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View Poll Results: Des Moines X Wichita X Oklahoma City
Des Moines 16 55.17%
Wichita 1 3.45%
Oklahoma City 12 41.38%
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Out of these cities located in the so called "tornado alley" which one do you think it's worth the risk?
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Generally speaking, the farther north you go the less severe the tornado season tends to be. So from this list, Des Moines would be the lowest risk.

Haven't been to either of the 3 cities (yet) so I can't say which one might be the "nicer/better" city.
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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I prefer OKC.
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:23 PM
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Location: Trumpville
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It's between OKC and Des Moines. Wichita is well below both of them. I personally would probably prefer Des Moines. While still in tornado alley, the risk there is a bit less than it is in Wichita and OKC.
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Not Wichita. I think OKC beats out Des Moines overall as a city, but Des Moines has a lower risk and is a nicer city, so I guess that.
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:21 PM
 
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I grew up in Des Moines (lived here 25+ years) and have never seen a tornado.
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I lived in OKC in the mid-80's. Never have I heard so many tornado warnings than in this location. And the data backs it up as this area is perhaps the most prone to tornadoes of anyplace in North America.

I remember my apartment had an outlook to the south, to the north, and to the west. One night I watched three separate storms in each of those directions occur at the same time. The greatest light show I have ever seen to this day!
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I have never been to any of them but I would lean towards Des Moines ever so slightly over OKC.
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I never knew Des Moines to be in Tornado alley. More like Omaha than Des Moines.
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:14 AM
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^^ Tornado Alley is pretty big, although we could dipute it for 100 pages.

I'd pick Des Moines.
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