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5 Christmas Day Weather Extremes

By Chris Dolce
Published: December 25, 2013

Christmas Tornado Outbreak

Invasions of arctic-chilled air, heavy snow and even tornadoes, Christmas Day has seen a wide variety of weather over the years.

Just last year, 30 tornadoes touched down in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Christmas Day.

This outbreak was the largest ever recorded on Christmas Day and included an EF3 in Mississippi that tracked 61 miles. Mobile, Ala. was hit by an EF2 tornado.

Our next Christmas extreme looks back at a historic arctic blast from the 80s.


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