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Enhanced Risk for Severe Thunderstorms Across the Upper Midwest; Flash Flooding Possible from the Upper Midwest to Southern Plains and Desert Southwest Through Friday

Portions of the Upper Midwest will see an increased threat for severe thunderstorms through this evening, with a few strong tornadoes possible. The same region remains on alert for additional flash flood concerns. Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding across the Desert Southwest today, and Southern Plains by Friday. Finally, Major-to-record river flooding continues across the Carolinas. Read More >

Kansas Tornado Information

 

The chart below shows the annual distribution of tornadoes in Kansas 1950-2012.  Click to enlarge.

 

 

 The maps below show the number of tornadoes, fatalities and injuries for each Kansas county.  Click to enlarge.

 

Tornadoes Fatalities  Injuries

 

The 63-year average for 1950-2012 for Kansas is 61.  The  30-yr average for 1983-2012 is 80.  The 10-yr average for 2003-2012 is 112 tornadoes.  Replotting the annual data in the above chart into decades gives the image below.  Click to enlarge.

 

 The chart below shows the annual distribution of tornado fatalities in Kansas 1950-2012.  Click to enlarge.

 

The chart below shows the monthly distribution of tornadoes in Kansas 1950-2012.  Click to enlarge.

 

The maps below show the number of tornadoes in each county for the past six years. Click on the maps to enlarge.  Soon to be added will be a link to a page of interesting facts for that year, discussing the number of weak, strong and violent tornadoes, first and last tornado of the season, longest track, most in one day, etc.