What Is The Fastest Tornado Ever Recorded?

The fastest tornado ever recorded is the Tri-State Tornado, which hit parts of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana on March 18, 1925. The tornado had wind speeds of up to 318 miles per hour (mph), making it the fastest tornado on record. The Tri-State Tornado was part of a larger storm system that produced several other tornadoes across the Midwest United States. In total, the storm system killed around 700 people and caused over $1 billion in damage (in today’s dollars).

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