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U.S. map of 56 years of tornado tracks by F-scale

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by cowboy1964, May 31, 2012.

  1. cowboy1964

    cowboy1964

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    Fascinating.

    It's cool how you can make out where the Appalachians are by the lack of tornadoes, though further south it doesn't seem to help much.

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    Arquebus12 Non-broccophobe CLM

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    That is cool. I love maps, thanks for putting that up.
     

  3. Reissman

    Reissman Millennium Member

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    Wow that's cool. One thing I notice is it does not show any tornados in the area I live but, about 5 miles down the road there was one in May. As far as I can tell its not on there?


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  4. stolenphot0

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    The boundaries of the major activity is very interesting. Easy to understand the boundary on the east coast and at mountain ranges. But the western boundary is intriguing especially in the area down the middle of Texas.

    I've lived most of my life in the upper Midwest and our humidity/precipitation obviously comes from the Gulf of Mexico. I'm not entirely sure of whether its cause or effect, but it appears to me that all tornados come from the Gilf of Mexico too. :rofl:
     
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  7. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Go East-Of-The-Rockies!!!

    I see 2 pretty bright lines in Massachusetts. I know where one hit in the 50's. The other was a year or two ago. Rare, but usually pretty strong.


    And I don't have my calipers with me, but it seems the Appalachians end right around where the tornado's start. It's interesting the southern end of the AT, with some of the highest mountains in the chain - "protect" a great swath of land from tornados versus smaller mountains more northern.
     
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    Look at the horizontal line in Florida, it almost exactly follows I-4!
     
  9. Hines57

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    Oregon looks pretty safe
     
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    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    very cool map, and I am liking the looks of my area!
     
  12. CAcop

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    CA has a hot spot right around northern San Diego county/Orange County.

    It is not surprising to see them mostly in the Central Valley. That place is like the Great Plains just hotter and drier.
     
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    "Has anyone ever seen an F5?"

    Clink clink :faint:


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  14. Atomic Punk

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    i have seen a few where im at in washington. never thought they got into montana.
     
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    Iowa... just a big blur of blue... sounds about right!
     
  16. DairyFresh

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    A tornado must be spotted to make the map. Lots of wide open spaces in the west that you could hide a tornado in....

    Some disparity must occur because of less eyes on the skies....
     
  17. nmk

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    1. Check the timeline.

    2. It's still May!

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    wow. thats pretty cool.
     
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    You can clearly see black spots even in the worst of places, wonder what is there to keep them out.
    If you hate tornados pick a black spot and move.
     
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    Those are the places whose time is up, they are due. :whistling: