Now that we are a week in to 2013, annual weather statistics
are starting to be published.
Prediction Center has put out their 2012 annual tornado statistics, “UnitedStates Tornadoes of 2012”
It is an
interesting read if you are in to severe weather.
|(Courtesy: Jennifer Wasyliw Gasm) |
A couple of interesting stats I’ve pulled out from the list.
- 46 states had at least one tornado.
- Approximately $1.6-billion in property and crop losses due
to tornadoes. That is down 84% from
- The number of tornadoes in 2012 was approximately 20% lower
than the 30-year national average.
- About 60% of tornadoes from 2012 were rated EF-0 with winds
- When EF-0 tornadoes are subtracted from 2012 total, the
remaining EF-1 and stronger tornadoes will place 2012 among some of the least
active years in the past 60 years.
Nationally, the months with the top 5 number of tornadoes:
Those top 5 months aren't surprising, although I am sure number 5 might make you think. There is a secondary severe weather season during the winter. Just an example that tornadoes can occur any time of year.
I think I love severe weather more than winter weather. It's more exciting.
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