Wed Mar 1, 2017, 04:14 PM
NotAWineSnob (1,213 posts)
Increase in previously Rare February Tornado Outbreaks
Another exceptionally rare February tornado outbreak
February tornadoes are rare in Illinois, and unheard of as far north in Illinois as where the Ottawa tornado touched down. According to the Tornado History Project, Illinois experienced February tornadoes an average of once every six years between 1950 - 2007. However, their incidence of February tornadoes has increased dramatically over the past decade, with February tornadoes hitting once every other year, on average. Prior to Tuesday’s Ottawa tornado, there were only two other deadly February tornadoes in Illinois since records began in 1950, both of them well south of the Ottawa event: an F4 twister that hit Saline and Gallatin Counties on February 10, 1959, killing eight, and an F4 twister that hit just southeast of St. Louis on February 24, 1956, killing six. As of 10 am EST Wednesday, NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center put Tuesday’s tornado tally in Illinois at seventeen, which would make it the state’s largest February tornado outbreak on record. Their previous largest February tornado outbreak came on February 20, 2014, when eleven twisters touched down, including two EF2s.
According to the Tornado History Project, Missouri experienced February tornadoes an average of once every four years between 1950 - 2007, and once every two years between 2008 - 2017. The deadliest February tornado in Missouri hit St. Louis on February 10, 1959, killing 21 people. Including Tuesday’s Perryville tornado, there have now been six deadly February tornadoes in Missouri since 1950.
Tuesday’s outbreak was the second exceptionally rare February tornado outbreak in the U.S. this year. On February 25, a total of four tornadoes hit Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The EF1 that touched down in Massachusetts, damaging two houses, was their first February tornado on record--and at latitude 42.51°N, the most northerly February tornado recorded in the Northeastern U.S. since reliable records began in 1950.
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Increase in previously Rare February Tornado Outbreaks (Original post)
|Jack Burton||Mar 1||#4|
Response to NotAWineSnob (Original post)
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 04:57 PM
Squeek (6,076 posts)
The EF1 that touched down in Massachusetts, damaging two houses, was their first February tornado on record--and at latitude 42.51°N, the most northerly February tornado recorded in the Northeastern U.S. since reliable records began in 1950.
Less than 30 miles from where I live. Very frightening. I don't mind any other weather event, but tornadoes scare the hell out of me.
Response to NotAWineSnob (Original post)
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 07:03 PM
Argentina (13,301 posts)
3. One of yesterday's tornadoes hit Washburn, a nearby town, and destroyed several houses. The whole
area where I live was under a tornado watch. It's due to global warming.
Response to Argentina (Reply #3)
Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:49 PM
Jack Burton (9,809 posts)
4. "It's due to global warming."
Liberals blaming everything on global warming is almost as tiresome as how they call everyone who disagrees with them racist.
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