Vicksburg, Mississippi had a series of frosts, "which were extraordinary".
An F5 tornado hit Oakwood, Ortonville, and Thomas, Michigan. 47 people were killed and 100 were injured. Trees were debarked "even to the twigs, as though done by the careful hand of an experienced artisan". Parts of houses were found up to 12 miles away.
An F5 tornado cut through the heart of Blackwell, Oklahoma, killed 24 people, destroyed 400 homes, and did 8 million dollars in damage. The same supercell thunderstorm produced another F5 tornado short time later across the border in Kansas Over half the population of Udall was killed (75) as the F5 Tornado leveled most of the town. Damage was set at $2.2 million.
A slow moving nor'easter battered New England with high winds, heavy rain, and record late season snow on this day and into the 26th. Winds 70 to 90 mph in gusts occurred along the coast. Over 7 inches of rain fell at Nantucket, Massachusetts with 6.57 inches falling in 24 hours to set a new 24 hour rainfall record. Severe damage occurred along the coast from very high tides. 24.9 inches of snow fell at Mount Washington, New Hampshire to set a new May snowfall record. 10 inches of snow fell near Keene, New Hampshire and 6 inches was recorded at Dublin, New Hampshire.
Chicago, Illinois dropped to 32 degrees, making this the latest springtime freeze on record. The previous latest freeze was a 32 degree reading on May 14, 1895.
An EF5 tornado tracked 41 miles through Grady, Bulter, and Black Hawk Counties in Iowa, killing 8, injuring 70, and doing $100 million in damages. The towns of Parkersburg and New Hartford suffered severe damage.