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Originally posted by awcgs
reply to post by JAGx1981
well i`m in rockford,il. and this is not comon
edit on 5/23/11 by awcgs because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by kennylee
The worst tornado outbreak in US History was of course in April 3-4 of 1974.
Does anyone know how this years outbreaks compare to this? Has this years topped the record? Thanks for this thread OP. It does seem that Mother Nature is upset. The weather seems to really be extreme this year...
April 2011 was one of the most active, destructive, and deadly tornado months on record for the United States, and could become the benchmark that future months will be compared to. According to data from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), there were 875 preliminary tornado reports during the month, and the final tornado count will approach the all-time monthly record of 542 tornadoes after all storm surveys are completed. The previous April record was 267 tornadoes, which occurred in April 1974, and the record for any month was May 2003, when there were 542 confirmed tornadoes. The 30-year average for number of April tornadoes is 135.
...The tornado-related death toll for April 2011 currently stands at 369 people, with tens of thousands of injury reports. It is likely the count of tornado-related fatalities will rise as more complete storm surveys become available. This is the most monthly tornado fatalties since the Doppler radar network was deployed in the early 1990s.
You're right. Really all homes that are in tornado or hurricane areas should be built like that. Steel geodesic domes are supposed to withstand up to 200 mph winds!
Originally posted by Nobama
reply to post by Screwed
You sound like Mr Camping, and we all know what happened there....