West Virginia Tornado Facts

It is widely considered that West Virginia is at relatively low risk for a tornado to occur. That being said, they do occur and it is best to keep your family safe during severe storms like tornados. Take a look at the West Virginia tornado facts provided below:

  • There is an average of two tornados each year. Learn more about monthly West Virginia tornado averages here.
  • The counties that are at the highest risk of tornados are Wayne, Lincoln and Mingo counties.
  • The tornado that caused the most fatalities or injuries took place on April 4, 1974 and resulted in one death and 11 injuries.
  • The largest tornado on record occurred on June 3, 1980. That storm caused 19 injuries.

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