#1 Which Tornado was the strongest on record? OR Can you really say? I read through the older thread about the 20th Anniversary of the Jarrell tornado was brought back up on the board, so I thought I would share this list that I found recently. https://extremeplanet.me/2012/07/01...est-tornadoes-ever-recorded-damage-intensity/ I don't know how you can rank any storm before 1970 really, maybe even 2000 since there has been such a huge change in the technology used to study and gauge storms, but I thought it might help create some discussion. #2 Do storms follow historical paths? I became interested in which F5 tornadoes were considered the strongest since I live near Jarrell and my hometown Smithville, MS was the site of one of the strongest tornadoes ever recorded. I moved out of Smithville in 1994. I moved to Austin in 2007. The Smithville F5 was crazy destructive. I know because of the change I saw first hand from living there over 20 years, then visit a year after the storm. My Brother and Mother both lived in Smithville when the tornado struck on April 27, 2011. My brother's house was right on the edge of what the NWS people called ground zero, or the worse damage. He nor his wife or sons were at home luckily. There was some structure left to his house, yet across the road, there was nothing as houses were wiped from their foundation. Because it was mid-afternoon, most people were at work or else the death toll would have been higher because anyone who was home and not underground in that neighborhood died. The tornado traveled about 1/2 mile west of my Mom's house and it still cracked the foundation of her home and many others in her neighborhood. The storm did major damage north of town over into Alabama that was not really talked about because it was mostly timber country. (Now finally to the question...) One of the reasons why I bring all of this up because every "big" storm we had when I lived there pretty much traveled the same path as this tornado. Everyone used to say that if we ever had a tornado, it would roll right up Hwy 25 right through town... and it did. I'm not even going to bring up Moore, OK... Has there been any study of any major storms following historically repetitive paths?