Study suggest increase in tornado activity in midwest, deep south


A new study shows that there has been an increase in tornado activity in the Midwest, and in the Deep South.

ABC 57 Meteorologist Tom Coomes says the study shows a shift in where they are happening, and where they are likely to happen in the future.

The study “Spatial Trends in United States Tornado Frequency” says the number of tornadoes each year hasn’t changed but the areas they strike most often has shifted.

That includes fewer tornadoes in the central plains, and an increase along Indiana and the rest of the Midwest, as well as the famous “Dixie Alley” area in the South.

If future studies support the data it would confirm an increasing tornado risk for more populated areas of the country.


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