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Old 04-20-2018, 09:06 AM
 
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Southern Alabama is also very prone to tornadoes.
It's not as if we're dodging them on our morning commute. Statistically, once every couple of years, you might have one pass within 25 miles of your house.

I mean, jeez. You're in Kansas City.
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Old 04-20-2018, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Southern Alabama is also very prone to tornadoes.
Every where is prone to tornadoes but South Alabama is at lowest in the country for sure.
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Old 04-20-2018, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Yes, southern Alabama has a high tornado frequency. At least, tornado watches.

The OP was concerned about tornadoes, that's why I responded thusly.
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Yes, southern Alabama has a high tornado frequency. At least, tornado watches.

The OP was concerned about tornadoes, that's why I responded thusly.
That's a 4 year article and facts do change. It's rare to have a tornado sighting in Mobile. My area was listed as the rainiest city at one time and even that has changed. The article mentioned a heat wave for ripe conditions.It's very rare to get one, north Alabama wasn't as red and they have a lot more.The year that the article was written Mobile had a Christmas day tornado which is weird because if it would happen it would be during the summer.

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Old 04-20-2018, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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That map spans a 19 year range. That's makes it a pretty good sample.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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That map spans a 19 year range. That's makes it a pretty good sample.
I've been living here for 32 years it's rare and very uncommon trust me. I can count on one hand maybe 2 within the 32 years of an actual tornado touching down.The article is off my friend lol.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Even in the most tornado-prone areas, tornado touchdowns are rare. But in, say, Michigan, they're even rarer. It's all relative.

The OP was worried about dangerous weather. That being the case - especially if you also want to take hurricanes into account - there are a lot safer places to move to than Mobile.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:04 PM
 
Location: North of Birmingham, AL
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Tornadoes affect very small land areas. I wouldn't rule out NW Alabama over the possibility of losing the lottery and being in the bullseye of a tornado. While Northern Alabama is prone to tornadoes, including very strong and deadly ones, the chance of actually experiencing one directly is very slim.
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Even in the most tornado-prone areas, tornado touchdowns are rare. But in, say, Michigan, they're even rarer. It's all relative.

The OP was worried about dangerous weather. That being the case - especially if you also want to take hurricanes into account - there are a lot safer places to move to than Mobile.
There are but Mobile hasn't been effected by a hurricane since Katrina back in 2005. We've been very fortunate but I'll take a hurricane over a tornado any day lol. You can evacuate for those but not a tornado. My first experience of a tornado was when I was 19. I was living in Huntsville back in 2005 and that was because Katrina was spinning them off all the way in Huntsville. 3 of them touched down at the same time that to me was far scarier than any Hurricane I have witnessed.
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:05 AM
 
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Meh. F3. Not much damage.

Not trying to one-up here, but Mercedes, Toyota/Mazda, Honda, and Hyundai here. Plus the zillion supporting suppliers.
But why are so many plants there, if there are so many tornadoes..?
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