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Confirmed Tornadoes
County Rating Max Wind Length Max Width
Fayette EF2 130 mph 5.31 mi 325 yds
Boyd EF2 120 mph 1.14 mi 450 yds
Jackson, OH EF2 115 mph 1.87 mi 325 yds
Kanawha (Cross Lanes) EF2 115 mph 8.00 mi 300 yds
Greenup/Lawrence, OH EF1 110 mph 8.00 mi 250 yds
Boyd EF1 110 mph 1.10 mi 250 yds
Kanawha (Quick) EF1 110 mph 2.25 mi 200 yds
Lawrence, OH (Timber Ridge) EF1 105 mph 0.45 mi 250 yds
Cabell EF1 105 mph 4.20 mi 200 yds
Kanawha (StAlbans-Dunbar) EF1 100 mph 5.00 mi 300 yds
Kanawha (Forest-Hernshaw) EF1 100 mph 5.14 mi 200 yds
Kanawha (Ronda/Cabin Crk) EF1 100 mph 0.78 mi 100 yds
Wayne/Cabell EF1 100 mph 0.47 mi 280 yds
Gallia  EF1 95 mph 0.50 mi 150 yds
Lawrence, OH (Aid) EF1 90 mph 1.09 mi 200 yds
Putnam EF1 90 mph 8.50 mi 200 yds
Putnam  EF0 80 mph 0.55 mi 100 yds

A historic severe weather outbreak occurred on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024, across the NWS Charleston, WV County Warning Area with 17 confirmed tornadoes and over 100 locations that experienced non-tornadic wind damage. 

The 17 confirmed tornadoes are the most tornadoes for any calendar day and event on record for the NWS Charleston County Warning Area (49 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia). The previous record was 6 tornadoes on April 4, 1974. To further put this number into perspective, the previous record number of tornadoes for an entire calendar year over the NWS Charleston County Warning Area was 11 set in 1980, and it took 7 different days with tornadoes to reach that number!

Ten tornadoes have been confirmed in the state of West Virginia on April 2, 2024. This sets a state record for the most tornadoes observed on any calendar day. The previous record was 7 set both on April 4, 1974 and June 2, 1998.  

More detailed information for each tornado surveyed can be found in the Damage Survey Viewer.

Historical tornado information, including all recorded tornadoes for each county in the NWS Charleston County Warning Area can be found in our online Tornado Database.

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