Garrett’s Blog: Comparing 2011 & 2012 Severe Weather

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Thought it would be interesting to compare the number of severe weather reports from both 2011 and 2012. 

A word of caution when looking at the map; even though we get most of our severe weather in the Spring… the 2011 map includes Jan-Dec but the 2012 map only includes Jan-May so the number of dots will increase.

Even though we don’t have a complete data set for this year you can certainly see what an active year 2011 was. 2012 has been very tame. Nationally, there have been severe tornado episodes this year, but it appears the majority of the reports were only from big episodes such as the Dallas Tornado Outbreak, Kentucky/Tennessee Outbreak, West Oklahoma/Kansas Outbreak, and the January SE Arkansas/DeepSouth Outbreak.

In our area, we’ve really only seen 2 tornadoes this year. An EF1 in Crawford Co. And an EF1 near Tahlequah.