By the numbers- the deadliest tornado season in the U.S. in 50 years

June 29, 2011JOPLIN, MO – Year-to-date, tornadoes have killed more than 500 people. That’s seven times the average, making this the deadliest tornado season in more than half a century. “The country’s warning system was absolutely as good as it could be,” Gedzelman says. In fact, Joplin residents were given a 24-minute warning. Studies have shown that warning of just 6 to 15 minutes reduce the expected fatalities by more than 40 percent. “It’s really remarkable the accuracy of the forecasts,” Gedzelman says. “It’s just that the level of destruction from these events is beyond belief.” It’s rare for tornadoes of such force to form at all. It’s rarer still for them to find population centers like Tuscaloosa and now Joplin. –CBS News
   ...NUMBER OF TORNADOES...    NUMBER OF       KILLER
                                   TORNADO DEATHS  TORNADOES
     ..2011.. 2010 2009 2008  3YR             3YR             3YR
    PREL  ACT  ACT  ACT  ACT   AV  11 10 09 08 AV  11 10 09 08 AV
JAN   10   16   30    6   84   40   0  0  0  7  2   0  0  0  4  1
FEB   61   61    1   36  147   61   1  0  9 59 23   1  0  2 12  5
MAR   95   75   33  115  129   92   1  1  0  4  2   1  1  0  3  1
APR  875    -  139  226  189  185 361 11  6  0  6  44  2  3  0  2
MAY  370    -  304  201  462  322 171  7  5 44 19   9  4  3  10 6
JUN  172    -  324  270  292  296   3 12  0  7  6   1  6  0  4  3
JUL    -    -  146  118   95  114   -  2  0  1  1   -  1  0  1  1
AUG    -    -   55   60  101   72   -  1  0  0  0   -  1  0  0  0
SEP    -    -   57    8  111   59   -  2  0  2  1   -  2  0  1  1
OCT    -    -  108   65   21   65   -  0  1  0  0   -  0  1  0  0
NOV    -    -   53    3   15   22   -  0  0  2  1   -  0  0  2  1
DEC    -    -   32   48   46   48   -  9  0  0  3   -  4  0  0  1
    ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----  -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- --
SUM 1583  152 1282 1156 1692 1376 537 45 21 126 64 56 21  9 37 22
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3 Responses to By the numbers- the deadliest tornado season in the U.S. in 50 years

  1. robinb333 says:

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  2. philfrog says:

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