- Feb 29, 2004
I was thinking the same thing. I'd go as far as calling it ridiculous.I just cannot believe that any article using the SPC preliminary log numbers as the actual "number of tornadoes" is being hosted on any NOAA site.
Ditto. To me, it seems they were much more liberal with ratings back then. Perhaps they didn't look as closely to the construction / engineering side of things.It looks like we're currently at two EF5 tornadoes, but I find it tough to compare damage assessments of today with those from 1974.
Just looking at local climatology, SE MI averaged a violent tornado once every decade between 1950 and 1980. We haven't seen an >= EF4 since then.