Bomb storm of November 22, 1874 (as in December 1987) and severe tornado outbreak in the south


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Snowstorm in Benton County

Prescott, AZ 6 “rain in 87 hours in mid-November 1874

F3 Montevallo Shelby AL 0000 11,000 2 dead – At least 35 buildings were damaged or destroyed.
F3 Trussels Ferry at Eutaw Greene AL Afternoon 10.5 miles A tornado struck near Trussels Ferry, completely destroying warehouses, homes and other buildings. The tornado then damaged the Mesopotamia Female Seminary in Eutaw.
F? WSW de Moundville Hale AL Afternoon 16.9 miles
F4 SW from Tuscumbia to S from Rogersville Colbert, Lauderdale AL 1800 25 thousand 14 dead – At least 100 homes were demolished in Tuscumbia, or about 1/3 of the city, and some of the deaths occurred in destroyed mansions. A train derailed after the tornado destroyed a bridge and several passengers on the train were injured. Damage also took place in Brickville and thousands of trees were uprooted.

7 1874 11 27 NA Dallas

Between Minter and Belknap
No further information was available. This information is taken from the Monthly Weather Review of October 1925 – Tornadoes in Alabama.

6 1874 11 22 1800 Colbert-Lauderdale

Storm Information

F4 25.0 800 14 30 3 SW Tuscumbia-S Rogersville

The tornado moved northeast. At least 100 houses were demolished in Tuscumbia, which made up about 1/3 of the city. Some of the deaths have occurred in destroyed mansions. A train derailed after the tornado destroyed a bridge. Several passengers on the train were injured. Damage also occurred in the community of Brickville. Thousands of trees have been uprooted.

5 1874 11 22 Afternoon Hale

Storm Information NA 16.9 NA NA NA
4 OSO Moundville – 13.8 SE Moundville
The tornado moved southeast but no further information was available. This information is taken from the Monthly Weather Review of October 1925 – Tornadoes in Alabama.

4 1874 11 22 Afternoon Greene

Storm information NA 10.5 200 NA NA
Trussels – Eutaw ferry
A tornado struck near Trussels Ferry, completely destroying warehouses, homes and other buildings. The tornado then damaged the Mesopotamia Female Seminary in Eutaw.

3 1874 11 22 0000 Shelby

Newspaper article F3 11.0 800 2 20 Montevallo-Shelby Springs
The tornado moved southeast. Half of the city was damaged or destroyed and included at least 35 buildings or houses.

2 1874 NA NA NA Jackson

Storm information NA NA NA NA NA

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