Tend agree to point ... been fairly quite Oklahoma Texas. Kansas... few years to be honest ...The traditional Tornado Alley has seen less tornadoes over the past decade than Dixie Alley.
The traditional Tornado Alley has seen less tornadoes over the past decade than Dixie Alley.
I would also add that almost none of the historic mega-outbreaks have been in the "traditional" Tornado Alley region. They've mostly been in Dixie Alley, the Carolinas, the Great Lakes area, and the Upper Midwest. In fact in terms of the total number of violent tornadoes since 1950, Alabama and Mississippi both beat Nebraska - although only by one tornado in Mississippi's case.
I don't know if anyone else has had this take, but I've always seen "Tornado Alley" as not so much an "alley" as a backwards-J shape that covers most of the Central and Southeastern states before moving up the East Coast states a ways. And to be honest, even that's a bit arbitrary - I mean, the Illinois-Indiana-Ohio area is no stranger to tornado outbreaks, and as we've seen this year even some western states can serve up very impressive tornadoes.