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Wildire Danger Continues in Southern California

High pressure building into the Western U.S. will create strong offshore winds in southern California. Temperatures in this region are unseasonably hot, and conditions are dry. The combination of these strong winds and dry conditions will bring fire danger to portions of southern California. Red Flag Warnings are in effect here. Any new fires in this region could quickly grow out of control. Read More >


Fast Facts

  • A total of 10 tornadoes occurred in the state of Oklahoma, three were rated F3, five were rated F2, and two were rated F1.

  • A small tornado also touched down briefly 10 miles northwest of Jetmore, KS in Hodgeman County at 8:36 AM CST on March 13th, and is listed as the first tornado to occur during this outbreak. After this initial tornado, a total of 57 tornadoes occurred during the afternoon and evening hours of March 13, 1990, with the 59th and last tornado occurring in Kansas during the early morning hours of March 14, 1990.

  • Three violent tornadoes occurred during this outbreak including two F5 tornadoes in central Kansas and one long-track F4 tornado that occurred in south-central and eastern Nebraska.

Web Pages and Reports Related to the March 13, 1990 Tornado Outbreak


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