Early May 2017 tornado outbreak sequence
Date of tornado outbreak: May 3 - 13, 2017
Duration1: 10 days
Maximum rated tornado2: EF5 tornado
Tornadoes caused: 335
Total damages: $15 billion
Total fatalities: 181
Areas affected: Most of the Central and Eastern United States

1Time from first tornado to last tornado
2Most severe tornado damage; see Fujita scale

In early May 2017, a series of significant tornado outbreaks affected much of the central United States from May 3 to May 13. The most significant days of this sequence of outbreaks was May 3, May 6, May 11 and May 12, with a mid-sized outbreak on May 9. During this time, 335 tornadoes were confirmed, from eastern Colorado to Maryland. There were 181 fatalities from the outbreak, and roughly $15 billion in damages, making it among the most destructive and widespread tornado outbreaks in history.

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