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According to data from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center, during November, there were 46 preliminary tornado reports. This is less than the 1991-2010 average of 58 for the month. The majority of the tornado reports were from two outbreaks on the 5th and 18th of November. Some injuries were reported with property damage, but there were no direct fatalities.

Cleveland, OH area torandoes 5 November
Cleveland, OH area torandoes 5 November
Source: NWS

On November 5th, a strong cold front moved through the Midwest spawning tornadoes from Illinois to Pennsylvania. There were 27 preliminary tornado reports from the outbreak. The longest-lived tornado was an EF-2 that travelled 39 miles from eastern Indiana into western Ohio. Another EF-2 hit the town of Celina, Ohio where significant damage was reported including at least 8 injuries. Another tornado outbreak struck parts of the Midwest and South on the 18th with 17 preliminary reports from Alabama to Pennsylvania. Most of the tornadoes were weak and rated EF-1 or EF-0. At least three injuries were reported in western and central Kentucky with some property damage, but no fatalities were reported.

For January-November, there were 1,347 preliminary tornado reports with the 85 reports during November awaiting confrimation and 1,262 tornadoes confirmed for January-November. This is the largest number of tornadoes during the year-to-date period since 2011. The 1991-2010 January-November average number of tornadoes is 1,170.

Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Monthly Tornadoes Report for November 2017, published online December 2017, retrieved on July 25, 2024 from