Delaware Tornadoes 1789-2012

This page lists the date and location of all the tornadoes that have occurred in Delaware during the years 1789 to 2012. If you are interested in reading about the “worst” tornadoes that have struck Delaware (and all other states), see this page on our site. If you want to find out about specific tornadoes that have occurred since 2012, check out the NCDC Storm Events page.
Move your mouse over the map to see the county name and FIPS number (Federal Information Processing Standard). Click on the county or use the drop-down menu in the upper right of the map to navigate to your county of interest.
From there you can find data on each county that has had tornadoes since 1950. You will find the tornado ID number, the date, the event number, the time it occurred, the number of deaths and/or injuries caused, the F-Scale or EF-Scale, and the map coordinates. You can even copy the beginning or ending set of map coordinates into Google maps to see the path that the tornado took. If your county is not listed, it has not had a tornado officially listed during this period.



all times are Central Standard Times
* described in Significant Tornadoes
  


Kent County Tornadoes
   *21 AUG 21, 1888    1  16:00   0    0   2	                           1 from MD
   *17 SEP 17, 1888       16:30   0    3   2                               1
    51 MAR 26, 1964    1  14:00   0    0   1  39.05 -075.40  00.00       0 1
    39 JAN 27, 1967    1  13:30   0    7   2  39.02 -075.58  00.00       0 1
   188 APR  3, 1975    2   9:30   0    3   1  39.17 -075.53  00.00       0 1
   761 AUG  4, 1975    5  18:30   0    0   0  39.25 -075.63  00.00       0 1
    57 MAR 13, 1977    1  18:20   0    0   1  39.12 -075.68  00.00       0 1
   426 JUN  9, 1977    2   9:57   0    1   2  39.03 -075.47  00.00       0 1
   698 JLY 21, 1983    1  18:50   2    9   2  39.17 -075.72  00.00       0 1
   974 JLY  8, 1991    1  12:15   0    0   0  38.87 -075.58  00.00       0 1
   899 JLY 31, 1992    4  16:00   0    0   1  38.92 -075.72  00.00       0 1
   900 JLY 31, 1992    5  16:20   0    0   2  39.02 -075.52  39.03 -075.43 1
   101 APR  1, 1993    2  17:20   0    0   0  38.92 -075.72  38.98 -075.52 1
   102 APR  1, 1993    3  17:47   0    0   1  39.05 -075.42  00.00       0 1
   650 JUN 27, 1994    1  10:30   0    0   1  39.15 -075.72  39.33 -075.48 1
   812 JLY 27, 1994    2  16:35   0    4   0  38.85 -075.62  00.00       0 1
   813 JLY 27, 1994    3  16:40   0    0   1  38.92 -075.60  00.00       0 1
   815 JLY 27, 1994    4  16:45   0    0   0  38.97 -075.65  00.00       0 1
   490 JLY 12, 2004    1  14:10   0    0   0  39.22 -075.53  39.22 -075.53 1
412200 SEP  3, 2012       13:20   0    0   0  39.10 -075.56  39.10 -075.56 1   


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New Castle County Tornadoes
          
      *AUG 05, 1843    1   ----   0    0   ?                               3 to PA
      *SEP 05, 1867    1   ----   0    1   ?                               3 
      *AUG 03, 1885    1   1645   0    0   2                               3
       JUN 22, 1887    1   1240   0    0   1                               3
       AUG 21, 1888    2   1700   0    0   1                               3
      *AUG 21, 1888    3   1820   1   22   2                               3
       APR 18, 1938    1   1500   0    0   1                               3
       JLY 06, 1941    1   1930   0    0   1                               3
      *AUG 25, 1941    2   1130   0    7   2                               3 to PA and NJ
   404 JLY  1, 1954    1  16:00   0    0   2  39.45 -075.73  00.00       0 3
   379 JLY 14, 1958    1  11:30   0    0   0  39.80 -075.47  00.00       0 3
   220 APR 28, 1961    1  15:45   0    0   3  39.67 -075.57  00.00       0 3
   542 JLY 21, 1962    2  14:00   0    0   1  39.67 -075.57  00.00       0 3
   681 AUG 27, 1967    2  13:30   0    0   0  39.80 -075.45  00.00       0 3
   825 OCT 18, 1967    3  16:15   0    0   1  39.63 -075.65  00.00       0 3
   826 OCT 18, 1967    4  17:15   0    0   1  39.68 -075.60  00.00       0 3
   731 JUN 28, 1973    1  12:50   0    0   0  39.73 -075.73  00.00       0 3
   719 JLY 14, 1975    3   6:40   0    0   0  39.45 -075.77  00.00       0 3
   167 MAR 21, 1976    1  13:00   0    1   ?  39.67 -075.57  00.00       0 3
   676 AUG 10, 1977    3  16:30   0    0   ?  39.80 -075.68  00.00       0 3
   640 AUG 10, 1979    1  19:30   0    0   1  39.62 -075.72  00.00       0 3
   751 SEP  5, 1979    2  19:45   0    5   2  39.78 -075.48  00.00       0 3
   248 JUN  7, 1988    1  12:10   0   30   1  39.45 -075.73  39.33 -075.48 3,1
   384 JLY 21, 1988    2  16:45   0    0   0  39.68 -075.73  00.00       0 3
   523 JUN  9, 1989    1  16:10   0    1   2  39.78 -075.68  00.00       0 3
   829 NOV 16, 1989    3   8:30   0    1   1  39.75 -075.53  00.00       0 3
  1069 OCT 18, 1990    1  15:00   0    0   2  39.78 -075.58  00.00       0 3
  1086 SEP 27, 1993    4  11:35   0    0   2  39.53 -075.75  39.57 -075.58 3
  1088 SEP 27, 1993    5  12:00   0    0   1  39.55 -075.73  39.57 -075.62 3
   542 MAY 25, 1995    1  17:00   0    0   0  39.55 -075.75  00.00       0 3
   618 SEP 28, 2004    2  14:14   0    0   2  39.68 -075.60  39.73 -075.58 3


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Sussex County Tornadoes
 
   518 AUG 12, 1955    1  15:26   0    1   2  38.53 -075.07  38.55 -075.02 5
   674 JLY  5, 1957    1  16:00   0    0   1  38.53 -075.25  38.42 -075.10 5
   728 SEP 10, 1957    2  16:24   0    0   1  38.73 -075.60  00.00       0 5
   479 JUN 24, 1962    1  17:00   0    0   1  38.53 -075.07  00.00       0 5
   141 MAR 19, 1975    1  10:15   0    0   1  38.73 -075.20  00.00       0 5
   755 AUG  4, 1975    4  12:30   0    0   0  38.72 -075.28  00.00       0 5
   661 JUN 30, 1976    2  12:30   0    0   0  38.77 -075.15  00.00       0 5
   390 MAY  8, 1984    2  16:30   0    8   1  38.67 -075.70  38.72 -075.60 5, from MD 19
   391 MAY  8, 1984    1  16:30   0    2   1  38.67 -075.70  38.72 -075.60 5, from MD 19
   749 JLY 18, 1984    3   7:30   0    0   2  38.80 -075.58  00.00       0 5
   714 AUG 15, 1989    2  12:09   0    0   1  38.52 -075.45  38.60 -075.20 5
   821 JLY 15, 1992    1  17:00   0    0   1  38.62 -075.30  00.00       0 5
   822 JLY 15, 1992    2  17:00   0    0   0  38.55 -075.57  00.00       0 5
   823 JLY 15, 1992    3  17:00   0    0   0  38.63 -075.57  00.00       0 5
  1002 AUG 28, 1992    6  16:20   0    0   0  38.65 -075.57  00.00       0 5
   100 APR  1, 1993    1  17:15   0    0   0  38.73 -075.60  38.72 -075.60 5
   806 JUN 26, 1995    2  11:15   0    0   0  38.73 -075.68  00.00       0 5
   678 AUG 13, 1998    1  11:33   0    0   0  38.70 -075.07  38.70 -075.07 5
343049 AUG 27, 2011    1  16:38   0    0   1  38.76 -075.17  38.76 -075.18 5



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