The Super Outbreak of tornadoes of 3–4 April 1974 remains one of the most outstanding severe convective weather episodes of record in the continental United States. The outbreak far surpassed previous and succeeding events in severity, longevity and extent, with the notable exception of the April 2011 outbreak. With a death toll of over 300, this outbreak was the deadliest since the 1936 Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak. Its death toll would also not be surpassed until 2011
Alabama meteorologist seeks never-before-seen photos, video of 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak for 40th anniversary (gallery, video)
Tornadoes of the Super Outbreak; April 3, 1974: TANNER, Alabama, north to across the Tennessee line, F5. What the first Tanner F5 missed, the second one--the sixth F5 of the outbreak--swept away as it hit many of the same towns on a gruesome 50-mile path. One man injured in the first F5 was taken to a church which then collapsed in the second tornado and killed him. Tanner was revisited years later by an EF5, the largest of the April 2011 outbreak. (KevinR@Ky)
Watkins Glen State Park, NY We all know Niagara Falls is a sight to see, but located south of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region lies a lesser-known fantasy-like area called Rainbow Bridge and Falls.