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The United States is the world leader in tornado production by a long shot, but to better understand our own tornado risk, we must also know what goes on elsewhere.
We’re all familiar with Tornado Alley and that much of the continental U.S. faces at least some risk from tornadoes. What about Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico?
April is the most volatile month for tornadoes, with plenty of years featuring not a ton of activity, but seemingly unlimited high-end outbreak potential. The 2011 and 1974 Super Outbreak are the headliners there.
The magnitude of the Super Outbreak of 2011 often overshadows a separate historic tornado outbreak that occurred earlier in the month, from April 14-16.
Let’s look at the April 1974 outbreak from a different, visual perspective. We use maps to first look at the event from the past, then present the same information with a fresh face using some thought-provoking interactions and overlays.
Mountain tornadoes are less common than their flat-land dwelling brethren, but they do happen. An examination by region and a look at a few cases helps explain their occurrence.
When tracking storms on radar, some of the most visually impressive and complex looking storms are tornadic supercells. They often display certain radar characteristics.