Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sixty years of tornadoes


That screenshot? It's the tracks of all the tornadoes over the last 60 years, at least those that caused enough damage to be recorded. It's intimidating, but a little misleading, since that's all of them  since 1951. You can see a video of the tracks by year below, produced by IDV Solutions. Each trail (or dot) is an individual tornado; the fiercer the winds the brighter the trail.

 

You can also find a longer video with the tracks by month here.

NOAA answers some basic questions about tornadoes, here.

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