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Old 03-08-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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Although tornadoes can occur in any of the 50 states, some places seem to more prone to these vicious storms than others. In your opinion or by factual information, which cities (small, medium, and large) are most likley to experience tornadoes?
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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Although tornadoes can occur in any of the 50 states, some places seem to more prone to these vicious storms than others. In your opinion or by factual information, which cities (small, medium, and large) are most likley to experience tornadoes?
St. Louis, MO.

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Old 03-08-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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OKC. Its happened before, it will happen again lol. Also Tulsa, i was in Tulsa right after they had a good twister, scary to see the trail it leaves. A lot of my family are from OKC, and they know how dangerous twister season can be there!
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:22 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Most of the midwest and the south..... (pick any city you want, but they rarely happen IN the city limits, or even the suburbs, just around the outlying metropolitan area.. if at all)

BUT did you hear about the tornado in Brooklyn last year????

I can't believe NYC can now be added to the list, the world is going to **** i tell you
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Most the midwest, plains area. Tornadoes don't usually hit major cities, although St. Louis had a pretty devastating one in 1927.
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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They hit mostly in the Midwest and the South. Tornadoes could care less about cities, lakes, hills, etc. People have this strange view that tornadoes "avoid" large cities or cities near lakes. That's totally untrue. They form due to air masses and thunderstorms, and don't even think twice about what they're actually moving over...

I think it's just that given how LARGE the midwest and south are, the chances of a tornado actually hitting a large city are just very very slim due to the fact most of the area is farmland.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:30 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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This doesn't list tornadoes per square mile, but you get the general idea

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Old 03-09-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Haha, we win...or is that not a good thing?
http://www.city-data.com/forum/weath...ml#post3002905
DFW, we had a tornado rip through DT Fort Worth a couple of years back...
Although it would say OKC, nothing can compare...It has been ripped to shreds...with everything from F1s to F5s...
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area, FL
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I have heard that Florida gets more per square mile than any other state. The only difference is Florida tornadoes tend to be on the weaker side which is why the killer F5 tornadoes in Tornado alley get much more attention.
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area, FL
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According to tornadochaser.net, these are the most vulnerable cities for F3-F5 tornadoes. Indianapolis suprises me a bit....

10.2 Tulsa OK
9.3 ShreveportLA
8.8 South BendIN
7.6 IndianapolisIN
7.5 HuntsvilleAL
7.3 TopekaKS
6.9 SpringfieldIL
6.2 JacksonMS
6.0 NashvilleTN
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