Wedge Tornadoes: Nature's Largest Twisters

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  1. Jeff Duda

    Jeff Duda Resident meteorological expert
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    Thanks for sharing that. I was surprised that the article indicated the southeastern United States has the highest number of wedge tornadoes, but the explanation makes sense.


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    From the article: "The city of New Orleans, Louisiana recently made weather news headlines, not because of a coastal Atlantic hurricane, but because of the New Orleans East tornado, rated an EF2, that touched down in early February 2017. It left many wondering how such a large and strong storm could occur so early in the tornado season"

    This is a pet peeve of mine, every single time there is a tornado in the southeast in the winter months somebody writes something to the effect that it's so unusual. Sure it's outside of the traditional "tornado months" of May and June, but those are the months for the Plains, not the southeast, where most tornado outbreaks do in fact occur in the winter months...


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