The January 1999 tornado outbreak sequence was a major outbreak of tornadoes from January 17 to 22 1999 across the Mississippi Valley, USA, centered in Arkansas and Tennessee. It was (and remains) by far the largest tornado outbreak ever recorded in the month of January with 150 tornadoes confirmed. 17 people were killed by the tornadoes.
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