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February tornado deaths from 1950-2010

As seen in the quick-wrap of February tornado statistics, 435 people were killed by 1,441 tornadoes from 1950-2010. Additionally, an examination of the major Mississippi Valley Tornado Outbreak showed that over 1/4 of deaths occurred in just two days of February. Other top years all

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Significant and intense February tornadoes by state

The graphs above and below examine only those tornadoes either “significant” (F2/EF-2+) or “intense” (F3/E-F3+). All significant tornadoes made up 29.2 percent of the total number of tornadoes in February from 1950-2010. Significant tornadoes accounted for 97 percent of all February tornado deaths, while intense

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Valentine’s Day Tornadoes since 1950

There have been 38 tornadoes in the United States on Valentine’s Day (February 14) since modern records began in 1950. 11 states have seen tornadoes on Valentine’s Day: Mississippi (9), Arkansas (5), Idaho (5), Georgia (3), Oklahoma (3), Texas (3), California (2), Louisiana (2), Missouri

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Just getting started…

You know, I’m not quite sure what this will be yet. The idea just came to me. Follow on Twitter! Brief intro: I’m a forecaster and writer for a top U.S. media organization. I’ve chased, but I’m not sure I’d call myself a chaser. Standing