Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Yes, tornadoes can hit cities

There is a persistent myth out there that tornadoes cannot hit certain geographical features like mountains, rivers or cities. However, there is ample evidence that this is false. I have seen a number of cases of cities being hit by tornadoes, including Dallas, Oklahoma City, Birmingham, and Atlanta. This week…
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Adventures in Mapping–Tornadoes

The Adventures in Mapping blog has a story this week about how the season migration in tornado events can be mapped just like the migration of wildebeest or other wandering animal or bird species. Tornadoes undergo a seasonal cycle of occurrence that is ultimately related to the sun’s angle, which…
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