I've looked, but can't find them. Anyone know where I can find the # of tornadoes that occured in Kansas in 2005 along with deaths and injuries?
I heard KS had 135 in 2005, and beat out Texas who only had like 102. These numbers were being thrown around casually in a chat and I haven't researched them so I can't confirm. I think OK had -3.
40 in NE......I'd love to know when and where those actually were. I bet they kept several from the May 10th "outbreak of gustnadoes" as well as the same fiasco 3 days earlier in the same area almost. I know of one for sure May 7th, some June 27 that really no one got way out by Sidney from that sweeeeet storm and then those Amos and others go June 6th(2 I think). Guessing 40 is a lot high.
The one that stands out to me the most on that list is MN. I guess MN is big but I was thinking they sucked like the rest of us north of KS. ND 57 seems odd as well.
Interesting that 1988, 2002, and 2005 all featured significant autumn tornado outbreaks.Well, that is nice to hear! I did a bit of research in the spring to see what a really weak year would yield across the U.S. because I was pessimistic about the year due to 2003 and 2004. However, I didn't think 2005 would suck as bad as it did. Anyways.....if you guys get some time, pull up some data for the all-time crappy years.
2005 (now added)
And some of the 1970s years... I don't remember exactly. (1970 and 77?!)
(Lower counts partially due to less amount of whackos chasing and reporting dust clouds blown by wind)
What are county-segments in NCDC tornado data? A county-segment is that portion of a tornado's path within a single county. If a tornado stays in one county, then a "tornado" is the same as a "segment." But this also means that tornadoes are counted twice when they cross into another county, three times when they enter a third county, and so forth. The reason for county-segment tornado recordkeeping is that the National Weather Service verifies tornado warnings by county. So when you look at NCDC tornado databases or the NWS Natural Hazard Statistics (based on Storm Data), you are not counting tornadoes, but instead county-segments of tornado tracks. This causes inflation of the tornado totals often reported by media and others who do not notice this important distinction. Source: SPC'