A major “second season” tornado outbreak struck parts of the Midwest, Tennessee and Ohio Valleys on Sunday.
This year’s chasecation lining up with the most active time of year plus a lengthy spell of catching up at home afterwards left a lot of activity not discussed here. Take a quick look back through maps by week.
We came up against a large tornado on May 28 in Kansas. It didn’t move much either.
On May 22, 2011 the city of Joplin, Missouri was impacted by an EF-5 tornado. There were 158 deaths with over a thousand injured as a result of the tornado. At its peak it was up to a mile wide with winds in excess of 200 miles per hour. The tornado was on the ground [...]
Most of the states in the country have been hit by strong tornadoes, and over half have seen a violent tornado pass within their borders.
Compared to the drop in overall tornadoes in October from September, the rate of decrease among strong or significant (F2/EF-2+) tornadoes is less pronounced, and there is actually a slight bump in the current climatological average. As with August, and the cold-season months to come, October is mostly a “feast or famine” time of year [...]
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