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2020 Easter tornado outbreak
Map plotting locations of tornado touchdowns and tornado warning polygons across the Southeastern United States
Map of tornado warnings and confirmed tornadoes from the outbreak
Type Tornado outbreak
Duration April 12–13, 2020
Tornadoes confirmed 43+
Max rating1 EF4 (preliminary) tornado
Highest winds
  • 170–205 mph (274–330 km/h) (Estimated by SPC)
Power outages 1.3 million
Total fatalities 32 fatalities (4 non-tornadic)
Areas affected Southeastern United States
1Most severe tornado damage; see Enhanced Fujita scale

A series of tornadoes affected the Southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, April 12–13, 2020. 15 total watches were produced during the course of the event, two of which were designated Particularly Dangerous Situations.

With at least 30 deaths reported, it was the deadliest tornado outbreak in the U.S. since the April 2014 tornado outbreak.

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