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Tornado frequency and Location by Date
Tornado Stats and Deaths By Month 
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People often ask, where do tornadoes occur and when do tornadoes occur? What months get the most tornadoes and what areas get the most tornadoes?

Map was created with Severe Plot v.2.5 by John Hart and Paul Janish Storm Prediction Center.A look at the following maps using data from 1959 to 2003 may help us understand tornado location and frequency. From May 1st to May 9th there doesn't appear to be any real pattern showing one state over others in tornado alley. The data base shows 2466 tornadoes in the first 9 days of May with 5 F5s found in the data base during that period.  May 10th to the 19th showed 2714 tornadoes with just 3 F5s.  May 20th to the 29th showed 2436 tornadoes with just 1 F5.
Notice the shift to the north and west from May to June in tornado locations on the next map.

Map was created with Severe Plot v.2.5 by John Hart and Paul Janish Storm Prediction Center. Looking from May 30th to June 8th there were 2802 tornadoes listed and one F5. June 9th to the 17th showed 2362 tornadoes and 2 F5s. June 18th to the 26th listed 1914 tornadoes and NO F5s. June 27th to July 5th we found 1622 tornadoes and NO f5s. July 6th to July 14th even less tornadoes, 1307 tornadoes with NO F5s. July 15 to July 23rd 1167 tornadoes with 1 F5.  After this tornadoes drop off to 980 listed in the data base from July 24th to August 1st.  August 2nd to the 11th about the same as the beginning of August, 937 tornadoes listed in the data base. From August 12th to 21st we found 856 tornadoes. But now tornado frequency becomes very low after this with just 675 listed from August 22nd to August 30th. Nothing like our two previous maps.
Maps and data were created with Severe Plot v.2.5 by John Hart and Paul Janish Storm Prediction Center.

And remember, tornadoes can hit anywhere.  Remember on March 14th 2008, that an EF2 tornado struck the downtown area of Atlanta, Georgia.  Big cities can get hit by tornadoes too. Here is a Map of the Tornado Path from that tornado. At least one was killed and 30 injured from that tornado.  Read all about it here.

TORNADO DEATHS (By Year)

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