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Old 04-19-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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Which U.S. city or cities do you feel are the stormiest (produce the most thunderstorms and/or tornadoes) in the country during Spring and Summer seasons?
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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Oklahoma City in my opinion.

I think this underrated city, and the state, get a lot of thunderstorm activity because where they are located. They get the cold air in from the Rockies, the warm air from the Gulf. Hence why this area is called "Tornado Alley". Its not so much about the tornados as the activity of severe weather.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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Spring , I'm guessing one of the midwest cities. OKC, Tulsa, Omaha.

Summer Orlando. Florida in general. Over 100 days anually.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Anywhere in KS, NB, TX, OK, etc. The Plains States in the springtime are a hotbed of thunderstorm/tornadic activity.

For summer? Any southern state gets buckets of rain and accompanying thunderstorms.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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For summer? Any southern state gets buckets of rain and accompanying thunderstorms.
Not necessarily true, during the summer months in North Carolina's Piedmont region, rain can become pretty scarce for several weeks at a time.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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Florida gets the most number of thunderstorms, but tornado alley (KS, OK, MO, parts of TX) get the most severe storms. So it is a question of quantity vs. quality (for lack of a better term).
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Not necessarily true, during the summer months in North Carolina's Piedmont region, rain can become pretty scarce for several weeks at a time.
That doesn't mean that other parts of the state aren't very rainy. Look at Western Washington compared to Eastern Washington.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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That doesn't mean that other parts of the state aren't very rainy. Look at Western Washington compared to Eastern Washington.
I know...This is why I specifically talked about the Piedmont and excluded the mountains and coast of North Carolina.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:26 PM
 
Location: The City
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Based on the number of hours I have spent in Ohare it sure seems like Chicago
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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Based on the number of hours I have spent in Ohare it sure seems like Chicago
Only because O'Hare is a major hub that flies into storm areas. Chicago gets its share of storms, but the delays there are many times due to storms either between or at the destinations. And unlike ATL, Chicago suffers from both summer and winter delays. It is perfectly situated to experience the worst weather year 'round!
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