West Virginia Tornadoes 1950-2012

This page lists the date and location of all the tornadoes that have occurred in West Virginia from the year 1950. If you are interested in reading about the “worst” tornadoes that have struck West Virginia (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.





Barbour County Tornadoes
  
   247 APR  4, 1974    4   3:25   0    0   1  37.77 -081.17  00.00       0 1   


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Berkeley County Tornadoes
   472 AUG 16, 1954    3  17:00   0    0   1  39.53 -077.88  00.00       0 3
   537 JLY 20, 1979    1  11:15   0    0   0  39.43 -077.93  00.00       0 3
   792 OCT  2, 1979    4  21:30   0    1   1  39.43 -078.10  39.48 -077.97 3
   916 AUG 17, 1994    2  15:40   0    0   1  39.55 -078.00  00.00       0 3
  1206 JUN 16, 1998   11  15:43   0    0   1  39.28 -078.07  39.30 -078.07 3, from VA 69
  1220 JUN 16, 1998   12  16:08   0    0   1  39.45 -077.88  39.48 -077.92 3
   546 JLY 30, 1998   14  16:00   0    0   1  39.32 -078.05  39.32 -078.03 3
   116 MAY 21, 2004    1  19:14   0    0   0  39.42 -078.07  39.42 -078.02 3
  1783 SEP 17, 2004    3  17:50   0    6   2  39.37 -078.03  39.38 -078.03 3  


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Braxton County Tornadoes
   223 APR  9, 1991    1  16:20   0    0   0  38.65 -080.87  00.00       0 7


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Cabell County Tornadoes
   493 JUN  9, 1993    1  11:25   0    0   0  38.42 -082.27  00.00       0 11
   479 AUG  9, 2000    2  18:30   0    0   1  38.52 -082.32  38.52 -082.30 11, from OH 87


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Doddridge County Tornadoes
   721 OCT  1, 1986    1  15:30   0    1   3  39.30 -080.78  00.00       0 17
   737 OCT  4, 1986    2  21:00   0    0   1  39.37 -080.70  00.00       0 17  


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Fayette County Tornadoes
    32 FEB 25, 1961    1  12:00   0    0   2  37.98 -081.15  00.00       0 19
   444 MAY 26, 1990    1  14:30   0    0   2  38.15 -081.22  00.00       0 19  


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Gilmer County Tornadoes
   598 JUN 19, 1975    4  17:30   0    0   0  38.85 -080.83  00.00       0 21  


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Grant County Tornadoes
   326 JUN 18, 1997    1  13:15   0    0   0  39.00 -079.08  39.00 -079.08 23
   609 AUG  9, 1998   15  17:00   0    0   0  38.98 -079.12  39.00 -079.12 23


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Greenbrier County Tornadoes
    50 MAR 21, 1962    1  14:30   0    0   1  37.82 -080.45  00.00       0 25
   489 AUG 18, 1966    2  18:30   0    0   ?  37.97 -080.70  00.00       0 25
   116 APR 23, 1970    1   8:15   0    0   0  38.00 -080.80  00.00       0 25
   238 APR 24, 1975    1  16:45   0    0   2  37.78 -080.47  00.00       0 25 


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Harrison County Tornadoes
   507 AUG 22, 1970    4  21:08   0    0   2  39.30 -080.20  00.00       0 33
   597 JUN 19, 1975    3  17:05   0    0   1  39.18 -080.32  00.00       0 33,1
   578 JLY 10, 1978    2  13:25   0    0   0  39.28 -080.42  00.00       0 33
   232 MAY 24, 1998    3  17:30   0    1   1  39.33 -080.42  39.33 -080.35 33


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Jackson County Tornadoes
   361 JLY 19, 1963    1  18:45   0    0   1  38.95 -081.77  00.00       0 35


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Jefferson County Tornadoes
   763 AUG 26, 1965    4  15:30   0    0   ?  39.20 -077.83  00.00       0 37
   824 NOV 16, 1989    4   3:00   0    3   2  39.25 -077.78  39.33 -077.80 37
   604 JLY  9, 2003    1  11:52   0    0   0  39.25 -077.78  39.22 -077.90 37
  1784 SEP 17, 2004    2  17:40   0    0   1  39.30 -077.98  39.33 -077.98 37  


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Kanawha County Tornadoes
    62 APR 18, 1969    1  12:30   0    1   1  38.40 -081.80  00.00       0 39
   587 JUN 23, 1980    2  16:00   0    0   1  38.37 -081.70  00.00       0 39
   648 JLY  9, 1980    5  16:15   0    0   1  38.23 -081.58  00.00       0 39
  1036 SEP 14, 1990    3  18:00   0    0   0  38.45 -081.45  00.00       0 39
  1195 JUN  2, 1998    6  13:58   0    0   1  38.33 -081.60  38.32 -081.58 39
  1196 JUN  2, 1998    7  14:19   0    0   0  38.05 -081.47  38.05 -081.45 39
   331 MAR 19, 2008       16:43   0    0   0  38.46 -081.42  38.46 -081.42 39  


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Lewis County Tornadoes
    63 MAR  7, 1956    1   4:45   0    1   2  39.05 -080.57  00.00       0 41
   503 JUN 27, 1978    1  17:40   0    0   1  39.02 -080.47  39.10 -080.50 41
   446 JUN  5, 1989    1  15:00   0    0   1  39.03 -080.45  00.00       0 41   


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Lincoln County Tornadoes
   678 SEP 29, 1972    1  12:15   0    0   1  38.05 -082.17  38.08 -081.78 43
   618 AUG  8, 1979    3  16:00   0    0   0  38.23 -081.93  00.00       0 43
  1043 AUG  9, 2000    4  19:20   0    0   1  38.23 -082.22  38.23 -082.17 43
366064 MAR  2, 2012       18:32   0    0   1  38.15 -082.16  38.18 -081.87 43 
 

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McDowell County Tornadoes
   241 APR  4, 1974    1   2:05   0    0   1  37.38 -081.55  00.00       0 47
   365 MAY 12, 1975    2  17:00   0    0   1  37.47 -081.58  00.00       0 47  


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Marion County Tornadoes
   422 JLY 14, 1954    1  20:00   0    0   1  39.48 -080.03  00.00       0 49
   617 AUG  8, 1979    2  14:00   0    0   0  39.52 -080.43  00.00       0 49
   492 JUN 21, 1981    1  16:30   0    0   2  39.53 -080.35  00.00       0 49
  1037 SEP 14, 1990    4  19:00   0    0   1  39.52 -080.08  00.00       0 49
   801 JLY 30, 1996    3  14:45   0    0   1  39.52 -080.23  39.52 -080.20 49   


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Mashall County Tornadoes
 
    81 JAN  9, 1998    2   0:20   0    0   1  39.80 -080.78  39.92 -080.65 51
    40 APR 28, 2002    1  13:15   0    0   1  39.73 -080.72  39.75 -080.70 51


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Mason County Tornadoes
   118 APR 24, 1970    2   0:01   0    0   0  38.80 -082.10  00.00       0 53
  1193 JUN  2, 1998    4  13:15   0    1   1  38.60 -082.10  38.58 -082.08 53
   785 JUN 27, 2007    1  16:35   0    0   1  38.88 -081.94  38.87 -081.92 53   


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Mercer County Tornadoes
   177 APR 12, 1965    3   5:30   0    0   2  37.40 -081.10  00.00       0 55 


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Mineral County Tornadoes
  1215 JUN  2, 1998    8  18:36   0    0   1  39.53 -078.68  39.48 -078.55 57,27
  1217 JUN  2, 1998   10  20:33   0    5   2  39.38 -079.05  39.27 -078.87 57,27


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Mingo County Tornadoes
368709 MAR  2, 2012       18:38   0    0   2  37.83 -082.40  37.83 -082.38 59,from KY 237,153,115 and 159


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Monongalia County Tornadoes
   425 JUN  3, 1980    1  13:30   0   15   3  39.53 -079.90  39.38 -079.48 61,77, to MD 23,
   684 JUN 16, 1982    1  15:55   0    0   1  39.60 -079.97  00.00       0 61
   685 JUN 16, 1982    2  15:55   1    0   1  39.58 -079.95  00.00       0 61 


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Monroe County Tornadoes
   703 JLY 11, 1976    1  23:45   0    0   2  37.60 -080.57  37.55 -080.52 63
   792 JUN 22, 1990    2  16:10   0    0   2  37.63 -080.47  37.70 -080.48 63,25 


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Morgan County Tornadoes
   913 AUG 17, 1994    1  14:15   0    0   0  39.53 -078.45  39.60 -078.38 65
  1785 SEP 17, 2004    5  18:30   0    0   0  39.67 -078.08  39.68 -078.08 65, to MD 43   


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Nicholas County Tornadoes
    69 MAR 14, 1967    1   0:01   0    3   1  38.20 -080.78  38.17 -080.75 67
   380 JLY  6, 1969    2  14:30   0    0   1  38.30 -080.60  00.00       0 67
289003 APR 27, 2011    1  20:58   0    0   1  38.30 -080.53  38.30 -080.51 67   


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Ohio County Tornadoes
   213 APR 25, 1961    2  11:00   0    0   1  39.55 -082.33  00.00       0 69
   610 JLY 24, 1977    2  20:00   0    4   ?  40.18 -080.58  00.00       0 69  


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Pendleton County Tornadoes
   262 JUN  2, 1970    3  15:25   0    0   1  38.60 -079.40  00.00       0 71
   523 JUN 27, 1998   13   9:30   0    0   0  38.75 -079.33  38.75 -079.33 71  


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Pleasants County Tornadoes
   644 JLY 28, 1981    3  17:05   0    3   2  39.40 -081.30  39.38 -081.20 73, from OH 167


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Preston County Tornadoes
   697 DEC 25, 1964    1   2:45   0    0   0  39.65 -079.65  00.00       0 77
   473 AUG 11, 1966    1  19:00   0    0   ?  39.48 -079.97  00.00       0 77
   628 JLY 13, 1971    1  22:24   0    0   1  39.57 -079.52  00.00       0 77
   472 JUN 20, 1977    1  16:30   0    5   2  39.48 -079.55  39.40 -079.48 77, to MD 23,
   636 JLY 26, 1981    2  15:20   0    0   0  39.50 -079.80  00.00       0 77
   799 JLY 19, 1996    1  13:25   0    0   1  39.58 -079.67  39.58 -079.67 77
   629 JUN  2, 1998    9  19:45   0    0   2  39.72 -079.55  39.67 -079.50 77, from PA 51
  1008 MAY 31, 2008        6:30   0    1   0  39.56 -079.52  39.55 -079.49 77
  1395 JLY 30, 2008       15:36   0    0   0  39.72 -079.53  39.69 -079.48 77, from PA 51, then to MD 23,  


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Putnam County Tornadoes
   502 AUG  9, 1969    3  19:00   0    0   1  38.40 -082.00  00.00       0 79
   778 DEC  8, 1978    3  12:30   0    1   0  38.40 -081.92  00.00       0 79
  1194 JUN  2, 1998    5  13:16   0    0   1  38.62 -082.02  38.62 -082.02 79
   638 OCT 13, 1999    1  17:36   0    0   1  38.43 -082.05  38.43 -082.05 79
  1041 AUG  9, 2000    3  18:40   0    0   0  38.52 -081.90  38.52 -081.90 79  


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Raleigh County Tornadoes
   100 APR 19, 1959    1  22:00   0   12   1  37.75 -081.23  00.00       0 81
    70 MAR 14, 1967    2   0:30   0    1   1  37.78 -081.35  00.00       0 81
   147 APR 17, 1967    3  19:00   0    0   0  37.67 -081.22  37.68 -081.20 81
   243 APR  4, 1974    3   2:20   0   12   3  37.67 -081.27  37.70 -081.10 81
   244 APR  4, 1974    5   2:26   1   11   3  37.80 -081.02  38.02 -080.48 81,19,25
   649 JLY  9, 1980    6  17:15   0    0   1  37.70 -081.20  37.70 -081.12 81 


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Randolph County Tornadoes
   641 JUN 29, 1957    1  18:30   0    0   1  38.92 -079.85  00.00       0 83
   316 MAY 21, 1967    5  19:30   0    3   0  38.80 -079.75  00.00       0 83
   646 JLY  9, 1980    3  15:30   0    0   1  38.92 -079.80  00.00       0 83
   647 JLY  9, 1980    4  15:45   0    0   2  38.80 -079.72  00.00       0 83  


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Roane County Tornadoes
   560 JUN 12, 1989    2  15:45   0    0   1  38.77 -081.37  00.00       0 87 


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Summers County Tornadoes
   120 APR  8, 1965    2  22:45   0    0   2  37.50 -080.82  00.00       0 89
   246 APR  4, 1974    6   3:00   0    0   0  37.67 -080.92  00.00       0 89 


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Taylor County Tornadoes
   279 MAY  7, 1967    4   8:45   0    0   2  39.33 -080.08  00.00       0 91
   687 JLY  6, 1975    5  16:45   0    0   0  39.28 -080.20  00.00       0 91  


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Tucker County Tornadoes
   470 AUG 16, 1954    2  16:00   0    0   0  39.08 -079.68  00.00       0 93
   455 JLY  8, 1985    1  20:47   0    0   1  39.15 -079.52  00.00       0 93
   726 JLY  5, 1992    1  17:20   0    0   0  39.08 -079.45  00.00       0 93   


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Tyler County Tornadoes
   205 MAY 23, 2000    1  17:43   0    0   1  39.53 -080.88  39.53 -080.87 95


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Wayne County Tornadoes
   118 APR  8, 1965    1  21:00   0    3   3  38.35 -082.58  38.33 -082.52 99, from KY 19
   589 JUN  5, 1973    1  14:45   0    0   0  38.23 -082.55  00.00       0 99
368695 MAR  2, 2012       17:38   0    0   3  38.03 -082.54  38.12 -082.08 99,43,from KY 237,153,115,159   


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Wetzel County Tornadoes
   800 JLY 30, 1996    2  14:10   0    0   1  39.60 -080.90  39.55 -080.72 103


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Wirt County Tornadoes
  1079 SEP 16, 2010    2  18:25   0    0   1  39.02 -081.35  39.01 -081.34 105


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Wood County Tornadoes
   182 AUG  9, 1950    1  16:55   0    0   1  39.28 -081.38  00.00       0 107
   169 JUN 26, 1951    1  14:45   0    1   1  39.13 -081.70  39.13 -081.70 107
   335 JUN 12, 1968    1   1:15   0    0   0  39.30 -081.60  00.00       0 107
   561 JUN 12, 1989    3  15:55   0    0   0  39.18 -081.38  00.00       0 107
    14 JAN  8, 1998    1  22:50   0    0   2  39.22 -081.42  39.23 -081.45 107
   149 MAY 21, 2001    1  18:10   0    0   0  39.12 -081.60  39.12 -081.60 107
   531 JLY 10, 2003    2  14:29   0    0   2  39.25 -081.65  39.27 -081.60 107
  1078 SEP 16, 2010    1  18:05   1   10   3  39.14 -081.74  39.11 -081.62 107, from OH 105  


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Wyoming County Tornadoes
   242 APR  4, 1974    2   2:16   0    9   1  37.57 -081.45  37.60 -081.37 109



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