Monday, June 18, 2012

Seasonal Tornado Habitats, 1950 - 2011

Here's a visualization of seasonal tornado risk over a sixty-one year period.  The migration patterns of tornadoes look a lot like those of snowbirds (leading to the obvious conclusion that retirees cause tornadoes).

Seasonality of tornado tracks over sixty-one years.

1950 – 2011.  Data courtesy NOAA, visuals exported from Visual Fusion.


  1. I'm considering buying a property for sale in spain. Any chances of posting the trend of tornado attacks there?

  2. I just moved in to some apartment for rent in Maryland but before I used to live in New York was really thankful that before the hurricane Sandy I'm staying at my parents in CA. I hope they could devise some tornado tracker to avoid the incident from happening again. Also I think people should prepare themselves whenever this kind of disaster happens again.

    Graci Ray

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