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Old 07-01-2014, 04:42 PM
 
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Storms yes, tornadoes - no.

Chicagoland is thousands of square miles. There have been tornadoes in the past, but they're certainaly extremely rare at any given point.

Tornadoes going back to the 1800's have been recorded about once every 45 years within the city of Chicago. For the six county area, there are on average 2 tornado touchdowns each year, although most are small. Significant tornadoes of F2 or larger, those that can start causing damage, show up in the area about once every 2 years, although most tend to cause little actual damage as they aren't going through highly urban areas. The coverage area studied is around 4,200 square miles.

It's been 24 years since a tornado death in the Chicago metro area (Illinois portions at least), most people here don't seem to care at all. The news hardly breaks in for the warnings and no one seems to take any sort of precaution. That's a far cry from growing up in Iowa where people seemed to care much much more about safety and to keep an eye on tornado warnings.
Exactly, tornados are not an issue in the City.
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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basements, root cellars and fallout shelters
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Exactly, tornados are not an issue in the City.
Six years ago a tornado blew right through downtown Atlanta. It ripped a hole in the roof of the Georgia Dome, collapsed a couple of buildings, heavily damaged a nightclub, killed one person, injured dozens of others, and blew several windows out of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. (You can tell which windows were replaced; they're the ones that aren't shiny.)

Never say never, especially in your part of the country.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Allendale MI
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Tornado History Project: Wisconsin
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Not a single tornado within 100 miles of where I grew up during my lifetime (born in 1969). Not sure why a Michigander is posting Wisconsin-specific tornado info on a site that includes every state (including Michigan), though???
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Not a single tornado within 100 miles of where I grew up during my lifetime (born in 1969). Not sure why a Michigander is posting Wisconsin-specific tornado info on a site that includes every state (including Michigan), though???
You can change the filter near the top of the page to be any state.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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You can change the filter near the top of the page to be any state.
Right, that's why I was wondering why a Michigander who hadn't been contributing to the conversation included a Wisconsin-specific link with no commentary.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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Six years ago a tornado blew right through downtown Atlanta. It ripped a hole in the roof of the Georgia Dome, collapsed a couple of buildings, heavily damaged a nightclub, killed one person, injured dozens of others, and blew several windows out of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. (You can tell which windows were replaced; they're the ones that aren't shiny.)

Never say never, especially in your part of the country.
Ok, I didn't say never. And by looking at the map posted earlier in this thread Atlanta is far more likely to be hit by a tornado than the City of Chicago.

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Old 07-02-2014, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Right, that's why I was wondering why a Michigander who hadn't been contributing to the conversation included a Wisconsin-specific link with no commentary.
Did you also flip the pages by clicking "Next" or the arrow (--->)? States with multiple tornadoes have multiple pages of data to sort through, especially if you leave the filters on "all". OR, you can change the settings from the default of 200 icons per page to 5,000 and you won't have to worry about flipping through pages (WI had 1,284 tornadoes from 1950-2013, ten in the Milwaukee area).

I see lots in the Milwaukee area (if that's your region).

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Old 07-02-2014, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Did you also flip the pages by clicking "Next" or the arrow (--->)? States with multiple tornadoes have multiple pages of data to sort through, especially if you leave the filters on "all"?
The link itself goes directly to "Wisconsin." I understand how to navigate, just not why this person linked directly to Wisconsin, and not Michigan or a more general one. There wasn't any commentary to clear this up, either.
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