, raced a 128 mile marathon through Central Mississippi from around 20 miles south of Jackson northeast to around 20 miles west of Starkville. Reaching one half mile wide, this vicious vortex killed 12, injured 122, and caused up to $50 million damage. Hardest hit was Brandon, about 15 miles east of Jackson, where there were 10 fatalities, 98 injuries, and around $25 million. The outbreak continued throughout the night as it spread east across Dixie.

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