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F4/ F5 Tornadoes That Occurred in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee since 1950 (1 Viewer)


MichelleH

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Yes, the northern half of Alabama is a very dangerous area due to the frequency of intense tornadoes; IMO the most dangerous area of America.
Yep, home sweet home! LOL Seriously, though, I think it's because I live in the heart of "Dixie Alley" that I have had such a fascination with tornadoes since about 8 years old.
 

Hpdb301

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Hartselle, AL
Wonder what allows for the enhancement of tornadic storms compared to other locations. I mean out of 159 tornadoes the only EF-5 (F-5) rated storms are between a diagonal line, from just North of Florence AL, down to Jefferson Co. AL. really a perfect North Easterly track out of Southern Mississippi. Very interesting!
 

PerryW

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Wonder what allows for the enhancement of tornadic storms compared to other locations. I mean out of 159 tornadoes the only EF-5 (F-5) rated storms are between a diagonal line, from just North of Florence AL, down to Jefferson Co. AL. really a perfect North Easterly track out of Southern Mississippi. Very interesting!
It's a frequent path for mesoscale low pressure areas", that track from near Vicksburg and Jackson, MS to north-central and northeast Alabama. These "mesolows" frequently spawn intense tornadoes/ tornado families.

 

HazardousWx

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Good info Perry! It really does put things into perspective. Do you mind if I save a copy for when I do severe weather safety talks? I got one coming up soon for senior citizens. This tells the story so much better than other graphics.
 

PerryW

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Good info Perry! It really does put things into perspective. Do you mind if I save a copy for when I do severe weather safety talks? I got one coming up soon for senior citizens. This tells the story so much better than other graphics.
Sure.....I'm very honored my information can be used to teach others. Thank you!
 

HazardousWx

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Sure.....I'm very honored my information can be used to teach others. Thank you!
Its good information and shows an amazing set of facts. Can you tell me how you would like to be credited as the source? PM if you need to.
 

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