Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2013 Tornado Facts

Tornadoes: 49 (7 above the 1950-2013 average of 42 & 5 below the 30 year average of 54)
Deaths: 0 Injuries: 17 (15 in Wayne and 2 in Macy - October 4th)
Longest Track: 19 miles (8 SW Wayne to 6 NNW Wakefield on October 4th - Wayne to Dixon Counties)
Greatest Width: 1.38 miles (8 SW Wayne to 6 NNW Wakefield on October 4th - Wayne to Dixon Counties)
Strongest: EF4 (October 4th, Wayne in Wayne County)
Most in a county: 4 (Clay County)
Days of occurrence (Days with 1 or more tornadoes): 17
Most in one day: 10 (May 29th)
Most active hour of the day: 13 each from 3-4 p.m. & 4-5p.m. CST/ 2-3 p.m. & 3-4p.m. MST
Most in one month: 23 (May)
First tornado of the year March 19th (EF0 - Near Shelton in Buffalo County)

Last tornado of the year: October 4th (EF0 - Willis – Dakota County)

from the Dakota County Emergency Management Team.

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